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Adrian Beltre could miss the World Baseball Classic after suffering a Grade 1 left calf strain on Tuesday.

He's expected to be sidelined for 2-3 weeks. A Grade 1 strain is the least severe, and Beltre wouldn't rule out playing for his native Dominican Republic in the WBC. However, he's obviously not going to push things and risk aggravating the ailment prior to Opening Day. Barring any setbacks, the injury should not affect his availability for the beginning of the season.
Feb 17 - 10:35 AM

Red Sox acquired INF/OF Eduardo Nunez from the Giants for RHP Shaun Anderson and RHP Gregory Santos.

Nunez had a double, two RBI, and two runs scored for the Giants on Tuesday night against the Pirates before getting lifted in the bottom of the fifth inning. Shortly thereafter, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal broke word of the trade to Boston. Nunez has been hitting well lately and can play a variety of positions for the Red Sox, but look for top prospect Rafael Devers to continue getting most of the starts at third base. Nunez, a 30-year-old impending free agent, will work in more of a utility role.
Jul 26 - 1:42 AM

Yoenis Cespedes made an early exit from Tuesday night's win over the Padres due to quad tightness.

Cespedes came out of the game after rounding the bases on a Little League home run (triple, error) in the top of the seventh inning. He hit a real home run in the top of the first inning and an RBI double in the top of the fifth, finishing 3-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored. Cespedes may get the day off Wednesday.
Jul 26 - 1:35 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Brewers are recalling top outfield prospect Lewis Brinson.

Brinson struggled in his first stay at the major league level earlier this season, slashing .097/.200/.161 with 13 strikeouts in 14 games, but the talented 23-year-old has been tearing it up at Triple-A Colorado Springs and should see regular starts down the stretch with the in-contention Brewers. We'd expect much better results this time around.
Jul 26 - 12:53 AM

Edwin Encarnacion blasted a walkoff grand slam on Tuesday, propelling the Indians to an 11-7 victory over the visiting Angels.

Encarnacion victimized Angels' closer Bud Norris in the 11th inning. The stage was set after Bradley Zimmer and Francisco Lindor drew walks, then Michael Brantley was walked intentionally to load the bases. Encarnacion also doubled in the ballgame and walked twice, finishing the night 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored. He's now hitting .262/.377/.491 with 21 homers and 59 RBI.
Jul 26 - 12:07 AM

Zack Cozart aggravated his left quad injury on Tuesday night against the Yankees.

Cozart was held out of the Reds' starting lineup as a precautionary measure for the lingering injury, but he entered as a pinch-hitter in the eighth and had to beat out a fielder's choice to first base. Cozart was then pulled after limping into third after Billy Hamilton's two-out double to right field -- a hit Cozart normally would have scored on. This situation comes with awful timing for the rebuilding Reds, who were aiming to deal the impending free agent shortstop ahead of the July 31 trade deadline.
Jul 25 - 11:55 PM

Paul DeJong belted a two-run homer and added a single in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.

DeJong took Jon Gray deep in the bottom of the first inning to get the scoring going and also singled off Gray in the fifth. With Dexter Fowler (forearm) on the disabled list, it looks like DeJong is going to stick in the third spot in the Cardinals' lineup for now. He has 13 homers with the big club over just 183 plate appearances, and 12 of them have come over his last 35 games.
Jul 25 - 11:42 PM

Joey Gallo swatted a pair of solo home runs on Tuesday, leading the Rangers to a 10-4 rout over the Marlins.

Gallo tagged Marlins' starter Dan Straily with a solo blast in the second inning that put the Rangers ahead 2-1. He increased that lead to 5-1 with another solo shot in the fourth. Gallo finished the night 2-for-3 plus a walk and scored three runs. He's hitting .199/.315/.535 with 25 homers and 45 RBI on the year.
Jul 25 - 11:22 PM

Zach Davies held the Nationals off the scoreboard for 7 2/3 innings in Tuesday's 8-0 victory.

Davies was marvelous against a tough lineup (albeit one that's not at full strength), holding the Nats to just three hits and three walks while recording seven strikeouts. The 7 2/3 frames and 114 pitches were a season high for Davies, and the seven punchouts tied his career high. He's put together back-to-back excellent outings and will try to keep it going on Sunday versus the Cubs.
Jul 25 - 11:11 PM

Travis Shaw belted a three-run homer and reached base four times in Tuesday's win over the Nationals.

Shaw's blast came off of Edwin Jackson in the fourth inning and was one of three longballs that Jackson served up on the night. The Brewers' third baseman also had a single and drew a pair of walks. Shaw has been incredible in his first season in Milwaukee, as he's on pace for 37 homers, 116 RBI, 92 runs and 11 stolen bases.
Jul 25 - 10:50 PM

Salvador Perez (rib) said he expects to catch Wednesday against the Tigers.

Perez made an early exit from Tuesday night's victory in Detroit after experiencing tightness around his rib cage, but he should ultimately be fine. The star catcher had a similar issue earlier this year, though that was on the other side of his body.
Jul 25 - 10:39 PM

X-rays turned up negative on Miguel Sano's left hand.

Sano got hit on that hand by a pitch on Monday night and he was a late scratch from the Twins' starting lineup on Tuesday, but this is nothing overly serious. The young slugger could be ready to play Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.
Jul 25 - 10:36 PM




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