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Cardinals OF Matt Holliday doesn't have time frame for return


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(1:40 am ET) Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday thinks he will be back on the field "soon" from his quad injury, but stated that there is not a specific time frame for his return, according to MLB.com.

"It's one of those deals [where] you know when you know, and right now I don't have any idea," Holliday said.

Holliday landed on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday with a Grade 2 quad strain.

"I want to play as soon as I can play," Holliday said. "My leg will dictate when that is. Whenever I am able to run and play at a decent clip, I'll play."


Rockies' Kyle Kendrick leaves after one inning with shoulder injury


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(12:03 am ET) Rockies starter Kyle Kendrick left Friday's game against the Cardinals after one inning due to right shoulder inflammation. He gave up two runs on four hits, including a solo home run to Matt Carpenter, before leaving the game. He was left with his 12th loss of the season, as the Rockies were shutout 7-0.

The right-hander is lsited as day-to-day, and he will have an MRI on Monday according to MLB.com. Kendrick's next start would come Tuesday against the Mariners, but it is not yet known if he will be forced to miss any time. 


White Sox OF J.B. Shuck leaves game with hamstring injury


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/31/2015) White Sox outfielder J.B. Shuck left Friday's game against the Yankees in the eighth inning with a left hamstring strain. Shuck, who entered the game in the seventh, singled in a run and scored another in his only at-bat of the night.

He will be re-evaluated on Saturday before the White Sox determine his status going forward. 


Diamondbacks CF A.J. Pollock leaves game with hamstring injury


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/31/2015) Diamondbacks All-Star center fielder A.J. Pollock left Friday's game against the Astros in the seventh inning due to hamstring tightness. Pollock went 1 for 4 in the game, and was lifted for a pinch runner after he singled in the seventh.

His status for Saturday's game is currently unknown.


Rays' Desmond Jennings (knee) begins rehab assignment Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/31/2015) Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings began his minor-league rehab assignment on Friday. Jennings served as the designated hitter for Triple-A Durham.

He went 0 for 3 with a pair of walks in the 8-4 loss to Gwinnett. Jennings has been out of action since the end of April with a knee injury. He will likely need a few more games before being ready to return to the Rays' lineup.


Orioles' Mike Wright called up on Friday, leaves game with cramp


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/31/2015) Orioles pitcher Mike Wright , who was called up from Triple-A on Friday, left the game with a left calf cramp. Wright came into the game against the Tigers in the fourth inning after starter Wei-Yin Chen struggled.

Wright got out of the fourth, but was pulled with one out in the fifth due to the injury. It is not yet known when Wright is expected to make his next appearance for the Orioles.


Dodgers 3B Justin Turner placed on 15-day DL with skin infection


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/31/2015) Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a skin infection on his right thigh. Turner was sent to the emergency room on Tuesday when a pimple on his leg developed into an infection.

The move to the DL is retroactive to Tuesday. 


Phillies place newly-acquired Matt Harrison on disabled list


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2015) The Phillies placed left-handed pitcher Matt Harrison on the 15-day disabled list, per the News Journal.

Harrison was just acquired by the Phillies, from Texas, for Cole Hamels. He hadn't appeared in a game for the team. He's suffering from lower back inflammation. 


Dodgers 3B Justin Turner still out of action on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/31/2015) Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner remains out of the starting lineup due to a skin infection on his leg. Turner will miss his third straight game with the issue which put him in the emergency room on Tuesday.

His current condition has not been revealed by the team, and it is not known when he is expected to return to the lineup.

Alex Guerrero will get another start at the hot corner on Friday against the Angels. 


Pirates' A.J. Burnett to 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/31/2015) The Pirates have placed struggling pitcher A.J. Burnett on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation. Burnett has been dreadful over his last three times out, going 1-2 with a whopping 10.13 ERA in that span.

Burnett claimed he was healthy following Thursday's disaster of an outing, when he allowed seven earned runs against the Reds. But regardless, he will be out for at least the next two weeks.


Mariners 1B Logan Morrison (thumb) remains sidelined on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/31/2015) Mariners first baseman Logan Morrison remains out of the starting lineup due to a thumb injury on Friday. He will miss his second straight game after suffering the injury in Wednesday's contest. 

Youngster Jesus Montero, who was recalled from Triple-A on Friday, will take over at first base for the injured Morrison. It is not currently known when Morrison is expected to return to the lineup.


Mariners 2B Robinson Cano still out with abdominal strain


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/31/2015) As expected, Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano remains out of the starting lineup on Friday. Cano is dealing with a strained abdominal muscle, and will miss his third straight game.

Rookie Ketel Marte will make his big-league debut on Friday, as he will fill in at second base for Cano.

Cano is expected to be sidelined until early next week.


Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg set for rehab start Monday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2015) Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg is set to make his second rehab start Monday for Triple-A Syracuse.

Strasburg, who pitched a mediocre four innings for the Chiefs on Wednesday, has been sidelined for four weeks with an oblique injury. He has made just three starts for Washington since May 29.


Giants place Tim Hudson on DL


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2015) The Giants placed pitcher Tim Hudson on the 15-day disabled list on Friday, per the San Francisco Chronicle.

Hudson was likely to lose his spot in the rotation after the team acquired Mike Leake prior to the trade deadline. 

Hudson said that the shoulder had been bothering him. "We'll go with that." 


Rib injury keeps OF Corey Dickerson out of lineup for Rockies


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/31/2015) Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson is not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Cardinals. Dickerson suffered a rib contusion while diving for a ball in Thursday's game.

There is currently no talks of a possible DL stint for Dickerson, but his immediate status is unknown. 

Brandon Barnes will cover left field for the Rockies on Friday.


Blue Jays GM backs Michael Saunders as long-term left fielder


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2015) Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos backed Michael Saunders as the "long-term guy" in left field Friday, according to the Toronto Star. However, Saunders -- who has missed most of the season due to knee issues -- isn't playing in rehab games yet and might not return this season.

Angels place SP C.J. Wilson on DL with elbow ailment


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2015) The Angels have placed southpaw starter C.J. Wilson on the disabled list with an elbow injury, per the Los Angeles Times.

Wilson certainly pitched like there was a problem Tuesday in his worst outing in five weeks. He allowed six earned runs on six hits in four innings.

He is 8-8 on the year with a 3.89 ERA that is at its highest point since June 23.


Orioles SP Chris Tillman unsure if he will start Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2015) Orioles starting pitcher Chris Tillman said his left ankle sprain is getting better, but he is still sore, according to MASNsports.com. He is unsure if he will start Monday at Oakland.

Tillman has been pitching much better as of late, going 3-0 with a 1.09 ERA in his last six starts. He has 30 strikeouts and six walks in 41 1/3 innings in that span.


Red Sox LF Hanley Ramirez sits Friday due to shin injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2015) Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez was held out of the starting lineup Friday against the Rays due to a shin injury, according to CSNNE.com.

Ramirez is batting .275 (11 for 40) with one double, three RBI, five runs, two walks, seven strikeouts and one stolen base in his last 10 games. He has not homered in his last 15 games.


Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval unable to start Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2015) Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval was not in the starting lineup Friday against the Rays. He left Thursday's game after he was hit on the left wrist by a pitch while striking out in the fourth inning.

Sandoval has been mired in an offensive slump for a few weeks, batting .203 in his last 18 games. He has one home run, two doubles and five RBI in that span.


Marlins release injured 1B Jeff Baker


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2015) The Marlins have added insult to injury to first baseman Jeff Baker, who is on the disabled list with an intercostal strain. They have released Baker, per MLB.com.

Baker had just one hit in his last 17 at-bats before going down and has posted a weak slash line of .208/.288/.375 on the year.


Blue Jays 2B Devon Travis (shoulder) on DL again


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2015) The Blue Jays have placed second baseman Devon Travis on the disabled list with a shoulder injury that has prevented him from playing the last two games, per Sportsnet.

The 24-year-old Travis, who was sidelined for more than a month earlier in the year, has been limited to 217 at-bats. His slash line rests at .304/.361/.498.


Phillies receive P Matt Harrison, five prospects for Hamels


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2015) The Phillies have at least received strength in numbers from the Rangers in return for stud left-hander Cole Hamels. They get six players back, including four pitchers.

The lone experienced hurler is left-hander Matt Harrison, who is coming off a back injury that has limited him to three starts this season.

The only non-pitchers are catcher Jorge Alfaro and outfielder Nick Williams, who has compiled a fine .299/.357/.470 slash line this season with 13 homers and 10 stolen bases at Double-A Frisco. He has put together the best season of all the players Philadelphia is getting back. Alfaro is at .253/.314/.432 at Frisco.

The Phillies also get back right-handers Jake Thompson, Alec Asher and Jerad Eickhoff. Thompson is 6-6 with a 4.72 ERA for Frisco with 78 strikeouts in 87 2/3 innings. Asher is 4-10 with a 4.43 ERA at Triple-A Round Rock. Eickhoff is 10-4 with a 4.11 ERA with the same team. He has fanned 107 in 111 2/3 innings.

Thompson is considered a top-50 prospect by Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus. MLB.com ranks him as a top-100 prospect. Williams and Alfaro are also among Baseball Prospectus' top-50 and MLB.com's top-100 lists.


Giants veteran Tim Hudson loses spot in rotation


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2015) Giants veteran right-hander Tim Hudson has been booted from the rotation in the wake of the trade that brought Mike Leake over from Cincinnati, per the San Jose Mercury News. That word came down from general manager Bobby Evans, who informed Hudson of the decision.

The 40-year-old Hudson, who is coming off a strong start in a defeat of Oakland, is 6-8 with a 4.80 ERA that would be the second-worst of his career if maintained.


Pirates SP A.J. Burnett dismissing recent struggles


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2015) Slumping Pirates right-hander A.J. Burnett is downplaying his struggles, which reached a new low in a miserable outing Thursday against Cincinnati.

"I don't think it's a rough patch, man," he told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "Just had a bad day, that's all."

Burnett allowed seven runs on 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings in taking his second straight loss. That was the worst of three outings in which he has given up 18 runs on a whopping 32 hits in 16 innings pitched.

He had not surrendered more than four runs in any start in the first half of the season. He has yielded at least five in every start since the All-Star break. His ERA has risen from 2.11 to 3.06 since then.


 
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