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  • Jose Hernandez LAD RP
    Dodgers' Jose Hernandez: Removed from 40-man roster
    7m ago

    The Dodgers outrighted Hernandez to their Arizona Complex League affiliate Wednesday.

    Hernandez was acquired via trade from the Pirates just over a month ago and had thrown two scoreless innings with the Dodgers' rookie-level club. He's now off the 40-man roster but will remain in the organization.

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  • Abner Uribe MIL RP
    Brewers' Abner Uribe: Out for rest of season
    10h ago

    Uribe underwent surgery on his right knee Wednesday, Curt Hogg of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

    Uribe's return timeline had been uncertain heading into the operation, though he's now been ruled out for the remainder of the 2024 campaign and hopes to be ready for the start of spring training. The 24-year-old reliever will finish the year with a 6.91 ERA and 1.88 WHIP across 14.1 innings in the majors.

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  • Luis Vazquez CHC SS
    Cubs' Luis Vazquez: Shelved at Triple-A
    11h ago

    Triple-A Iowa placed Vazquez on its 7-day injured list Friday with an unspecified injury.

    Vazquez is on Iowa's IL for the second time in less than a month, though it's unclear if his latest injury is related to the previous one. He got a brief cup of coffee with the Cubs in late May but has otherwise spent the entire 2024 season at Iowa, where he's slashed .255/.347/.389 with five home runs and one stolen base over 244 plate appearances.

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  • Matt Mervis CHC DH
    Cubs' Matt Mervis: Lands on IL with hand injury
    11h ago

    Triple-A Iowa placed Mervis on its 7-day injured list July 4 with an apparent hand injury, Tommy Birch of The Des Moines Register reports.

    The Triple-A club hasn't provided official word on the nature of Mervis' injury, though Birch notes that the first baseman is suspected to be dealing with a broken hamate bone. Since being optioned to Iowa on May 4 after an abbreviated stint with the Cubs, Mervis was slashing .215/.286/.424 with eight home runs and a 26.7 percent strikeout rate over 37 games.

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  • Caleb Kilian CHC RP
    Cubs' Caleb Kilian: Rehabbing as reliever
    11h ago

    Kilian (shoulder) made the fifth appearance of his rehab assignment Sunday for Triple-A Iowa, retiring the lone batter he faced on six pitches.

    Prior to this season, Kilian had made all but three of his professional appearances as a starter, but the Cubs look to be preparing him for a relief role as he makes his way back from a teres major strain his right shoulder, which has kept him on the shelf since spring training. He's worked out of the bullpen in all five of his rehab appearances to date, tossing no more than two innings and 32 pitches in any of those outings.

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  • Kodai Senga NYM SP
    Mets' Kodai Senga: Needs one more rehab start
    11h ago

    Senga (shoulder/triceps) is expected to make another rehab start with Triple-A Syracuse this weekend, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

    After building up to 4.2 innings and 67 pitches in his most recent rehab outing with Syracuse this past Sunday, Senga looked like he might have had a chance at making his next start with the big club, but the Mets will instead send him out for one more tune-up appearance in the minors. Assuming Senga is able to build on his pitch count and experiences no setbacks during his upcoming minor-league outing, he could return from the 60-day injured list to make his 2024 Mets debut during the club's home series with Atlanta that begins July 25. Senga was placed on the IL coming out of spring training with a strained right shoulder, then battled triceps inflammation during the rehab process that ended up setting him back further.

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  • Martin Maldonado CHW C
    White Sox's Martin Maldonado: Dropped from 40-man
    15h ago

    The White Sox designated Maldonado for assignment Wednesday, Ken Rosenthal and Chandler Rome of The Athletic reports.

    After slashing .119/.174/.230 across 147 plate appearances during what has been the worst season of his career at the plate, Maldonado has now officially lost his roster spot with the White Sox. Given his poor performance, the 37-year-old backstop will most likely pass through waivers unclaimed, at which point he would have the option to elect free agency.

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  • Victor Caratini HOU C
    Astros' Victor Caratini: Starting rehab assignment
    2d ago

    The Astros sent Caratini (hip) to the rookie-level Florida Complex League on Tuesday to begin a rehab assignment.

    Caratini has been shelved since late June with a left hip flexor strain but has been cleared for rehab games. The veteran catcher shouldn't need an extended rehab assignment before being activated from the 10-day injured list, with a return early on in the second half a likely outcome.

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  • Joey Bart PIT C
    Pirates' Joey Bart: Blasts three-run homer
    3d ago

    Bart went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run Sunday against the White Sox.

    Bart started seven of the last nine games behind the plate for Pittsburgh heading into the All-Star break. He's gone only 4-for-21 in that span, though two have been home runs while also tallying seven RBI and five runs scored.

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  • Luis Campusano SD C
    Padres' Luis Campusano: Homers in loss
    3d ago

    Campusano went 1-for-1 with a two-run homer in Sunday's 6-3 loss to Atlanta.

    Campusano entered as a pinch hitter in the seventh and took A.J. Minter deep for a two-run blast to make it a 5-3 deficit for the Padres. The long ball was his first hit in eight at-bats since being activated from the injured list July 5 and was his sixth homer on the year. Campusano has started just two games since his activation and will need to recapture his form from 2023 if he is to earn a larger role. The 25-year-old backstop is slashing .230/.276/.376 with 19 extra-base hits, 33 RBI, 26 runs and a 14:29 BB:K in 228 plate appearances.

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  • Travis d'Arnaud ATL C
    Braves' Travis d'Arnaud: Two homers Sunday
    3d ago

    D'Arnaud went 2-for-3 with two homers, a walk, a stolen base, four RBI and three runs scored in Sunday's win over the Padres.

    D'Arnaud didn't get going until later in the game. He distanced Atlanta with a three-run blast in the sixth to put them up 5-1 and then followed up with a solo home run in the eighth. The 35-year-old backstop also reached via a walk and swiped his first base of the year. The home runs were d'Arnaud's first since June 22 and are a continuation of a strong month at the plate so far. Over 26 plate appearances, d'Arnaud is slashing .333/.385/.625 with seven RBI and four runs scored in July. He continues to be in a timeshare behind the plate with Sean Murphy and won't have a clear path to an everyday role unless Murphy were to pick up another injury.

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  • Salvador Perez KC C
    Royals' Salvador Perez: Knocks homer in loss
    3d ago

    Perez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional run scored in Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Red Sox.

    Perez heads into the All-Star break 11-for-31 (.355) with three homers and eight RBI during his active eight-game hitting streak. The catcher is up to 17 homers on the year, giving him a good chance of surpassing the 23 he hit in each of the last two campaigns. He's added 62 RBI, 38 runs scored, 16 doubles and a .282/.343/.477 slash line over 94 contests.

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  • Luis Arraez SD 1B
    Padres' Luis Arraez: Out of All-Star Game with thumb injury
    2d ago

    Arraez will attend All-Star festivities in Texas but won't play for the National League in Tuesday's game due to a jammed left thumb, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    Arraez first hurt the thumb while sliding into third base June 25. He has played in all but two of San Diego's games since then, most recently sitting out Sunday's 6-3 loss to Atlanta. While Arraez has mostly been able to remain in the lineup despite the injury, he admitted that the thumb hurts "a lot" when he swings and catches the ball. The issue probably won't be anything that causes him to miss much, if any, additional time in games that count, but he'll use the All-Star break to rest the jammed thumb rather than risking further injury in the exhibition contest.

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  • Ben Rice NYY 1B
    Yankees' Ben Rice: Clubs clutch homer Sunday
    3d ago

    Rice went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in a loss to the Orioles on Sunday.

    Rice was hitless through four at-bats but came through when it mattered most, swatting a three-run homer in the ninth inning off Baltimore closer Craig Kimbrel to give New York a 5-3 lead. That result didn't hold, as the Orioles plated three runs in the bottom of the frame to pull out the victory, but Rice's heroics still stand out. While the rookie is batting just .228 on the campaign, he's shown a flair for the big moment, batting .280 with runners in scoring position and already adding a three-homer game to his big-league resume.

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  • Vladimir Guerrero TOR 1B
    Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero: Homers as part of three hit day
    3d ago

    Guerrero went 3-for-5 with a solo homer, a double and two runs scored in Sunday's 8-7 win over the Diamondbacks.

    After surrendering a 7-0 lead in the fifth, Guerrero swung the momentum back in the Blue Jays direction with a monstrous solo home run to center field in the seventh to put his team back up 8-7 and the score would hold there. The home run was his first this month and his eighth three-hit performance of the year. After a blistering end to June, Guerrero has cooled off a bit in July and is slashing .229/.250/.354 with his one homer, eight RBI and seven runs scored in 50 plate appearances. He'll head into the break slashing .288/.359/.456 and leads the Blue Jays in home runs (14), RBI (55) and runs scored (47) among other batting categories.

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  • Pete Alonso NYM 1B
    Mets' Pete Alonso: Clubs 19th homer
    3d ago

    Alonso went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Rockies.

    He got the Mets on the board in the fourth inning by crushing a German Marquez two-seamer deep to left field. Alonso snapped an 11-game homer drought with the blast, and he heads into the All-Star break -- and an appearance in the Home Run Derby -- slashing .240/.319/.454 with 19 homers and 51 RBI in 95 contests.

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  • Ryan Mountcastle BAL 1B
    Orioles' Ryan Mountcastle: Notches third steal
    3d ago

    Mountcastle went 1-for-5 with a stolen base in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Yankees.

    Mountcastle's steal was his third of the year, putting him one shy of matching his career high. The first baseman's speed isn't notable, but he's been steady at the plate, going 10-for-40 (.250) over 10 contests in July. Overall, he's slashing .271/.311.,447 with 12 home runs, 43 RBI, 44 runs scored, 22 doubles and a triple through 88 games this season.

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  • Dominic Smith BOS 1B
    Red Sox's Dominic Smith: Homers, drives in three
    3d ago

    Smith went 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk and three RBI Sunday against the Royals.

    Smith's second-inning two-run blast off Brady Singer gave the Red Sox an early three-run lead. He then provided insurance with an RBI single in the seventh that turned out to provide the game-winning run. It was the third multi-hit game in a week for Smith, who has added five RBI over the past two games. However, his days as the regular starter at first base appear to be numbered as Triston Casas (ribs) is beginning to prepare for a rehab assignment and is hoping to return to the Red Sox lineup by the end of the month.

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  • Brandon Lowe TB 2B
    Rays' Brandon Lowe: Tallies ninth homer
    3d ago

    Lowe went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Sunday against the Guardians.

    Lowe had the first half of his season disrupted by oblique and toe injuries, but he appears to be finding his timing at the plate. Since June 1, he's hit .287 with eight home runs, 19 RBI and 19 runs scored. Lowe will continue to sit regularly against lefties, but he should be locked into the top third of the lineup for most games against right-handed pitching.

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  • Ozzie Albies ATL 2B
    Braves' Ozzie Albies: On base three times
    3d ago

    Albies went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, a stolen base and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Padres.

    Albies began his day with a double and later led off the fourth with a single before stealing second and coming around to score on a base hit from Matt Olson. Albies has notched a double in three straight games and now has four multi-hit efforts in July. The 27-year-old switch hitter heads into the break slashing .258/.312/.410 with eight homers, 44 RBI, 47 runs, eight steals and a 24:59 BB:K in 381 plate appearances.

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  • Zack Gelof OAK 2B
    Athletics' Zack Gelof: Launches grand slam
    3d ago

    Gelof went 1-for-5 with a grand slam Sunday against the Phillies.

    Gelof's ninth-inning grand slam was the eighth and final long ball of the day for Oakland and put a rubber stamp on an 18-run outburst for the A's. It was the second consecutive game with a homer for Gelof, who has now hit seven over the past 23 games and is up to 12 on the season.

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  • Adam Frazier KC 2B
    Royals' Adam Frazier: Homers in loss Sunday
    3d ago

    Frazier went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Red Sox.

    Frazier's homer was his first since June 8. He's gone 4-for-19 (.211) with three RBI over five games since he returned from a right thumb strain. The Royals have used him at second base, at third base, in right field and at designated hitter over the last week, which makes it appear Frazier has supplanted Nick Loftin as the team's top utility man. Frazier is slashing .211/.292/.307 with three homers, two stolen bases, 13 RBI and 20 runs scored across 185 plate appearances this season.

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  • Andres Gimenez CLE 2B
    Guardians' Andres Gimenez: Swipes bag Sunday
    3d ago

    Gimenez went 1-for-3 with a stolen base in Sunday's 2-0 loss to the Rays.

    Gimenez went 18 games without a steal, though his chances were a bit limited since he got on base at a .275 clip in that span. The second baseman is still seeing most of the playing time at the keystone, though he's regularly batted sixth for nearly three weeks after often hitting second. Gimenez has 15 steals in 18 attempts, five home runs, 45 RBI, 43 runs scored and a .252/.304/.339 slash line through 89 contests this season.

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  • Jose Iglesias NYM 2B
    Mets' Jose Iglesias: Racks up four hits
    3d ago

    Iglesias went 4-for-4 with two runs scored during Sunday's 8-5 loss to the Rockies.

    Iglesias reached safely in all five of his plate appearances and tied a career high with four hits. The veteran second baseman has been integral to the Mets' turnaround, slashing .380/.417/.582 with three home runs, 14 runs, 16 RBI and an 8.3 percent K rate since joining the Mets' 26-man roster May 31.

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  • Armando Alvarez OAK 3B
    Athletics' Armando Alvarez: Sent back to Triple-A
    12h ago

    The Athletics optioned Alvarez to Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday.

    The 30-year-old received his first big-league call-up June 22 and went on to appear in seven games with the Athletics prior to the All-Star break, batting .261 with a stolen base, six runs and one RBI. The utility player will get the chance to see more consistent playing time as heads back to Las Vegas. The Athletics will announce a replacement for Alvarez on the 26-man active roster shortly before their next game Friday versus the Angels.

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  • Lenyn Sosa CHW 3B
    White Sox's Lenyn Sosa: Sent down to minors
    17h ago

    The White Sox optioned Sosa to Triple-A Charlotte on Wednesday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Sosa had a stretch recently with five straight multi-hit games, but he finished the first half going just 2-for-22 across his last six contests and has managed just a .624 OPS on the season. Nick Senzel will take Sosa's spot on the roster and could also replace him as the White Sox's everyday third baseman.

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  • Danny Mendick CHW 3B
    White Sox's Danny Mendick: Gets bumped off 40-man roster
    17h ago

    The White Sox designated Mendick for assignment Wednesday.

    Mendick will give up his spot on the 40-man roster and 26-man active roster to third baseman Nick Senzel, whom the White Sox signed to a one-year contract Wednesday. While operating largely as a short-side platoon player in the infield for the White Sox this season, Mendick slashed .197/.243/.318 with three home runs and six stolen bases over 141 plate appearances.

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  • Nick Senzel CHW 3B
    White Sox's Nick Senzel: Lands with White Sox
    2d ago

    Senzel agreed to a one-year, major-league contract with the White Sox on Tuesday, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports.

    Senzel spent most of the first half of the campaign with Washington, slashing .209/.303/.359 with seven home runs, 18 RBI, 25 runs and one stolen base before he was designated for assignment July 6 and later released. He played exclusively at third base with the Nationals but had previously spent the majority of his big-league time in the outfield.

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  • Abraham Toro OAK 3B
    Athletics' Abraham Toro: Plays defense in rehab debut
    2d ago

    Toro (hamstring) started at third base and played seven innings in the ACL Athletics' loss to the ACL Rangers on Monday, going 1-for-3.

    It was a successful start to Toro's rehab assignment given he was able to play almost a full game on defense. The veteran is due to log several games in the minors before activation is considered, so a return immediately at the start of the second half of the season Friday may not be realistic.

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  • Abraham Toro OAK 3B
    Athletics' Abraham Toro: Ready for rehab assignment
    2d ago

    The Athletics sent Toro (hamstring) to the rookie-level Arizona Complex League on Monday to begin a rehab assignment.

    Toro has been sidelined for nearly a month with a right hamstring strain but is finally ready for game action. He shouldn't require more than a few rehab games before returning to the Athletics' active roster. Prior to getting hurt, Toro was serving as Oakland's everyday third baseman and leadoff hitter.

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  • Luis Vazquez CHC SS
    Cubs' Luis Vazquez: Shelved at Triple-A
    11h ago

    Triple-A Iowa placed Vazquez on its 7-day injured list Friday with an unspecified injury.

    Vazquez is on Iowa's IL for the second time in less than a month, though it's unclear if his latest injury is related to the previous one. He got a brief cup of coffee with the Cubs in late May but has otherwise spent the entire 2024 season at Iowa, where he's slashed .255/.347/.389 with five home runs and one stolen base over 244 plate appearances.

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  • Carlos Correa MIN SS
    Twins' Carlos Correa: Not playing in All-Star Game
    2d ago

    Correa (heel) was removed Monday from the American League All-Star Game roster and was replaced by the Rangers' Corey Seager, the Associated Press reports.

    Though Correa is still expected to attend All-Star festivities in Arlington, Texas this week, his removal from the roster comes as little surprise after he missed the Twins' final two games before the break due to plantar fasciitis in his right heel. Dan Hayes of The Athletic relays that Correa's latest case of plantar fasciitis isn't as severe as his bout with the injury to his left foot during 2023 season, but it's not yet clear whether Correa will be back in action when the Twins return to action Saturday versus the Brewers.

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  • Dylan Moore SEA SS
    Mariners' Dylan Moore: Another steal in Sunday's loss
    3d ago

    Moore went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in a loss to the Angels on Sunday.

    Moore reached safely for the fourth time in his last five starts and recorded his fourth steal over the last eight games in the process. The veteran heads into the All-Star break with a serviceable .714 OPS, but the extra-base hits that have played a large role in that figure and become his calling card have surprisingly dried up of late. Moore has just one hit greater than a single in his last 15 games, and he heads into the pause in play with a 17-game home-run drought.

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  • Max Schuemann OAK SS
    Athletics' Max Schuemann: Strong finish to first half
    3d ago

    Schuemann went 2-for-4 with a walk and three runs in a win over the Phillies on Sunday. He was also caught stealing on his only attempt.

    The rookie's productive line looks deceptively tame next to those of some of his teammates, considering three Athletics players slugged multiple home runs and Zack Gelof belted a grand slam. However, Schuemann was a very effective table-setting presence out of the bottom of the order, crossing the plate on each of Lawrence Butler's trio of homers. The All-Star break arguably comes at an inopportune time for Schuemann, who heads into the pause in play hitting .357 (10-for-28) over his last eight games while mustering a trio of multi-hit efforts in that span.

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  • Francisco Lindor NYM SS
    Mets' Francisco Lindor: On base four times Sunday
    3d ago

    Lindor went 2-for-3 with two walks and an RBI in Sunday's loss to the Rockies.

    The veteran shortstop heads into the All-Star break on a tear. Lindor got on base 10 times in 15 plate appearances during the three-game series against Colorado, and over his last 25 contests he's slashing .314/.397/.549 with nine doubles, five homers, seven steals, 18 RBI and 20 runs.

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  • Xavier Edwards MIA SS
    Marlins' Xavier Edwards: Two pilfers in Sunday's win
    3d ago

    Edwards went 2-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, an RBI and two stolen bases in Sunday's win over the Reds.

    The 24-year-old switch hitter, acquired from the Rays in Nov. 2022, appears to be solidifying his spot as the Marlins' shortstop of both the present and the future. Edwards has multiple hits in six of the last eight games, batting .448 (13-for-29) over that stretch with two doubles, two RBI, three steals, four runs and a 4:3 BB:K. Manager Skip Schumaker has mainly had Edwards hitting fifth or lower since his promotion at the beginning of the month, but his skill set would seem very well suited for the top of the batting order.

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  • Jarren Duran BOS CF
    Red Sox's Jarren Duran: Takes home All-Star MVP honors
    22h ago

    Duran was named the MVP of Tuesday's All-Star Game after going 1-for-2 with a two-run home run in the American League's 5-3 win over the National League.

    Entering the game in the top of the fifth inning as a replacement for starting center fielder Aaron Judge, Duran broke a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the frame, when he took Reds right-hander Hunter Greene deep to right center. The two-run blast held up as the difference in the American League's win, allowing Duran to become the first Red Sox player since J.D. Drew in 2008 to take home MVP honors in the Midsummer Classic. Duran earned his first All-Star nod after slashing .284/.342/.477 with 10 home runs and 22 stolen bases in 439 plate appearances during the first half.

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  • Paulino Santana TEX CF
    Rangers' Paulino Santana: Everything except power in DSL
    22h ago

    Santana is slashing .292/.468/.377 with zero home runs and 15 steals in 29 games in the Dominican Summer League.

    Santana's approach and command of the strike zone look very good on paper (21.3 percent walk rate, 16.3 percent strikeout rate) for a high-pedigree 17-year-old in the DSL, and his speed on the bases has been as advertised. However, his lack of power in a very hitter-friendly league does not match preseason expectations. It's tough to say whether he's being more patient or passive, but he's been pulling the ball (54.4 Pull%) and doing an OK job getting the ball in the air (43.0 GB%) so it's possible something starts to click in the power department sooner than later.

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  • Brailer Guerrero TB RF
    Rays' Brailer Guerrero: Missing in action
    23h ago

    Guerrero hasn't played in the Florida Complex League since June 22 due to an undisclosed injury.

    There hasn't been any reporting on the reason for Guerrero's 25-day absence from the lineup. He suffered a torn labrum last summer that ended his Dominican Summer League season after seven games. Guerrero was breaking out in a big way this year prior to this absence, slashing .330/.452/.466 with two home runs and 13 steals in 28 games as one of the youngest hitters in the FCL.

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  • Brian Anderson ATL RF
    Brian Anderson: Becomes free agent
    23h ago

    Anderson elected free agency Tuesday.

    One day after he was outrighted off Atlanta's 40-man roster, Anderson decided to pursue opportunities elsewhere rather than accepting a minor-league assignment to Triple-A Gwinnett. The 31-year-old saw action in just three games for Atlanta prior to being cut loose, going hitless with two strikeouts in five plate appearances.

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  • MJ Melendez KC LF
    Royals' MJ Melendez: On 10-day IL
    2d ago

    The Royals placed Melendez on the 10-day injured list Tuesday.

    Melendez suffered a sprained left ankle during Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Red Sox and will miss at least the Royals' first six games coming out of the All-Star break before he's eligible for activation July 26. While Melendez is sidelined, Dairon Blanco and Garrett Hampson should see action in left field.

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  • Lazaro Armenteros OAK LF
    Lazaro Armenteros: Released by Oakland
    2d ago

    The Athletics released Armenteros on Monday.

    Armenteros signed with Oakland for $3 million as a 17-year-old international free agent back in 2016. The Athletics added him to their 40-man roster over the offseason before booting him off of it in May, and he passed through waivers unclaimed. Armenteros is still just 25 years old but has struck out at a 37.2 percent clip in pro ball and was slashing .219/.352/.329 in 176 plate appearances between Double-A Midland and Triple-A Las Vegas in 2024.

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  • Kodai Senga NYM SP
    Mets' Kodai Senga: Needs one more rehab start
    11h ago

    Senga (shoulder/triceps) is expected to make another rehab start with Triple-A Syracuse this weekend, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

    After building up to 4.2 innings and 67 pitches in his most recent rehab outing with Syracuse this past Sunday, Senga looked like he might have had a chance at making his next start with the big club, but the Mets will instead send him out for one more tune-up appearance in the minors. Assuming Senga is able to build on his pitch count and experiences no setbacks during his upcoming minor-league outing, he could return from the 60-day injured list to make his 2024 Mets debut during the club's home series with Atlanta that begins July 25. Senga was placed on the IL coming out of spring training with a strained right shoulder, then battled triceps inflammation during the rehab process that ended up setting him back further.

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  • Jonathan Cannon CHW SP
    White Sox's Jonathan Cannon: Rejoining rotation Saturday
    17h ago

    Cannon is scheduled to start Saturday's game against the Royals in Kansas City, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

    In his final appearance before the All-Star break last Friday versus the Pirates, Cannon worked out of the bullpen as a piggyback pitcher behind starter Garrett Crochet, tossing six innings while allowing four earned runs. Cannon will now take back a rotation spot in the White Sox's opening series of the second half, as he'll be picking up his ninth start of the season Friday. The White Sox have already confirmed Cannon for another start for next Thursday in Texas, but it's unclear if he'll stick around in the rotation thereafter.

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  • Max Meyer MIA SP
    Marlins' Max Meyer: Might be up next week
    18h ago

    If the Marlins wait until at least July 21 to recall Meyer to the big leagues, they will gain an extra year of control, notes Ely Sussman of Fish on First.

    It's a bit unsavory, especially given the caliber of pitchers the Marlins were willing to use in the big-league rotation while Meyer was at Triple-A for the past three months. After throwing five-plus innings in three big-league starts to begin the season, Meyer had been capped at four innings or less in his first 10 starts for Triple-A Jacksonville. He threw a minor-league season-high six innings for the Jumbo Shrimp on July 9 and logged five scoreless frames July 14, so he is fully stretched out. Given the incentives in place, it's quite possible Meyer rejoins the big-league rotation for good next week.

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  • Alex Cobb SF SP
    Giants' Alex Cobb: Covers 3.1 innings in rehab start
    19h ago

    Cobb (hip/shoulder) struck out three and allowed one earned run on three hits and two walks over 3.1 innings in his rehab start Monday in the rookie-level Arizona Complex League.

    Through four rehab outings between the ACL and Single-A San Jose, Cobb has posted a so-so 3.97 ERA and 1.24 WHIP but a strong 16:4 K:BB across 11.1 innings. Cobb is likely to move his minor-league assignment back to San Jose or another higher-level affiliate this weekend, and he may need just two rehab starts to get stretched out enough to the point that the Giants would consider activating him from the 60-day injured list. Cobb opened the season on the IL while he completed his recovery from offseason hip surgery, then had his rehab program slowed down in April and May due to a shoulder issue.

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  • Tyler Mahle TEX SP
    Rangers' Tyler Mahle: Strikes out five in ACL start
    19h ago

    Mahle (elbow) struck out five and allowed one hit and one walk over 2.2 scoreless innings during his rehab start Monday in the rookie-level Arizona Complex League.

    Mahle had made his previous two rehab starts at Double-A Frisco, but he shifted his assignment to the ACL this week while all of the Rangers' full-season affiliates are off due to the All-Star break. The right-hander has looked strong thus far in his first three minor-league outings coming back from his May 2023 Tommy John surgery. He has yet to let in a run over 6.2 innings and built his pitch count up to 45 on Monday. Mahle will likely shift his assignment back to a higher-level affiliate over the weekend and will presumably need at least two or three more minor-league outings to get fully stretched out before he becomes a realistic option for the Rangers rotation.

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    Braves' Huascar Ynoa: Goes two innings in rehab outing
    19h ago

    Ynoa (elbow) failed to record a strikeout and gave up one earned run on two hits and no walks over two innings in his rehab outing Tuesday in the rookie-level Florida Complex League.

    Ynoa's appearance Tuesday was his first at any level since April 14, as he's been on the mend from a right elbow stress reaction for the past three months. He'll likely require the entire 30-day rehab window to get fully stretched out before he's activated from the 60-day injured list, at which point Atlanta will likely option him to Triple-A Gwinnett.

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  • Jose Hernandez LAD RP
    Dodgers' Jose Hernandez: Removed from 40-man roster
    7m ago

    The Dodgers outrighted Hernandez to their Arizona Complex League affiliate Wednesday.

    Hernandez was acquired via trade from the Pirates just over a month ago and had thrown two scoreless innings with the Dodgers' rookie-level club. He's now off the 40-man roster but will remain in the organization.

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  • Abner Uribe MIL RP
    Brewers' Abner Uribe: Out for rest of season
    10h ago

    Uribe underwent surgery on his right knee Wednesday, Curt Hogg of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

    Uribe's return timeline had been uncertain heading into the operation, though he's now been ruled out for the remainder of the 2024 campaign and hopes to be ready for the start of spring training. The 24-year-old reliever will finish the year with a 6.91 ERA and 1.88 WHIP across 14.1 innings in the majors.

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  • Caleb Kilian CHC RP
    Cubs' Caleb Kilian: Rehabbing as reliever
    11h ago

    Kilian (shoulder) made the fifth appearance of his rehab assignment Sunday for Triple-A Iowa, retiring the lone batter he faced on six pitches.

    Prior to this season, Kilian had made all but three of his professional appearances as a starter, but the Cubs look to be preparing him for a relief role as he makes his way back from a teres major strain his right shoulder, which has kept him on the shelf since spring training. He's worked out of the bullpen in all five of his rehab appearances to date, tossing no more than two innings and 32 pitches in any of those outings.

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  • Zack Weiss MIN RP
    Twins' Zack Weiss: Activated and outrighted
    18h ago

    The Twins activated Weiss (shoulder) from the 60-day injured list Wednesday and outrighted him to Triple-A St. Paul, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

    Weiss has been out all season with a teres major strain in his right shoulder. He's healthy now, after having allowed six runs with an 8:3 K:BB over eight innings during his rehab assignment, which included stops at three affiliates. The Twins didn't have room on Weiss from the 40-man roster, but he'll remain in the organization as bullpen depth at St. Paul.

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  • Shawn Dubin HOU RP
    Astros' Shawn Dubin: Shifts back to bullpen
    18h ago

    Dubin has made his last three appearances out of the Houston bullpen, striking out three while allowing one earned run on four hits and one walk across 2.2 innings.

    Dubin made 3.1- and 2.2-inning starts on June 30 and July 5, respectively, but he was moved back to the bullpen after the Astros got Jake Bloss back from the injured list shortly before the All-Star break to fill out the final spot in their rotation. Though he notched a three-inning save May 16, Dubin has otherwise operated in a low-leverage role out of the bullpen this season, as he hasn't recorded any holds over his 17 relief appearances.

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  • Nolan McLean NYM RP
    Mets' Nolan McLean: Scraps hitting
    19h ago

    McLean will focus on pitching going forward, SNY Mets reports.

    He cited the physical toll that doing both hitting and pitching was taking on his body, but his 52.2 percent strikeout rate in 69 plate appearances as a hitter at Double-A likely also factored into the decision. McLean is a very exciting pitching prospect, sporting one of the best high-spin sliders in the minors and a mid-90s fastball with good movement. There's perhaps another level of upside with McLean on the mound now, considering he had been trying to be a two-way player up until this point and can just focus on pitching going forward. The 6-foot-2 righty has been unlucky at Double-A (.358 BABIP, 21.1 HR/FB), leading to a 5.35 ERA and 1.55 WHIP, but his 3.86 xFIP hints that better days are ahead.

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    Cubs' Matt Mervis: Lands on IL with hand injury
    11h ago

    Triple-A Iowa placed Mervis on its 7-day injured list July 4 with an apparent hand injury, Tommy Birch of The Des Moines Register reports.

    The Triple-A club hasn't provided official word on the nature of Mervis' injury, though Birch notes that the first baseman is suspected to be dealing with a broken hamate bone. Since being optioned to Iowa on May 4 after an abbreviated stint with the Cubs, Mervis was slashing .215/.286/.424 with eight home runs and a 26.7 percent strikeout rate over 37 games.

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  • Giancarlo Stanton NYY DH
    Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton: Not ready for start of second half
    4d ago

    Manager Aaron Boone said that Stanton (hamstring) won't be reinstated from the 10-day injured list when the Yankees open their second-half schedule Friday versus the Rays, but the 34-year-old could be activated soon thereafter, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

    Additionally, the skipper said that the Yankees remain undecided on whether will need to complete a minor-league rehab assignment before returning from the IL. Stanton was placed on the IL on June 23 with a left hamstring strain and was projected to miss around four weeks, and that timeline still looks to be accurate now that he's hit the three-week mark in his recovery process. Stanton will continue his rehab program during the All-Star break and could bypass a rehab assignment if the Yankees feel comfortable with how his hamstring is responding to live batting practice and pregame running. Fantasy managers shouldn't plan on Stanton being available for the start of the four-game series with the Rays, but a return from the IL the week after looks realistic.

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  • Joc Pederson ARI DH
    Diamondbacks' Joc Pederson: Resting against lefty
    4d ago

    Pederson is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays.

    As usual, the lefty-hitting Pederson will retreat to the bench while the Blue Jays bring a southpaw (Yusei Kikuchi) to the hill. Ketel Marte will replace Pederson as the Diamondbacks' designated hitter.

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  • Justin Turner TOR DH
    Blue Jays' Justin Turner: Getting day off
    4d ago

    Turner is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.

    The 39-year-old will get a break in the series finale after he had started in each of the last six games while going just 1-for-24 with nine strikeouts. George Springer will get a day out of the outfield and will replace Turner as the Blue Jays' designated hitter.

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  • Willie Calhoun LAA DH
    Angels' Willie Calhoun: Playing time trending down
    4d ago

    Calhoun will start at designated hitter and bat cleanup in Sunday's game against the Mariners.

    Calhoun is back in the lineup for the Angels' final game before the All-Star break, but he had started just once in the Halos' previous six matchups against right-handed starting pitchers. The recent return of Anthony Rendon from the injured list appears to have spelled an end to Calhoun's time as a strong-side platoon player for the Angels, even after he starred in Friday's 6-5 win with two home runs and four RBI.

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  • Trevor Larnach MIN DH
    Twins' Trevor Larnach: Getting day off against lefty
    4d ago

    Larnach is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants.

    With southpaw Blake Snell on the hill for the Giants, the lefty-hitting Larnach will retreat to the bench for the series finale. Matt Wallner will replace Larnach in left field and will bat ninth.

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