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  • Albert Almora CIN RF
    Reds' Albert Almora: Gets third straight start
    1m ago

    Almora will start in center field and bat fifth in Tuesday's game against the Phillies.

    With Nick Senzel (hamstring) sidelined again Tuesday, Almora will draw his third straight start in the outfield and his second in a row in center. Assuming Senzel's hamstring issue isn't anything that results in him landing on the injured list, Almora will likely move back into a fourth-outfielder role within the next few days.

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  • Kyle Schwarber PHI LF
    Phillies' Kyle Schwarber: Sitting again Tuesday
    3m ago

    Schwarber (calf) remains on the bench for Tuesday's game in Cincinnati.

    Schwarber suffered a calf strain Thursday and hasn't appeared in a game since. Matt Vierling is playing left field Tuesday and figures to see plenty of playing time until Schwarber is back in action.

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  • J.T. Realmuto PHI C
    Phillies' J.T. Realmuto: Rests Tuesday
    5m ago

    Realmuto is on the bench Tuesday in Cincinnati.

    It appears to be a regular day off for Realmuto, who has accumulated two doubles, two triples and three home runs along with nine RBI in 12 games so far this month. Garrett Stubbs is the backstop for Tuesday's contest.

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  • Robert Hassell WAS CF
    Nationals' Robert Hassell: Arrives at Double-A
    6m ago

    The Nationals promoted Hassell from High-A Wilmington to Double-A Harrisburg on Tuesday.

    Of the six players the Nationals acquired in the Aug. 2 blockbuster deal that sent Juan Soto and Josh Bell to the Padres, perhaps none exudes more long-term upside than Hassell. Between High-A stops in Wilmington and Fort Wayne this season, Hassell produced a .289/.371/.442 slash line with 10 home runs and 23 stolen bases over 391 plate appearances. In addition to hitting for average and providing some pop and speed from the left side of the plate, the 20-year-old is also expected to stick in center field over the long haul. He'll now get a stiffer test in the Eastern League to end his 2022 season, but even a more modest statistical showing shouldn't dramatically change his long-term outlook.

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  • Nick Senzel CIN CF
    Reds' Nick Senzel: Out again Tuesday
    9m ago

    Senzel (hamstring) isn't in the lineup Tuesday against the Phillies.

    Senzel should still be considered day-to-day as he recovers from the hamstring injury he suffered Sunday. For now, Albert Almora is filling in at center field.

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  • Jonathan India CIN 2B
    Reds' Jonathan India: Returns to lineup
    11m ago

    India (lower leg) is batting second and playing second base Tuesday against the Phillies.

    India returns to action, albeit in an uncharacteristic lineup spot, after being scratched from Monday's starting nine. The second baseman has just six hits with 12 strikeouts in 35 at-bats since the beginning of August.

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  • J.T. Realmuto PHI C
    Phillies' J.T. Realmuto: Rests Tuesday
    5m ago

    Realmuto is on the bench Tuesday in Cincinnati.

    It appears to be a regular day off for Realmuto, who has accumulated two doubles, two triples and three home runs along with nine RBI in 12 games so far this month. Garrett Stubbs is the backstop for Tuesday's contest.

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  • Aramis Garcia CIN C
    Reds' Aramis Garcia: Shifts to 60-day IL
    1h ago

    The Reds transferred Garcia (finger) to the 60-day injured list Thursday.

    Garcia hasn't seen action for the Reds since July 7, and the move to the 60-day IL ensures he won't be available until at least the second week of September. Though his placement on the IL was initially due to both elbow and finger injuries, it's his rehab for the fractured left middle digit that remains his main focus at this juncture. Garcia has yet to resume full baseball activities and may not be a safe bet to make it back from the IL when first eligible unless he makes meaningful progress in the next week.

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  • Chuckie Robinson CIN C
    Reds' Chuckie Robinson: Heads back to minors
    1h ago

    The Reds optioned Robinson to Triple-A Louisville on Friday.

    Robinson's first stint in the big leagues lasted without him making his MLB debut, as he went unused off the bench in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Cubs before being sent back to Triple-A a day later. The 27-year-old will likely be at risk of being moved off the 40-man roster if the Reds need to clear room for another player at any point.

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  • Chadwick Tromp ATL C
    Braves' Chadwick Tromp: Shelved with quad strain
    3h ago

    Atlanta placed Tromp on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a strained left quadricep.

    After getting called up from Triple-A Gwinnett on Aug. 7, Tromp went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI in his lone game for Atlanta on Saturday against the Marlins. He apparently picked up the injury in that game and will now miss at least the next week and a half, but he likely wouldn't have stuck around with the big club much longer even if he hadn't gotten hurt. Travis d'Arnaud (lower leg) returned from a short-term injury in Monday's win over the Mets, giving Atlanta two healthy catchers again.

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  • Travis d'Arnaud ATL C
    Braves' Travis d'Arnaud: Goes yard in return
    4h ago

    D'Arnaud went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run and a second run scored in Monday's 13-1 rout of the Mets.

    After missing the prior seven games due to a lower-leg issue, d'Arnaud got the start at catcher Monday and hit seventh, and his three-run blast off Mychal Givens in the sixth inning capped the scoring on the night for Atlanta. The veteran backstop hadn't gone deep since late June, snapping a 22-game homer drought with the performance, and on the season d'Arnaud is slashing .257/.310/.449 with 12 home runs and 43 RBI in 73 games. Expect the 33-year-old to split time with William Contreras the rest of the way as Atlanta tries to keep both catchers healthy for the playoffs.

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  • Joey Bart SF C
    Giants' Joey Bart: Three hits, two RBI in win
    4h ago

    Bart went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run in Monday's 6-1 win over the Diamondbacks.

    Bart has produced five hits in his first two games back in action after he recently missed five days with a right ankle sprain. The young backstop endured a tough start to the 2022 campaign, but he's been much improved since getting a call-up from Triple-A Sacramento on July 6. In his 28 games since rejoining the big club, Bart is slashing .314/.344/.523 with five home runs, 13 runs, 12 RBI and a stolen base in 28 games. Those numbers make Bart a usable option even in fantasy leagues that start only one catcher.

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  • David MacKinnon OAK 1B
    Athletics' David MacKinnon: Gets call to Oakland
    3h ago

    The Athletics recalled MacKinnon from Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday.

    He'll be joining the big club for the first time since the Athletics claimed him off waivers from the Angels on Aug. 5. While he's up in the majors, the righty-hitting MacKinnon is likely to serve as a short-side platoon option at either first base or designated hitter. Oakland cleared a spot on the active roster for MacKinnon by placing outfielder Ramon Laureano (oblique) on the 10-day injured list.

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  • Vladimir Guerrero TOR 1B
    Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero: Swats 24th homer
    5h ago

    Guerrero went 1-for-4 with a walk and a solo home run in Monday's 7-3 loss to the Orioles.

    The 23-year-old still hasn't quite recaptured his 2021 form, but Guerrero keeps teasing a breakout. He's hit safely in 11 of 12 games so far in August, slashing .288/.327/.538 with four doubles and three of his 24 homers on the year.

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  • Ryan Mountcastle BAL 1B
    Orioles' Ryan Mountcastle: Continues to torment Toronto
    5h ago

    Mountcastle went 1-for-3 with two walks, a two-run home run and a second run scored in Monday's 7-3 win over the Blue Jays.

    The 25-year-old continued his career dominance of Toronto as he took Yusei Kikuchi deep in the third inning. Since making his big-league debut in 2020, Mountcastle has an absurd .360/.420/.744 slash line over 32 games against the Jays with 14 homers and 28 RBI, and this season he's been even more dangerous against them, going 13-for-28 (.464) over seven games with four doubles and five of his 16 home runs on the year.

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  • Christian Walker ARI 1B
    Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Reaches four times in loss
    11h ago

    Walker went 1-for-1 with a solo home run and three walks Monday in a loss to the Giants.

    Arizona had trouble producing offense in the contest, but that was no fault of Walker's. The first baseman drew three free passes and hit a massive 461-foot solo shot during his one official at-bat. Walker has been fantastic through 14 games in August, slashing .360/.431/.760 with five homers, 16 RBI and a 6:6 BB:K. He's tied for sixth in the majors with 28 long balls on the campaign.

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  • Freddie Freeman LAD 1B
    Dodgers' Freddie Freeman: Knocks 16th homer
    12h ago

    Freeman went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and a double in Monday's 4-0 win over the Brewers.

    Freeman put the Dodgers on the board with his first-inning solo shot, and that was all his team would need to secure its MLB-leading 80th win. The veteran first baseman added a double in the seventh inning to push his season hit total to 142 -- tied with teammate Trea Turner for most in the majors. Freeman is slashing .313/.404/.458 with two homers, six doubles, 13 RBI, three stolen bases and a 13:10 BB:K over 23 games since the All-Star break.

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  • Jose Abreu CHW 1B
    White Sox's Jose Abreu: Third straight multi-hit game
    15h ago

    Abreu went 2-for-3 with one run scored in Monday's win over the Astros.

    The veteran first baseman recorded two hits Monday for the third game in a row, raising his average to .303 on the season. Abreu has slashed .329/.376/.481 since the beginning of July and is on pace for another great season. He leads the AL in hits with 130 and owns a 142 wRC+ on the season, good for 16th in the majors.

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  • Jonathan India CIN 2B
    Reds' Jonathan India: Returns to lineup
    11m ago

    India (lower leg) is batting second and playing second base Tuesday against the Phillies.

    India returns to action, albeit in an uncharacteristic lineup spot, after being scratched from Monday's starting nine. The second baseman has just six hits with 12 strikeouts in 35 at-bats since the beginning of August.

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  • Brandon Lowe TB 2B
    Rays' Brandon Lowe: Sits versus lefty
    16m ago

    Lowe is on the bench Tuesday versus the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Lowe retreats to the bench with lefty Nestor Cortes on the mound for New York. Yu Chang is playing second base Tuesday, and Lower will surely re-enter the lineup Wednesday.

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  • Tony Kemp OAK 2B
    Athletics' Tony Kemp: Swipes seventh base Monday
    2h ago

    Kemp went 1-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base in a loss to the Rangers on Monday.

    Kemp extended his on-base streak to nine straight starts with Monday's production. The veteran's steal was also a long time coming -- he'd last pulled off a successful pilfer July 1 -- and he's now just two swipes away from tying the career-high nine he recorded in 2018.

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  • Vaughn Grissom ATL 2B
    Braves' Vaughn Grissom: On base three times Monday
    4h ago

    Grissom went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double and two runs scored in Monday's 13-1 rout of the Mets.

    The rookie hit eighth in the lineup but still carved out his share of the offensive eruption by Atlanta. Grissom, like Michael Harris before him, has provided a jolt of energy to the NL East squad since his promotion, going 9-for-21 (.429) through his first six big-league games with two doubles, two homers, four RBI, eight runs, a steal and a 3:5 BB:K -- not bad for a 21-year-old who had only 22 games of experience above High-A prior to making his MLB debut.

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  • Jeff McNeil NYM 2B
    Mets' Jeff McNeil: Four hits in losing effort
    5h ago

    McNeil went 4-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored in Monday's 13-1 loss to Atlanta.

    He was the only Mets hitter to have much success against Spencer Strider and the Atlanta bullpen, and McNeil accounted for over half of New York's seven hits on the night. The 30-year-old is locked in at the plate right now, producing eight multi-hit efforts over his last 16 games and slashing a dazzling .458/.484/.780 over that stretch with 10 doubles, three homers, 10 RBI and 11 runs.

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  • Ketel Marte ARI 2B
    Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte: Injury may not be serious
    5h ago

    Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said Marte's hamstring does not warrant a trip to the injured list, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

    Marte was removed from Sunday's game in Colorado during the ninth inning when he felt tightness in his left hamstring. Lovullo said there are no plans for Marte to undergo imaging, a sign that the team feels the injury is not serious. The Diamondbacks noted this was the third time Marte injured his hamstring while playing in Denver, and Lovullo said the second baseman will likely get one day off every time the team travels to Colorado. The Diamondbacks will be in Denver for a third and final time from Sept. 9 through 11.

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  • Josh Rojas ARI 3B
    Diamondbacks' Josh Rojas: Running wild
    5h ago

    Rojas went 1-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base in Monday's 6-1 loss to the Giants.

    Rojas stole a base for the third consecutive game and is up to 16, a career high in the majors, and he has not been caught. He hasn't been as prolific a base stealer as when he was a minor leaguer; Rojas stole 38 bags in 2018 and 32 in 2019 before becoming a regular for Arizona.

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  • Zach McKinstry CHC 3B
    Cubs' Zach McKinstry: Swipes first bag with Chicago
    5h ago

    McKinstry went 0-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base in Monday's 5-4 loss to the Nationals.

    Acquired from the Dodgers at the trade deadline, McKinstry has started five of the last six games for the Cubs, going 6-for-20 (.300) with two doubles, two runs scored and Monday's steal -- his first of the season. He's been deployed exclusively against right-handed pitching so far by Chicago, bouncing between second base and third base as his new club determines whether the 27-year-old has a place in its future plans.

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  • Evan Longoria SF 3B
    Giants' Evan Longoria: Belts homer in win
    11h ago

    Longoria went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, an additional run scored and a walk in a 6-1 win against the Diamondbacks on Monday.

    Longoria has been eased into action since returning from the injured list Aug. 8 -- Monday's start was only his third in seven games over that stretch. His insertion into the lineup paid dividends, as he slugged a two-run shot off ex-teammate Madison Bumgarner in the fourth inning. Longoria now has 10 homers in 2022, a mark he's reached in every one of his big-league campaigns aside from the shortened 2020 season.

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  • Yoan Moncada CHW 3B
    White Sox's Yoan Moncada: Delivers clutch hit
    13h ago

    Moncada went 1-for-4 with two RBI on Monday against the Astros.

    Moncada made his only hit of the day count, as he delivered the game-winning runs on a single in the eighth inning. Despite the positive performance Monday, Moncada is hitting only .196 across 54 at-bats in August. That's continued a disappointing campaign, as Moncada has maintained just a .199/.266/.314 line in 286 plate appearances.

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  • Yandy Diaz TB 3B
    Rays' Yandy Diaz: Drives in pair
    14h ago

    Diaz went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI on Monday against the Yankees.

    Diaz delivered a two-RBI single in the ninth inning to put the Rays up 4-0. He's struggled in post All-Star break action, as Monday's effort marked only his third multi-hit effort in 19 starts -- leading to a .189 average. However, Diaz has still managed to deliver timely hits in that span, as he also has 10 runs scored and 12 RBI. Overall, Diaz has a .272/.385/.385 line across 423 plate appearances on the campaign.

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  • Jon Berti MIA 3B
    Marlins' Jon Berti: Doubles, swipes bag
    16h ago

    Berti went 2-for-4 with a double and a stolen base in Monday's 3-0 win over San Diego.

    Berti singled and stole second base in the third inning before knocking a double in the seventh. Monday was his fourth appearance since returning from the injured list and he picked up his first steal since July 14. He's now 29 for 33 in stolen base attempts with a .268/.356/.373 slash line through 239 plate appearances.

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  • Yasel Antuna WAS SS
    Nationals' Yasel Antuna: Shifts to Double-A
    16m ago

    The Nationals promoted Antuna from High-A Wilmington to Double-A Harrisburg on Tuesday.

    Antuna is one of two well-regarded Nationals prospects who will be making the jump to Double-A, as outfielder Robert Hassell -- one of the pieces Washington acquired in the Aug. 2 deal that sent Juan Soto and Josh Bell to San Diego -- was also promoted from Wilmington. Over his 415 plate appearances at High-A, the 22-year-old Antuna slashed .235/.372/.370 with 10 home runs and 26 stolen bases.

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  • J.P. Crawford SEA SS
    Mariners' J.P. Crawford: Plates pair in win
    2h ago

    Crawford went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI singles and a walk in a win over the Angels on Monday.

    The veteran shortstop snapped a 1-1 tie with his third-inning knock, which drove home Jesse Winker, and he added another timely single in the ninth inning to cap off Seattle's wild six-run rally. Crawford now has three straight two-hit efforts and boasts an impressive .282 average and .370 on-base percentage over the 46 plate appearances covering his last 11 games.

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  • Masyn Winn STL SS
    Cardinals' Masyn Winn: Showing pop, speed in Double-A
    3h ago

    Winn is hitting .268/.345/.453 with 10 homers and 18 steals through 61 games with Double-A Springfield.

    He's had significant hot and cold stretches, and Winn is actually now in the midst of a cooler one, having gone just 2-for-15 over his last four games -- which comes on the heels of an 11-game stretch in which he hit .346 with a 1.077 OPS. But as they say, speed never slumps, and Winn has remained active on the basepaths even when his bat hasn't been as effective. He's up to 33 steals now across two levels of the minors this year, which combines well with his solid plate discipline, growing power and cannon arm at shortstop to make Winn an exciting prospect for a Cardinals team that's looking for a long-term answer at his position.

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  • Wenceel Perez DET SS
    Tigers' Wenceel Perez: Hits Double-A injured list
    4h ago

    Double-A Erie placed Perez on its 7-day injured list Tuesday due to an unspecified issue.

    After a rough 2021 campaign, the 22-year-old switch-hitting Perez had re-established himself as one of the Tigers' better prospects by finding success at both High-A West Michigan and at the Double-A level. Since joining Erie in mid-June, Perez has produced a .307/.374/.533 slash line with 20 extra-base hits and a tidy 13.5 percent strikeout rate across 171 plate appearances.

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  • Rece Hinds CIN SS
    Reds' Rece Hinds: Starts up rehab assignment
    4h ago

    Hinds (hand) began a rehab assignment in the rookie-level Arizona Complex League on Monday and went 1-for-2 with a stolen base while starting in right field.

    Since Hinds currently resides on High-A Dayton's 60-day injured list with a left hamate fracture and hasn't played for the affiliate since June 21, he's not expected to rejoin the club until next week. In the meantime, he'll continue to get his timing back at the plate in Arizona following the extended absence.

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  • Dansby Swanson ATL SS
    Braves' Dansby Swanson: Swipes 15th bag
    4h ago

    Swanson went 3-for-4 with a walk, a double, a run scored, three RBI and a stolen base in Monday's 13-1 rout of the Mets.

    Every Atlanta starter got at least one hit on the night, but Swanson tied Ronald Acuna for the team lead in both hits and RBI. The shortstop has six multi-hit performances through 14 games in August, batting .279 (17-for-61) with six runs and 10 RBI, but his counting stat production has been lagging a bit -- he has only one homer and one steal on the month so far, compared to 16 home runs and 15 stolen bases on the season.

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  • Albert Almora CIN RF
    Reds' Albert Almora: Gets third straight start
    1m ago

    Almora will start in center field and bat fifth in Tuesday's game against the Phillies.

    With Nick Senzel (hamstring) sidelined again Tuesday, Almora will draw his third straight start in the outfield and his second in a row in center. Assuming Senzel's hamstring issue isn't anything that results in him landing on the injured list, Almora will likely move back into a fourth-outfielder role within the next few days.

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  • Kyle Schwarber PHI LF
    Phillies' Kyle Schwarber: Sitting again Tuesday
    3m ago

    Schwarber (calf) remains on the bench for Tuesday's game in Cincinnati.

    Schwarber suffered a calf strain Thursday and hasn't appeared in a game since. Matt Vierling is playing left field Tuesday and figures to see plenty of playing time until Schwarber is back in action.

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  • Robert Hassell WAS CF
    Nationals' Robert Hassell: Arrives at Double-A
    6m ago

    The Nationals promoted Hassell from High-A Wilmington to Double-A Harrisburg on Tuesday.

    Of the six players the Nationals acquired in the Aug. 2 blockbuster deal that sent Juan Soto and Josh Bell to the Padres, perhaps none exudes more long-term upside than Hassell. Between High-A stops in Wilmington and Fort Wayne this season, Hassell produced a .289/.371/.442 slash line with 10 home runs and 23 stolen bases over 391 plate appearances. In addition to hitting for average and providing some pop and speed from the left side of the plate, the 20-year-old is also expected to stick in center field over the long haul. He'll now get a stiffer test in the Eastern League to end his 2022 season, but even a more modest statistical showing shouldn't dramatically change his long-term outlook.

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  • Nick Senzel CIN CF
    Reds' Nick Senzel: Out again Tuesday
    9m ago

    Senzel (hamstring) isn't in the lineup Tuesday against the Phillies.

    Senzel should still be considered day-to-day as he recovers from the hamstring injury he suffered Sunday. For now, Albert Almora is filling in at center field.

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  • David Peralta TB LF
    Rays' David Peralta: Sidelined against lefty
    14m ago

    Peralta isn't in the lineup Tuesday in New York, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    With a lefty on the hill for the Yankees, Peralta sits and Roman Quinn enters to play left field. Since joining the Rays, the outfielder has hit .279 with four RBI and 10 strikeouts in 43 at-bats.

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  • TJ Friedl CIN CF
    Reds' TJ Friedl: Joins big-league club
    20m ago

    The Reds recalled Friedl from Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday. He'll start in left field and bat seventh in Tuesday's game against the Phillies.

    Before being optioned to the minors June 19, Friedl hit .200 with six extra-base hits in 29 games for the Reds. The outfielder will likely return to Louisville once Donovan Solano (personal) returns from his brief stint on the paternity list.

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  • Irv Carter TOR SP
    Blue Jays' Irv Carter: Ticketed for Single-A
    19m ago

    The Blue Jays promoted Carter from the rookie-level Florida Complex League to Single-A Dunedin on Tuesday, Mitch Bannon of SI.com reports.

    A 2021 fifth-round pick, Carter's professional debut was delayed a year while the Blue Jays deliberately managed his workload coming off his senior season of high school. The 19-year-old right-hander was roughed up for 20 runs (18 earned) over 17.2 innings in his first five FCL starts, but he earned the promotion to Single-A after turning a corner around the minor-league All-Star break. Over his final four outings in rookie ball, Carter pitched to a 2.25 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 18:4 K:BB across 16 frames.

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  • Roansy Contreras PIT SP
    Pirates' Roansy Contreras: Likely to rejoin big club
    1h ago

    The Pirates are expected to call up Contreras from Triple-A Indianapolis within the next few days, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Pittsburgh hasn't confirmed any of its starters for this week beyond its series opener with the Red Sox, when Mitch Keller is scheduled to take the hill, so Contreras seems likely to slot into the rotation for either of the other two contests against Boston or at some point during the three-game weekend set against the Reds. Over his previous 12 outings in the big leagues this season spanning 50 innings, Contreras submitted a respectable 3.78 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 50:22 K:BB. Though he's clearly one of the organization's more talented starters, the 22-year-old Contreras is still likely to have some limitations with his pitch and innings counts down the stretch as the Pirates remain cognizant of not overworking him.

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  • Nick Neidert MIA SP
    Marlins' Nick Neidert: Sidelined at Triple-A
    1h ago

    Triple-A Jacksonville placed Neidert on its 7-day injured list Aug. 9.

    Neidert was demoted to Triple-A earlier this month after he struck out three and allowed two runs over five innings in a spot start with the Marlins on July 30. The right-hander might have been a candidate to rejoin the big club if the Marlins' rotation depth was further tested in the weeks to come, but his injury will take that possibility off the table for the time being.

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  • Jack Flaherty STL SP
    Cardinals' Jack Flaherty: Second rehab outing coming Tuesday
    2h ago

    Flaherty (shoulder) is scheduled to make the second appearance of his minor-league rehab assignment Tuesday with Double-A Springfield.

    Flaherty will be looking for better results Tuesday after he was roughed up for four runs (three earned) on four hits over one inning in his initial rehab start last Thursday with Triple-A Memphis. On a more positive note, Flaherty struck out two and issued no walks while tossing 35 pitches, so he could bring up his pitch count to around 50 on Tuesday. Flaherty will likely require at least one more rehab start beyond Tuesday's outing before potentially making his return from the 60-day injured list.

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  • Matthew Boyd SEA SP
    Mariners' Matthew Boyd: Begins rehab assignment
    2h ago

    Boyd (elbow) struck out two over a perfect inning Monday in his first rehab appearance at Triple-A Tacoma.

    Acquired from the Giants on Aug. 2, Boyd currently occupies a spot on the Mariners' 60-day injured list but looks on track for activation at some point within the next few weeks. Due to his prolonged recovery from the flexor tendon surgery he underwent last September, Boyd doesn't look like he'll have enough time to get stretched out for a starting role, so he's expected to slot into the Seattle bullpen once he's eventually reinstated from the IL. Though he likely won't factor into the closing situation, Boyd could prove to be a valuable multi-inning arm out of the bullpen.

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  • Caleb Kilian CHC SP
    Cubs' Caleb Kilian: Mixed results back in Triple-A
    2h ago

    Kilian has put up a 4.72 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 48:19 K:BB across 34.1 innings (eight starts) since returning to Triple-A.

    That's not exactly the stat line you want to see from your most advanced pitching prospect after his first taste of the majors, but Kilian has never been a super-high-upside arm. The 25-year-old's season-long WHIP in Triple-A is a poor 1.40, and while Kilian has shown notable strikeout ability, he hasn't pitched deep into games very often and is walking far too many batters. The Cubs are still treating him as a potential starter in the long run, but there's relief risk here.

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  • Steven Brault CHC RP
    Cubs' Steven Brault: Begins rehab assignment
    28m ago

    Brault (illness) began a rehab assignment Friday at Triple-A Iowa and struck out two over 2.1 no-hit scoreless innings between his first two appearances for the affiliate.

    The lone baserunner Brault allowed during the two appearances came Friday, when he hit a batter with a pitch. Per MLB.com, Cubs manager David Ross said Monday that Brault should be ready to come off the COVID-19-related injured list within the next few days.

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  • Andres Munoz SEA RP
    Mariners' Andres Munoz: Secures second win
    1h ago

    Munoz (2-4) recorded the win over the Angels on Monday, firing a scoreless eighth inning during which he allowed two hits and recorded a strikeout.

    The flamethrowing right-hander pounded 11 of 13 pitches in for strikes and worked around the two singles he gave up to Shohei Ohtani and Jared Walsh by striking out Steven Duggar to end the inning. Munoz was then rewarded with his second victory courtesy of the Mariners' wild rally in the top of the ninth inning, and he now boasts an 0.67 ERA, 0.63 WHIP and jaw-dropping 15.7 K/9 in the 27 frames covering his last 24 appearances.

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  • Tommy Hunter NYM RP
    Mets' Tommy Hunter: Initiates rehab assignment
    2h ago

    Hunter (back) struck out two and worked around one hit in a scoreless inning in his first rehab appearance Saturday with Double-A Binghamton.

    Hunter was placed on the 15-day injured list Aug. 6 with lower-back tightness, and the fact that he was cleared to begin a rehab assignment exactly one week later suggests he's on track for a minimum-length stay on the shelf. The right-hander had provided a 2.51 ERA and 1.26 WHIP in 14.1 innings out of the Mets bullpen before landing on the IL.

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  • Bryan Baker BAL RP
    Orioles' Bryan Baker: Snags win Monday
    2h ago

    Baker (4-3) earned the win Monday, striking out two over 1.1 scoreless innings.

    Starter Kyle Bradish fell an out short of qualifying for the win, allowing Baker to pick up his first decision since July 4. Since the start of July, he's posted a solid 2.81 ERA with a 1.31 WHIP and 24:8 K:BB across 16 innings. He's kept opponents off the board in 15 of 18 appearances in that span. For the season, Baker owns a 4.10 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 53:20 K:BB with five holds and two blown saves in 48.1 innings. With Felix Bautista holding the closer role and Dillon Tate and Cionel Perez operating as setup men, Baker's middle-relief role hasn't changed much since Jorge Lopez was sent to the Twins at the trade deadline.

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  • Danny Young ATL RP
    Braves' Danny Young: Exits 40-man roster
    3h ago

    Atlanta designated Young for assignment Tuesday.

    The club had already optioned Young to Triple-A Gwinnett following their 13-1 win over the Mets on Monday, when the lefty came on in relief to toss 2.2 scoreless innings. Young will now lose his spot on the 40-man roster entirely, as Atlanta needed to clear a spot for utility infielder Ryan Goins, whose contract was purchased from Gwinnett.

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  • Freddy Tarnok ATL RP
    Braves' Freddy Tarnok: Gets call-up to majors
    3h ago

    Atlanta recalled Tarnok from Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday.

    Tarnok becomes the third pitching prospect to join Atlanta within the past few days, after Kyle Muller and Bryce Elder were previously called up and then optioned back to Gwinnett following spot starts against the Marlins over the weekend. Atlanta hasn't immediately announced its plans for Tarnok, but if he isn't needed out of the bullpen Tuesday or Wednesday, he could be called upon to make a spot start Thursday against the Mets or Friday against the Astros if neither Max Fried (concussion) or Kyle Wright (arm) is ready to make his next turn through the rotation. Between stops at Gwinnett and Double-A Mississippi this season, the 23-year-old Tarnok has produced a 3.63 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 101 strikeouts over 89.1 innings.

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  • Donovan Solano CIN DH
    Reds' Donovan Solano: On paternity leave
    22m ago

    The Reds placed Solano on the paternity list Tuesday.

    With the Reds having a day off Thursday, it's safe to assume Solano will be out until this weekend's series in Pittsburgh. The 34-year-old has slashed an impressive .310/.374/.434 with 16 RBI in 163 plate appearances this season.

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  • Harold Ramirez TB DH
    Rays' Harold Ramirez: Reinstated from injured list
    2h ago

    Ramirez (thumb) was activated from the injured list Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Timesreports.

    Ramirez made it through a rehab game Sunday without issue, and that was all the Rays needed to see before adding him back to the roster. Ramirez is hitting .329 and owns an .825 OPS on the season, so it seems likely he will resume his role as the Rays' regular designated hitter.

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  • Nelson Cruz WAS DH
    Nationals' Nelson Cruz: Ends power drought
    5h ago

    Cruz went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and three RBI in Monday's 5-4 victory over the Cubs.

    The 42-year-old slugger got to play hero one more time, launching a solo shot in the eighth inning off Brandon Hughes for the game-winning hit. Cruz snapped a 35-game homer drought with the performance, but he has looked better at the plate since missing a few games earlier this month due to a stuff neck, going 9-for-25 (.360) over his last eight contests -- although Monday's knocks have been his only extra-base hits during that stretch.

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  • Shohei Ohtani LAA DH
    Angels' Shohei Ohtani: Settles for no-decision Monday
    12h ago

    Ohtani tossed six innings against Seattle on Monday, allowing two runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out eight batters in a no-decision. He also went 1-for-4 at the plate.

    Ohtani gave up a first-inning solo homer to Jesse Winker but was tagged for only one more run and one additional extra-base hit the rest of the way. The two-way star finished with his eighth quality start over his past 11 outings but was matched by opposing starter Luis Castillo and had to settle for a no-decision. Ohtani isn't projected to quite reach his explosive offensive numbers from last season, but he's already picked up one more win on the mound (10) and has a lower ERA (2.69) and WHIP (1.06) along with a higher K/9 (12.7) through 20 starts.

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  • Vinnie Pasquantino KC DH
    Royals' Vinnie Pasquantino: Stays hot with homer
    16h ago

    Pasquantino went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Monday's 4-2 loss against the Twins.

    For the second game in a row, the rookie slugged a home run to bring his total on the season to eight. Pasquantino has been on a tear since the beginning of August, slashing .356/.388/.711 with a 10.2 percent strikeout rate after slashing .219/.322/,324 with a 15.7 percent strikeout rate up to this point. The recent surge is likely a product of him getting accustomed to the big leagues, and he should continue to contribute to fantasy lineups the rest of the way.

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  • Kerry Carpenter DET DH
    Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Hits first MLB home run
    16h ago

    Carpenter went 3-for-4 with a double, a solo home run and three runs scored in Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader against the Guardians.

    The sixth inning home run was the first of Carpenter's MLB career. The 24-year-old was outstanding in the minors this season, posting a 1.005 OPS across 63 games with Double-A Erie, then a 1.064 OPS across 34 games with Triple-A Toledo. The strong performance increased Carpenter's prospect profile, and he could see more regular playing time moving forward for the 44-74 Tigers after getting called up last week.

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