Braves' Brandon Phillips: In Friday's lineup
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(3:09 pm ET) Phillips will be in the lineup for Friday's game after exiting Thursday's contest with groin tightness, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan reports.

Phillips was taken out of the game in the fifth inning, but seems to be near 100 percent and able to give it a go for the series opener against Milwaukee. Prior to his injury, Phillips went 1-for-3 on Thursday, and has been swinging the ball well thus far in 2017 with a slash line of .301/.346/.435.

Giants' Joe Panik: Posts gaudy stat line Thursday
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(2:00 pm ET) Panik went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and three runs scored in Thursday's 12-11 loss to the Braves.

The 26-year-old continued his torrid month of June, upping his slash line to .371/.431/.597 while producing three of his five homers this month. The Giants' overall lack of offensive production has limited Panik's counting stats during his hot stretch, but the second baseman is still doing enough as a batting average booster with light pop to warrant deep-league consideration.

Reds' Shed Long: Promoted to Double-A Pensacola
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(1:01 pm ET) Long was promoted to Double-A Pensacola along with the rest of the Reds' post-All-Star break promotions.

Long was crushing it at High-A Daytona, hitting .312/.380/.543 heading into the break. He had already achieved a career-high in homers at one level, sucking 13 while swiping six bags. The Reds' 13th-ranked prospect might prove to be a long-term alternative to the slumping Dilson Herrera at second base.

Reds' Dilson Herrera: Placed on Triple-A DL
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(12:34 pm ET) Herrera (concussion) has been placed on Triple-A Louisville's DL, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

As always with concussions, there's no return date set in stone yet. As mentioned by Enquirer writer Zach Buchanan, Herrera is out of options after this season, so if he can recover from this concussion look for him to get more than a September callup, just so that the Reds can get a better idea of whether to keep him on the 40-man roster.

Braves' Brandon Phillips: Day-to-day with groin tightness
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(6/22/2017) Phillips was removed from Thursday's game against the Giants due to left groin tightness and is considered day-to-day, Mark Bowman of reports.

The Braves pulled Phillips after he scored in the fifth inning of Thursday's high-scoring win over the Giants. He had put together a solid outing before his exit, going 1-for-3 with his fifth home run of the season. The Braves have him as day-to-day heading into Friday's series opener against the Brewers. If the Braves opt to give Phillips an extra rest day, Danny Santana or Johan Carmago could fill in at second base.

Brewers' Eric Sogard: Doubles twice, scores two runs
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(6/22/2017) Sogard went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs during Thursday's win over Pittsburgh.

The veteran infielder is showing no signs of slowing down and now boasts a 10-game hitting streak that includes six multi-hit showings. Sogard appears locked into the leadoff spot for the immediate future and sports an impressive .366/.466/.554 slash line for the campaign. He's going to cool off at some point, but he's currently making a sizable fantasy impact.

Pirates' Gift Ngoepe: Lands on minor-league DL
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(6/22/2017) Ngoepe was placed on the 7-day minor-league disabled list Thursday with a left hamstring strain.

It's unclear how long the injury will keep Ngoepe sidelined at this point, but he'll be eligible to return June 30 if he is ready. The 27-year-old has struggled since returning to Triple-A Indianapolis from the Pirates at the beginning of June; he's slashing .193/.281/.333 in 16 games (64 plate appearances).

Braves' Jace Peterson: Recalled from Triple-A
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(6/22/2017) Peterson was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.

Peterson will replace Rio Ruiz on the roster, who was sent back to Triple-A after struggling mightily at the plate in June. The 27-year-old, who slashed just .194/.293/.259 with zero homers and two steals in 42 games with the big club earlier in the season, will fill a utility role for the Braves.

Cubs' Ben Zobrist: Needs rehab assignment
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(6/22/2017) Zobrist (wrist) will go on a brief rehab assignment before returning from the disabled list, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

While there was a chance Zobrist would return from the disabled list over the weekend, that now seems unlikely given he stayed back in Chicago when the Cubs traveled to Miami for their upcoming series against the Marlins. He's expected to head out on a short rehab assignment when his wrist is healthy, though it's unclear when and where that will be at this point.

Diamondbacks' Brandon Drury: Not in Thursday's lineup
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(6/22/2017) Drury is out of the lineup during Thursday's matchup with Colorado.

After going 4-for-6 with six RBI in Wednesday's thrashing of the Rockies, Drury will take a seat while Chris Owings takes his place manning the keystone. Drury is likely to be back in the lineup for Friday's series opener against the Phillies.

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