Maybe a rested body and a cleared mind will help Chase Utley at the plate. It cannot hurt to try. Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg benched Utley for Tuesday night’s game against the Braves at Turner Field. Utley is expected to sit in Wednesday night’s series finale, too. The Phillies do not play Thursday, which means Utley could have three consecutive days away from the game.
Reds catcher is still limited by a left hip impingement, and admitted he will likely need surgery at some point, but is trying all possible treatments first.
Miguel Cabrera fought through all kinds of injuries over the last couple of years, but he’s now all the way back. The two-time AL MVP isn’t the only player enjoying a comeback season, though. Here are seven more.
Successful managers have all had one thing in common: a quality ballclub.
The Indians decided over the weekend the time had come to activate veteran outfielder Nick Swisher from the disabled list. Prior to Tuesday’s game against the Royals, they made it official.
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
The Nationals acquired outfielder Darin Mastroianni from the Phillies in exchange for cash considerations on Tuesday.
Any good pitcher can use some stellar defense. Just ask Astros starter Dallas Keuchel, who benefited from a couple of terrific plays made behind him in Monday’s 2-1 loss to the Rangers.
The Blue Jays have recalled utility man Chris Colabello from Triple-A Buffalo, optioned infielder Jonathan Diaz to Buffalo and designated left-hander Jayson Aquino for assignment.