Royals RF Alex Rios (illness) scratched from lineup on Saturday
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Royals right fielder Alex Rios has been scratched
from Saturday's lineup due to an illness. Jarrod Dyson will take his place in right field against the Rays.
The severity of Rios' illness had not been made clear.
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.
Red Sox LF Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) still out on Saturday
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News: Hanley Ramirez
's fatigued shoulder will keep him out
of the Red Sox lineup for at least one more game, as he is sitting against the Mets on Saturday. Ramirez was scratched from Friday's lineup when his shoulder started acting up, and he was not used in the game.
Alejandro De Aza will take over in left field on Saturday. It is not yet known if Ramirez will be available off the bench.
Tigers OF J.D. Martinez gets rare day off on Saturday
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The Tigers are giving outfielder J.D. Martinez
his first day off in over two months, as he is being held out of the starting lineup
on Saturday against the Blue Jays. Martinez had started every game for the Tigers since June 24.
The All-Star outfielder has been enjoying a career-year in 2015, and he has maintained his good fortunes lately. Over his last 10 games, Martinez owns a .308 average with three home runs and eight RBI.
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.
Orioles CF Adam Jones fine for Friday game
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Orioles slugger Adam Jones
is ready to roll Friday night in Texas after leaving the game Thursday following a frightening collision with the wall as he chased a fly ball. He is in the lineup.
Jones can now concentrate on ending a rare 0-for-9 slump. He enters play with a typically strong slash line of .280/319/.497.
Rangers OF Josh Hamilton takes BP; could be back soon
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Shelved Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton
is taking batting practice on the field Friday, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
, which indicates that he's getting closer to returning
Hamilton is eligible to be activated Monday off the disabled list. He has been sidelined since Aug. 20 with left knee inflammation.