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Sep 21 2017 - Osmy Gregorio (Rays), SS Osmy Gregorio was the player to be named later from the Aug. 5 trade with the Mariners, who acquired RHP Ryan Garton and C Mike Marjama in the deal. Gregorio batted .220 with two homers, 26 RBIs and 15 stolen bases in 55 games with the Mariners' Arizona rookie-league team.
Sep 21 2017 - Daniel Ray Robertson (Rays), SS Daniel Robertson was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Wednesday and was in the lineup for the series opener against the Orioles. The Bulls won the Triple-A Championship. "It was awesome," Robertson said about the title. "A tremendous job by the coaching staff." Robertson hit .211 with 5 homers in 66 games with the Rays this season, He went 2-for-2 on Thursday. "Everybody raves about how (Robertson) handled himself in that playoff run," manager Kevin Cash said.
Sep 21 2017 - Gabriel Ynoa (Orioles), RHP Gabriel Ynoa made a strong case for being part of the 2017 rotation on Thursday. Ynoa, who was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Sept. 3, gave up one run and five hits with three strikeouts and two walks Thursday against the Rays. "He did his part and he'll get the ball again," manager Buck Showalter said. "See if it continues against another team."
Sep 21 2017 - Zach Britton (Orioles), LHP Zach Britton will get a stem cell injection on his left knee Friday and could be shut down for the year. Britton will not need surgery because his strained MCL is expected to heal over the offseason, according to manager Buck Showalter. Britton is 2-1 with a 2.89 ERA and 15 saves in 17 chances over 38 games this season.
Sep 21 2017 - Tim Beckham (Orioles), SS Tim Beckham was scratched for the second straight game after having an abscessed wisdom tooth removed. "Tim's still got some bleeding there in the socket," manager Buck Showalter said. "Those of you all who have had wisdom teeth out, this one was a little different. It abscessed. But he wants to play. It's bleeding some and running around might exasperate that a little bit, so we're going to be careful." J.J. Hardy got his second straight start in place of Beckham, who is batting .310 with 10 home runs and 36 RBIs in 47 games since being acquired from the Rays.
Sep 21 2017 - Manny Machado (Orioles), 3B Manny Machado returned to the lineup Wednesday after missing one game with an undisclosed illness, going 1-for-4 with his 33rd homer. Machado still wasn't feeling 100 percent, but was well enough to play. "I talked to him earlier and said, 'I'm going to make two lineups out. Let me know,' manager Buck Showalter said. "He thought he might get to feeling a little better as the day wore on. And I'm not so sure he did a whole lot. So, it's another example. We've got guys who post up. I hope everybody appreciates it."
Sep 21 2017 - Jose Ramirez (Indians), INF Jose Ramirez was not in the starting lineup Thursday against the Angels, getting a day to rest a hamstring that his bothered him some lately. 2B Erik Gonzalez got the start in his place and went 0-for-3 with a run scored. Ramirez needs four more extra-base hits to set an American League record for extra-base hits in a season by a switch hitter. He currently has 84, and the record is 87, set by Mark Teixeira in 2005.
Sep 21 2017 - Jason Kipnis (Indians), INF/OF Jason Kipnis was not in the starting lineup Thursday against the Angels, getting a day off as manager Terry Francona wants to ease him back into the lineup after returning from a strained right hamstring Sept. 17. Kipnis also is getting on-the-job training in center field, having started the previous three games there after not playing the position since college. Kipnis and Greg Allen, who started Thursday, are sharing the center field duties because of the season-ending broken hand suffered by Bradley Zimmer.
Sep 21 2017 - Trevor Bauer (Indians), RHP Trevor Bauer will start Friday against the Mariners, the Indians deciding to flip-flop Bauer and Carlos Carrasco in the rotation. Carrasco will start Saturday. Bauer was the losing pitcher last Friday against Kansas City in the game that ended the Indians' winning streak at 22. He gave up four runs and nine hits in 5 1/3 innings, ending his personal streak of winning nine consecutive decisions. He has not faced Seattle this year, but has struggled against them in his career, going 1-4 with a 5.52 ERA in six games (five starts).
Sep 21 2017 - Danny Salazar (Indians), RHP Danny Salazar, vying for a postseason roster spot, gave up one run and two hits in his start Thursday against the Angels, lasting 2 2/3 innings while making 54 pitches. He gave up an RBI double to DH Albert Pujols in the first inning but nothing else.
Sep 21 2017 - Albert Pujols (Angels), DH Albert Pujols' RBI double in the first inning Thursday against Cleveland increased his season RBI total to 98. With two more RBIs he will join Alex Rodriguez as the only players in major league history to have 14 100-RBI seasons. Pujols also had 99 RBIs in 2011 with St. Louis and 95 in 2015 with the Angels. No player has 15 100-RBI seasons.
Sep 21 2017 - Mike Trout (Angels), CF Mike Trout went 2-for-2 with two walks Thursday against Cleveland, but overall has struggled in September, hitting .246 (15-for-61) with two homers and five RBIs in 18 games. Trout, though, is still getting his walks. He has 15 in September and 88 this season, ranking third in the American League despite missing 39 games. His on-base percentage (.450) and slugging percentage (.630) are best in the league and OPS (1.080) is best in the majors. Currently his 469 plate appearances are short of the 502 required by season's end to qualify for individual statistical league crowns. But with 10 games remaining, Trout should get there.
Sep 21 2017 - Garrett Richards (Angels), RHP Garrett Richards will start Friday against the Astros, his fourth start since missing five months with right bicep nerve irritation. Richards gave up three runs (two earned) on two hits and one walk in five innings against Texas his last time out, while increasing his pitch count to 74. He is expected to have a pitch count limit in the 90-pitch range against the Astros. Richards is 5-4 with a 3.58 ERA in 13 career games (10 starts) vs. Houston, including a loss against them this season on Sept. 12 when he gave up one run in five innings.
Sep 21 2017 - Parker Bridwell (Angels), RHP Parker Bridwell gave up four runs on five hits and two walks in 5 1/3 innings of the Angels' 4-1 loss to the Indians on Thursday. All four runs allowed by Bridwell came on home runs — a solo homer by DH Edwin Encarnacion in the second inning and a three-run homer by SS Francisco Lindor in the fifth. It was the fifth time in his 17 starts that Bridwell allowed more than two earned runs in a game.
Sep 21 2017 - Cody Bellinger (Dodgers), 1B Cody Bellinger is still stuck at 38 home runs and hasn't homered since Sept. 16 at Washington. He's still tied with Wally Berger (Boston Braves, 1930) and Frank Robinson (Reds, 1956) for the most NL home runs by a rookie. Bellinger's next homer will set the record. He was 13-for-41 with eight RBIs on the Dodgers' 10-game road trip. He's hitting .274 with 38 HRs and 91 RBIs in his rookie season.
Sep 21 2017 - Rich Hill (Dodgers), LHP Rich Hill will open up a six-game homestand Friday as the Dodgers host the San Francisco Giants. Hill is 10-8 with a 3.60 ERA and 147 strikeouts in his first full season in Los Angeles. In his last start, Hill allowed one run on one hit in five innings on Sept. 16 in a 3-2 win at Washington. He is 4-2 with a 2.52 ERA in 10 career starts against the Giants.
Sep 21 2017 - Chase Utley (Dodgers), 2B Chase Utley, the former Phillies' standout, was 0-for-3 on Thursday. He was 2-for-11 with a triple and an RBI in the Dodgers' four-game series in Philadelphia. He is now 5-for-24 with two home runs, a triple and six RBIs at Citizens Bank Park as an opposing player. Utley moved from second base to first base in the second inning Thursday.
Sep 21 2017 - Ben Lively (Phillies), RHP Ben Lively will make his second-to-last start of the season on Friday night as the Phillies open a three-game series in Atlanta, their final three road games of the season. Lively is 3-6 with 3.94 ERA in 13 starts this season. He's second behind RHP Aaron Nola on the Phillies with nine quality starts. His last outing was cut short because of rain. He allowed two runs on two hits in three innings against Oakland on Sept. 16.
Sep 21 2017 - Cesar Hernandez (Phillies), 2B Cesar Hernandez was 3-for-4 with two runs scored in the Phillies' 5-4 loss to the Dodgers on Thursday. Hernandez led off the ninth inning with a single. "Cesar is just having trouble, he struggles to get a jump and I didn't want to take the chance," Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said of letting Hernandez steal a base against Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen. Hernandez has 14 stolen bases and has been thrown out five times this season.
Sep 21 2017 - J.P. Crawford (Phillies), SS/3B J.P. Crawford had three walks during the Phillies' 5-4 loss Thursday to the Dodgers. Crawford has eight walks in his last five games. "He was advertised as someone who controls the strike zone and he's proven that he can do that," Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said Thursday. Crawford has six RBIs, 10 walks and 14 strikeouts in 15 games since being called up Sept. 5.
Sep 21 2017 - Rhys Hoskins (Phillies), 1B Rhys Hoskins was 1-for-4 with a two-run double in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Dodgers. Hoskins drove in six runs, had two doubles, four hits and walked four times in the four-game series against Los Angeles. Thursday was his 16th multi-RBI game. Hoskins has 45 RBIs in 41 games since being called up on Aug. 10.
Sep 21 2017 - Justin Turner (Dodgers), 3B Justin Turner is day-to-day with a bruised right thumb after being hit by a pitch during Thursday's victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. The Dodgers announced that X-rays were negative. Turner was hit by a pitch from Mark Leiter Jr. in the first inning of the contest. He initially stayed in the game before being pulled prior to the bottom of the second inning.
Sep 21 2017 - Breyvic Valera (Cardinals), IF Breyvic Valera was recalled from Triple-A Memphis, the St. Louis Cardinals announced Thursday. Valera, who will be making his second stint in the majors, will join the Cardinals prior to the team's game versus the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night.
Sep 21 2017 - Shae Simmons (Mariners), RHP Shae Simmons struck out the side in the eighth inning Wednesday, setting down Texas' Rougned Odor, Will Middlebrooks and DeShields. For the season, Simmons -- who has missed the bulk of the year with an elbow injury -- has pitched six scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out seven.
Sep 21 2017 - James Paxton (Mariners), LHP James Paxton has recovered well from his first start since coming off the disabled list last week, with manager Scott Servais saying the 1 1/3-inning, three-run start on Friday in Houston was more of a result of mechanics. Paxton is scheduled to start against Texas on Thursday. "I know he had a bullpen with (pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre Jr.) the other day, he felt much better coming out of that," Servais said. "I hope it translates to the game."