Josh Rutledge
Josh Rutledge out of lineup Wednesday, available in emergency
Josh Rutledge, SS, COL
5:47 PM
News: Rockies shortstop Josh Rutledge is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Cubs, but he is available in an emergency situation, reports.

Rutledge missed Monday and Tuesday due to an illness, and it seems like he's getting better, as the team optioned a reserve infielder Wednesday. He has hit .307/.358/.486 with three home runs and 19 RBI in 140 at-bats.


Didi Gregorius
Didi Gregorius stays hot with two-run blast in Cincinnati
Didi Gregorius, SS, ARI
4:35 PM
News: Diamondbacks shortstop Didi Gregorius remained on his most impressive run of the season Wednesday in Cincinnati.

Gregorius gave his team a 5-1 lead with his fourth homer, a two-run blast in the ninth inning. He also singled and stole a base.

The second-year player has nine hits in his last 23 at-bats with two home runs.


Troy Tulowitzki
Rockies, Mets blockbuster unlikely to come together
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL
12:40 PM
News: The Rockies and Mets have gotten together a few times to discuss major deal involving Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez, but Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports Wednesday any move is unlikely to come before Thursday's deadline.

"Unless we do speed dating, I think that's safe to say [that any deal will wait until winter]," one person involved in the talks told Heyman.

Gonzalez and Tulowitzki are both under long-term deals with the Rockies, but the team's struggles have pushed them into considering a move. The Mets would likely have to part with much of their young pitching talent to get the deal done, but that will likely have to wait until the offseason. The report also indicates a deal for Gonzalez is more likely than Tulowitzki, once talks resume after Thursday. 


Jimmy Rollins
Jimmy Rollins homers, scores twice in win
Jimmy Rollins, SS, PHI
10:56 AM
News: Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins made an impact Tuesday, in a 6-0 win over the Mets.

Rollins reached base twice and scored each time, and he did all the work on one of them. He slugged a solo home run in the third inning, and then scored following a walk in the seventh, finishing 1 for 4 in the win.

Rollins' overall average has tumbled all the way to .239 during the month of July, but he has remained productive while hitting six of his 14 home runs so far in the month. 


Cristhian Adames
Rockies summon Cristhian Adames
Cristhian Adames, SS, COL
News: The Rockies recalled infielder Cristhian Adames from Triple-A Colorado Springs Tuesday.

Adames is needed with Josh Rutledge out due to an upper-respiratory infection. He has hit .276/.332/.351 with two home runs, 40 RBI and seven stolen bases in 348 at-bats between Double-A and Triple-A.


Everth Cabrera
Jason Lane taken off roster as Everth Cabrera comes off DL
Everth Cabrera, SS, SD
News: Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera (hamstring) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday. Pitcher Jason Lane was designated for assignment to clear a roster spot.

Jordy Mercer
Jordy Mercer emerging as option to bat second vs. LHPs
Jordy Mercer, SS, PIT
News: Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer was slotted second in the batting order Monday against the Giants for the third time this season and second time in three games.

Mercer has become an option to hit second when a left-handed starter is on the hill, as was the case Monday with Giants hurler Madison Bumgarner.

"I think he gives us, against left-handed pitching, probably the best dynamic in that spot right now," manager Clint Hurdle said, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "From last season into this season, he’s been one of our better hitters against left-handed pitching. He’s a guy we’ve used to play some small ball with, a guy who’s shown an ability to barrel the ball. He’s leading the team in RBIs against left-handed pitching in probably less at-bats than the other guys had."

Mercer is batting .319 with a .351 on-base percentage, .458 slugging percentage and .809 OPS in 40 games against lefties this season.


Chris Owings
Chris Owings still hasn't taken live batting practice
Chris Owings, SS, ARI
News: Diamondbacks shortstop Chris Owings still hasn't taken live batting practice, according to

Owings has been sidelined since June 25 with a shoulder injury. He's been slow to recover. There's currently no timetable for his return. Owings was hitting .277/.313/.458 over 238 at-bats.


Erisbel Arruebarrena
Erisbel Arruebarrena to continue rehab at Class A
Erisbel Arruebarrena, SS, LAD
News: Dodgers infielder Erisbel Arruebarrena (hip) had his rehab assignment transferred from Triple-A Albuquerque to Class A Rancho Cucamonga Sunday, according to The Los Angeles Times. The transfer comes one day after Arruebarrena started a brawl with the Diamondbacks' Triple-A team.

Cliff Pennington
Cliff Pennington begins rehab assignment
Cliff Pennington, SS, ARI
News: Diamondbacks infielder Cliff Pennington (thumb) began a rehab assignment with the team's Arizona League (rookie) affiliate Saturday. He went 1 for 4 with one walk.

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