Granderson (finger) landed on the 15-day DL on Saturday, MLB.com reports.
And the knocks keep on coming for Granderson, who will miss more time this season due to a fractured knuckle on his left pinkie finger. There is currently no specific timetable for his return, but teammate Alex Rodriguez was sidelined for five weeks last season due to a similar ailment.
Friday, May 24
05/24/13 - 7:56PM ETJim Henderson
: Leaves Game With Hamstring Injury
Henderson left Friday's game against the Pirates in the middle of the ninth inning after injuring his hamstring, Brewers Media Director Mike Vassallo reports.
Henderson reached for a grounder hit by Russell Martin and immediately grabbed the back of his leg just above the knee. He will likely head for an MRI and a DL stint could be possible. Francisco Rodriguez came in to close out the game and could be in line for some saves work should Henderson land on the DL. John Axford could also make an appearance as well.
05/24/13 - 7:09PM ETOswaldo Arcia
: Demoted To Triple-A Rochester
Arcia was sent down to Triple-A Rochester on Friday, according to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com
Arcia hadn't been in the lineup for the last four games so this doesn't come as too much of a surprise. His spot was need for P.J. Walters who will pitch Saturday's game for the Twins. It is more than likely that he [Arcia] will be back at some point soon.
05/24/13 - 6:52PM ETDavid Phelps
: Leaves Friday With Arm Injury
Phelps left Friday's game against the Rays in the eighth inning after taking a line drive off his arm, Sportsradio 66 WFAN's Sweeny Murti reports.
Phelps left the game in line for the win after giving up four runs on six hits and no walks over a career-high 7.2 innings. He'll likely receive an MRI after the game to determine the extent of the injury. The team has Ivan Nova back from the DL as insurance in the event Phelps is forced to miss his next start.
Betancourt (groin) will throw a bullpen session Friday to determine whether or not he'll need a stint on the disabled list, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
While the expectation earlier in the week was that Betancourt would avoid the DL, the right-hander said Friday that he isn't sure the groin responded well to the two days off. He'll test the ailment in a bullpen session prior to Friday's game, but if things don't go well, it sounds like the Rockies may opt to give Betancourt a few weeks to get right. Rex Brothers got the save for Colorado with Betancourt unavailable Wednesday.
Cuddyer (neck) was activated from the disabled list and is in the Rockies' lineup Friday against the Giants.
After spending the minimum of 15 days on the DL with a bulging disc in his neck, Cuddyer will return to the lineup in time for Friday's series opener in San Francisco. He's had success against Tim Lincecum, Friday's starter for the Giants, with four hits, including three doubles, in 11 tries against the right-hander.
05/24/13 - 3:19PM ETDavid Freese
: (Thumb) Back In Lineup Friday
Freese (thumb) is back in the Cardinals' lineup Friday against the Dodgers, FOX Sports Midwest reports.
The thumb injury cost Freese a third consecutive game Wednesday, but he's apparently ready to roll following Thursday's off-day. He has four hits in seven at-bats against lefty Chris Capuano, Friday's starter for Los Angeles.
05/24/13 - 2:00PM ETMark Teixeira
: (Wrist) To Begin Rehab Next Week
Teixeira (wrist) is on track to begin a rehab assignment Wednesday with Double-A Trenton, The Star-Ledger reports.
Teixeira has been able to take part in baseball activities for a few days, and he is on the verge of reaching the final stage of his recovery. Teixeira estimates he will need about 50 at-bats before returning to the big club, which puts him on track to rejoin the Yankees by early June.
The Red Sox placed Victorino on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 21, Jenny Dell of NESN Boston reports.
Victorino has tested his hamstring a couple times over the last few days, but the Red Sox apparently weren't satisfied with his progress, and decided to give him more time to recover without taking up a roster spot. Victorino will be eligible to be activated from the disabled list June 5, but it's too early to tell if he will return to the big club that day.
05/24/13 - 8:11AM ETJ.A. Happ
: Moved to 60-Day DL
The Blue Jays transferred Happ (head) to the 60-day disabled list Friday.
Happ was expected to miss four-to-six weeks after being struck by a line drive May 7, but with a return nowhere in sight and the Blue Jays in need of a 40-man roster spot, they decided to move him to the longer DL option. Happ will be eligible to be activated July 7.
05/24/13 - 7:55AM ETCorey Hart
: On Track For Mid-June Return
Hart (knee) could begin a rehab assignment the first week of June, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Hart was able to run and take batting practice earlier this week, and he is hoping to increase his participation in pregame workouts over the next week or so. While he will not be ready to come off the disabled list when first eligible May 30, it is possible he could head out on a rehab assignment shortly after that. Hart is anticipating a 10-day minor league stint before being ready for big league action, so if all goes according to plan, he is on track to join the Brewers sometime in mid June.
Utley was placed on the 15-day DL on Thursday with an oblique strain, MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports.
The Phillies characterized the injury as a "very mild Grade 1" strain rather than the intercostal or rib cage injury the team had feared, indicating Utley's stay on the DL should be rather brief. Freddy Galvis figures to be the top candidate to assume most of the starts at second base in Utley's stead.
05/23/13 - 3:39PM ETJered Weaver
: On Track To Return Next Week
Manager Mike Scioscia said Weaver (elbow) will rejoin the rotation next week barring a setback during his weekend bullpen session, the Orange County Register reports.
Scioscia didn't say where exactly Weaver would slot into the rotation, but there would appear to be a vacancy Thursday against the Dodgers that he could fill. Weaver completed a successful outing at extended spring training Wednesday, surrendering one run and no walks over 5.2 innings.
Grilli notched his MLB-leading 19th save of the season with a perfect ninth inning against the Cubs on Thursday.
Manager Clint Hurdle suggested after Grilli's 34-pitch outing Tuesday that the right-hander may be unavailable through Thursday, but Hurdle turned to his end-gamer to slam the door on Thursday's 4-2 win over Chicago. Grilli struck out the final two batters looking, and in the process extended his National League saves lead over Atlanta's Craig Kimbrel to five.
05/23/13 - 2:37PM ETColby Lewis
: (Forearm) Progresses in Rehab
As expected, Lewis (forearm) will move his rehab to Triple-A Round Rock, where he'll start Saturday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Lewis came through his bullpen session unscathed and will advance to Triple-A. He may require multiple starts with Round Rock after showing diminished velocity during his most recent rehab appearance at Double-A Frisco.
Kuroda felt fine Thursday despite leaving Wednesday's game early with a bruised calf, The Star-Ledger reports.
While Kuroda could not finish Wednesday's outing, it's a good sign for his status moving forward that he was not feeling any abnormal soreness Thursday. Consider Kuroda on track to make his next scheduled start Tuesday against the Mets.
Teixeira (wrist) took batting practice at the team's extended spring training facility Friday and could begin a rehab assignment at Double-A Trenton on Tuesday, New York Newsday reports.
Teixeira, who has been hitting in simulated games for the last week, seems primed to advance his rehab to the next stage at this point. He'll probably be limited to DH duty in his first couple of games at Trenton or Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before eventually returning to first base duty.
The Orioles recalled Gausman from Double-A Bowie on Thursday.
Gausman earned his first call to the bigs by posting a 3.11 ERA and 49:5 K:BB ratio in 46.1 innings over eight starts with Bowie. The talented youngster will jump right into the rotation and start Thursday night against the Blue Jays.
Montero was officially demoted to Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday, the Seattle Times reports.
With Montero not hitting well enough to mask his defensive deficiencies, it appears the Mariners might take the time to experiment with Montero at a different position with top prospect Mike Zunino expected to handle the bulk of the duties behind the plate at Triple-A. No matter what the case may be, Montero's value has always derived almost exclusively from his bat. He'll need to rediscover the power stroke he showed as a young prospect in the Yankees organization in order to re-establish himself as a useful commodity for the future.
Youkilis (back) could be back with the team in about a week, according to ESPN.com.
At this point it doesn't look like the Yankees will be sending Youk out on a rehab assignment, but this could change, especially with how well David Adams has played of late.
05/23/13 - 10:27AM ETAdam Eaton
: Potential Return Pushed Back
An MRI taken on Eaton's injured elbow has revealed no structural damage, but his recent setback will delay his return several weeks, MLB.com's Steve Gilbert reports.
Eaton is fortunate to have avoided a season-ending setback, but he will do two-to-three weeks of strengthening before beginning a throwing program -- and will likely head out on another rehab assignment after that -- so he won't rejoin the big club anytime soon. With Eaton out awhile longer, A.J. Pollock will continue seeing most of the action in center field for the Diamondbacks.
Montero will be optioned to Triple-A Tacoma sometime Thursday, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.
The move is not official yet, but it appears Montero, who owns just a .590 OPS on the season, is on his way back to the minors. Top prospect Mike Zunino would have been an option to replace Montero, but with him struggling to hit himself at Triple-A, the Mariners will bring up Jesus Sucre to serve as the backup to Kelly Shoppach.