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Asdrubal Cabrera (back) is not playing Tuesday.

Cabrera left Monday's series-opener against the Twins with back spasms. He's considered day-to-day. Mike Aviles is starting at shortstop Tuesday night in Minnesota.
Jul 22 - 4:37 PM

Indians recalled RHP Danny Salazar from Triple-A Columbus.

Salazar will start for the Indians on Tuesday night against the Twins at pitcher-friendly Target Field. He posted a 2.32 ERA and 39 strikeouts over his last 31 innings (five starts) at Columbus and is worth a flier in most standard fantasy leagues. But control is still a major issue for the talented 24-year-old right-hander.
Jul 22 - 4:23 PM

Indians optioned RHP C.C. Lee to Triple-A Columbus.

Lee has a 4.26 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in 12 2/3 innings this season for the Indians. He was sent to the minors Tuesday to clear a spot for starter Danny Salazar.
Jul 22 - 4:20 PM

Rays recalled LHP Jeff Beliveau from Triple-A Durham.

Beliveau will give the Rays some needed bullpen depth while Joel Peralta recovers from an illness. The 27-year-old southpaw has a 3.98 career ERA in the majors.
Jul 22 - 4:11 PM

Rays placed RHP Joel Peralta on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 13, with a virus.

The belief is that Peralta caught the chikungunya virus in the Dominican Republic over the All-Star break. It's an illness that is transferred by mosquitoes in the Caribbean and can cause nasty symptoms for over a week. He should be fine by the end of this month.
Jul 22 - 4:09 PM

Mariners recalled RHP Erasmo Ramirez from Triple-A Tacoma.

Ramirez will start for the Mariners on Tuesday night against the Mets. The 24-year-old right-hander has considerable upside, but he owns a 4.58 ERA and 1.58 WHIP in 11 starts this season at the major league level and probably isn't worth the risk in standard fantasy formats.
Jul 22 - 4:05 PM

Dodgers activated RHP Josh Beckett from the 15-day disabled list.

Beckett will return to the Dodgers' starting rotation on Tuesday night in Pittsburgh after sitting out for over two weeks with a hip injury. He still has a labrum tear and some cysts, but the veteran right-hander is going to try to pitch through the discomfort with the help of cortisone injections. Beckett boasts a 2.26 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and 95/32 K/BB ratio in 103 2/3 innings this season.
Jul 22 - 3:57 PM

Dodgers optioned LHP Paco Rodriguez to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Rodriguez has allowed 10 hits and five earned runs in 8 1/3 innings this season at the major league level. He was sent back to the minors Tuesday to clear a spot for Josh Beckett, who is back from a hip injury.
Jul 22 - 3:55 PM

Rangers activated RHP Nick Martinez from the 15-day disabled list.

Martinez missed a little over two weeks with a left side injury. He will return to the Rangers' starting rotation on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. The 23-year-old righty owns a rough 5.10 ERA and 1.69 WHIP this season.
Jul 22 - 3:48 PM

Rangers placed C Geovany Soto on the 15-day disabled list with a right groin strain.

Soto lasted just three games on the Rangers' active roster. He missed the first three-and-a-half months of the 2014 season following knee surgery and will now likely be sidelined through mid-August. Robinson Chirinos will again serve as the primary catcher in Texas.
Jul 22 - 3:46 PM

Athletics activated OF Josh Reddick from the 15-day disabled list.

Reddick wound up missing over three weeks with a strained right knee. He went 9-for-21 with three home runs and eight RBI on his five-game minor league rehab assignment and will try to build off that offensive success in his return to the majors. The 27-year-old outfielder has a disappointing .229/.296/.358 batting line in 54 games this season for Oakland.
Jul 22 - 3:39 PM

Hanley Ramirez (wrist) is not in the Dodgers' starting lineup Tuesday night versus the Pirates.

Ramirez was the struck by pitches on the left shoulder and wrist Sunday night in St. Louis. X-rays have been taken and came back negative, but the shortstop is still pretty sore. Justin Turner will again fill in.
Jul 22 - 3:31 PM

Yasiel Puig (hand) is again out of the Dodgers' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Pirates.

Puig has now missed three consecutive games since taking a Joe Kelly pitch off his left hand on Saturday afternoon. A second X-ray was taken Monday and the results were negative, but Puig still has a bad bruise. Matt Kemp is in right field Tuesday in Pittsburgh.
Jul 22 - 3:29 PM

Cubs activated INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio from the 15-day disabled list.

Darwin Barney has been designated for assignment in a corresponding roster move. Bonifacio has been sidelined since mid-June with a strained right oblique and will return to a .261/.307/.340 batting line to go along with 13 steals and 29 runs scored over 61 games.
Jul 22 - 3:28 PM

Cubs designated 2B Darwin Barney for assignment.

The move clears a spot for Emilio Bonifacio's return from the disabled list. It was increasingly obvious that Barney's days in Chicago were numbered, especially with the recent emergence of Arismendy Alcantara. The 28-year-old was originally drafted by the Cubs in 2007 and has compiled a .244/.290/.335 batting line over 542 games with the club.
Jul 22 - 3:24 PM



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