News and Notes:
- Nick Masset is still making progress but several steps remain before he is ready to return to game action. Masset has been on the disabled list all season rehabbing a sore shoulder.
- Despite the lineup shuffling, defensive subs, injuries, and interleague play, and unheralded expectations the Astros have preformed relatively well thus far this season.
- The Astros have signed a number of their draft picks, including No. 1 pick Carlos Correa, and are well under their allotted bonus pool which bodes well for their efforts to sign their remaining picks.
- ESPN's Jayson Stark chimes in on the Mark Appel-Pittsburgh Pirates signing issues.
- The Cardinals have released reliever Scott Linebrink. Due to an injured shoulder Linebrink hasn't pitched this season.
- The news for Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia isn't good. Garcia will be shelved for the next four weeks, at which time he will be re-examined.
|Away||Home||Time||Away Probable||Home Probable|
|Padres||Brewers||1:10||Anthony Bass (2-5)||Yovani Gallardo (4-5)|
|Astros||White Sox||1:10||Lucas Harrell (5-4)||Phil Humber (2-3)|
|Indians||Cardinals||1:15||Ubaldo Jimenez (6-4)||Joe Kelly (0-0)|
|Cubs||Twins||1:10||Ryan Dempster (1-3)||Francisco Liriano (1-6)|
|Royals||Pirates||12:35||Bruce Chen (5-5)||A.J. Burnett (5-2)|
|Tigers||Reds||7:00||Drew Smyly (2-2)||Homer Bailey (4-4)|