Carlos Gonzalez exits game due to knee tendinitis
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Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez was forced to leave
Sunday's contest against the Phillies due to left knee tendinitis, the team announced.
Gonzalez left the game in the seventh inning with the injury and was replaced by Drew Stubbs. He finished 1 for 4 with two runs scored and one RBI before the injury. He is hitting .282 with four homers and 14 RBI this season. His status remains uncertain Monday against San Francisco.
Jordan Danks launches first home run
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White Sox outfielder Jordan Danks
launched his first home run of the season Sunday afternoon against the Rangers.
Danks took Robbie Ross deep for a two-run home run in the third inning. He finished 1 for 4 with one walk, two runs scored and two RBI in a 16-2 win. He has just two hits in his first 15 at-bats to start the season.
Travis Snider suffers cut under eye during brawl Sunday
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Pirates outfielder Travis Snider
ended up with a cut under his right eye after getting punched by Martin Maldonado during a benches-clearing brawl during Sunday's game against the Brewers. Manager Clint Hurdle said Snider, who was ejected from the game, will be OK
Yoenis Cespedes exits game with bruised heel
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Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes
was forced to leave early
Sunday afternoon against the Astros with a bruised right heel, the team announced.
Cespedes left the game in the seventh and was replaced by Craig Gentry. He finished 0 for 2 with a walk, lowering his batting average to .254 on the year. His status remains uncertain for Monday's series opener against the Rangers.
A.J. Pollock leaves game due to neck tightness
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Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock
left Sunday's game against the Dodgers due to neck tightness
. Pollock struck out in his only two at-bats before leaving the game.
Carlos Quentin headed to Arizona to continue rehab
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Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin
(knee) will continue his rehab when he travels to the team's spring facility in Arizona at the end of the week, per MLB.com.
"I think he's going to go on Thursday or Friday," manager Bud Black said, per MLB.com. "He's going to start doing baseball activities over there. He'll go out and practice with that group and do on-the-field drills, batting practice. We have our trainers and therapists over there."
Quentin will need a rehab assignment before joining the major-league roster.
"Probably at some point over there he might even get in some games, maybe DH to get some at-bats there," Black said. "When he goes through that process, then he'll go out on a rehabilitation assignment."
Christian Yelich extends hitting streak to 14 games
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Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich
pushed his hitting streak to 14 games with a leadoff double in the eighth inning Sunday against the Mariners. Yelich would finish 1 for 4 with one run and two strikeouts.
Yelich is batting .379 (22 for 58) with one triple, four doubles, four home runs, nine RBI and 13 runs in his last 14 games. He also has nine walks, 16 strikeouts and three stolen bases.
Indians outfielder Michael Brantley
belted his third home run Sunday against the Blue Jays.
Brantley worked an incredible nine-pitch at-bat against Brandon Morrow in the second inning. After fouling off four straight pitches, Brantley managed to take a 94 mph fastball out to right for the solo shot.
Brantley would double in his next at-bat, driving in another run. He would later walk, reaching base for the third time.
He finished the game 2 for 3, with two runs scored and two RBI.
Wil Myers starting to heat up at the plate
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Rays outfielder Wil Myers
is starting to heat up at the plate, according to MLB.com.
Myers went 6 for 9 Friday and Saturday, which has been a strong contrast to how he performed earlier in the year. "I'm not there yet, but it's a lot better," Myers said. Manager Joe Maddon agreed, saying Myers was more confident at the plate. "His confidence is being picked up, right now, because of those performances -- and you're seeing the ball going up and not rolling over," Maddon said.
Myers is hitting .262 in 61 at-bats.
Scott Hairston 'right on schedule' in recovery
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Nationals outfielder Scott Hairston
(oblique) has been taking swings in the batting cage and hopes to begin a minor-league rehab assignment soon, per MLB.com. Hairston, who is swinging at 75 percent intensity, said he's "right on schedule" in his recovery.
"I'm just setting really small goals right now," Hairston said. "We'll complete steps one and two before we see the finish line."