Giants' Sandoval on IL after elbow flares up again
Giants infielder Pablo Sandoval has had an MRI and a cortisone shot for his right elbow, which has bothered him for several years and has flared up again.
Rays place OF Garcia (oblique) on 10-day IL
Rays outfielder Avisail Garcia has been placed on the 10-day injured list after straining his oblique on Tuesday. Manager Kevin Cash believes the team caught the injury early and hopes Garcia isn't sidelined long.
Nationals ace Scherzer says he's ready to return
Nationals ace Max Scherzer, who has pitched just once since July 10 due to back muscle problems, played catch Wednesday and could return as soon as this weekend.
Astros pitcher Cole undergoes tests on hamstring
Gerrit Cole underwent tests on his right hamstring on Wednesday but is expected to accompany the Astros to Oakland as he awaits the results.
Indians OF Puig becomes American citizen
Yasiel Puig, who defected from Cuba in 2012, became an American citizen on Wednesday.
Carrasco continues comeback, to face live hitters
Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco, who was diagnosed with leukemia and has been out since June 5, threw a bullpen session and did fielding work Tuesday and will face live hitters Friday.