Dose: Lamar Miller On the Rise

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According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, the Dodgers are "floating Carl Crawford to teams."

It's going to be a hard sell with Crawford still owed close to $70 million through 2017 and batting just .242/.278/.360 in 198 plate appearances this season. The Dodgers are also known to be shopping Matt Kemp as they try to clear their outfield logjam and dump some salary.
Jul 28 - 1:21 PM

Jason Heyward left Monday afternoon's series finale against the Padres with lower back soreness.

Heyward grounded out to first base in the bottom of the second inning in his only at-bat of the game. Ryan Doumit replaced him in right field. Heyward is day-to-day.
Jul 28 - 1:14 PM

Padres manager Bud Black said this weekend that Jesse Hahn has "between five and 10 starts left."

Hahn threw just 69 innings last season in the Rays' minor league system after returning from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and has already totaled 87 innings this season between Double-A San Antonio and big-league San Diego. The 24-year-old right-hander boasts a 2.12 ERA and 1.05 WHIP over his first eight major league outings, but it would probably be wise to sell high now in redraft fantasy leagues. He won't be much help down the stretch.
Jul 28 - 1:00 PM

Phillies released OF Tony Gwynn Jr.

Gwynn was designated for assignment by Philly one week ago and passed through waivers unclaimed. The 31-year-old outfielder hit .163/.281/.204 in 199 plate appearances for the Phillies and will likely have to settle for a spot on a Triple-A roster on the open market.
Jul 28 - 12:34 PM

James Paxton (lat) threw 4 1/3 innings of one-run ball Sunday in his final rehab start at Triple-A Tacoma.

Paxton gave up six hits and walked three, but the most important thing is that he was pain-free. The left-hander is expected to rejoin the Mariners' starting rotation on August 2 in Baltimore and could hold considerable fantasy value down the stretch. He had a 2.25 ERA, 0.67 WHIP, and 13/2 K/BB ratio over his first 12 innings (two starts) this season before straining his lat in early April.
Jul 28 - 11:56 AM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Padres are working to trade Chris Denorfia "soon."

Cotillo says the Giants, Blue Jays, and Mariners are among the teams expressing interest in Denorfia, who can become a free agent after this season. The 34-year-old is batting just .244/.295/.321 so far in 2014, but his career line is much better than that and he can play all three outfield spots. The Padres have already moved closer Huston Street and third baseman Chase Headley this month.
Jul 28 - 11:48 AM

Ian Kennedy (oblique) is expected to return to the Padres' rotation on Saturday versus the Braves.

Kennedy was scratched from his scheduled turn Monday due to soreness in his left oblique, but it's not a major concern. He is expected to throw a side session on Wednesday. Jason Lane will start in his place for the Padres on Monday afternoon at Turner Field in Atlanta.
Jul 28 - 11:08 AM

Padres recalled LHP Jason Lane from Triple-A El Paso.

Lane will make a spot start for the Padres on Monday afternoon against the Braves. The former outfielder tossed 4 1/3 scoreless innings of relief for San Diego earlier this season, but he is not a good fantasy option.
Jul 28 - 10:40 AM
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