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Blue Jays promote Munenori Kawasaki, DFA Ezequiel Carrera
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10:33 am ET) The Blue Jays have announced that they have recalled second baseman Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Buffalo and designated outfielder Ezequiel Carrera for assignment.

Kawasaki has been tearing it up for the Bisons with 19 hits in 52 at-bats since his demotion in late June.

Carrera lost his job despite a hot streak in which he smacked eight hits in his last 14 at-bats to sweeten his slash line to .279/.327/.374.


Pirates 3B Jung Ho Kang collects three hits in Friday's win
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(10:30 am ET) Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang went 3 for 4 at the plate during Friday's 5-4 win over the Reds. He also drove in one run.

It was his second three-hit game in his last three contests. Over his last 12 games, Kang is hitting .467 with two home runs and four RBI.


Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen homers in Friday's win
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(10:23 am ET) Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen smacked his 15th home run of the season during Friday's 5-4 win over the Reds.

The solo shot was his only hit in four at-bats during the game. Over his last nine games, McCutchen is hitting .324 with three home runs and nine RBI.


OF Danny Valencia receives DFA tag from Blue Jays
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10:19 am ET) The Blue Jays have designated for assignment left fielder Danny Valencia, who spent much of the season platooning against left-handers, per Sportsnet.

The move comes as a bit of a surprise. Valencia has performed well this season, compiling a .296/.331/.506 slash line with seven home runs and 29 RBI in 162 at-bats. He rebounded from a poor start in July to hit safely in seven of eight starts.


Scuffling Royals 3B Mike Moustakas sitting Saturday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10:08 am ET) A slump and the versatility of newcomer Ben Zobrist have Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas out of the lineup Saturday afternoon in Toronto.

Moustakas, who will give way to Zobrist, has finally tailed off after spending most of the year above .300. He has just six hits in his last 41 at-bats to drop his average to .283, its lowest point of the season. He has not driven in a run since July 22.


Rays call up Grady Sizemore on Saturday
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(10:08 am ET) The Rays promoted Grady Sizemore from Triple-A on Saturday, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

Sizemore had been demoted to Triple-A last month after hitting .242 with two home runs and 13 RBI in 149 at-bats. He will play in left field during Saturday's game at Boston.


Mets OF Michael Cuddyer hopes to return next weekend
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(9:44 am ET) Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer said he is making progress from his knee injury and is hopeful of returning next weekend in Tampa Bay, reports ESPN.com.

"I've done all baseball stuff. The next step is running," Cuddyer said. "I haven't tried that yet. Just casually walking and things like that. The last couple of days have been the best it's been in a month, since it's happened."

If Cuddyer continues to progress from the bone bruise in his knee, he would begin his rehab assignment early next week. When he does return, Cuddyer said he expects to play in right field and first base.


Rib injury lands Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson on DL
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(9:37 am ET) Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson was placed on the disabled list Saturday, according to MLB.com.

Dickerson suffered non-displaced fractures of two ribs while diving to make a catch during Thursday's contest. It is his third stint on the DL this season.

"To do as well as I was and still having injuries and playing through them, it stinks because I had high hopes for this season," Dickerson said. "But I can't control that. All I can do is try to be better, try to control what I can control, and do better when I'm back in there."

Dickerson added that it was too early to tell when he could return.


Cardinals OF Matt Holliday doesn't have time frame for return
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(1:40 am ET) Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday thinks he will be back on the field "soon" from his quad injury, but stated that there is not a specific time frame for his return, according to MLB.com.

"It's one of those deals [where] you know when you know, and right now I don't have any idea," Holliday said.

Holliday landed on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday with a Grade 2 quad strain.

"I want to play as soon as I can play," Holliday said. "My leg will dictate when that is. Whenever I am able to run and play at a decent clip, I'll play."


Rays option OF Mikie Mahtook back to Triple-A Durham
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(1:35 am ET) The Rays optioned outfielder Mikie Mahtook to Triple-A Durham after their loss to the Red Sox on Friday, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

 
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