Travis d'Arnaud Headshot

D'Arnaud (wrist) was activated from the disabled list Wednesday, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

Added 5:43 pm (EST)
As expected, d'Arnaud will rejoin the Mets ahead of Wednesday's contest against the Padres. He'll be available off the bench, though him and Rene Rivera should split duties behind the dish moving forward.
Chris Marrero Headshot

Marrero signed a contract with the Orix Buffaloes of Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan, Jon Heyman of reports.

Added 5:42 pm (EST)
Marrero struggled during his time with the Giants, so rather than head to the minors to act as organizational depth, he'll head overseas to try to revive his career that way. The details of his contract are unknown at this time, but more likely than not, Marrero will try to return stateside in the next year or two.
Tommy Milone Headshot

Milone was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with a sprained left knee, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.

Added 5:40 pm (EST)
It's unclear when Milone sustained the injury, though it could have been during his last start; he lasted just 1.1 innings and was clobbered for eight runs (seven earned). It's unclear how long the 30-year-old will be sidelined with the issue, though a timetable should become clearer as the Mets release more on his status. Travis d'Arnaud was activated from the disabled list in a corresponding move.
Nick Castellanos Headshot

Manager Brad Ausmus is expected to hold Castellanos out of the lineup Thursday, Jason Beck of reports.

Added 5:38 pm (EST)
Ausmus commented that he's trying to let his third baseman hit the reset button with a couple days off in order to round him back into form. Prior to Wednesday's contest, Castellanos was hitting .220 with a career-high 27.5 percent strikeout rate. If the Tigers' manager holds true to his word, the 25-year-old will likely be back in the lineup Friday against the White Sox.
Travis d'Arnaud Headshot

D'Arnaud (wrist) will be activated ahead of Wednesday's game against the Padres, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.

Added 5:34 pm (EST)
While it was reported earlier that d'Arnaud wouldn't be activated prior to Wednesday's contest, that is no longer the case. With Tommy Milone (knee) now heading to the disabled list, the Mets had an available spot on the roster for the backstop to fill. He still won't draw the start, as Rene Rivera is locked into the lineup behind the dish, though he'll be available off the bench if needed. D'Arnaud and Rivera will likely share duties behind the plate moving forward.
Howie Kendrick Headshot

Kendrick (oblique) is expected to appear in four games during his rehab stint with Triple-A Lehigh Valley, which begins Wednesday, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

Added 5:31 pm (EST)
Manager Pete Mackanin said that Kendrick will see reps at left field, first base and third base during the rehab stint before he's likely activated from the 10-day disabled list early next week. Kendrick had seen most of his action in left field prior to suffering the oblique injury, but with Aaron Altherr having since solidified himself as a mainstay at that position, the 33-year-old may end up seeing most of his duties in the infield upon rejoining the Phillies.
Daniel Robertson Headshot

Robertson was a late addition to the lineup Wednesday, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. He'll bat ninth and play right field.

Added 5:29 pm (EST)
Lonnie Chisenhall (head) was a late scratch from Wednesday's contest, so Robertson will hop into action to fill his void. It's unclear how severe Chisenhall's ailment is, but if he's forced to miss extended time, Robertson seems like the main beneficiary for playing time in right field at this time.
Denard Span Headshot

Span (thumb) will start in center field and lead off for the Giants in Wednesday's game against the Cubs, Alec Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Added 5:26 pm (EST)
Span had missed the previous two games with inflammation in his left thumb, but fortunately for the Giants, the injury-prone outfielder will be able to avoid another trip to the disabled list. Durability will likely remain a major concern for the 33-year-old over the remainder of the campaign, but when he's healthy enough to play, Span profiles as a decent source of batting average, runs and stolen bases.
Lonnie Chisenhall Headshot

Chisenhall was scratched from Wednesday's lineup due to a possible head injury, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Added 5:26 pm (EST)
It's unclear what the Indians mean by a "possible head injury", but more information should come forth after the game's conclusion. In the meantime, Daniel Robertson will move into the starting lineup.
Josh Smoker Headshot

Smoker could make a spot start Saturday against the Pirates, Anthony DiComo of reports.

Added 5:25 pm (EST)
With Tommy Milone unavailable to start due to a knee issue, Smoker is one of two candidates being considered to fill the void left in the rotation, the other being righty Rafael Montero. While Smoker has only pitched out of the bullpen for the Mets this season, he started a pair of games at Triple-A Las Vegas before being recalled. He allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits while striking out eight over 8.2 innings. A confirmation on the starter for Saturday should come within a couple days.
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