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MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports that the Twins are calling up prospect Miguel Sano.

Kennys Vargas has already been optioned to Triple-A Rochester to open up a roster spot. Sano, 22, boasts a .918 OPS with 15 home runs and 48 RBI in 66 games this season at the Double-A level. He's primarily played third base in the minors, but look for the Twins to use him as their everyday designated hitter. Sano has been a consensus top-20 prospect for going on four years and is worth a shot in every mixed fantasy league for his power potential.
Jul 1 - 5:14 PM

Jered Weaver (hip) threw a second bullpen session Wednesday without issue.

Weaver has been on the disabled list since June 21 with left hip irritation and probably won't be back until sometime after the All-Star break. A rehab start or two may be in the cards for the soft-tossing righty.
Jul 1 - 5:07 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury (knee) is back in the lineup Wednesday night at High-A Tampa.

Ellsbury was held out Tuesday with some mild fatigue. He is still on track to rejoin the Yankees on Friday.
Jul 1 - 5:03 PM

Jarred Cosart will return to the Marlins' rotation on Saturday night against the Cubs.

Jose Urena is probably going to get the boot. Cosart returned from a battle with vertigo last week after sitting out for over a month. The 25-year-old right-hander owns a 4.12 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and 27/17 K/BB ratio in 43 2/3 innings this season for the Fish.
Jul 1 - 5:00 PM

Padres OF prospect Rymer Liriano crushed three hits including a two-run homer Tuesday for Triple-A El Paso.

Liriano had been hitless in his previous two games with four strikeouts in nine at-bats. The 24-year-old ranks fourth in the Pacific Coast League in runs (51) and is tied for sixth in walks (35). He's hit .357 over his last seven games with four RBI. Liriano played 38 games for the Padres in 2014 but hasn't gotten a chance this year because of San Diego's crowded outfield.
Source: MILB.com
Jul 1 - 4:56 PM

Rougned Odor is out of the Rangers' starting lineup on Wednesday due to a dental issue.

Odor had a dental procedure early Wednesday and wasn't able to eat. Hanser Alberto is starting at second base and leading off for the Rangers on Wednesday evening.
Jul 1 - 4:56 PM

Jaime Garcia (groin) won't make his next scheduled start Thursday against the White Sox.

Garcia is expected to avoid the disabled list, but he was unable to complete scheduled throwing sessions on Saturday and Monday due to ongoing cramping in his left groin. He should be fine after one skipped turn in the Cardinals' rotation. Tim Cooney is probably going to fill in on Thursday versus Chicago.
Jul 1 - 4:51 PM

Mets OF prospect Michael Conforto collected three hits in Tuesday's win for Double-A Binghamton.

He crushed a two-run homer in the fifth inning, giving him three in 28 games since his call-up. He's hit .333 for Binghamton, which is actually 50 points higher than he batted at High-A St. Lucie earlier this year. The 22-year-old has put together a .376 on base percentage over 327 plate appearances at two minor league levels this season.
Source: MILB.com
Jul 1 - 4:46 PM

Giants pitching prospect Tyler Beede scattered five hits and one run over seven innings Tuesday in a loss for Double-A Richmond.

He retired eight hitters in a row at one point. Beede is now 1-3 with a 4.15 ERA in five starts since getting called up from High-A San Jose. The five strikeouts Beede recorded Tuesday were his most since June 12 versus Erie. Opponents have hit .243 off the right-hander this season.
Source: MILB.com
Jul 1 - 4:36 PM

Yankees purchased the contract of OF Taylor Dugas from Double-A Trenton.

Dugas is a .281/.402/.347 career hitter in 338 minor league games. The 25-year-old is not fantasy relevant.
Jul 1 - 4:36 PM

Yankees sent RHP Esmil Rogers outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Rogers has a rough 6.27 ERA and 1.67 WHIP in 33 innings of long relief this season for the Yankees. This is the second time he's been pulled off the 40-man roster.
Jul 1 - 4:33 PM

Andrew Miller (forearm) threw 20 pitches off a mound Wednesday without issue.

Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild said after the workout that there is a possibility Miller returns before the All-Star break. Miller has been out since June 10 with a strained left forearm and Dellin Betances has been perfect so far in four fill-in save opportunities. There's not a clear picture of how this will all shake out.
Jul 1 - 4:22 PM

Royals 3B prospect Balibino Fuenmayor leads the Texas League with 15 home runs this season.

Fuenmayor has emerged as a legitimate Triple Crown candidate. He's second in RBI (50) and batting average (.348) and leads the league in total bases (165), slugging (.585) and OPS (.966). The 25-year-old has hit .375 during his six-game hitting streak and doesn't seem to be slowing down. Fuenmayor doesn't have much left to prove in Double-A. The next stop before the majors is Triple-A Omaha.
Source: MILB.com
Jul 1 - 4:19 PM

Cubs 3B prospect Jeimer Candelario broke out with four hits Tuesday in a win for High-A Myrtle Beach.

It was Candelario's third career three-hit game and his first since May 20, 2013. The 21-year-old started last season at High-A Daytona but was sent back to Low-A Kane County after batting just .193 in 218 at-bats. There's no danger of that happening this season. If anything, the 21-year-old could be headed for a promotion.
Source: MILB.com
Jul 1 - 4:01 PM

Justin Smoak went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in the Blue Jays' 11-2 defeat of the Red Sox on Wednesday afternoon at Rogers Centre.

Smoak cranked a two-run shot in the bottom of the first inning and a solo shot in the bottom of the third. He then added a single in the bottom of the seventh. The 28-year-old first baseman is having a quietly tremendous season, now with an .849 OPS, seven home runs, and 24 RBI in 62 games.
Jul 1 - 3:58 PM



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