Andrew Miller (forearm) threw 20 pitches off a mound Wednesday without issue.
Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild said after the workout that there is a possibility Miller returns before the All-Star break. Miller has been out since June 10 with a strained left forearm and Dellin Betances has been perfect so far in four fill-in save opportunities. There's not a clear picture of how this will all shake out.
Royals 3B prospect Balibino Fuenmayor leads the Texas League with 15 home runs this season.
Fuenmayor has emerged as a legitimate Triple Crown candidate. He's second in RBI (50) and batting average (.348) and leads the league in total bases (165), slugging (.585) and OPS (.966). The 25-year-old has hit .375 during his six-game hitting streak and doesn't seem to be slowing down. Fuenmayor doesn't have much left to prove in Double-A. The next stop before the majors is Triple-A Omaha.
Cubs 3B prospect Jeimer Candelario broke out with four hits Tuesday in a win for High-A Myrtle Beach.
It was Candelario's third career three-hit game and his first since May 20, 2013. The 21-year-old started last season at High-A Daytona but was sent back to Low-A Kane County after batting just .193 in 218 at-bats. There's no danger of that happening this season. If anything, the 21-year-old could be headed for a promotion.
Justin Smoak went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in the Blue Jays' 11-2 defeat of the Red Sox on Wednesday afternoon at Rogers Centre.
Smoak cranked a two-run shot in the bottom of the first inning and a solo shot in the bottom of the third. He then added a single in the bottom of the seventh. The 28-year-old first baseman is having a quietly tremendous season, now with an .849 OPS, seven home runs, and 24 RBI in 62 games.
Aroldis Chapman tossed a perfect ninth inning Wednesday in a win over the Twins to record his 16th save of the season.
Chapman was given the task of protecting a one-run lead and had no trouble doing so, getting a weak popout and a strikeout before Billy Hamilton ended things with a diving catch in shallow center field. The fireballing left-hander is having another dominant season, as he's been scored upon just once in his last 10 appearances and has converted 16 of 17 save chances.
Mark Buehrle twirled seven innings of one-run ball Wednesday in a dominant victory over the Red Sox.
Buehrle yielded just four hits, issued no walks, and he struck out seven. The only run that came against him was on a Pablo Sandoval groundout in the top of the seventh inning. Buehrle, 36, will carry a 3.64 ERA and 1.19 WHIP into his next start on the road against the White Sox.
Johnny Cueto held the Twins to just one run over eight innings while striking out eight in a 2-1 victory Wednesday.
Brian Dozier came around to score after smacking a leadoff double down the left-field line in the sixth inning, but that's all the Twins were able to scrape together against Cueto. In six starts since returning from an elbow issue, Cueto boasts a 2.52 ERA and 40/8 K/BB ratio over 39 1/3 innings. In other words, he's looked like his normal self. The righty takes on the Nationals on the road next.
Cardinals OF prospect Harrison Bader launched two homers Tuesday in his debut for Low-A State College.
He went 2-for-4 with three RBI. A third-round pick out of the University of Florida, Bader hit .348 with two homers and five RBI in last month's College World Series. His contract came with a $400,000 signing bonus.