Marlins designate Nick Masset for assignment

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The Marlins have designated reliever Nick Masset for assignment, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. The move creates roster space for starter Henderson Alvarez, who will be activated from the 15-day disabled list on Sunday.

Over seven relief appearances spanning 8 2/3 innings, Masset allowed three runs (two earned) on 11 hits and one walk while striking out five.

Alvarez has been on the disabled list since April 13 due to inflammation in his right shoulder. He had allowed six runs on 12 hits and a walk with five strikeouts in 12 innings. He’ll oppose Shelby Miller of the Braves in the series finale on Sunday.

White Sox slugger Jiménez sidelined with bruised foot

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CHICAGO — Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez has a sprained right foot, likely sidelining the slugger for a pivotal season-ending series against the crosstown Cubs.

The White Sox had dropped a season-high five in a row heading into the weekend set, falling out of first place in the AL Central. They are hoping to get back on track heading into their playoff appearance since 2008, but the health of Jimenez is a concern.

Jimenez, who is batting .296 with 14 homers and 41 RBIs, was injured sliding across home in the seventh inning of Chicago’s 5-4 loss at Cleveland on Thursday. Manager Rick Renteria said the 23-year-old left fielder will need “to be off his feet” for a few days.

“There’s inflammation in there and they want to calm it down” Renteria said. “We’ll know more in a few days.”

The White Sox trailed the first-place Twins by a game heading into the series with the Cubs. They are just one ahead of the third-place Indians. The AL postseason begins on Tuesday.