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Carl Crawford (elbow) took 50 swings off a tee on Thursday morning.

Crawford was shut down last week due to forearm tightness related to his Tommy John surgery, so he is slowly ramping things back up. He's expected to take 50 more swings off a tee Friday and will progress from there. At this point, it's likely he'll begin the season on the disabled list.
Thu, Mar 7, 2013 10:41:00 AM

Max Kepler went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored to help the Twins best the Orioles 6-2 on Thursday.

Kepler pulled a solo homer over the right field wall in the sixth inning to tie the game, and he later had an RBI single and a run scored in the Twins' decisive four-run seventh inning. It has been a coming out party for the 23-year-old this year, as Kepler is hitting .243/.319/.508 with 38 RBI and 29 runs scored in 58 games.
Jul 28 - 10:51 PM

Giants acquired SS Eduardo Nunez from the Twins in exchange for LHP Adalberto Mejia.

Nunez had drawn interest from a number of teams before this trade including the Indians. Nunez mostly played shortstop for Minnesota but he's also spent a fair amount at third base and even started a few games at second earlier this year. He'll likely begin his Giants tenure at the hot corner while Matt Duffy continues to recover from an Achilles injury. Nunez has had a career season, hitting .296 with 12 HR, 47 RBI and 26 steals. The 29-year-old should eventually settle into a super utility role for the Giants.
Jul 28 - 10:36 PM

Aledmys Diaz went 2-for-5 with a double and a two-run home run as the Cardinals edged the Marlins 5-4 on Thursday.

Diaz took Jose Fernandez deep for the two-run dinger in the third inning, and he added an RBI double in the fifth. The 25-year-old now has 14 home runs, 56 RBI and 64 runs scored in his rookie year. He continues to prove the naysayers wrong, batting .313/.378/.523 through 94 games.
Jul 28 - 10:19 PM

Taiwan Walker (foot) is drawing strong trade interest, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.

Nightengale didn't mention which teams were interested, though he did say there will be scouts on hand for Walker's bullpen session Friday at Wrigley Field. Walker pitched a simulated game on Wednesday and is close to returning from a foot injury. He could be a good fit for the Marlins who are looking to add a controllable starting pitcher. Walker won't hit free agency until 2021.
Jul 28 - 9:19 PM

MLB.com's Joe Frisaro mentioned Andrew Cashner as one of several pitchers tied to the Marlins in recent trade discussions.

Per Frisaro, the Fish are also after Seattle left-hander Wade Miley and Phillies right-hander Jeremy Hellickson. The rebuilding Padres have already traded away James Shields, Drew Pomeranz, Fernando Rodney and Melvin Upton and it looks like Cashner might be the next to go. The Orioles are also in the hunt for Cashner, who is 4-7 with a 4.76 ERA in 16 starts this season.
Jul 28 - 8:30 PM

Hunter Pence (hamstring) could return as early as Saturday.

Pence suffered a minor setback early in his rehab assignment but has rebounded quickly by hitting home runs in three of his last five contests. The 33-year-old was having a solid year before his hamstring surgery, batting .298 with seven jacks and 36 RBI over 181 at-bats. Mac Williamson will probably head back to the minors when Pence is activated.
Jul 28 - 8:11 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Nationals have scouted David Robertson and Wade Davis.

The Red Sox and Dodgers have also shown interest in Davis, though this is the first we've heard of anyone checking in on Robertson. The White Sox hurler has a strong track record but has fallen apart this month with a 9.39 ERA over 7 2/3 innings. The Nationals are looking to upgrade on struggling veteran Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth inning. They were one of several teams pursuing Aroldis Chapman before he landed with the Cubs.
Jul 28 - 7:28 PM

Trea Turner will draw another start in center field Thursday against the Giants.

He'll hit leadoff against Giants right-hander Johnny Cueto. The fact that Turner is starting against a right-hander instead of Ben Revere would suggest that Turner has usurped Revere's role as the everyday center fielder. And why not? He's hitting .319 with six RBI and five steals in only 12 contests. Until Turner's luck runs out, expect him to be in the lineup most days. He's worth a speculative add in most formats.
Jul 28 - 7:05 PM

Reds activated RHP Homer Bailey from the 60-day disabled list.

Bailey needed 14 months to recover from Tommy John surgery. He'll make his season debut for the Reds Sunday against the Padres. To make room for Bailey on the active roster, the Reds optioned Kyle Waldrop to Triple-A Louisville while also transferring Caleb Cotham (shoulder) to the 60-day disabled list.
Jul 28 - 6:44 PM

Salvador Perez (illness) was scratched from the Royals' lineup Thursday against the Rangers.

Perez is out with a head cold. Drew Butera will take over behind the plate and bat eighth against Texas lefty Cole Hamels. Consider Perez day-to-day.
Jul 28 - 6:38 PM

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Brewers are still having trade discussions with the Mets about Jonathan Lucroy.

The Mets previously offered Travis d'Arnaud for Lucroy straight up but the Brewers understandably balked at that proposal. Perhaps the Mets have upped their offer. In addition to the Mets, Lucroy has drawn interest from the Astros, Indians, Red Sox and Rangers. Though talks between the Mets and Brewers remain ongoing, Rosenthal said a deal for Lucroy is not imminent.
Jul 28 - 6:30 PM




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