Nationals' Anthony Rendon could be 7-10 away from returning
by Michael Hurcomb |
(12:23 pm ET) Nationals infielder Anthony Rendon is believed to be 7-10 days away from returning, Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reported Friday. He began playing in extended spring games Wednesday.

Rendon has been on the disabled list all season recovering from knee and oblique injuries.

Cody Asche back with Phillies after playing in LF at Triple-A
by Michael Hurcomb |
(11:41 am ET) The Phillies recalled outfield/third baseman Cody Asche from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday.

Asche was sent to the minors on May 11 to work in the outfield. He hit .295 with one home run, three doubles, three RBI, six walks and nine strikeouts in 15 games. He played all 15 games in left field.

Padres 3B Will Middlebrooks collects three hits in Thursday's loss
by Sean d'Oliveira |
(1:32 am ET) Padres third baseman Will Middlebrooks went 3 for 4 at the plate during Thursday's contest, but it was not enough as the Padres fell 11-5 to the Pirates.

All three of the hits for Middlebrooks were singles. He drove in one run and scored a run during the game.

Middlebrooks is 9 for 22 with two home runs and five RBI in his last five games. During that time, he has raised his batting average from .211 to .240.

Padres' Middlebrooks homers, drives in three runs Wednesday
by R.J. White |
(5/28/2015) Padres third baseman Will Middlebrooks went 2 for 4 with a double, a home run and three RBI in his team's 5-4 win over the Angels on Wednesday.

Middlebrooks opened up the scoring with an RBI double in the second inning before adding a two-run homer in the fourth to give his team a 3-1 lead. It's the third two-hit performance in four games for Middlebrooks, who owns a .226/.260/.397 line with six home runs and 17 RBI in 146 at-bats.

Nationals infielder Anthony Rendon plays in extended spring game
by Brandon Wise |
(5/27/2015) Nationals infielder Anthony Rendon was able to play five innings of an extended spring training game on Wednesday, manager Matt Williams said per The Washington Post.

Rendon, who is working his way back from an oblqiue strain, took a couple of at-bats and played in the field for all of the innings after his second at-bat. 

"It's important. It helps you get your legs under you," Williams said. "…there's no way to simulate that other than to play. He felt good. His legs felt good."

Rendon is scheduled to get the day off on Thursday and the team will re-evaluate his health.

Juan Uribe starting, batting fifth in Braves lineup Wednesday
by Jason Butt |
(5/27/2015) The newest Braves acquisition, Juan Uribe, will start at third base and bat fifth Wednesday night against his former team, the Dodgers. 

The Dodgers traded Uribe to Atlanta for Alberto Callaspo on Tuesday. 

Left fielder Johnny Gomes will hit seventh and Andrelton Simmons will bat eighth. 

The only other change from Tuesday is that A.J. Pierzynski will start at catcher for Christian Bethancourt. Pierzynski is hitting sixth. 

Padres' Bud Black: Middlebrooks 'potentially' to see more SS action
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(5/27/2015) Padres third baseman Will Middlebrooks might see more action at shortstop in the future, per 1090 Sports Radio.

Padres manager Bud Black said Middlebrooks could "potentially" see more action at shortstop depending on the matchups he will face.

Coming into Tuesday's game against the Angels, Middlebrooks had made just one start at shortstop while making a team-high 34 at third base.

Reds 3B Todd Frazier connects for 14th home run
by Michael Hurcomb |
(5/27/2015) Reds third baseman Todd Frazier clubbed his 14th home run Wednesday against the Rockies. He hit a two-out, solo home run off Kyle Kendrick in the first inning for his second home run in three games.

He also had his eighth double on Wednesday, as he finished 2 for 3 with two RBI and one walk. Frazier is batting .281 with one triple, four doubles, seven home runs and 12 RBI in 24 May games.

Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado emerging from slump in a big way
by Michael Hurcomb |
(5/27/2015) Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado connected for his 10th home run during a 6-4 win Wednesday against the Reds. Arenado wasted no time getting Colorado on the board, as he parked a two-out, three-run homer off Mike Leake in the first inning.

Arenado finished the game 2 for 4 with one strikeout. He has homered three times in his last four games.

He is 9 for 16 (.563) with one triple, three home runs and 10 RBI in his last four games after batting .177 (11 for 62) with one home run, three doubles and four RBI in his previous 17 games.

Braves acquire Juan Uribe, Chris Withrow from Dodgers
by Brandon Wise |
(5/27/2015) The Braves have acquired infielder Juan Uribe and pitcher Chris Withrow from the Dodgers in a six-player trade, the team announced on Wednesday.

Uribe was part of a crowded infield in Los Angeles and was hitting .247 with six RBI in 81 at-bats this season. Withrow is yet to pitch this season after posting a 2.95 ERA in 21 1/3 innings of work in 2014.

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