Indians manager Terry Francona expects starter Justin Masterson to be activated on Friday for a home start against the Rangers, MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian reports.
In his last start, on July 7, Masterson left in the third inning without recording an out against the Yankees. He went on the 15-day disabled list the next day with inflammation in his right knee.
Masterson is eligible for free agency after the season and there hasn’t been any progress in the way of an extension between the pitcher and the Indians. He hasn’t helped his cause with his 2014 results, as he currently owns a 5.51 ERA with a 93/56 K/BB ratio in 98 innings.
NEW YORK — Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Alec Bohm is out of the starting lineup for the second time in three games because of left hamstring tightness.
Bohm had an MRI and the Phillies were awaiting the results. Philadelphia manager Rob Thomson said it was too soon to tell if Bohm might land on the injured list.
Bohm sat out the loss in Atlanta because of the same issue then Philadelphia was off.
Edmundo Sosa was set to start at third against the New York Mets, batting ninth.
Thomson said Bohm felt discomfort after fielding a slow roller. He played the entire game and went 0 for 3 in a 2-0 loss to the Mets.
Bohm is batting .265 with six homers and a team-high 37 RBIs this season. He has a .724 OPS.