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Jordan Pacheco and Cliff Pennington (thumb) are expected to share time at third base for the Diamondbacks following the trade of Martin Prado.

Pennington is still on the disabled list but is expected back soon. Pacheco, though, is the one out of the two that could have a bit of fantasy value. He went 2-for-4 with an RBI in his first start at third base Thursday and hit .309/.341/.421 in his rookie season a couple years ago with the Rockies. Andy Marte hit a pinch-hit homer Thursday and could also get a shot at the hot corner, but for now it appears a Pacheco/Pennington timeshare is on the docket.
Aug 1 - 9:28 AM

Braves optioned LHP Chasen Shreve to Triple-A Gwinnett.

The Braves need to clear some roster space following the trade for Emilio Bonifacio and James Russell. They still have one more move to announce before Friday's game. Shreve allowed just one run over five relief innings for Atlanta and should be back later this season.
Aug 1 - 8:46 AM

Jason Heyward (back) is hoping to return to the Braves' lineup on Saturday.

Heyward has sat out three straight games with a sore back, but he started to feel some relief on Thursday. He'll hope to play in the final two games of the weekend series in San Diego.
Aug 1 - 8:44 AM

Tyler Skaggs has been told that the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow is fine.

He'll undergo further testing on Friday before it's determined how much time he'll miss. Skaggs exited Thursday's start against the Orioles with tightness in his left forearm, but it's sounding like he has a shot to not miss his next turn.
Aug 1 - 8:43 AM

Eugenio Suarez went 0-for-3 but had a sacrifice fly Thursday in his return to the lineup.

Suarez was pulled from Tuesday's game and then sat out Wednesday with lower back tightness, but he should be fine moving forward. The 23-year-old is batting .254/.338/.385 with three homers in 43 contests for the Tigers.
Aug 1 - 3:52 AM

Chris Davis struck out as a pinch-hitter in Thursday's loss to the Angels.

He also remained in the DH spot and drew a walk in his second plate appearance. Davis has missed three straight starts with the flu but should be fine to return to the lineup on Friday.
Aug 1 - 3:52 AM

Chris Carter went 1-for-5 at the plate Thursday in his return to action.

Carter had to be scratched from Wednesday's game due to a stomach bug, but he's fine now. The 27-year-old slugged eight homers in the month of July.
Aug 1 - 3:52 AM

Addison Reed protected a three-run lead in the ninth for his 27th save as the Diamondbacks topped the Pirates 7-4 on Thursday.

It was nice to see him get back on the horse one day after serving up a three-run homer versus the Reds (he earned the save anyway). Reed induced a ground out from Jordy Mercer, struck out pinch-hitter Travis Snider, gave up a double to Josh Harrison, and then struck out the talented rookie Gregory Polanco on high cheese to shut off the lights. Reed has allowed only one run over his last eight appearances, slashing his ERA from 4.42 to 3.86.
Aug 1 - 1:13 AM
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