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Marlins placed LHP Wei-Yin Chen on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 21, with a left elbow sprain.

Chen having an elbow issue was first reported by SiriusXM's Craig Mish. Manager Don Mattingly said that the club is hopeful the injury isn't serious, but it sounds like they might not know for sure until after Chen is examined further. Jarred Cosart has placed Chen in the rotation for the time being, but the Marlins are expected to seek rotation help before the trade deadline.
Jul 24 - 4:20 PM

Jose Urena turned in a tidy performance in Sunday's loss to the Mets, surrendering one run on four hits over six innings.

Urena struck out four without walking a batter. The lone run to score on his watch came when Jose Reyes sped around the bases for an RBI triple in the third inning. This was Urena's second start of the season. Through his first 11 1/3 innings out of the rotation, he has allowed just one run. The 24-year-old right-hander has no fantasy value as a reliever (his previous role this season), but would start to become an interesting possibility for those in deeper NL-only formats should he continue to pitch well as a starter. A home date with the Cardinals surfaces next on his schedule.
Jul 24 - 4:17 PM

Steven Matz was sharp in Sunday's win over the Marlins, firing six shutout innings.

Matz scattered four hits, walked two and struck out six on the afternoon. It was a nice rebound outing for the youngster, who surrendered four runs to the Cubs last time he toed the rubber. The 25-year-old southpaw has pitched to a 3.36 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 101/26 K/BB ratio across 107 innings. A home date with the Rockies shows next on his schedule.
Jul 24 - 4:05 PM

Addison Russell exited Sunday's game against the Brewers with a bruised left heel.

He fouled a ball off the heel Saturday and it got progressively sore on him Sunday. The Cubs are saying his removal was precautionary, so consider Russell day-to-day. Javier Baez is likely to fill in at shortstop for any amount of time that Russell might miss.
Jul 24 - 4:03 PM

Dillon Gee is expected to start on Tuesday against the Angels.

Gee was swapped out in favor of Brian Flynn for one turn in the rotation, but it appears the Royals will go back to Gee now. The right-hander holds a 4.19 ERA over 19 appearances -- five starts -- for Kansas City this season.
Jul 24 - 4:00 PM

Edwin Encarnacion went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Mariners.

Encarnacion connected for a solo shot against Mariners starter Wade Miley in the fourth inning. The slugger has now launched 27 dingers and driven in 87 runs. Four of those homers have come over his last eight games. He is rapidly approaching his fifth consecutive season of at least 30 homers. The way he has been swinging the stick of late, he might hit that mark by the end of July.
Jul 24 - 3:54 PM

Will Middlebrooks left Sunday's game versus the Cubs with a right lower leg strain.

Middlebrooks tweaked his leg while popping out in the third inning. It's unclear whether it could be more than a day-to-day injury, but the Brewers should offer up more on his status at some point.
Jul 24 - 3:51 PM

Leonys Martin secured the Mariners' only hit in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Martin's little single was all the M's could manage against J.A. Happ and company. While he has had a few big moments this month -- including a two-homer performance against the White Sox on July 20 -- Martin has struggled for the most part since the calendar flipped. He entered Sunday's contest holding a soggy .188/.316/.359 triple-slash over 64 July at-bats.
Jul 24 - 3:47 PM
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