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Spencer Torkelson
Dealing with ankle sprain
3BDetroit Tigers  AAA
Ankle
October 21, 2021
Torkelson suffered an ankle sprain while playing in the Arizona Fall League and is expected to miss "a significant amount of time," Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
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Lance McCullers
Still not throwing
PHouston Astros
Forearm
October 21, 2021
Manager Dusty Baker said Thursday that McCullers (forearm) hasn't yet resumed throwing, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
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Franchy Cordero
Designated for assignment
OFBoston Red Sox  AAA
October 21, 2021
Cordero was designated for assignment by the Red Sox on Thursday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
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Phillips Valdez
Returns from COVID-19 injured list
PBoston Red Sox
October 21, 2021
Valdez was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list Thursday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
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Luis Garcia
Starting Game 6
PHouston Astros
October 21, 2021
Garcia will start Game 6 of the ALCS against the Red Sox on Friday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
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Rafael Devers
Hits well in loss
3BBoston Red Sox
October 21, 2021
Devers went 2-for-3 with a solo homer in Wednesday's ALCS Game 5 loss to the Astros.
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Yordan Alvarez
Homers and drives in three
DHHouston Astros
October 21, 2021
Alvarez went 3-for-5 with a homer, three RBI and a pair of runs scored in Wednesday's ALCS Game 5 win over the Red Sox.
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Chris Sale
Gives up four runs
PBoston Red Sox
October 21, 2021
Sale allowed four runs (two earned) on three hits and two walks while striking out seven batters in 5.1 innings in Game 5 of the ALCS against the Astros on Wednesday. He was saddled with the loss.
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Framber Valdez
Cruises through eight innings
PHouston Astros
October 21, 2021
Valdez picked up the win with an excellent outing in Game 5 of the ALCS against Boston on Wednesday, allowing just one run on three hits and a walk while striking out five across eight innings.
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Evan Marshall
Set for Tommy John surgery
PChicago White Sox
Elbow
October 20, 2021
Marshall (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery in November, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
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Zach Willeman
Sent to Kansas City
PKansas City Royals  AA
October 20, 2021
Willeman was traded from the Dodgers to the Royals on Wednesday as a PTBNL to complete the trade for Danny Duffy.
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Jake Meyers
Likely out for ALCS
OFHouston Astros
Shoulder
October 20, 2021
Astros manager Dusty Baker suggested Wednesday that Meyers experienced a setback in his recovery from a shoulder injury that will likely sideline him for the remainder of the ALCS matchup with the Red Sox, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Jake Meyers
Remains out of lineup
OFHouston Astros
Shoulder
October 20, 2021
Meyers (shoulder) isn't starting Wednesday in Game 5 of the ALCS against the Red Sox, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
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Nathan Eovaldi
Still available for Game 6
PBoston Red Sox
October 20, 2021
Manager Alex Cora said Wednesday that Eovaldi is still available to pitch in Game 6 of the ALCS against the Astros on Friday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
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Christian Arroyo
Takes over as primary 2B
3BBoston Red Sox
October 20, 2021
Arroyo will start at second base and bat eighth Wednesday in Game 5 of the Red Sox's ALCS matchup with the Astros, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
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Jacob Barnes
Designated for assignment
PToronto Blue Jays  AAA
October 20, 2021
Barnes was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays on Wednesday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Joakim Soria
Reinstated from COVID-19 IL
PToronto Blue Jays
October 20, 2021
Soria (undisclosed) was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list Wednesday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Xander Bogaerts
Two extra-base hits in loss
SSBoston Red Sox
October 20, 2021
Bogaerts went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer, a double and two strikeouts in Tuesday's loss to the Astros in Game 4 of the ALCS.
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Jose Altuve
Ties Game 4 with late home run
2BHouston Astros
October 20, 2021
Altuve went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, two runs and a walk in Tuesday's win over the Red Sox in Game 4 of the ALCS.
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Alex Bregman
Blasts early homer
3BHouston Astros
October 20, 2021
Bregman went 1-for-4 with a solo homer, two runs and a walk in Tuesday's win over the Red Sox in Game 4 of the ALCS.
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Nathan Eovaldi
Takes loss in Game 4
PBoston Red Sox
October 20, 2021
Eovaldi (1-1) allowed four runs on two hits and two walks while striking out two in two-thirds of an inning to take the loss against the Astros in Game 4 of the ALCS on Tuesday.
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Nick Pivetta
Lasts five innings in no-decision
PBoston Red Sox
October 20, 2021
Pivetta allowed one run on two hits and two walks while striking out three in five innings during Tuesday's loss to the Astros in Game 4 of the ALCS. He didn't factor into the decision.
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Kendall Graveman
Picks up win in Game 4
PHouston Astros
October 20, 2021
Graveman (1-0) allowed no hits and a walk while striking out two in two scoreless innings to earn the win over the Red Sox in Game 4 of the ALCS on Tuesday.
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Zack Greinke
Struggles with command
PHouston Astros
October 20, 2021
Greinke allowed two runs on a hit and a walk in 1.1 innings during Tuesday's win over the Red Sox in Game 4 of the ALCS. He didn't factor into the decision.
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Tim Locastro
Expected back for spring
OFNew York Yankees
Knee
October 20, 2021
Locastro (knee) is scheduled to resume running later this month or in November and is on pace to be fully healthy for the start of the 2022 season, MLB.com reports.
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