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Emilio Bonifacio (oblique) has gone 3-for-6 at the plate in his first two rehab games with the Arizona League Cubs.

He was the DH on Friday before playing second base Saturday. Cubs manager Rick Renteria wouldn't reveal a timetable for Bonifacio's return, but it shouldn't be long provided that he feels good. ‘‘That’s something that we need to make sure that we’re mindful of because intercostals and all those types of injuries can be chronic over the long haul — they can reoccur,’’ Renteria said. ‘‘We’re going to take it as slowly as we have to or as quickly as we have to. It just depends on how he’s moving along.’’
Jul 13 - 9:59 AM

Matt Lindstrom (ankle) is hoping to return in early August.

The original timetable had Lindstrom pegged for a late August return, but he's ahead of schedule and threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Saturday. The White Sox' closer gig has been a committee since Lindstrom went down, so now is the time to stash the 34-year-old if someone dropped him. "Throwing, he looked great,’’ manager Robin Ventura said of Lindstrom's bullpen session. "He’s still hobbling around somewhat. He still doesn’t look totally stable on his ankle as far as running around and fielding and comebackers like that. But throwing, he looks fine [and the ball] looks good coming out of his hand.’’
Jul 13 - 9:48 AM

Scott Carroll said after leaving Saturday's start with a stiff back that he'll be "ready to go after the All-Star break."

Carroll had to exit after five shutout frames, but it sounds like it was just a precaution. The right-hander has pitched well since re-entering the rotation, allowing just three hits over 11 2/3 shutout frames.
Jul 13 - 9:45 AM

Alexei Ramirez (back) thinks he'll be available to play in the All-Star game.

Ramirez exited Saturday's game with back stiffness and will surely sit out Sunday, but he doesn't think it's a big issue. "I don’t think it’s going to be a major thing,’’ said Ramirez. The White Sox could still decide to play it safe and hold the shortstop out of the All-Star festivities.
Jul 13 - 9:43 AM

Evan Gattis (back) could begin a rehab assignment with High-A Rome as soon as Tuesday.

Gattis took batting practice Friday for the first time since landing on the disabled list last month with a bulging thoracic disc in his back. He felt good and is almost ready for game action. "He’ll do the same (workout) today, and then just keep ramping him up that way," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Saturday morning. "(Rome) doesn’t play Monday; they play Tuesday. But we haven’t talked about any of that (rehab assignment) stuff yet. Maybe he comes in today and it’s gotten a little sore and (he says) I don’t want to do all that stuff. But I think it was encouraging what he was able to do (Friday)."
Jul 13 - 9:22 AM

The Braves are expected to designate Dan Uggla for assignment prior to Sunday's game.

The club has yet to announce a corresponding move after calling up Phil Gosselin late Saturday, but the expectation is that Uggla will lose his roster spot. It's possible that he'll be traded, but either way the Braves figure to DFA him first. The move is long overdue, as Uggla is barely playing anymore, going just 1-for-20 with eight strikeouts since May 23. The Braves had been holding out only because the second baseman is due roughly $19 million through the end of next season. Someone will take a shot on Uggla, but with a .175/.295/.332 batting line since the beginning of last season, it's hard to bet on him turning it around.
Jul 13 - 9:15 AM

Braves purchased the contract of INF Phil Gosselin from Triple-A Gwinnett.

There's been no corresponding move announced, but Dan Uggla is expected to be designated for assignment or traded. Gosselin earned the promotion by batting .338 with a .375 on-base percentage in 86 games for Gwinnett. He'll be used in a utility role for the Braves.
Jul 13 - 9:10 AM

Braves activated RHP Pedro Beato from the 15-day disabled list; sent him outright to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Beato is over his sore elbow, but he's now off the 40-man roster. The hard-thrower has been unscored upon in three appearances with the big club this season and could get another shot eventually.
Jul 13 - 9:01 AM
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