Dose: Training Camp Notes

Dose: Training Camp Notes
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Derek Dietrich slugged a game-tying solo homer off Craig Kimbrel with two outs in the ninth inning on Friday.

Unfortunately for the Marlins, his heroics went for naught as they fell in extra innings to the Padres. It was the lone hit in four at-bats on the night for Dietrich who is hitting .273/.373/.545 with six homers and eight RBI in his limited action this season.
Jul 31 - 11:27 PM

David Phelps struggled in a no-decision against the Padres on Friday, surrendering three runs on seven hits in his five innings of work.

The right-hander struck out a pair and walked one on the evening. He would have been on the hook for his eighth loss of the season, had the Marlins not rallied to tie the game in the ninth inning. He'll look to improve upon his 3.93 ERA and 1.29 WHIP when he takes on the Mets on Wednesday.
Jul 31 - 11:25 PM

A.J. Pollock was removed from Friday's game against the Astros due to tightness in his hamstring.

The Diamondbacks are calling his early exit purely precautionary. He's considered day-to-day and should be able to rejoin the Diamondbacks lineup at some point over the weekend.
Jul 31 - 11:24 PM

Twins optioned INF Jorge Polanco to Double-A Chattanooga.

Polanco was only with the club for a couple of days to provide infield depth while Trevor Plouffe was away on paternity leave. He should get another chance with the big league club in September.
Jul 31 - 11:21 PM

Twins optioned INF/OF Danny Santana to Triple-A Rochester.

Santana wasn't much better in his return from Triple-A and owns a troublesome .218/.242/.298 slash line on the season. He'll benefit from playing everyday at the minor league level.
Jul 31 - 11:19 PM

Mike Napoli slugged a two-run homer, drew two walks, and scored two runs in Friday's 7-5 win over the Rays.

Napoli took Jake McGee deep to the Monster Seats in the bottom of the seventh to give the Red Sox the lead. The veteran slugger hung around through Friday's trade deadline, but he's still a candidate to be moved in August. The 33-year-old is batting .210 with 13 home runs and a .704 OPS over 93 games this season.
Jul 31 - 11:03 PM

Eduardo Rodriguez yielded three runs over five innings Friday in a no-decision against the Rays.

Rodriguez really struggled with his control, walking a career-high four batters while throwing just 64 out of 110 pitches for strikes. But he managed to avoid major damage and ultimately kept the Red Sox in the ballgame. The 22-year-old has had some ups and downs during his rookie season and owns a 4.34 ERA and 56/24 K/BB ratio in 66 1/3 innings across 12 starts. He'll get the Yankees next week on the road.
Jul 31 - 11:03 PM

Erasmo Ramirez gave up four runs (one earned) over six innings Friday in a no-decision against the Red Sox.

Three of the runs scored in the first inning, but they were all unearned due to some shaky defense behind him. Ramirez was in line for the win before the Red Sox plate two runs in the top of the seventh. All told, Ramirez gave up five hits and two walks while striking out six batters. The 29-year-old now owns a 3.61 ERA and 78/28 K/BB ratio over 97 1/3 innings this season. He'll face the White Sox on the road next week.
Jul 31 - 11:02 PM
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