Week That Was: Oh Hey Jose

Week That Was: Oh Hey Jose
Jose Fernandez made his triumphant return for Miami. Nick Nelson reviews his start and other big stories from the past week.
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Braves RHP prospect Touki Toussaint hurled five shutout innings Saturday in a win for Low-A Rome.

The game was called in the sixth inning because of rain. 34 of his 57 pitches went for strikes. Saturday was Toussaint's first win as a member of the Braves organization. The 2014 first-round pick was acquired from Arizona last month. Opponents have hit just .200 against the right-hander in 48 1/3 innings this season.
Source: MILB.com
Jul 5 - 3:58 PM

Adam Lind went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a two-run home run as the Brewers extended their winning streak to eight games on Sunday versus the Reds.

Lind has knocked in a run in each of his last nine ballgames, homering four times with five multi-hit games in that span of time. On Sunday, he gave the Brewers some insurance with an RBI single in the fifth inning, then homered in the seventh to put the game out of reach for the Reds. Lind is batting a productive .298/.373/.518 with 14 home runs and 51 RBI on the year.
Jul 5 - 3:58 PM

Rangers optioned INF Hanser Alberto to Triple-A Round Rock.

Alberto hit .247/.267/.301 across 25 games for the big club. He could get another shot at some point in the second half.
Jul 5 - 3:56 PM

Rangers activated OF Delino DeShields from the 15-day disabled list.

DeShields is back from his hamstring injury after completing a six-game rehab assignment. With Josh Hamilton's (groin) status up in the air, he could wind up playing a lot in left field.
Jul 5 - 3:55 PM

Starling Marte exited Sunday's game against the Indians with discomfort in his left side.

The Pirates don't want to provide a definitive diagnosis until Marte is re-evaluated on Monday. The fear, obviously, is that he's suffered a strained oblique, which would surely require a trip to the disabled list. More will be known about Marte on Monday.
Jul 5 - 3:54 PM

White Sox RHP prospect Yency Almonte lost a no-hitter with two outs in the ninth inning Saturday in a win for Low-A Annapolis.

He finished with 11 groundouts and six strikeouts. Saturday was the longest outing of his career. The 21-year-old right-hander has now won seven of his last nine starts with a 2.78 ERA. Almonte was acquired from the Angels in February in the deal that sent Gordon Beckham to Los Angeles.
Source: MILB.com
Jul 5 - 3:49 PM

Rays RHP prospect Jacob Faria tossed seven hitless innings Saturday in a win for Double-A Montgomery.

Jared Mortensen took over for Faria in the eighth inning and lost the no-hitter five pitches later. Faria's 14 strikeouts were a career-high. It also matched the team record set by Mitch Talbot in 2006. Saturday marked the right-hander's second start in Double-A after beginning the year with High-A Charlotte. Faria is now 11-1 with a 1.34 ERA in 14 appearances.
Source: MILB.com
Jul 5 - 3:25 PM

Sonny Gray (illness) has officially been cleared to rejoin the Athletics' rotation on Tuesday against the Yankees.

Gray missed one turn in the rotation and had another one pushed back after needing a brief stay in the hospital due to salmonella. He's back on track now, though, and will take the ball on Tuesday in New York. Chris Bassitt, who has filled in for Gray, will likely be sent down after Sunday's start.
Jul 5 - 3:19 PM
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