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1Jorge Soler, CHC, RF34
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4Jordan Schafer, MIN, LF16
5Yadier Molina, STL, C15
6Carlos Carrasco, CLE, RP15
7Hector Santiago, LAA, SP15
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3Wilin Rosario, COL, C-11
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5Daniel Murphy, NYM, 2B-10
6Tim Lincecum, SF, SP-10
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Michael Morse to miss time with oblique injury
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7:33 pm ET) Giants outfielder Michael Morse will miss a couple games due to a strained oblique, according to CSN.

Morse will miss the rest of the team's road trip. There's a chance he could return next week, when the team returns home. Morse is hitting .280/.338/.477 over 436 at-bats. 


Sean Doolittle able to play catch Tuesday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7:28 pm ET) Athletics pitcher Sean Doolittle was able to play catch Tuesday, according to CSN.

Doolittle was able to throw from 90 feet. It was the first time he played catch since injuring his oblique. Doolittle said the session went well. There's currently no return date for Doolittle. 


Chris Young questionable to make his next start
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(7:24 pm ET) Mariners pitcher Chris Young is questionable to make his next start, according to 710 ESPN.

Young was pulled in the first inning Monday after giving up five runs. Manager Lloyd McClendon said he would monitor Young throughout the week in order to make sure he's 100 percent. If Young does well in the coming days, he should make the start, according to McClendon.


GM hints that Carlos Rodon won't be coming up
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7:05 pm ET) White Sox general manager Rick Hahn indicated pitching prospect Carlos Rodon won't be called up during September, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

"It just wasn’t right time in [Rodon's] development to bring him to the big leagues and and ask him to get big league hitters out," Hahn said. Rodon was the third overall pick in the June draft, but was thought to be one of the closest players to the majors. The club could still bring Rodon up during the month, but it seems unlikely given Hahn's comments. 


John Jaso able to take batting practice Tuesday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6:58 pm ET) Athletics designated hitter John Jaso was able to take batting practice Tuesday, according to FanGraphs.com.

Jaso has been dealing with concussion-like symptoms. He believes he'll be able to return soon, but can't ramp up his work too much. Jaso is hitting .264/.337/.430 over 307 at-bats. 


Joe Thatcher could return in a week or so
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(6:54 pm ET) Angels pitcher Joe Thatcher could return to action in seven to 10 days, according to the Orange County Register

Thatcher has been sidelined since early August due to an ankle injury. Manager Mike Scioscia said he expects Thatcher to return in about a week. Thatcher has a 3.00 ERA over 27 innings. 


Erasmo Ramirez gets the call
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(6:21 pm ET) Mariners pitcher Erasmo Ramirez has been called up Tuesday.

Ramirez was temporarily demoted to the minors, but was expected to return once rosters expanded. He's expected to pitch out of the bullpen going forward. 


James Paxton on his way back up
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6:18 pm ET) Mariners pitcher James Paxton is coming back up to the majors Tuesday.

Paxton was temporarily demoted to the minors in order to make room on the active roster. With September call-ups active, the club brought him back up. Paxton has a 1.83 ERA over 39 1/3 innings.


Michael Kohn designated for assignment Tuesday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5:59 pm ET) Angels pitcher Michael Kohn has been designated for assignment Tuesday.

Kohn was optioned to Triple-A in July. He posted a 3.04 ERA over 23 2/3 innings in the majors. He has a career 3.67 ERA over 110 1/3 innings. 


Adam LaRoche unable to return Tuesday
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5:54 pm ET) Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Dodgers, as a result of a back injury suffered the previous night. He remains day to day at this point, though the extent of the injury is not yet known.

 
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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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