Tejada immediately fell to the ground after getting struck in the front of the helmet. He stayed on the ground for a few minutes while being evaluated by trainers before walking off the field under his own power.Analysis:
Puig will take batting practice Wednesday and might be available off the bench.Analysis:
"The Baez second-base thing is really more big-picture than anything else," Hoyer said, per CSN Chicago. "We want to increase his versatility. We thought it was the right thing to do to start putting him there. ... These moves are not connected.
"We went into the year thinking we would move him around a bit earlier, and he struggled offensively. We thought it was going to be the wrong time to have this guy worry about a defensive change. (So) we held off on it, and really waited until he got going offensively. We’re pretty proud of what he’s done this year. In some ways, it’s been ideal for him."
Baez had a chance to be up in the majors by now, but a slow start offensively cost him that opportunity. Still, he looks like a potential September callup and has gotten on track offensively at Iowa. He hit .275 with four home runs and 21 RBI in 28 June games and is batting .275 with five home runs and 15 RBI in 18 July games.
"He really built on every single month, until the last three or four weeks, when he’s been outstanding. Hopefully, we’ll continue to see that trajectory. In the minor leagues, you want to see guys finishing strong. You want to see them conquer that level, and his ability to fight through what was a difficult start has been really impressive."Analysis:
"It's swollen, but I think it's better," said Cozart, who was hit on the right hand Tuesday trying to bunt, per MLB.com. "I don't think hitting will be the problem. Throwing will be the problem."Analysis:
Cabrera was removed from the game Monday with back spasms.Analysis:
Reyes has started to hit his stride in July, hitting .333 with two home runs, nine RBI and three stolen bases in 75 at-bats. He's brought his season line up to .276/.326/.420 with eight home runs, 32 RBI and 19 stolen bases in 355 at-bats.Analysis:
It was Drew's second conseuctive game with a home run and the second time this month he's delivered home runs in back-to-back games. He's 8 for 21 in his last six games to give himself a .178/.254/.346 line with four home runs and 11 RBI in 107 at-bats.Analysis:
Rockies trainer Keith Dugger said there's no guarantee Tulowitzki will be ready after 15 days. He's dealing with a hip flexor injury, but the team has not yet announced a timetable for his recovery. Tulo is hitting .340/.432/.603 over 315 at-bats.Analysis:
Aybar missed three games in a row as a result of the injury, but was available off the bench Monday and was expected to return Tuesday. He has a 10-game hitting streak active heading into Thursday's action.Analysis: