Reds say Chapman 7-10 days away
Good news, Aroldis Chapman owners! The Reds' closer will begin a rehab assignment today at Class A Dayton, and is expected to make at least four rehab appearances before coming off the DL in 7-10 days, according to manager Bryan Price.
On to the rest of the news:
Streaming starters: Blog mascot Nathan Eovaldi had another strong start, raising our record to 19-11. Pick him up already! Today's not-so-confident pick is Bud Norris (owned in 1.9 percent of FOXSports.com leagues) versus the Pirates, while Friday's selection is Mike Leake (17.3 percent owned) against the Brewers.
Look for Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez (elbow) to return to the lineup today. OF Ryan Braun (strained rib cage) is still out, and while the DL has been avoided so far, he could miss another couple of games.
In other Rockies' news, C Wilin Rosario (bruised hand) is still day to day. Rosario took BP on Wednesday, and the Rox sound optimistic about his return.
Royals CF Lorenzo Cain (groin) will begin a rehab assignment tomorrow with an eye on returning next week. However, manager's pet Jarrod Dyson continues to impress the Royals, and will always be a threat to Cain's playing time, no matter what the team says about him being a backup.
The Giants seem confident that Matt Cain (cut finger) will return to the mound on Monday. Hopefully, the scourge of clubhouse cutlery will be banished from baseball in the wake of Cain's Wednesday mishap.
See you back here tomorrow morning.