According to reports it looked as if Murphy may have tweaked something while running the bases as he was removed from the game immediately following the innings. There will definitely be an update from the team coming out shortly so fantasy owners stay tuned.
Frazier was apparently available off the bench on Friday but reporters around the clubhouse have commented that he looks pretty sick which will put his status for Saturday's game in question. Fantasy owners will need to monitor this one closely.
The ace right-hander has been sidelined since June 29 because of a left oblique strain. He could return to the Diamondbacks after his successful minor league rehab start on Friday.
More than three-and-a-half months have passed since Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock underwent a complex elbow surgery to repair a poorly-healed rebreak of a 2010 injury. Wednesday morning, Pollock took in his first batting practice and told FOX Sports Arizona he’s mentally prepared to make his return. Whether that comes soon, in a few weeks or even a couple months remains a mystery to Pollock. He faced live pitching on Friday, which was another step the right direction towards his return.The Diamondbacks have no reason to rush the 2015 All-Star back, especially if they continue to slump, so a return for Pollock is still a ways away.
The 49ers traded up with the Chiefs to select Stanford G Josh Garnett with the No. 28 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft. The 49ers gave up a fourth and a sixth round pick this year to move up from the No. 37 overall pick. Garnett earned the 2015 Outland Trophy as the nation's top interior lineman. Once Garnett is under contract, the 49ers will have locked up their entire 2016 draft class.
Taylor was cut by Cleveland at the end of camp last year and it has taken a while for him to resurface due to chronic knee issues. The former first-round pick has been good against the run when healthy but obviously his knee is still a major issue that continues to linger.
Alex Dickerson left Friday's game after a collision with Jankowski in left center. He hurt his hip on the play. If this issue lingers the DL could be the destination of Dickerson, but hopefully the injury isn't serious. Christian Bethancourt will take over in left.
The Rangers have also expressed interest in Jeremy Hellickson, though he appears to be a fallback option if they can't obtain Velasquez. The Rangers had several scouts on hand Friday, watching Velasquez pitch well in a loss to the Braves. Velasquez has a 3.34 ERA on the season with the Phillies in 91.2 innings pitched in 2016.
Even with his velocity being down due to a back issue, Estrada racked up six strikeouts on the night. The Orioles got to him early, with a two-run double from Mark Trumbo in the first inning, but the right-hander was able to settle in nicely afterwards. He has been tremendous for the Jays this season, registering a 3.02 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 108/42 K/BB ratio across 116 1/3 innings. Next up for Estrada is the Astros in Houston on Wednesday.
Cervelli exited in the 8th inning after being hit by a pitch. He had just returned from the DL 10 days ago. Cervelli had to be helped off the field after going down with a foot injury.