Travis Snider, Pedro Alvarez still out Tuesday
by Chris Towers |
(5:26 pm ET) Pirates outfielder Travis Snider (hamstring) and infielder Pedro Alvarez (foot) remained out of the starting lineup Tuesday against the Cardinals, as they remain sidelined by their injuries. Snider has missed five games as a result of his injury, while Tuesday will be Alvarez's sixth straight start missed. 

Carlos Gomez could miss at least a week with wrist injury
by Chris Towers |
(5:19 pm ET) Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez is expected to miss at least a week of action due to a sprained wrist, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Tuesday.

Gomez, who has been out since suffering the injury Sunday, could end up missing more than a week as a result of the injury, according to the report. He was spotted wearing a brace on the wrist and will likely get at least a few days off to rest before trying to work his way back.

Michael Morse sidelined again Tuesday
by Chris Towers |
(5:17 pm ET) Giants outfielder Michael Morse is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Rockies, as he continues to deal with a hip injury. He is awaiting the results of an MRI, and his status moving forward is not known at this point. 

Pirates add six to expanded roster
by Chris Towers |
(4:51 pm ET) The Pirates added six players to the active roster Tuesday, as part of their September roster expansion.

The team purchased the contract of infielder Chase d'Arnaud from Triple-A Indianapolis, and recalled pitchers Bobby LaFromboise , John Holdzkom, Jeff Locke and Casey Sadler , as well as outfielder Gregory Polanco from Triple-A.  

Carlos Gomez still sidelined Tuesday
by Chris Towers |
(4:17 pm ET) Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez is out of the starting lineup for the second game in a row Tuesday against the Cubs, as he continues to deal with a wrist injury. Gomez has not played since suffering the injury Sunday, and there is currently no timetable for his return. 

Cubs add seven as rosters expand
by Chris Towers |
(2:32 pm ET) The Cubs added seven players to their expanded roster Tuesday, the team announced.

The team called up pitchers Brian Schlitter, Dan Straily, Arodys Vizcaino and Zac Rosscup , along with outfielder Junior Lake , while selecting the contracts of pitcher Eric Jokisch and catcher Rafael Lopez from Triple-A Iowa. 

Justin Ruggiano moved to 60-day DL
by Chris Towers |
(2:04 pm ET) The Cubs moved outfielder Justin Ruggiano to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, just a few days after he underwent season-ending ankle surgery in recent days. The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster.

Ruggiano finished the season hitting .281/.337/.429 in 224 at-bats, with six home runs and 28 RBI as a part-time player. 

Marlins add four from Triple-A
by Chris Towers |
(12:41 pm ET) The Marlins added four players from Triple-A New Orleans Tuesday, as part of September roster expansion.

The Marlins recalled pitchers Anthony DeSclafani and Andrew Heaney , along with infielders Jusin Bour and Enrique Hernandez , the team announced.  

Brewers part ways with Caleb Gindl, Hiram Burgos
by Chris Towers |
(12:08 pm ET) The Brewers designated outfielder Caleb Gindl for assignment and released pitcher Hiram Burgos Tuesday, the team announced.

Gindle had just three hits in 19 at-bats with the Brewers earlier in the season, while Burgos finished the season with a 6.50 ERA in 18 innings at Triple-A Nashville before undergoing shoulder surgery. 

Denard Span slugs two home runs in win vs. Dodgers
by R.J. White |
(9/1/2014) Nationals outfielder Denard Span went 2 for 5 with two home runs and three RBI in his team's 6-4 win over the Dodgers Monday.

Span delivered his team's third solo home run of the game in the third inning and then added a two-run blast in the fifth. The big performance doubled Span's home-run total in one night. He has hit .299/.349/.416 with four home runs, 31 RBI and 27 stolen bases in 531 at-bats.

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