PT Today

July 15, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
The Phillies are set to welcome Roy Halladay back from the disabled list Tuesday, but a number of other players, including Coco Crisp, Ian Desmond, Chad Billingsley and Jed Lowrie, are headed in the other direction: to the DL, or at least to the doctor for further examination.
July 14, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
Though initially thought to be just mild soreness, Drew Smyly (LHP, DET) finds himself back on the DL for the second time in a month. Top prospect Jacob Turner will take Smyly's slot, but how long will he be needed? Also, one day after being named the fill in start for ATL at SS, Jack Wilson (SS, ATL) dislocates his right pinky prompting a trade for Paul Janish (SS, ATL)...
July 13, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
With Lance Berkman (1B/OF, STL) set to return to action on STL's current road trip, possibly as soon as Saturday, the corner positions are crowded with worthy bats. The PT shakeout here could be determined by determined by how manager Mike Matheny weighs the importance of offense vs. defense, and his willingness to deploy various players at positions where their potential injury risk is heightened.
July 12, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
Desmond Jennings has dropped out of the leadoff slot in favor of Elliot Johnson. Capps returns, but is he the best fit for the Twins pen? Bonifacio returns, and more...
July 11, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
Ben Sheets (RHP, ATL) reportedly will make his first MLB appearance in two years on July 15, likely replacing one of ATL's inconsistent young starters, Randall Delgado (RHP, ATL) or Mike Minor (LHP, ATL). Jair Jurrjens (RHP, ATL), whose surface numbers since his return from a minor-league demotion belie his shaky underlying skills, seems unlikely to be bumped. Sheets has a strong skills history, though his Dom and Cmd faded in recent years as he battled a series of injuries.
July 10, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
Nick Markakis was activated from the DL, and is expected to resume his duties as the team's starting right fielder when the Orioles resume action after the All-Star break. He has been sidelined since late May due to a broken hamate bone. Also, Lorenzo Cain set to return, Dillon Gee on the DL, and more...
July 09, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
Andrelton Simmons lands on the DL, prompting the likely recall of the player he replaced. Also, the Padres middle-infield audition, LAA's good rotation news, and more ...
July 08, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
The Red Sox and Rangers rotations will get a boost with the post-All-Star-Break returns of Clay Buchholz and Colby Lewis, respectively.
July 07, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
TEX has activated Derek Holland (LHP, TEX) from the disabled list. Holland had missed the past month with shoulder and elbow ailments, as well as an undisclosed illness that left him 15 pounds lighter.
July 06, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
In the AL, Garrett Richards and Jake Arrieta were sent to the minors after rough starts. And in the NL, Ryan Howard was activated from the DL.
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