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Brewers OF Khris Davis leaves Saturday with undisclosed injury


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5:06 pm ET) Brewers left fielder Khris Davis was forced to leave Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks with knee sorenesss, the team announced.

Davis left after an awkward final swing in the first inning and was replaced by Gerardo Parra in left. Davis is hitting .250 with 16 RBI in 148 at-bats this season.


Juan Lagares playing through pain for Mets


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5:01 pm ET) Mets center fielder Juan Lagares is playing through two different injuries, but he remains in the team's lineup.

Lagares has a rib injury that is causing him pain, but it shouldn't get aggravated by him staying in the lineup. He also has an elbow injury that has bothered him since spring training. 

"He's not going to get worse," manager Terry Collins said, per NJ.com. "That's the one thing we know. This rib issue is not going to get worse. They said it's going to gradually get better as you move into the season. If you can play through the discomfort and the symptoms of it all, you'll be OK. He's tried to. The biggest issue is more the elbow than anything else. Because he's made some throws, some big throws lately. That's what we're trying to monitor."


Dodgers OF Scott Van Slyke returns to action in St. Louis


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3:50 pm ET) A back ailment that has prevented Dodgers outfielder Scott Van Slyke from playing since Monday does not have him out of the lineup Saturday in St. Louis, where he will try to get his first hit in nine days.

It won't be easy - sizzling starter Michael Wacha is on the mound for the Cardinals.

Van Slyke is playing left field and batting seventh. A 4-for-33 slide has lowered his batting average from .373 to .274.


Jason Heyward out of Cardinals' lineup on Saturday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3:49 pm ET) Cardinals right fielder Jason Heyward is not in the team's starting lineup for Saturday's game. Heyward has started the last four games and seven of the last nine. 

Randal Grichuk gets the start in right for the fifth time this year. He'll bat fifth in the order. 


Jon Jay returns to Cardinals' lineup on Saturday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3:47 pm ET) Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay returned to the starting lineup for the first time since May 9. 

Jay has been on the disabled list with wrist tendinitis. He'll bat seventh in the Cardinals' order. 


Matt Holliday returns to Cardinals' lineup on Saturday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3:45 pm ET) Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday returned to the lineup for Saturday's game. 

Holliday was held out of the lineup for Friday's game, suffering from an illness. 

He'll bat third in the order. 


Dodgers activate Yasmani Grandal from DL, send down Chris Heisey


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3:40 pm ET) The Dodgers announced that catcher Yasmani Grandal was activated from the seven-day disabled list prior to Saturday's game.

Grandal suffered a concussion, but he completed a minor league injury rehab assignment and is ready to return to the team. 

To make room for Grandal, the Dodgers sent outfielder Chris Heisey to Triple-A. Heisey hit .111 in five games with the team. 


Rangers OF Shin-Soo Choo off against lefty Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3:39 pm ET) Rangers right fielder Shin-Soo Choo is grabbing some pine Saturday against Boston left-hander Wade Miley. Choo is  11-for-58 against southpaws this season and 0-for-5 lifetime against Miley.

The absence from the lineup is his first since April 29.

Choo has cooled since a tremendous run. He is batting .167 (3-for-18) over his last six games.


Royals send down Paulo Orlando to make room for Alex Rios


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3:25 pm ET) The Royals announced that outfielder Alex Rios was activated from the disabled list on Saturday. 

Rios had been out with a fractured hand since mid-April. 

To make room for Rios, the Royals optioned outfielder Paulo Orlando to Triple-A Omaha. Orlando was hitting .241 with one home run seven RBI. He had a league-leading five triples, however. 


Royals OF Alex Rios back Saturday after seven-week absence


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3:15 pm ET) What was anticipated is finally a reality - Royals outfielder Alex Rios is back in action. He is starting Saturday night against the host Cubs.

Rios has been out since April 13 with a fractured left hand.


HBP knocks Nationals slugger Bryce Harper out of Saturday start


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3:12 pm ET) A sore back has cost sizzling Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper a start Saturday night in Cincinnati, per MASNSports.com.

The issue was the result of a hit-by-pitch off a fastball thrown Friday by Tony Cingrani.

Harper owns a five-game hitting streak, during which he has two home runs to give him 18 on the season. He boasts a sensational slash line of .328/.468/.733.


Ankle of Orioles CF Adam Jones not so 'swell'


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1:52 pm ET) An ankle issue caused by a slide at home plate Thursday motivated Buck Showalter to sit Orioles star center fielder Adam Jones on Saturday, per Comcast Sportsnet, which is reporting that the ankle has swelled up.

Showalter could not say with certainty that his absence will be just for one game.

Jones had started every game this season. He has just one multi-hit game since May 20, but still boasts a fine stat line of .304/.343/.457.


White Sox RF Avisail Garcia back for White Sox on Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1:11 pm ET) White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia has returned to the lineup Saturday in Houston after losing the last five games to a knee injury.

Garcia hopes he can heat back up at the plate. He has just three hits in his last 17 at-bats.


Rays' Brandon Guyer to start at center field against Orioles


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(12:58 pm ET) Rays center fielder Brandon Guyer will get the start against the Orioles on Saturday.

Guyer will be making just his fourth start at center field this season as he replaces Kevin Kiermaier for the day.

Guyer is hitting .278/.352/.389 with two home runs and 12 RBI in 108 at-bats this season.


Orioles CF Adam Jones receives first break of year Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12:55 pm ET) Orioles slugger Adam Jones has been given the day off for the game Saturday against visiting Tampa Bay.

The premier center fielder, who had played in all 47 games this season, has been hitting below par recently after an outrageous run to open the year. He has just seven hits in his last 41 at-bats with one home run in May and two since April 14.

Buck Showalter has yet to indicate if the reason for his absence is for anything other than the opportunity to give him a rest.


Diamondbacks RF Mark Trumbo returns to action Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12:04 pm ET) Diamondbacks right fielder Mark Trumbo has returned to the lineup Saturday in Milwaukee after a one-game absence.

Trumbo pinch-hit Friday, but did not start. He owns a slash line of .263/.309/.513.


Phillies CF Odubel Herrera grabbing some pine Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11:47 am ET) Slumping center fielder Odubel Herrera is out of the lineup Saturday for the Phillies for the first time since May 13.

Herrera is set to sit against Colorado in the midst of an 0-for-13 slide. He has not managed a multi-hit game since May 12 as his average has fallen from .275 to .243.

Jeff Francoeur is taking his place.


Many Reds have struggled against Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11:39 am ET) Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez has been hot-and-cold recently, but if history is any indication, he's likely to perform well Saturday in Cincinnati.

Gonzalez has been lights-out in the past against several Reds hitters, including Brandon Phillips (1-8), Todd Frazier (0-5), Jay Bruce (2-10), Marlon Byrd (5-21) and Zack Cozart (1-11).

The Reds have 16 hits in 116 at-bats lifetime against Gonzalez.


Twins RF Torii Hunter set to sit Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11:19 am ET) Twins right fielder Torii Hunter is being rested Saturday against Toronto. He has started every game since May 14.

Eddie Rosario is playing the position instead.


Rangers OF Shin-Soo Choo merely mediocre in late May


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11:12 am ET) Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo is not finishing May on the same roll with which he started it, but that would be virtually impossible. He has at least not returned to the funk in which he began the season.

Choo is hitless in three of his last five games and is 10-for-49 since May 16. His averaged has dropped from .248 to .235 during that stretch. He began the month on a 14-game hitting streak.


Still-hot Twins OF Torii Hunter owns eight-game hitting streak


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10:55 am ET) Twins veteran outfielder Torii Hunter can't be called "Torrid Torii" anymore, but he has maintained a steady and productive pace as May winds down.

Hunter is on an eight-game hitting streak. He has just one hit in the last seven of those games, but that has served to solidify his slash line on the year at .280/.332/.458. He has risen his average 75 points this month, during which he has hit safely in all but five games.


Seth Smith provides all of Mariners' runs with homer


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(1:52 am ET) Mariners designated hitter Seth Smith hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning to provide all the offense in a 2-1 win over Cleveland on Friday. 

"You are working aggressive and hoping to get something over the plate,” Smith said. “You don’t know what it’s going to be, but you just hope you are in a good place for a good swing."

Smith went 1 for 3 with a walk. His homer gave him five on the year, to go with 13 RBI. 


Rajai Davis steals twelfth base for Tigers


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(1:16 am ET) Tigers center fielder Rajai Davis went 1 for 3 with a walk in Friday's loss to the Angels. 

Davis stole his twelfth base of the year. He was also caught stealing for the third time this season. 


Chris Colabello homers in Blue Jays' win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(1:06 am ET) Blue Jays left fielder Chris Colabello hit a game-winning home run in Friday's win over Minnesota. 

Colabello hit a two-run shot in the top of the ninth to break a 4-4 tie. He went 1 for 4 on the night and hit his fourth home run. He now has 14 RBI. 


Diamondbacks CF A.J. Pollock goes yard in win on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(12:09 am ET) Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock gave his team some breathing room with a two-run home run in the top of the ninth on Friday. The homer, his fifth of the season, put the Arizona up 7-4, as they went on to beat the Brewers 7-5. 

Pollock joined the outfield-home run party, as all three members of the Diamondbacks' outfield went deep on Friday. Pollock has now hit safely in nine of his last 10 games. 


 
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