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Step aside, Miguel Cabrera. Paul Goldschmidt now stands atop the still strong but not as deep first base rankings class for 2016, Scott White says. Full Story
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1Hector Olivera, ATL, 1B4023
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3Mike Moustakas, KC, 3B3274
4Drew Smyly, TB, SP2967
5Logan Forsythe, TB, 2B2870
6Eduardo Escobar, MIN, SS2773
7Steven Matz, NYM, SP2735
8Giancarlo Stanton, MIA, RF2491
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Astros recall OF Preston Tucker from Triple-A on Wednesday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(3:19 pm ET) The Astros have recalled outfielder Preston Tucker from Triple-A Fresno. Tucker was sent down back on Aug. 22 after struggling at the plate for much of August. 

But he went 4 for 4 with a home run and two RBI on Sunday for Fresno, and hit .303 in the eight games since his demotion.


Mariners demote Jesus Montero to Triple-A
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2:58 pm ET) The Mariners sent first baseman Jesus Montero down to Triple-A on Wednesday, reports The News Tribune. Montero is hitting .200 with two home runs and nine RBI in 75 at-bats.

Diamondbacks recall RP Keith Hessler from Triple-A
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(2:54 pm ET) The Diamondbacks have recalled left-hander Keith Hessler from Triple-A Reno. Hessler has appeared in eight games in relief for the D-Backs in 2015, and he carries a hefty 15.19 ERA in 5 1/3 innings.


A's RP Evan Scribner has torn lat muscle, will miss rest of season
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(2:13 pm ET) Athletics reliever Evan Scribner will miss more than a few games. The right-hander has been diagnosed with a torn lat muscle and will be out for the rest of the 2015 season.

Scribner left the game Monday with what was described as shoulder soreness. It is unclear whether the two injuries are related.

In his fourth season with the A's, Scribner went 2-2 with a 4.35 ERA in 54 relief appearances. 


Cubs' Kyle Schwarber scratched Wednesday with rib soreness
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(1:48 pm ET) Cubs rookie Kyle Schwarber was scratched from Wednesday's lineup against the Reds due to right rib soreness. Schwarber had been slated to start in left field and bat second, but he'll sit this one out, with Chris Coghlan taking over in left.

Schwarber said he experienced pain while taking swings in the batting cage. He will he a precautionary MRI.

Schwarber homered in Tuesday's ballgame, but he's hitting just .189 with 14 strikeouts and four walks over his last 10 games.


Angels recall 1B/OF Efren Navarro from Triple-A
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(1:42 pm ET) The Angels have recalled outfielder/first baseman Efren Navarro prior to Wednesday's game against the A's. Navarro will be with the Angels for the fifth time this season, as he has been going back-and-forth to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Overall, Navarro has played 37 games for the Angels in 2015. He has hit .260 with four doubles and five RBI.


A's option pitcher Cody Martin to Triple-A
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1:19 pm ET) The Athletics sent pitcher Cody Martin down to Triple-A on Wednesday, the team announced.

Martin only lasted three innings after surrendering five runs on six hits in Tuesday's start. He is 2-4 with a 6.57 ERA over 24 2/3 innings.


Marlins SS Adeiny Hechavarria leaves game with hamstring injury
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(12:35 pm ET) Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria left Wednesday's game against the Braves in the second inning with left hamstring tightness.

Hechavarria reached on a bunt single with one out in the second, and was seen stretching out his hamstring. He was immediately lifted for a pinch runner.

Hechavarria is being considered day-to-day at this point.


Marlins promote RP Raudel Lazo from Double-A on Wednesday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(11:21 am ET) The Marlins announced that they have recalled pitcher Raudel Lazo from Double-A Jacksonville on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old left-hander was 4-3 with a 2.23 ERA in 26 relief appearances between Class-A Jupiter and Jacksonville in 2015. He also posted a 44:9 K:BB ratio in his 34 1/3 innings of work. He has never pitched in the big leagues after being signed by the Marlins back in 2012.


Dodgers bring RP Joel Peralta off 15-day DL on Tuesday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(10:57 am ET) The Dodgers activated reliever Joel Peralta from the 15-day disabled list, according to the team's transactions page. Peralta had been out since Aug. 11 with a neck injury.

Peralta has made just 25 appearances in 2015, his first season with the Dodgers. He missed time earlier this season with a pinched nerve in his neck.


 
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Which rookie pitcher will be best rest of the season?

Carlos Rodon, CHW
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Lance McCullers, HOU
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Eduardo Rodriguez, BOS
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Noah Syndergaard, NYM
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