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Troy Tulowitzki (rib) went 1-for-2 with a single Monday in his first rehab game with Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Tulowitzki, who suffered a right rib fracture last month, played a total of three innings. He's not 100 percent quite yet, but he has healed to the point where he thinks he can play in games again. There's no clear timetable for him to be activated, but a return this weekend appears to be the most realistic scenario.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 09:22:00 AM

Freddie Freeman homered twice and collected four RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

The Braves ended up losing the contest, but it was no fault of Freeman's. The first baseman hit a three-run shot off Diamondbacks starter Rubby De La Rosa in the second inning before launching a solo shot in the fourth. He's been one of the Braves' sole sources of offense since the season began, but Freeman is still hitting .299/.362/.525 with 10 homers, 33 RBI and 35 runs scored despite having little help around him in the lineup.
Jun 3 - 7:06 PM

Francisco Liriano fired seven innings of one-run ball Wednesday in the Pirates' 5-2 defeat of the Giants.

Liriano was masterful, limiting the Giants to four hits -- three singles and a double -- while striking out six. The veteran left-hander issued just one walk and now boasts a 3.24 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and 81 strikeouts in 66 2/3 innings this season. The Pirates swept the three-game series in San Francisco and have now earned wins in 11 of their last 13 games. Here come the Buccos.
Jun 3 - 6:52 PM

Yasiel Puig (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Thursday.

It's actually a restart after Puig suffered a setback in mid-May. He's been running the bases and taking batting practice, so he may just need a few games to be ready to return to the Dodgers. Manager Don Mattingly said he thinks the outfielder could be ready to return sometime next week.
Jun 3 - 6:27 PM

Masahiro Tanaka delivered seven innings of one-run ball as the Yankees finished off a three-game sweep of the Mariners on Wednesday afternoon in Seattle.

It was Tanaka's first outing since April 23 and he looked fantastic, yielding only three hits and walking none while striking out nine. He probably could have gone the distance, but it's easy to understand why manager Joe Girardi gave Tanaka the early hook at 78 pitches. Tanaka will try to keep it all working -- and keep his health intact -- next week at home against the Nationals.
Jun 3 - 6:14 PM

Shin-Soo Choo has been playing with a sprained left pinkie finger.

Choo told reporters he injured the pinkie in the team's first day in Cleveland over a week ago, and Jeff Wilson of the Forth Worth Star-Telegram said the outfielder chose to play through the injury rather than have a pin inserted. He would miss a month if he had the procedure. If the injury happened recently he hasn't shown it, as he hit .295/.356/.533 in May and went 3-for-5 with a homer on Tuesday.
Jun 3 - 6:08 PM

Michael Cuddyer is out of the Mets' starting lineup on Wednesday with stiffness in his neck.

Darrell Ceciliani will start in left field and and bat sixth Wednesday night against the Padres. Cuddyer is day-to-day for now. It doesn't sound like a major issue.
Jun 3 - 5:50 PM

Reds placed OF Marlon Byrd on the 15-day disabled list with a fracture in his right wrist.

Byrd suffered the injury Tuesday when he was struck by a pitch. He's had previous fractures in the same area and the Reds are still trying to figure out how much time he will miss. Brennan Boesch and Skip Schumaker will likely share playing time in left field.
Jun 3 - 5:42 PM

Red Sox acquired OF Alejandro De Aza and cash considerations from the Orioles for RHP Joe Gunkel.

De Aza was designated for assignment by the O's last week after opening the season with a rough .214/.277/.359 batting line in 30 games. He seems doubtful to get much playing time in the crowded Boston outfield. Baltimore was paying him $5 million this season, which helps explain the "cash considerations" part of this swap.
Jun 3 - 5:37 PM

Jordan Lyles needs season-ending surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left big toe.

The procedure -- basically a Tommy John surgery for the toe -- is scheduled for June 10 in Denver. Lyles, 24, finishes the 2015 season with a 2-5 record, 5.14 ERA, 1.49 WHIP, and 30/19 K/BB ratio in 49 innings. Chris Rusin looks like the primary candidate to replace him in the Rockies' starting rotation.
Source: Denver Post
Jun 3 - 5:10 PM

J.J. Hardy (side) is out of the Orioles' lineup for a third straight game on Wednesday night.

An MRI taken Tuesday on Hardy's sore left side ruled out an oblique strain, but the O's are going to give him at least one more day of rest. Ryan Flaherty is starting at shortstop Wednesday night against the Astros.
Jun 3 - 5:02 PM

Brian McCann made an early exit from Wednesday's game against the Mariners with right foot soreness.

McCann is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Thursday back in New York City, so this could be something serious. John Ryan Murphy entered Wednesday's game at catcher. Look for an update on McCann on Thursday afternoon. He's had problems with the foot at different points this season.
Jun 3 - 4:58 PM




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