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August 10, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: August 10, 2013

by Clint Chisam


Thanks to Jason Martinez and Clint Chisam of MLB Depth Charts, we'll now be bringing you daily news, notes, transactions, injury updates, and notable performances from the previous day's games...throughout the entire season! And if you like what you see here, don't forget to check out MLBDC's Insider subscription, which also includes starting pitcher rankings and matchups, top 25 batter vs. pitcher stat rankings, lineup tracker (includes lineups from past seven games), rotation report, stat tracker, and more!

Probable Pitchers for August 10, 2013

PITCHf/x cards of today's probable pitchers can be found here: BrooksBaseball.net Probable Pitchers

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(52-63) Padres - 2 at 7 - Reds (64-51)
(51-64) Cubs - 3 at 0 - Cardinals (66-49)
  • Cardinals SP Lance Lynn yielded three runs over 6 2/3 innings.
  • Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo produced a two-run single.
  • Cardinals OF Jon Jay finished 3-for-4 with two doubles.
  • Cubs SP Chris Rusin spun six scoreless innings while striking out five.
(52-63) Phillies - 2 at 9 - Nationals (55-60)
  • Nationals SP Dan Haren yielded two runs over seven strong innings.
  • Phillies SP John Lannan was blasted for eight runs over five innings.
  • Nationals 2B Anthony Rendon hit a two-run homer, drew a walk, and scored two runs.
  • Phillies 2B Chase Utley went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored.
(43-71) Marlins - 0 at 5 - Braves (71-45)
  • Braves 3B Chris Johnson blasted a three-run homer.
  • Braves SP Brandon Beachy delivered a dazzling performance, striking out six and scattering just three hits and a walk over eight scoreless innings.
  • Marlins OF Jake Marisnick went hitless for the fourth time in his past five games.
  • Marlins SP Jacob Turner was knocked around, surrendering five runs (four earned) on five hits over his five innings of work.
(70-45) Pirates - 1 at 10 - Rockies (53-64)
  • Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa allowed just one run over five innings.
  • Pirates SP Francisco Liriano was a complete disaster, giving up a career-high 10 runs over 2 1/3 innings.
  • Rockies C Wilin Rosario went 3-for-5 with a home run, four RBI and two runs scored.
  • Pirates OF Jose Tabata went 0-for-3 with a walk.
(52-61) Mets - 4 at 5 - Diamondbacks (59-55)

American League:

(52-62) Angels - 5 at 2 - Indians (62-54)
(70-48) Red Sox - 6 at 9 - Royals (60-53)
  • Royals OF Justin Maxwell went 3-for-5 including a solo homer.
  • Royals RP Greg Holland worked a perfect ninth inning, preserving a three-run advantage and earning his 31st save of the season.
  • Royals SP Ervin Santana lasted just 3 2/3 innings in a no-decision, getting knocked around to the tune of six runs on nine hits.
  • Red Sox DH David Ortiz smashed his 22nd homer of the season in a losing effort.
  • Red Sox SP Jake Peavy was hammered in a no-decision, allowing six runs on 10 hits over five-plus innings of work.
(50-62) Twins - 7 at 5 - White Sox (43-70) (Game 1)
  • Twins 1B Justin Morneau delivered a grand slam and a solo shot for insurance.
  • Twins SP Kyle Gibson yielded three runs in 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision.
  • White Sox SP John Danks struck out nine while allowing three runs in six-plus innings.
  • Batting third for the first time in his career, White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez had a two-run homer and a two-run single.
(51-62) Twins - 3 at 2 - White Sox (43-71) (Game 2) (10 innings)
  • Twins OF Oswaldo Arcia belted a solo homer in the 10th inning.
  • Twins RP Glen Perkins slammed the door in the 10th inning, protecting a one-run lead and earning his 28th save of the season.
  • Twins SP Liam Hendriks pitched well in his spot start during the nightcap, allowing a pair of runs on seven hits over six innings.
  • White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez went 1-for-5 with a solo homer.
  • White Sox SP Charles Leesman pitched well in a no-decision, allowing one run on four hits over five frames.
(68-46) Tigers - 3 at 4 - Yankees (58-56) (10 innings)
  • Yankees OF Brett Gardner delivered a two-out, game-winning RBI single in the 10th inning.
  • Yankees RP Mariano Rivera blew his second consecutive save chance, surrendering a two-out, game-tying homer to Miguel Cabrera.
  • Yankees SP Ivan Nova pitched extremely well in a no-decision, allowing one run on eight hits over seven strong innings of work.
  • Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera blasted a two-out, game-tying homer in the ninth inning, but it wasn't enough.
  • Tigers SP Rick Porcello pitched decently, allowing three runs on six hits over his five innings of work.
(65-49) Athletics - 14 at 6 - Blue Jays (53-62)
  • Athletics OF Josh Reddick had a power explosion, going deep three times while driving in five runs.
  • Athletics SP Jarrod Parker yielded three runs over six innings.
  • Blue Jays RP Esmil Rogers was hammered seven runs over three innings.
  • Athletics SS Jed Lowrie reached base in all five plate appearances, going 4-for-4 with a home run, four RBI, a walk, and two runs scored.
  • Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista finished 3-for-5 with a solo homer.
(66-50) Rangers - 9 at 5 - Astros (37-77)
Inter League:
(66-48) Rays - 6 at 7 - Dodgers (65-50)
  • Dodgers 2B Mark Ellis went 3-for-4 and tripled as part of a ninth-inning rally.
  • Rays SP David Price was stellar again, allowing just an unearned run over seven innings.
  • Rays RP Fernando Rodney blew a save and took a loss in spectacular fashion, giving up four runs -- three earned -- while getting just one out in the ninth.
(50-66) Brewers - 10 at 5 - Mariners (53-62)
(64-51) Orioles - 5 at 2 - Giants (51-64) (10 innings)
  • Orioles 1B Chris Davis delivered a two-run double in the top of the 10th.
  • Orioles SP Chris Tillman fanned nine while allowing one run in eight innings.
  • Orioles RP Jim Johnson gave up a run in the ninth to take his seventh blown save.
  • Orioles RP Tommy Hunter pitched a scoreless 10th with a three-run lead for a save.
  • Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong pitched six innings of two-run ball in his return from the disabled list.
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Marlins purchased the contract of C Koyie Hill from Triple-A New Orleans.
  • Marlins optioned C Rob Brantly to Triple-A New Orleans.
  • Phillies designated OF Delmon Young for assignment.
  • Rockies recalled LHP Christian Friedrich; placed him on the 60-day disabled list with lower back inflammation.
  • Giants activated RHP Ryan Vogelsong from the 60-day disabled list.
  • Giants optioned RHP Jean Machi to Triple-A Fresno.
  • Reds placed C Corky Miller on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 8, with a right quad contusion.
  • Reds activated C Ryan Hanigan from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Braves activated OF Jordan Schafer from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Braves optioned OF Jose Constanza to Triple-A Gwinnett.
American League:
  • Athletics optioned RHP Evan Scribner to Triple-A Sacramento.
  • Rays designated RHP Kyle Farnsworth for assignment.
  • Rangers acquired OF Alex Rios and cash considerations from the White Sox in exchange for a player to be named later.
  • MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan reports that the Rangers will send 2B Leury Garcia to the White Sox in the Alex Rios deal.
  • Indians recalled RHP Carlos Carrasco from Triple-A Columbus.
  • Twins recalled RHP Liam Hendriks from Triple-A Rochester.
  • Rays recalled RHP Josh Lueke from Triple-A Durham.
  • White Sox recalled OF Blake Tekotte from Triple-A Charlotte.
  • White Sox purchased the contract of LHP Charlie Leesman from Triple-A Charlotte.
  • CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that White Sox 1B Adam Dunn has passed through waivers.
  • Twins placed C/OF Ryan Doumit on the 7-day disabled list, retroactive to August 8, with a concussion.
  • Twins activated OF Josh Willingham from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Athletics transferred C John Jaso from the 7-day disabled list to the 15-day disabled list.
  • Red Sox OF Jackie Bradley, Jr. has been activated from the 7-day disabled list with Triple-A Pawtucket.
  • White Sox recalled OF Avisail Garcia from Triple-A Charlotte.
  • White Sox optioned LHP Charlie Leesman to Triple-A Charlotte.
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Rockies SP Tyler Chatwood's (elbow) MRI revealed no structural damage.
  • Phillies SP Roy Halladay (shoulder) will throw a simulated game at the Phillies' spring training complex in Clearwater, Florida on Saturday.
  • Dodgers manager Don Mattingly clarified that RP Brian Wilson (elbow) will work in a setup role in front of closer Kenley Jansen once he returns from the disabled list.
  • Reds OF Ryan Ludwick (shoulder) is expected to return from the disabled list on Monday.
  • Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Friday that OF Matt Kemp (ankle) is roughly 10-14 days away from returning to the lineup.
  • Brewers 2B Rickie Weeks (hamstring) will need surgery on his injured left hamstring, and will miss the remainder of the 2013 season.
  • SP Ross Detwiler (back) is reportedly "way ahead of schedule" in his recovery from a herniated disc in his lower back, and there's a chance that he could rejoin the Nationals before the end of the season.
  • Cubs C Diaoner Navarro is expected to avoid the disabled list after being diagnosed with a mild ankle sprain.
  • Reds RP Sean Marshall (shoulder) hasn't resumed throwing.
  • Cubs OF Jorge Soler (leg) will be examined Monday in Chicago.
  • Cubs RP Matt Guerrier is dealing with a flexor mass injury to his right elbow.
  • Pirates SP Wandy Rodriguez (forearm) is slated to throw 25 pitches in a bullpen session Saturday.
  • Padres OF Kyle Blanks (Achilles) will attempt to resume running when the Padres are in Colorado next week.
  • Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt (appendicitis) threw a bullpen session Friday.
  • Padres OF Carlos Quentin (knee) will likely be placed on the disabled after Friday's game.
  • Reds RP Nick Masset will undergo season-ending surgery next week for thoracic outlet syndrome.
  • Braves C Gerald Laird (kidney stone) will catch and bat second Friday in a rehab game with Triple-A Gwinnett.
  • Cardinals C Yadier Molina (knee) hit in the batting cage Friday.
  • Nationals RP Ross Ohlendorf (shoulder) will make a minor league rehab start Saturday with Triple-A Syracuse.
  • Reds SP Johnny Cueto (lat) hasn't resumed throwing.
American League:
  • Blue Jays C J.P. Arencibia underwent an MRI on his sore right knee.
  • Tigers C Alex Avila has been cleared to return to action after passing concussion tests.
  • Rays SP Matt Moore (elbow) will throw a bullpen session on Saturday or Sunday if he gets through another game of catch Friday with no issues.
  • The Astros expect SS Jonathan Villar (thumb) to play at some point in this weekend's series against the Rangers.
  • Mariners C Jesus Sucre (hand) began a rehab assignment with the Mariners' Arizona League affiliate Thursday.
  • Blue Jays RP Juan Perez will head for further testing after being removed from Friday's game with an undisclosed elbow injury.
  • Rangers SP Matt Harrison was removed from Friday's minor league rehab start with Double-A Frisco due to numbness in his left hand.
  • Rangers DH Lance Berkman (knee) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday.
  • SP Alex Cobb (concussion) tossed 4 1/3 innings in a minor league rehab start for High-A Charlotte on Friday, and afterwards declared himself ready to return to the Rays rotation.
  • Astros OF J.D. Martinez (wrist) plans to play winter ball over the offseason in an effort to make up for the time he's lost due to injury this season.
  • O's manager Buck Showalter indicated Friday that SP Jason Hammel (forearm) won't return from the disabled list when first eligible.
  • Rays SP Chris Archer indicated that everything felt normal after playing catch on Friday and that he'll make his next scheduled start on Tuesday.
  • Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (shoulder) said his 40-pitch bullpen session went well on Friday.
  • Athletics SP Brett Anderson (foot) will throw simulated games Saturday and Tuesday.
  • Royals C Salvador Perez (concussion) has been cleared for more activities.
  • Athletics C John Jaso (concussion) has yet to resume baseball activities.
  • Angels 2B Howie Kendrick (knee) could be placed on the disabled list.
  • Tigers manager Jim Leyland said that 2B Omar Infante (ankle) could be activated from the disabled list Monday.
  • Angels SP Jason Vargas (arm) hopes to be activated from the disabled list to start next week against the Yankees.
Notes and Rumors

National League:
  • Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that Cardinals SP Michael Wacha "isn’t going anywhere" after his start on Saturday.
  • FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that SP Kyle Lohse was claimed off waivers but pulled back after the Brewers couldn't work out a deal with the claiming team.
  • Mets' skipper Terry Collins indicated Friday that he has not committed to RP LaTroy Hawkins as his closer while Bobby Parnell is sidelined.

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