Cubs SS prospect Javier Baez cranked two homers Tuesday in a win for Triple-A Iowa.
He finished the night 4-for-5 with four RBI. Tuesday was Baez's 11th career four-RBI game, his eighth four-hit game and his eighth multi-homer game. He's hit .500 with eight RBI during his five-game hitting streak. Though he doesn't have enough at-bats to qualify, Baez would be sixth in the Pacific Coast League in OPS (.947), eighth in slugging (.550) and seventh in on base percentage (.397).
Salvador Perez (head) is not in the Royals' lineup Wednesday.
Perez passed concussion tests after leaving Tuesday's game following a foul tip to the mask, but he has a bit of a headache Wednesday. The Royals will hope he's ready to go on Thursday. Drew Butera is filling in behind the dish.
Brandon Crawford is not playing Wednesday due to some calf soreness.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy insisted that it's a minor issue. It sounds like Crawford will be back in there on Friday after Thursday's off day.
Hunter Pence is not in Wednesday's lineup due to a minor left wrist injury.
You always have to worry a bit when it's a wrist injury, but it seems the Giants are convinced this is a minor issue. The Giants are off Thursday, so they'll shoot for Pence to be back in there Friday.
Astros pitching prospect Vincent Velasquez lost a no-hitter in the seventh inning Tuesday in a win for Double-A Corpus Christi.
Jorge Bonifaco homered on a 3-0 count to end the no-hit bid after 6 1/3 innings. It was the only hit Velasquez allowed in his seven innings of work. 61 of his 98 pitches went for strikes. Opponents are batting just .165 against the former second-round pick. Velasquez is MLB.com's 78th-ranked prospect.
Astros 3B prospect Marc Wik went 4-for-4 with three runs scored while hitting for the cycle Tuesday for High-A Lancaster.
He's the first JetHawk to hit for the cycle since Dan Gulbransen in June of 2014. Wik hadn't gone deep in his previous 24 games prior to belting a solo blast in the third inning. The 22-year-old has been raking all year. His .459 on base percentage would lead the California League if he had enough at-bats to qualify.
Enrique Burgos (shoulder) is expected to miss more than the minimum 15 days on the disabled list.
Burgos is battling tendinitis in his pitching shoulder. The D'Backs don't think he'll be out terribly long, but he will require more than a couple weeks of down time.
Ben Revere is not in the Phillies' lineup Wednesday.
It appears to simply be a day off. Jeff Francoeur is in right field in Revere's place.