Pirates won't activate Corey Hart (shoulder)
Corey Hart | PIT
(September 4, 2015 10:41 AM EDT)
Corey Hart (shoulder) has returned home to Arizona and will not be activated from the disabled list.
Hart is over the shoulder injury that put him on the disabled list back in mid-July, but the Pirates aren't interested in adding him even with expanded rosters. The 33-year-old hit just .222/.246/.352 this season and will be a free agent this winter.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Zack Godley recalled from Double-A
Zack Godley | ARZ
(September 4, 2015 10:14 AM EDT)
Diamondbacks recalled RHP Zack Godley from Double-A Mobile.
The D'Backs had been considering shutting Godley down since this is his first season as a full-time starter, but they've decided to give him a start on Friday against the Cubs. It's unclear if he'll be given any other starts this month. Godley boasts a 1.90 ERA and 22/8 K/BB ratio over 23 2/3 innings this season at the major league level.
Ricky Nolasco (ankle) could be option in Oct.
Ricky Nolasco | MIN
(September 4, 2015 9:53 AM EDT)
Ricky Nolasco (ankle) could be available for the Twins should they make it to postseason play.
Nolasco had surgery in early July to remove bone fragments from his right ankle, but he resumed throwing a couple weeks ago and with have a bullpen session Monday. Even if he's healthy enough come October, the Twins might not end up carrying him on their potential postseason roster. However, the good news is that it looks like he'll have a normal offseason.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Carrasco (shoulder) to throw bullpen session
Carlos Carrasco | CLE
(September 4, 2015 9:41 AM EDT)
Carlos Carrasco (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session on Friday.
If it goes well, Carrasco could rejoin the Indians' rotation early next week during the series against the Royals. The right-hander has missed the last two weeks with a shoulder injury, but he was cleared of any structural damage and Cleveland is confident the ailment isn't a big deal.
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Chris Rearick outrighted to Triple-A
Chris Rearick | SD
(September 4, 2015 8:56 AM EDT)
Padres sent LHP Chris Rearick outright to Triple-A El Paso.
It's been quite a ride the last few weeks for Rearick. He was designated for assignment by the Padres, claimed by the Rangers, designated for assignment again, claimed back on waivers by the Padres and is now off the 40-man roster.
Colt Hynes outrighted to Triple-A
Colt Hynes | TOR
(September 4, 2015 8:51 AM EDT)
Blue Jays sent LHP Colt Hynes outright to Triple-A Buffalo.
Hynes cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and will remain in the organization. He owns a 3.16 ERA and 24/14 K/BB ratio over 31 1/3 innings with Buffalo this season.
Kevin Munson outrighted to Triple-A
Kevin Munson | ARZ
(September 4, 2015 8:49 AM EDT)
Diamondbacks sent RHP Kevin Munson outright to Triple-A Reno.
Munson had been designated for assignment, but he cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. He holds a 4.60 ERA and 30/25 K/BB ratio over 31 1/3 frames at Reno this season.
Nick Greenwood optioned to Triple-A
Nick Greenwood | STL
(September 4, 2015 8:44 AM EDT)
Cardinals optioned LHP Nick Greenwood to Triple-A Memphis.
Greenwood was only up for one game and didn't make an appearance. He should be back later this month.
Norris (shoulder, elbow) gets three hits
Derek Norris | SD
(September 4, 2015 8:39 AM EDT)
Derek Norris (shoulder, elbow) went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in his return to the lineup Thursday.
Norris missed a game with a hyperextended left shoulder and elbow, but clearly it's not affecting him at the plate. He should be fine moving forward.
Al Alburquerque (hip) struggles in return
Al Alburquerque | DET
(September 4, 2015 8:37 AM EDT)
Al Alburquerque (hip) yielded four runs while retiring just one batter in his return to action Thursday.
He allowed two hits and two walks to the Royals. Alburquerque had been unavailable for over a week with discomfort in his right hip, so hopefully it's not still an issue for him.