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September 4, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: September 4, 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 September 4, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(52-85) Marlins - 6 at 2 - Cubs (58-80)
(61-77) Giants - 2 at 3 - Padres (62-76)
  • Padres C Nick Hundley finished 2-for-2 with a walk, double, RBI and two runs scored.
  • Padres RP Huston Street picked up his 27th save by tossing a scoreless ninth.
  • Giants SP Madison Bumgarner allowed two runs on five hits over six frames in a no-decision.
(70-68) Nationals - 9 at 6 - Phillies (63-76)
  • Phillies SP Ethan Martin was charged with five runs on four hits and five walks over just 4 2/3 frames.
  • Nationals C Wilson Ramos homered and drove in four runs.
  • Phillies 3B Cody Asche went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI.
  • Tigers 2B Omar Infante went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
(79-59) Cardinals - 0 at 1 - Reds (78-61)
  • Cardinals OF Matt Holliday struck out in all four trips to the plate.
  • Reds SP Homer Bailey fired seven scoreless innings.
  • Reds RP Aroldis Chapman tallied his 34th save of the season.
  • Reds SS Billy Hamilton picked up his first career stolen base.
  • Cardinals RP Michael Wacha went six scoreless innings allowing only three hits in a no-decision
American League:
(56-81) White Sox - 4 at 6 - Yankees (74-64)
  • Yankees SS Eduardo Nunez went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI.
  • White Sox OF Alejandro De Aza went 3-for-4 with a home run.
  • Yankees SP Hiroki Kuroda allowed four runs in 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision.
  • White Sox SP Chris Sale allowed three runs -- two earned -- over 7 1/3 innings but took the no-decision.
(81-58) Tigers - 1 at 2 - Red Sox (83-57)
(62-76) Mariners - 3 at 4 - Royals (72-66)
  • Royals C Salvador Perez went 3-for-4 with a home run.
  • Mariners 3B Kyle Seager went 2-for-4 with his 22nd home run of the season.
  • Royals RP Bruce Chen allowed two runs over six innings but took a no-decision.
  • Mariners SP Erasmo Ramirez allowed three runs over 6 1/3 innings of a no-decision.
(73-64) Orioles - 3 at 4 - Indians (73-65)
  • Indians SP Ubaldo Jimenez fired six scoreless innings while allowing four hits.
  • Orioles SP Chris Tillman was knocked around for four runs on five hits and five walks over 5 1/3 innings.
  • Orioles OF Nate McLouth launched a three-run homer.
(80-58) Rangers - 5 at 1 - Athletics (79-59)
  • Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland went 2-for-4 with a double and homer.
  • Rangers SP Martin Perez fired seven innings of one-run ball, striking out five.
  • Athletics SP Bartolo Colon gave up four runs -- only one of which was earned -- over five innings.
(61-76) Twins - 9 at 6 - Astros (45-93) (12 innings)
(76-61) Rays - 7 at 1 - Angels (64-73)
  • Rays OF Desmond Jennings homered and stole a base.
  • Rays SP Roberto Hernandez struck out seven batters in 3 2/3 perfect relief innings to earn his first save.
  • In his return from the disabled list, Rays SP Matt Moore tossed 5 1/3 shutout innings.
  • Angels SP Jason Vargas wasn't fooling anyone, as he coughed up five runs on 10 hits in four innings
Inter League:

(64-75) Blue Jays - 10 at 4 - Diamondbacks (69-68)
  • Blue Jays OF Moises Sierra blasted a two-run homer and doubled twice.
  • Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion singled, doubled, homered, and walked twice in five plate appearances.
  • Diamondbacks C Miguel Montero finished 2-for-4 with a homer and two runs scored.
  • Diamondbacks SP Wade Miley was blasted for five runs on eight hits in just 1 2/3 innings.
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Diamondbacks transferred LHP Matt Reynolds from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
  • Phillies purchased the contract of C Cameron Rupp from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
  • Rockies recalled INF Ryan Wheeler from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
  • Rockies recalled RHP Collin McHugh from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
  • Rockies recalled RHP Manny Corpas from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
  • Rockies recalled RHP Mitchell Boggs from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
  • Reds recalled RHP Nick Christiani from Triple-A Louisville.
  • Mets recalled LHP Robert Carson from Triple-A Las Vegas.
  • Mets recalled RHP Greg Burke from Triple-A Las Vegas.
  • Rockies activated OF Carlos Gonzalez from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Diamondbacks purchased the contract of INF Chris Owings from Triple-A Reno.
  • Diamondbacks recalled C Tuffy Gosewisch from Triple-A Reno.
  • Diamondbacks recalled INF Matt Davidson from Triple-A Reno.
  • Dodgers recalled RHP Chris Withrow from Triple-A Albuquerque.
  • Nationals recalled INF/OF Jeff Kobernus from Triple-A Syracuse.
  • Nationals recalled LHP Xavier Cedeno from Triple-A Syracuse.
  • Nationals recalled OF Corey Brown from Triple-A Syracuse.
  • Pirates recalled C Tony Sanchez from Triple-A Indianapolis.
  • Nationals recalled OF Eury Perez from Triple-A Syracuse.
  • Pirates recalled LHP Jeff Locke from Triple-A Indianapolis.
  • Pirates recalled OF Andrew Lambo from Triple-A Indianapolis.
  • Pirates recalled RHP Jared Hughes from Triple-A Indianapolis.
  • Nationals purchased the contract of INF Zachary Walters from Triple-A Syracuse.
  • Pirates activated RHP Jason Grill from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Cardinals purchased the contract of C Audry Perez from Triple-A Memphis.
  • Padres recalled RHP Brad Brach from Triple-A Tucson.
  • Padres recalled RHP Brad Boxberger from Triple-A Tucson.
  • Padres recalled RHP Anthony Bass from Triple-A Tucson.
  • Cardinals recalled 1B/OF Brock Peterson from Triple-A Memphis.
  • Cardinals recalled INF Ryan Jackson from Triple-A Memphis.
  • Cubs designated OF Dave Sappelt for assignment.
  • Cubs purchased the contract of LHP Zach Rosscup from Triple-A Iowa.
  • Cubs recalled LHP Brooks Raley from Triple-A Iowa.
  • Cubs recalled C J.C. Boscan from Triple-A Iowa.
  • Cubs recalled RHP Justin Grimm from Triple-A Iowa.
  • Giants designated LHP Dan Runzler for assignment.
  • Giants designated INF/OF Kensuke Tanaka for assignment.
  • Braves recalled C Evan Gattis from Triple-A Gwinnett.
  • Padres signed OF Will Venable to a two-year, $8.5 million contract extension.
  • Marlins purchased the contract of LHP Brian Flynn from Triple-A New Orleans.
  • Cardinals recalled RHP Carlos Martinez from Double-A Springfield.
  • Marlins designated 1B/OF Jordan Brown for assignment.
  • Marlins recalled RHP Arquimedes Caminero from Triple-A New Orleans.
  • Cardinals recalled RHP Michael Wacha from Triple-A Memphis.
  • Marlins recalled LHP Brad Hand from Triple-A New Orleans.
  • Marlins recalled C Rob Brantly from Triple-A New Orleans.
  • Cardinals recalled LHP Tyler Lyons from Triple-A Memphis.
  • Giants recalled INF Ehire Adrianza from Triple-A Fresno.
  • Giants recalled OF Juan Perez from Triple-A Fresno.
  • Giants recalled OF Francisco Peguero from Triple-A Fresno.
  • Giants recalled INF Nick Noonan from Triple-A Fresno.
  • Giants recalled RHP Jake Dunning from Triple-A Fresno.
  • Giants recalled RHP George Kontos from Triple-A Fresno.
  • Brewers recalled 1B Sean Halton from Triple-A Nashville.
  • Brewers recalled RHP Johnny Hellweg from Triple-A Nashville.
  • Brewers purchased the contract of RHP Jimmy Nelson from Triple-A Nashville.
American League:
  • Rangers sent OF Joe Benson outright to Triple-A Round Rock.
  • Blue Jays designated INF Mauro Gomez for assignment.
  • Blue Jays activated LHP Luis Perez from the 60-day disabled list.
  • Blue Jays purchased the contract of LHP Ricky Romero from Triple-A Buffalo.
  • Blue Jays recalled C Michael Nickeas from Triple-A Buffalo.
  • Blue Jays purchased the contract of RHP Jeremy Jeffress from Triple-A Buffalo.
  • Rangers activated RHP Alexi Ogando from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Mariners recalled INF Carlos Triunfel from Triple-A Tacoma.
  • Mariners recalled RHP Hector Noesi from Triple-A Tacoma.
  • Mariners recalled RHP Chance Ruffin from Triple-A Tacoma.
  • Mariners recalled RHP Erasmo Ramirez from Triple-A Tacoma.
  • Athletics purchased the contract of RHP Pat Neshek from Triple-A Sacramento.
  • Athletics recalled RHP Evan Scribner from Triple-A Sacramento.
  • Athletics recalled LHP Tommy Milone from Triple-A Sacramento.
  • Athletics designated LHP Hideki Okajima for assignment.
  • Athletics released C Luke Montz.
  • Indians recalled RHP Vinnie Pestano from Triple-A Columbus.
  • Indians recalled RHPs C.C. Lee and Josh Tomlin from Triple-A Columbus.
  • Indians recalled RHP Carlos Carrasco from Triple-A Columbus.
  • Indians activated OF/INF Ryan Raburn from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Royals recalled RHP Wade Davis from Hi-A Wilmington.
  • Royals recalled RHP Louis Coleman from Hi-A Wilmington.
  • Royals transferred LHP Noel Arguelles to the 60-day disabled list.
  • Royals designated INF Edinson Rincon for assignment.
  • Royals recalled LHP Donnie Joseph from Triple-A Omaha.
  • Royals purchased the contract of INF Pedro Ciriaco from Triple-A Omaha.
  • Royals purchased the contract of 1B Carlos Pena from Triple-A Omaha.
  • Royals recalled INF Johnny Giavotella from Triple-A Omaha.
  • White Sox transferred RHP Brian Omogrosso to the 60-day disabled list.
  • White Sox placed C Tyler Flowers on the 60-day DL with a right shoulder injury.
  • Tigers recalled C Bryan Holaday from Triple-A Toledo.
  • Tigers recalled RHP Jeremy Bonderman from Triple-A Toledo.
  • Tigers recalled LHP Jose Alvarez to Triple-A Toledo.
  • Astros acquired C Matt Pagnozzi from the Braves in exchange for cash considerations.
  • Astros transferred RHP Edgar Gonzalez to the 60-day disabled list.
  • Blue Jays recalled RHP Kyle Drabek from Triple-A Buffalo.
  • Mariners recalled LHP James Paxton from Triple-A Tacoma.
  • Rays recalled RHP Jeremy Hellickson from Double-A Montgomery.
  • Orioles recalled RHP Josh Stinson from Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Orioles recalled DH/OF Henry Urrutia to Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Orioles recalled 2B Jonathan Schoop from Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Orioles recalled INF Ryan Flaherty from High-A Frederick.
  • Rays activated LHP Matt Moore from the 15-day disabled list.

Injury Updates:


National League:

  • Rockies SP Roy Oswalt (hamstring) allowed three hits and a walk over 5 2/3 scoreless innings in a rehab start with rookie league Grand Junction Rockies on Tuesday.
  • Rockies SP Tyler Chatwood (thumb) is expected to be ready to start on Saturday against the Padres
  • Brewers RP Tom Gorzelanny (shoulder) will be examined by head team physician Dr. William Raasch on Wednesday.
  • Nationals OF Bryce Harper will receive a day off Wednesday.
  • Padres OF Carlos Quentin underwent surgery Tuesday to have debris and floating particles removed from his right knee.
  • Padres 1B Yonder Alonso (hand) hopes to return in about two weeks.
  • Giants RP Jeremy Affeldt (groin) is scheduled to throw another simulated game Friday.
  • Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (ankle) is not expected to be activated from the disabled list this week.
  • Reds RP Sean Marshall (shoulder) threw a 27-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Reds SP Johnny Cueto (back) threw a successful 35-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday evening.
  • Braves OF Jason Heyward (jaw) was cleared to play catch and hit off a tee on Tuesday afternoon.
  • SP Tony Cingrani (back) will rejoin the Reds' rotation on Thursday against the Cardinals.
American League:
  • Mariners SP Felix Hernandez (back) is on track to start on Sunday.
  • Royals 2B Chris Getz left Tuesday's game against the Mariners due to an upset stomach and mild dizziness.
  • Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (shoulder) will make his final rehab start with Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday.
  • Red Sox C Jarrod Saltalamacchia will be out for the next 2-3 days to a lower back issue.
  • Indians SP Justin Masterson (ribs) will not make his next start.
  • Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said C Carlos Corporan (concussion) could return to the field later this week.
  • Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow announced that an MRI on C Jason Castro's right knee revealed a cyst on the medial side.

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