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Rays | Yunel Escobar injures knee
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:57:01 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SS Yunel Escobar (knee) is leaving the game early after injuring his knee while sliding into home plate Tuesday, Sept. 23.

Angels | David Freese has back tightness
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:08:23 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B David Freese (back) is out of the lineup with mild mid-back tightness Tuesday, Sept. 23.

Yankees | Jacoby Ellsbury working out
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:59:34 -0700

New York Yankees OF Jacoby Ellsbury (hamstring) did some light workouts Tuesday, Sept. 23. Ellsbury could be shut down if the team is eliminated from playoff contention, according to manager Joe Girardi.

Yankees | Mark Teixeira back in lineup
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:58:22 -0700

New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) is back in the starting lineup Tuesday, Sept. 23, after receiving a third cortisone shot and missing two games.

Angels | Howie Kendrick returns
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:57:22 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2B Howie Kendrick (hamstring) is back in the lineup Tuesday, Sept. 23.

Yankees | Derek Jeter to play in Boston
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:56:59 -0700

New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter will play against the Boston Red Sox this weekend, according to manager Joe Girardi. "My plan is to play him," Girardi said. "Obviously, if things happen and we are eliminated then obviously I'll talk to him on a daily basis. My plan is to play him. I'm going to talk to him to see what he physically needs and what he mentally wants."

Red Sox | Will Middlebrooks has sprained hand
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:34:45 -0700

Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks (hand) is dealing with a sprained right hand.

Red Sox | Xander Bogaerts, Will Middlebrooks scratched
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:33:23 -0700

Boston Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts (neck) and 3B Will Middlebrooks have been scratched from the lineup Tuesday, Sept. 23.

Twins | Tommy Milone hopes to pitch this weekend
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:32:02 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Tommy Milone (neck) said his next is improving, and he hopes to pitch in relief this weekend.

Blue Jays | John Gibbons to return
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:29:50 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons will return to manage the team in 2015, according to people familiar with the situation. Gibbons is under contract through the 2016 season.

Rangers | Jurickson Profar out another 2-3 months
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:15:46 -0700

Texas Rangers 2B Jurickson Profar (shoulder) is expected to be shut down for two to three months, but no surgery is planned yet, according to general manager Jon Daniels.

Rangers | Jim Adduci activated
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:15:18 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Jim Adduci (concussion) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, Sept. 23.

Orioles | Kevin Gausman expects to start Thursday
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:36:29 -0700

Baltimore Orioles SP Kevin Gausman (finger) threw a bullpen session without any blister issues Tuesday, Sept. 23, and he expects to start Thursday, Sept. 25.

Rays | Kevin Kiermaier sick
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:36:06 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Kevin Kiermaier (illness) is out of the lineup Tuesday, Sept. 23.

Red Sox | Dustin Pedroia gaining range of motion
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:17:38 -0700

Boston Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia (thumb) has already regained good range of motion in his thumb, according to manager John Farrell. Pedroia remains in the early stages of his rehab.

Red Sox | Mike Napoli hoping to play
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:15:02 -0700

Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli is hoping to play before the end of the season, but he's still dealing with a variety of injuries.

Red Sox | Brock Holt won't play in series
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:14:41 -0700

Boston Red Sox 3B Brock Holt (concussion) will not play in the series against the Tampa Bay Rays this week, but he may return against the New York Yankees this weekend.

Angels | Matt Shoemaker hopeful for playoffs
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:01:11 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Matt Shoemaker (rib cage) is unlikely to pitch in the last five regular season games, but the team is hopeful he can pitch in the postseason. He played light catch Monday, Sept. 22, for the first time since injuring himself Sept. 15. "It's better, but it's still sore," Shoemaker said. "I'm getting into a lot of physical activity, moving around, getting ready to go. There's still no timetable, but I feel very optimistic about getting on a mound again."

Royals | Wade Davis sets relief record
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:56:02 -0700

Kansas City Royals RP Wade Davis struck out his 104th batter of the season, setting a single-season team record for a reliever. The previous mark was shared by Jim York and RP Greg Holland.

Orioles | To use four-man rotation in playoffs
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:50:44 -0700

Baltimore Orioles SP Chris Tillman is expected to start Game 1 of the American League Division Series as the team goes with a four-man rotation in the playoffs, according to manager Buck Showalter. The ALDS will start Thursday, Oct. 2. SPs Miguel Gonzalez, Wei-Yen Chen and Bud Norris will follow Tillman in the rotation. SP Kevin Gausman might see action out of the bullpen.

Astros | Collin McHugh shut down
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:33:26 -0700

Houston Astros SP Collin McHugh has been shut down due to his innings workload.

Astros | Bullpen will be top priority
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 03:56:57 -0700

The Houston Astros are expected to give the bullpen top priority status in the offseason.

Angels | Matt Shoemaker out until playoffs?
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:53:26 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Matt Shoemaker's (oblique) chances of pitching again before the playoffs are "very remote," manager Mike Scioscia said Monday, Sept. 22.

Angels | Josh Hamilton hits off tee
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:28:14 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton (shoulder, rib cage) hit off a tee Monday, Sept. 22, but manager Mike Scioscia said Hamilton won't return to the lineup until this weekend at the earliest.

Angels | Matt Shoemaker plays catch
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:24:31 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Matt Shoemaker (oblique) played light catch Monday, Sept. 22, and manager Mike Scioscia said Shoemaker should be ready for the playoffs but won't pitch this week.

Yankees | No setbacks for Ivan Nova
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:15:58 -0700

New York Yankees SP Ivan Nova (elbow) hasn't had any setbacks since his Tommy John surgery, and manager Joe Girardi said he has "progressed extremely well." Nova is hoping to return next season around May.

Athletics | Jed Lowrie playing
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:14:12 -0700

Oakland Athletics SS Jed Lowrie (foot) isn't 100 percent yet, but he's in the lineup Monday, Sept. 22.

Athletics | Craig Gentry not cleared
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:04:41 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Craig Gentry (concussion) has not been cleared but is feeling better. His headaches are reduced and he has more energy.

Athletics | Derek Norris has shoulder soreness
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:55:54 -0700

Oakland Athletics C Derek Norris (shoulder) had an injection after dealing with right shoulder soreness Sunday, Sept. 21, but he said he is fine to serve as the designated hitter Monday, Sept. 22.

Angels | Howie Kendrick's injury not serious
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:55:31 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2B Howie Kendrick's (hamstring) injury is not serious, and he's sitting for precautionary reasons Monday, Sept. 22. He left the game early with a tight left hamstring Sunday, Sept. 21.

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