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Freddie Freeman blasted a three-run homer on Friday, powering the Braves to a 7-2 victory over the Athletics.

Freeman's three-run shot off Jason Hammel came in the third inning, after Justin Upton and Evan Gattis had already launched solo shots in the second. He's in the midst of another very strong offensive season, slashing .294/.380/.491 with 17 homers and 67 RBI.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 10:32:00 PM

Justin Upton (quad) is out of the Tigers' lineup again Tuesday against the Phillies.

The struggling Upton was a late scratch Monday due to right quad tightness and he's apparently not quite right yet. Mike Aviles will make the start in left field.
May 24 - 3:33 PM

Carlos Gomez (rib cage) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Double-A Corpus Christi.

Gomez landed on the disabled list earlier this month with a bruised left rib cage. He's not eligible to return until the beginning of June, but getting a bunch of at-bats in the minors isn't the worst idea for him. He's batting just .182 with a .486 OPS in 34 games this season.
May 24 - 3:25 PM

Travis Shaw (hand) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Rockies.

Shaw is currently dealing with a minor injury to his left hand is considered day-to-day. Josh Rutlege is filling in at third base.
May 24 - 3:10 PM

Pirates placed RHP Ryan Vogelsong on the 15-day disabled list with facial fractures.

The move comes after Vogelsong was hit in the head by a pitch during Monday's game against the Rockies. The specifics aren't yet known, but Pirates trainer Todd Tomczyk said that he suffered an injury to his left eye, including the orbital bone around it. There's no clear timetable for his return.
May 24 - 2:30 PM

Jason Heyward (ribs) has returned to the Cubs' starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cardinals.

This confirms what Cubs manager Joe Maddon said during a radio appearance Tuesday. Heyward ended up missing three starts due to a contusion on his right side. The 26-year-old is batting just .225/.329/.282 through his first 37 games this season. He'll bat second against his former team on Tuesday.
May 24 - 2:19 PM

Jung Ho Kang (hand) is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.

Kang missed back-to-back starts after leaving Saturday's game with a jammed left hand, but he's feeling better now. He'll bat cleanup against right-hander Shelby Miller.
May 24 - 2:07 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that James Loney's representatives plan to contact the Mets to gauge interest.

Lucas Duda is out indefinitely with a stress fracture in his back, so it could be a natural fit. Sherman hears that the Mets at least have "some curiosity" about the possibility. Loney, 32, is batting .333/.368/.417 with two home runs and 23 RBI over 39 games with the Padres' Triple-A affiliate. He has the ability to opt of his minor league deal if he finds an opportunity in the majors.
May 24 - 11:57 AM

Alex Rodriguez (hamstring) will play a minor league rehab game with Double-A Trenton on Tuesday.

Rodriguez wasn't originally expected to require a minor league rehab assignment as he makes his way back from a hamstring strain, but there has been a change of plans. Assuming he feels good, the Yankees could bring him back on Wednesday.
May 24 - 10:54 AM

Carson Smith (elbow) will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery on Tuesday.

Smith missed the first month of the season while recovering from a flexor tendon strain and made just three appearances before hitting the DL again earlier this month. Now he'll be sidelined through the early part of next season. It's a brutal blow for the Red Sox, who acquired Smith from the Mariners over the winter in hopes that he would be one of their most valuable late-inning arms. They could be in the market for a reliever as the summer moves along.
May 24 - 10:21 AM

Christian Yelich (back) is out of the Marlins' lineup again Tuesday against the Rays.

Yelich has missed three straight starts with back spasms. He was announced as a pinch-hitter Monday, but Cole Gillespie ultimately took the at-bat. He remains day-to-day. The hot-hitting Ichiro Suzuki will continue to play left field. He's batting leadoff Tuesday against right-hander Jake Odorizzi.
May 24 - 10:13 AM

Angel Pagan will undergo an MRI on his left hamstring on Tuesday.

Pagan aggravated the hamstring during Monday's game against the Padres. He managed to avoid the disabled list the first time around, but the Giants could be forced to make a move to add another outfielder to the mix.
May 24 - 8:46 AM




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