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Angels recalled RHP Ty Buttrey from Triple-A Salt Lake.

He's taking the roster spot of Hansel Robles, who is headed to the DL with a right shoulder impingement. Buttrey was acquired from the Red Sox as part of the Ian Kinsler trade last month. This will be the right-hander's first stint in the big leagues.
Aug 16 - 5:13 PM

Angels placed RHP Hansel Robles on the 10-day disabled list with a right shoulder impingement.

The move was made retroactive to August 15. Robles has fared slightly better since arriving in Anaheim at the end of June, though he still holds a mediocre 4.33 ERA for the season. Ty Buttrey was called up from Triple-A in the corresponding roster move.
Aug 16 - 5:12 PM

Brandon Nimmo left Thursday's game against the Phillies with a left finger injury.

The injury occurred in the third inning when Ranger Suarez's 90 mph fastball struck Nimmo's left finger while also making contact with his bat. He grounded out on the play, which ended his streak of reaching base in 10 straight plate appearances. Jose Bautista came on to replace Nimmo in right field.
Aug 16 - 5:10 PM

MLB suspended Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig two games for "fighting and inciting a bench-clearing incident" Tuesday against the Giants.

He had words with Nick Hundley during his at-bat in the seventh inning and later shoved the Giants catcher, leading to a bench-clearing brawl as both players were ejected. The league didn't suspend Hundley, though he has been fined for his role in Tuesday's melee. Puig is appealing the ban and will be available for the Dodgers' next game Friday against Seattle.
Aug 16 - 5:03 PM

Blake Snell blanked the Yankees for five innings to pick up a win in a 3-1 game Thursday.

Snell has been sharp since coming back from his shoulder problem, allowing just one run over 14 innings. The Rays let him throw 76 pitches today after limiting him to 47 pitches last time out against the Jays. He'll miss the Red Sox this weekend and get the Royals next time out.
Aug 16 - 5:02 PM

Adam Kolarek bailed out Sergio Romo by retiring all three batters he faced in the ninth Thursday for his first big-league save against the Yankees.

Kolarek came in with the bases loaded in a 3-1 game and got Greg Bird to pop out before striking out Brett Gardner and Austin Romine. That rescued Romo, who got the final out of the eighth before giving up a pair of singles and a walk to start the ninth. Kolarek, who came into this one with a 6.00 ERA in 15 innings, isn't likely to record any additional saves.
Aug 16 - 5:00 PM

Masahiro Tanaka took a loss after allowing two runs in six innings Thursday against the Rays.

Both runs came before Tanaka got his first out of the game, and that first out only came because the Rays got too aggressive and Jake Bauers was thrown out at home on Tommy Pham's double. Tanaka ended up allowing nine hits in all, but he helped himself with a pair of pickoffs and he went without walking a batter today. Still, he dropped to 9-4 with a 4.03 ERA.
Aug 16 - 4:57 PM

Jose Iglesias is not in the Tigers' lineup Thursday against the Twins.

Iglesias injured his thumb earlier this week, though this appears to be a scheduled day off for the 28-year-old. Ronny Rodriguez will spell Iglesias at shortstop and bat eighth Thursday against Twins hurler Ervin Santana.
Aug 16 - 4:57 PM

Tommy Pham went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and a walk Thursday in his first game back from the disabled list.

Even his out was hit pretty well, so it was encouraging first game back for Pham, especially considering that it's been a real struggle for him for about three months now.
Aug 16 - 4:54 PM

Eddie Rosario is not in the Twins' lineup Thursday against the Tigers.

He'll take a seat with left-hander Francisco Liriano on the mound for Detroit. Rosario got off to a booming start this year but has limped to a .232 average since the All-Star break. Utility man Ehire Adrianza will fill in at left field and bat ninth in Thursday night's series opener.
Aug 16 - 4:52 PM

Giancarlo Stanton doubled twice and knocked in the Yankees' lone run Thursday against the Rays.

Two-double games are rare for Stanton; this is just the 14th of his career. In comparison, he's hit multiple homers in a game 31 times. Stanton is batting .302 with six homers and 13 RBI in 16 games this month.
Aug 16 - 4:50 PM

Greg Bird went 0-for-4 in the loss to the Rays on Thursday.

Bird was sitting against lefties with Luke Voit was on the club, but he drew the start against Blake Snell today. He actually has better numbers versus southpaws than right-handers this year, though he hasn't been any good versus anyone of late. He's 7-for-41 with no homers and two RBI in August after hitting a solid .265 with four homers and 19 RBI in 23 games last month. It wouldn't be all that surprising if the Yankees picked up an alternative at first base before the end of the month.
Aug 16 - 4:48 PM

Brandon McCarthy (knee) will throw a live batting practice Saturday at Triple-A Gwinnett.

He'll be joined by right-hander Peter Moylan (forearm). Both players should be available out of the bullpen for Gwinnett as soon as Tuesday. McCarthy, who recently announced that this will be his final season, should be back in the big leagues later this month, or at worst by the time rosters expand in September.
Aug 16 - 4:44 PM

Charlie Blackmon is not in the Rockies' lineup Thursday against the Braves.

Blackmon has had a rough week, going 3-for-23 with six strikeouts over his last six games while seeing his average dip from .281 to .273. He'll get a night off to recharge the batteries while David Dahl fills in at center field. Dahl will hit leadoff against Julio Teheran in Thursday night's opener.
Aug 16 - 4:23 PM

Rangers optioned OF Willie Calhoun to Triple-A Round Rock.

Calhoun was batting .275/.325/.391 with just one home run through 77 plate appearances with Texas. The 23-year-old is known for his impressive raw power, but he's yet to show it at the major league level.
Aug 16 - 3:58 PM



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