Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez (hamstring) to DL; Austin Barnes up
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Dodgers utility man Enrique Hernandez
has been placed on the 15-day disabled list
with a left hamstring strain. Hernandez suffered the injury during Sunday's game, forcing him to leave the game early.
To replace him on the roster, the Dodgers recalled catcher Austin Barnes from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday.
Giants 2B Joe Panik (back) has rehab stint delayed
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Second baseman Joe Panik
has had his rehab stint slowed
as he tries to recover from a back injury that has sidelined him since Aug. 1, per CSN Bay Area.
Panik will remain with the team through their upcoming series against the Dodgers, which begins Monday, before joining Triple-A Sacramento on Thursday. The team is hoping to have Panik return when they start a series in Arizona on Sept. 7.
Panik is slashing .309/.374/.443 this season.
Cubs prospect Javier Baez expected to be promoted soon
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Joe Maddon has declared that Cubs premier infield prospect Javier Baez
is expected to be promoted
at early at Tuesday.
"I would say he would be (here) sooner rather than later," Maddon told ESPN. "There's a lot of things he can do to help you win now."
Like, for instance, hit like he has at Triple-A Iowa. Baez is hitting .316 with 13 home runs and .380 on-base percentage at that level.
Dodgers bring up 2B Jose Peraza
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The Dodgers have promoted infielder Jose Peraza
from Triple-A Oklahoma City to take the place on the roster of shelved outfelder Yasiel Puig.
Peraza spent just two weeks in the minors after a short stint with the Dodgers in which he managed one hit in six at-bats. He has hit .289 with 33 stolen bases in the minors this season.
Mets' Daniel Murphy stays hot, plates go-ahead runs in victory
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Mets first baseman Daniel Murphy
came through with the biggest hit of the night on Thursday. Murphy, who went 3 for 6 with a run scored and two RBI, snapped a 5-5 tie by smoking a two-run double in the 13th inning. The Mets would go on to beat the Phillies 9-5.
Murphy also made a dazzling play in the field, as he led the charge to the four-game sweep over the Phillies. He has somewhat quietly been on a bit of a tear lately, hitting .366 (15 for 41) with two home runs and 13 RBI over his last nine games.
Mets' Kelly Johnson belts game-tying home run on Thursday
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Mets second baseman Kelly Johnson
had one hit in six at-bats on Thursday against the Phillies, but it was a key hit. Johnson launched a game-tying, solo home run in the fifth inning, knotting the score up at 5-5. The Mets would go on to win the game 9-5 in 13 innings.
The home run was Johnson's third since coming over in a trade at the end of July. He has been mired in a bit of a slump recently, as he was 6 for his last 24 coming into play on Thursday.
Giants rookie Kelby Tomlinson goes grand for first MLB home run
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Giants infielder Kelby Tomlinson
unloaded the bases with one swing of the bat on Thursday. The rookie Tomlison launched his first-career home run for a grand slam, as the Giants beat the Cubs 9-1.
Tomlinson, who was a 12th-round draft pick by the Giants in 2011, has been productive since his callup after Joe Panik went down with an injury. Tomlinson has been playing nearly everyday since being promoted at the beginning of August, and he is batting .346 (18 for 52).
Padres' Jedd Gyorko powers up for two home runs on Tuesday
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Padres infielder Jedd Gyorko
did his best to get his club a victory on Tuesday, though the Padres wound up falling to the Nationals 8-3. Gyorko went 2 for 4 with a pair of home runs and three RBI in the loss.
Gyorko hit a two-run blast in the second inning, which actually gave the Padres a 2-0 lead at the time. He later added a solo shot in the seventh, but by then it was too late to avoid the defeat.
The pair of longballs give Gyorko 10 for the season, which matches his total output from the 2014 season.
Cubs 2B Addison Russell (groin) out of Monday's lineup
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Cubs second baseman Addison Russell
is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Indians as he battles a tight groin, and he will be replaced by recently recalled Tommy La Stella, who will hit sixth.
Russell left Sunday's win against the Braves with the groin issue, and the team said he is day-to-day with the injury. Russell was hitting .381 with two homers over his last seven games.
The Cubs continued a busy day of transactions Monday, calling up
relief pitcher Zac Rosscup
and second baseman Tommy La Stella
to help fight the team's injury bug, per 670-AM.
Rosscup will help replace the loss of bullpen stalwart Jason Motte, while LaStella will fill in at second while Addison Russell deals with a groin issue.
Rosscup has appeared in 26 games this year, but has not pitched for the Cubs since going on the DL with shoulder inflammation on June 16. La Stella was the team's opening day second baseman, but appeared in just two games before being sidelined with an oblique injury.