Kansas City has remained in the playoff picture despite a run of injuries, but one of those injured players has come back for the stretch run. All-Star closer Wade Davis, who has been out since the end of July because of a right forearm strain, was activated Friday. It’s supposed to be a boost for a tiring bullpen, but Davis promptly blew his first save opportunity Friday night against Detroit.
JaCoby Jones has been a smash hit since being called up to Detroit. He went 2-for-4 in his major league debut Tuesday, then hit doubles off Chris Sale and David Robertson on Wednesday in a comeback victory over the White Sox. Jones, who can play third base and the outfield, will play in the Arizona Fall League.
Cleveland catcher Yan Gomes (above) separated his right shoulder at Target Field in July when he tumbled while running to first base. His season looked in jeopardy, but Gomes was cleared to begin a minor league rehabilitation assignment over the weekend. He will need a couple more weeks before he tries catching.
White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson, their first-round draft pick in 2013, appears to have a bright future. He’s never hit more than nine homers in a minor league season but has hit seven in 71 games with Chicago. One concern has to be his strikeouts, as he’s on pace to fan over 100 times.