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Carlos Gonzalez out of lineup Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6:12 pm ET) Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez is not in Wednesday's starting lineup.

Gonzalez is continuing to battle soreness in his left knee and right ankle, the Denver Post reports. He was scratched Saturday with the ankle issue and didn't start Sunday either, though he did come into the game late. Gonzalez has hit .243/.294/.432 with 10 home runs and 36 RBI in 243 at-bats.


Alex Presley hits off tee Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6:07 pm ET) Astros outfielder Alex Presley hit off a tee Wednesday morning and is encouraged by his progress, MLB.com reports.

"I'm happy to be moving forward," he said. "You don't want to go in there and try to go full speed and then not come back if you try to do it too early."

Presley has been working at 60-70 percent speed while swinging the bat. He has been sidelined by a strained oblique since July 7.


Brandon Belt increases activities Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6:02 pm ET) Giants first baseman Brandon Belt increased his baseball-related activities Wednesday, MLB.com reports.

Belt, who is recovering from a concussion, has been sidelined since July 19, but he could make his way back into the lineup at some point in the team's weekend series. The team has yet to decide whether he'll need a rehab assignment before returning.


Emilio Bonifacio out of lineup Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5:58 pm ET) Cubs outfielder Emilio Bonifacio is not in Wednesday's starting lineup and is a possible trade candidate over the next 24 hours.

Bonifacio has been told to be prepared for a trade, though the team hasn't agreed to a specific deal yet, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. He has hit .279/.318/.373 with two home runs, 18 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 276 at-bats and offers positional versatility in the infield and outfield.


Eugenio Suarez a no-go for Wednesday game
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5:55 pm ET) A stiff back that forced Tigers shortstop Eugenio Suarez out of the game Tuesday has also kept him out of the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox.

Suarez, who has just five hits in his last 25 at-bats, owns a decent stat line of .260/.347/.394.


Chris Rusin joins Cubs Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5:54 pm ET) The Cubs recalled pitcher Chris Rusin from Triple-A Iowa Wednesday.

The team endured a 16-inning game Tuesday, so bringing up a bullpen reinforcement makes sense. They have yet to announce a corresponding move, but they may be able to clear a space if they trade Emilio Bonifacio before gametime Wednesday. Rusin has given up six runs in 8 2/3 innings over two games with the Cubs.


Rockies call up Rob Scahill, option Cristhian Adames
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5:52 pm ET) The Rockies called up pitcher Rob Scahill and optioned infielder Cristhian Adames Wednesday.

The team went through a 16-inning game Tuesday night, so extra help in the bullpen was needed for Wednesday's game. Adames went 0 for 3 in his debut Tuesday before being sent back down. Scahill has given up four earned runs in 5 1/3 innings over three appearances with the Rockies.


Ubaldo Jimenez on ankle after rehab start: 'It feels good'
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5:49 pm ET) Embattled and injured Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez expressed satisfaction about his rehab start Tuesday for Class A Aberdeen despite allowing one run on five hits and three walks in 4 2/3 innings. Jimenez has been out since July 5 with a sprained ankle.

"Felt good," he told MASNsports.com. "I was able to get on the mound without thinking about my ankle. I was able to cover first base and third base, so I was able to do everything I was supposed to do. Got my pitch count all the way to 70-something pitches. The main thing was to see how the ankle would respond.

"It feels good. No complaints. Don't feel anything. Every time you hurt a part of your body it's not going to be like it was before right away. But I feel good to pitch."

Jimenez was a mess with the Orioles before going down. He managed just three quality starts in his last 10 outings for Baltimore as his record lowered to 3-8 and ERA rose to 4.52.


Josh Rutledge out of lineup Wednesday, available in emergency
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5:47 pm ET) Rockies shortstop Josh Rutledge is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Cubs, but he is available in an emergency situation, MLB.com reports.

Rutledge missed Monday and Tuesday due to an illness, and it seems like he's getting better, as the team optioned a reserve infielder Wednesday. He has hit .307/.358/.486 with three home runs and 19 RBI in 140 at-bats.


Drew Stubbs returns to lineup Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5:44 pm ET) Rockies outfielder Drew Stubbs is back in the lineup Wednesday and batting fifth in his team's game against the Cubs.

Stubbs hadn't played since Saturday due to an ankle injury, but he came into the team's marathon game Tuesday and went 0 for 1 with a walk. He has hit .300/.340/.514 with 11 home runs, 29 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 243 at-bats.


 
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