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Brett Lawrie might begin rehab assignment this weekend
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5:15 pm ET) Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said third baseman Brett Lawrie (finger) is making great progress and could be ready to start a rehab assignment this weekend, according to Sportsnet.ca.

Dallas Keuchel stays hot in shutting down Athletics
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5:11 pm ET) Astros ace Dallas Keuchel continued to rebound from a miserable slump with his second straight strong outing Wednesday against Oakland.

Kuechel, who blanked Miami for seven innings last week, yielded just one run in pitching his first complete game since May 25. He gave up five hits, walked three and fanned five. His lone mistake was sent over the fence by Josh Donaldson in the second inning.

He will attempt to maintain his momentum Tuesday in Philadelphia.


Paul Goldschmidt gets Diamondbacks rolling with homer
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5:02 pm ET) Diamondbacks prolific first baseman Paul Goldschmidt wiped out a scoreless tie in the sixth inning Wednesday in Cincinnati with a two-run homer that put his team ahead to stay.

Despite his first homer since July 19, Goldschmidt is scuffling a bit. He has just seven hits in his last 39 at-bats as his stat line has been weakened to a still-fine .301/.396/.545.


Rockies not likely trading SPs, but listening to offers on RPs
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4:58 pm ET) The Rockies are not expected to trade starting pitchers Jorge De La Rosa and Brett Anderson by Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline, sources told The Denver Post. They are not expected to trade any relievers either, including closer LaTroy Hawkins, but they will continue to listen to offers.

Addison Reed overcomes homer to earn save
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:56 pm ET) Diamondbacks closer Addison Reed didn't exactly shut down Cincinnati in his appearance Wednesday, but he did enough to lock down his 26th save.

He arrived on the scene in time to retire Todd Frazier and surrender a three-run homer to Devin Mesoraco. But with the tying run a the plate, he fanned Ryan Ludwick to close it out.

The run Reed allowed was his first in his last seven outings.


Hunter Harvey has no ligament damage in elbow
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4:54 pm ET) An MRI revealed Orioles starting pitcher prospect Hunter Harvey has a strained flexor mass in his pitching arm, according to MLB.com. He has no ligament damage in his elbow, but he will miss the rest of the season for Class A Delmarva.

The 2013 first-round pick (22nd) is 7-5 with a 3.18 ERA and .209 opponents' batting average in 17 starts. He has 106 strikeouts in 87 2/3 innings.


Rafael Soriano off Wednesday, following blown save
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4:54 pm ET) Nationals closer Rafael Soriano was given the day off Wednesday, after appeared in four games over the last week. He blew his fourth save of the season Tuesday against the Marlins, but manager Matt Williams told CSNWashington.com he will be back in the closer's role beginning Thursday.  

Drew Storen struggles, picks up first save
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4:51 pm ET) Nationals reliever Drew Storen was used as the closer Wednesday against the Marlins, and nearly gave the game away.

With Rafael Soriano off for day, Storen was asked to preserve a three-run lead in the ninth inning. He was charged with two runs on three hits and a walk, and had the tying and go-ahead runs on base when he ended the game on a groundout.

Storen picked up his first save of the season, despite his ERA rising to 1.53 with the outing. He has 29 strikeouts and eight walks in 35 1/3 innings of work.  


Avisail Garcia, Matt Lindstrom to begin rehab stints Friday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:50 pm ET) Two White Sox standouts are all but set to begin rehab stints with Charlotte. Outfielder Avisail Garcia and former closer Matt Lindstrom will play for that Triple-A team on Friday.

Garcia has been out since April 9 with a shoulder injury. Lindstrom hasn't pitched since May 19 after sustaining an ankle injury.


Darwin Barney assigned to Triple-A roster
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4:49 pm ET) The Dodgers optioned infielder Darwin Barney to Triple-A Albuquerque Wednesday. Los Angeles acquired Barney in a trade with the Cubs earlier this week.

 
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