Padres' Brandon Morrow (shoulder) to throw from mound Thursday
"That was frustrating," Morrow said, per MLB.com." I am pretty confident in this time that you know it's not just not sore but actually stronger. Like I said, I am feeling great, and that's all I can say. I am getting off the mound in the next couple of days, so we'll know more then. I am fully confident everything will go well with that."
Despite Morrow heading to the mound on Thursday, it is still unknown when his rehab will resume, and his return to the Padres' rotation remains unclear.
"You got to stay the course, that's the whole thing. He is a worker," interim manager Pat Murphy said. "When you are dealing with a shoulder or an elbow, all the little things that go into that, all the muscles that go into that and how it affects the rest of your body, it's the little adjustments ... it's those little things that make all the difference in the world, which is why it takes a little bit longer to get yourself right. We would love to have him back."
Giants SP Tim Hudson to leave team to deal with family issue
Hudson is 5-7 with a 4.68 ERA through 92 1/3 innings this season.
Giants RF Hunter Pence (wrist) will not return before All-Star Game
Pence will likely need to make a minor-league rehab appearance before being able to return.
Expected to be a big part of the reigning World Series team, Pence has been limited to just 18 games this year due to injuries.
Mets' David Wright might begin limited baseball activities next week
Manager Terry Collins said he has spoken with Wright in the last few days, and Wright is the most upbeat he’s been “in a long time” as he recovers from spinal stenosis.
Wright is slated to meet with the team later this week in Los Angeles. There is a possibility he will be cleared to begin running and fielding grounders next week. Wright has spent the last month in Los Angeles undergoing physical therapy and consulting with back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins.
If Wright is cleared for baseball activities, then he could be back shortly after the All-Star break.
Nationals 1B Ryan Zimmerman (foot) experiences pain in workout
Zimmerman, who participated in a full workout on Tuesday without any reported issues, will need more time before he participates in any rehab games as he recovers from a foot injury.
Blue Jays CF Kevin Pillar batting .389 in last 19 games
Pillar has hit safely in 17 of his last 19 games. He is batting .389 (28 for 72) with two home runs, four doubles, eight RBI, eight runs, one walk, nine strikeouts and four stolen bases in that span.
Blue Jays' Justin Smoak snaps 2-for-20 slump with two-HR game
Smoak had a two-run homer off Rick Porcello in the first inning and a solo home run off Robbie Ross in the third.
He finished 3 for 4. Smoak entered the game mired in a 2-for-20 slump in his previous 13 games (four starts).
Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion has 17 RBI in last 20 games
The veteran slugger wasted no time getting Toronto on the scoreboard, as he had a one-out, three-run homer off Rick Porcello in the bottom of the first inning. He has five home runs in his last 20 games. He also has 17 RBI in that span.
Report: Twins to promote prospect Miguel Sano to MLB
Sano, 22, was ranked the 13th-best prospect in baseball by Baseball America prior to the season. He has yet to play above the Double-A level, but he has been excelling with Chattanooga this season.
He owns a slash line of .274/.374/.544 with 15 home runs, 18 doubles and 48 RBI in 66 games with the Lookouts. However, he has also committed 15 errors at third base this year.
The team has not yet confirmed if Sano will be promoted.
Orioles recall RP Tyler Wilson, will be in bullpen Wednesday
Wilson was solid for the Orioles earlier this season before being sent down to Triple-A. In 17 innings of work, he allowed just four runs and also made one start.
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