Murphy not in Tuesday's lineup
Daniel Murphy | NYM
(August 4, 2015 3:46 PM EDT)
Daniel Murphy is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Marlins.
Murphy will take a seat against left-hander Brad Hand. Wilmer Flores will start at second base while Juan Uribe plays third.
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Cespedes batting second Tuesday vs. Marlins
Yoenis Cespedes | NYM
(August 4, 2015 3:45 PM EDT)
Yoenis Cespedes will bat second Tuesday against the Marlins.
Cespedes batted third in his first three games with the Mets, but Terry Collins has moved him up a spot in the order against left-hander Brad Hand. Juan Uribe is batting third while Lucas Duda will hit cleanup and Travis d'Arnaud will bat fifth.
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Michael Pineda (forearm) ruled out for August
Michael Pineda | NYY
(August 4, 2015 3:41 PM EDT)
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has ruled out Michael Pineda (forearm) returning in August.
It's not a big surprise. Pineda was shut down last week with a right flexor forearm muscle strain and is still a few days away from throwing. The Yankees will likely have him make a couple of minor league rehab starts, so a return in September is more realistic.
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Ackley (back) expected to miss 20-30 days
Dustin Ackley | NYY
(August 4, 2015 3:37 PM EDT)
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday that Dustin Ackley (back) is expected to miss 20-30 days.
Ackley, who was acquired from the Mariners last week, was placed on the disabled list Tuesday with a right lumbar strain. He was healthy at the time of the trade, so the Yankees have no dispute with the Mariners. Still, it's a tough break.
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Piscotty batting second Tuesday
Stephen Piscotty | STL
(August 4, 2015 3:34 PM EDT)
Stephen Piscotty will bat second Tuesday against the Reds.
This makes back-to-back starts for Piscotty out of the No. 2 spot. The 24-year-old has batted .400/.450/.514 through his first 40 plate appearances in the majors and is gaining momentum in mixed fantasy leagues.
Reds option OF Waldrop to Triple-A
Kyle Waldrop | CIN
(August 4, 2015 3:31 PM EDT)
Reds optioned OF Kyle Waldrop to Triple-A Louisville.
Waldrop was called up over the weekend and struck out in his only at-bat. The 23-year-old should be back in September.
Reds activate Manny Parra from DL
Manny Parra | CIN
(August 4, 2015 3:29 PM EDT)
Reds activated LHP Manny Parra from the 15-day disabled list.
Parra has been out since July 19 with a left elbow strain. He returns to a 4.00 ERA over 24 relief appearances this season.
Brett Gardner not in Tuesday's lineup
Brett Gardner | NYY
(August 4, 2015 3:26 PM EDT)
Brett Gardner is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Red Sox.
Gardner will take a seat against left-hander Henry Owens. Chris Young is starting in left field and will bat second.
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Blue Jays' Sanchez suspended three games
Aaron Sanchez | TOR
(August 4, 2015 3:08 PM EDT)
Aaron Sanchez was suspended three games by MLB for throwing at Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar on Sunday.
Things were tense all weekend between the clubs and Sunday's incident caused both benches to empty. Sanchez is expected to appeal the suspension. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons has also received a one-game suspension for coming back onto the field following his ejection earlier in the game.
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Tigers calling up Matt Boyd
Matt Boyd | DET
(August 4, 2015 2:43 PM EDT)
Matt Boyd will be called up from Triple-A Toledo to start Wednesday against the Royals.
Boyd, who was acquired from the Blue Jays in last week's David Price deal, will start in Buck Farmer's place. The 24-year-old struggled in his first two major league starts this season, but he has posted a 1.65 ERA with 8.5 K/9 and 2.1 BB/9 over 19 starts between Double- and Triple-A. Those in mixed formats can wait and see, but he should be relevant in AL-only formats.
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