The Houston Astros reinstated catcher Carlos Corporan from the seven-day concussion disabled list and he was in the starting lineup for Monday night’s game against the Seattle Mariners.
Corporan sustained a concussion after being hit in the mask by a foul tip on Aug. 19 against the Texas Rangers. Manager Bo Porter said Corporan would be immediately evaluated if he were to be hit in the mask or helmet by a ball.
Mariners: Ace Felix Hernandez will not make his scheduled start on Wednesday against Houston, the second time his turn in the rotation has been pushed back.
He was originally scheduled to start last Sunday against Tampa Bay, but had that start pushed back due to stiffness in his back. Hernandez left his start on Sept. 2 against Kansas City due to cramps in his lower back.
Tigers: Third baseman Miguel Cabrera and manager Jim Leyland were both ejected in the top of the first inning of Monday night’s game in Chicago against the White Sox.
Cabrera began complaining to home plate umpire Brian Gorman that he felt he was struck in the right leg by a pitch from White Sox starter Chris Sale.
After fouling off the next pitch, Cabrera continued complaining and was ejected by Gorman.
Leyland came to his player’s aid and was also ejected after less than a minute of arguing with Gorman.
The ejection was Cabrera’s second this season and the fifth of his career. Leyland was tossed for the fourth time this season and for the 72nd time of his career.
Indians: Outfielder Michael Brantley has returned to the team, and the starting lineup, after his wife gave birth to the couple’s first child.
Brantley went home to West Palm Beach, Fla., on Friday and missed the three-game series against the New York Mets in Cleveland. His wife, Melissa, gave birth to a daughter named Mariah on Saturday.
Nationals: Outfielder Bryce Harper will be out of the lineup for at least one more day because of a sore left hip.
Harper, 20, was examined by team doctors in Washington, and manager Davey Johnson said that tests showed inflammation but no structural damage.
The slugger will take oral medication, Johnson said, but officials for the Nationals, on the fringe of the NL wild-card race, weren’t certain when he will return. Harper hasn’t played since Friday in Miami