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Giants SS Brandon Crawford a no-go again Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7:14 pm ET) As expected, Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford is again out of the lineup Wednesday night against the host Dodgers with a calf issue.

Bruce Bochy revealed Tuesday that he would be sidelined for at least a couple days.

Crawford is on a 2-for-23 slide. His .263 average is at its lowest point since July 20.


Giants release SS Everth Cabrera


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6:09 pm ET) The Giants parted ways with shortstop Everth Cabrera on Wednesday, reports CSN Bay Area. Cabrera was signed to a minor-league deal earlier this season, but was never called up.

Mets' Wilmer Flores not with team due to family emergency


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4:45 pm ET) Mets infielder Wilmer Flores will not play in Wednesday's game after leaving the team due to a family emergency, reports The Wall Street Journal. Flores is expected to rejoin the team for Friday's contest in Miami.

Pirates recall Pedro Florimon; place Deolis Guerra on 60-day DL


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3:46 pm ET) The Pirates promoted infielder Pedro Florimon from Triple-A on Wednesday, the team announced. To make room for Florimon, the team transferred pitcher Deolis Guerra  from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL due to left knee inflammation.

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.


Braves SS Andrelton Simmons hitting second in return to lineup


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(10:33 am ET) After missing the last two games with ankle inflammation, Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons has returned to the starting lineup for Wednesday's series-finale with the Marlins. 

Simmons has been hitting well lately, batting .324 (12 for 37) with three doubles over his last 10 games.


Diamondbacks 3B Aaron Hill (hamstring) removed from game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2015) A hamstring pull sustained after hitting a two-run double in the seventh inning Tuesday night at Colorado knocked Diamondbacks third baseman Aaron Hill out the game, per MLB.com. Nick Ahmed replaced him at second base.

Hill was used as a pinch-hitter.


Calf issue to sideline Giants SS Brandon Crawford for short time


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2015) Bruce Bochy has announced that Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford will miss a couple days with a sore calf sustained on a hit-by-pitch, per CSN Bay Area.

Crawford just returned from an oblique injury.

He has just two hits in his last 23 at-bats. His slash line sits at .265/.324/.482.


Braves SS Andrelton Simmons (ankle) still sidelined Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(9/1/2015) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Marlins. Simmons was scratched from Monday's starting nine due to right ankle inflammation and he is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days.

Daniel Castro, who was just recalled from Triple-A on Tuesday, will get the start at shortstop in place of Simmons.


Braves activate Manny Banuelos from DL; four others recalled


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(9/1/2015) The Braves made a flurry of roster moves with the expansion of the roster on Tuesday. 

Left-hander Manny Banuelos (elbow) was activated from the 15-day disabled list, and he'll start Tuesday's game against the Marlins.

Additionally, right-handers Danny Burawa and Brandon Cunniff , as well as infielders Hector Olivera and Daniel Castro were recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett


Rockies recall Wilin Rosario, two others from Triple-A on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(9/1/2015) Rockies slugger Wilin Rosario has been recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque. Rosario had two stints with the Rockies earlier this season, but was rather disappointing at the plate. 

The catcher/first baseman hit .273 with just five home runs in 183 at-bats for the Rockies. His numbers were a little bit better with the Isotopes, hitting .297 with five dingers. 

Rosario is in the starting lineup for Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Diamondbacks. He will be at first base and bat cleanup. 

The Rockies also recalled infielder Cristhian Adames and left-hander Rex Brothers from Triple-A, as rosters expanded on Tuesday.


Braves scratch Andrelton Simmons from Monday's lineup


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2015) The Braves removed shortstop Andrelton Simmons from Monday's lineup due to right ankle inflammation, the team announed. He was replaced by Pedro Ciriaco. Simmons is hitting .265 with three home runs and 34 RBI in 118 games.

Giants SS Brandon Crawford good to go for Monday vs. Dodgers


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/31/2015) Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford has returned to the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Dodgers. Crawford has not played since leaving Tuesday's game with an oblique injury.

But he's been given the green light to return on Monday. He'll be at shortstop and bat sixth in the series-opener against the division-rival Dodgers.


SS Jhonny Peralta out of Cardinals' lineup Sunday


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(8/30/2015) Shortstop Jhonny Peralta will get a break Sunday, as he is not in the Cardinals' starting lineup or the series finale against the Giants. 

Peralta is 0-for-17 in his last four games and is hitting just .229 in 96 at-bats in August. He will be replaced in the starting lineup by Greg Garcia. 


Giants SS Brandon Crawford remains sidelined Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2015) Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford was not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, the team announced. It will be the fifth straight game Crawford has not started due to an oblique injury.

Giants SS Brandon Crawford (oblique) still out Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/29/2015) Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford remains out of the starting lineup Saturday against the Cardinals. Crawford will miss his fourth consecutive game due to an oblique strain.

He is making progress however, as Crawford played catch Saturday for the first time since sustaining the injury on Tuesday. He is also expected to take some swings, though a clear timetable for his return to the lineup has not been revealed. 


Giants SS Brandon Crawford out again Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2015) Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford remains sidelined Friday night against St. Louis with a left oblique strain. It's his third straight absence.

"It's not something you want to rush," Bruce Bochy told Associated Press.

Crawford was on a 2-for-19 skid before going down.


Giants SS Brandon Crawford, OF Gregor Blanco out Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2015) The banged-up Giants still have two starting position players missing from their lineup for the Thursday game against the visiting Cubs.

Shortstop Brandon Crawford (side) and outfielder Gregor Blanco (left hip strain) remain sidelined.

The absences are the second straight both both players.


Giants SS Brandon Crawford not in lineup Wednesday


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(8/26/2015) Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford, who left Tuesday night's game with tightness in his left side, is out of the starting lineup Wednesday against the Cubs. 

Replacing him in the lineup is Ehire Adrianza, who will hit eighth. Crawford is having a fantastic season for the Giants, hitting .265 with 19 homers and 75 RBIs. 


Giants SS Brandon Crawford leaves game with injury


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/26/2015) Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford left Tuesday's game against the Cubs in the eighth inning after experiencing tightness in his side. Crawford will have his injury checked out on Wednesday before determining if he will be available to play.

He was 0 for 3 with a pair of strikeouts before being removed from the game at the start of the eighth inning. Crawford said his side tightened up on him during his last at-bat.


Mets 2B Wilmer Flores goes yard twice in runaway win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2015) Mets second baseman Wilmer Flores did his best Monday to upstage teammate David Wright, who was returning after losing four months to a back injury.

Wright hit a homer in the shellacking of Philadelphia, but Flores slugged two. He slammed a two-run blast in the fourth and three-run job in the fifth. He also doubled and scored in the sixth.

His fine game sweetened his slash line on the year to .265/.298/.418.


Pirates SS Jordy Mercer back in starting lineup


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(8/24/2015) Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer, who missed five weeks with a knee injury, returns to the starting lineup Monday as the team opens a series with the Marlins. 

Mercer has been supplanted by the solid play of rookie Jung Ho Kang, and his time as a starter may be limited. Mercer is hitting .241 in 81 games this season for Pittsburgh. 


Rockies SS Jose Reyes indicates desire to be traded


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2015) Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes has indicated not very subtly that he wants to be traded from the team that now owns the worst record in the majors.

"I'm at the point in my career what I want to win," he told the Denver Post. "I saw it over and over. I want to win. I don't want to spend the rest of my career on a last-place team. That's not the kind of player I feel I am. ... We'll see what happens here. But in the next couple years, I don't want to waste my time like that."

Reyes, who is under contract through 2017, has not allowed his disenchantment to affect his hitting. He has been especially hot lately with nine hits in his last 22 at-bats.


Pirates activate SS Jordy Mercer, put 1B Travis Ishikawa on DL


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2015) The Pirates have announced that they have activated shortstop Jordy Mercer off the disabled list and placed first baseman Travis Ishikawa on it with a back strain.

Mercer has been out for five weeks with a knee injury. It remains to be seen how often he plays considering the emergence of Jung Ho Kang at that position.

Ishikawa has played sparingly this season with just 12 hits in 59 at-bats over 39 games.


Daniel Descalso gives Jose Reyes a day off for Rockies


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2015) Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes gets a break from the starting lineup on Sunday, after starting 18 of the last 19 games. 

Reyes is replaced by Daniel Descalso, who starts at short for the 19th time and first since August 13. 


 
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