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Manny Ramirez has already undergone one "random" drug test since reporting to Triple-A Round Rock.

And he's only been there since Sunday. Manny has been busted for performance-enhancing drugs twice in his major league career so he carries a big target on his back. He's 3-for-12 with a homer and three RBI so far with Round Rock and could become a realistic option for the Rangers at some point after the All-Star break.
Thu, Jul 11, 2013 01:32:00 PM

Jean Segura is getting the day off Thursday afternoon against the Yankees.

Andrew Romine will start at shortstop and bat ninth for the Mariners versus right-hander Luis Severino. This looks to be a routine day of maintenance for Segura, who boasts a .334/.359/.480 batting line with six home runs, 44 RBI, 14 stolen bases, and 52 runs scored in 71 games this season.
Jun 21 - 10:56 AM

Brett Gardner (knee) remains out of the Yankees' starting lineup on Thursday against the Mariners.

Gardner has apparently made some progress in his recovery from a sore right knee, but he'll sit out for a fifth straight game with the Mariners starting left-hander James Paxton in this matinee tilt at Yankee Stadium. Giancarlo Stanton is in left field and Gary Sanchez is taking a turn at designated hitter.
Jun 21 - 10:10 AM

Aaron Hicks is getting the day off Thursday against the Mariners.

Clint Frazier will start in center field and bat leadoff versus Mariners left-hander James Paxton. This appears to be a routine day of rest for Hicks, who's batting .300/.364/.617 through 66 plate appearances in June.
Jun 21 - 10:08 AM

Jose Altuve went 3-for-4 and crunched two solo home runs to lead his team over the Rays 5-1 on Wednesday.

The second baseman twice went yard against starter Nathan Eovaldi in the contest. His power bat has come alive of late although he is still well behind the pace he set the last two seasons. Everything else is right where his fantasy owners were hoping for on draft day. He leads the majors with a .347 batting average with seven home runs, 39 RBI and 49 runs scored. He has stolen 11 bases in 13 attempts.
Jun 21 - 12:01 AM

Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-4 and drilled a walk-off, two-run home run against the Mariners on Wednesday.

Didi Gregorius singled with two outs in the bottom of the ninth and Stanton followed with a massive longball way past the center field wall to win the game. Stanton has been hot with the bat lately and has his line up to .255/.329/.504 with 18 homers and 42 RBI on the season.
Jun 20 - 11:29 PM

Shelby Miller (elbow) is likely to join the Diamondbacks' rotation on Monday against the Marlins.

Matt Koch was sent to Triple-A Reno on Wednesday, and reliever Jake Barrett was Koch's replacement. That sets things up for Miller to start for the Diamondbacks in Monday's series opener against the Marlins, and it'll be his first start since early 2017 after undergoing Tommy John surgery last April. He owns a 4.66 ERA in four rehab starts, but he's also struck out 28 hitters in 19 1/3 innings. Miller will likely be working on strict pitch and inning counts initially, but when fully healthy, he has at times shown front-line stuff. The 27-year-old is an interesting speculative buy for what remains of the 2018 campaign.
Jun 20 - 7:47 PM

Brandon Belt went 3-for-4 with an RBI in a 6-5 victory over the Marlins on Wednesday.

Belt's RBI came on a ground-rule double, and he had two more singles in the contest. The three hits push his average to .305 on the 2018 campaign, and it's his 35th RBI in 58 games with the Giants. He's looked like the same hitter he was before the emergency appendectomy, and somewhat quietly, he's been one of the best first baseman in all of baseball in 2018.
Jun 20 - 6:53 PM

An MRI revealed that Jay Bruce is dealing with a strain in his right hip.

Bruce was placed on the disabled list on June 19 -- retroactive to June 18 -- after missing four of the past five games with discomfort in his hip and back. Signed to a $39 million, three-year deal in the offseason, Bruce is hitting just .212/.292/.321 with three homers and 17 RBI in 236 plate appearances with the Mets. He's likely going to be sidelined until early July.
Jun 20 - 6:19 PM

Jon Lester limited the Dodgers to five hits over seven scoreless innings Wednesday in the Cubs’ 4-0 victory.

Lester mostly pitched to contact, recording just one strikeout against three walks. Seventy of the left-hander’s season-high 119 pitches went for strikes. Lester only set the Dodgers down in order once—that was his last inning—but managed to keep L.A. off the scoreboard nonetheless (the Dodgers left seven men on base). Lester has pitched to an impressive 1.64 ERA during his five-start winning streak. He’ll look to make it six straight next Tuesday against the same Dodgers team he just beat.
Jun 20 - 6:00 PM

Javier Baez delivered three hits and a stolen base Wednesday in the Cubs’ victory over the Dodgers.

All three of his hits went for extra bases. Baez doubled in the second, doubled and scored in the fifth and tripled and scored in the seventh. He also made a great play in the field, diving to double up Enrique Hernandez at second base in the eighth inning. Baez is in the midst of a breakout season for the Cubs, tying for third in the NL in triples (six) and fifth in steals (13). Don’t be surprised if he represents Chicago at next month’s All-Star Game.
Jun 20 - 5:58 PM

Jose Martinez received treatment on his left shoulder after Wednesday's game against the Phillies.

Martinez hurt the shoulder on an awkward-looking play at first base in which he also appeared to injure his left wrist. He told reporters after the game that he'll see how he feels Thursday, and that he's played through pain before. For now, consider Martinez day-to-day.
Jun 20 - 5:23 PM




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