Blue Jays' Jose Bautista able to start as DH on Wednesday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/29/2015) Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista is good to go for Wednesday's game against the Phillies, as he is in the starting lineup. Bautista left Tuesday's games due to a cramp, but he was never overly concerned about the issue.

He is the designated hitter on Wednesday, and it is not yet known when Bautista will return to the field.

Yankees CF Slade Heathcott's to rehab in Triple-A
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/29/2015) Yankees center fielder Slade Heathcott will have his rehab assignment moved up to Triple-A, according to The Journal News.

Heathcott is currently on the 60-day disabled list with an injured quad.

Angels option OF Daniel Robertson; DFA 1B Efren Navarro
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/29/2015) The Angels kept busy on Wednesday, as they optioned outfielder Daniel Robertson to Triple-A Salt Lake and designated first baseman Efren Navarro for assignment, per

The moves were made in order to make room on the roster for the incoming David DeJesus and David Murphy, both of which were acquired via trades earlier this week.

Navarro hit .260 with five RBI in 77 at-bats with the Angels this season. Robertson was hitting .346 with nine hits over his last eight games before being demoted.

Angels CF Mike Trout (wrist) remains out Wednesday
by Marty Gitlin |
(7/29/2015) A wrist ailment that has prevented Angels slugger Mike Trout from playing since his Sunday explosion has him sidelined again Wednesday against Houston.

The team was hopeful he could return to the lineup for the game, but the soreness prevails. Trout said he didn't anticipate going on the disabled list and that "the treatment I had [Tuesday] made a big difference."

When he does come back, he will do so a 9-for-16 roll with three homers over his last four games.

Red Sox put CF Mookie Betts on DL, promote OF Jackie Bradley
by Marty Gitlin |
(7/29/2015) A head injury has Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts on the disabled list and Jackie Bradley promoted from Triple-A Pawtucket, per Comcast Sportsnet.

Betts sustained a concussion trying to make a catch in the Tuesday night game. His DL stint will only be seven days.

His loss is a blow to Boston. Betts owns a .265/.317/.438 slash line and has scored 52 runs this season.

Indians call up CF Tyler Holt from Triple-A
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/29/2015) The Indians called up center fielder Tyler Holt from Triple-A Columbus prior to Wednesday's game against the Royals, per

Holt has a slash line of .286/.369/.348 through 320 plate appearances in Triple-A this year.

"He brings a ton of energy, and he's done a real good job at Triple-A," Indians manager Terry Francona said.

Holt is in Cleveland's lineup on Wednesday, hitting out of the ninth spot.

Angels LF Collin Cowgill (wrist) takes batting practice
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/29/2015) Angels left fielder Collin Cowgill took batting practice Tuesday as he continues to work his way back from a sprained right wrist, according to the Orange County Register.

Cowgill has taken batting practice a number of times before, but has felt discomfort the following day on each occasion.

Astros RF George Springer to have injured wrist examined again
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/29/2015) Astros right fielder George Springer will have his injured right wrist examined again within the next two weeks, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Springer, though, is staying active by participating in cardio work, which includes tossing balls to coaches who hit ground balls during batting practice.

“Chasing down some fly balls, doing anything he can to avoid being stir crazy,” manager A.J. Hinch said. “He’s not doing anything really with his right hand.”

Twins CF Byron Buxton (thumb) takes batting practice
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/29/2015) Twins center fielder Byron Buxton is progressing from the thumb injury that landed him on the 15-day disabled list, as he has begun to take batting practice, according to the Star Tribune.

Buxton will continue to take batting practice this week and then progress to participating in on-field pregame drills. If he has no set backs, Buxton could begin a rehab assignment as early as next week.

Twins give OF Torii Hunter a breather Wednesday
by Marty Gitlin |
(7/29/2015) Twins veteran outfielder Torii Hunter is catching a break Wednesday afternoon against visiting Pittsburgh. He is out of the lineup.

Hunter has remained productive in compiling a slash line of .254/.308/.439 and 54 RBI in 89 games. He has two home runs and five RBI in the last four contests.

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