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Vic Black dealing with bone spurs on neck
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8:52 pm ET) Mets pitcher Vic Black is dealing with irritation caused by bone spurs growing on vertabrae in his neck, MLB.com reports.

"I've just got some stiffness that came up in Oakland and I'm dealing with it right now," Black said. "As it pertains with getting back in a game, I think it's day-to-day. I've got today off and we heated it up and got some medication going, and we'll hopefully knock it out real quick so it doesn't linger."

Black has been dealing with neck pain for the better part of a week and underwent an MRI Wednesday.


Josh Edgin dealing with bone spurs
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8:06 pm ET) Mets pitcher Josh Edgin is suffering from bone spurs in his left elbow, The Record reports. Edgin is questionable to pitch Wednesday after missing Tuesday's game with the elbow issue.

"There’s more bone spurs stuff than it is any other structural damage," manager Terry Collins said. "He’s fine otherwise I wouldn’t be pitching him. To quiet it down as we always know and it’s ligaments running across that bone spur flares up, so we got to quiet it down."


John Mayberry expected to return Monday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8:02 pm ET) The Phillies expect to activate outfielder John Mayberry from the 15-day disabled list Monday, MLB.com reports.

Mayberry has been out since July 21 with inflammation in his wrist, but he was able to work out with the team Wednesday. He's 4 for 22 with one home run in six games with Triple-A Lehigh Valley during his current rehab assignment.


Bryan Morris diagnosed with groin strain
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7:59 pm ET) Marlins pitcher Bryan Morris has been diagnosed with a right groin strain, MLB.com reports.

The issue may cause Morris to miss only a few days after he had to be sent back to Miami Tuesday to be examined. The Marlins head to Atlanta for a weekend series, and it's possible the reliever joins them there. He owns a 1.76 ERA and 48:22 K:BB ratio in 61 1/3 innings.


Juan Uribe expected to return to lineup Sunday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7:56 pm ET) Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe is expected to return from the disabled list Sunday when first eligible, MLB.com reports.

Uribe has been recovering from a hamstring strain. He'll return to a .293/.320/.411 line with six home runs and 35 RBI in 304 at-bats.


Report: Mark Buehrle placed on waivers
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7:55 pm ET) Blue Jays pitcher Mark Buehrle has been placed on waivers, according to the Boston Globe

Buehrle is owed $19 million next season, so there's a thought he'll pass through waivers unclaimed. If that's the case, Buehrle would be eligible to be traded to any team. He has a 3.41 ERA over 161 innings. 


Adrian Gonzalez out of lineup Wednesday with stiff back
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7:52 pm ET) Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is not in the starting lineup Wednesday due to a stiff back, MLB.com reports.

Gonzalez has been on a roll in his last few games, going 6 for 9 with a home run and seven RBI. He has hit .275/.334/.460 with 18 home runs and 90 RBI in 480 at-bats.


Cory Rasmus a candidate to start Saturday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7:26 pm ET) Angels pitcher Cory Rasmus is a candidate to start Saturday, according to the Orange County Register

Rasmus has pitched out of the bullpen all season. He's posted a 2.68 ERA over 37 innings. Both Randy Wolf and Michael Roth are thought to be in the running for the start as well. 


Ehire Adrianza unlikely to return this season
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7:21 pm ET) Giants infielder Ehire Adrianza is heading to the team's spring-training facility in Arizona for more rehab work, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Adrianza estimates that he's a month away from being ready for game action, which means he's unlikely to return to major-league action this season. The infielder is recovering from a hamstring injury.


Russell Martin having impressive season
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7:12 pm ET) So you're the lucky owner who invested in Wilin Rosario and have driven yourself crazy trying to find an adequate replacement?

Let me ask you: Have you given a second thought to Russell Martin? Probably not. He's pretty much established his mediocrity over the last few years and is a not-so-impressive 68 percent owned.

Well, here's a revelation for you: Martin has averaged more Head-to-Head points per game this season than Buster Posey. Yes, really.

The reason I use average points per game is because he missed a month earlier this season with a strained hamstring. Since returning May 23, he's batting .305 with an incredible .431 on-base percentage and .860 OPS.

The plate discipline isn't so new to him. The batting average is. Plagued by inconsistency since his early days with the Dodgers, when he was shaping up to be an elite Fantasy catcher, he typically finishes with a batting average south of .250, but in three of the four months since his return, he has hit over .300.

Kind of makes 2008 seem not so long ago, doesn't it?


 
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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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