Reds pitcher Tony Cingrani (shoulder) has first rehab outing
It is not known how many rehab games Cingrani will need before he is able to return to the big-league club.
Rockie return Wilin Rosario to first, Ben Paulsen to bench
Dodgers OF Carl Crawford moving rehab to Triple-A
Crawford played two games with Class A Rancho Cucamonga, recording a triple in four at-bats. It is not known when Crawford will be able to return to the big-league club.
Mets LF Michael Cuddyer (knee) still not starting on Friday
He'll be replaced on Friday by John Mayberry, who will bat cleanup on Friday. Manager Terry Collins is hoping Cuddyer will be available to pinch-hit if necessary on Friday.
Athletics' Coco Crisp sidelined by kidney stones
Now, Crisp is plagued by a second health problem. Manager Bob Melvin said Crisp is suffering from kidney stones, per MLB.com.
Crisp is home in Palm Springs and semi-bedridden, Melvin added.
Red Sox send down Jackie Bradley Jr., call up Noe Ramirez
Bradley was sent down earlier this season after opening the year 0 for 11. In his second stint with the Red Sox, he was 4 for 22 (.182).
“The numbers are what they are,” manager John Farrell said per WEEI. “But, what you do see is a swing path that I think is more consistent than what it was a year ago. That was evident in spring training and he’s carried it through. He hasn’t had the production at the big league level. We know that there is a sizable gap between Triple-A and here and yet Jackie is still working his way to get his feet on the ground and be a consistent performer here.”
To replace Bradley on the roster, Boston called up
Padres 1B Yonder Alonso inserted as leadoff man on Friday
Alonso becomes the eighth man to hit leadoff for the Padres this season. Padres leadoff men have a combined .288 on-base percentage, while Alonso owns a .399 mark. It remains to be seen if this becomes a more permanent lineup arrangement for interim manager Pat Murphy.
Red Sox place Blake Swihart on DL
Swihart has been battling a toe injury for just over two weeks. He's played once since Sunday.
“With Blake, he had been playing with some pain as we know,” manager John Farrell said, per WEEI. “The injury that he suffered to that small left toe is obviously still there. The symptoms never really subsided to the point where the recommendation at the time with the number of days needed initially, we kind of took a shortcut initially to get him back in the lineup. But we’re afforded the ability to give him so added rest right now.”
Red Sox activate Shane Victorino from DL
Victorino has been sidelined since late May with a hamstring injury. He hit .231 on a minor league rehab assignment.
Victorino is expected to platoon with Alejandro De Aza in right.
“[Victorino] as we all know, brings a tremendous amount of energy,” manager John Farrell said per WEEI. “He talks the game, he’s always seeing game situations as they unfold on the field and talking it in the dugout. I know Vic feels more comfortable in speaking his mind when he’s active and on the field and contribution. His in-game decisions are outstanding. And defense in this ballpark in right field, he plays it as good as anyone has played it. And we’re looking forward to having that back.”
Padres 3B Will Middlebrooks (ankle) not able to start on Friday
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