Phillies LF Cody Asche homers, records two RBI in loss
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(11:12 pm ET) Phillies left fielder Cody Asche hit his fourth home run of the season during Thursday's loss to the Brewers.

Asche went 3 for 5 with two RBI. He hit a two-run blast off Brewers starter Matt Garza in the second inning.

Over his last 12 games, Asche is hitting .381 with 16 hits, two home runs and five RBI.

Padres 3B Will Middlebrooks misses third straight start
by Michael Hurcomb |
(5:16 pm ET) Padres third baseman Will Middlebrooks missed a third straight start Thursday against the Cardinals due to a sprained right ankle. Yangervis Solarte continues to start at third base in his absence.

Middlebrooks did agility drills on the field Thursday, per He could be back in the lineup Friday.

Middlebrooks has struggled offensively for several weeks, as he is batting .183 in his last 27 games.

Twins prospect Miguel Sano starts at DH in MLB debut
by Michael Hurcomb |
(4:39 pm ET) Twins prospect Miguel Sano was immediately placed in the starting lineup Thursday against the Royals following his promotion from Double-A Chattanooga. He served as the team's DH and hit sixth against veteran right-hander Chris Young.

Sano hit .254 with a .353 on-base percentage, .483 slugging percentage and .836 OPS in 201 at-bats against righties in Double-A this season. He also had one triple, 14 doubles, 10 home runs, 38 RBI, 40 runs, 30 walks and 60 strikeouts against right-handers.

Twins officially promote Miguel Sano to major-league roster
by Michael Hurcomb |
(12:05 pm ET) The Twins announced Thursday third base prospect Miguel Sano was called up from Double-A Chattanooga. He will be available for Thursday's game against the Royals and will wear No. 22.

Sano has been considered a top-100 prospect by Baseball America since 2010, making it as high as No. 6 in 2014. has had Sano among the top 100 prospects since 2012, ranking him as high as No. 4 in '14. Coming into 2015, Baseball America had Sano ranked 13th, while had him ranked 11th.

The 22-year-old prospect, who missed the 2014 season due to Tommy John surgery, has a career .278/.373/.564/.937 slash line in 445 games in the minors. He has totaled 105 home runs.

Braves' Juan Uribe has three home runs in last four games
by Sean d'Oliveira |
(11:29 am ET) Braves third baseman Juan Uribe hit his third home run in the last four games during Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Nationals.

The solo home run was his only hit in four at-bats during the game. Over his last nine games, Uribe is hitting .214 with three home runs and three RBI.

Cubs hold Kris Bryant out of Thursday's lineup
by Sean d'Oliveira |
(10:53 am ET) Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was not in the lineup for Thursday's game at the New York Mets, according to MLB Lineups.

Bryant was replaced at third by Jonathan Herrera, who will bat seventh. Bryant is hitting .171 with two home runs and four RBI in his last 12 games.

The Cubs are the underdogs (+125) at New York on Thursday.

Diamondbacks SS Aaron Hill goes yard in loss to Dodgers
by Jason Butt |
(1:38 am ET) Diamondbacks shortstop Aaron Hill blasted his fourth home run of the season in the sixth inning of Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Dodgers. 

Hill finished the game 1 for 3 with his homer a solo shot off of Brett Anderson. Hill recorded another RBI on a sacrifice fly in the game, giving him two for the game and 20 for the year. Hill now holds a slash line of .224/.284/.333.

Phillies 3B Maikel Franco records three hits, two RBI in loss
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(12:16 am ET) Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco went 3 for 4 with three doubles and two RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Brewers.

Franco is hitting a whopping .392 with 20 hits, five doubles, three home runs and 16 RBI over his last 12 games.

Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez records two hits, two RBI in win
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(12:14 am ET) Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBI in Wednesday's win over the Phillies.

Ramirez recorded his 17th double on the season in the third inning, which brough two runners around to score.

Ramirez is hitting .500 with six hits, three doubles and seven RBI in his last four games.

Mets' David Wright might begin limited baseball activities next week
by Michael Hurcomb |
(7/1/2015) The Mets are hopeful third baseman David Wright, who has been sidelined since mid-April due to a back injury, will begin limited baseball activities next week, according to the New York Post.

Manager Terry Collins said he has spoken with Wright in the last few days, and Wright is the most upbeat he’s been “in a long time” as he recovers from spinal stenosis.

Wright is slated to meet with the team later this week in Los Angeles. There is a possibility he will be cleared to begin running and fielding grounders next week. Wright has spent the last month in Los Angeles undergoing physical therapy and consulting with back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins.

If Wright is cleared for baseball activities, then he could be back shortly after the All-Star break.

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