Brewers' Jean Segura expected to be back this Friday
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Brewers shortstop Jean Segura
is expected to be activated from the disabled list by this Friday's game against the Diamondbacks, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
Segura, who has a broken finger, has an MRI scheduled for Monday to determine whether his injury has healed or not. The expectation is that he'll be good to go. It hasn't been decided whether Segura will have a brief minor-league rehab assignment or not.
"I think we're down to days with them," said manager Craig Counsell. "I'm optimistic. They're taking big steps at this point, which is what you want to see. You kind of see the light here with both of those guys."
In 34 games, Segura is slashing .262/.306/.373.
Kris Negron replaces Zack Cozart in Reds' lineup
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Reds shortstop Zack Cozart
is out of the lineup on Sunday, after nine straight starts at the position.
Cozart is replaced by Kris Negron, who gets his sixth start of the year at short. Negron will bat ninth in the order.
Rockies SS Daniel Descalso blasts second home run of the year
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Rockies shortstop Daniel Descalso
went 1 for 4 at the plate in Colorado's 5-3 win over the Giants on Saturday.
Descalso did his damage in the sixth inning when he belted a two-run home run off of Yusmeiro Petit, his second of the season. Descalso is now hitting .200 with 11 RBI in 54 at-bats this season.
Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki not starting in game two of DH Saturday
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Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki
is out of the lineup
for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Giants.
Tulowitzki played the first game and went 2 for 5 with an RBI as the Rockies fell 10-8. Daniel Descalso will get the start at shortstop for game two.
Mets INF Ruben Tejada hits first home run of 2015 on Saturday
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Mets infielder Ruben Tejada
launched his first home run of the season in Saturday's 8-2 loss to the Pirates. The home run was a solo shot in the eighth inning and was his first since the final day of the 2014 season.
Tejada did not start the game on Saturday, but came in at shortstop as part of a double switch late in the game.
Phillies SS Freddy Galvis benched Saturday at Washington
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Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis
complained that the cold weather in Colorado made him cold at the plate - but perhaps he's just cold at the plate. He went hitless in four at-bats at much-warmer Washington on Friday night.
The bottom line is that he's out of the lineup Saturday for the fifth time this season. He has just three hits in his last 27 at-bats.
Nick Ahmed played hero role in extra-inning win versus Cubs
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Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed
was the unlikely hero on Friday night. But unlikely or not, Ahmed's single in the 13th inning gave the Diamondbacks a 5-4 win over the Cubs.
Ahmed, who entered the game batting .194, went 3 for 6 with a home run and two RBI.
''I made some improvements, made some adjustments,'' Ahmed said. ''I'm starting to put the bat on the ball, starting to see it a lot better. The coaches here have been awesome - (hitting coach) Turner Ward and (assistant hitting coach) Mark Grace, and even my teammates here, they just stick with me, stay behind me, keep instilling confidence in me even though I'm struggling. That helped a lot.''
Ahmed is hitting .212/.281/.260 with a home run and eight RBI in 104 at-bats this season.
Starlin Castro knocks two hits against Diamondbacks
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Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro
recorded two hits in his team's 5-4 loss to the Diamondbacks on Friday.
Castro went 2 for 6 with a double and an RBI. He is hitting .274/.305/.351 for the season with three home runs and 24 RBI in 168 at-bats.
Dodgers SS Jimmy Rollins returns to lineup for Friday's game
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After getting Thursday's game off to rest, Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins
will be back in the lineup
for Friday's game against the Padres, reports TrueBlueLA.com.
Rollins is batting .313 with three RBI in his last nine games. Rollins will bat second and face Andrew Cashner on Friday, who he is 0 for 12 against in his career.
The Dodgers are the favorites (-190) over the Padres on Friday.
Mets are in no hurry to trade young pitching for a shortstop
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The Mets are seeming less and less likely to deal from their surplus of young pitching
, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. There have been numerous on-going talks about the team possibly looking to deal one of their young arms for a shortstop.
But as Heyman reports, the Mets are not necessarily rushing to go out and get a shortstop. The club is apparently willing to give Wilmer Flores more time to prove himself. They also have a stock of young shortstops in the minor leagues, including Matt Reynolds, Gavin Cecchini and 19-year-old Amed Rosario.