The following are updates on area
McCarthy has won his last two starts since recovering from a right shoulder strain, including Thursday's 7-1 win over his former team the
Oakland (26-32) took three of four from the defending
The win over Texas comes on the heels of another solid outing Saturday in which McCarthy limited the
Overall, McCarthy has won five straight decisions and is now 5-3 with a 2.95 earned-run average and 42 strikeouts to 18 walks.
Doug Slaten (Glendale Community College, 1999) relief pitcher,
With a three-inning, one-hit scoreless relief appearance against the
Slaten, who is yet to record a decision, allowed one walk while striking out one in the game the Pirates eventually lost, 5-4.
Pittsburgh is currently 29-27 and clinging to second place in the National League Central.
Marco Estrada (Glendale Community College, 2003) starting pitcher,
However, a Yahoo! Sports report from Tuesday said Estrada's recovery is not progressing as well as hoped and that he is unlikely to be activated when eligible today.
Currently 0-3 with a 4.50 ERA, Estrada has not seen action since his May 23 start against the
Milwaukee is currently 26-31 and in fourth place in the National League Central.
Freddy Sanchez (Glendale Community College, 1998) second baseman, San Francisco Giants: Mlb.com reported Sanchez threw from 105 feet and hit off a tee on Thursday in his bid to come back from shoulder and back ailments.
Sanchez, who has not played in a game this season after suffering a season-ending right shoulder dislocation last season, is trying to work his way back into health at the club's training complex in Scottsdale, Ariz.
"At least he's doing baseball activities again," Giants Manager