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Mark Trumbo to hit fifth in return
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6:47 pm ET) Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo will hit fifth Friday against the Giants.

Trumbo has been sidelined since late April with a foot injury. Over 81 at-bats, he's hitting .210 with seven home runs. He'll face off against Tim Lincecum in his return. 


Donald Lutz gets the call Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6:44 pm ET) Reds outfielder Donald Lutz has been called up Friday.

Lutz will fill in for Skip Schumaker, who was placed on the disabled list Friday. Lutz has hit .154 over 13 at-bats in the majors this year. 


Skip Schumaker hits seven-day disabled list
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6:43 pm ET) Reds outfielder Skip Schumaker has been placed on the seven-day disabled list Friday.

The club will call up Donald Lutz to take his place on the active roster. Schumaker is hitting .240 over 146 at-bats. 


Michael Saunders diagnosed with Grade 2 oblique strain
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6:41 pm ET) The Seattle Times reports that Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 oblique strain, which could keep him out "for some time," according to manager Lloyd McClendon

Saunders was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday with the injury. Saunders is expected to need more than the 15 days on the DL. He is hitting .276/.329/.436 with six homers and 28 RBI in 196 at-bats.

Hanley Ramirez sitting Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6:32 pm ET) Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez was not in the team's starting lineup Friday.

Ramirez is expected to miss some time due to a shoulder injury, so the move shouldn't come as a surprise. He's not expected to play until after the All-Star break. Ramirez is hitting .275/.369/.467 over 291 at-bats.


Tommy Medica remains out Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6:22 pm ET) Padres first baseman Tommy Medica was not in the team's starting lineup Friday.

Medica is dealing with a groin injury. He had to leave Thursday's game due to the issue. Jake Goebbert will get the start at first base with Medica out. Medica is hitting .230 over 122 at-bats.


Matt Lindstrom to throw 'pen session Saturday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6:19 pm ET) White Sox pitcher Matt Lindstrom is scheduled to throw a  25-35 pitch bullpen session Saturday, MLB.com reports. Lindstrom is targeting a Sept. 1 return from ankle surgery.

Jerome Williams signs minor-league deal with Rangers
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6:17 pm ET) The Rangers have signed pitcher Jerome Williams to a minor-league deal, and assigned him to Triple A Round Rock, MLB.com reports. WIlliams posted a 6.04 ERA and 38:16 K:BB ratio in 47 2/3 innings for Houston this season.

Roger Kieschnick sent to Triple-A
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6:15 pm ET) Diamondbacks outfielder Roger Kieschnick has been optioned to Triple-A Friday.

Kieschnick was sent down in order to make room for Mark Trumbo. Trumbo had been out since late April with a foot injury, but is ready to return. Kieschnick hit .207 over 29 at-bats in the majors. 


Mark Trumbo activated Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6:13 pm ET) Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo has been activated from the disabled list Friday.

Trumbo hasn't played since late April due to a foot injury. Prior to going on the DL, Trumbo hit .210/.264/.506, with seven home runs. 


 
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