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Stretch run studs
Jeff Samardzija ((USATSI))
Which starting pitchers is Al Melchior optimistic on for the second half? He shares his top five and some sell-high candidates to consider over the break. Full story
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4Santiago Casilla, SF, RP20
5Edinson Volquez, PIT, SP20
6Jimmy Nelson, MIL, SP20
7Jacob deGrom, NYM, SP19
8Shane Greene, NYY, RP19
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10Charlie Morton, PIT, SP13
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5A.J. Pierzynski, BOS, C-12
6Tommy Milone, OAK, SP-12
7CC Sabathia, NYY, SP-11
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Tim Hudson replacing teammate on NL All-Star team
by Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer
(2:07 pm ET) Giants starting pitcher Tim Hudson will take the roster spot of teammate Madison Bumgarner on the NL All-Star team because Bumgarner started Sunday vs. Arizona. It will be the fourth time Hudson has made an All-Star team.

Twins set rotation beyond All-Star break
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2:04 pm ET) The Twins announced their rotation for the three-game series starting Friday against the Rays. Kyle Gibson, Kevin Correia and Phil Hughes will face Tampa Bay, with the rest of the rotation still undetermined, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.


Tigers planning to get Victor Martinez back Friday
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2:00 pm ET) Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said he's planning on getting designated hitter Victor Martinez back in the lineup Friday, reports MLive.com. Martinez hurt his back June 29 while taking a swing and will go into the All-Star break having played in just two of the team's last 13 games.

He's hitting .328 with 21 homers and 55 RBI. Martinez will participate in All-Star festivities but not the game. He'll swing the bat in a team workout early Friday, hoping to get cleared for Friday's game against the Indians.


Alfredo Simon added to NL All-Star team
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1:59 pm ET) Reds starting pitcher Alfredo Simon has been added to the NL All-Star team roster, a source told FOX Sports. It will be Simon's first All-Star appearance.

Jordan Lyles moved to 60-day DL
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1:55 pm ET) Rockies starting pitcher Jordan Lyles (hand) was moved from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list Sunday. Lyles, who is expected to begin a rehab assignment Friday, will likely need three rehab starts before coming off the disabled list.

Hitters to avoid in the second half
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(1:54 pm ET) Like what you've gotten from Josh Harrison, Casey McGehee, Kurt Suzuki or Erick Aybar so far? Hoping for a rebound from Allen Craig? You might want to look into alternatives.

Check out my latest column to find out why.


Corey Seager moving up to Double-A
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1:52 pm ET) Dodgers shortstop prospect Corey Seager has been promoted to Double-A Chattanooga, according to the Los Angeles Times

Seager, who is considered a top 100 prospect by MLB.com (No. 34) and Baseball America (No. 37), hit .352 with a .411 on-base percentage, .633 slugging percentage and 1.044 OPS in 80 games for Class A Rancho Cucamonga. He had two triples, 18 home runs, 34 doubles, 61 runs, 70 RBI, five stolen bases, 30 walks and 76 strikeouts.


Hitters to target for the second half
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(1:49 pm ET) Need a sleeper for the second half? Matt Adams, Martin Prado, Manny Machado, J.J. Hardy and C.J. Cron are some of my favorites.

Check out my latest column to find out why.


Blue Jays outright Bobby Korecky
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1:48 pm ET) The Blue Jays sent reliever Bobby Korecky outright to Triple-A Buffalo two days after designating him for assignment.

Rockies release Manny Corpas
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1:47 pm ET) Reliever Manny Corpas requested and received his release from the Rockies late Saturday night, according to MLB.com. Corpas is seeking an opportunity with another MLB team.

Corpas, who last pitched in the majors in 2013, was 1-2 with a 5.29 ERA in 28 appearances (one start) for Triple-A Colorado Springs.


 
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