Here's all that's worth knowing for Tuesday, July 2 (click here for today's scores) …
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- Giants: CF Angel Pagan, who's presently on the DL, suffered a setback with his lower back injury and will see a specialist on Wednesday. Pagan had been hoping to come off the DL on Tuesday, but now his timetable is uncertain. The Giants could use him back, as the skilled fly-catcher is batting .307/.356/.411 (121 OPS+) on the season. (Andrew Baggarly via Twitter)
- Phillies: LHP Cliff Lee (elbow) threw a three-inning simulated game on Wednesday and could be ready to begin a minor-league rehab assignment on Sunday. (Todd Zolecki, MLB.com) ... C Carlos Ruiz (concussion) will not come off the 7-day DL when first eligible on Friday. The team says his concussion is somewhat more serious than initially believed. (Matt Gelb, Philadelphia Inquirer).
- Twins: 1B Joe Mauer exited Tuesday night's game with a strained oblique. He's been dealing with the injury for a little while now, but what happened Tuesday worsened it. (Rhett Bollinger via Twitter)
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- Red Sox: Released LHP Chris Capuano.