Following an epic slump last week, Stanton has been showing some life at the plate over the last few days. The big slugger has gone 3-for-11 overall this week and belted his 12th homer of the year in Tuesday afternoon's loss to the Rays. Stanton seems to be simply be getting a day off, as Ichiro Suzuki will man right field and bat leadoff.
Sanchez, one of the Yankees' top prospects, took a foul ball off his throwing hand Tuesday. The young catcher is batting .290 with six homers across 34 games in the minors this year.
Venditte, known for his switch-pitching ability, will head back to Triple-A Buffalo in order to make room for second baseman Devon Travis (shoulder) to join the Blue Jays.
Remarkably reliable setup man Tony Watson (paternity) will be away from the team for at least a couple of days, so Lobstein has been called up to fill the void in the Pittsburgh bullpen. Lobstein has spent time up with the Pirates this year, posting a 4.79 ERA and 1.40 WHIP across 20.2 innings of relief.
Caminero suffered a strained quad muscle after working 1.2 innings in Tuesday's rout of the Diamondbacks. Following a solid 2015 season for the Pirates, the big right-hander has largely struggled this year. Rob Scahill has been called up to take Caminero's place in the bullpen.
With Arquimedes Caminero (quad) placed on the DL, Scahill has been called up from Triple-A to fill the hole in the bullpen. The 29-year-old righty has surrendered four runs on six hits and three walks with five strikeouts across six innings in the bigs this year, but holds a career 3.94 ERA over 77 relief appearances in the majors since 2012.
The Pirates' bullpen is undergoing some temporary rearrangements right now, as Watson will be away from the team for at least the next couple of days and Arquimedes Caminero (quad) has been placed on the DL. Right-hander Rob Scahill and lefty Kyle Lobstein have both been called up from Triple-A.
The Giants will go with makeshift outfield Wednesday afternoon, as Denard Span has been scratched for an unspecified reason while Hunter Pence and Angel Pagan are tending to injuries. Pagan was placed on the DL earlier this week, so Blanco should see regular playing time for the next couple of weeks at least. James Shields will oppose the Giants. Blanco is 5-for-12 with a triple in his career against the Padres' right-hander.