Chicago White Sox
Yoan Moncada was placed on the disabled list and advised to rest for seven days after suffering a bone bruise in his right shin Aug. 24.
The rookie second baseman, considered one of baseball’s top prospects, missed two games earlier in the month because of shin splints. He aggravated the injury when he stepped on third base awkwardly in a win against the Minnesota Twins.
“No one likes to be on the DL,” Moncada said. “You know what? I can’t do anything about it. This is the best (move) for me. I have to rest.”
Yolmer Sanchez took over as the second baseman. He was the regular at the position until Moncada was called up July 19 from Class AAA Charlotte.
Moncada has hit .188 with three home runs in 30 games.
Infielder- outfielder Nicky Delmonico (sprained right wrist) was placed on the DL on Aug. 26 after waking up with soreness, and there was no immediate timetable for his return. Delmonico reached base in 21 of his first 22 career major league games after being called up from Charlotte on Aug. 1 and was hitting .307 with six homers.
Third baseman Matt Davidson (right wrist bruise) was activated from the DL on Aug. 26 and had three hits, including a threerun homer, in his first two games. He had been out since Aug. 1.
Andrew Miller is hopeful rest will help his right knee tendinitis.
The All-Star left-handed reliever was placed on the disabled list for the second time in three weeks Aug. 22 and was shut down from throwing for a week. Miller, who also sat out from Aug. 2-18, expects to have a more definite timetable for a return when he resumes throwing.
Miller received multiple opinions, including one from Cleveland Cavaliers head physician Richard Parker because his injury is more common inbasketball players. Miller also received a lubricant injection.
“I think we’ve got a good grasp on it,” Miller said. “It takes a little bit of time, but we know what we are going after now.”
Second baseman Jason Kipnis (right hamstring) is out indefinitely after being placed on the DL on Aug. 23. Jose Ramirez shifted to second base from third base to fill in for Kipnis, who also sat out from July 9 to Aug. 5 with the same injury, and Giovanny Urshela was playing third.
Right- hander Josh Tomlin (left hamstring) was expected to be activated from the DL on Aug. 30 and make a road start vs. the New York Yankees. Out since July 31, Tomlin would take the rotation spot of right-hander
Danny Salazar (elbow), who went on the DL on Aug. 21.
Miguel Cabrera was one of three Tigers suspended a day after a victory against the New York Yankees on Aug. 24 that included three benches-clearing incidents and eight ejections. He got the biggest penalty and wasn’t happy.
The first baseman was suspended for seven games, and he immediately appealed. Cabrera pushed Yankees catcher Austin Romine at home plate after a close pitch from reliever Tommy Kahnle to spark the biggest fight of the day.
Cabrera was upset that Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez’s suspension was only four games and that right fielder Aaron Judge did not receive any penalty.
“There was a lot of people going after me over there, and I got a suspension,” Cabrera said. “I’m not surprised. They’re MLB, they do whatever they want, and they have to control this situation. But be fair. See the video, see the people who throw punches, see the people who were after me when I was on the floor. That’s it.”
Reliever Alex Wilson and manager Brad Ausmus were suspended for one game each.
Cabrera left an Aug. 28 game against the Colorado Rockies because of lower-back tightness.
Third baseman Nicholas Castellano (sprained left wrist) was hurt in the brawl. He missed two games, then returned to the lineup Aug. 27, but as the DH.
DH Victor Martinez (irreg- ular heartbeat) was placed on the DL on Aug. 27. He also sat out because of the condition from June 16-28.
Kansas City Royals
As if getting swept without scoring a run in a three-game series against the division-leading Indians wasn’t enough, the Royals also lost their ace pitcher.
Left-hander Danny Duffy (left elbow impingement) was placed on the disabled list Aug. 26 and flew back to Kansas City for an MRI. No structural damage was found, and the Royals hope Duffy might be able to return to the rotation Sept. 2 at the Minnesota Twins.
Duffy felt pain in his elbow after allowing two runs in six innings in a win against the Colorado Rockies on Aug. 22.
“Anything that was concerning, we would have shut him down right from the get-go,” manager
Ned Yost said. “It got to the point where we needed to take a pause. He just pitched one of the best games he’s pitched in a couple of weeks.”
Rookie left-hander Eric Skoglund stepped in for Duffy on Aug. 27 and was rocked for seven runs in 11⁄ innings by the Indians. 3 That raised the 24-year-old’s ERA to 10.64 through four starts.
Catcher Salvador Perez (right intercostal strain) struggled after his activation from the DL on Aug. 22, going 3-for-15 (.200) with seven strikeouts in his first four games. The five-time All-Star was sidelined for 15 games.
The Twins will have to pursue their first postseason berth since 2011 without Miguel Sano for an indefinite amount of time.
The third baseman was hopeful of increasing the intensity of his rehab this week, but there was no timetable for his return. He was placed on the disabled list because of a stress reaction in his left shin, an injury he suffered when he fouled a ball off his leg a day earlier in a victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Sano had a team-high 28 home runs when he was injured. Utility infielder Eduardo Es
cobar played third in Sano’s place. The Twins are considering using Sano primarily as the designated hitter when he is activated to reduce pressure on his leg.
Veteran Chris Gimenez and rookie Mitch Garver were filling in at catcher when Jason Castro went on the seven-day concussion DL. Castro was hit on the mask by three foul balls in four innings during a loss to the White Sox on Aug. 23 in Chicago.
Right- hander Dillon Gee went 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA in his first two starts after being moved into the rotation from the bullpen Aug. 21. He had a 2.13 ERA in four relief appearances after being called up from Class AAA Rochester (N.Y.) on Aug. 1.
“We did a nice job fighting back, excuse the expression.”
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus on rallying for a 10-6 victory against the Yankees on Aug. 24 in a game that included three benches-clearing incidents
Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera, bottom right, was not pleased with the seven-game suspension he received for his role in a brawl with the Yankees on Aug. 24.