Padres' Brandon Morrow throws 40-pitch bullpen
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Padres pitcher Brandon Morrow
threw a 40-pitch bullpen session before Saturday's game.
Morrow has been on the 60-day disabled list from a shoulder injury that has sidelined him since May 3.
The next step for Morrow is a simulated game next week, before one of the team's games in Pittsburgh, per U-T San Diego.
Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg leaves game with apparent injury
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Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg
left Saturday's game against the Giants after suffering an apparent injury
in the fourth inning, per the Washington Post.
Strasburg left the game after throwing 3/2 innings. He seemed to be grabbing at his left side and grimacing in pain.
Strasburg (5-5) has a 5.16 ERA with 63 strikeouts and 18 walks in 61 innings this season.
Padres 3B Will Middlebrooks remains out of lineup Saturday
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Padres third baseman Will Middlebrooks
is out of the lineup
against the Cardinals on Saturday.
Middlebrooks hasn't played since he sprained his right ankle on Sunday.
Marlins 1B Michael Morse goes 1 for 3 in rehab game Friday
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Marlins first baseman Michael Morse
played in his first rehab game on Friday, going 1 for 3 with a walk and a strikeout for Class A Jupiter. Morse is recovering from a sprained finger and a back injury. He could return as early as Saturday against the Cubs, though the Marlins have not made any official announcement at this point.
Phillies' Aaron Harang headed to Philadelphia to throw bullpens
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Phillies pitcher Aaron Harang
will return to Philadelphia to continue rehabbing from left foot plantar fascitis.
GM Ruben Amaro expects Harang to get in two bullpen sessions before the All Star Break, per the News Journal.
Jerome Williams throws bullpen for Phillies
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Phillies pitcher Jerome Williams
threw a bullpen session before Friday's game at Turner Field.
Williams has been on the 15-day disabled list since mid-June with a left-hamstring injury.
Williams is expected to make two minor league rehab starts before the end of the All Star Break on July 16, per the News Journal.
Phillies' Cliff Lee to test arm injury in July
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News: Cliff Lee
is almost ready to begin throwing, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro said.
The team is putting together a throwing schedule for Lee for later in July.
"If it doesn't go well, I would assume at that point he's probably a guy that won't be able to come back," Amaro said, per The News Journal.
Lee is on the 60-day disabled list and hasn't pitched this season with a left forearm strain.
Reds pitcher Tony Cingrani (shoulder) has first rehab outing
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Reds left-hander Tony Cingrani
made his first rehab appearance with Triple-A Columbus on Friday. Cingrani, who is recovering from a shoulder injury, pitched two perfect innings in relief, striking out three batters along the way. He threw 35 pitches, with 23 going for strikes.
It is not known how many rehab games Cingrani will need before he is able to return to the big-league club.
Dodgers OF Carl Crawford moving rehab to Triple-A
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Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford
says he will be moving his minor-league rehab assignment
to Oklahoma City, the Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate, according to the Los Angeles Times
. Crawford has been recovering from an oblique injury he suffered at the end of April.
Crawford played two games with Class A Rancho Cucamonga, recording a triple in four at-bats. It is not known when Crawford will be able to return to the big-league club.
Mets LF Michael Cuddyer (knee) still not starting on Friday
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Mets left fielder Michael Cuddyer
is still unable to go on Friday, as he is being held out of the starting lineup
with a knee injury. Cuddyer hasn't played since leaving Tuesday's game with the ailment.
He'll be replaced on Friday by John Mayberry, who will bat cleanup on Friday. Manager Terry Collins is hoping Cuddyer will be available to pinch-hit if necessary on Friday.