David Ortiz goes yard Sunday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hit his 25th home run Sunday against the Rays.

With two men on in the top of the third inning, Ortiz took an 87 mph fastball from Chris Archer out to right for the three-run shot. He also walked during the game. Ortiz finished 1 for 3, with one run scored and three RBI. 

Nate Freiman optioned as Alberto Callaspo comes off DL
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) The Athletics announced prior to Sunday's game at Texas they activated infielder Alberto Callaspo (hamstring) off the 15-day disabled list. First baseman Nate Freiman was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento to clear a roster spot.

Carlos Beltran getting closer to return to outfield
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Yankees DH Carlos Beltran, who has been bothered by a lingering elbow injury, could be back in the outfield within in a few weeks, manager Joe Girardi told reporters Sunday.

"He’s continuing to throw," Girardi said, per The Journal News. "He has progressed and he has thrown more and more distance as we’ve went on, and he’s done some outfield drills early. I don’t think it’s too far off. I don’t know if it will happen next week, but after that, I think it’s a possibility."

Alberto Callaspo goes 1 for 5 in rehab outing Saturday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Athletics infielder Alberto Callaspo went 1 for 5 and scored two runs in his appearance with high Class A Stockton Saturday.

Callaspo has been on the disabled list since July 11 while recovering from a hamstring injury. The team may decide to activate him from the disabled list Sunday.

Billy Butler slugs fifth home run Saturday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Royals first baseman Billy Butler went 2 for 4 with a two-run home run in his team's 7-5 win over the Indians Saturday.

Butler hit his second home run in as many days Saturday, and he made his fifth appearance at first base over the past week as Eric Hosmer continues to nurse a hand injury. Butler has hit .268/.322/.363 with five home runs and 40 RBI in 369 at-bats.

Carlos Beltran goes deep again Saturday
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran homered for the second time in as many days Saturday, in a 6-4 loss to the Blue Jays.

Beltran followed up Friday's solo home run with a two-run shot in the ninth inning Saturday, as the Yankees tried to rally back late. He finished the game 2 for 3 with two RBI and two runs scored, and also added a walk in the loss.

Beltran had just two home runs in July before Friday, but now has as many over the last 20 hours.  He has four in the month and 12 on the season, while hitting just .227/.284/.428 overall in 264 at-bats. 

Embattled Billy Butler blasts off to play hero in victory
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Royals designated hitter Billy Butler has lost his full-time starting job, so he took out his frustration on a baseball in the eighth inning of a Friday night win against Cleveland.

Butler ripped a John Axford pitch an estimated 455 feet into the left field seats for his fourth home run. The two-run rocket broke a 4-4 tie and proved to be the game-winner. The pinch-hit gave him just four hits in his last 24 at-bats.

Carlos Beltran goes deep in win
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran provided some power Friday, in a 6-4 win over the Blue Jays.

Beltran had just one hit in the game, but he mad it count, as he helped spark a rally in third inning. He slugged a solo home run, his 11th of the season, and his lone contribution to the win amid a pair of strikeouts.

Beltran has struggled to get his bat going this season, while also dealing with a variety of injuries. He is hitting .222/.275/.414 with 11 home runs and 32 RBI in 261 at-bats. 

Alberto Callaspo set for Saturday rehab game
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Athletics infielder Alberto Callaspo will play a rehab game Saturday, according to the Bay Area News Group.

Callaspo will play at Class A Stockton. There's a chance he will rejoin the Athletics Sunday. Callaspo is hitting .234/.308/.309 over 282 at-bats. 

Kendrys Morales hitting fourth in first game back with M's
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Mariners designated hitter Kendrys Morales is hitting fourth Friday.

Morales was reacquired by Seattle, and was expected to hit in the middle of the order. Kyle Seager moved down to the fifth spot to accomodate Morales. In 154 at-bats, Morales is hitting .234/.259/.325. 

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