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C.J. Cron coming back up Wednesday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6:37 pm ET) Angels infielder C.J. Cron has been recalled Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Cron will replace Grant Green on the active roster. Green was placed on the disabled list Wednesday. Cron has received 175 at-bats in the majors this season. He's hitting .269/.297/.480.


Grant Green winds up on disabled list
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6:34 pm ET) The Angels have placed infielder Grant Green on the disabled list Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles Times

Green is dealing with a lumbar strain. He was called up by the club just 10 days ago. Green is hitting .313 over 80 at-bats. 


Jorge De La Rosa strikes out 11 in win vs. Nationals
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6:33 pm ET) Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa earned a win Wednesday, giving up two runs (one earned) on eight hits in 7 1/3 innings while striking out 11 and walking none in his team's 6-4 victory over the Nationals.

De La Rosa (11-6) came into the game with three straight quality starts, but he had managed to strike out a total of just eight batters during that stretch. His last time recording double-digit strikeouts was in September 2010, and his last time reaching 11 strikeouts was August 2009. De La Rosa owns a 4.19 ERA and 86:46 K:BB ratio in 116 innings. He's slated to take on the Cubs Tuesday.


Stephen Strasburg surrenders four runs in loss Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6:32 pm ET) Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg was stuck with a loss Wednesday, giving up four earned runs on nine hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings while striking out five in his team's 6-4 defeat against the Rockies.

Strasburg (7-8) was touched up for three runs in the first inning but held things in check until the sixth, when he was removed with one out and two runners on base, one of which would come around to score. He owns a 3.67 ERA and 163:30 K:BB ratio in 137 1/3 innings. Strasburg is scheduled to face the Marlins Tuesday.


Jair Jurrjens sent outright to Triple-A
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6:31 pm ET) The Rockies have sent pitcher Jair Jurrjens outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs, MiLB.com reports.

Jurrjens was designated for assignment Monday after going 0-1 with a 10.61 ERA and 9:3 K:BB ratio in 9 1/3 innings with the Rockies over two starts. He is 2-4 with a 4.02 ERA over 40 1/3 minor-league innings.


Manny Machado sits out again Wednesday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6:30 pm ET) Orioles infielder Manny Machado was not in the team's starting lineup Wednesday against the Angels.

Machado is dealing with a back issue, and was also held out of Tuesday's game. Over 258 at-bats, he's hitting .267/.317/.422.


Cubs recall Tsuyoshi Wada from Triple-A
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6:20 pm ET) The Cubs recalled pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada from Triple-A Iowa before his scheduled start Wednesday against the Padres.

Wada has made one appearance with the Cubs, pitching five scoreless innings on July 8. He is 10-6 with a 2.77 ERA in 113 2/3 innings with Iowa this season.


Brandon Belt set for more tests
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6:12 pm ET) The Giants are growing more concerned with first baseman Brandon Belt, who wasn't feeling much better Wednesday and had to be sent back to the hotel, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area reports.

Belt is scheduled to undergo further tests in San Franicsco as he continues to deal with a concussion. He has ben sidelined since Saturday.


Chris Archer to pitch Sunday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6:05 pm ET) Rays pitcher Chris Archer is set to start Sunday against the Red Sox.

The team will push back Archer one day in order to bring Jeremy Hellickson back. Hellickson was sent down in order to remain on normal rest, and will return to the lineup Saturday. Archer has a 3.31 ERA over 119 2/3 innings of work.


Greg Holland perfect in closing out White Sox
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6:04 pm ET) The Royals needed closer Greg Holland to nail down their second straight win and provide some momentum and he did just that Wednesday.

Holland retired the White Sox in order after his team took the lead in the ninth inning. He fanned Alexei Ramirez and Conor Gillaspie to nail down his 26th save. He required just 14 pitches to complete the job.


 
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