J.P. Arencibia homers in loss Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12:10 am ET) Rangers first baseman J.P. Arencibia went 1 for 6 with a solo home run in his team's 2-1, 14-inning loss to the Yankees Tuesday.

Arencibia broke a scoreless tie with his home run in the top of the 13th inning, but the Yankees were able to even the score in the bottom half of the frame before going on to win one inning later. He has hit .139/.186/.291 with three home runs and 10 RBI in 79 at-bats.


David Ross dealing with plantar fasciitis
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) Red Sox catcher David Ross pulled up lame while running to first base Tuesday but remained in the game, and he was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis after the game, WEEI.com reports.

Ross said after the game that he didn't expect the injury to cause him to miss any time. "It’s been going on for a few days," Ross said. "I was getting better. It was getting a lot better. I just aggravated on that one swing. It’s not going to keep me from playing I don’t think. It’s one of those things that’s going to effect my running a little bit, which is definitely not something manager John [Farrell] is worrying about, my speed to help the team if it would."




Dioner Navarro slugs seventh home run Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro went 2 for 4 with a double, a home run and two RBI in his team's 7-3 win over the Red Sox Tuesday.

Navarro has recorded a home run and a double in two straight games, and he owns a four-game hitting streak since the All-Star break. He has hit .265/.304/.383 with seven home runs and 41 RBI in 298 at-bats.


J.P. Arencibia not an option behind the plate
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) Even with catcher Geovany Soto going on the disabled list again, Rangers manager Ron Washington told the Dallas Morning News he does not plan to play J.P. Arencibia behind the plate.

Arencibia has appeared in three games since joining the team after the All-Star break, all at first base. Washington wants Arencibia to focus on his defense at first base, and does not expect him to be an option at catcher at any point this season. 


Tyler Flowers out of lineup Tuesday for personal reasons
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers is not in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Royals, though it isn't because he is hurt.

Flowers' wife gave birth Monday, according to ESPN.com, so he was spending the day with her. He is expected to be at the ballpark in time for the game, and will likely be available off the bench.  


Geovany Soto heads back to DL with groin injury
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) The Rangers placed catcher Geovany Soto on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right groin Tuesday, the team announced.

Soto was removed from Monday's game as a result of the injury, and goes back on the DL less than a week after he recovered from a knee injury. Soto has appeared in just three games this season, as he underwent surgery on his right knee just before the start of the season. 


Erik Kratz sent back to Triple-A
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) The Blue Jays optioned catcher Erik Kratz to Triple-A Buffalo Tuesday, less than two weeks after he was recalled.

Kratz appeared in four games in his most recent stint, but had just one hit in 13 at-bats. He is hitting just .198 overall for the season.  


Mike Zunino swats 14th home run Monday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) Mariners catcher Mike Zunino went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 5-2 win over the Mets Monday.

Zunino broke a 1-1 tie with his third-inning shot, and he's now 3 for 8 with a double and a home run in his last two games after going 0 for 21 in his previous seven games. He has hit .206/.257/.415 with 14 home runs and 36 RBI in 282 at-bats.


Ryan Lavarnway goes hitless in first rehab game
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) Red Sox catcher Ryan Lavarnway began a rehab assignment with Double-A Portland Monday, going 0 for 4 with one RBI while playing first base.

Lavarnway is on the 60-day disabled list after undergoing surgery to repair a broken hamate bone in his left wrist. He was just 0 for 4 in four appearances in late May before suffering the injury.


Geovany Soto suffers groin tightness Monday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) Rangers catcher Geovany Soto was removed from Monday's game after suffering tightness in his right groin while scoring a run in the sixth inning.

Soto knocked an RBI single in the sixth inning and came around to score two singles later, but he had to come out of the game after limping across home plate. He was 2 for 3 in his third game of the season Monday after missing the first half with a knee injury.


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