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Curtis Granderson (arm) has been cleared to take some swings underwater.

The hope is that he'll be able to hit off a tee and do soft-toss by the weekend, but they'll let him test things out underwater first. "Hopefully by the weekend he’s taking some tee and toss," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "They’ll put him in the water so it’s less violent. Not completely underwater. They’re not going to get him a tank and oxygen. That would be interesting." Granderson is expected to rejoin the Yankees' lineup around the middle of next month.
Tue, Apr 9, 2013 06:50:00 PM

Odubel Herrera went 4-for-4 with a solo home run and scored three runs in a loss to the Brewers on Saturday.

He went deep against starter Brent Suter in the fifth inning. He added two doubles and a single in the ballgame. Herrera struggled badly in the first months of the season but has turned things around in recent weeks. He is batting .270/.312/.437 with nine homers, 35 RBI and five stolen bases. He is unlikely to come anywhere close to the 25 bags he swiped a year ago.
Jul 22 - 11:15 PM

Rays acquired RHP Sergio Romo from the Dodgers for cash considerations or a player to be named later.

It's a logical landing spot for Romo, who drew interest from the Rays before signing with the Dodgers this offseason. Romo has fared poorly this year (6.12 ERA over 25 innings) but may benefit from a change of scenery in Tampa. Even with Romo in tow, the Rays are still likely to pursue bullpen help at the trade deadline with Justin Wilson and A.J. Ramos among their preferred targets.
Jul 22 - 11:02 PM

Dallas Keuchel (neck) let up three hits and one run over five strong innings Saturday in a rehab start for Low-A Tri-City.

Keuchel notched five strikeouts and didn't walk anyone while throwing 48 of his 62 pitches for strikes. He'll reportedly meet up with the team in Baltimore on Sunday and could return from the disabled list next Friday or Saturday against the Tigers. The left-hander was a Cy Young contender before injuries derailed his first half, contributing a stellar 1.67 ERA over 11 starts. He hasn't lost a game since last August.
Jul 22 - 8:31 PM

Yankees placed 2B Starlin Castro on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.

It's the same injury that sent Castro to the DL last month. Castro hasn't looked right since returning—he's collected just five hits over his last 22 at-bats (.227 AVG)—and probably came back too soon. This absence figures to be much longer than his last one. Ronald Torreyes is filling in at second base Saturday against Seattle and Tyler Wade was called up to take Castro's spot on the 25-man roster.
Jul 22 - 8:09 PM

Anthony Rizzo slugged a go-ahead double Saturday in the Cubs’ comeback win over the Cardinals.

The Cubs were held scoreless until the eighth inning, when they broke out for all three of their runs. The last came on an RBI double by Rizzo, who drove in Kris Bryant with a gapper to right center. That would be Rizzo’s only hit of the afternoon. The Cubs have now won seven of eight since the All-Star break while pulling within a half game of the division-leading Brewers.
Jul 22 - 7:58 PM

Jon Lester yielded three hits and two runs over eight sparkling frames Saturday in a no-decision against the Cardinals.

Lester racked up 10 strikeouts and didn’t allow a free pass. The left-hander was brilliant on Saturday, going toe-to-toe with Adam Wainwright in an epic pitcher’s duel at Wrigley Field. Lester retired the first 17 hitters he faced before Wainwright broke up his perfect game with a two-out single in the sixth inning. Despite his dominance, Lester ended the afternoon on a sour note by allowing back-to-back home runs to Paul DeJong and Randal Grichuk in the eighth inning. Lester has been picture-perfect since his meltdown against the Pirates on July 9 (10 runs in 2/3 of an inning), compiling a stunning 1.80 ERA over his last two outings. He’ll take a 7-6 record into his next start Thursday against the White Sox.
Jul 22 - 7:57 PM

Adam Wainwright scattered four hits and two runs over 7 2/3 innings Saturday in a no-decision against the Cubs.

Wainwright struck out three and didn’t walk anyone. He also had a productive day offensively, driving a single to left field to break up Jon Lester’s perfect game in the sixth inning. Wainwright was brilliant for much of the afternoon but ran out of gas in the eighth, allowing a single to Jon Jay and an RBI double to Ben Zobrist before turning it over to the bullpen. Matt Bowman and Brett Cecil predictably blew the lead as the Cubs stormed back for a 3-2 victory. Wainwright has found his groove lately, delivering a solid 3.29 ERA during his six-start unbeaten streak. He’ll look to extend that streak Thursday against Arizona.
Jul 22 - 7:56 PM

Brandon Phillips (hamstring) is out of the Braves' lineup Saturday against the Dodgers.

Phillips hasn't been in the lineup since tweaking his hamstring on Thursday night, though he expects to return for Sunday's series finale. Johan Camargo will slide in at second base and bat second against Dodgers lefty Rich Hill.
Jul 22 - 6:56 PM

Justin Turner (illness) is not in the Dodgers' lineup Saturday against the Braves.

Turner is battling an upper respiratory illness though manager Dave Roberts said he'll be available off the bench and should return to the starting lineup on Sunday. Logan Forsythe will man the hot corner in his place and hit fifth against Braves hurler Julio Teheran. Turner has hit .304 with a homer and three RBI since the All-Star break.
Jul 22 - 5:46 PM

Miguel Cabrera (collarbone) is not in the Tigers' lineup Saturday against the Twins.

Cabrera left Friday night's game with a bruised collarbone and is still feeling the effects. Andrew Romine will draw the start at first base and bat eighth against Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson. Cabrera's X-rays came back negative and the Tigers are calling him day-to-day.
Jul 22 - 5:43 PM

Pirates placed OF Gregory Polanco on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

The Pirates called up left-hander Steven Brault from Triple-A Indianapolis in the corresponding move. Polanco has been phenomenal this month, batting .387 with three homers and nine RBI since July 1. It's a tough blow for the Pirates' offense, though it's softened by the return of Starling Marte, who is back after serving an 80-game PED suspension.
Jul 22 - 5:30 PM




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