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Cody Ross, fla

Ross was helped from the field in the fourth inning Wednesday after injuring his right leg in a collision with second baseman Dan Uggla.

Francisco Liriano, min

Liriano will see doctors later this week to guage the progress of his injured pitching arm. Liriano has been on the DL with elbow and arm inflammation. "My shoulder is getting better," Liriano said. "I feel better. ... We want to make sure everything's good before I come back."

Gustavo Chacin, tor

Chacin, on the DL since June 10 with a sore left elbow, reported no problems one day after pitching 4 2-3 innings for Class-A Dunedin Monday and is scheduled to rejoin the rotation Saturday at Baltimore. "He feels great today," pitching coach Brad Arnsberg said. "We feel confident to put him back out on the mound."

Jim Edmonds, stl

Edmonds left Tuesday night's game against Cincinnati after four innings because of dizziness and was taken to a hospital for an MRI exam. "He said he felt dizzy and his vision was a little blurred," manager Tony La Russa said. "This is a tough game to play if you've got blurred vision whether it's offense or defense, so we'll get you out of there."

Jim Thome, chw

Thome has recently battled a number of nagging injuries. "I got those back spasms there in Kansas City and my (right) wrist, I have been battling that a little bit, but that's just part of playing and going through a long season," Thome said.

Kent Mercker, cin

Mercker will need reconstructive surgery on his left elbow. Mercker has a torn ligament and tendon in the elbow. The Reds transferred Mercker to the 60-day disabled list Wednesday.

Matt Holliday, col

Holliday was out of the lineup Tuesday, but received good news on his left wrist. "He has a deep bruise and that made everybody's day," manager Clint Hurdle said. Holliday was hit by a pitch from Arizona starter Claudio Vargas. "It beats the heck out of the alternative of being down for any length of time," Hurdle said.

Nick Punto, min

Punto sat out Tuesday's game with a bruised knee.

Octavio Dotel, nyy

Dotel was activated Wednesday by the New York Yankees, 14 months after the reliever had a ligament replaced in his right elbow. Dotel, operated on in June 2005, spent most of this year rehabilitating his elbow at the Yankees' complex in Tampa, Fla.

Pat Burrell, phi

Burrell was out of the lineup Tuesday for the second straight night against a right-handed pitcher. Manager Charlie Manuel went with left-handed hitting David Dellucci in left field and switch-hitter Shane Victorino in right. "It worked last night," Manuel said. The Phillies scored 13 runs Monday night, including six in the first inning against Pedro Martinez.

Pedro Martinez, nym

Martinez was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday by the New York Mets with a minor strain in his right calf. The three-time Cy Young Award winner was examined in New York on Tuesday, one day after the injury forced him out of his start against the Philadelphia Phillies following the worst first inning of his career.

Placido Polanco, det

Polanco separated his left shoulder making a diving catch in the seventh inning of Detroit's 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday. Detroit catcher Ivan Rodriguez said on the Tigers' postgame broadcast that Polanco was out for the year. "You don't replace a guy like Polanco," Detroit manager Jim Leyland said. "This is one of those things that has to be digested. I'll talk to the club about it, but we won't make excuses."

Rickie Weeks, mil

Weeks will undergo season-ending surgery on his right wrist later this week in Phoenix. The expected recovery time is six to eight weeks.

Roy Oswalt, hou

X-rays were negative on Oswalt's right wrist, but manager Phil Garner was uncertain whether Oswalt would make his next scheduled start, in Milwaukee on Saturday. Oswalt was hit by Ronny Cedeno's line drive in the seventh inning of Monday's 3-0 loss. He stayed in the game and finished the inning, but was done after that. "He's very sore and we're in the ol' day-to-day," Garner said. "I don't know now if he's going to be able to make his next start. I'm hoping that he will."

Scott Eyre, chc

The Cubs placed Eyre on the 15-day disabled list after he strained his right hamstring in Tuesday's 8-6 victory.

Scott Schoeneweis, cin

The Reds acquired Schoeneweis from Toronto on Wednesday for a player to be named or cash. The move came two days after the Reds learned that left-handed reliever Kent Mercker will need reconstructive surgery on his left elbow.

Shawn Chacon, pit

Chacon played catch Tuesday and will likely start _ barring any setbacks _ Sunday in Cincinnati. If his sore right knee experiences a setback, RHP Victor Santos will start in Chacon's place.

Troy Glaus, tor

Glaus, who left Sunday's game with knee soreness, was back in the lineup Tuesday. "It was one of those bad days," Glaus said. "I couldn't get loose. Then it started hurting. I'm ready to go."


Alex Rodriguez, nyy

Rodriguez was dropped from cleanup to fifth in the lineup on Monday. The New York Yankees third baseman entered Monday's game with 10 hits in his 22 at bats and was hitting .286 with 25 homers and 83 RBIs this year. He was 1-for-3 on Monday with two RBI.

Andruw Jones, atl

Jones was dropped from the Braves' lineup shortly before their game against the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night because of a left knee injury. The Braves said Jones has patellar tendinitis in his left knee. Jones was replaced in center by Ryan Langerhans, while Adam LaRoche was moved up from seventh in the batting order to Jones' cleanup spot.

Derrek Lee, chc

Lee hit "15 or 20" balls off a tee on Monday as he recovers from inflammation in his right wrist. The 2005 NL batting champion has been on the 15-day disabled list since July 24. "You've got to start somewhere," said Cubs manager Dusty Baker. "All I know is those hand injuries are tough. It takes a while to come back."

Doug Mientkiewicz, kan

On Monday, Mientkiewicz missed his 15th game since going on the disabled list July 31, retroactive to July 26. Mientkiewicz hit about 50 pitches in the cage before the Kansas City Royals' game on Monday, and then took some light batting practice and fielding work. There's no date for a possible return.

Frank Thomas, oak

Thomas is batting .343 (23-for-67) with five homers and 18 RBIs over his last 19 games. The 38-year-old designated hitter joined the Oakland Athletics in the offseason and is batting .263 with 25 homers and 69 RBIs in 95 games this season.

Greg Aquino, ari

Arizona placed Aquino on the 15-day disabled list with soreness in his right forearm and recalled RHP Jose Valverde from Triple A Tucson.

Jack Wilson, pit

Wilson left Monday's game before the seventh inning with a bruised right hand. He was hit by a pitch in the third, and said after the game he expected to play Tuesday.

Jason Bay, pit

Bay wasn't in the lineup Monday, marking for the first time that has happened since September 4, 2004. Bay's streak of 307 consecutive games played ended after he strained his right hamstring while stretching before Sunday's game against St. Louis. It was the fourth-longest active streak in the majors.

Jeremy Reed, sea

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer is reporting that Reed is scheduled to take batting practice on Tuesday. Reed has been on the disabled list since early July after breaking his right thumb while diving for a ball.

Jermaine Dye, chw

Dye left the Chicago White Sox's game on Monday after being hit by a pitch in the calf by Kansas City Royals starter Mark Redman. Dye was 1-for-1 in the game. Manager Ozzie Guillen said he expects Dye to return on Wednesday.

Jorge Posada, nyy

A single in the second inning of the New York Yankee's game on Monday snapped Posada's 0-for-25 slump. He finished the game with three hits, including a home run.

Jose Vidro, was

Vidro is heading to Double-A Harrisburg to continue his rehab work and could be back with the Nationals by the end of the week.

Josh Beckett, bos

Beckett remains winless in his last four starts following the Boston Red Sox's 7-4 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Monday. Beckett pitched six innings, allowing five runs while walking four batters. He also struck out six.

Kevin Frandsen, sfo

Manager Felipe Alou has to wait until Tuesday to start infielder Kevin Frandsen, who was recalled Monday from Triple-A Fresno. The left side of Frandsen's face was still swollen when he arrived at Petco Park, the result of a fouled bunt that ricocheted off his face. Alou said that Frandsen will start at either shortstop or second base.

Khalil Greene, sdg

Greene was back in the starting lineup Monday after leaving Sunday's game at Houston after being hit by a pitch from Brandon Backe. Greene, who missed six games recently with a sprained middle finger on his left hand, had X-rays Sunday that were negative. He had an appointment to see team doctors that was canceled when Greene woke up and said his finger felt fine.

Kip Wells, tex

The Texas Rangers placed Wells on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday after the right-hander sprained his foot on Friday.

Matt Holliday, col

Rockies left fielder Holliday left Monday night's game with the Arizona Diamondbacks with a bruised wrist. Holliday was hit on the left wrist with a 1-0 pitch from Arizona starter Claudio Vargas that loaded the bases with two outs in the third. Holliday remained in the game as Brad Hawpe flied out to right to end the inning, but did not take the field in the fourth. He was listed as day to day.

Mike Piazza, sdg

Piazza left Monday's game in the fifth inning after being hit by a pitch in the right forearm. He is listed as day-to-day.

Nate McLouth, pit

McLouth was put on the 15-day disabled list on Monday because of a sprained left ankle. McLouth was hitting .233 with seven homers and 16 RBIs in 55 games.

Pedro Martinez, nym

The Mets ace tweaked his calf during warmups Monday, got roughed up for six runs and left his terrible outing against Philadelphia after getting only three outs. "The concern, obviously, is that he's OK," Mets manager Willie Randolph said. "I want to wait and see when the dust settles where we stand."

Randy Johnson, nyy

Johnson surpassed 4,500 strikeouts in his career on Monday in the New York Yankees 7-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels. The win was his 276th of his career.

Richie Sexson, sea

The Seattle Mariners placed Sexson on the bereavement list so he could return home and be with his wife while she gave birth to twins. The team expects him to be back on Monday.

Roy Oswalt, hou

Astros starter Oswalt was hit in the right wrist by Ronny Cedeno's line drive in the seventh Monday. He retired two batters to finish the inning, then left the game and was listed as day-to-day.

Scott Feldman, tex

The Texas Rangers recalled Feldman from Triple-A Oklahoma on Tuesday after reliever Kip Wells was placed on the disabled list.

Tim Wakefield, bos

The Boston Red Sox have pushed back Wakefield's return to a week from Sunday against the Seattle Mariners. Wakefield is recovering from a stress fracture in his rib and was supposed to pitch the Aug. 21 game against the New York Yankees, but the team has decided to wait.

Tom Gordon, phi

Gordon has soreness in his right shoulder and will likely miss the rest of Philadelphia's four-game series with the New York Mets. Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said Gordon will be examined at a local hospital Tuesday as a precaution. "He'll be all right," Manuel said. "Two to three days of rest should take care of it."

Wade Miller, chc

Miller, on the 60-day disabled list, will start for Triple-A Iowa against the Astros' minor league affiliate in nearby Round Rock on Wednesday. Miller, a former Astro, was with the Cubs in Houston, where they opened a three-game series on Monday.


Aramis Ramirez, chc

Of Ramirez's 28 homers, 20 have come on the road. The third baseman also has nine RBIs the past six games.

Billy Wagner, nym

Wagner's save Sunday was his 312th, moving him into sole possession of 15th place on baseball's career list. Robb Nen ranks 14th with 314.

Brad Radke, min

Radke has a torn labrum, and he's not considering surgery since he plans to call it quits after the season. For someone who has never been a strikeout specialist, such a weakness has made Radke's fastball even more vulnerable. That made it more critical for one of the game's best control pitchers to work the corners and effectively change speeds.

Craig Breslow, bos

The Red Sox recalled Breslow on Monday in an effort to help their overworked and struggling bullpen. He was called up one day after relievers Manny Delcarmen, Craig Hansen and Jonathan Papelbon all pitched poorly in an 11-9 win over Baltimore.

Ivan Rodriguez, det

Rodriguez said there is no link between Sunday's eighth-inning ejection and the Tigers' struggles this weekend. He is hitless in his last 16 at-bats after going 0-for-12 during the three-game sweep by the White Sox. "It was not out of frustration at all because we lost all three games," Rodriguez said.

Jonathan Papelbon, bos

Papelbon's 31 saves are six fewer than Kaz Sasaki's major league record of 37 for a rookie set in 2000 with Seattle.

Jorge Posada, nyy

Posada went 0-for-4 Sunday and is now hitless in his last 25 at-bats.

Jose Lopez, sea

Lopez was given Sunday's game off after bruising his left thumb earlier in the Texas series.

Manny Ramirez, bos

Ramirez's 27-game hitting streak which ended Sunday was the sixth longest in team history. Dom DiMaggio set the team record of 34 in 1949.

Scott Rolen, stl

Rolen returned to the lineup Sunday after sitting out three games with back spasms, going 1-for-4 with a double and walk. Manager Tony La Russa had hinted Rolen might get the weekend off, but Rolen was added to the lineup about 2½ hours before gametime.

Troy Glaus, tor

Glaus injured his knee swinging and missing at a pitch.


Andruw Jones, atl

Jones' bases-loaded walk on Sunday against the Milwaukee Brewers gives him 100 RBIs for the fifth time in his career.

Ben Broussard, sea

Broussard was held out of the Seattle Mariners' game on Saturday after being hit in the back of the knee with a pitch on Friday. Broussard said the knee was just bruised and the injury was minor and he should be back on Sunday.

Brian Shackelford, cin

The Cincinnati Reds recalled Shackelford from Louisville on Sunday.

Cliff Floyd, nym

New York Mets manager Willie Randolph said on Saturday Floyd is "not even close to playing." The team is considering shutting him down for a while in hopes of saving his season. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday.

David DeJesus, kan

With a single in the first inning on Sunday, DeJesus extended his streak of reaching base safely to 19 games. The Cleveland Indians center fielder is hitting .308 (24-for-78) with nine RBIs and eight walks during this stretch.

David Ortiz, bos

The Boston Red Sox rested Ortiz on Sunday as the team prepares for matchups against the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees.

Horacio Ramirez, atl

Ramirez was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Friday with a sprained middle finger. He is expected to miss at least one month and possibly the remainder of the season for the Atlanta Braves.

Ivan Rodriguez, det

Rodriguez was ejected in the eighth inning during the Detroit Tigers' game against the Chicago White Sox on Sunday after arguing with the home plate umpire over strike calls.

Jered Weaver, laa

On Sunday, Weaver became the first rookie since Livian Hernandez to win his first eight straight decisions. Hernandez did it with Florida in 1997. Weaver pitched six innings, allowing one run and three hits while striking out eight in the Los Angeles Angels' 5-3 win.

Jeremy Guthrie, cle

Guthrie was optioned back to Buffalo on Sunday when the Cleveland Indians called up Andrew Brown.

Jose Vidro, was

Vidro will start minor league work on Sunday after missing 3 1/2 weeks because of a left hamstring injury. The Washington Nationals second baseman hopes to make a Double-A start next Tuesday.

Keith Foulke, bos

Foulke felt stiffness in his back on Friday and the Boston Red Sox decided to keep him on the disabled list.

Khalil Greene, sdg

Greene left Sunday's game after being hit by a pitch in his left hand. The San Diego Padres' shortstop just returned to the lineup on Friday after missing six games because of a sprained middle finger.

Luke Hudson, kan

Hudson allowed 11 runs in 1-3 of an inning on Sunday in the Kansas City Royals' 13-0 loss to the Cleveland Indians. Hudson walked three and gave up a grand slam in that span.

Mark Prior, chc

Prior was put on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday with shoulder tendinitis. This will be his third trip this season and eighth time in his four year career. He was 1-6 with a 7.21 ERA in nine starts this year.

Nate McLouth, pit

Mc Louth was held out of the starting lineup on Saturday because of a sore left ankle. The Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder suffered the injury on Friday, and the team hopes to have him back on Sunday.

Stephen Drew, ari

Drew was scratched from the Arizona Diamondbacks lineup on Saturday with a sore right hand. He is expected to play on Sunday.

Travis Hafner, cle

Hafner hit his sixth grand slam on Sunday in the Cleveland Indians' win over the Kansas City Royals. The homer was his 35th of the season and tied Don Mattingly's single-season record for grand slams.

Willy Aybar, atl

The Atlanta Braves placed Aybar on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday with a broken bone in his left hand and a sprained left middle finger. He suffered the injury after trying to slide during a stolen base attempt on July 30, but tried to play through the injury until it became too painful.


Chan Ho Park, sdg

Park returned from an abdominal on Friday and allowed three runs and eight hits with three strikeouts in five innings for the Padres in a 4-2 loss to the Houston Astros. It was his first start since July 25.

Chris Michalak, cin

Michalak was recalled by the Reds from Triple-A Louisville on Saturday after Kent Mercker was placed on the 15-day disabled list with left elbow inflammation. The 35-year-old Michalak has not pitched in the majors since 2002 with the Texas Rangers.

Curtis Pride, laa

Pride started in left field for the injured Garrett Anderson (back spasms) in the Angels' 5-2 loss to the New York Yankees on Saturday. He went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in his first start of the season.

Derrek Lee, chc

Lee will be allowed to start baseball-related activities on Monday after undergoing tests on his left wrist. The Cubs first baseman has only played 34 games this season due to the wrist injury. "The inflammation and soreness have been resolved," Cubs trainer Mark O'Neal said. "It looks good."

Garret Anderson, laa

Anderson was scratched from the Angels lineup on Saturday with back spasms. He is listed as day-to-day, but is expected to return on Sunday. Curtis Pride filled in for him in left field.

Jeff DaVanon, ari

DaVanon was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Sunday, by the Diamondbacks on Friday due to a sprained left ankle. The center fielder suffered the injury sliding into second base in a 9-3 loss to the Houston Astros on Aug. 5. Scott Hairston was recalled from Triple-A Tucson to fill in for the injured DaVanon.

John Smoltz, atl

Smoltz pitched his third complete game of the season when he allowed one run and five hits with eight strikeouts in nine innings for the Braves in a 2-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday. The 39-year-old right-hander has won six consecutive games over eight starts with a 2.79 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 58 innings. He has not lost since dropping his third start in a row on June 13 against the Florida Marlins.

Josh Sharpless, pit

Sharpless was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Pirates on Friday due to a sprained right ankle. The rookie right-hander suffered the injury in the sixth inning of the Pirates' 14-1 loss to the Houston Astros on Wednesday.

Kent Mercker, cin

Mercker was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday to left elbow inflammation. This is the 38-year-old left-handed reliever's third trip to the disabled list with the injury. The Reds recalled Chris Michalak from Triple-A Louisville to take his spot on the roster.

Khalil Greene, sdg

Greene returned to the Padres on Friday after missing four games with a sprained middle finger on his left hand. The shortstop went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in a 4-2 loss to the Houston Astros after being cleared to play by a specialist earlier in the day.

Kip Wells, tex

Wells suffered a twisted left foot and left the Rangers' 14-7 win over the Seattle Mariners on Friday in the fourth inning. The right-hander got injured on an awkward follow-through on a pitch to Ichiro Suzuki with no outs in the fourth. He is listed as day-to-day and will be re-evaluated on Saturday.

Kris Benson, bal

Benson was activated from the disabled list by the Orioles on Saturday, as he returns from right elbow tendinitis. The right-hander will start against the Boston Red Sox on Saturday in his first outing since July 25.

Rafael Soriano, sea

The Seattle Times reported that Soriano was unavailable to pitch for the Mariners on Thursday due to continuing problems with his right shoulder fatigue. The right-hander has appeared in three games, since being removed from the disabled list on Aug. 4 with the injury.

Robinson Cano, nyy

Cano went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer to help the Yankees to a 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday. The second baseman has gone 9-for-19 (.474) with four doubles, two homers and four RBIs in his last five games, since being activated from the disabled list with a left hamstring strain.

Scott Hairston, ari

Hairston was recalled from Triple-A Tucson on Friday by the Diamondbacks to replace the injured Jeff DaVanon on the roster. DaVanon was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Sunday, with a sprained left ankle.

Scott Kazmir, tam

Kazmir was activated from the disabled list by the Devil Rays on Friday after suffering from soreness in his left shoulder. The left-hander made his first start since July 23, allowing three runs and four hits with six strikeouts in five innings of a 5-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Friday.

Scott Rolen, stl

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Rolen took grounders and hit in a batting cage on Friday, as he tries to return from back spasms. The third baseman is listed as day-to-day and may return to the Cardinals for Sunday's contest with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Until then, Scott Spiezio is expected continue filling in for him.

Shawn Chacon, pit

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that the Pirates will skip Chacon's turn in the rotation on Monday after the right-hander had his knee drained and he received a cortisone shot. He is day-to-day and is expected to make his next start. Victor Santos is expected to start for the Pirates on Monday against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Tim Wakefield, bos

The Providence Journal reported that Red Sox manager Terry Francona is targeting next weekend's series against the New York Yankees for Wakefield to return from a stress fracture in his rib cage. The knuckle-baller has not pitched since suffering the injury during a 5-4 Boston win over the Kansas City Royals on July 17.

Victor Santos, pit

Santos is expected to start for the Pirates on Monday against the Milwaukee Brewers, replacing injured starting pitcher Shawn Chacon in the rotation. Chacon is day-to-day after having his knee drained and receiving a cortisone shot.


Alex Rios, tor

Rios, who returned to the lineup July 28 after missing a month with an infection in his lower left leg, has struggled to rediscover his rhythm. Manager John Gibbons said the team probably brought him back too soon and should have extended his rehab assignment a little bit longer in Triple-A. Rios, after batting fifth the day before against Baltimore, was in the leadoff spot Thursday with Reed Johnson getting a rest.

Carlos Beltran, nym

Beltran did not play for the Mets in a 7-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Thursday, as manager Willie Randolph gave him the day off to rest his sore knees. He is expected to return to the lineup for Friday's contest with the Washington Nationals.

Chris Duncan, stl

Duncan went 2-for-5 with two solo homers for the Cardinals in a 6-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday. It was the first baseman's third consecutive multi-hit game and his fourth in his last seven. He has gone 7-for-14 (.500) with three homers and four RBIs in his last three games.

Endy Chavez, nym

Chavez went 2-for-4 with one RBI and two stolen bases for the Mets in a 7-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Thursday. The center fielder went 3-for-3 with an RBI in Wednesday's 4-3 win.

Ervin Santana, laa

Santana was hit in the left leg by a line drive and left Thursday night's game against Cleveland after only five pitches. Tests at Lutheran Medical Center revealed no break and Santana was listed as day-to-day with a bruise.

Jason Giambi, nyy

Giambi was back in the lineup on Thursday after missing Wednesday's game because he was hit in the elbow by a pitch the previous night.

Johnny Damon, nyy

Damon was back in the lineup on Thursday after leaving in the fourth inning of Wednesday's game with a stiff right groin.

Juan Rivera, laa

Rivera has 46 RBIs in his last 48 starts.

Kip Wells, tex

Wells, scratched Monday because of his sore shoulder, says he's ready for his start Friday night, which will be his home debut for the Rangers in his native state. Texas acquired Wells in a July 31 trade with Pittsburgh. Two MRI exams this week revealed no structural damage.

Micah Bowie, was

Bowie left the Nationals' 5-2 win over the Florida Marlins on Wednesday with a mild shoulder strain after facing three batters in the seventh inning. The left-hander is listed as day-to-day and is expected to be sidelined for several days.

Rondell White, min

The Twins placed White on the 15-day disabled list after Thursday night's game due to a strained left hamstring. White last played in the field on July 30, and he has been used only as a designated hitter or pinch-hitter since. He did some running Thursday afternoon, manager Ron Gardenhire said, but he still felt tightness in the muscle.

Scott Rolen, stl

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Rolen will not start for the Cardinals on Friday against the Pittsburgh Pirates and may sit out the entire three-game series, due to back spasms. The third baseman left the Cardinals' 8-7 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday in the third inning with the injury. He is listed as day-to-day with Scott Spiezio expected continue filling in for him.

Tom Gorzelanny, pit

Gorzelanny allowed two runs and five hits with six strikeouts in six innings for the Pirates in a 5-2 loss to the Houston Astros on Thursday. It was the 24-year-old left-hander's fourth consecutive outing that reached at least the sixth inning.


Brandon Webb, ari

The East Valley Tribune reported that Webb is expected to come back from soreness in his right elbow and return to the Diamondbacks' rotation on Saturday against the Florida Marlins.

Carlos Lee, tex

Lee hit a solo homer off Barry Zito in the first inning Wednesday. It was the slugger's first homer since joining the Rangers in a pre-deadline trade with Milwaukee, where he hit 28 this season.

Chris Capuano, mil

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported that Capuano's next start for the Brewers will be moved from Saturday to Friday against the Atlanta Braves.

Chris Denorfia, cin

The Reds optioned Denorfia to Triple-A Louisville on Thursday to make room on the roster for left fielder Todd Hollandsworth.

Jason Giambi, nyy

Yankees manager Joe Torre said Giambi was fine after getting hit by a pitch on the elbow Tuesday night. Giambi was out of the lineup Wednesday and is day-to-day. X-rays were negative.

Jay Witasick, oak

The A's activated Witasick from the 15-day disabled list Wednesday.

Johnny Damon, nyy

Damon left Wednesday's game in the fourth with a stiff right groin.

Josh Sharpless, pit

Sharpless sprained his right ankle and left the Pirates' 14-1 loss to the Houston Astros in the sixth inning on Wednesday. He is listed as day-to-day.

Khalil Greene, sdg

Greene will visit a specialist in Houston on Friday to examine his sprained middle finger on his left hand. "We are concerned now with Greeney," Padres manager Bruce Bochy said. "We definitely thought he would be ready to go in the series. He's not. He's not responding as well as he was the first day that he hurt it. He made so much progress, that is why there was optimism he'd be ready in New York. We're going to have him looked at in Houston by a hand specialist."

Lastings Milledge, nym

Milledge did not play for the Mets in Thursday's 7-3 win over the San Diego Padres, after he went 0-for-2 with two walks and two strikeouts in Wednesday's 4-3 win against them. The 21-year-old right fielder has gone 3-for-22 (.136) with two RBIs in eight games, since being recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Aug. 1.

Lew Ford, min

Ford, who is on the DL with a right oblique strain, has been sent to Triple-A Rochester for an injury rehab assignment.

Livan Hernandez, ari

The East Valley Tribune reported that Hernandez will make his Diamondbacks' debut when he starts on Friday against the Florida Marlins. The right-hander was traded by the Washington Nationals to the Diamondbacks on Monday for a pair of minor league pitchers.

Mike Maroth, det

Maroth, who has been sidelined since May with elbow problems, made a rehab start for Triple-A Toledo. He allowed three runs _ including two homers _ in three-plus innings.

Nick Markakis, bal

Markakis is batting .400 (16-for-40) over his last 12 games.

Scott Rolen, stl

Rolen left the Cardinals' 8-7 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday in the third inning due to back spasms. He is listed as day-to-day with Scott Spiezio expected to replace him.

Scott Spiezio, stl

Spiezio went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in the Cardinals' 6-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday. He was filling in for injured third baseman Scott Rolen, who is listed as day-to-day with back spasms. Spiezio hit homers in consecutive games playing for the injured Rolen. He went 1-for-2 with a two-run shot in Wednesday's 8-7 loss to the Reds.

Todd Hollandsworth, cin

Hollandsorth made his Reds debut in Thursday's 6-1 loss to the Cardinals, when he grounded to first to lead off the ninth inning as a pinch hitter. The left fielder was acquired by the Reds on Wednesday from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for a player to be named later or cash.

Tony Clark, ari

The Arizona Republic reported that Clark played catch on Wednesday from 100 feet away as he tries to come back from a right shoulder strain. Once the first baseman can reach from 120 feet, he will be sent on a minor league rehabillitation assignment.


Adam LaRoche, atl

LaRoche was a late scratch from the Braves' lineup Tuesday. He's been bothered by a sore left wrist since being struck with a pitch by Cincinnati's Bronson Arroyo on Saturday. LaRoche started the last two games, going 1-for-7 with an RBI. Scott Thorman took over at first for his ailing teammate.

Boof Bonser, min

Bonser was optioned from Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday by the Minnesota Twins to take the place of injured left-hander Francisco Liriano. He is scheduled to start on Saturday.

Braden Looper, stl

Looper left Tuesday's game in the eighth inning with a sore back, and manager Tony La Russa said Wednesday he expected Looper to be sidelined for a few days.

Brandon Claussen, cin

Claussen is scheduled to have surgery Monday to clean out his pitching shoulder. Claussen is expected to be ready for spring training.

Brandon Webb, ari

Webb, who missed his last scheduled start with a sore elbow, threw in the bullpen Tuesday and is expected to start either Friday or Saturday against Florida.

Chad Tracy, ari

Tracy was back in the lineup Tuesday night after leaving Monday's game because of back spasms. Tracy slid head first into third base, colliding face and neck first with 3B Pedro Feliz's knee and arching his back awkwardly.

Cliff Floyd, nym

Floyd got some treatment for his tender Achilles' tendon and is day to day. Manager Willie Randolph doesn't think Floyd will have to go on the DL.

Corey Koskie, mil

Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Corey Koskie saw Dr. Michael Collins, who also treated Giants catcher Mike Matheny, for his post-concussion symptoms, after banging his head on July 5. There is no timetable for Koskie's return.

Doug Mirabelli, bos

Mirabelli missed his third straight game on Tuesday after spraining his left ankle in Boston's 3-2 win on Friday at Tampa Bay. Red Sox manager Terry Francona hopes to have him back on Thursday.

Francisco Liriano, min

The Minnesota Twins expect to put Liriano on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday to recover from what the team says is muscular inflammation in his throwing elbow. The move would be retroactive to Tuesday.

Gustavo Chacin, tor

Chacin allowed two run in five innings during a Triple-A start on Wednesday and is expected to join the Toronto Blue Jays for their weekend series against the Minnesota Twins. The team plans to start him on Tuesday.

Jason Giambi, nyy

Giambi left the New York Yankees game against the Chicago White Sox in the eighth inning on Tuesday after being hit by a pitch. He was not in the starting lineup on Wednesday.

Juan Uribe, chw

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Uribe will be out of the Chicago White Sox's lineup at least until Thursday. He has missed four games already, and the team is considering moving him to the disabled list.

Justin Speier, tor

The Toronto Blue Jays put Speier on the disabled list on Tuesday because of pain in his right forearm. He's scheduled to undergo an MRI on Wednesday.

Keith Foulke, bos

Foulke continued his rehab assignment in Triple-A Pawtucket after being put on the disabled by the Boston Red Sox on June 12 with elbow tendinitis. The team is hoping to have him rejoin the team on Friday.

Lance Berkman, hou

Lance Berkman said he's "90 percent" recovered from a left groin injury that kept him out of the lineup for six games. Berkman has started 30 games in right field and 63 at first base this season and would rather stay in the infield the rest of the season.

Logan Kensing, fla

The Marlins put right-hander Logan Kensing on the 15-day disabled list with an arm injury Wednesday.

Mark Loretta, bos

Loretta was hit by a pitch in the fifth inning of the Boston Red Sox's game against the Kansas City Royals. X-rays on his elbow were negative, but he is considered day to day.

Mark Lowe, sea

Lowe has been sidelined since Saturday with a sore elbow. He was unavailable on Tuesday and isn't expected to pitch on Wednesday. The Seattle Mariners hopes to have him back on Thursday.

Miguel Cairo, nyy

Cairo was placed on the 15-day DL on Tuesday, retroactive to Aug. 6 with a strained left hamstring. With the move the New York Yankees were able to make room for Robinson Cano on their roster. The team hopes to have him back by September.

Omar Quintanilla, col

The Colorado Rockies activated Quintanilla from the DL on Aug. 4 and optioned him to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Rickie Weeks, mil

Team physician Dr. William Raasch has recommended surgery for Weeks, who was placed on the DL July 29 (retroactive to July 25) with a sore right wrist that has not responded to rest and treatment. Surgery would end Weeks' season.

Robinson Cano, nyy

Cano returned to the New York Yankees lineup for the first time since June 25 after being sidelined by a hamstring injury. He was 3-for-5 with a double against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday.

Rodrigo Lopez, bal

The Baltimore Orioles will skip Lopez's sturn in the rotation after Erik Bedard asked Baltimore manager Sam Perlozzo for an extra day to recover from his last start. This is also because the team has three off-days in the first 14 days of August, and they want to avoid the entire rotation having an extended break between starts.

Rondell White, min

After coming in as a pinch-hitter in the Minnesota Twins' game on Monday, White returned to the lineup on Wednesday. He was 1-for-3 with a double.

Roy Halladay, tor

Halladay tied Justin Verlander and Curt Schilling for the major league lead in wins with his 14th win of the season on Wednesday against the Baltimore Orioles. The Toronto Blue Jays right-hander allowed three runs in 7 1-3 innings. He also struck out five batters.

Shane Komine, oak

The Oakland Athletics optioned Shane Komine back to Triple-A Sacramento after Jay Witasick returned off the disabled list.

Tim Wakefield, bos

Wakefield has begun throwing up to 120 feet, but has still not pitched off the mound. Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona said he hopes to have Wakefield pitching on the mound on Monday, but that a return to the rotation is still several weeks away.

Todd Hollandsworth, cin

The Reds acquired Hollandsworth from the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday for a player to be named.

Willy Taveras, hou

Manager Phil Garner thinks Taveras has played as well as he has all season since he returned to the everyday lineup in late July. Taveras has an 11-game hitting streak and hit his first homer of the season in Arizona on Aug. 4.


Brandon Webb, ari

Webb, who missed his last start with soreness in his right elbow, played catch in the outfield before Monday night's game and will throw in the bullpen on Tuesday. Barring any setbacks, Webb is expected to make his scheduled start on Friday.

Casey Blake, cle

The Cleveland Indians placed Blake on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday with a sprained right ankle. He hurt his ankle on Saturday in Detroit. This is Blake's second time on the DL in his career. He was on the DL from June 14 to July 13 with a strained oblique muscle.

Chipper Jones, atl

Jones took batting practice from the left side before the game. Jones has been on the 15-day disabled list since July 29 with a strained left oblique muscle. The switch-hitter reinjured his side while batting left-handed, forcing him onto the DL for the second time this season. "It felt good," said Jones, who is eligible to come off the DL after Sunday's game against Milwaukee.

Cliff Lee, cle

Lee signed a three-year, $14 million contract extension with the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday.

Conor Jackson, ari

Jackson was hit on the left forearm with a pitch in the bottom of the fifth Monday and left the game after the inning ended. X-rays were negative and he's day-to-day.

Craig Monroe, det

Monroe extended his hitting streak to a career-best 14 games with a first-inning single Monday. The hit also increased Monroe's career batting average against Minnesota to .348.

Daniel Cabrera, bal

The Baltimore Orioles recalled Cabrera from Triple-A Ottawa on Tuesday after sending him down in July to work on his confidence.

Elmer Dessens, lad

Dessens was placed on the DL on Monday with a sprained left ankle, retroactive to Aug. 3.

Francisco Liriano, min

The Minnesota Twins will likely put Liriano on the DL according to Twins manager Ron Gardenhire. After missing his turn in the rotation last week because of soreness in his throwing forearm, the Twins left-hander lasted just four innings on Monday, allowing four runs and 10 hits in the team's 9-3 loss."You want percentages, it would be 99.999 that he would go on the disabled list," Gardenhire said before the Twins' game at Detroit on Tuesday.

Horacio Ramirez, atl

Ramirez left Monday's with an injured finger in the fifth.

Jay Witasick, oak

Witasick was placed in the disabled on June 23 with left ankle tendinitis. He is eligible to come off the DL on Sunday.

Jeff Kent, lad

Kent returned from the disabled list Tuesday with two big hits. Kent homered, doubled and drove in three runs Monday night, and the Los Angeles Dodgers extended their winning streak to 10 games with a 7-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies. The four-time All-Star second baseman also made 10 putouts in his first start at first base since last September.

Juan Uribe, chw

Uribe missed his second straight game on Monday with a stiff lower back. White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said if the problem persists, he may be put on the disabled list, but he expects Uribe to be ready on Tuesday when the team opens a series against the New York Yankees.

Justin Morneau, min

Morneau needs one homer to become the first Twins player to hit 30 in a season since Kent Hrbek, Tom Brunansky and Gary Gaetti all did it in 1987. Morneau would also become just the fourth Canadian to hit 30 homers in a season, joining Larry Walker, Matt Stairs and Jason Bay.

Matt Garza, min

The Minnesota Twins purchased Garza's contract from Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday after Francisco Liriano's pitching arm continued to bother him during Tuesday's start.

Russ Ortiz, bal

Ortiz fell to 0-8 this season after another rough start on Monday against the Toronto Blue Jays. Baltimore lost 8-1 after Ortiz allowed six runs, including two homers, in three innings.

Ryan Garko, cle

Garko was called up from Triple-A Buffalo by the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday after Casey Blake was placed on the 15-day DL.


Cliff Floyd, nym

Floyd still felt some tenderness in his Achilles' tendon and did not start Sunday's game. He hopes to be ready by Tuesday when the Mets open up a three-game set with the San Diego Padres.

Craig Monroe, det

Monroe was 2-for-4 on Sunday and is batting .412 (21-for-51) in a 13-game hitting streak, the longest of his career.

David Wright, nym

Wright signed a six-year $55 million contract extension with the New York Mets Sunday. The Mets' third baseman is hitting .308 with 22 home runs and 82 RBIs this season. He has stolen 11 bases and was also voted the starting third baseman for the NL All-Star team

Freddy Sanchez, pit

Sanchez was given the day off Sunday. Sanchez, the NL batting leader at .339, has struggled in his last nine games, batting .216 (8-for-37).

Gary Majewski, cin

Majewski (inflammation in his right shoulder) went on the disabled list Monday.

Hideki Matsui, nyy

Matsui will have his injured left wrist re-examined Friday, at which time he could be cleared to intensify his workouts. Matsui is currently hitting off a tee with a mini-bat, one-handed with his right arm. He is also throwing in the outfield, but is having a second person catch the return throws for him.

Jason Giambi, nyy

Giambi hit his 32nd homer Sunday, matching his total for 2005. Giambi, who went 3-for-3, entered the game with four hits in his last 29 at bats.

Jason Standridge, cin

Standridge (back spasms) went on the disabled list Monday.

Jeff Conine, bal

Conine went 3-3 Sunday and has batted .325 (27-83) since the All-Star break.

Jeff Kent, lad

Kent (side muscle) may be activated from the disabled list Monday, manager Grady Little said. Kent has been on the DL since July 18 and has been bothered by the injury for more than a month.

Jim Thome, chw

Thome has been productive since returning to the lineup on Friday after missing four games because of tendinitis in his right wrist and back spasms. Thome went 6-for-10 with five RBIs, three runs scored and four walks over the weekend.

Kip Wells, tex

Wells, scheduled to start Monday night at Oakland, was sent back to Texas to see team physician Keith Meister about the soreness in his pitching shoulder that forced him out of his previous start.

Kris Benson, bal

Benson was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday, giving him additional time to recover from tendinitis in his right elbow.

Livan Hernandez, ari

Hernandez was traded by the Washington Nationals to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday for a pair of minor league pitchers.

Logan Kensing, fla

Kensing left Sunday's game with elbow soreness. He is to undergo a precautionary MRI exam on his elbow but is expected to be sidelined only three to five days, manager Joe Girardi said.

Maicer Izturis, laa

Izturis left Sunday's game with a tight right hamstring. Manager Mike Scioscia said after the game that Izturis could be available Monday if needed, but would likely get the day off.

Mark Kotsay, oak

Kotsay left Sunday's game in the seventh inning with back spasms but not before extending his hitting streak to 13 games with a single in the third inning. His career high is 16 games.

Mike Sweeney, kan

Sweeney, who is rehabbing with Triple-A Omaha, went 1-for-3 with a walk and a RBI double on Sunday. Sweeney, who went on the disabled list May 2 with a bulging disc, could be activated by Tuesday.

Orlando Hudson, ari

Hudson was held out of the lineup Sunday because of a sore left ankle.

Ryan Franklin, cin

The Reds shuffled their bullpen again Monday by acquiring Franklin from the Philadelphia Phillies for cash and a player to be named.

Ted Lilly, tor

Lilly was scratched from his scheduled start Monday against the Baltimore Orioles because of a stiff neck.


Craig Biggio, hou

Biggio became the 34th player in major league history to record 2,900 career hits in the Houston Astros' 9-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday. The Astros second baseman went 1-for-5 Saturday.

David Ortiz, bos

Ortiz became the first Boston Red Sox player to hit 40 home runs in three straight seasons with a fifth-inning homer Sunday against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Ortiz hit his AL-best 40th homer this season off Devil Rays starter J.P. Howell. It was also his seventh homer off Tampa Bay this season.

Jason Bartlett, min

Bartlett had a career-high five hits in the Minnesota Twins' 11-5 win over the Kansas City Royals Sunday. The Twins shortstop is Minnesota's No. 9 hitter and is riding a nine-game hitting streak. He went 5-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs Sunday.

Javier Vazquez, chw

Vazquez struck out a season-high 13 in eight innings of the Chicago White Sox's 7-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday. Vazquez finished one strikeout shy of his career high set Aug. 3, 2003 against the Chicago Cubs. He allowed one run, two hits and also walked two batters in winning his first start since July 6.

Trevor Hoffman, sdg

Hoffman set a major league record Saturday, reaching his 11th 30-save season in the San Diego Padres' 6-3 win over the Washington Nationals. The Padres' closer was tied with Lee Smith for most 30-save seasons at 10. Hoffman is 12 saves behind Smith's major league record for career saves (478).

Vladimir Guerrero, laa

Guerrero had a 44-game hitting streak against the Texas Rangers snapped in Saturday's 10-3 loss. The Los Angeles Angels outfielder walked his first four at-bats Saturday against Texas and finished 0-for-1. He's been walked 16 times this season and 186 times in his 11-year career.


Barry Bonds, sfo

Bonds hit his 723rd career home run with a solo shot to center in the seventh inning of the San Francisco Giants' 5-2 win over the Colorado Rockies Friday. It was his first homer since July 20 against the San Diego Padres, ending a span of 26 at-bats without another. Bonds has 15 homers this season and went 1-for-3 Friday. He's batting .241 with 46 RBIs this season.

Bartolo Colon, laa

Colon who learned Friday he has a rotator cuff problem could miss the rest of the season. The Los Angeles Angels right-hander had an MRI exam which revealed a partial thickness tear of the rotator cuff, requiring aggressive rehab. Angels general manager Bill Stoneman said surgery was not mentioned during his conversation with the team doctor.

Bryan Corey, bos

Corey was designated for assignment on Saturday.

Chase Utley, phi

Utley's hitting streak ended at 35 straight games Friday in the Philadelphia Phillies' 5-3 win over the New York Mets. The Phillies second baseman went 0-for-5 against the Mets, closing a hitting streak that tied him for 10th longest in the history of the majors. Utley had nine home runs, two triples, 14 doubles and 30 RBIs during the run.

Joe Crede, chw

Crede left Saturday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays with back stiffness. The Chicago White Sox third baseman was replaced by Pablo Ozuna to start the bottom of the fourth inning.

Jon Garland, chw

Garland got his eighth straight win Friday, outpitching Toronto Blue Jays starter Roy Halladay in the Chicago White Sox 6-4 win Friday. Garland allowed three runs including one homer and eight hits in six innings for his eighth win since June 13.

Scott Kazmir, tam

Tampa Bay Devil Rays manager Joe Maddon said Kazmir will return to action on Friday, Aug. 11 against the Oakland Athletics. Kazmir went on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder inflammation retroactive to July 24.


Brandon Webb, ari

The Arizona Republic reported that the Diamondbacks will decide on Friday when Webb will pitch next after he suffered a sore right elbow. The right-hander underwent an MRI on Tuesday that showed no damage and he pitched a bullpen session on Thursday that went well. He is scheduled to start on Saturday against the Houston Astros and Roger Clemens

Chris Coste, phi

Coste went 4-for-5 with two RBIs for the Phillies in an 8-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday. The catcher has gone 12-for-25 (.480) with two homers and seven RBIs in his last seven games.

Fausto Carmona, cle

After blowing saves in three consecutive appearances, Carmona will retain his role as closer, Indians manager Eric Wedge said.

Francisco Liriano, min

Liriano, who was skipped from a Wednesday start with inflammation in the forearm muscle, is scheduled to make his next start on Monday at Detroit.

Jack Wilson, pit

Wilson did not play for the Pirates in their 6-0 win over the Chicago Cubs on Friday due to a sore calf. The shortstop is not expected to play in Saturday's contest, but may return Sunday.

Javy Lopez, bos

Lopez was traded from the Baltimore Orioles to Boston on Friday, a deal that gives the former All-Star another chance to play and provides the Red Sox a replacement for injured catcher Jason Varitek. The Orioles sent Lopez and cash to the Red Sox for a player to be named.

Jay Payton, oak

Payton was hit by a fastball on the right hand Thursday.

Jimmy Rollins, phi

Rollins went 3-for-5 with a career-high two homers, four RBIs and five runs for the Phillies in a 16-8 over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday.

Justin Verlander, det

Verlander will miss his start on Sunday because of fatigue in his right arm.

Khalil Greene, sdg

Greene left the Padres' 5-2 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday after the sixth inning due to a sprained middle finger on his left hand. The shortstop suffered the injury while hitting in the fourth inning and underwent X-rays that were negative. He is listed as day-to-day and will undergo further tests. Geoff Blum is expected to fill-in for the injured Greene.

Mike DiFelice, nym

DiFelice was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk by the Mets on Friday to replace injured catcher Ramon Castro, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique muscle.

Mike Koplove, ari

The Diamondbacks recalled Koplove from Triple-A Tucson on Thursday. The right-hander allowed one run and two hits in one inning of relief for Arizona in a 7-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Thursday.

Mike Lowell, bos

Lowell left Thursday's game in the eighth inning after fouling a ball off his foot. He will be examined Friday.

Ramon Castro, nym

Castro was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Mets on Friday due to a strained left oblique muscle. The catcher suffered the injury during batting practice last weekend in Atlanta. The Mets have recalled catcher Mike DiFelice from Triple-A Norfolk to backup starter Paul Lo Duca.

Robinson Cano, nyy

Cano singled twice and had an RBI grounder in his first minor league game since being sidelined by a strained left hamstring in late June. Cano is scheduled to play three games for Double-A Trenton starting Friday and rejoin the Yankees next Tuesday.

Rocco Baldelli, tam

Baldelli was a late scratch Thursday because of right hamstring soreness. He has made 44 starts since being activated from the DL on June 7 after missing 221 consecutive games with left knee, right elbow and hamstring injuries. Baldelli was hurt running out a grounder on Wednesday.

Ryan Roberts, tor

Roberts homered in the fifth inning Thursday for his first major league hit.

Tom Gorzelanny, pit

Gorzelanny pitched eight innings for the Pirates, limiting the Chicago Cubs to two hits in a 6-0 win on Friday. It gave the left-hander consecutive wins for the first time in his career, as the Evergreen Park, Ill. native continues to get better on the mound.

Travis Harper, tam

The Devil Rays placed Harper on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder injury Wednesday. Devil Rays manager Joe Maddon said Harper will undergo a two-week rehab period before being re-evaluated.

Xavier Nady, pit

Nady went 4-for-5 with three doubles and two RBIs for the Pirates in a 6-0 win over the Chicago Cubs on Friday. The right fielder doubled his batting average to .400 in his fourth game with the Pirates. He was acquired by Pittsburgh from the New York Mets in exchange for pitchers Roberto Hernandez and Oliver Perez before Monday's non-waiver trade deadline.


Adam LaRoche, atl

LaRoche left the Braves' 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday, after hitting a fifth-inning double and straining his right hamstring by sliding into second. The first baseman is listed as day-to-day, but is not expected to return to the lineup on Thursday.

Andy Green, ari

Green was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Diamondbacks on Thursday, after suffering left shoulder inflammation.

Brandon Harper, was

The Nationals purchased Harper's contract from Triple-A New Orleans on Thursday. The catcher will replace Robert Fick, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday with a left rib cartilage separation.

Brian Bannister, nym

Bannister will make his next rehabilitation start for Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday, as he tries to come back from a strained right hamstring to give the Mets more pitching depth. The right-hander has not pitched since April 26.

David Aardsma, chc

Aardsma was recalled by the Cubs from Triple-A Iowa on Thursday. The right-hander pitched a perfect sixth inning of relief, striking out two in Chicago's 10-2 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

David Wright, nym

Wright went 0-for-5 for the Mets in a 6-5 win over the Florida Marlins on Wednesday. The third baseman has gone 2-for-17 (.118) with no extra base hits or RBIs in his last four games.

Derrek Lee, chc

Lee is capable of doing everything except baseball stuff as he continues his rehabilitation on his right wrist for the Cubs. An MRI on Monday showed the wrist is normal. "We're not going to do anything baseball-wise until he feels 100 percent," Cubs athletic trainer Mark O'Neal said. "Like (general manager Jim Hendry) said the other day, we're not shutting him down. We want to know where we are with him when the season's over..."

Francisco Liriano, min

An exam on Liriano's sore left elbow Thursday showed the injury is muscle-related and not due to problems with any ligaments, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. The Minnesota Twins pitcher missed his scheduled start Wednesday, but said he'll make his next scheduled start on Sunday.

Glendon Rusch, chc

Rusch was placed on the 15-day disabled like by the Cubs on Thursday, due to a left lateral epicondylitis, also known as "tennis elbow."

Jason Varitek, bos

Varitek had arthroscopic knee surgery Thursday and was expected to begin rehabilitation immediately, though there was no timetable given for his return. The Boston Red Sox catcher left Monday's game after the third inning with a twisted left knee. He'd been hit on the knee Saturday when he blocked home plate and appeared to be favoring it while rounding second base Monday.

Jeff Weaver, stl

Weaver was expected to remain in the starting rotation despite giving up nearly a run per inning in his four starts for the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals. Acquired from the Los Angeles Angels in early July, Weaver is 1-2 with an 8.68 ERA for his new team. He gave up seven runs in 3 1-3 innings Wednesday night in a 16-8 loss to Philadelphia.

Jose Reyes, nym

Reyes signed a $23.25 million, four-year contract extension with the Mets on Thursday. The shortstop avoided salary arbitration after this season by signing the contract. "I think it's going to be great for me and my family," Reyes said. "I know that I'm going to be there for a long time."

Lance Berkman, hou

The Houston Chronicle reported that Berkman went through agility drills on Wednesday, as he tries to come back to the Astros from a left groin strain. He is expected to return to the team for Friday's contest against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Matt Treanor, fla

Treanor was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Marlins with a left shoulder strain. Paul Hoover is expected to take over the backup role to starting catcher Miguel Olivo.

Tim Wakefield, bos

Wakefield is still undergoing rehabilitation for the stress fracture in his rib cage and is not expected to join the Red Sox for their six-game road trip. The right-hander has not thrown from a mound.


Anthony Reyes, stl

The St. Louis Dispatch reported that Reyes' next start has for the Cardinals been moved to Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers to accomodate Chris Carpenter's regularly scheduled start on Friday against Milwaukee.

Barry Bonds, sfo

Bonds did not play in the Giants 4-1 loss to the Washington Nationals on Tuesday due to swelling in his right knee and is listed as day-to-day. Moises Alou replaced Bonds in left field during the loss and Randy Winn played in right.

Billy Wagner, nym

Wagner blew his fifth save of the season a walkoff two-run homer to pinch-hitter Josh Willingham in the ninth inning of the Mets' 6-5 loss to the Florida Marlins on Tuesday. It was the closer's first blown save since June 21, spanning nine opportunities in 13 appearances. He is 0-1 with a 2.63 ERA in that span.

Boof Bonser, min

Bonser was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Thursday after another rough start on Wednesday. Bonser gave up seven runs in four innings, although only four were earned. He is 2-3 with a 5.67 ERA over eight starts this season.

Carlos Guillen, det

Guillen hit for the Cycle in Detroit's 10-4 win over Tampa Bay on Tuesday. The Tigers shortstop is the 10th player in team history and third since 1951 to do so.

Francisco Liriano, min

Status: Liriano was scratched from Wednesday's start with the Twins because of discomfort in his left forearm. After experiencing discomfort in a bullpen session on Monday the team had him undergo an MRI and the results showed there was nothing to be too concerned about. He is expected to make a start next Monday against the Detroit Tigers.

Greg Maddux, lad

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Maddux will make his debut for the Dodgers against the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday. Maddux was traded from the Chicago Cubs to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday for infielder Cesar Izturis.

Jim Thome, chw

Thome did not play in Chicago's game on Tuesday because of back spasms. He hasn't played since Saturday because of soreness in his right wrist. Manager Ozzie Guillen said that while Thome could be back on Wednesday, with the team having an off day on Thursday, he might hold back the slugger until Friday.