Phillies RHP prospect Ben Lively spun six scoreless innings Tuesday in a win for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
The only hit he allowed came on a third-inning single by Scranton/Wilkes-Barre first baseman Cito Culver. Lively has enjoyed a dominant stretch with five wins and a 2.31 ERA over his last six starts. With all the injuries the Phillies have had to their starting rotation, it's surprising Lively hasn't received a big league call-up yet. That could change when rosters expand next month.
Hector Rondon (triceps) reported feeling good after playing catch on Wednesday.
It was his first time throwing since he landed on the disabled list August 19, retroactive to August 17, with a right triceps strain. Rondon plans to throw on flat ground again in a couple days before possibly beginning mound work. There is no exact timetable for his return, but early-to-mid September seems about right at this point.
Francisco Lindor is absent from the Indians' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Athletics.
It appears to be a routine day of rest for the 22-year-old star shortstop. Michael Martinez will fill in at short and bat ninth for the Indians in their series finale against Oakland righty Kendall Graveman.
Byung Ho Park traveled back to the Twin Cities over the weekend to have his right wrist examined.
Park was placed on the disabled list at Triple-A Rochester on August 15 after being diagnosed with tendinitis in his right wrist. The worry now is that it could be something worse. Look for an update later this week. Park, signed to a four-year, $12 million contract this winter, batted just .191/.275/.409 over his first 62 games with the Twins before getting demoted to the minors on July 1.
Padres OF prospect Buddy Reed provided three hits and drove in a pair of runs Tuesday in a win for Low-A Tri-City.
He scored four runs while supplying a triple and two singles in the Dust Devils' 12-3 victory over Salem-Keizer. Reed now has four multi-hit efforts in his last nine contests. He's boosted his average from .213 to .237 over that span. The 21-year-old hasn't found his power stroke yet (no homers in 156 at-bats) but he's been a beast on the base paths with 13 steals on 17 attempts.