Jeremy Hellickson struck out seven and allowed three runs over seven innings in Tuesday's loss to the Tigers.
The Tigers struck with a run in the first, but Hellickson settled in for a while before coughing up a couple more tallies in the sixth. It was a good showing in what was a tough matchup, but he was easily out-distanced by Justin Verlander. The Phillies' righty will carry a 3.97 ERA into next week's start versus the Nationals.
Alex Rodriguez finished 2-for-4 in his first rehab game Tuesday with Double-A Trenton.
It could also be his final rehab game, with rumors swirling that the Yankees might activate him Wednesday. A-Rod hit an RBI single up the middle in the third inning and singled to load the bases in the seventh. Trenton pulled him in the ninth with the game tied 2-2. Rodriguez has been on the disabled list since May 4 because of a strained right hamstring.
Cameron Maybin went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Phillies.
Maybin got moved up to the leadoff spot with Ian Kinsler scratched and he kept hitting, singling and scoring in the first and sixth innings. The center fielder will surely move back down in the order when Kinsler is ready, but with the way he's going he can help fantasy owners no matter where he hits. Maybin has 16 base knocks in his first 28 at-bats of the season.
Jean Segura left Tuesday's game against the Pirates after taking a pitch off his helmet.
Pirates reliever Arquimedes Caminero, one of the hardest throwers in the majors, struck Segura with a 96 mph fastball in the top of the seventh inning. Segura was eventually able to walk off the field on his own, but this is an obvious concussion-watch situation. There should be an update from the Diamondbacks after the game.
Jameson Taillon will be skipped on his next turn through the Triple-A Indianapolis rotation.
Pirates general manager Neal Huntington told MLB.com's Adam Berry that he wants to conserve Taillon's innings for later in the season, when the 24-year-old right-hander will likely be pitching at the major league level. Taillon is appearing this year in his first meaningful games since 2013. He boasts a 1.82 ERA, 0.81 WHIP, and 51/5 K/BB ratio through 49 1/3 innings (eight starts) at Triple-A.
Hanley Ramirez was diagnosed with a right toe contusion after leaving Tuesday's game against the Rockies.
Ramirez got struck on the right foot by a Jorge De La Rosa pitch in the bottom of the fourth inning and was replaced at first base in the top of the fifth by Travis Shaw. X-rays turned up negative for any fractures and Hanley can be considered day-to-day. He finished 0-for-2 with the HBP.
Hanley Ramirez was pulled from Tuesday's game against the Rockies with an apparent foot injury.
Ramirez came up hobbling after a hit by pitch in the bottom of the fourth inning and was replaced at first base in the top of the fifth by Travis Shaw. Shaw had been held out of the starting lineup with a sore left hand. Both of these injuries seem minor. Boston was leading the visiting Rockies 8-3 when Hanley made his exit Tuesday.
Wilmer Flores (hamstring) went 2-for-3 in his rehab debut Tuesday with Double-A Binghamton.
He also played seven innings at first base without issue. Flores is on track to return from the disabled list when first eligible this Friday night against the Dodgers and he could see a good amount of starts at first base with Lucas Duda (back) sidelined.