LEADING OFF: Orioles check Jones, Mets see about Matz

BY foxsports • August 26, 2016

A look at what's happening all around the majors Saturday:



The Orioles will see how All-Star center fielder Adam Jones is feeling, a day after he left a game at Yankee Stadium because of a strained left hamstring. Jones had exited Thursday night in the ninth inning at Washington because of hamstring cramps. He is batting .275 with 24 home runs and 74 RBIs.


The Tigers try for their sixth straight game when rookie Michael Fulmer (10-4, 2.58 ERA) takes on the Angels at Comerica Park. Detroit's surge into the AL wild-card race has been powered by Justin Upton, who has homered four times during this five-game winning streak.


Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu could return to the lineup after missing three straight games because of a wrist injury. He worked out before Friday night's game in Washington and manager Walt Weiss said he anticipated LeMahieu was ready to return. LeMahieu is second in the NL batting race at .344 - Daniel Murphy of the Nationals leads at .346.


The Mets might know more about lefty Steven Matz, who's been sidelined by tightness in his pitching shoulder. He was scheduled to toss on the side this weekend. Matz is eligible to come off the disabled list Tuesday, but it's not certain if he'll be able to start vs. Miami in a matchup of NL wild-card contenders.


Catcher Dioner Navarro could rejoin the Blue Jays after they got him from the White Sox in a trade for minor league lefty Colton Turner. The switch-hitting Navarro spent two seasons with Toronto before signing with Chicago last December. He was hitting just .210 with six homers and 32 RBIs in 85 games. The Blue Jays are hosting Minnesota this weekend.

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