Strasburg will not take his regular turn in the Nationals' rotation this week as he awaits the birth of his second child. The Nationals plan to put Strasburg on the paternity list Monday, when they open a four-game series in Colorado. The team has not announced a scheduled starter for that game.
Analysis: Strasburg's next turn comes up Tuesday, but Washington bumped back Joe Ross a day into that slot. The team said Sunday that Strasburg could pitch next weekend at home against the Mets. A two-time All-Star, Strasburg is 2-0 with a 2.89 ERA in four outings this season. He has 29 strikeouts in 28 innings.
With a scheduled off day on Monday, St. Louis manager Mike Matheny kept Molina out of his starting lineup against the Brewers on Sunday. Molina has started in 16 of the Cardinals' 19 games this season.
Analysis: The Cardinals return home to open a three-game set against Toronto on Tuesday, and Molina is batting .542 with a homer and two doubles in 24 at-bats against Marco Estrada, the scheduled starter for the series opener.
Trumob went 0 for 4 in Sunday's loss to Boston and continues to experience a power drought.
Analysis: Since hitting an extra-inning, walk-off home run on opening day, Trumbo has gone 16 games without a homer and has just five RBIs in that span. His longest stretch without a homer last season was 13 games.
Carpenter was 0 for 3 with three strikeouts and a walk in Sunday's win over the Brewers.
Analysis: The Cardinals open a 10-game homestand Tuesday against the Blue Jays, and Carpenter is batting .167 with no extra-base hits in seven contests in St. Louis this season. He enjoys facing AL pitching, however, batting .367 with eight homers, 13 RBIs and 19 runs in 23 interleague games since the start of last season.
The Mariners designated the struggling Martin for assignment on Sunday after he was benched by the team.
Analysis: The left-handed-hitting Martin is hitting just .111 with no home runs or RBIs in 54 at-bats over 15 games this season. Jarrod Dyson replaced Martin as the Mariners' starting center fielder, moving over from left field. Martin, 29, hit .247 last season, starting 142 games in the outfield for the Mariners. He set career bests with 15 home runs and 47 RBIs. Seattle acquired him in a 2015 trade with the Texas Rangers.
Bowman pitched a perfect seventh Sunday against the Brewers.
Analysis: Bowman extended his scoreless inning streak to 19 2/3 over 20 games dating back to Sept. 6 of last season when he allowed four runs against Pittsburgh. He has pitched 9 2/3 scoreless innings this season in 11 appearances.