Pinder (hamstring) ran the bases without setbacks Saturday and will repeat the drill for the next several games before starting a rehab assignment, Jane Lee of reports. "I was running 100 percent out there," Pinder said. "I feel like I'm ready. I know there's still steps to take just to make sure I'm full go, but I feel great."

The rookie has been on the disabled list since June 24, but the ramp-up in activity level certainly indicates significant progress. Pinder was slashing .234/.289/.490 with nine home runs and 25 RBI over 159 plate appearances before the injury, but he could potentially return to a starting opportunity at second base if veteran Jed Lowrie is moved before the trade deadline.

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