Ed Lucas joining Marlins Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) The Marlins will recall infielder Ed Lucas before Wednesday's game against the Nationals, MLB.com reports.. Lucas has played 51 games with the Marlins this season, hitting .239/.276/.277 in 155 at-bats.

Giants add Travis Ishikawa, Juan Perez
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) The Giants announced several roster moves Tuesday, with first baseman Travis Ishikawa and outfielder Juan Perez joining the team from Triple-A Fresno.

To make room for the two batters, the team has designated second baseman Tony Abreu for assignment and optioned first baseman Adam Duvall.

Ishikawa hit .206/.263/.382 in 34 at-bats with the Pirates before being released in April. The Giants picked him up a few days later, and he has hit .271/.349/.446 with 11 home runs and 45 RBI in 240 at-bats with Fresno.

Perez has had a few stints with the Giants this season, hitting .156/.208/.267 in 45 at-bats. He has performed much better with Fresno, hitting .333/.397/.496 with three home runs, 17 RBI and seven stolen bases in 117 at-bats.


Aaron Hill back from two-game absence
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill returned to the starting lineup Tuesday at Cincinnati after missing two straight starts due to a hand injury. Hill is batting .400 (16 for 40) with two home runs, five doubles and six RBI in his last 11 games.

Aaron Hill expected to return Tuesday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Diamondbacks infielder Aaron Hill is expected to return to the starting lineup Tuesday, according to the Arizona Republic

Hill was hit by a pitch Saturday, and hasn't been able to play since then. He's available off the bench Monday, so it's clear he's made progress. Hill is hitting .256/.291/.389 over 375 at-bats. 


Joe Panik returns to action Monday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Giants infielder Joe Panik returned to action Monday against the Pirates.

Panik hasn't played since July 25 due to an ankle injury. He'll hit second against Vance Worley. Over 63 at-bats, Panik is hitting .222. 


Aaron Hill available off the bench Monday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Diamondbacks infielder Aaron Hill may not be in the starting lineup Monday, but he is available off the bench, according to MLB.com.

Hill is dealing with a hand injury. He left Saturday's game due to the issue, and did not play Sunday. Hill is hitting .256/.291/.389 over 375 at-bats. 


Scooter Gennett back on the field
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) A quad ailment that prevented Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett from playing the last five games will not keep him out Monday at Tampa Bay. He's in the lineup.

Gennett will seek to turn it up a notch at the plate upon his return. He comes back in a 2-for-11 slide, but has been excellent this season with a .304/.342/.480 stat line.


Chase Utley not in Monday lineup against Mets
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley has been given the night off for the Monday game against the host Mets. Reid Brignac is set to start at that spot instead.

Utley has been hot at the plate with four multi-hit performances in the last seven games. He boasts a strong stat line of .291./.354/.433. But he has homered just once in the last five weeks.


Cubs get player to be named later for Darwin Barney
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) The Cubs received a player to be named from the Dodgers for second baseman Darwin Barney, per the Chicago Sun-Times.

Aaron Hill out again for Diamondbacks
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) A hand injury that knocked Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill out of the game Saturday continues to keep him sidelined Monday in Cincinnati. Didi Gregorius is set to man the position.

The inactivity has cost Hill the momentum gained by a 10-game hitting streak in which he has 16 hits in 39 at-bats with six doubles and two home runs.


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