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Jose Berrios dealing with shoulder tightness
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9:39 pm ET) Twins pitching prospect Jose Berrios was removed from Tuesday's start after just 48 pitches due to shoulder tightness, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Berrios had a 3.50 ERA and 13:4 K:BB ratio in three starts with Double-A New Britian entering Tuesday's game. He had previously dominated with high Class A Fort Meyers, posting a 1.96 ERA and 109:23 K:BB ratio in 96 1/3 innings over 16 starts.


Christian Bergman tosses three innings in rehab outing
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9:09 pm ET) Rockies pitcher Christian Bergman gave up two earned runs on three hits and three walks in three innings while striking out two in his rehab debut with Double-A Tulsa Tuesday.

Bergman was scheduled to throw 70 pitches Tuesday and wound up tossing 63 in three innings before being removed. He is recovering from a hand injury and can't return from the disabled list before August 20.


Report: Diamondbacks shopping Gerardo Parra in trade talks
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9:06 pm ET) The Diamondbacks are shopping outfielder Gerardo Parra in trade discussions, ESPN.com reports.

The Diamondbacks are facing a rebuild in the midst of a disappointing season, and they should be willing to discuss most of their veterans in trade talks. Whether another team will meet the asking price on Parra or others is another matter. Parra has hit .256/.301/.358 with six home runs, 30 RBI and five stolen bases in 399 at-bats.


Rangers considering resigning Neal Cotts
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9:04 pm ET) The Rangers are considering keeping pitcher Neal Cotts through the trade deadline and resigning him to return next season, MLB.com reports.

"That wouldn't be bad," Cotts said. "Not at all, with the people we have coming back. We have had quite a few injuries and we have underplayed somewhat, but I think it will be a different situation next year. We're going to have a good ballclub."

Cotts has posted a 3.20 ERA and 50:18 K:BB ratio in 45 innings.


Logan Ondrusek resumes throwing program Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9:01 pm ET) Reds pitcher Logan Ondrusek resumed a throwing program Tuesday, playing catch on the outfield grass, MLB.com reports. He has been out since July 13 with a strained shoulder.

"He still had just a bit of soreness [Monday], so that's a good sign," manager Bryan Price said. "There will be a throwing protocol. He's going to have to take some steps as far as effort level, long toss and bullpen to be able to sign off on reactivation. If we activate him and he's sore in his first outing, we have to put him back on for 15 days."

Ondrusek owns a 4.31 ERA and 29:13 K:BB ratio in 31 1/3 innings.


Kyuji Fujikawa nearing end of rehab stint
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8:58 pm ET) Cubs pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa will make at least one more rehab appearance with Triple-A Iowa as he nears the end of his rehab assignment, MLB.com reports.

"He's getting there, and the end of his rehab stint is coming," general manager Jed Hoyer said Tuesday. "I think he can see the light at the end of the tunnel."

Fujikawa has been sidelined for more than a year after undergoing Tommy John surgery in June 2013.


Ubaldo Jimenez tosses scoreless rehab outing
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8:46 pm ET) Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez didn't allow an earned run in 4 2/3 innings during his rehab debut with low Class A Aberdeen Tuesday.

Jimenez surrendered five hits and three walks while striking out three and throwing a wild pitch, but the only run he surrendered was unearned. He figures to move up to Triple-A for his next rehab start. Jimenez has been sidelined since July 5 with an ankle injury.


Report: Joe Saunders opts out of deal
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8:43 pm ET) Royals pitcher Joe Saunders has opted out of his deal with the team to become a free agent, MLBDailyDish.com reports.

Saunders made four starts with Triple-A Omaha after signing with the Royals, posting a 6.75 ERA and 6:5 K:BB ratio in 18 2/3 innings. He has also spent time with the Rangers this season, going 0-5 with a 6.13 ERA in eight starts at the major-league level.


Starling Marte not returning from disabled list Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8:37 pm ET) Pirates outfielder Starling Marte will not return from the disabled list Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

On the disabled list with concussion symptoms, Marte could be in for a rehab assignment before returning to the team. He has hit .255/.328/.385 with five home runs, 34 RBI and 21 stolen bases in 314 at-bats.


Eugenio Suarez exits game with lower back tightness
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8:35 pm ET) Tigers shortstop Eugenio Suarez was removed from Tuesday's game due to lower back tightness, the team announced.

Suarez singled in his only trip to the plate Tuesday and also committed a throwing error. He is day-to-day moving forward. Suarez has hit .260/.347/.394 with three home runs and 11 RBI in 127 at-bats.


 
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