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Phillies skipping Severino Gonzalez in weekend series vs. Rockies
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11:05 am ET) With Thursday's off-day, the Phillies will skip rookie Severino Gonzalez's next turn through the rotation, per The Philadelphia Inquirer. Gonzalez was slated to start Sunday against the Rockies.

The rotation for a three-game series vs. Colorado will be Cole Hamels on Friday, Aaron Harang on Saturday and Jerome Williams on Sunday. 


Pirates' Sean Rodriguez to make third start at first base
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(10:58 am ET) The Pirates will start Sean Rodriguez at first base for the third time this season when they face the Marlins on Wednesday.

Rodriguez is hitting .264/.278/.396 with two home runs and four RBI in 53 at-bats this season. He will bat seventh in the lineup.


Red Sox INF/OF Brock Holt returns to lineup Wednesday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(10:58 am ET) After missing two straight games for the Red Sox, Brock Holt has returned to the starting lineup for Wednesday's afternoon game against the Twins. Holt was hit by a pitch on Sunday and did not play the next two games nursing an arm injury.

But the ailment was minor, as Holt is back in right field and hitting eighth for manager John Farrell. Holt is 8 for 30 with four doubles over his last 10 games. 

Rusney Castillo will be on the bench for Wednesday's game.


Rockies SP Jordan Lyles set to rejoin rotation Sunday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10:42 am ET) Rockies starting pitcher Jordan Lyles, who is dealing with a toe sprain on his left foot, will rejoin the rotation Sunday against the Phillies, according to MLB.com.

He was bumped from his original start Saturday in order for Jorge De La Rosa to rejoin the rotation after he was scratched Tuesday due to a cut on his hand.

Lyles is 0-4 with a 7.43 ERA in his last five starts.


Rays RP Grant Balfour opts out of contract
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(10:39 am ET) Rays reliever Grant Balfour has opted out of his minor league contract and was released by the team on Wednesday, according to the Tampa Bay Times

The 37-year-old Australia-native made six appearances earlier this season with the Rays before being released at the end of April. He then re-signed to a minor league deal on May 5. While pitching with Triple-A Durham, Balfour held a 2.79 ERA in eight games, owning a 11:4 K:BB ratio over 9 2/3 innings.

Balfour is now free to sign with any team, though it is not known if he will choose to continue playing or retire. 


Mets' Collins on Wilmer Flores: 'I see a completely different player'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10:34 am ET) Wilmer Flores' slow start to the season is becoming a distant memory. The Mets starting shortstop singled home the winning run with two outs in the 10th inning Tuesday against the Phillies, lifting New York to a 5-4 win.

Flores also had a game-tying sac fly in the eighth inning Tuesday and delivered a go-ahead, three-run homer Monday, which helped New York to a 6-3 win.

Flores has had his struggles defensively in 2015, but he is finally turning the corner offensively. He has hit safely in 15 of his last 17 games, while producing four home runs and 13 RBI in that span.

"I truly believe Wilmer's gotten past [his issues]," manager Terry Collins said, per MLB.com. "He realizes there's going to be a day that you're going to make an error. He's got to play through that, and I think he's doing that. We're starting to see a guy who's going to start swinging the bat like we know he can. He's going to put up some offensive numbers that people are going to be pretty impressed by.

"I see a completely different player."


Yankees CF Slade Heathcott will start over Chris Young
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(10:25 am ET) Yankees center fielder Slade Heathcott will get the start over Chris Young on Wednesday against the Royals.

Both Heathcott and Young are battling for playing time with star center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury on the 15-day disabled list with a knee injury.

Young struck out three times in his team's 5-1 win over the Royals on Tuesday, while Heathcott is hitting .357 in just 14 at-bats this season.


Mariners give SS Chris Taylor a rest on Wednesday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(10:23 am ET) After starting eight games in a row, Mariners shortstop Chris Taylor will get the day off on Wednesday, as he is being held out of the lineup versus the Rays. In those eight games, the young Taylor has just six hits in 28 at-bats. So manager Lloyd McClendon has decided to give him a rest and clear his head a little.

Brad Miller will get the start at shortstop with Dustin Ackley entering the lineup in left field for the afternoon affair. 


Rays SS Asdrubal Cabrera, OF Steven Souza still sidelined
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(10:18 am ET) Rays shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera and outfielder Steven Souza remain out of the lineup on Wednesday against the Mariners. Both players have been out since Monday, with Cabrera nursing a groin injury and Souza bothered by an injured wrist.

The team has not provided an update on the status of either player, but with the team off on Thursday, there's a chance they could return for Friday's game in Baltimore.

Brandon Guyer continues to handle right field, and Nick Franklin will grab the start at shortstop on Wednesday. 


Reds 2B Brandon Phillips (toe) out of lineup against Rockies
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(10:15 am ET) Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips is out of the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Rockies.

Phillips, who started nine consecutive games before missing Tuesday's game, is dealing with a toe injury on his left foot.

Reds manager Brian Price said that Phillips' toe continues to bother him, and he wanted to give him three days off considering they have a travel day tomorrow, per the Cincinnati Enquirer.

"I don't want this to become a nagging thing," Price said.

Phillips is hitting .299 with 18 RBI in 154 at-bats this season.

Skip Schumaker will replace Phillips in the Reds' lineup.


 
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