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Clint Frazier
Playing time potentially available
OFNew York Yankees
August 11, 2020
Frazier was recalled from the alternate training site by the Yankees on Tuesday.
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Clarke Schmidt
2020 debut still possible
PNew York Yankees  AAA
August 11, 2020
Schmidt remains an option to debut sometime this season, Brendan Kuty of NJ.com reports.
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George Springer
Making progress with wrist issue
OFHouston Astros
August 9, 2020
Springer was described by manager Dusty Baker as "making tremendous progress" with a wrist strain he suffered while diving for a ball against the Diamondbacks on Thursday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
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Charlie Morton
Could be available for next start
PTampa Bay Rays
August 9, 2020
Morton, who exited his Sunday start against the Yankees in the third inning due to shoulder inflammation, has a chance to still take his next scheduled turn Thursday against the Red Sox, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
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Phillip Evans
Out for remainder of season
3BPittsburgh Pirates
August 9, 2020
Evans will miss the rest of the season after sustaining a concussion and suffering a fractured jaw in a collision with teammate Gregory Polanco on Saturday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
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Zach Plesac
Issues apology to teammates
PCleveland Indians
August 9, 2020
Plesac apologized to his teammates via a statement Sunday after violating the Indians' COVID-19 protocols, the Associated Press reports. "I realize I made a poor choice to leave the hotel, which broke protocols and could have endangered other people," he said. "I understand that in these times of uncertainty, I need to be more vigilant and responsible, and I am determined to earn my teammates' forgiveness and get back to work."
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Justin Verlander
Frustrated with lack of progress
PHouston Astros
August 8, 2020
Verlander, who's attempting to recover from a forearm strain he suffered during his first start of the season, is frustrated with the pace of his progress, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
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Miguel Andujar
Candidate to replace Stanton?
DHNew York Yankees  AAA
August 8, 2020
Andujar could be activated from the Yankees' taxi squad to replace Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring), who's expected to be placed on the injured list, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
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Giancarlo Stanton
Expected to hit injured list
OFNew York Yankees
August 8, 2020
Stanton is expected to land on the injured list after being removed from the second game of a doubleheader against the Rays on Saturday with left hamstring tightness, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
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Sixto Sanchez
Callup not in cards
PMiami Marlins  AAA
August 4, 2020
Sanchez isn't expected to be included among the Marlins' wave of callups Tuesday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
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Luis Patino
Could debut this year
PSan Diego Padres
August 3, 2020
Patino could be called up this season to work out of the big-league bullpen, Ray Butler of Prospects 365 reports.
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Kris Bryant
Health news encouraging
3BChicago Cubs
August 3, 2020
Bryant, who missed a second straight game Sunday due to a stomach illness, has tested negative for coronavirus repeatedly but remains in MLB's COVID-19 protocol for the time being, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. "It's kind of out of our hands right now," Cubs manager David Ross said. "Just following the protocols through MLB. He really needs to be commended for going in and getting checked out."
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Mookie Betts
Swelling led to early exit
OFLos Angeles Dodgers
August 3, 2020
Despite the fact an X-ray on the injured finger that led to Betts' removal from Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks came back negative, the star outfielder is still experiencing significant swelling, ESPN.com reports.
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Shohei Ohtani
Pitching days numbered again?
PLos Angeles Angels
August 2, 2020
Ohtani experienced discomfort in his throwing arm during his second start of 2020 on Sunday and underwent an MRI that's still pending a result, Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.com reports.
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Yoenis Cespedes
Opt-out decision sudden
OFNew York Mets
August 2, 2020
Cespedes' decision to opt out of the 2020 season took Mets brass and players by surprise, ESPN.com reports.
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Bud Norris
Popping up on MLB radar
PFree Agent  
August 2, 2020
Norris could be a target for several MLB teams looking to add relief help during the shortened season, freelance baseball writer Robert Murray reports.
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Craig Kimbrel
Closer's job in peril
PChicago Cubs
August 1, 2020
Kimbrel may be in jeopardy of losing the closer's job due to his uneven performances to start the season, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. "I'll get back to you on that one," manager David Ross said in response to a question about Kimbrel's status. "I'm in the middle of conversations with Craig, so we'll have those with him first before I talk to you guys. We'll see where he's at, see how his arm feels."
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Tanner Houck
Chances of '20 debut increase
PBoston Red Sox  AAA
August 1, 2020
Houck's chances of making his big-league debut in 2020 have improved with the announcement that Eduardo Rodriguez (illness) will miss the rest of the season, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
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Bryan Mata
Could get starting opportunity
PBoston Red Sox  AAA
August 1, 2020
Mata has a chance to enter the Red Sox's starting rotation at some point this season due to the absence of Eduardo Rodriguez (illness) for the rest of 2020, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
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Darwinzon Hernandez
Potential chance to start
PBoston Red Sox
August 1, 2020
Hernandez, who's in the process of coming back from COVID-19, could potentially have a chance to start in 2020 now that Eduardo Rodriguez (illness) has been ruled out for the rest of the season, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
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Nathan Eovaldi
De facto ace for rest of season
PBoston Red Sox
August 1, 2020
Eovaldi is set to serve as the ace of the Red Sox rotation for the remainder of the season after it was announced Saturday that Eduardo Rodriguez (illness) will not pitch in 2020.
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Eduardo Rodriguez
Expected to make full recovery
PBoston Red Sox
August 1, 2020
Rodriguez, who the Red Sox announced Saturday will sit out the 2020 season due to myocarditis, is expected to make a full recovery, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports. "This case, while it's something that's persistent, is not something that has impacted or damaged the functioning of his heart, which in that event, the prognosis is good and these things just take time," said chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom.
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Casey Mize
Debuting Sunday?
PDetroit Tigers  AAA
August 1, 2020
Tony Paul of the Detroit News says "it sure sounds like" Mize could make his major-league debut Sunday against the Reds.
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Jarred Kelenic
MLB debut not expected in 2020
OFSeattle Mariners  AAA
July 29, 2020
The Mariners aren't expected to call up Kelenic from their alternate training site at any point during the 2020 season, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
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Mike Moustakas
Appealing for early return
2BCincinnati Reds
July 29, 2020
Moustakas and teammate Nick Senzel plan to meet with a select panel of league and union representatives Wednesday to appeal for clearance to resume playing with the Reds after both recently self-reported COVID-19 symptoms, C. Trent Rosecrans and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic report.
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