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Probable Pitchers for September 8, 2013
PITCHf/x cards of today's probable pitchers can be found here: BrooksBaseball.net Probable Pitchers
- The Cardinals have yet to provide a timetable for 1B Allen Craig's (foot) return, but General Manager John Mozeliak said Friday that he'd be "happy" if Craig returned for the postseason.
- 1B Yonder Alonso (hand) has been slow to regain full strength in his injured right hand, and there remains no clear timetable for a potential return to the Padres lineup.
- Nationals RP Christian Garcia (arm, hamstring, shoulder) began a rehab assignment with Double-A Harrisburg on Friday.
- Brewers OF Khris Davis (wrist) is being considered day-to-day after an MRI on his injured left wrist came back negative on Saturday.
- Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton left in the eighth inning of Saturday's game with a sore right foot and ankle.
- Nationals OF Bryce Harper is flying back to Washington, D.C. for tests on his hip.
- Giants C Buster Posey (finger) took batting practice on Saturday for the first time since sustaining a fractured right ring finger.
- The results of Red Sox OF Jacoby Ellsbury's MRI revealed inflammation in his navicular bone, and he's expected to head to Denver for further testing.
- Yankees RP Shawn Kelley (triceps) indicated that he felt better after his morning bullpen session on Saturday, and should be available out of the Yankees bullpen on Sunday.
- Yankees RP David Robertson (shoulder) said the he felt better on Saturday, but will still rest for the next 3-4 days before attempting to throw again.
- Angels 3B Chris Nelson (hamstring) was able to run on a treadmill on Friday, and still has his sights set on returning before the end of the season.
- OF Robbie Grossman (oblique) missed his third consecutive game on Friday, and remains without a timetable for his return to the Astros lineup.
- Orioles DH Steve Pearce (wrist) will receive an injection in his injured left wrist in an attempt to help it heal.
- Major League Baseball is expected to begin the hearing of Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez's appeal of his 211-game suspension on September 30, one day after the regular season concludes.
- Rangers SP Matt Harrison will undergo surgery on Monday to alleviate the thoracic outlet syndrome in his right shoulder.
- The CT scan taken Saturday on Yankees SS Derek Jeter's surgically-repaired left ankle turned up negative.
- Blue Jays OF Melky Cabrera had a benign tumor removed last Friday from his lower back — near the spinal cord.
- Royals 2B Chris Getz (concussion) has been cleared for action.
- Angels 3B Luis Jimenez left Saturday's game against the Rangers with a right thumb contusion.
- Blue Jays OF Moises Sierra left Saturday's game against the Twins with lower back tightness.
- 2B Howie Kendrick (knee) is improving but a return for next weekend's series against the Astros is a "best-case scenario," according to Angels manager Mike Scioscia.
- Twins C Joe Mauer (concussion) was able to again take batting practice on the field before Saturday's game.
- Rays RP Jesse Crain (shoulder) threw a successful bullpen session on Saturday.
- Angels OF Peter Bourjos won't hit for the rest of this season due to lingering discomfort in his right wrist.
Notes & Rumors:
- With a perfect inning in Friday's victory over the Yankees, Red Sox RP Koji Uehara has now retired each of the last 27 hitters that he's faced.
- The Blue Jays will utilize Monday's off-day to skip SP Todd Redmond's turn in the rotation.
Yesterday's Top Hitters:
|Adam Lind||TOR||@ MIN||11-2 W||2/5||2||2||6||0||8||0|
|Jonny Gomes||BOS||@ NYY||13-9 W||3/4||1||2||4||0||6||0|
|Mike Napoli||BOS||@ NYY||13-9 W||2/5||2||2||3||0||8||0|
|Ryan Zimmerman||WSH||@ MIA||9-2 W||2/5||2||2||3||0||8||0|
|Freddy Galvis||PHI||vs ATL||6-5 W||4/5||1||1||2||0||7||0|
|Xander Bogaerts||BOS||@ NYY||13-9 W||2/4||1||2||3||0||6||0|
|Andrelton Simmons||ATL||@ PHI||5-6 L||3/4||1||2||2||0||6||0|
|Kendrys Morales||SEA||vs TB||6-2 W||3/4||1||1||2||0||6||0|
|Nick Swisher||CLE||vs NYM||9-4 W||2/4||1||2||2||1||6||0|
|Brett Gardner||NYY||vs BOS||9-13 L||2/3||0||3||2||1||3||0|
|Brett Lawrie||TOR||@ MIN||11-2 W||3/5||1||1||1||0||6||0|
|Dayan Viciedo||CHW||@ BAL||3-4 L||2/3||1||1||1||0||6||0|
|Paul Goldschmidt||ARI||@ SF||2-1 W||3/4||0||1||1||0||5||0|
|Evan Longoria||TB||@ SEA||2-6 L||2/4||1||1||2||0||5||0|
|Mark Trumbo||LAA||vs TEX||8-3 W||2/5||1||1||2||0||5||1|
|Carlos Ruiz||PHI||vs ATL||6-5 W||2/4||0||1||3||1||3||0|
|Yoenis Cespedes||OAK||vs HOU||2-1 W||2/4||1||1||1||0||5||1|
|Jed Lowrie||OAK||vs HOU||2-1 W||2/4||1||1||1||0||5||0|
|A.J. Pierzynski||TEX||@ LAA||3-8 L||2/4||1||1||1||0||5||0|
|Cesar Izturis||CIN||vs LAD||4-3 W||3/5||0||1||1||0||4||0|
|Kevin Frandsen||PHI||vs ATL||6-5 W||3/5||0||1||1||0||4||0|
|Jedd Gyorko||SD||vs COL||2-1 W||2/4||1||1||1||0||5||0|
|Asdrubal Cabrera||CLE||vs NYM||9-4 W||1/4||1||1||3||0||4||0|
|Justin Smoak||SEA||vs TB||6-2 W||2/4||1||1||1||0||5||0|
|Jayson Werth||WSH||@ MIA||9-2 W||3/5||0||1||0||0||5||0|
|Justin Turner||NYM||@ CLE||4-9 L||2/4||0||2||2||0||3||0|
|Cesar Hernandez||PHI||vs ATL||6-5 W||3/5||0||2||0||0||4||0|
|David Freese||STL||vs PIT||5-0 W||1/2||1||1||2||1||4||0|
|Yasiel Puig||LAD||@ CIN||3-4 L||1/4||1||2||2||0||4||0|
|Yadier Molina||STL||vs PIT||5-0 W||2/3||0||2||0||1||4||0|
Yesterday's Starting Pitcher Lines:
|Dan Straily||OAK||vs HOU||2-1 W||7||2||0||0||1||7||103||W|
|Adam Wainwright||STL||vs PIT||5-0 W||7||2||0||0||2||8||100||W|
|Tyson Ross||SD||vs COL||2-1 W||7||3||0||0||2||5||105||ND|
|Brandon McCarthy||ARI||@ SF||2-1 W||8||6||1||1||1||6||99||W|
|Tanner Roark||WSH||@ MIA||9-2 W||6||4||0||0||0||4||71||W|
|Garrett Richards||LAA||vs TEX||8-3 W||7||6||2||1||1||5||110||W|
|Wei-Yin Chen||BAL||vs CHW||4-3 W||6||6||2||2||0||8||99||ND|
|James Paxton||SEA||vs TB||6-2 W||6||4||2||1||1||3||95||W|
|Brett Oberholtzer||HOU||@ OAK||1-2 L||6||7||1||1||0||5||100||L|
|J.A. Happ||TOR||@ MIN||11-2 W||5.2||5||1||0||3||4||87||W|
|Tyler Chatwood||COL||@ SD||1-2 L||6||5||1||1||2||2||97||ND|
|Kyle Kendrick||PHI||vs ATL||6-5 W||6||4||3||3||3||8||91||ND|
|Zack Greinke||LAD||@ CIN||3-4 L||6||8||2||2||1||9||106||ND|
|Corey Kluber||CLE||vs NYM||9-4 W||5||5||2||2||1||5||64||W|
|Justin Verlander||DET||@ KC||3-4 L||7||8||4||4||1||7||114||L|
|Jeff Locke||PIT||@ STL||0-5 L||5||3||3||2||4||4||91||L|
|Johnny Hellweg||MIL||@ CHC||5-3 W||6||4||3||3||3||1||99||W|
|Mat Latos||CIN||vs LAD||4-3 W||7||9||3||3||1||3||106||ND|
|Matt Cain||SF||vs ARI||1-2 L||6.1||8||2||2||4||3||99||L|
|Hector Santiago||CHW||@ BAL||3-4 L||5||7||2||2||2||4||100||ND|
|Danny Duffy||KC||vs DET||4-3 W||4.1||2||2||2||5||1||87||ND|
|Jake Arrieta||CHC||vs MIL||3-5 L||5||3||4||4||3||4||83||L|
|Chris Archer||TB||@ SEA||2-6 L||4||4||3||2||1||2||75||L|
|Kevin Correia||MIN||vs TOR||2-11 L||6||7||5||5||1||4||95||L|
|Jonathon Niese||NYM||@ CLE||4-9 L||6||9||6||5||2||5||108||L|
|Derek Holland||TEX||@ LAA||3-8 L||5.2||8||8||4||1||4||103||L|
|Alex Wood||ATL||@ PHI||5-6 L||4.2||9||4||4||3||4||94||ND|
|John Lackey||BOS||@ NYY||13-9 W||5.2||8||7||7||3||6||105||W|
|Nate Eovaldi||MIA||vs WSH||2-9 L||3||9||5||5||0||2||72||L|
|David Huff||NYY||vs BOS||9-13 L||3.1||8||9||9||0||2||65||L|