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Cameron Rupp (head) has returned to the Phillies' lineup Monday against the Marlins.

Rupp was hit in the head by a pitch on Saturday, but he passed MLB's concussion protocol and has been cleared to return. He'll bat fifth and catch Jeremy Hellickson.
Jul 25 - 4:52 PM

Maikel Franco (wrist) is back in the Phillies' lineup Monday against the Marlins.

Franco hasn't started since Friday due to a bruised wrist, but he entered the game Sunday after Andres Blanco fractured his left index finger. He's batting third against Jarred Cosart on Monday.
Jul 25 - 4:49 PM

Josh Reddick (back) has returned to the Athletics' starting lineup Monday against the Rangers.

Reddick missed consecutive starts over the weekend due to back soreness, but he was able to play some defense on Sunday. It's not a major concern.
Jul 25 - 4:44 PM

Craig Kimbrel (knee) could begin a minor league rehab assignment as soon as Saturday.

Kimbrel, who is coming back from left knee surgery, threw around 20 pitches off the mound on Monday and is scheduled to throw another bullpen session on Wednesday. If all goes well, he could rejoin the Red Sox as soon as next Monday in Seattle. Brad Ziegler will continue to fill in at closer for now.
Jul 25 - 4:39 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez is expected to rejoin the Orioles on Tuesday.

Jimenez has been away on paternity leave since Saturday. Despite a lengthy absence, he's considered an option to start Thursday against the Twins.
Jul 25 - 4:34 PM

Daniel Norris (oblique) will make another minor league rehab start with Double-A Erie.

It's not a big surprise, as Norris gave up five runs on five hits and three walks over 4 2/3 innings on Saturday with Triple-A Toledo. He'll hope for better results in his next rehab outing. The southpaw has been out since early July with an oblique injury.
Jul 25 - 4:31 PM

Andres Blanco will undergo surgery Wednesday to repair a fractured left index finger.

Blanco suffered the injury on a slide into third base on Sunday. Phillies manager Pete Mackanin is optimistic that he could be back in six weeks.
Jul 25 - 4:21 PM

Diamondbacks purchased the contract of RHP Braden Shipley from Triple-A Reno.

Shipley will make his major league debut Monday against the Brewers. The 25-year-old posted a 3.70 ERA and 77/22 K/BB ratio in 119 1/3 innings over 19 starts this season in Triple-A. It's unclear if he'll keep a rotation spot once Zack Greinke (oblique) is ready to return.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Shipley was the 15th overall pick back in the 2013 draft, but hasn't been great at the AAA level with just a 15.5 K% in 119.1 IP on the season. While the Brewers do strike out a ton against RHP (26.3 K%), they are in a nice spot tonight with one of the highest team totals on the slate. All of the bats in the top six of the order are squarely in play, and stacking up any combination of them is a fine GPP move.
Jul 25 - 4:14 PM
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