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Jenrry Mejia picks up ninth save Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9:55 pm ET) Mets closer Jenrry Mejia earned his ninth save Wednesday, striking out two while giving up two hits in his team's 4-1 win over the Braves.

Mejia rebounded from a blown save Monday to deliver a scoreless inning Wednesday, though he needed 19 pitches to close the door for the win. He owns a 3.98 ERA and 64:31 K:BB ratio in 63 1/3 innings.


Cliff Lee throws 59 pitches in rehab start Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9:51 pm ET) Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee began a rehab assignment with Class A Clearwater Wednesday, throwing 59 pitches without issue.

Lee gave up three runs in four innings during the start, and he's expected to make another with Clearwater Monday. Out since May 18, the pitcher could return just after the All-Star break.


Kevin Siegrest close to beginning rehab assignment
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9:46 pm ET) Cardinals pitcher Kevin Siegrist is expected to begin a rehab assignment later this week after completing his third pain-free bullpen session Wednesday, MLB.com reports.

"I feel good," Siegrist said Wednesday. "I'm ready. This has been no fun."

If all goes well with his rehab assignment, the reliever should return to the Cardinals soon after the All-Star break.

"I imagine we'll need to see him -- [because] he's been out for a while -- go multiple innings, probably [make] back-to-back [appearances]," manager Mike Matheny said. "We're going in with the idea that we need to make sure he's covered everything he needs to cover."


Ervin Santana gives up four runs in loss vs. Mets
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(9:40 pm ET) Braves pitcher Ervin Santana took a loss Wednesday, surrendering four earned runs on six hits and two walks in seven innings and striking out four in his team's 4-1 defeat against the Mets.

Santana (7-6) was in line for his fifth straight quality start before giving up three runs in the seventh inning Wednesday, with two coming on a home run, his first surrendered in four outings. He enters the All-Star break with a 4.01 ERA and 96:31 K:BB ratio in 110 innings.


Dillon Gee surrenders one run in win vs. Braves
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(9:39 pm ET) Mets pitcher Dillon Gee earned a win in his return Wednesday, giving up one earned run on six hits and one walk in seven innings while striking out four in his team's 4-1 win over the Braves.

Gee (4-1) was making his first start in two months due to a back injury and picked up right where he left off, recording his sixth straight quality start. His only blemish Wednesday was on a sixth-inning double. Gee owns a 2.56 ERA and 37:16 K:BB ratio in 59 2/3 innings going into the All-Star break.


Yadier Molina suffers thumb strain Wednesday
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(9:36 pm ET) Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina left Wednesday's game in the third inning due to a right thumb sprain, the team announced.

Molina ended a 0-for-9 streak over his last three games by getting a hit in his only at-bat Wednesday, giving him a .287/.341/.409 line with seven home runs and 30 RBI in 303 at-bats. He is scheduled to be re-evaluated Thursday.


Carlos Ruiz cleared for baseball activities
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9:02 pm ET) Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz has been cleared to begin baseball activities, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

Ruiz's second concussion test in a three-day span went well, so he'll begin to work his way back toward a second-half return. Out since June 26, the catcher has hit .257/.363/.357 with two home runs and 14 RBI in 230 at-bats.


Pirates designate Duke Welker for assignment
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8:58 pm ET) The Pirates designated pitcher Duke Welker for assignment Wednesday.

The mose was purely transactional, as a 40-man roster spot had to be cleared for a corresponding promotion. Welker is set to miss the remainder of the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in June.


Tyler Chatwood cuts batting practice session short
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8:56 pm ET) Rockies pitcher Tyler Chatwood had to cut his live batting practice session short after just a few pitches Wednesday, the Denver Post reports.

The team hasn't issued a status update for Chatwood, but it's likely he's suffered a setback. Recovering from a flexor tendon strain, the pitcher felt some tightness in a previous batting practice session a few weeks ago as well. He remains without a timetable for return.


Report: Orioles monitoring Jorge De La Rosa
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8:52 pm ET) The Orioles are monitoring Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa as a potential trade target, the Baltimore Sun reports.

The Orioles are on the search for a rotation upgrade, and De La Rosa will likely be available before the trade deadline, as he's set to become a free agent this offseason. The Rockies pitcher is 9-6 with a 4.75 ERA and 70:42 K:BB ratio in 96 2/3 innings.


 
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