Braves' Jace Peterson collects three hits, homers in win Monday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(12:07 am ET) Braves second baseman Jace Peterson filled up the boxscore in Monday's 8-7 win over the Giants. Peterson went 3 for 5 with a home run, a double, RBI and two runs scored. Peterson's big blow was a three-run home run in the sixth, to cut the Giants' lead to 6-3. 

It was Peterson's fifth home run of the year. He has now homered in back-to-back games after going 27 games without one. 

Padres 3B Cory Spangenberg nets one hit in rehab game Monday
by Sean d'Oliveira |
(8/3/2015) Padres third baseman Cory Spangenberg began his rehab assignment Monday at Double-A and went 1 for 3 at the plate. The one hit was a triple, which drove in a run and he also walked once.

Spangenberg has not played since June 27 due to a bone bruise in his left knee.

Sore shoulder lands Indians 2B Jason Kipnis on 15-day DL
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/3/2015) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. Kipnis is battling inflammation in his right shoulder which kept him out of Sunday's game, and has limited him to designated hitter duties in three of his previous five contests.

Infielder Jose Ramirez was summoned from Triple-A to take Kipnis' spot on the roster. Kipnis is expected to miss 2-3 weeks, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Giants place Joe Panik on DL, recall Kelby Tomlinson
by Shawn Krest |
(8/3/2015) The Giants placed second baseman Joe Panik on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back inflammation, the team announced before Monday's game..

Lingering back problems caused Panik to miss three of the last five games, including Sunday's contest. 

Panik will travel back to the Bay Area to undergo testing, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. He'll have an MRI and CAT scan. 

To replace him on the active roster, the Giants recalled infielder Kelby Tomlinson from Triple-A Sacramento. 

Tomlinson is hitting .316 in 33 games at Sacramento.

Giants 2B Joe Panik (back) unable to start Monday
by Michael Hurcomb |
(8/3/2015) Giants second baseman Joe Panik sat for the second straight game and fourth time in six games Monday against the Braves due to a lingering back injury. Ehire Adrianza once again started in his absence.

Panik is batting .333 (23 for 69) with one home run, four doubles, five RBI, 15 runs, six walks and four strikeouts in his last 17 games.

Phillies 2B Chase Utley gets two hits in rehab game
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/3/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley went 2 for 3 with a walk and two singles in a Triple-A rehab game on Sunday.

Utley is on the 15-day disabled list with an ankle injury.

Yankees 2B Stephen Drew notches three hit, four RBI game
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/2/2015) Yankees second baseman Stephen Drew went 3 for 5 with a double, a triple and four RBI in Sunday's win over the White Sox.

Drew is hitting .354 with 11 hits, two doubles, a triple, a home run and seven RBI over his last 10 games.

Braves 2B Jace Peterson hits three-run home run in Sunday's win
by Sean d'Oliveira |
(8/2/2015) Braves second baseman Jace Peterson went 3 for 4 at the plate during Sunday's 6-2 win over the Phillies.

His biggest hit came when Peterson hit a three-run home run off Adam Morgan in the fifth inning. It was his fourth home run of the season.

Prior to Sunday's win, Peterson was hitting .132 with one RBI in his last 11 games.

Indians 2B Jason Kipnis (shoulder) might be headed to DL
by Marty Gitlin |
(8/2/2015) Terry Francona has declared that Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis could land on the disabled list with right shoulder soreness that forced him to have an MRI on Sunday, per

Francona added that he wanted to talk the situation over with the medical staff and general manager Chris Antonetti before a decision is made.

Kipnis was on one of his many hot streaks this season until arriving for the team's current series in Oakland. He is 1-for-12 against the Athletics, but still boasts a slash line of .326/.401/.477 on the year.

Padres 2B Cory Spangenberg to launch rehab Monday
by Marty Gitlin |
(8/2/2015) Padres second baseman Cory Spangenberg will begin a rehab assignment Monday for Double-A San Antonio, per U-T San Diego. He has been on the disabled list for five weeks with a bone bruise in his left knee.

Spangenberg will return with a slash line of .254/.304/.356 and 44 strikeouts in just 177 at-bats.

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