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Hanley Ramirez (hand) is scheduled to take batting practice before Tuesday's game in Toronto.

Hanley won't be in Boston's starting lineup, but he appears to be progressing nicely from his bruised left hand. Rusney Castillo is with the Red Sox in Toronto as insurance, but it doesn't sound like he'll be needed. Hanley should return either Wednesday or Thursday.
Jun 30 - 5:03 PM

An MRI taken Tuesday on Matt Belisle's right elbow showed no major structural damage.

Belisle has been shut down since June 26 with discomfort in his right elbow, but it's only inflammation. The mid-reliever should be ready soon after the All-Star break.
Jun 30 - 4:52 PM

Jonathan Schoop (knee) is likely to remain in the minor leagues for the remainder of this week.

There was talk that the Orioles might activate him Monday, but Schoop needs a little more work as he makes his way back from a PCL tear in his left knee. He hasn't appeared in a major league game since April 17.
Jun 30 - 4:49 PM

Pirates pitching prospect Tyler Glasnow tied a season-high with seven strikeouts Monday in a start for Double-A Altoona.

He's still working his way back from an ankle injury. The 21-year-old looked sharp in Monday's abbreviated outing, allowing just two hits and two walks over 3 2/3 shutout innings. Glasnow owns a 2.58 ERA in nine starts this year with a 9.86 K/9. He should have a higher pitch count in his next outing.
Jun 30 - 4:47 PM

Tigers pitching prospect Buck Farmer scattered one run and seven hits over seven innings Monday in a win for Triple-A Toledo.

Farmer hasn't had much success in the majors this season (0-2, 10.45 ERA in two starts), but he's been a stud in Triple-A, leading the Mud Hens with seven wins and a 3.35 ERA. The eight strikeouts Farmer recorded Monday were his most since May 7 against Pawtucket. Farmer should get a few more chances with the Tigers this season.
Source: MILB.com
Jun 30 - 4:36 PM

Marlins manager Dan Jennings said Michael Morse (back) will be activated in the next few days.

Morse was pulled off his rehab assignment on Monday after tweaking a muscle in his back, but tests taken Tuesday showed nothing major. Morse was originally placed on the disabled list May 23 with a finger sprain.
Jun 30 - 4:36 PM

Mets pitching prospect John Gant fanned 10 hitters over eight shutout frames Monday for High-A St. Lucie.

After a subpar showing in Binghamton earlier this year, Gant has looked like a completely different pitcher in six outings for St. Lucie. He's punched out 48 hitters in that span with a stunning 1.79 ERA. The 22-year-old is ready for another shot at Double-A. Expect a promotion in the near future.
Source: MILB.com
Jun 30 - 4:30 PM

Athletics optioned INF Max Muncy to Triple-A Nashville.

Muncy batted .203/.273/.367 with two home runs across 88 plate appearances with the A's. The 24-year-old corner infielder has posted big numbers at Triple-A and should get another shot in the majors soon enough.
Jun 30 - 4:21 PM

Yankees 1B prospect Greg Bird hammered his fifth home run of the season Monday in a win for Double-A Trenton.

He hadn't homered since June 10. The 22-year-old's batting average is nothing to write home about (.246 in 167 at-bats this season) but his lifetime .397 on base percentage and his relatively low strikeout rate (29 Ks this year) make him an interesting prospect. He might be New York's best in-house option to replace Mark Teixeira when his contract expires after the 2016 season.
Source: MILB.com
Jun 30 - 4:20 PM

White Sox pitching prospect Terance Marin hurled seven shutout innings Tuesday for Triple-A Charlotte.

Onelki Garcia blew the save, denying Marin what would have been his fifth victory of the season. Two of those wins came during a 10-game stint with Tijuana. Marin hasn't allowed a run in his last 29 innings. The five strikeouts he recorded Tuesday were his most since joining Charlotte on June 8.
Jun 30 - 4:09 PM

Matt Carpenter is out of Tuesday's lineup against the White Sox.

Chris Sale is on the hill for the White Sox, so it's not a bad time to give Carpenter a bit of a breather. Mark Reynolds will start at third base while Xavier Scruggs plays first.
Jun 30 - 4:04 PM

Kolten Wong is not in Tuesday's lineup against the White Sox.

The Cardinals had a scheduled off-day on Monday, so manager Mike Matheny is likely just using this as an opportunity to give him some extra rest. Pete Kozma will start at second base while Peter Bourjos will bat leadoff. Chris Sale is on the mound for Chicago.
Jun 30 - 4:01 PM

James Loney (finger) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with High-A Charlotte.

Loney, out since May 24 with a broken left middle finger, will DH in his return to game action. He has a good chance to return prior to the All-Star break.
Jun 30 - 3:56 PM

Tigers OF prospect Steven Moya broke out of a 6-for-36 slump by belting two homers Monday in a win for Triple-A Toledo.

Both homers were solo shots. Moya now has 11 blasts in 277 at-bats this season. Unfortunately, he's also stuck out 95 times over that same stretch. It's doubtful Moya will ever hit for a high average in the major leagues but his raw power could be enough to earn a promotion later this season. The 23-year-old is No. 84 on MLB.com's top prospect list.
Source: MILB.com
Jun 30 - 3:54 PM

Rays signed first-round pick OF Garrett Whitley.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Whitley will receive a $2,962,000 bonus, which is the full slot value for the No. 13 overall pick. The 18-year-old is a toolsy outfielder who should stick in center field as a pro.
Jun 30 - 3:53 PM



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