Jayson Werth
Jayson Werth clubs first August homer
Jayson Werth, RF, WAS
11:20 AM
News: Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth homered for the first time in nearly a month and a half Friday, in a 10-3 loss.

Werth, who has been bothered by a shoulder injury, hit a solo home run to left in the fourth inning, with the Nationals already trailing. He ultimately finished the game 2 for 4 with one run scored and one RBI.

Friday's home run was Werth's first since July 13, before the All-Star break. Still, he is hitting .311/.409/.444 overall since the break. 

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Marcell Ozuna
Marcell Ozuna ends rout of Rockies with grand slam
Marcell Ozuna, CF, MIA
11:10 AM
News: Marlins emerging slugger Marcell Ozuna came up in the ninth inning Friday night in Colorado with the bases loaded and unloaded them.

Ozuna blasted one 428 feet to complete the rout. He has not only homered in three straight games, but he also added two singles and scored twice against the Rockies. He has 10 RBI in the last four games to give him 70 on the year and an outside shot at 100 this season.

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Curtis Granderson
Curtis Granderson opens Friday night game with tater
Curtis Granderson, RF, NYM
10:32 AM
News: A game with a bad finish for the Mets had a fine start thanks to right fielder Curtis Granderson.

Granderson slugged 16th homer to lead off the game before going hitless the rest of the way in a lopsided loss. He has three hits in the last two games to emerge from a 3-for-35 slide.

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Angel Pagan
Angel Pagan day-to-day with calf injury
Angel Pagan, CF, SF
8/22/2014
News: Giants outfielder Angel Pagan is day-to-day with a calf injury, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Pagan was replaced in the bottom of the ninth inning due to the injury. He went 2 for 5, with one run scored prior to being lifted. Pagan missed time recently due to a back injury.

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Ryan Zimmerman
Ryan Zimmerman to 'ramp up' throwing sessions
Ryan Zimmerman, LF, WAS
8/22/2014
News: Nationals infielder Ryan Zimmerman will "ramp up" his throwing sessions, according to MLB.com.

Zimmerman threw for the first time Thursday, and did not report any issues with his hamstring Friday. Manager Matt Williams said Zimmerman was "on his way" back. Zimmerman hit .282/.345/.456 over 195 at-bats prior to tearing his hamstring. 

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A.J. Pollock
A.J. Pollock to begin rehab again Tuesday
A.J. Pollock, CF, ARI
8/22/2014
News: Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock will begin his rehab assignment again Tuesday, according to FoxSports.com.

Pollock will begin his assignment at Triple-A Reno. Pollock had been on a rehab assignment, but needed extra time after being hit on the same hand he broke earlier in the season. He's been out since May 31 with the injury.

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Michael Cuddyer
Michael Cuddyer still sidelined Friday
Michael Cuddyer, RF, COL
8/22/2014
News: Rockies outfielder Michael Cuddyer is still out of the team's starting lineup Friday against the Marlins, as he continues to deal with a hamstring injury. He has not played since Sunday, but remains day to day moving forward. 
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Jason Heyward
Jason Heyward scores two runs Thursday
Jason Heyward, RF, ATL
8/22/2014
News: Braves outfielder Jason Heyward scored two runs Thursday against the Reds.

Heyward singled twice during the game. He would come around to score in the third inning on a Justin Upton hit, and again in the fifth inning on a sacrifice fly. Heyward finished 2 for 4, with two runs scored and one RBI. 

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Justin Upton
Justin Upton drives in three
Justin Upton, LF, ATL
8/22/2014
News: Braves outfielder Justin Upton drove in three runs Thursday against the Reds.

Upton singled in two runs in the third inning, and drove in another on a sac fly. He finished 2 for 3, with one run scored and three RBI. Upton also walked during the contest. 

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Steven Souza
Steven Souza picks up a hit, RBI in first rehab game
Steven Souza, RF, WAS
8/21/2014
News: Nationals outfielder Steven Souza knocked in a run during his first rehab game Thursday.

Souza went 1 for 2, with an RBI during the game. He struck out in his other plate appearance. He also managed to steal a base. Souza has been sidelined since August 9 due to a shoulder injury. 

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