Twins pitching prospect Taylor Rogers tossed seven innings of three-hit ball Monday in a win for Triple-A Rochester.
Monday's effort was a continuation of a game that began on June 5 but was suspended by rain. The left-hander is now 2-0 with a 2.63 ERA in four against Pawtucket this season. He's pitched at least seven innings in six of his last seven appearances. Rogers leads the International League with 103 1/3 innings pitched this season.
Yunel Escobar is in Tuesday's lineup against the Braves.
Escobar missed back-to-back games after he was hit on the hand by a pitch on Friday, but he was able to return for the second game of Sunday's doubleheader. The Nationals are surely hoping that he's feeling even better after Monday's scheduled off-day.
Denard Span is in Tuesday's lineup against the Braves.
Like Bryce Harper, Span sat out the second game of Sunday's doubleheader. The veteran outfielder has been dealing with a nagging back issue of late, but he's good to go.
Bryce Harper is in Tuesday's lineup against the Braves.
Harper returned from his right hamstring strain in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader, but sat out the second game. He'll hit cleanup Tuesday against Shelby Miller.
Athletics recalled RHP Chris Bassitt from Triple-A Nashville.
The A's have yet to announce a corresponding roster move. Bassitt will start against the Rockies on Tuesday in place of Sonny Gray, who was scratched due to illness. The 26-year-old has posted a 3.71 ERA and 64/18 K/BB ratio over 63 innings this season in Triple-A.
Marlins activated RHP Bryan Morris from the 15-day disabled list.
The Marlins sent down Justin Nicolino to clear a spot for him on the active roster. Morris has been sidelined since June 6 with a lower back strain. He had a 3.95 ERA and 24/12 K/BB ratio over 27 1/3 innings prior to hitting the DL.
Athletics pitching prospect Chris Kohler scattered two hits over five shutout frames Monday in a win for Low-A Vermont.
The win was Kohler's first of the season. Monday was only the left-hander's second start since coming back from Tommy John surgery. So far, Kohler has held opponents to a .222 average in 36 at-bats. He's posted 10 strikeouts with one walk over that stretch. The 20-year-old was Oakland's third-round pick in 2013.
Rangers activated OF Josh Hamilton from the 15-day disabled list.
Hamilton went 4-for-12 (.333) with a double and three RBI over four rehab games between Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Round Rock. His hamstring isn't back to 100 percent quite yet, but he's going to try to manage it. The Rangers have talked about using Hamilton in center field, but he's playing left field in his return Tuesday.