--INF/OF Erick Almonte was struck in the face by a thrown ball during batting practice Tuesday and suffered a concussion. Almonte became the first major league player to go on the newly formed seven-day disabled list for players with concussion symptoms.
--RF Corey Hart was recalled from his minor league rehab assignment in Class AAA Nashville. Originally, Hart wasn't going to be activated until Wednesday but INF/OF Erick Almonte suffered a concussion when struck by a thrown ball during batting practice and was placed on MLB's new seven-day DL for concussions. Hart was activated to fill that roster spot.
--3B Casey McGehee sprained his left thumb Monday night while making the final out in a 9-5 loss to the Reds. McGehee collided with 1B Joey Votto after Votto was pulled off the bag by a throw and had to readjust to get the last out of the game. McGehee was in his best offensive stretch of the season, extending his hitting streak to 11 games, tying his career high, but was out of the lineup Tuesday and his injury was termed day-to-day.
--RHP Takashi Saito will pitch Thursday for Class AAA Nashville on minor league rehab assignment. Saito has been on the DL for three weeks with a strained left hamstring and was deemed ready to pitch after a second simulated session Monday.
--OF Nyjer Morgan will begin a minor league rehab assignment Friday with Class AAA Nashville. Morgan has been on the 15-day DL with a right thigh bruise suffered on a collision at the plate earlier in the season.
--RHP Sergio Mitre pitched in relief Monday night against Cincinnati for the first time since being struck on the right triceps by a line drive a week earlier in Philadelphia. The rust showed as Mitre allowed two hits, a walk and two runs in an inning of work. "He's rusty. He had to pitch," said manager Ron Roenicke. "We're going to need this guy. He's a good pitcher, we needed him and he needed to throw."
--LHP Chris Narveson had by far his worst outing of the season Monday night, allowing eight hits and seven runs in 2 1/3 innings in a 9-5 loss to Cincinnati. As it turns out, Narveson went home sick the previous day but thought he was OK to make the start against the Reds. "You're not always going to be 100 percent," said Narveson. "I was trying to get the energy level up. It's not always easy. But I don't like to make that as an excuse. You've still got to go out and pitch."
--C Jonathan Lucroy missed the first 10 games of the season while recovering from a broken right pinkie finger in spring training but you'd never know it by the way he has swung the bat since returning to action. Lucroy extended his hitting streak to nine games Monday night, boosting his average to .371.
BY THE NUMBERS
23 -- Consecutive games reaching base for LF Ryan Braun to open the season, tying the club mark set by Robin Yount in 1983.
QUOTE TO NOTE
"I wasn't worried about performance. I was just trying to see the ball, and I saw the ball fine." -- RF Corey Hart, who went 2-for 15 during five games on minor league rehab assignment with Class AAA Nashville.
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