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Jarrod Dyson (O, Sea)

Jarrod Dyson was withheld from Friday's lineup against the Rays due to groin tightness, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.


It's expected that Dyson will be unavailable from the bench Friday. The team has yet to elaborate on the severity of the injury, so consider Dyson day-to-day for now. Guillermo Heredia is moving to center field in place of Dyson on Friday night.

David Phelps (elbow) will throw a simulated game in Atlanta, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.


It could be the last step in Phelps' rehab back to the bullpen, as a stint in the minors isn't expected to be necessary from the impingement that put him on the disabled list August 8. If all goes well in the simulated game, fantasy owners should expect to see Phelps activated sometime within the next couple days, possibly in time for Seattle's series opener in Atlanta on Monday.

Stephen Vogt (C, Mil)

Stephen Vogt (knee) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list prior to Friday's game against the Rockies.


Vogt rejoins the major-league club after spending just over a month on the disabled list due to a strained MCL in his left knee. The 32-year-old was able to appear in six rehab outings, going 4-for-19 at the dish during that span. Moving forward, he figures to get a couple starts each week while spelling Manny Pina from behind the plate.

Andrew Heaney (elbow) was activated from the DL and is starting Friday's game against the Orioles, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.


A corresponding move has yet to be announced, but Heaney will take the mound in the show for the first time since 2016. Before undergoing Tommy John surgery, Heaney had shown potential to become a solid starter. During the 2015 season, he started 18 games and owned an ERA and WHIP of 3.49 and 1.20, respectively.

Clayton Kershaw (back) will toss another bullpen session prior to the team's game against Detroit on Friday, and then move on to a simulated game Monday in Pittsburgh, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.


Kershaw continues to ramp up his progression as he's set to compete in another simulated game next week. There was a chance that the left-hander would toss a few innings in a rehab outing instead of partaking in a second simulated game, but manager Dave Roberts opted for the latter. If all goes well during these next couple days, Kershaw could be able to head out for a minor-league appearance by the end of next week.

Andrew Susac (back) was sent to the 10-day disabled list.


With fellow catcher Stephan Vogt being activated from the disabled list, the Brewers sent Susac to the list to make room on their 25-man roster. One of four catchers on the roster for Milwaukee, Susac has only had six plate appearances in the majors this season, failing to reach base in all six.

Guillermo Heredia (forearm) is in the lineup Friday against the Rays, Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.


Fortunately, the forearm injury that Heredia incurred Wednesday was minor, as he's starting for Seattle on Friday. He'll head to center field and hit eighth against the right-handed Austin Pruitt.

Welington Castillo (C, Bal)

Welington Castillo is out of the starting lineup for Friday's series opener against the Angels.


The Orioles are continuing splitting time behind the plate to their two backstops, allowing Caleb Joseph to step in and start this one. Joseph will bat eighth against starting pitcher Andrew Heaney.

Matt Adams (B1, Atl)

Matt Adams will start in left and bat sixth in the order for the series opener against the Reds on Friday.


This marks the first time Adams is in the starting nine since Aug. 12, as the 29-year-old has been on the bench for the last five games. He figures to see a increase in playing time over the next couple weeks following Danny Santana's placement on the disabled list due to a quadriceps strain.

Seth Smith (O, Bal)

Seth Smith is not starting Friday against the Angels.


As usual, Smith will take a seat against a left-handed starting pitcher, this time Andrew Heaney. Anthony Santander is taking his place in right field and batting seventh.

Kyle Seager (B3, Sea)

Kyle Seager (illness) is in the lineup Friday against the Rays, Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.


After missing two games, Seager is set to return to action. He'll start at third base and hit fifth Friday as he aims to improve his recent performance. In the month of August, Seager has slashed just .204/.264/.469.

Adrian Gonzalez (B1, LAD)

Adrian Gonzalez (back) was activated from the 60-day disabled list prior to Friday's game against Detroit.


Gonzalez hasn't played in a major-league game since June 11 after suffering a herniated disk in his back, but he appears to be fully healthy following nine rehab appearances over the past couple weeks, and is batting seventh in the order for Friday's contest. Prior to his injury, Gonzalez was hitting .255/.304/.339 with one home run and 23 RBI in 49 games. It will be interesting to see how manager Dave Roberts fills out his starting nine with the 35-year-old back in the fold. Cody Bellinger is likely going to see a majority of the starts in left while Gonzalez mans first base, but with the way Chris Taylor has been playing, there figures to be a a couple games a week where Gonzalez retreats to the bench. In a corresponding move, Rob Segedin was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Chris Davis (B1, Bal)

Chris Davis is out of the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Angels.


The night off will make it the second straight day without a game played for the slugger after the team had an off day Thursday. The sit looks to be a matchup situation as Angels send left-hander Andrew Heaney to the mound. At first base and batting fifth will be Trey Mancini.

Micah Johnson was called up from Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday.


Johnson will make another trip back to the big leagues in response to Danny Santana landing on the disabled list with a quad injury. The utility man has barely seen any time with Atlanta this season – earning just three at-bats in 2017 – but was hitting the ball at a good pace with the Triple-A team. He will likely serve as middle infield depth while he's in the majors.

Danny Santana was placed on the 10-day DL with a left quadriceps strain prior to Friday's game against the Reds.


Santana started the past four games and has played in every contest since Aug. 5, but will miss a chunk of time while recovering from this setback. The outfielder hasn't been swinging the bat well recently, slashing just .161/.175/.286 since the All-Star break. In a corresponding move, the Braves recalled Micah Johnson from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Kevin McCarthy was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Friday.


With Joakim Soria (oblique) being placed on the disabled list, the Royals needed to add an arm to their bullpen. McCarthy has been a solid reliever for Kansas City this season, as he's built a 1.88 ERA and 1.33 WHIP over 19 games (24 innings).

Joakim Soria was placed on the disabled list Friday with a strained oblique.


The move doesn't come as much of a surprise, as there had been speculation that Soria was poised to land on the DL. In a corresponding move, Kevin McCarthy was recalled from Triple-A Omaha. Soria will be eligible to be activated August 26.

Kevin Kiermaier (O, TB)

Kevin Kiermaier (hip) was activated from the DL and is in the lineup Friday against the Mariners, Scott Braun of the MLB Network reports.


As planned, Kiermaier is set to return to action Friday night. Prior to landing on the disabled list, Kiermaier had built a .258/.329/.408 line over 62 games.

Kendrys Morales (B1, Tor)

Kendrys Morales is not in the lineup Friday against the Cubs.


The designated hitter will likely not start any game at Wrigley Field this weekend. Morales also was one of the Blue Jays recently bitten by the flu bug, which also hindered his ability to contribute much in recent days.

Rick Porcello will start Sunday against the Yankees, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.


The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner – though hardly performing like one on the whole in 2017 – will duel with Sonny Gray. Porcello has looked better in recent weeks and is coming off back-to-back quality starts. Homers still plague him, though, so it's best to temper expectations against this typically strong lineup.