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Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe to be back in action Saturday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5:53 pm ET) Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe will be reinstated from the paternity list before the game Saturday against visiting Seattle, per ESPN.

Plouffe, who has been out since Tuesday, will return with a slash line of .257/.316/.456.


Twins designate RP Caleb Thielbar for assignment
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(5:49 pm ET) The Twins designated relief pitcher Caleb Thielbar for assignment on Friday, according to 1500ESPN.com.

Thielbar had a 5.40 ERA with five strikeouts in  five innings of relief this season.


Mets 1B Lucas Duda benched Friday against LHP Gonzalez
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5:45 pm ET) A matchup against tough Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez has Mets first baseman Lucas Duda out of the lineup Friday night.

Duda, who is 3-for-17 lifetime against Gonzalez, is just two days removed from a three-homer game. He has also hit lefties well this year with 28 hits in 93 at-bats.


Manager: Mariners C Jesus Montero will play extensively
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5:34 pm ET) Mariners just-promoted catcher Jesus Montero will be receiving plenty of playing time as the team seeks to evaluate him.

"My hope is to play him as much as possible," Lloyd McClendon told ESPN. "We need to find out about him and see what he's got."

He didn't have much in his previous stints with Seattle after a strong rookie season in 2012. He has since managed just 28 hits in 128 at-bats and spent nearly all of his time in the minors.


Rangers option RP Jon Edwards to Triple-A
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(5:33 pm ET) The Rangers have optioned relief pitcher Jon Edwards to Triple-A Round Rock on Friday, according to Fox Sports Southwest.

Edwards was recalled from Round Rock on Wednesday but didn't see any game action.


Giants SP Mike Leake to make team debut on Sunday vs. Rangers
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5:33 pm ET) New Giants pitcher Mike Leake will make his first start with the team on Sunday against the Rangers. Leake, who last pitched on Tuesday with the Reds, will be going on regular start. He was acquired by the Giants in a trade on Thursday.

Royals' Jeremy Guthrie stays in rotation; Chris Young odd man out
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(5:29 pm ET) The Royals will make a tweak to their starting rotation as they aim to make another deep postseason run this year.

Starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie (7-7) will keep his spot in the rotation, while Chris Young (8-6) will head to the bullpen as the odd man out, according to The Kansas City Star.

Neither have been especially sharp as of late -- Young has a 5.11 ERA with 11 walks and seven home runs allowed in his last five starts; Guthrie sports a 5.58 ERA with nine walks and five home runs allowed in his previous five outings.


Mariners 1B Logan Morrison (thumb) remains sidelined on Friday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5:25 pm ET) Mariners first baseman Logan Morrison remains out of the starting lineup due to a thumb injury on Friday. He will miss his second straight game after suffering the injury in Wednesday's contest. 

Youngster Jesus Montero, who was recalled from Triple-A on Friday, will take over at first base for the injured Morrison. It is not currently known when Morrison is expected to return to the lineup.


Mariners 2B Robinson Cano still out with abdominal strain
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5:22 pm ET) As expected, Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano remains out of the starting lineup on Friday. Cano is dealing with a strained abdominal muscle, and will miss his third straight game.

Rookie Ketel Marte will make his big-league debut on Friday, as he will fill in at second base for Cano.

Cano is expected to be sidelined until early next week.


Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg set for rehab start Monday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5:19 pm ET) Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg is set to make his second rehab start Monday for Triple-A Syracuse.

Strasburg, who pitched a mediocre four innings for the Chiefs on Wednesday, has been sidelined for four weeks with an oblique injury. He has made just three starts for Washington since May 29.


 
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