Heyward was carted off the field with an ice bag wrapped around his foot. The Steelers can ill afford to lose the 27-year-old defensive end. Heyward has recorded 19.5 sacks while playing all 16 games in each of the past three seasons.
Ruggiano has been swinging the bat very well in recent days for the Mets, so this is certainly an unwelcome development. Alejandro De Aza has entered the game in center field for the Mets.
Marshall left the field Friday night and received X-rays on his shoulder and elbow. It appears he has suffered a sprain of his left elbow. The Redskins have already lost running back Matt Jones (shoulder) for at leas the rest of the preseason. They can ill afford another significant injury at the position.
Barnhart is dealing with some soreness in his right hand. Ramon Cabrera will start behind the plate for the Reds and bat eighth against Arizona righty Braden Shipley.
Strop underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his left knee a couple of weeks back. He has progressed steadily and now expecting to return to the Cubs' bullpen by mid-September. Strop's original timeline was four-to-six weeks.
Smith hit the DL due to a strained hamstring back on August 17th. He will head to the minors for a few days and should rejoin the Cubs' bullpen by next weekend.
Kaepernick will make his preseason debut Friday night. His performance in this game could go a long way toward determining his role and even future with the 49ers.
Coleman, the first wide receiver of many selected in this year's draft, will make his preseason debut for the Browns on Friday night.