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Mets first base prospect Dominic Smith went 2-for-5 for Low-A Savannah.

Smith has been on fire in July, hitting .415/.422/.488, raising his season line to .298/.355/.361 with 20 doubles. After a slow start to the season, he has hit .329/.388/.402 since the beginning of May. Smith is likely to spend the rest of the season in Savannah and start 2015 with High-A St. Lucie.
Jul 13 - 11:30 AM

Derek Holland (knee) isn't expected to rejoin the Rangers' rotation until late August or early September.

Holland hasn't been shy about saying that he thinks he's ready to return now, but the Rangers are proceeding extra cautiously with the left-hander. He's been sent to the team's spring training facility and will throw three more live batting practice sessions before being re-evaluated. It's possible he'll begin a rehab assignment after that. "That is the way we planned it right now," pitching coach Mike Maddux said. "When you put stuff on paper, you’re conservative. If he accelerates it, that’s good. But we don’t want to do too much too soon and have a setback. There is a difference between throwing on the side and throwing in game conditions. You can’t simulate game conditions."
Jul 13 - 11:29 AM

Justin Turner (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Sunday.

Barring any setbacks, he'll be activated on Friday for the beginning of the second half. "If the timing feels good and everything, Friday looks pretty doable," Turner said. "I don’t think it’s a matter of games. It’s just trying to get some at-bats. Everything feels good."
Jul 13 - 11:20 AM

Mets outfield prospect Brandon Nimmo went 1-for-5 with a double for Double-A Binghamton on Saturday.

Nimmo has had trouble finding the best way to succeed in the Eastern League, hitting just .190/.326/.354 since his promotion. He has been alternating between left field and center field with Darrell Ceciliani, who is unlikely to reach the major leagues. While it would be nice to see Nimmo improve his production in Double-A , he could start 2015 in Double-A and still be in line to reach Queens in 2015.
Jul 13 - 11:19 AM

Carl Crawford began shagging fly balls in center field on Friday.

Crawford, who will turn 33 in a few weeks, hasn't started more than one game in center field since the 2005 season. He's now the Dodgers' fourth outfielder, though, and the team would like him to be able to play all three spots. "I think, in our situation, there’s nothing wrong with him going out there and taking some fly balls," manager Don Mattingly said. "You never know what could happen. We’ve encouraged him to kind of do a little work out there. Also I can’t let him get away from left field, but he just wants to play. He’s looking for at-bats."
Jul 13 - 11:18 AM

Mets second base prospect Dilson Herrera went 3-for-5 with a double for Double-A Binghamton on Saturday.

Herrera has turned it up to 11 in the Double-A Eastern League, hitting .330/.394/.466 with six doubles and two home runs in 21 games. For the season, he has played approximately 2/3 of his games at second base and 1/3 at shortstop. He projects as a second baseman long term, and could be in Queens as soon as mid-2015.
Jul 13 - 11:14 AM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox have received trade inquiries on Mike Napoli.

Given their lack of right-handed power and the fact that Napoli is under contract next season, they seem unlikely to move him. Napoli also has a limited no-trade clause. However, it's always possible someone will blow the Red Sox away with an offer. If they club did move Napoli, they could transition Will Middlebrooks over to first base.
Source: Boston Globe
Jul 13 - 11:10 AM

Dodgers outfield prospect Joc Pederson went 2-for-4 with a double for Triple-A Albuquerque.

Pederson has hit well since returning from a separated shoulder, going 7-for-17 with two doubles, a triple, and six walks in five games. The Dodgers still have an overly crowded outfield, and Pederson is unlikely to see a promotion until September or in the event of an injury, even if he he keeps up his superb .324/.445/.572 season line.
Jul 13 - 11:08 AM
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