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Nick Castellanos slugs seventh home run Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:37 pm ET) Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos went 2 for 4 with a home run and a career-high four RBI in his team's 7-2 win over the White Sox Wednesday.

Castellanos put an exclamation point on a six-run first inning by swatting a three-run home run. He added a fourth RBI on a single in the seventh inning. Castellanos has hit .267/.312/.409 with seven home runs and 41 RBI in 330 at-bats.


Adam Dunn slugs 17th home run Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:35 pm ET) White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 7-2 loss to the Tigers Wednesday.

Dunn has homered in back-to-back games against the Tigers, and he's swatted five home runs in July to match his season high for monthly home-run production. He has hit .230/.362/.450 with 17 home runs and 44 RBI in 300 at-bats.


Max Scherzer limits White Sox to one run in win Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:30 pm ET) Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer earned a win Wednesday, giving up just one earned run on five hits and one walk in seven innings and striking out six in his team's 7-2 victory over the White Sox.

Scherzer (13-3) has given up three runs or fewer in seven straight starts, going 5-0 during that stretch. His only damage Wednesday came on a seventh-inning sacrifice fly with his team up six runs. Scherzer owns a 3.27 ERA and 167:41 K:BB ratio in 146 innings. He's slated to face the Yankees Monday.


Hector Noesi surrenders six runs in ugly first inning vs. Tigers
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:29 pm ET) White Sox pitcher Hector Noesi took a loss Wednesday, giving up six earned runs on 10 hits and three walks in six innings and striking out three in his team's 7-2 defeat against the Tigers.

Noesi (5-8) gave up all six runs during an ugly first inning that saw eight consecutive batters reach base safely. He owns a 5.21 ERA and 78:41 K:BB ratio in 107 innings. Noesi is scheduled to take on the Rangers Monday.


Dan Uggla still with Giants, move could come soon
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:28 pm ET) Updating a previous report, the Giants have yet to make a move regarding second baseman Dan Uggla, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

There's a strong possibility Uggla won't be with the team when they take the field Friday in New York, but a move has not officially been made yet. He is 0 for 11 with six strikeouts in four games with the Giants.


Tyler Colvin optioned to Triple-A
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:25 pm ET) Updating a previous report, Giants outfielder Tyler Colvin has been optioned to Triple-A Fresno, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Colvin was reported to be released after Wednesday's game, but he'll instead join the team's Triple-A affiliate. He has hit .225/.270/.384 with two home runs and 18 RBI in 138 at-bats.


Report: Marlins, White Sox discuss John Danks trade
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:14 pm ET) The Marlins and White Sox have discussed a potential trade involving pitcher John Danks, FOX Sports 1 reports.

Danks would be a nice lower-cost addition for a playoff hopeful that doesn't want to break the bank for an ace. He owns a 4.40 ERA and 92:46 K:BB ratio in 131 innings.


Shane Victorino removed for precautionary reasons Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:12 pm ET) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino was removed from Wednesday's game for precautionary reasons, the Providence Journal reports.

Manager John Farrell saw "a change in his gait" in the outfield, leading to Victorino coming out midway through the game. He was 0 for 2 before exiting and has now hit .268/.303/.382 with two home runs and 12 RBI in 123 at-bats.


T.J. McFarland to return to team Thursday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:06 pm ET) Orioles pitcher T.J. McFarland will be activated from the bereavement list Thursday, masnsports.com reports.

McFarland was placed on the bereavement list Monday. He owns a 3.07 ERA and 23:11 K:BB ratio in 41 innings.


Michael Wacha to undergo MRI Monday, could throw soon
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:04 pm ET) Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha will undergo an MRI on his injured shoulder Monday, and if the tests go how the team expects, he'll begin a throwing program soon after, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Wacha is eyeing a return to the team in September, and while he could come back as a reliever, general manager John Mozeliak "has a feeling" he'll return as a starter. His role for the remainder of the season will be determined by whatever the team believes is best for his long-term health.


 
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Which of these third basemen would you want on your teams for the second half?

Nolan Arenado, Rockies
17%
Manny Machado, Orioles
25%
Todd Frazier, Reds
33%
Martin Prado, Diamondbacks
4%
Kyle Seager, Mariners
17%
Pedro Alvarez, Pirates
4%

Total Votes: 3,689


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