29 Aug

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Updated: Clippers forward Caron Butler suffered a right shoulder strain in the first half of Monday's game and didn't return. His status is unknown.

Jake Odorizzi allowed four earned runs on seven hits with two walks and five strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings on Saturday against the Royals.

With Tampa Bay fighting to stay relevant in the Wild Card chase, Jake Odorizzi was not able to reach the sixth inning for the seventh straight start and took the loss in the process. Odorizzi was removed from the game after only 4 2/3 innings of work and allowed four earned runs, seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Odorizzi does have a 3.18 ERA for the season with a 3.15 FIP, so his numbers are in line and he will look to bounce back against at the Yankees in his next start.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Billy Burns jammed his left wrist but said he will be fine.

Billy Burns hurt his left wrist sliding on a steal attempt but stayed in the game for Oakland on Saturday night. Burns has played 102 games for the A's this year with 59 runs and 25 stolen bases with a .296 average. Monitor his health going forward but Burns should be fine for next week.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Diamondbacks optioned Jhoulys Chacin to Triple-A Reno.

After a quality start on Saturday, Jhoulys Chacin was optioned to Triple-A Reno to make room for tomorrow's starting pitcher Allen Webster. Hopefully for Chacin this is a short stay with rosters expanding on September 1st. Chacin has 11 strikeouts in 13 innings for Arizona with a 2.70 ERA in two starts this year.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Update: Randall Cobb (shoulder) has not been diagnosed yet on missing any time.

While speculation is running rampant about Randall Cobb, nothing has been released officially by the Packers or their beat writer. Depending on the type of injury and the timetable for return, Cobb may miss an extended period but that is hard to determine without specifics.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Jeremiah Ratliff left the locker room with a walking boot on his left leg and on crutches.

Already hindered by a three game suspension due to violating the league substance abuse policy, Jeremiah Ratliff was seen on crutches with a walking boot as he left the locker room. Head Coach John Fox has said the ankle is not broken but there will be an MRI on Sunday to determine the severity of the injury.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Ketel Marte left Saturday's game with a mild right hamstring strain.

When a speedster leaves a game due to a hamstring injury, it is never good. It is being reported as a mild strain but Ketel Marte could be out of the line up on Sunday and longer until he can run at full strength. In 26 games with Seattle, Marte is hitting .289 with 11 runs scored and three stolen bases.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Wil Myers (wrist) will begin a rehab assignment later this week.

Wil Myers took batting practic with the Padres on Saturday and will gain on Sunday before leaving for his the start of his rehab assignment. Myers may report to Lake Elsinore but nothing is set regarding his destination. His rehab could start as soon as Tuesday.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

X-Rays on Leonard Williams' knee were negative. He will get an MRI Sunday.

Initial reports about Leonard Williams' knee seem positive. After he limped off the field on Saturday, the X-Rays were negative and the Jets hope it is just a bone bruise for Williams. Once he has the MRI on Sunday more will be known.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Duke Johnson left Saturday's game in the second quarter with a concussion.

After missing three weeks due to a hamstring injury, Duke Johnson was removed from Saturday's game with a concussion. Johnson did have a run for four yards and a catch for one yard prior to the injury. Monitor his status going forward but this will cast doubt about him starting in Week 1.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Calvin Pace (groin) will play in Week 1.

Veteran outside line backer Calvin Pace did not play Saturday night but will be ready for Week 1 according to coach Todd Bowles. Pace had five sacks for the Jets last year. Analysis: Greg Jewett

Phillies optioned RHP Nefi Ogando to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

In order for the Phillies to make room for Sunday's starting pitcher Alec Asher, they have optioned reliever Nefi Ogando to Lehigh Valley. Ogando did not make an appearance for Philadelphia but should be back in September when the rosters expand.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

DeAngelo Tyson has a shoulder injury and is questionable to return.

With DeAngelo Tyson's return being questionable due to a shoulder injury, the Ravens have had three defensive lineman injured on Saturday. Timmy Jernigan and Lawrence Guy also suffered injuries in this game. Monitor Tyson's progress but the Ravens defensive front is having a tough night.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Josh Robinson has gone to the locker room for medical evaluation.

Josh Robinson is fighting for a spot on the final roster for Indianapolis, he left Saturday's game for medical evaluation. More details should follow as news becomes available on the running back. .  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Mets will send minor league right-handers Matt Koch and Miller Diaz to Diamondbacks for Addison Reed.

With the Mets trying to shore up their relief staff, they have reportedly traded for Addison Reed pending physicals. While Reed struggled in Arizona this year, he does have a 1.61 ERA in 16 1/3 innings since the All Star Break. For his career, Reed has a 4.20 ERA with 104 saves in five major league seasons.  Analysis: Greg Jewett


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