Michael Cuddyer
Mets LF Michael Cuddyer sits with knee soreness on Wednesday
Michael Cuddyer, LF, NYM
3:20 PM
News: Mets left fielder Michael Cuddyer is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cubs. Cuddyer exited Tuesday's game with knee soreness, so it's of little surprise that he is on the bench for Wednesday's tilt.

John Mayberry will get the start in left field and bat fifth. Manager Terry Collins said Cuddyer would need a day or two off, but he does not think a DL stint will be necessary. Cuddyer is unlikely to play on Thursday.

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Shane Robinson
Twins' Shane Robinson leaves Wednesday's game after HBP
Shane Robinson, LF, MIN
3:07 PM
News: Twins outfielder Shane Robinson exited Wednesday's game in the sixth inning with a left elbow contusion. Robinson was hit by a pitch in the top of the fifth inning, and was able to stay in the game for a bit. But he was lifted for a defensive replacement in the bottom of the sixth.

The team has not provided any further details on Robinson's status, and his availability for Thursday's game in Kansas City is in question.

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Sonny Gray
A's SP Sonny Gray dealing with bacterial illness
Sonny Gray, SP, OAK
2:26 PM
News: Athletics starter Sonny Gray was diagnosed with bacterial gastroenteritis, and is still in the hospital. However, the right-hander is said to be feeling better and could be released later on Thursday or Friday, according to the Bay Area News Group.

It is still unknown if Gray will be able to make his next start on Sunday, as his expected return to the team is currently unknown.

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Aaron Sanchez
Blue Jays' Aaron Sanchez throws off mound on Wednesday
Aaron Sanchez, SP, TOR
1:30 PM
News: Blue Jays young right-hander Aaron Sanchez sucessfully threw off of a mound on Wednesday in Dunedin. It's the first time he has done such since landing on the disabled list early in June with a strained lat muscle. 

No issues were reported, according to SportsNet, and he's expected to have another mound session on Saturday before the next steps in his recovery are determined.

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Will Middlebrooks
Padres 3B Will Middlebrooks (ankle) still sidelined Wednesday
Will Middlebrooks, 3B, SD
1:07 PM
News: Padres third baseman Will Middlebrooks remains out of the starting lineup for Wednesday's matchup with the Mariners. Middlebrooks will miss a second consecutive game after spraining his right ankle on Sunday. 

Middlebrooks was able to pinch hit on Tuesday, but his availability for Wednesday's game is unknown.

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Ervin Santana
Twins' Molitor excited about Ervin Santana's return from suspension
Ervin Santana, SP, MIN
12:16 PM
News: Twins manager Paul Molitor is excited about starting pitcher Ervin Santana's return from an 80-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs. Santana is slated to start Sunday against the Royals.

Santana threw eight shutout innings in his final rehab start for Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday.

“I just had a chance to look at the numbers,” Molitor said, per the Pioneer Press. “They kind of jump out at you. He was efficient, obviously effective. Command must have been good; he didn’t walk anybody. I think everyone is excited to know we’re getting a pitcher of Ervin’s caliber back here to join our club over the weekend.”

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Michael Saunders
Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders still not close to returning
Michael Saunders, RF, TOR
11:48 AM
News: Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders (knee) is slowly recovering and there remains no timetable for his return, according to the Toronto Star. He is expected to need a long rehab assignment before coming off the disabled list.

General manager Alex Anthopoulos doesn't expect Saunders to return until at least August.

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Dustin Pedroia
Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia (hamstring) to take BP on Thursday
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS
11:24 AM
News: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is progressing in his recovery from a strained hamstring. Pedroia, who has been on the disabled list since June 25, is expected to take batting practice for the first time on Thursday, according to The Boston Globe

The next steps in Pedroia's recovery are not currently known, and it is not clear if he will need a rehab assignment before returning to the lineup. 

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Ryan Hanigan
Red Sox's Ryan Hanigan's activation from DL will be delayed a day
Ryan Hanigan, C, BOS
11:16 AM
News: Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan (hand) won't be activated off the disabled list Wednesday as originally expected after his flight to Toronto was delayed, according to The Providence Journal. He is now expected to be activated Thursday.
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Daniel Nava
Red Sox OF Daniel Nava to begin rehab assignment Thursday
Daniel Nava, RF, BOS
11:07 AM
News: Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava, on the disabled list with a sprained thumb, is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A on Thursday, the Boston Herald reports. 

Nava has been on the DL since the end of May with the injury. He was 10 for 63 in 27 games prior to his injury.

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