We will know a bit more about Carrasco's situation in the near future, but it appears that Francona and the Indians staff are torn between recalling him to the big league team and having him make one more rehab start. Carrasco went four innings for Double-A Akron, allowing one earned run and striking out six. He looked very good in his rehab appearance, but the Indians need to consider whether or not he is ready to put in a full game's worth of work for the big league team on his next go around. Either way, it shouldn't be much longer before we see Carrasco back on the mound for the Indians.
Moylan, who was optioned to Triple-A to make room for catcher Tony Cruz, has posted an ERA of 2.45 in six appearances with the big league team. Moylan did not yield an earned run in four out of his six appearances this year, and ended up with two wins out of the bullpen for the Royals.
With Salvador Perez suffering a quad contusion during last night's game after a collision, it makes sense that the Royals would call up another catcher for the time being. As of right now it's uncertain how serious Perez's injury, but the fact that the Royals have already called up another catcher is not a good sign, as it means that in all likelihood Perez will be missing multiple games while he's on the mend. Tony Cruz played 69 games with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2015, hitting .204 with two home runs and 11 runs batted in. He shouldn't be on your radar as a Perez replacement if Perez misses significant time.
It looks as though Howard is simply getting a day off to rest, as the Phillies take on John Lackey and the Chicago Cubs. Howard is hitting an anemic .154 this season with 50 strikeouts in 136 at bats. Tommy Joseph will get the start at first for Philadelphia today, and will be hitting fifth. Joseph has only featured in 10 games so far for the Phillies, but is hitting .290 with two home runs and four runs batted in.
Soler will get the day off for rest Sunday with Szczur picking up the start. The Cubs have a solid bench player and Szczur as the production in LF will not drop off much. Szczur could be a cheap option in DFS Sunday as he likely will not be highly owned.