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Brayan Bello (groin) will begin a minor league rehab assignment this weekend.

Aug 11   4:07 PM

Bello has only been out for a handful of days because of a left groin strain, so he could feasibly be ready to return sometime late next week. But the 23-year-old right-hander has mostly struggled in the majors this season and the Red Sox may ask him to make multiple appearances on the farm.

Yonathan Daza has been diagnosed with a left shoulder sprain.

Aug 11   4:07 PM

Daza suffered the injury while making a terrific diving catch in the outfield on Thursday afternoon against the Cardinals. He looked to be in a lot of pain as he carefully walked off the field and is probably headed for the IL.

Franmil Reyes is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Reds

Aug 11   4:07 PM

Reyes will not be starting in the Field of Dreams game against Cincinnati. Nelson Velázquez will be the designated hitter for the contest. Reyes should see plenty of playing time down the stretch, but is tough to trust after his awful offensive production in 2022 for the Guardians that lead to him being designated for assignment.

Yonathan Daza departed Thursday's game versus the Cardinals with an apparent left shoulder injury.

Aug 11   3:35 PM

Daza landed hard on his left side while completing a run-saving catch in the top of the first inning. He was led out through the bullpen at Coors Field and could be seen clutching his left arm in agony. Not good. Garrett Hampson took over in center field for the Rockies in the top of the second.

Alfonso Rivas will serve as the 27th man for the Cubs in the Field of Dreams game on Thursday.

Aug 11   3:19 PM

Chuckie Robinson will be the extra player for the Reds as these two teams get after it in Dyersville, Iowa. Rivas, 25, has batted just .232/.313/.316 across 201 plate appearances this season in the majors.

Jack Flaherty (shoulder) is making his rehab debut Thursday with Triple-A Memphis.

Aug 11   3:03 PM

Flaherty was supposed to take the mound for Memphis on Wednesday night, but the game got rained out and pushed into a doubleheader on Thursday. He'll handle the early tilt to kick off what is likely to be a multi-outing minor league rehab assignment. The 26-year-old right-hander has thrown only eight major league innings this season with St. Louis due to lingering shoulder concerns.

Athletics released INF/DH Jed Lowrie.

Aug 11   1:59 PM

Lowrie was designated for assignment by the A's on Wednesday and predictably passed through waivers without interest from another team. The 38-year-old had batted just .180/.245/.263 in 50 games this season.

Nationals sent OF Donovan Casey outright to Triple-A Rochester.

Aug 11   1:43 PM

Casey was designated for assignment on Tuesday and passed through waivers unclaimed. He'll return right back to Rochester, where he's slashed .219/.283/.364 with six homers and six steals in 67 games this year.

Dom Nuñez is traveling to Colorado on Thursday.

Aug 11   1:43 PM

Elias Díaz might be heading to the IL with a nagging right hand injury and Nuñez will be at the ready for a promotion to the 26-man roster if needed. He would probably share time behind the plate with Brian Serven.

Dylan Carlson is not in the Cardinals' starting lineup on Thursday.

Aug 11   1:17 PM

Carlson has fallen into a deep slump and will get a day of mental and physical rest as the Cards wrap up a series at Coors Field. Tyler O'Neill is making a rare start in center field in the matinee game against the Rockies.

Daniel Norris will be called up to start for the Tigers on Friday against the White Sox.

Aug 11   11:41 AM

Norris signed a minor league contract with Detroit in late July, a few days after being released by the Cubs. He had posted a rough 6.90 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, and 43/21 K/BB ratio over 30 innings this season for Chicago, working mostly in relief. There are far better fantasy streaming options on the board.

Blake Taylor (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment Thursday in the Florida Complex League.

Aug 11   11:22 AM

Taylor has been on the IL since early June because of an elbow injury, so he'll probably spend a couple of weeks on the farm working back into MLB shape. The 26-year-old lefty reliever holds a 3.94 ERA and 9/10 K/BB ratio in 19 appearances (16 innings) this season with the Astros.

Dusty Baker will return to the Astros' dugout on Thursday against the Rangers.

Aug 11   11:06 AM

The veteran manager was away from the club for about a week following a positive diagnosis for COVID-19. Houston is currently up 10 1/2 games on first place in the American League West standings.

Michael Pineda (triceps) has been cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment.

Aug 11   10:18 AM

This comes after he made it through a successful simulated game on Wednesday afternoon. Pineda is expected to work two rehab outings at Triple-A Toledo before returning to the Tigers' rotation around the end of August. He has been sidelined since July 24 due to right triceps tightness.

Miguel Cabrera is out of the Tigers' starting lineup again on Thursday.

Aug 11   10:01 AM

It's the second day off in a row for the veteran slugger, who has battled a range of different ailments here in his age-39 season. Cabrera will continue to get regular rest down the stretch. Kerry Carpenter is at DH and Harold Castro will cover first base on Thursday afternoon against the visiting Guardians.

Chuckie Robinson will be the 27th man for the Reds in the Field of Dreams game Thursday night against the Cubs.

Aug 11   9:18 AM

Each team is allowed to carry an extra player for this showcase event in Dyersville, Iowa. Robinson will serve as extra catching depth as he gets his first taste of MLB action at age 27. He has slashed .263/.318/.403 in 201 plate appearances this summer between Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Louisville.

Reds transferred C Aramis Garcia from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day injured list.

Aug 11   9:18 AM

Garcia suffered a fractured left middle finger in early July and might be done for the season.

Josh Fleming (oblique) is expected to begin facing live hitters early next week.

Aug 11   8:59 AM

Fleming has already worked through a number of bullpen sessions and is ready to take the next step in his recovery from a right oblique strain. He could be an option again for the Rays around late August or early September. The lefty had a 6.84 ERA through 26 1/3 innings (two starts, six relief appearances) when he landed on the IL on July 12.

Elias Díaz was removed from Wednesday night's loss to the Cardinals due to a right hand injury.

Aug 11   8:43 AM

It's apparently something that has been bothering him for a while and he aggravated it on a swing late in the game. "Today it might have done a little more damage," said Rockies manager Bud Black. Díaz will undergo an MRI ahead of Thursday's series finale versus St. Louis.

Dylan Coleman struck out all three batters he faced for his 11th hold Wednesday against the White Sox.

Aug 11   1:12 AM

Coleman has walked 31 batters in 46 1/3 innings, but he's been quite effective anyway, amassing a 2.91 ERA. It's earned him a bigger role in the Kansas City pen, as seven of his 11 holds have come since the beginning of July.

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