The Angels better find a way to win against Houston or they will go from first place to third or fourth place in less than a week. The word is, Jose Suarez has a left shoulder strain. Chad Wallach has a stiff neck. The Angels selected Cesar Valdez.
Ryan Yarbrough, a pitcher for the Kansas City Royals, was hit in the face by a line drive. He managed to get up and walk off the field. He has since been placed on the injured list with head fractures. Reds reliever Reiver Sanmartin left a game with elbow soreness. He reckons he will end up on the injured list. Victor Robles of the Nationals is on the ten day IL due to back spasms he got stealing a base. Rays reliever Garrett Cleavinger’s knee “grabbed on him” during a rundown play. He’s probably done for the season as it’s an ACL injury. Aaron Judge is expected to return from the injured list today. Max Scherzer is injured but doesn’t want to go on the injured list.
The Royals designated Franmil Reyes for assignment and acquired pitcher James McArthur through trade with the Phillies. The Reds claimed Franklin German from the White Sox. Catcher Grayson Greiner announced his retirement from professional baseball.
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