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    4Kolten Wong, STL, 2B20
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    6Edinson Volquez, PIT, SP19
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    6A.J. Pierzynski, BOS, C-12
    7Justin Masterson, CLE, SP-11
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    Justin Turner draws two walks in first rehab game
    by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
    (7/13/2014) Dodgers infielder Justin Turner began a minor-league rehab assignment Sunday with Class A Rancho Cucamonga. Turner served as a designated hitter and finished 1 for 2 with two walks in his first game action. Barring any setbacks, Turner could be back from the disabled list after three rehab games.

    Orioles part ways with Tim Alderson
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    (7/13/2014) The Orioles have released pitcher Tim Alderson from Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday. Alderson posted a 6.12 ERA and 1.56 WHIP over 50 innings at Triple-A.

    Mike Trout plates four runs in win over Texas
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    (7/13/2014) Angels outfielder Mike Trout drove in four runs in his team's 10-7 win over the Rangers in Arlington on Sunday.

    Trout emptied the bases with a three-run double in the second inning. He also added a run-scoring double in the fourth. He finished 2 for 4 with a walk, a run scored and four RBI. He owns a .310/.400/.606 slash line with 22 homers and 73 RBI in 345 at-bats.

    Mike O'Neill sent outright to Double-A Springfield
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    (7/13/2014) The Cardinals sent outfielder Mike O'Neill outright to Double-A Springfield on Sunday. O'Neill is batting .262 with one home run and 26 RBI in 305 at-bats between Triple-A Memphis and Double-A Springfield.

    Pedro Baez sent back down to Triple-A
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    (7/13/2014) The Dodgers optioned pitcher Pedro Baez to Triple-A Albuquerque on Sunday. The right-hander allowed two runs over two innings of work while in the majors.

    Robbie Ray to start first game of doubleheader
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    (7/13/2014) Tigers pitcher Robbie Ray is scheduled to be recalled from Triple-A Toledo to start the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Indians, MLive.com reports.

    David Martinez optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City
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    (7/13/2014) The Astros optioned pitcher David Martinez to Triple-A Oklahoma City following Sunday's game against the Red Sox. Martinez posted a 5.14 ERA over seven innings of relief in three major-league appearances.

    Randy Wolf opts out of minor-league deal
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    (7/13/2014) Orioles left-hander Randy Wolf opted out of his minor-league contract, making him a free agent. Wolf posted a 4.20 ERA and a 1.53 WHIP over 15 innings at Triple-A Norfolk. 

    Suk-Min Yoon nearing return to Triple-A
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    (7/13/2014) Orioles pitcher Suk-Min Yoon threw a simulated game without any issues on Sunday, as he continues to work his way back from a shoulder injury, MASN Sports reports. Yoon is hoping to rejoin Triple-A Norfolk in the near future.

    Yankees make a pair of moves Sunday
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    (7/13/2014) The Yankees announced a pair of roster moves prior to Sunday's game against the Orioles.

    They have recalled reliever Bryan Mitchell from Double-A Trenton and optioned outfielder Zoilo Almonte to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Mitchell posted a 4.84 ERA over 61 1/3 innings at Trenton.

     
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