Wil Myers
Wil Myers slowly working his way back
Wil Myers, RF, TB
12:29 PM
News: Rays outfielder Wil Myers has begun some light throwing and hitting as he continues his recovery from a wrist injury that has prevented him from playing since May 30, per the Tampa Bay Times.

Myers is not expected back on the field until at least mid-August.

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Ryan Hanigan
Ryan Hanigan takes step toward recovery
Ryan Hanigan, C, TB
12:12 PM
News: Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan has resumed throwing as he ramps up his recovery from a left oblique injury that has landed him on the disabled list.

Hanigan is still more than a week away from eligibility to return to the lineup.

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Edwin Encarnacion
Report: Edwin Encarnacion might be back next week
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR
12:08 PM
News: The Blue Jays believe slugger Edwin Encarnacion could return to the lineup as early as next week, according to Fox Sports.

Encarnacion has been sidelined since July 5 with a quad injury that landed him on the disabled list. He has accelerated his return by taking batting and fielding practice.

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Asdrubal Cabrera
Asdrubal Cabrera absent from lineup against Twins
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, CLE
10:48 AM
News: An ailing back has Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera sidelined again Wednesday afternoon in Minnesota. Just-promoted Jose Ramirez is in the lineup instead.

Cabrera was removed from the game Monday with back spasms.

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James Paxton
James Paxton tosses three innings in rehab start Tuesday
James Paxton, SP, SEA
7/22/2014
News: Mariners pitcher James Paxton gave up three runs (two earned) on three hits and one walk in three innings and struck out our in his first rehab start with Triple-A Tacoma Tuesday.

Paxton threw 60 pitches in his rehab debut and overcame a rough first inning, in which he gave up two home runs and all three runs, to toss scoreless frames in the second and third. He has been out since April 8 while recovering from a lat injury.

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Manny Machado
Manny Machado out Tuesday with lower back tightness
Manny Machado, 3B, BAL
7/22/2014
News: Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is out of the lineup Tuesday with tightness in his lower back, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Machado is just 1 for 10 over his last three games but is still hitting .267/.317/.422 with 10 home runs and 23 RBI in 258 at-bats. He's day-to-day with the back issue.

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Michael Saunders
Michael Saunders not expected back before mid-August
Michael Saunders, RF, SEA
7/22/2014
News: Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders could be slightly ahead of schedule in his recovery from an oblique strain, MLB.com reports.

Even though Saunders is recovering well, he isn't expected to return until mid-August at the earliest. "He's feeling better," manager Lloyd McClendon said. "He's getting better. He may be a little ahead of schedule, but that's going to be a while."

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Roenis Elias
Roenis Elias good to go after forearm cramp Monday
Roenis Elias, SP, SEA
7/22/2014
News: Mariners pitcher Roenis Elias "checked out fine" when trainers looked at his forearm Tuesday, MLB.com reports.

Elias was removed from Monday's start with cramping in his forearm, but he should be good to go for his start this weekend. He owns a 4.41 ERA and 104:42 K:BB ratio in 118 1/3 innings.

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Collin McHugh
Collin McHugh tosses five innings in rehab outing Tuesday
Collin McHugh, SP, HOU
7/22/2014
News: Astros pitcher Collin McHugh began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City Tuesday, giving up one earned run on three hits and one walk in five innings and recording five strikeouts.

McHugh threw 80 pitches in the rehab start, and if he had no problems with his injured finger, his next start could come with the Astros Sunday. He owns a 3.28 ERA and 93:33 K:BB ratio in 82 1/3 innings.

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Alex Rios
Alex Rios, Jake Smolinski expected to be available Wednesday
Alex Rios, RF, TEX
7/22/2014
News: The Rangers expect outfielders Alex Rios and Jake Smolinski to both be available Wednesday, MLB.com reports.

Rios was out of the lineup for a third straight day Tuesday while nursing a sprained ankle, but he said he's ready to return. "It felt good," Rios said before the game. "I know Wash wanted to give me an extra day, but I'm ready. I expect to be as good as ever."

Smolinski was removed from Monday's game after fouling a ball off his foot. "As of right now, it's nothing to be concerned about," manager Ron Washington said Tuesday of Smolinski's injury. "It's just sore where it hit off his foot."

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