Injuries: Sale, Buxton, Yanks, Steele, deGrom
Stay up-to-date with all the latest news on injured and recovering players from across Major League Baseball.
Chris Sale, Red Sox
Sale exited his start against the Reds at Fenway Park on Thursday with left shoulder soreness. He pitched 3 2/3 innings, giving up a run on five hits while walking one and striking out six. His fastball touched 96 mph early in the contest, but he steadily saw his velocity drop into the low 90s before leaving the game. Manager Alex Cora said Sale is scheduled for an MRI on Friday. More >
Byron Buxton, Twins
Buxton exited Thursday's game against the Guardians at Target Field due to left rib soreness after he was hit by a 96.7 mph fastball during a plate appearance in the fourth inning. More >
Giancarlo Stanton, Josh Donaldson, Tommy Kahnle and Carlos Rodón, Yankees
Stanton (left hamstring strain) went 0-for-3 with a walk in his lone rehab game for Double-A Somerset on May 30 and was activated before the Yankees' weekend series against the Dodgers, which begins on Friday.
Also joining Stanton is Donaldson, who went 1-for-4 in the same game with Stanton. Yankees manager Aaron Boone said he envisions Donaldson, who was on the IL with a right hamstring strain, reclaiming his spot as the starting third baseman when he returns.
Kahnle (right biceps tendinitis) pitched one inning on May 30 for Somerset, his fifth Minor League rehab appearance and was also activated.
Rodón, who is dealing with back stiffness and a left elbow strain, was transferred to the 60-day injured list. More >
Justin Steele, Cubs
Steele was lifted from Wednesday's outing prior to the fourth inning with what the team called left forearm tightness. He will undergo imaging on Thursday's off-day to better determine the severity of the injury. More >
Jacob deGrom, Rangers
Manager Bruce Bochy said deGrom “felt fine” after his May 26 bullpen session in which the right-hander began to throw sliders and changeups for the first time since his elbow injury. deGrom flew to Florida on Wednesday for the birth of his child. He will rejoin the team in Texas next week, when he will get another scan on his arm and begin the process of getting ready to return to the mound. More >
Michael Conforto and Joc Pederson, Giants
Conforto injured his heel after stretching awkwardly for first base in the eighth inning of the Giants' 2-1 loss to the Pirates on Tuesday night. Manager Gabe Kapler said Conforto is considered day to day and would undergo an MRI exam and X-rays on Wednesday morning to determine the severity of the injury.
Pederson (right hand contusion) began swinging and hitting off a tee on Tuesday. The team will consult with him regarding the need for a rehab assignment before his return. More >
Lance McCullers Jr., Astros
McCullers (right arm muscle strain) was "feeling some discomfort" in his rehab and was taken off the mound after throwing several bullpens, the last of which was May. He's been throwing off flat ground since and is being further evaluated, manager Dusty Baker said. More >
Kris Bryant, Rockies
Bryant was placed on the 10-day injured list on Thursday with a left heel bruise. He was limited to 42 games and five home runs last season, his first with the Rockies, but this is his first stint on the IL this year. The move is retroactive to May 31. More >
Alec Bohm and José Alvarado, Phillies
The Phillies placed Bohm on the 10-day injured list Thursday with what manager Rob Thomson called a mild strain of the left hamstring.
Alvarado (left elbow inflammation) will make his first rehab appearance on Saturday with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He will make at least one more rehab appearance after that before he rejoins the Phillies’ bullpen, Thomson said. More >
Riley Greene, Eduardo Rodriguez and Matt Vierling, Tigers
After undergoing testing late Tuesday night, Greene was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his left fibula. The Tigers did not immediately have a timetable for his return. More >
The Tigers placed Rodriguez on the 15-day injured list with a left index finger pulley rupture on Tuesday. More >
The team also placed Vierling on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with low back soreness. More >
José Quintana, Mets
Quintana (rib surgery) is in the midst of a ramp-up stage that should last around six weeks, including his first live batting practice session, which is scheduled for Monday. More >
Aaron Hicks and Cedric Mullins, Orioles
Hicks left Wednesday's game early due to left calf cramps. He chalked up the issue to not having played in a game since May 19 with the Yankees and didn't think it would cause him to miss any more time.
The Orioles placed Mullins on the 10-day injured list with a right groin strain on Tuesday. General manager Mike Elias said he was hopeful the center fielder's absence would be "something best measured in weeks instead of months." More >
Aaron Civale and Triston McKenzie, Guardians
After making his third rehab start for Triple-A Columbus on Sunday, Civale (left oblique strain) will return to the Guardians’ rotation Friday against the Twins, manager Terry Francona confirmed.
McKenzie's (right teres major strain) third rehab outing for Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday was shortened to three innings by rain. He followed that with two additional simulated innings indoors, with 15 minutes between them, to log about 85 pitches total. The plan is still for him to join the Guardians when they begin their series in Minnesota on Thursday. More >
Brandon Drury, Angels
While Drury was not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's series finale against the White Sox, he was available off the bench, manager Phil Nevin said. The Angels skipper opted to give Drury a day off after he was hit by a pitch on his left wrist in Tuesday's loss to the White Sox. More >
Oneil Cruz, Pirates
Per director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk, Cruz will transition out of a walking boot and begin the next part of his recovery process. Cruz has been in a walking boot for most of the last two months as he's recovered from a fractured left fibula on April 9. More >
TJ Friedl, Reds
Friedl left early from Tuesday's game against Boston in the bottom of the fourth inning due to left hamstring tightness. He did not play in Cincinnati's win over Boston on Wednesday. More >
Pete Fairbanks, Rays
The Rays were encouraged by the results of imaging conducted on Fairbanks’ hip on Tuesday. No structural damage was revealed, and the reliever is set to get an injection in an attempt to decrease the inflammation. Manager Kevin Cash said the team will see how Fairbanks responds after not throwing for about a week. More >
Jesse Winker, Brewers
The Brewers placed Winker on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a cervical strain. More >