MIAMI -- New York Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard's exits from two recent starts because of finger issues aren't cause for concern, manager Terry Collins says.
Syndergaard left Friday's game at Miami after six innings due to two bleeding fingernails, and he left his first start of the season after six scoreless innings because of a blister.
"If it was the same thing, we'd have to look at it," Collins said Saturday. "But since it's two different things, I don't think it's anything to worry about. I think he'll be OK."
Despite the issues with his fingers, Syndergaard is 1-0 with a 0.95 ERA in three starts, with 20 strikeouts in 19 innings.
"He's one of the top pitchers in baseball right now," Collins said. "I give him a lot of credit. He's a tireless worker. He keeps himself in tremendous shape. He asks a lot of questions. He tries to refine pitches. And he commands his stuff."
Cashner activated from DL for first start with Rangers
SEATTLE -- The Texas Rangers have activated Andrew Cashner from the 10-day disabled list for his first start of the season against the Seattle Mariners and optioned right-hander Nick Martinez to Triple-A Round Rock.
The Rangers also activated Tanner Scheppers and assigned him to Round Rock on Saturday.
Cashner is making his first start for the Rangers after signing as a free agent this winter. Cashner missed most of spring training and the start of the season with soreness in his right bicep.
Last year, Cashner was 5-11 with a 5.25 ERA with San Diego and Miami.
Giants' Parker injured crashing into left-field wall
SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants left fielder Jarrett Parker left Saturday's game against the Colorado Rockies after appearing to injury a shoulder when he crashed into the wall on a running catch.
Parker's grab robbed D.J. LaMahieu of an extra-base hit with two outs in the fourth inning.
After the collision, Parker sprinted toward the infield, stopped and dropped to his knees on the outfield grass. He grimaced, was examined by trainers and was replaced by Aaron Hill.
Reds' starter Finnegan leaves after 1 inning with strain
CINCINNATI -- Reds left-hander Brandon Finnegan left after only one inning on Saturday because of a strained muscle in the back of his left side.
Finnegan walked three, threw a wild pitch and allowed a pair of runs by the Brewers. He threw only 10 strikes out of 24 pitches and was replaced by Robert Stephenson in the second inning.
Finnegan's injury further depletes Cincinnati's rotation. Homer Bailey and Anthony DeSclafani opened the season on the disabled list and aren't close to returning from elbow problems. Rookie Davis is on the disabled list with a bruised right forearm.