Byron Buxton
Twins' Byron Buxton: Set for rehab assignment
Byron Buxton, CF, MIN
11:03 AM
News: Buxton (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester this weekend, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Buxton was set to return from the DL on Tuesday, but then was sidelined with migraine headaches. The Twins feel he needs a few at-bats with the layoff, so he'll play at Triple-A. However, his exact timeline is unclear. He'll likely be activated after Monday's off day for the Twins.

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Steven Souza
Rays' Steven Souza: Keeps on mashing Wednesday
Steven Souza, RF, TB
10:08 AM
News: Souza went 1-for-4 with two RBI from a fielder's choice and a solo home run in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Orioles.

Souza smacked his 21st bomb of the season in the seventh, a 447-foot shot to left in the seventh. The slugging outfielder now has six round trippers in July -- equaling his best monthly total in that category this season -- and he's reached safely in 15 straight games, helping prop up his July line to an impressive .300/.388/.614 that's complemented by a 1.002 OPS.

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Nomar Mazara
Rangers' Nomar Mazara: Drives in three runs in blowout loss
Nomar Mazara, RF, TEX
10:01 AM
News: Mazara went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, three RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's 22-10 loss to the Marlins.

Mazara provided the Rangers' first run on a first-inning sacrifice fly to cut his team's deficit to one, but that's the closest Texas would get on a night the Marlins' hitters went bonkers. With four RBI in his last two contests, Mazara seems to be breaking out of his recent cold spell, but he's still hitting just .140 since the All-Star break.

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Austin Jackson
Indians' Austin Jackson: Not starting Thursday
Austin Jackson, CF, CLE
9:12 AM
News: Jackson is out of the lineup Thursday against the Angels.

Jackson had found his way into back-to-back starts in right field, but he'll head to the bench in favor of Brandon Guyer in the series finale. Despite the day off, look for Jackson to see semi-regular playing time in the outfield, at least until the return of Lonnie Chisenhall (calf), who recently resumed taking batting practice.

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Leury Garcia
White Sox's Leury Garcia: Has three hits in rehab debut
Leury Garcia, CF, CHW
7:36 AM
News: Garcia (finger) went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI for the White Sox's rookie-level club in Arizona on Wednesday.

Garcia commenced his rehabilitation assignment, finally getting back onto the field after sustaining a finger injury in mid-June. It's uncertain how many rehab games he'll need before he's ready, but an early August return to Chicago is likely. The 26-year-old outfielder had been putting together his best season prior to the injury and is anxious to get back and further submit evidence that he should be part of the team's rebuild plans going forward.

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Ryan Cordell
White Sox's Ryan Cordell: Will visit team doctors
Ryan Cordell, CF, CHW
7:26 AM
News: Cordell (back) will visit with White Sox team doctors, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

No surprise here. Cordell had the back injury when he was acquired from the Brewers. General manager Rick Hahn said there's a chance Cordell doesn't get into action until closer to instructional league this fall, but added the injury is a non-factor in terms of his long-term prognosis.

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Lorenzo Cain
Royals' Lorenzo Cain: Crosses plate three times Wednesday
Lorenzo Cain, CF, KC
7/26/2017
News: Cain went 3-for-6 with a double and three runs scored in Wednesday's 16-2 rout of the Tigers.

Eric Hosmer was having a monstrous performance behind him in the batting order, but Cain did plenty of damage on his own. It's been a rough July for the center fielder, who's hitting .213 (17-for-80) on the month with only three extra-base hits (two doubles and a homer), but with five of those hits coming in the last three games he may be coming out of his slump.

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Bradley Zimmer
Indians' Bradley Zimmer: Stays hot Wednesday
Bradley Zimmer, CF, CLE
7/26/2017
News: Zimmer went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, a home run, two runs scored and two RBI in Wednesday's 10-4 win over the Angels.

That's now three straight multi-hit performances for the rookie, who's also hitting .367 (11-for-30) over his last eight games with two homers, two steals, eight runs and 10 RBI. With the entire Cleveland offense beginning to catch fire, Zimmer should remain extremely productive hitting at the top of the order.

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Tyler O'Neill
Cardinals' Tyler O'Neill: Smacks first bomb with Cardinals organization
Tyler O'Neill, LF, SEA
7/26/2017
News: O'Neill went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run in Triple-A Memphis' win over Salt Lake City on Tuesday, his first round tripper since being traded from the Mariners last Friday.

The slugging outfielder wrapped up his Mariners career with five home runs in his last five games, so Tuesday's homer was an extension of his recent power surge. O'Neill's upside ensures he'll be monitored closely for the balance of the campaign, and it would appear highly likely he'll receive a spring training invite in 2018.

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Anthony Santander
Orioles' Anthony Santander: Maximizing rehab assignment
Anthony Santander, LF, BAL
7/26/2017
News: Santander (forearm) is expected to use the full 20-day limit on his rehab assignment, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

The Rule 5 outfielder has missed most of the year, but the O's will finally have the chance to get a good look at Santander beginning this week. "The whole idea with him was that we knew when we acquired him that there might be some issues, but the talent level was always there," manager Buck Showalter said. "If we could get him back to full health, we might have something." Santander's showcase will begin as the designated hitter Thursday for Double-A Bowie.

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