Steve Clevenger will take Iannetta's place in the lineup and behind the plate, as the starting catcher gets a regular day's rest.
This will not help his trade value come deadline time, but word is that if the Yankees decide to hold on to their prized left-handed arms this soreness will not matter. With the Yankees falling out of the race though, there is a chance that Doolittle is the bronze medal in this trade deadline bullpen war.
Heston has pitched well since being demoted, but the other day he left his start with an oblique issue. The expectation was that it was a serious matter; something that would warrant an extended absence, and the prophecy came true. Consider him out of the fantasy picture going forward.
The expectation is that Panik should easily clear these seven days, but they just want to make sure everything checks out between the shoulders before trotting him back out there. If he isn't cleared after the seven days, Panik will automatically be transferred to the 15-day DL.
Brown is unlikely to receive big offers, which essentially means that the Nets will retain his services. If some team does manage to pay him above what is expected, the Nets may just let him walk for the "greener" pastures.
Burns' struggles at the plate continue to cost him playing time, especially with the return of Josh Reddick. Coco Crisp will start in centerfield tonight and bat leadoff as the A's take on Jake Peavy.
Peterson was once a top prospect but had fallen from grace over the past season and a half. He has earned a chance with a hot month in AAA however, as he hit .326 with six home runs over the past month.
Karns surrendered nine earned runs over his past 10 innings and had not completed more than four innings in a start since May. With that, the Mariners have decided to try a different approach to their rotation and will give Wade LeBlanc a shot to earn a spot in the rotation.
This has been the presumed timeline since the injury occurred so it shouldn't come as any surprise. Reports have been positive about his rehab, so the hope is that he will be strong immediately upon his return.