Kinsler was scratched from Friday's lineup with bruised ribs, Anthony Andro of Fox Sports Southwest reports.
Leury Garcia will play second base for the Rangers, while Elvis Andrus is moving into the leadoff role Friday night. Consider Kinsler day-to-day until the team offers more details regarding the ailment.
Werth's (hamstring) return from the disabled list is likely to be pushed back a few days, The Washington Post reports.
Werth was expected to return Saturday, but tightness in his strained right hamstring forced him to miss Thursday's rehab game and is likely to consequently push back his return date. The exact amount of time Werth's return will be pushed back is unknown, but it should not be much longer, as his setback is not considered overly serious.
Noesi will start Thursday's game against the Yankees, MLB.com reports.
Noesi will start in place of Aaron Harang, who was scratched from his scheduled start Thursday due to lower back stiffness. Since being recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on April 18, Noesi has recorded a 3.86 ERA in three relief appearances.
05/16/13 - 12:52PM ETAndrew Bailey
: (Biceps) On Pace For Monday Return
Bailey (biceps) is on track to be activated from the disabled list Monday, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports.
Bailey made it through a brief simulated game Thursday without issue, and he is set to return to rejoin the big club as long as he makes it through a Saturday rehab appearance without issue. Barring any setbacks, fantasy owners should plan on Bailey being available for next week's action.
Price (triceps) has been placed on the 15-day DL, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Price is currently dealing with a strained left triceps, and it's natural to wonder how long the injury has been affecting him. He has struggled so far this season, going 1-4 with a 5.24 ERA and a 1.436 WHIP. Hopefully the time off will be a blessing in disguise, as he will be able to regain his health. The Rays called up left-handed pitcher Alex Torres to take Price's spot on the roster.
Price left Wednesday's game against the Red Sox with left triceps tightness, according to ESPN baseball reporter Tim Kurkjian, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Word from ESPN is that it's a triceps injury that forced Price from Wednesday's start after the left-hander recorded one out in the third. Price's status is unknown until the team elaborates, but fantasy owners are likely holding their collective breath, since we've seen several high-profile starters (Johnny Cueto, Josh Johnson) hit the DL this year with triceps injuries.
Crawford is not in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Nationals.
After making five straight starts, Crawford will park it while Scott Van Slyke mans left field and Dee Gordon leads off. It seems the Dodgers are just playing it safe with the 31-year-old, as he's missed a pair of games this month with hamstring injuries.
Beckett (groin) was placed on the 15-day DL on Wednesday.
Beckett insisted he would be fine for his next start after exiting Monday's start with a left groin strain, but the Dodgers evidently felt otherwise. Fortunately, the team will welcome Zack Greinke back from the disabled list Wednesday to offset Beckett's absence.
05/15/13 - 3:18PM ETZack Greinke
: Activated From Disabled List
Greinke (collarbone) was activated from the 15-day DL on Wednesday.
He'll be starting against the Nationals on Wednesday, marking his first time pitching with the big club since fracturing his collarbone during a tussle with the Padres' Carlos Quentin in his second start of the season. Josh Beckett (groin) was placed on the DL in a subsequent move.
Cueto (oblique) will return to the rotation Monday against the Mets, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Monday's start was supposed to go to Mike Leake, but the Reds are deliberating whether they want to keep him or impressive newcomer Tony Cingrani in the rotation with Cueto back in the fold. Cueto has looked flawless during his rehab assignment and should provide his usual kind of production upon returning.
05/15/13 - 1:54PM ETBryce Harper
: (Head) No Further Tests Needed
GM Mike Rizzo confirmed Harper (head) is not suffering from a concussion and should be ready to play in a few days, 106.7 The Fan reports.
Although Harper copped to feeling a bit nauseous after colliding with a wall Monday hight and requiring 11 stitches, he passed his initial concussion tests and won't require any further examinations going forward. Expect him to reappear in the lineup at some point this weekedn.
Bailey (biceps) will be activated from the disabled list by Monday, Alex Speier of WEEI Boston reports.
Bailey has no reported no issues since landing on the disabled list, and manager John Farrell announced Wednesday that he will be back with the big club by Monday at the latest. Bailey could return this weekend if he's feeling good enough, but regardless of when he is activated, expect him to resume his role as the Red Sox' closer.
Anderson still feels soreness in his injured ankle and now isn't certain when he'll be able to come off the DL to make his next start, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Anderson was tentatively slated to come off the DL this week to get back into the rotation, but those plans are up in the air again.
05/15/13 - 9:32AM ETCoco Crisp
: Activated From DL
The A's activated Crisp (hamstring) from the disabled list Wednesday.
Crisp will rejoin the A's after spending the minimum 15 days on the disabled list. He skipped a rehab assignment, which is a good sign that his hamstring injury is no longer an issue. He will bat leadoff and man center field Wednesday in his first game since Apr. 29.
05/15/13 - 9:23AM ETB.J. Upton
: Back In The Lineup
Upton (shoulder) is back in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks.
Upton will return to action after missing Tuesday's game due to an injury suffered Monday. Upton will man center field and bat sixth against Diamondbacks starter Ian Kennedy.
Hernandez was pulled after six innings Tuesday at the Yankees because of a back spasm, and "[u]nder any other circumstance, I want to send Felix back out there," manager Eric Wedge told the Tacoma News Tribune.
Hernandez, who allowed one run on five hits and two walks, tweaked his back on a throw to second base in the sixth inning, then gave up a run-scoring double to the next batter before retiring the side. Wedge said he didn't want to take any chances. Hernandez threw 97 pitches, but that was inflated by two errors that forced him to throw 10-15 extra pitches, a tight strikezone that saw him walk more batters than he totaled in his previous three starts and a bevy of strikeouts (eight). Hernandez has experienced minor back tightness recently but said it's nothing serious nor something that will cause him to miss a start. He also seemed to tweak his knee on a collision at first base in the fourth inning but that proved nothing serious.
Teixeira (wrist) expects to return to the Yankees before the end of this month, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch.
Teixeira's wishes don't necessarily mimic those of the Yankees' team doctors, but he said is rehab is going "great," and there is a good chance he reaches his goal if he begins a rehab assignment in the near future. Teixeira will be eligible to return from the disabled list May 21, but if he does end up playing in May, don't expect him to return until the last week of the month.
Ortiz said he's been dealing with a tight oblique muscle for more than a week, the Boston Herald reports.
Ortiz, who homered in four at-bats in Tuesday night's loss to the Rays, said the oblique was the reason he sat out Sunday's series-finale against the Blue Jays. He believes the injury was suffered after a swing in the series against Texas two weekends ago.