Mets OF Michael Cuddyer out with wrist tendinitis
by Marty Gitlin |
(4:31 pm ET) Just three weeks after completing a stint on the disabled list due to a knee injury, Mets veteran outfielder Michael Cuddyer is sidelined with wrist tendinitis, per the New York Daily News.

Cuddyer had been playing most days upon his return. He enjoyed a surge in August with 18 hits in 48 at-bats in lifting his average from .253 to .268.

It remains to be seen how long his latest physical issue will keep him out.

Pirates CF Andrew McCutchen fine for critical game Friday
by Marty Gitlin |
(4:14 pm ET) Pirates slugger Andrew McCutchen is ready to roll Friday for the opener of a critical series in St. Louis. He is in his familar third spot in the lineup.

McCutchen has been dealing with a nagging knee ailment, but it hasn't been evident by his performance at the plate. He has slammed two hits in nine of his last 15 games.

Cardinals activate OF Jon Jay off DL
by Marty Gitlin |
(3:48 pm ET) The Cardinals have announced that they have activated outfielder Jon Jay off the disabled list. He had been sidelined for more than two months with a wrist injury.

Jay was off to a poor start to the season before going down. He recorded a slash line of .223/.311/.265 and managed no multi-hit games from May 1 forward.

Phillies OF Domonic Brown not in Friday lineup
by Marty Gitlin |
(3:41 pm ET) A concussion could prevent Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown from playing Friday night in Boston. He is out of the lineup.

Brown left the game Wednesday with the head injury. It remains to be seen how long he'll be sidelined.

OF Brian Bogusevic promoted to Phillies
by Marty Gitlin |
(11:49 am ET) The Phillies have promoted outfielder Brian Bogusevic from Triple-A Lehigh Valley, per the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Bogusevic earned the trip by batting .296 with 12 home runs with the Iron Pigs. He owns a strong on-base percentage of .359.

Cubs LF Kyle Schwarber a no-go Friday against Arizona
by Marty Gitlin |
(10:59 am ET) Cubs rookie left fielder Kyle Schwarber remains absent from the lineup Friday against the Diamondbacks with right rib soreness.

Schwarber appeared to have emerged from a slump before going down. He had three hits in seven at-bats with a homer and four runs scored in two games against Cincinnati.

Torrid Rockies RF Carlos Gonzalez goes yard twice again
by Marty Gitlin |
(12:18 am ET) There is no synonym in the thesaurus for "hot" that can adequately describe the tear Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez is on these days.

Gonzalez continued his sizzling stretch Thursday night against San Francisco by slamming two home runs, a double and a single. He slammed two-run taters in both the first and fourth innings.

He has six hits, including four home runs, in his last two games. He has scored five runs and driven in 11 in that short stretch.

Gonzalez now boasts a slugging percentage of .563 that has risen more than 100 points over the last six weeks.

Nationals' Bryce Harper goes hitless, scores four times in big win
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(9/3/2015) Bryce Harper did not record a hit in Thursday's game, but the Nationals star outfielder made some history

Harper became the first player since 1914 to 0-for-0 with four walks, four runs scored and an RBI, per The Nationals went on to put a beating on the Braves in a 15-1 final.

This is actually the second game this season that Harper scored four runs without registering a single hit. He's the only player in history to accomplish that feat.

Dodgers' Andre Ethier day-to-day with swollen knee
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(9/3/2015) Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier is not in the starting lineup for Thursday's series-opener against the Padres. Ethier fouled a ball off of his knee on Wednesday and is considered day-to-day.

Ethier, whose knee is swollen, is available to pinch hit if necessary on Thursday.

Nationals' Taylor available off bench, but likely to get a few more days off
by Michael Hurcomb |
(9/3/2015) Nationals outfielder Michael Taylor still has some swelling in his knee as of Thursday and could be held out of the starting lineup for a few more days. He is available off the bench against the Braves, but manager Matt Williams said he needs to rest so the injury will heal.

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