Brian McCann is not in the Yankees lineup on Tuesday.

A rest day is all this amounts to for the Yankees normal starting catcher as he has been busy behind the plate recently. Austin Romine will get the gig for Tuesday as the Yankees begin a series again divisional foe Toronto.
8 minutes ago

Justin Upton (quad) is not in the Tigers lineup on Tuesday.

Upton was scratched from Monday's lineup with quad tightness and it sounds like that is what's preventing him from playing again on Tuesday. Mike Aviles will get the start in left on Tuesday in his place and he should still be considered day-to-day.
10 minutes ago

Travis Shaw (hand) is not in the Red Sox lineup on Tuesday.

The injury came out of nowhere as he played in all of Sunday's game and Boston then had Monday off. In either case the injury is considered minor and he is listed as day-to-day. Josh Rutledge will get the start at third base in his place on Tuesday and Shaw should be back out there in the next day or two.
27 minutes ago

After playing at 235 pounds last year, Mychal Kendricks is up to 250 right now.

Kendricks had a disappointing season a year ago and will now take on a slightly different role with the new defensive coordinator, Jim Schwartz, coming over from Detroit. Kendricks also hasn't played 16 games in a season yet in his career and could be hoping that the added weight makes him less susceptible to injuries. Thoughts are that he will take the DeAndre Levy role for the Eagles defense like Levy has in Detroit which will make him the catch-all for the defense and require him to be out there for all 16 games.
30 minutes ago

Jordy Nelson remains on schedule in his recovery from ACL surgery.

It's fast approaching a year since his injury which is usually the full recovery time for an injury of this nature and in fact in April he had already stated he planned on doing everything during OTAs to begin with. Green Bay won't expose him to very much until certainly training camp but possibly even until the first couple of weeks of that pass. With him healthy and in the fold, he immediately returns to the top post in the Packers passing game and should be a very highly targeted option for a WR1 especially seeing how the Aaron Rodgers' led passing attack flounder at times without him on the field.
55 minutes ago

Coach Gary Kubiak said Mark Sanchez (thumb) should be close to full next week.

Sanchez injured his left (non-throwing) thumb prior to the start of OTAs and was a bit of a surprise participant at the first Broncos practices of the year. The fact that he will be close to 100% by next week is good news as it means it's a quick recovery time however it may not matter quite as much since it is his off hand. Sanchez is expected to be the number one option when camp opens with Paxton Lynch getting a shot to outplay him as he learns the offense and builds rapport with the receivers. Neither is an overly appealing option right now despite having Demaryius Thomas to throw to but that could change as we get passed just the first week of OTAs and more into the substantive training camps.
1 hour ago

Virgil Green had finger surgery and will most of OTAs.

Green had been hoping for an every-down role coming into this season with the way the TE depth chart was shaping up this season, however that will have to be put on hold temporarily at least. The issue doesn't sound serious as it will keep him out for just a matter of weeks as he will be fully ready by training camp, but it does let Garrett Graham and Jeff Heuerman to have more reps early on in the passing game. Green has been a predominantly blocking TE in his time in Denver but does possess the ability and athleticism to be a receiving one if given the chance.
1 hour ago

A.J. Schugel has been recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Pittsburgh needs another arm in the pen with Ryan Vogelsong on shelf after getting hit in the face with a pitch on Tuesday and Schugel is their man, once again. However that doesn't mean he is a quality arm as his 4.96 ERA and 1.35 WHIP show in the 16 1/3 innings he pitched for the Pirates earlier in the year. He does however have more strikeouts than innings pitched which helps with getting out of the jams he seems to get in frequently while on the mound.
1 hour ago

Ryan Vogelsong has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to facial fractures.

This shouldn't come as a shock to anyone after he took a 92 MPH fastball off of his face in Monday's game while trying to bunt in the second inning. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he stayed overnight Tuesday night. According to his wife, he is stable and will be okay but will obviously be out for a while. Don't expect him to return once the 15 days are up either as this is a longer term injury than that.
1 hour ago