Dose: Training Camp Notes

Dose: Training Camp Notes
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Nelson Cruz finished 4-for-5 with a homer and a double versus the Twins in Friday's win.

After a month and a half of little production, Cruz has picked it back up again since the All-Star break, hitting six homers in his last 15 games. He remains a particularly strong DFS play whenever the Mariners are facing a mediocre lefty.
Aug 1 - 2:43 AM

Jesus Montero went 2-for-4 and homered Friday against the Twins.

Montero is up to serve as a starter against left-handers, but he figures to get the opportunity to overtake Logan Morrison at first base in short order. He's earned it with his performance in Triple-A this year.
Aug 1 - 2:41 AM

Michael Wacha shut out the Rockies for seven innings, striking out seven, in a victory Friday.

Wacha is the fifth pitcher to reach 12 wins this season, but this the first time he's pitched at least seven scoreless innings in a start. Randy Choate and Seth Maness finished the six-hit shutout tonight.
Aug 1 - 2:39 AM

Matt Carpenter had another strong game from the leadoff spot Friday, going 2-for-4 with a homer, a double and a walk against the Rockies.

With the way it's worked out the last two days, it looks like we'll be seeing Carpenter batting first and Kolten Wong hitting third for the foreseeable future. It should help the fantasy value of both. Wong went 2-fo-r5 with two runs scored and an RBI tonight.
Aug 1 - 2:37 AM

Cubs acquired RHP Dan Haren and cash considerations from the Marlins for RHP Ivan Pineyro and INF Elliot Soto.

The veteran right-hander was enjoying a resurgence with the Marlins, registering a 3.42 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 88/25 K/BB ratio over 129 innings in his 21 starts. He brings another strong veteran presence to the Cubs rotation, and has proven to be a highly-capable performer in the postseason throughout the years.
Aug 1 - 2:13 AM

Marlins acquired INF Elliot Soto and RHP Ivan Pineyro from the Cubs for RHP Dan Haren and cash considerations.

The 25-year-old infielder was hitting .275/.388/.314 with no homers and 18 RBI in 88 games at Double-A Tennessee. He'll provide organizational infield depth for the Marlins.
Aug 1 - 2:11 AM

Marlins acquired RHP Ivan Pineyro and INF Elliot Soto from the Cubs for RHP Dan Haren and cash considerations.

The 23-year-old right-hander owns a 3.69 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 92/30 K/BB ratio over 107 1/3 innings at Double-A Tennessee this year. He's expected to report to Double-A and could get a chance to pitch for the big league club in September.
Aug 1 - 2:08 AM

Mark Teixeira had a monster night Friday against the Rangers, going 3-for-6 with two home runs, six RBI, and two walks.

Batting right-handed, Teixeira took Carlos Rodon deep for a grand slam in the second inning before connecting for a two-run shot against Matt Albers from the left side in the fourth. It was the 14th time in his career that he homered from both sides of the plate in the same game, setting a new major league record. The veteran slugger has back-to-back multi-homer games and is now batting .269/.375/.585 with 28 home runs and 73 RBI on the year. It's been a remarkable resurgence.
Aug 1 - 1:47 AM
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