Machado won't be ready following DL stint

|Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado will not be ready to play when he's eligible to return from the disabled list on Aug. 27.

Report: Red Sox land Cuban OF Castillo

| |Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

The Boston Red Sox have reportedly agreed to a deal with Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo.

Seattle Mariners (68-58) at Boston Red Sox (56-71), 7:10 p.m. (ET)

| |Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners continue their nine-game road trip in Boston on Friday night when they kick off a three-game set with the last-place Red Sox.

Pittsburgh Pirates (65-62) at Milwaukee Brewers (71-56), 8:10 p.m. (ET)

| |Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

If the Pittsburgh Pirates have any intention of winning a National League Central title, this weekend would be a nice jumping off point.

San Diego Padres (59-67) at Arizona Diamondbacks (53-75), 9:40 p.m. (ET)

| |Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Odrisamer Despaigne tries to bounce back from a shaky showing his last time out when the San Diego Padres open a three-game series versus the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Atlanta Braves (67-61) at Cincinnati Reds (61-67), 7:10 p.m. (ET)

| |Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Mike Minor tries to string back-to-back wins together for the first time in over three months on Friday when the Atlanta Braves continue a four-game series with the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park.

Miami Marlins (63-63) at Colorado Rockies (50-76), 8:40 p.m. (ET)

| |Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Neither balls, nor strikes, nor brief stints on the disabled list have kept Miami's Henderson Alvarez from his appointed role this season -- staff ace.

Houston Astros (54-74) at Cleveland Indians (64-62), 7:05 p.m. (ET)

| |Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Sometimes, the player makes the manager look good.

Chicago White Sox (59-68) at New York Yankees (64-61), 7:05 p.m. (ET)

| |Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Still clinging to postseason hopes with the end of the regular season drawing closer, the New York Yankees welcome the Chicago White Sox to Yankee Stadium on Friday night for the opener of a three-game set.

LA Angels of Anaheim (76-50) at Oakland Athletics (74-52), 10:05 p.m. (ET)

| |Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

There is no better time than now for the Oakland Athletics to break out of their current slump.