Wide Receiver Notebook

Wide Receiver Notebook
Rich Hribar takes a look at outlier wide receiver performances and splits in 2015 and how they could help shape 2016 production.
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Jose Reyes went 1-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI Wednesday with Double-A Binghamton.

Reyes had been 0-for-9 since inking a minor league contract with the Mets over the weekend. He snapped that on Wednesday. The veteran infielder could be called up to the majors in short order, possibly as soon as this weekend's playoff rematch with the Cubs.
Jun 29 - 10:21 PM

Jason Kipnis hit a two-run single in the fifth inning and added a stolen base on Wednesday night.

Kipnis went 1-for-3 to raise his batting average to .267 for the year. He has 10 home runs to go with 38 runs, 44 RBI and five steals. He is hitting for more power than previous seasons but his stolen base pace is dwindling severely. He has stolen 30 or more bases twice in his career but will not come close to that this year.
Jun 29 - 10:18 PM

Francisco Cervelli (hand) will take part in a simulated game on Friday.

Cervelli underwent surgery to repair a broken left hand in mid-June. Trainer Todd Tomczyk broke down his recovery, saying, "He's gripping the bat, taking some swings in the cage. He's keeping the right arm in shape. He's long tossing." Given Cervelli's initial 4-6 week timetable, he might be ready to return around the All-Star Break.
Jun 29 - 10:16 PM

Jace Peterson went 2-for-three with a walk in a Braves loss on Wednesday.

Peterson is now the everyday starter at second base for Atlanta but fantasy owners don't have much interest. He does not have much power, nor does he steal bases. The 26-year-old has a .282 batting average in 110 at-bats.
Jun 29 - 10:12 PM

Gerrit Cole (triceps) will throw a simulated game on Friday.

Cole threw a 35-pitch bullpen on Tuesday, the second time he has thrown off the mound since being placed on the disabled list retroactive to June 11. Pirates trainer Todd Tomczyk said that the team should have a better idea of when Cole might be ready for a rehab assignment once he has pitched in Friday's simulated game. For now, there is no timetable for his return to the major league club.
Jun 29 - 10:08 PM

Hanley Ramirez (side) hopes to play on Friday.

Ramirez tweaked his side when he took a massive hack with the bases loaded in the sixth inning of Wednesday's showdown with the Rays. As the slugger explained it, "Side got really tight. I talked to John [Farrell] and we’re just trying to prevent something big. He told me that we’re not going to put your season on the line. Take care of that and be ready to go Friday." His readiness for game action should become more clear following the Red Sox off day on Thursday.
Jun 29 - 10:01 PM

Khris Davis was scratched from the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Giants due to a left shoulder contusion.

Davis ran into the wall during Tuesday's game, which might have been the cause for his late scratch on Wednesday. Coco Crisp shifts over to left from center, with Billy Burns earning the CF start in Crisp's now-vacated place. Davis should be considered day-to-day moving forward.
Jun 29 - 9:02 PM

Khris Davis has been scratched from the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Giants.

At this point, the A's have not offered a reason for Davis' absence. He homered on Tuesday, so whatever is bothering him appears to have cropped up very recently. Expect the team to pass along word of his exact ailment in due time.
Jun 29 - 8:40 PM
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