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6Jimmy Nelson, MIL, SP18
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6Collin McHugh, HOU, SP-15
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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. 


Marco Scutaro not ready yet
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6:08 pm ET) Giants infielder Marco Scutaro was not in the team's starting lineup Friday.

Scutaro could have returned to action, but will likely wait another day. He's rehabbing from a back injury. The issue has kept him out of action all year.


Ryan Hanigan scratched with soreness in his left side
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5:53 pm ET) Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan was scratched from the starting lineup Friday night against the Blue Jays with soreness in his left side, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Jose Molina will take his spot in the starting lineup.

Hanigan is hitting .212 with four homers and 27 RBI in 165 at-bats this season. His status remains uncertain for Saturday's game against Toronto.

Hanley Ramirez to miss time with shoulder issue
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5:48 pm ET) Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez will likely be out until the All-Star break, according to MLB.com.

Ramirez has battled shoulder issues throughout the year, and needed another infection following Thursday's game. The left Thursday's contest late due to the injury. Ramirez is hitting .275/.369/.467 over 291 at-bats. 


Coco Crisp a no-go Friday night
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5:45 pm ET) Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp was held out of the starting lineup again Friday night against Seattle because of an ankle injury. Crisp owns a .291/.387/.449 slash line with seven homers and 31 RBI in 254 at-bats this season. His status remains uncertain for Saturday's game in Seattle.

CC Sabathia cancels appointment with Dr. James Andrews
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5:36 pm ET) Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia has cancelled his appointment with Dr. James Andrews, which was originally scheduled for Monday, MLB.com reports. Sabathia, who could be in danger of missing the remainder of the season with a knee injury, is currently seeking opinions from two other doctors.

 
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