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1Carlos Carrasco, CLE, RP34
2Mike Fiers, MIL, RP31
3Matt Shoemaker, LAA, SP25
4Avisail Garcia, CHW, RF23
5Tsuyoshi Wada, CHC, SP17
6Jake Peavy, SF, SP13
7Carl Crawford, LAD, LF13
8Kennys Vargas, MIN, 1B13
9Oswaldo Arcia, MIN, RF11
10Jason Vargas, KC, SP10
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2Garrett Richards, LAA, SP-21
3Carlos Gonzalez, COL, LF-12
4Charlie Morton, PIT, SP-12
5Carlos Beltran, NYY, DH-11
6Troy Tulowitzki, COL, SS-10
7Joe Kelly, BOS, SP-10
8Manny Machado, BAL, 3B-9
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Buck Farmer gets knocked around
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4:27 pm ET) Tigers pitcher Buck Farmer got knocked around Saturday against the Twins.

Farmer allowed seven runs on five hits over 1 1/3 innings. He struck out three and walked two during the outing. The Twins got the scoring started in the first inning. After a one-out walk, Joe Mauer managed to drive in a run from first on a single. Farmer was able to get out of the first inning without giving up any further damage. Things really fell apart in the second, though. Farmer put the first three batters on. He then allowed a bases-clearing single to Jordan Schafer. He was able to pick up a strikeout, but then allowed a walk and run-scoring double. Farmer was pulled at that point. Another run came around to score, and was charged to Farmer.

With the loss, Farmer dropped to 0-1. He’ll take on the White Sox if he gets another start.


Derek Holland scratched from rehab start with back issue
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:23 pm ET) Back spasms will prevent Rangers rehabbing lefty Derek Holland from making his rehab start on Sunday. The setback could push back his timetable to return to the big leagues this season.

Holland has been sidelined all year after undergoing knee surgery.


Athletics bench Brandon Moss, Josh Reddick against lefty
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:18 pm ET) A matchup against tough southpaw C.J. Wilson has Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss and outfielder Josh Reddick out of the lineup Saturday night.

Moss is in a 0-for-12 slide. Reddick has just 15 hits in 83 at-bats against left-handers this season.


Mike Adams scheduled to begin rehab stint Tuesday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:10 pm ET) Phillies right-handed reliever Mike Adams will start a rehab assignment with Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday.

Adams has been sidelined since June 6 with a shoulder injury.


Frank Garces sent down to Double-A
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:03 pm ET) The Padres have optioned left-hander Frank Garces to Double-A San Antonio to make room on the roster for fellow pitcher Andrew Cashner.

The 24-year-old Garces performed well in his brief stint with San Diego, throwing three hitless shutout innings.


Yan Gomes still out Saturday against Astros
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3:54 pm ET) Indians hot-hitting catcher Yan Gomes remains sidelined Saturday against Houston after sustaining a mild concussion Thursday.

Gomes owns a stat line of .284/.324/.477 with 17 home runs and 53 RBI.


Jim Miller let go by Yankees
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3:49 pm ET) After pitching just three games in the bigs over two years and posting an ERA of 20.25 in both of them, reliever Jim Miller has been released by the Yankees.

The 32-year-old right-hander got into two games in the bigs this season and gave up six runs in 2 2/3 innings.


Matt Dominguez grabbing some pine Saturday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3:45 pm ET) Astros slumping third baseman Matt Dominguez has been benched for the Saturday game in Cleveland. Gregorio Petit is set to start instead at that spot.

Dominguez has just five hits in his last 35 at-bats.


Ryan Raburn beginning rehab stint Saturday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3:40 pm ET) Indians utility player Ryan Raburn is set to start a rehab assignment Saturday at Triple-A Columbus.

Raburn has been sidelined since Sunday with a wrist injury.


Jason Heyward absent from Saturday lineup
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3:27 pm ET) Braves right fielder Jason Heyward is set to sit Saturday in Cincinnati despite a six-game hitting streak.

Heyward has nine hits in his last 23 at-bats with a home run, six RBI and six runs scored.


 
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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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