Hot Hitter Rundown

Hot Hitter Rundown
Seth Trachtman highlights the hottest hitters over the past week using the Season Pass player rater.
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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Mariners are among the teams interested in Casey McGehee.

McGehee has played his way into being a nice trade chip for the Marlins, batting .322 with 56 RBI. The Mariners are intent on finding a right-handed bat but have mostly been looking at outfielders. McGehee has played just one game in the outfield as a pro, but he could be used in the DH spot, with Corey Hart shifting to the outfield.
Jul 22 - 7:44 PM

Alex Rios (ankle) is expected to return to the lineup on Wednesday.

Rios tested out his sore right ankle prior to Tuesday's game and said he's fine, but Rangers manager Ron Washington elected to hold the outfielder out for a third straight game. "It felt good," Rios said. "I know Wash wanted to give me an extra day, but I'm ready. I expect to be as good as ever."
Jul 22 - 7:31 PM

Alberto Callaspo (hamstring) took a successful round of batting practice Tuesday.

It's the first time he's done so since landing on the DL. Callaspo has also done some running, though he's yet to run the bases. He's expected to be activated in the middle of next week if all goes well.
Jul 22 - 7:23 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) will be cleared for a rehab assignment if a bullpen session on Wednesday goes well.

Jimenez had been scheduled to begin his rehab assignment Wednesday, but the Orioles decided to have him throw one more 'pen session first. He should only need one rehab start, putting him in line to rejoin the rotation next week if all goes well.
Jul 22 - 7:21 PM

Drew VerHagen will undergo an MRI on his lower left side.

He could also receive a bone scan. VerHagen evidently must have been injured while making his major league debut on Saturday. He's since been optioned to Triple-A.
Jul 22 - 7:20 PM

Andy Dirks (back) has resumed baseball activities.

Dirks was pulled off his rehab assignment earlier this month due to muscle inflammation in his surgically-repaired back. It's obviously good news that he's resuming activities, but there remains no timetable for his return.
Jul 22 - 7:14 PM

Lynn Henning of the Detroit News reports that Joel Hanrahan (elbow) is "still a longshot" to pitch for the Tigers this season.

Making his way back from Tommy John surgery, Hanrahan is throwing bullpen sessions in extended spring training but has yet to face hitters and it's not clear when he might be ready to do so. The veteran reliever was only guaranteed $1 million by the Tigers, so while his lack of progress is disappointing, it's not a big blow.
Jul 22 - 7:13 PM

Zach Britton is unable to fully straighten his right arm after being hit with a comebacker during Monday's contest.

Thankfully, Britton throws with his left arm. Still, it's possible that he might not be available for a day or two. Britton will test out his range of motion prior to Tuesday's game before his availability is determined. Tommy Hunter or Darren O'Day would be options to close if Britton isn't ready.
Jul 22 - 7:09 PM
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