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Diamondbacks' Anthony Banda: Will appear in Futures Game
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Banda was selected to the U.S. roster for the 2016 Futures Game on July 10.

Banda is considered Arizona's seventh best prospect at the moment, and he found success at Double-A Mobile earlier this year, compiling a 2.12 ERA and 1.29 WHIP while striking out 84 batters in 76.1 innings. That earned him a promotion to Triple-A, but he struggled in his first start for Reno on Sunday, allowing seven hits and six earned runs over five innings.

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Jarrett Jack: Waived by the Nets on Thursday
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Jack (knee) was waived by the Nets on Thursday, Mike Mazzeo of reports.

By cutting the veteran point guard loose, the Nets will only have to pay $500,000 of the $6 million he was scheduled to make. The 32-year-old tore his right ACL in early January, ending his season after 32 games. Before the season-ending injury, he averaged 12.8 points, 7.4 assists, 4.3 rebounds, 1.1 steals, and 0.2 blocks in 32 minutes per game as the Nets' starting point guard. Jack could draw the attention of several teams looking to add a veteran presence off the bench but his questionable health status could deter teams from bringing him on until he is fully healed, which may not be until October.

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Blue Jays' Troy Tulowitzki: Getting maintenance day
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Tulowitzki is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against Cleveland, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

Following 10 consecutive starts after his return from the DL, Tulowitzki is getting a rest up as Darwin Barney makes the start at shortstop. While 2016 has, in general, not been kind to Tulowitzki as evidenced by his .215 average, he's been hitting the ball well since his return from his quad injury, slashing .263/.317/.632 with four homers and eight RBI since June 18.

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Eric Nystrom: Clears waivers, eligible for buyout
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Nystrom cleared buyout waivers Thursday, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports.

Nystrom had to be placed on unconditional waivers in order for the Predators to execute a contract buyout on the 33-year-old winger. General manager David Poile was unsuccessful in his attempt to trade the physical winger around the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, and with free agency looming, it makes sense for the big boss to simply cut his losses and move on. Buying out the 10-year veteran, who only produced seven points -- all goals -- last season saves Nashville $2 million in 2016-17.

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Mets' Curtis Granderson: Will remain out until weekend
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Granderson (calf) will be out for at least the next couple of days, Adam Rubin of ESPN reports.

Per the report, Granderson will not even be available as a pinch-hitter during his absence, as he nurses a slight calf strain. He was able to enter Wednesday's contest late in the game and singled in his only at bat, but the Mets will now exercise caution with the 35-year-old. A combination of Alejandro De Aza and Kelly Johnson figure to see an expanded role in Granderson's place.

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