Zack Greinke tested his elbow during a shortened bullpen session on Thursday. Manager Don Mattingly said he is fine to start Saturday.
After suffering from some elbow discomfort for almost a month, the Dodgers decided to move Greinke's next scheduled start to Saturday. With a scheduled day off on Monday, the Dodgers were able to move his start without having to skip him fully in the starting rotation. Unless the pain becomes a serious problem down the stretch expect Greinke to continue skipping bullpen sessions to keep the pain down and remain in the mix as the Dodgers make a playoff push. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Alex Avila feels he's ready to return as the Tigers everyday catcher.
While Avila feels he's ready again for full-time duty, manager Brad Ausmus and the Tigers have been down this road with him all too often. He id as injury-prone as a guy can be and while this most-recent issue involved the knee, you can't help but remember the concussion issues that have plagued him over the last few seasons. One wrong foul tip and he could be done. He might see the lion's share of a platoon, but it seems doubtful that he would just be handed over the reins after such a lengthy absence and injury history. Analysis: Howard Bender
Yankees announce Nathan Eovaldi will start on Wednesday.
Eovaldi gets the ball on normal rest while Adam Warren will slide to the bullpen. After being acquired from the Marlins, Eovaldi has had a rough time in New York with a 1.543 WHIP and 4.81 ERA, both the highest in his career. His xFIP is almost a full run lower at 3.84 meaning he could see some good fortune in the near future. Analysis: Rob Trayah