Padres OF Wil Myers (wrist) likely to begin rehab on Tuesday
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Padres outfielder Wil Myers
is slated to begin a rehab assignment
with Class A Lake Elsinore on Tuesday. Myers has missed the majority of the season due to a wrist injury that required surgery back in June.
Myers has played just 35 games in 2015, his first with the Padres. It is not yet known how many rehab games Myers will require before being ready to return to the Padres.
Padres RF Matt Kemp good to go for Saturday vs. Phillies
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After missing two games with a sore shoulder, Padres right fielder Matt Kemp
is back in the starting lineup
Saturday against the Phillies.
Kemp was held out Thursday and Friday with the injury, but he has been given the green light to return on Saturday.
Kemp has been hitting the ball well lately, batting .308 with two home runs and 11 RBI over his last 10 games.
Giants OF Gregor Blanco returns to lineup Friday
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Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco
is back in action Friday night against St. Louis after missing two games with a hip ailment.
Blanco returns on a nice run with four hits, four walks and five runs over his last four games.
Dodgers place RF Yasiel Puig on DL with hamstring pull
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When Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig
stated that the hamstring injury he sustained Thursday was worse than his last one, he wasn't kidding. He has been placed on the disabled list
Puig grabbed at the back of his leg after hightailing down the line trying to beat out an infield hit.
He goes down on a 10-game hitting streak in which he's batting .305 (13-for-37). His .256 average is at its highest point in five weeks.
Cubs CF Dexter Fowler back in action Friday
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Various ailments, including a shin injury, will not keep Cubs leadoff hitter and center fielder Dexter Fowler
out of the lineup Friday against the host Dodgers. The bad news is that he has to face Clayton Kershaw.
Fowler lost only a couple days to his physical issues. He returns in an 0-for-9 skid, but he ranks sixth in the majors this season with 84 runs scored.
Marlins LF Christian Yelich sidelined again Friday
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Nationals left fielder Christian Yelich
is set to miss his second straight game Friday night in Washington with a bruised left knee.
Yelich, who has played in only two games since Aug. 9, was on a nice run at the plate before going down. He was batting .441 (16-for-38) over his last nine games.
Nationals CF Michael Taylor a no-go Friday
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As anticipated, Nationals center fielder Michael Taylor
is not in the lineup Friday night against Miami. He could miss the entire series with a knee bruise.
Taylor sustained the injury when he collided with a wall Thursday trying to make a catch.
Nationals outfielder Matt den Dekker
was recalled from Triple-A
on Friday, the team announced.
den Dekker takes the place of Denard Span, who was placed on the DL. den Dekker hit .184 with two home runs and five RBI in 49 at-bats earlier this season.
Hip surgery to end season for Nationals CF Denard Span
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Nationals center fielder Denard Span
is out for the year with a left hip injury. The team has announced that he will undergo surgery
Span played in two games this week before headed back to the disabled list. He finishes the season with a fine slash line of .301/.365/.431 and 38 runs scored in 246 at-bats.
Cardinals OF Randal Grichuk hasn't resumed baseball activities
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Cardinals outfielder Randal Grichuk
is nowhere close to returning from elbow and ligament injuries that have sidelined him since Aug. 17, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Grichuk is undergoing therapy in the training room, but has yet to begin baseball activities. He was expected to miss at least 15 games, but it appears that he will be sidelined for many more than that.
When he does return, he will do so with a fine slash line of .284/.333/.561.