Yankees expect Carlos Beltran to return shortly after ASG
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Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters that he expects outfielder Carlos Beltran
to return from the 7-day concussion disabled list just shortly after the All-Star brea
k, the Wall Street Journal
Beltran was placed on the DL Thursday after being struck by a batted ball during batting practice Wednesday. He batted .216 with nine homers and 28 RBI in 232 at-bats before the injury.
Adam Lind out 6-8 weeks following foot injury
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Blue Jays infielder Adam Lind
is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks
with a foot fracture, according to MLB.com.
Lind will get a second opinion on the injury in hopes that he might be able to return to action sooner. He's hitting .320/.389/.489 over 178 at-bats.
Victor Martinez not expected to return in Kansas City
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Due to ongoing issues with his back, Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez
is expected to sit out
through the All-Star break, manager Brad Ausmus told The Detroit News
Martinez was out of the lineup for the fourth game in a row Wednesday against the Tigers, and Ausmus said he does not expect to have him back for the team's four-game series against the Royals. Martinez could end up getting two full weeks off, assuming he is healthy enough to return for the first game of the All-Star break.
David DeJesus likely out until early August
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Rays manager Joe Maddon said outfielder/DH David DeJesus
(hand) could come off the disabled list
in early August, according to The Tampa Tribune
. DeJesus did run the bases Tuesday.
Chris Carter goes deep twice Tuesday
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Astros designated hitter Chris Carter
's power surge continued Tuesday, as he clubbed two more home runs in an 8-3 win over the Rangers.
Carter went 2 for 4 in the game, with each of his hits leaving the yard for a solo home run in the win. Carter now has 17 home runs overall, including four in his last four games, with seven RBI in that span.
Carter is hitting .194/.274/.446 in 258 at-bats on the season.
Nelson Cruz slugs league-leading 28th home run Monday
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Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz
became the sole major-league leader in home runs Monday, going 3 for 5 with a home run and two RBI in his team's 8-2 win over the Nationals.
Cruz provided his team's only offense in regulation before the Orioles came through with three home runs and six runs total in the 11th inning. Cruz has been on fire in recent days, going 11 for 16 with three doubles, two home runs and five RBI in his last three games. He owns a .294/.359/.591 line with 28 home runs and 73 RBI in 340 at-bats.
Adam Dunn slugs 13th home run Monday vs. Red Sox
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White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn
went 2 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 4-0 win over the Red Sox Monday.
Dunn gave his team the lead with his second-inning blast, which was just his second home run since rattling off three straight games with home runs in early June. He has hit .229/.366/.441 with 13 home runs and 34 RBI in 245 at-bats.
David Ortiz reaches base five times in losing effort
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Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz
enjoyed a productive day at the dish, reaching base five times in a 7-6 defeat to the Orioles.
Ortiz singled in a run in the sixth and seventh innings, respectively. He also added a double and a single, finishing 4 for 5 with a walk and two RBI. He is hitting .261 with 19 homers and 55 RBI in 310 at-bats.
Mike Aviles, Ryan Raburn to see more time
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With Indians center fielder Michael Bourn (hamstring) hitting the DL, the team will play Michael Brantley in center while giving Mike Aviles
and Ryan Raburn
more starts at the other outfield spots, reports MLB.com. Cleveland called up outfielder Tyler Holt to provide speed off the bench.
C.J. Cron launches one
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Angels designated hitter C.J. Cron
launched a three-run homer in the team's eight-run seventh inning Saturday. Cron's blast traveled 410 feet to center, and he finished 2 for 5 with two runs scored.
He's hitting .295 with nine homers and 27 RBI in 149 at-bats.