O's acquire Alejandro De Aza in exchange for two minor-leaguers
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9:23 pm ET) The Orioles have acquired outfielder Alejandro De Aza from the White Sox in exchange for minor-league pitchers Miguel Chalas and Mark Blackmar, the Chicago Tribune reports.

De Aza batted .243/309/354 with five homers, 31 RBI and 15 steals in 122 games with the White Sox.


Jacoby Ellsbury unlikely to play Sunday either
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7:57 pm ET) Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury might miss Sunday's game against the Blue Jays as well, after his ankle injury kept him out of the lineup Saturday.

"I'd be really shocked if he played," Girardi told MLB.com, after Saturday's loss. "I think it was wishful thinking on his part [to play Saturday]. He was trying to gut it out, but there was no way."

Ellsbury suffered the injury during Friday's game, and will not receive an official diagnosis until he can be checked by team doctors in New York. 


Chris Denorfia still not in Saturday's lineup
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5:36 pm ET) Mariners outfielder Chris Denorfia has not played since he was scratched from Tuesday's lineup with a neck injury, and is not in Saturday's lineup against the Nationals. At this point, his status moving forward is not clear.  

Coco Crisp unable to return Saturday
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5:33 pm ET) Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Angels, as he continues to deal with the effects of a neck injury suffered the previous night.

Crisp exited Friday's game following a collision with the outfield wall, and will likely need at least a few days to recover. He is day to day at this point.  


Robbie Grossman able to play after ankle injury
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3:17 pm ET) After missing one game with an ankle injury, Astros outfielder Robbie Grossman is back in the team's lineup for Saturday's game against the Rangers.

Grossman is batting leadoff and starting in left field against Texas, after recovering from the injury that forced him out Wednesday. Grossman is hitting .237/.339/.344 in the month of August, with 14 walks and 12 RBI.  


MRI for Steve Pearce shows no oblique issue
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3:05 pm ET) Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce underwent an MRI Saturday which showed no additional damage beyond a strained abdominal muscle, MASNSports.com reports.

Pearce's MRI showed good news, in that he did not suffer an oblique or intercostals strain, which would likely cost him more time. He is not in the lineup for Saturday's game, but appears to be day to day at this point.  


Desmond Jennings sidelined for second straight by knee injury
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2:53 pm ET) Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings is out of the lineup for the second straight game against the Red Sox Saturday, as he continues to deal with a sore left knee. At this point, he is still considered day to day moving forward. 

Travis Snider still out Saturday
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12:49 pm ET) Pirates outfielder Travis Snider is still out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Reds, as he continues to deal with a hamstring injury. He has not played since Wednesday, and remains day to day moving forward. 

Justin Upton homers, drives in three in win
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12:27 pm ET) Braves outfielder Justin Upton snapped out of a two-game hitless skid with a big performance in a 5-2 win over the Marlins Friday.

Upton went 2 for 4 in the game, and played a big role in the win. He put the Braves up in the sixth inning with a two-run home run, and then provided key insurance runs in the seventh with an RBI single to finish with three RBI.

Upton ranks third in the National League with 26 home runs and second with 91 RBI, while hitting .288/.362/.524 in 129 games. 


Jorge Soler slugs two more homers in third game
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12:20 pm ET) Cubs outfielder Jorge Soler put together his third multi-hit game in a row to start his career Friday, in a 7-2 win over the Cardinals.

Soler went 3 for 3 with a walk, while clubbing two home runs and driving in three runs total. He has seven hits in his first three major-league games, including three home runs, while driving in six runs.  


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