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  • Luis Garcia LAA RP
    Angels' Luis Garcia: Nabs win in relief Monday
    30m ago

    Garcia (5-1) earned the win over Seattle on Monday, allowing one hit and striking out two batters over one scoreless inning in relief.

    All-Star Tyler Anderson gave the Angels 5.2 innings of one-run ball but received no offensive support while he was in the game. Garcia entered in the eighth with the game tied 1-1 and was effective despite throwing just 10 of 19 pitches for strikes, as he yielded only an infield single and fanned the final two batters he faced. The righty reliever then moved into position for the victory when Los Angeles scored twice in the top of the ninth. Garcia has been one of the team's top high-leverage options this season, and he's been very effective of late, posting a 1.32 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 11:4 K:BB over his past 13.2 innings spanning 12 appearances. He's notched four wins and five holds over that span.

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  • Ben Kudrna KC SP
    Royals' Ben Kudrna: Moving up to Double-A
    30m ago

    Kudrna was promoted from High-A Quad Cities to Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Tuesday.

    Kudrna gets the call to Double-A just over a year after his move to High-A. This year, he posted a 3.49 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 71:32 K:BB over 69.2 innings for Quad Cities while starting all 14 of his appearances. He has clear strikeout upside, but he'll need to work on his walk rate -- he had a 4.2 BB/9 this season and will likely be challenged in that regard by moving up a level.

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  • DJ LeMahieu NYY 3B
    Yankees' DJ LeMahieu: Belts first homer of season
    45m ago

    LeMahieu went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk Monday in a 9-1 win against Tampa Bay.

    LeMahieu is in the midst of a career-worst campaign that has not only threatened to take him out of an everyday role but also pushed him down to the No. 9 slot in the lineup Monday. The veteran may have bought himself a little more leeway with his fifth-inning solo shot against the Rays. It was his first long ball of the campaign and his first hit of any sort over his past seven contests. Despite Monday's glimmer of hope, LeMahieu is still slashing a paltry .181/.276/.228 through 146 plate appearances on the campaign.

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  • Ryne Stanek SEA RP
    Mariners' Ryne Stanek: Records 15th hold Monday
    1h ago

    Stanek recorded a hold in a loss to the Angels on Monday, allowing an earned run on two walks over one-third of an inning. He struck out one.

    Stanek had another worrisome outing, yet he still came out of it with a counting stat in the form of his 15th hold of the season. The right-hander took his third loss against the Astros on Saturday after blowing a 2-1 lead; Monday, he walked the first two batters he faced before striking out Nolan Schanuel prior to being swapped out for Andres Munoz, who gave up a game-tying sacrifice fly to Taylor Ward that resulted in a run being charged to Stanek. The 32-year-old Stanek has now allowed at least one earned run in three consecutive appearances, the first time that's transpired this season.

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  • Jonatan Clase SEA LF
    Mariners' Jonatan Clase: Singles in Monday's start
    1h ago

    Clase started in left field and went 1-for-3 in a loss to the Angels on Monday.

    The rookie was in the starting nine for the first time since July 11 -- the first appearance of his current big-league stint -- and as he did in that contest, he commemorated the occasion with a single. Clase figures to continue seeing occasional opportunity in right field while Dominic Canzone (thigh) remains sidelined, but Monday's start saw him slot into left field as part of the domino effect of the absence of Julio Rodriguez (ankle), who is considered day-to-day.

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  • Glenn Otto SD RP
    Padres' Glenn Otto: On Triple-A IL
    1h ago

    Triple-A El Paso placed Otto on its 7-day injured list Sunday with an unspecified injury.

    Otto remains on the Padres' 40-man roster and began the season on the club's 15-day injured list while recovering from a right teres major strain. After Otto made five rehab appearances between El Paso and the rookie-level Arizona Complex League, the Padres activated him from the IL and optioned him to the Triple-A club. Since then, Otto had made six appearances for El Paso and struck out 11 over 8.2 innings while giving up three earned runs on eight hits and six walks, but he's now been shut down again with an injury. It's unclear whether he's dealing with a setback related to the previous shoulder issue or if he's tending to a new concern.

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  • Cal Raleigh SEA C
    Mariners' Cal Raleigh: Drives in only run Monday
    1h ago

    Raleigh went 1-for-3 with an RBI single and a walk in a loss to the Angels on Monday.

    Raleigh opened the scoring on the night with a first-inning single that plated J.P. Crawford (finger), a run that would turn out to be the only one for the Mariners. The 27-year-old snapped an 0-for-16, four-game skid that stretched back to the final game before the All-Star break with the timely knock, but he's now gone six straight contests without an extra-base hit.

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  • Salvador Perez KC C
    Royals' Salvador Perez: Crushes homer in win
    11h ago

    Perez went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and an additional RBI in Monday's 10-4 win over the Diamondbacks.

    Perez put the Royals ahead for good with his third-inning homer and added a sacrifice fly in the sixth. The catcher is batting .268 (15-for-56) with four homers and 14 RBI over 15 contests in July. For the year, he's been a reliable power bat in the heart of the lineup with a .279/.341/.475 slash line, 18 homers, 66 RBI, 41 runs scored and 16 doubles through 98 games.

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  • Patrick Bailey SF C
    Giants' Patrick Bailey: On base three times in loss
    11h ago

    Bailey went 2-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Dodgers.

    Bailey went 0-for-8 over the first three games following the All-Star break, but Monday was his fifth multi-hit effort in July. The catcher's hitting .255 (12-for-47) this month and has been steady overall with a .278/.351/.419 slash line, seven home runs, three steals, 32 RBI and 32 runs scored across 73 contests this season.

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  • Logan O'Hoppe LAA C
    Angels' Logan O'Hoppe: Picks up second steal
    12h ago

    O'Hoppe went 0-for-2, got hit by two pitches and stole a base in Monday's 3-1 win over the Mariners.

    O'Hoppe has been plunked five times over his last 12 contests, and he's batting .286 (12-for-42) with a 1:10 BB:K in that span. The catcher took advantage of his times on base Monday, logging his second steal of the campaign on his fourth attempt. O'Hoppe is slashing .277/.333/.467 with 14 home runs, 42 RBI, 43 runs scored, 13 doubles and a triple over 86 games this season.

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  • Cesar Salazar HOU C
    Astros' Cesar Salazar: Optioned to Sugar Land
    18h ago

    The Astros optioned Salazar to Triple-A Sugar Land on Monday, Chandler Rome of The Athletic reports.

    The move is to make room on the 26-man roster for Victor Caratini (hip), who was activated off the 10-day injured list Monday. Salazar has served as the backup catcher since he was initially called up June 11, and across nine major-league games he went 7-for-22 with two doubles and eight RBI. In Triple-A this season, Salazar is slashing .274/.387/.458 with six home runs and 35 RBI across 204 plate appearances.

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  • Victor Caratini HOU C
    Astros' Victor Caratini: Activated off injured list
    19h ago

    The Astros activated Caratini (hip) from the 10-day injured list Monday, Chandler Rome of The Athletic reports.

    Caratini completed four rehab outings during his recovery from a strained left hip, going 4-for-10 with one home run and two RBI. To make room for Caratini on the 26-man roster, the Astros optioned Cesar Salazar to Triple-A Sugar Land.

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  • Vinnie Pasquantino KC 1B
    Royals' Vinnie Pasquantino: Tallies three hits
    11h ago

    Pasquantino went 3-for-5 with one RBI and one run scored in Monday's 10-4 win over the Diamondbacks.

    Pasquantino hit an RBI single and scored on a Salvador Perez home run in the third inning. It's been a decent but unspectacular July for Pasquantino -- he's batting .274 (17-for-62) with two extra-base hits and nine RBI over 15 contests this month. He's up to a .252/.312/.419 slash line with 11 home runs, 64 RBI, 43 runs scored, 22 doubles and two triples over 97 games this season as the Royals' starting first baseman. His best asset in 2024 has been a 13.2 percent strikeout rate, which has likely helped him prevent extended cold spells at the plate.

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  • Bryce Harper PHI 1B
    Phillies' Bryce Harper: Crushes 23rd homer
    13h ago

    Harper went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Monday's 7-2 loss at Minnesota.

    The Philadelphia superstar opened the game's scoring with a titanic 424-foot, two-run homer off Bailey Ober in his first career at-bat at Target Field. After being slowed by hamstring and hand injuries to open this month, Harper is now hitting .242 (8-for-33) with three homers, seven runs scored, seven RBI and six walks in nine July games. Overall, the two-time NL MVP is slashing .297/.395/.578 across 375 plate appearances this season.

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  • Mark Canha DET 1B
    Tigers' Mark Canha: Records three hits in win
    14h ago

    Canha went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Monday's 8-2 win over the Guardians.

    Canha hasn't really gotten going this season, as he's batting just .236 overall, but he's riding a modest three-game hitting streak and is batting .303 in July. The veteran did miss some time earlier this month due to hip and wrist issues, but he seems healthy coming out of the All-Star break and should continue to see regular playing time for the Tigers.

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  • Michael Busch CHC 1B
    Cubs' Michael Busch: Tallies two hits, steals base
    14h ago

    Busch went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Monday's 3-1 win over the Brewers. He also stole a base.

    Busch tallying two hits isn't surprising, as he's batting a solid .270 this season and .313 this month. However, the stolen base is a bit more unusual, as it was just his second of the year and first since May 10. Even without being a threat on the bases, Busch has been a solid fantasy asset, and he should continue to produce given his regular role in the heart of the Cubs' lineup.

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  • Josh Bell MIA 1B
    Marlins' Josh Bell: Slugs 10th homer
    15h ago

    Bell went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, two walks and an additional RBI in Monday's loss to the Mets.

    Bell took Mets starter David Peterson deep in the fifth inning before adding an RBI groundout in the ninth. The 31-year-old has struggled mightily during the month of July, batting just .136 with two home runs, seven RBI and three runs scored in 15 games.

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  • Triston Casas BOS 1B
    Red Sox's Triston Casas: Showing signs of progress
    18h ago

    Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Monday that Casas (ribs) could be close to turning a corner in his recovery, Ian Browne of MLB.comreports.

    Cora was relaying what he was told by a trainer and didn't divulge further details, but it's an encouraging update after the skipper indicated over the weekend that Casas was not close to beginning a rehab assignment. A return timeline still appears very much up in the air for the first baseman, who has been sidelined since late April with a strain and torn cartilage in his left rib cage.

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  • Aaron Schunk COL 2B
    Rockies' Aaron Schunk: First multi-hit game
    3h ago

    Schunk went 2-for-5 with a walk, a double and a run scored Monday against the Red Sox.

    Schunk has only started six of 19 games since being promoted for his big-league debut, and he's accrued just 23 plate appearances as a result. The initial return isn't promising as he's hitting just .136 with a 34.8 percent strikeout rate, though the uneven playing time likely isn't helping him settle in. Schunk also managed the first multi-hit game of his career Monday.

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  • Marcus Semien TEX 2B
    Rangers' Marcus Semien: Bops homer in win
    4h ago

    Semien went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Monday's 4-3 extra-inning win over the White Sox.

    Semien went deep in the third inning, his 14th home run of the season. The hit extended his on-base streak to 13 games, during which he's slashing .313/.431/.542 with three home runs, two doubles, seven RBI, 10 runs and 10 walks.

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  • Ketel Marte ARI 2B
    Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte: Swats homer in loss
    5h ago

    Marte went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in Monday's 10-4 loss to the Royals.

    Marte gave the Diamondbacks an early lead with a two-run homer in the third inning, but it fell apart after that. The blast was Marte's 20th, marking his second consecutive season hitting that benchmark. The second baseman is slashing .310/.403/.466 with three home runs and 10 RBI over 15 games in the month of July.

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  • Nolan Gorman STL 2B
    Cardinals' Nolan Gorman: Supplies only offense Monday
    11h ago

    Gorman went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 2-1 loss to the Pirates.

    Gorman's fifth-inning blast tied the game at 1-1, but that was the Cardinals' lone scoring play. Over his last 13 games, the second baseman has gone 14-for-46 (.304) with two homers, nine RBI and 21 strikeouts. He's up to 19 long balls, 50 RBI, 41 runs scored, six stolen bases and a .206/.278/.424 slash line on the year, though he remains in the lineup regularly despite his swing-and-miss issues.

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  • Zack Gelof OAK 2B
    Athletics' Zack Gelof: Swipes bag in win
    12h ago

    Gelof went 0-for-2 with a walk, a stolen base and a run scored in Monday's 4-0 win over the Astros.

    Gelof has gone 1-for-15 over four games since the All-Star break, but he was able to make something of his one time on the bases Monday. The second baseman started July well but is now hitting just .172 this month. He's up to 12 steals, 12 home runs, 34 RBI, 37 runs scored and a .197/.261/.364 slash line through 80 contests overall.

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  • Colt Keith DET 2B
    Tigers' Colt Keith: Homers in win
    15h ago

    Keith went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 8-2 win over the Guardians.

    Keith continued his breakout July, tallying his sixth home run of the month in the ninth inning. Since July 3, he has seen his season batting average rise from .229 to .251, and he has 10 homers, 38 RBI, 38 runs scored and five steals across 330 plate appearances.

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  • DJ LeMahieu NYY 3B
    Yankees' DJ LeMahieu: Belts first homer of season
    45m ago

    LeMahieu went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk Monday in a 9-1 win against Tampa Bay.

    LeMahieu is in the midst of a career-worst campaign that has not only threatened to take him out of an everyday role but also pushed him down to the No. 9 slot in the lineup Monday. The veteran may have bought himself a little more leeway with his fifth-inning solo shot against the Rays. It was his first long ball of the campaign and his first hit of any sort over his past seven contests. Despite Monday's glimmer of hope, LeMahieu is still slashing a paltry .181/.276/.228 through 146 plate appearances on the campaign.

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  • Austin Riley ATL 3B
    Braves' Austin Riley: Officially lands on paternity list
    2h ago

    Atlanta placed Riley on the paternity list Monday.

    Riley was removed from Monday's 4-1 loss to the Reds in the ninth inning after his wife went into labor, and he's now officially on the paternity list as he welcomes a new arrival to the family. Riley is able to miss up to three games while on the paternity list, and during his absence, Luke Williams, Whit Merrifield (finger) and Zack Short are options to fill in at third base.

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  • Jose Miranda MIN 3B
    Twins' Jose Miranda: Could return by Friday
    4h ago

    Miranda (back) could be cleared to begin a rehab assignment Tuesday at Triple-A St. Paul, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

    Miranda has progressed nicely of late in his recovery from lower-back tightness and his clearance for game action appears imminent. If all goes well, he's likely to need just a couple rehab games before rejoining the Twins ahead of Friday's game in Detroit. With Royce Lewis (adductor) also tracking toward a return Friday to take over at third base, Miranda could see most of his starts at designated hitter.

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  • Royce Lewis MIN 3B
    Twins' Royce Lewis: Targeting Friday return
    4h ago

    Lewis (groin) expects to play two rehab games with Triple-A St. Paul before being activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Friday's game in Detroit, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

    Lewis will begin his rehab assignment Tuesday, play back-to-back days, rest Thursday and then return to the Twins lineup Friday, assuming all goes well. The talented young infielder has missed most of July with an adductor strain and has been limited to just 24 contests this season due to injuries.

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  • Anthony Rendon LAA 3B
    Angels' Anthony Rendon: Records steal in win
    12h ago

    Rendon went 1-for-4 with a walk and a stolen base in Monday's 3-1 win over the Mariners.

    The steal was Rendon's first in 11 games since he returned from a hamstring injury. The third baseman has been mediocre in that span, batting .195 (8-for-41) with three RBI and two doubles while mainly hitting out of the leadoff spot. For the season, he's at a .241/.302/.284 slash line with no home runs, four steals, six RBI, 12 runs scored and five doubles over 30 games.

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  • Luis Rengifo LAA 3B
    Angels' Luis Rengifo: Nearing activation
    18h ago

    Rengifo (wrist) said Monday that he is taking part in full baseball activities and could be activated as soon as Tuesday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

    Rengifo resumed baseball activities Friday after being placed on the 10-day injured list July 5 with right wrist inflammation, and he now appears to be on the cusp of returning to the lineup. The Angels will launch a three-game series in Seattle on Monday night and it's possible he is activated from the IL prior to the end of the series.

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  • Max Schuemann OAK SS
    Athletics' Max Schuemann: Multi-hit effort in Monday's win
    1h ago

    Schuemann went 2-for-3 with an RBI single and a run in a win over the Astros on Monday.

    Schuemann closed out the scoring on the night in the fourth inning with his timely knock, which plated Zack Gelof. The rookie has emerged from the All-Star break with a sizzling bat, going 6-for-11 with two doubles, a home run, six RBI, three walks and seven runs over his first four games. However, he's been consistently delivering at the plate for the majority of July, a month in which he's mustered a .396 average, 1.133 OPS, five extra-base hits and 11 RBI across 60 plate appearances.

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  • Ezequiel Tovar COL SS
    Rockies' Ezequiel Tovar: Knocks game-winning hit
    4h ago

    Tovar went 3-for-7 with an RBI and a run scored in Monday's extra-innings win over Boston.

    Tovar singled and scored during Colorado's four-run third inning and he later delivered a walk-off single in the 12th. He's collected multiple hits in seven of his last eight games, including six in a row. During that eight-game span, Tovar owns a 1.330 OPS with eight extra-base knocks. His season slash line is up to .280/.307/.476 with 46 extra-base hits and 47 RBI through 98 games.

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  • Paul DeJong CHW SS
    White Sox's Paul DeJong: Smacks 17th homer
    4h ago

    DeJong went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's extra-inning loss against the Rangers.

    DeJong managed his second homer of the month and 17th of the season Monday. However, he has slumped significantly in July, hitting .163 with a 31.5 percent strikeout rate across 15 games. DeJong also has the potential to slip into a part-time role due to the promotion of Brooks Baldwin, though he has still managed to start three of the last four games in a split between shortstop and third base.

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  • Brooks Baldwin CHW SS
    White Sox's Brooks Baldwin: Tallies first RBI
    4h ago

    Baldwin went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base in Monday's extra-inning loss against the Rangers.

    Baldwin has started all four games at second base since being promoted for his big-league debut Friday. He's gone 2-for-14 with six strikeouts, though he showed some of his fantasy potential with both his first RBI and stolen base as a big-leaguer in Monday's contest. Baldwin's primary fantasy value looks likely to come from his speed, as he had 17 stolen bases across 82 games with Double-A Birmingham and Triple-A Charlotte before reaching the majors.

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  • Tyler Fitzgerald SF SS
    Giants' Tyler Fitzgerald: Stays hot in loss
    12h ago

    Fitzgerald went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Dodgers.

    Fitzgerald now has a homer in each of his last four games, and he's started three in a row. He was in the lineup over Thairo Estrada -- who is hitting .103 over eight games in July -- versus a right-hander for the second game in a row, though it's unclear if this is a real shift in the infield hierarchy or just manager Bob Melvin riding the hot hand. Fitzgerald is up to a .299/.365/.552 slash line with five homers, 11 RBI, 17 runs scored and seven stolen bases through 96 plate appearances.

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  • J.P. Crawford SEA SS
    Mariners' J.P. Crawford: Diagnosed with pinky fracture
    12h ago

    Crawford suffered a hairline fracture of his pinky finger during Monday's game against the Angels, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

    Crawford will require a trip to the 10-day injured list, though the timeline for a potential return remains uncertain. Dylan Moore should see opportunities at shortstop until Crawford returns to health, and the Mariners could also recall Ryan Bliss, who was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma earlier in the day.

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  • Jonatan Clase SEA LF
    Mariners' Jonatan Clase: Singles in Monday's start
    1h ago

    Clase started in left field and went 1-for-3 in a loss to the Angels on Monday.

    The rookie was in the starting nine for the first time since July 11 -- the first appearance of his current big-league stint -- and as he did in that contest, he commemorated the occasion with a single. Clase figures to continue seeing occasional opportunity in right field while Dominic Canzone (thigh) remains sidelined, but Monday's start saw him slot into left field as part of the domino effect of the absence of Julio Rodriguez (ankle), who is considered day-to-day.

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  • Luke Williams ATL LF
    Braves' Luke Williams: Recalled from Triple-A
    2h ago

    Atlanta recalled Williams from Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday.

    Williams is taking the roster spot vacated by Austin Riley (personal), who was placed on the paternity list. He could see some reps in the infield while Riley is away but is likely to be sent back down to the minors when the latter returns later this week.

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  • Sam Hilliard COL RF
    Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Drives in two
    3h ago

    Hilliard went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run Monday against the Red Sox.

    Hilliard blasted a clutch home run in the tenth inning to tie the game at 7-7. It was his third homer of the season, and he's also hit .290 with five RBI and seven runs scored across 13 games in July. Hilliard is currently locked into a large-side platoon role in left field, though the impending returns of Nolan Jones (back) and Kris Bryant (oblique) will likely jeopardize his playing time.

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  • Luis Robert CHW CF
    White Sox's Luis Robert: Nine steals in July
    4h ago

    Robert went 2-for-5 with a double and a stolen base in Monday's extra-inning loss against the Rangers.

    Robert had a mixed performance, collecting multiple hits for the first time since returning from the All-Star break but also striking out multiple times for the fourth consecutive game. However, he also tallied his ninth steal across 16 contests in July and has yet to be caught during the month.

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  • Leody Taveras TEX CF
    Rangers' Leody Taveras: Swats homer in win
    4h ago

    Taveras went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Monday's 4-3 extra-inning win over the White Sox.

    Taveras tied the game at 2-2 in the fifth inning with the home run, his seventh of the season. The light-hitting outfielder has just three hits over the last 21 at-bats.

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  • Tommy Pham CHW CF
    White Sox's Tommy Pham: Ends homer drought
    4h ago

    Pham went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Monday's extra-inning loss against the Rangers.

    Pham took Michael Lorenzen deep in the first inning to tally his first home run since June 21. Despite the lack of power, he's still hit pretty well in that span, maintaining a .258 batting average with 11 runs scored and three stolen bases across 26 games. Pham's status as a likely trade candidate could hurt his playing time, though he's been a decent source of runs and stolen bases to this point in the campaign.

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  • Ben Kudrna KC SP
    Royals' Ben Kudrna: Moving up to Double-A
    30m ago

    Kudrna was promoted from High-A Quad Cities to Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Tuesday.

    Kudrna gets the call to Double-A just over a year after his move to High-A. This year, he posted a 3.49 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 71:32 K:BB over 69.2 innings for Quad Cities while starting all 14 of his appearances. He has clear strikeout upside, but he'll need to work on his walk rate -- he had a 4.2 BB/9 this season and will likely be challenged in that regard by moving up a level.

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  • Tyler Alexander TB SP
    Rays' Tyler Alexander: Officially called up
    1h ago

    The Rays recalled Alexander from Triple-A Durham, and he's expected to serve as a bulk reliever Tuesday against the Blue Jays, Ryan Bass of Bally Sports Sun reports.

    Shawn Armstrong will open Tuesday's contest for Tampa Bay, and Alexander is likely to follow as the primary pitcher. The left-hander has struggled in a swingman role this season and has a 6.19 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 48:13 K:BB across 56.2 innings.

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  • Reese Olson DET SP
    Tigers' Reese Olson: Avoids serious shoulder injury
    2h ago

    Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said Tuesday that Olson's right shoulder injury is considered mild after the pitcher underwent further testing, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

    Olson was removed early in his start Saturday against the Blue Jays and was subsequently placed on the 15-day injured list with what was referred to as a right shoulder strain. The good news is that Olson appears to have avoided structural damage, though a timetable for his return remains unclear.

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  • Mike Clevinger CHW SP
    White Sox's Mike Clevinger: Pulled off rehab assignment
    2h ago

    The White Sox returned Clevinger (elbow/neck) from his rehab assignment Monday and is no longer scheduled to start for Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday as originally planned, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. "We'll reevaluate as we go," Grifol said of Clevinger's status.

    While Grifol's comments don't offer much clarity for why Clevinger's rehab assignment was halted, the right-hander presumably didn't bounce back well from his latest start with Charlotte on July 14, when he struck out three and allowed one earned run over four innings. Clevinger had already stretched out to 71 pitches over the course of his four rehab starts, so if he's not dealing with a major setback and is able to resume ramping up quickly, he could still have a chance at making it back from the 15-day injured list before the end of the month or early August. Clevinger was placed on the IL on May 28 with right elbow inflammation and also had his rehab program slowed down in late June due to a stiff neck.

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  • Cooper Criswell BOS SP
    Red Sox's Cooper Criswell: Drawing another start Tuesday
    3h ago

    Criswell is slated to start Tuesday's game against the Rockies at Coors Field.

    After being called up from Triple-A Worcester shortly before the All-Star break, Criswell covered six innings for the Red Sox in his July 12 start versus the Royals, though he took the loss after giving up five earned runs on nine hits and two walks. Criswell will get another chance Tuesday to stake a claim to a more permanent claim to a rotation spot, but he won't be a recommended streaming option while he toes the rubber in one of baseball's most hitter-friendly venues in Denver.

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  • Tyler Alexander TB SP
    Rays' Tyler Alexander: Set for bulk role Tuesday
    3h ago

    The Rays are expected to recall Alexander from Triple-A Durham prior to Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays and have him serve as a bulk reliever, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Shawn Armstrong is slated to open the game for Tampa Bay, but he's likely to be limited to one or two innings before handing the ball over to Alexander. The 30-year-old southpaw is back with the big club for the first time since late May, as he was demoted to Durham after turning in a 6.19 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 48:13 K:BB in 56.2 innings with the Rays. With Jeffrey Springs (elbow) closing in on a return from the 60-day injured list, Alexander likely won't be in line for an extended stay in the Tampa Bay rotation.

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  • Luis Garcia LAA RP
    Angels' Luis Garcia: Nabs win in relief Monday
    30m ago

    Garcia (5-1) earned the win over Seattle on Monday, allowing one hit and striking out two batters over one scoreless inning in relief.

    All-Star Tyler Anderson gave the Angels 5.2 innings of one-run ball but received no offensive support while he was in the game. Garcia entered in the eighth with the game tied 1-1 and was effective despite throwing just 10 of 19 pitches for strikes, as he yielded only an infield single and fanned the final two batters he faced. The righty reliever then moved into position for the victory when Los Angeles scored twice in the top of the ninth. Garcia has been one of the team's top high-leverage options this season, and he's been very effective of late, posting a 1.32 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 11:4 K:BB over his past 13.2 innings spanning 12 appearances. He's notched four wins and five holds over that span.

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  • Ryne Stanek SEA RP
    Mariners' Ryne Stanek: Records 15th hold Monday
    1h ago

    Stanek recorded a hold in a loss to the Angels on Monday, allowing an earned run on two walks over one-third of an inning. He struck out one.

    Stanek had another worrisome outing, yet he still came out of it with a counting stat in the form of his 15th hold of the season. The right-hander took his third loss against the Astros on Saturday after blowing a 2-1 lead; Monday, he walked the first two batters he faced before striking out Nolan Schanuel prior to being swapped out for Andres Munoz, who gave up a game-tying sacrifice fly to Taylor Ward that resulted in a run being charged to Stanek. The 32-year-old Stanek has now allowed at least one earned run in three consecutive appearances, the first time that's transpired this season.

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  • Glenn Otto SD RP
    Padres' Glenn Otto: On Triple-A IL
    1h ago

    Triple-A El Paso placed Otto on its 7-day injured list Sunday with an unspecified injury.

    Otto remains on the Padres' 40-man roster and began the season on the club's 15-day injured list while recovering from a right teres major strain. After Otto made five rehab appearances between El Paso and the rookie-level Arizona Complex League, the Padres activated him from the IL and optioned him to the Triple-A club. Since then, Otto had made six appearances for El Paso and struck out 11 over 8.2 innings while giving up three earned runs on eight hits and six walks, but he's now been shut down again with an injury. It's unclear whether he's dealing with a setback related to the previous shoulder issue or if he's tending to a new concern.

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  • Tyler Zuber TB RP
    Rays' Tyler Zuber: Optioned to Triple-A
    2h ago

    The Rays optioned Zuber to Triple-A Durham on Tuesday, Ryan Bass of Bally Sports Sun reports.

    Zuber was with the Rays for two days, allowing one run over 1.2 innings in a relief appearance Monday versus the Yankees. He's being replaced on the roster by Tyler Alexander, who will handle bulk relief duties Tuesday in Toronto.

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  • Grant Taylor CHW RP
    White Sox's Grant Taylor: Out with lat injury
    2h ago

    Single-A Kannapolis placed Taylor on its 7-day injured list June 12 and transferred him to its 60-day injured list June 16 while he recovers from a lat injury, Bill Mitchell of Baseball America reports.

    The White Sox selected Taylor in the second round of the 2023 First-Year Player Draft while he was already on the mend from Tommy John surgery. He has a high ceiling, and that was on display during his brief stretch of full health, as the 22-year-old righty had a 1.13 ERA, 0.63 WHIP and a 25:1 K:BB in 16 innings across four starts for Kannapolis before succumbing to another injury.

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  • Paolo Espino TOR RP
    Blue Jays' Paolo Espino: Healthy again at Triple-A
    2h ago

    Espino (undisclosed) has given up seven earned runs on 10 hits and one walk while striking out three over 5.2 innings in his two starts since being reinstated from Triple-A Buffalo's 7-day injured list July 4.

    Espino missed a little over three weeks with the unspecified injury. The 37-year-old right-hander made two appearances out of the Toronto bullpen in April and retains a spot on the Blue Jays' 40-man roster, but he hasn't made a compelling case for another call-up after turning in a 5.80 ERA and 1.56 WHIP over 45 innings since returning to Buffalo.

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  • Charlie Blackmon COL DH
    Rockies' Charlie Blackmon: Belts homer Monday
    3h ago

    Blackmon went 2-for-6 with a two-run home run and a walk in Monday's 9-8 victory over the Red Sox in 12 inning.

    Blackmon opened the game's scoring with a two-run shot in the third inning. It was his seventh long ball of the season and fourth in July. Despite the recent power surge, he's hitting just .235 this month. Blackmon's slash line sits at .253/.331/.416 with 29 extra-base hits and 42 runs scored through 314 plate appearances.

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  • Justyn-Henry Malloy DET DH
    Tigers' Justyn-Henry Malloy: Homers again in win
    15h ago

    Malloy went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Monday's 8-2 win over the Guardians.

    Malloy opened the scoring with a two-run home run off Carlos Carrasco in the first inning. The rookie has now homered on back-to-back days and has seven long balls in 123 plate appearances this year. He also struck out three times Monday, bringing his season total to 42, but he has still managed an impressive .279/.380/.605 slash line in July.

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  • Trevor Larnach MIN DH
    Twins' Trevor Larnach: On bench against lefty
    21h ago

    Larnach is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Phillies.

    Larnach will head to the bench along with fellow left-handed batters Matt Wallner and Edouard Julien as the Phillies send southpaw Ranger Suarez to the hill for the series opener. Reserve catcher Jair Camargo will get a turn as the Twins' designated hitter while Larnach sits.

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  • Eloy Jimenez CHW DH
    White Sox's Eloy Jimenez: Out of lineup Monday
    21h ago

    Jimenez is absent from the lineup for Monday's game against the Rangers.

    Jimenez will head to the bench while the White Sox go with Gavin Sheets as their designated hitter. While he had started each of the previous four contests, Jimenez has now received seven days off since June 26. He's turned in a .605 OPS with zero home runs over that stretch.

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  • Shohei Ohtani LAD DH
    Dodgers' Shohei Ohtani: Reaches 30 homers
    22h ago

    Ohtani went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's win over the Red Sox.

    Ohtani was one of five Dodgers who went yard against Kutter Crawford. His fifth-inning blast traveled 473 feet, the second-longest home run ever recorded at Dodger Stadium, and he has seven homers of at least 450 feet this year. Ohtani leads the National League with 30 home runs and has reached that mark in four consecutive seasons. He's slashing .315/.401/.638 with 70 RBI, 78 runs, 23 steals and a 54:97 BB:K in 441 plate appearances.

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  • Joc Pederson ARI DH
    Diamondbacks' Joc Pederson: On bench against lefty
    22h ago

    Pederson is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Royals.

    The left-handed Pederson will hit the bench for the second day in a row while the Diamondbacks face off against another southpaw in Cole Ragans. Randal Grichuk will replace Pederson at designated hitter.

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