Phillies' Freddy Galvis: Launches 11th bomb of 2017 on Friday
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(7/21/2017) Galvis went 1-for-4 with a homer and three RBI Friday against the Brewers.

Galvis crushed his 11th blast of the campaign to give the Phillies a first-inning lead that they wouldn't relinquish. Although his home run total is somewhat impressive, he's a difficult player for fantasy managers to trust, based on his .251/.302/.426 slash line.

Diamondbacks' Chris Owings: Rare day off Friday
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(7/21/2017) Owings is out of the lineup for Friday's game against Washington.

Owings receives his first day off since June 27 as Ketel Marte draws the start at shortstop during Friday's series opener. Throughout the course of the 2017 season, Owings is hitting .283/.316/.464 with 12 home runs and 50 RBI. He will likely return to the lineup Saturday as the club faces Tanner Roark.

Marlins' J.T. Riddle: Sits again Friday
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(7/21/2017) Riddle is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Reds, Joe Frisaro of reports.

After 57 straight starts, Riddle will miss his second consecutive game after taking a seat on the bench for Wednesday's affair. He did serve as a pinch hitter during the series finale against Philadelphia, striking out during his lone at-bat. In his place, Miguel Rojas makes another start at short while hitting eighth in the order.

Padres' Jose Rondon: Heads to disabled list
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(7/21/2017) Rondon (undisclosed) was put on the 7-day DL on Friday, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

This marks the second time Rondon has been placed on the minor-league disabled list this year, after missing 20 days with a pulled hamstring in April. Throughout the course of the 2017 season, Rondon has hit .289/.339/.418 with five home runs and 35 RBI for Triple-A El Paso this year.

Diamondbacks' Chris Owings: Ends series win with dud
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(7/21/2017) Owings went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Thursday's 12-2 win over the Reds.

In a game in which manager Torey Lovullo gave multiple key regulars the afternoon off, it was two of the Diamondbacks' lineup mainstays -- Owings and Paul Goldschmidt (0-for-5, four strikeouts) -- that were the only starters who failed to reach base. Owings' hitless showing came on the heels of an 0-for-5 effort the night before, but the lack of production over the last two contests won't jeopardize his everyday role. The 25-year-old continues to uphold a career-best .780 OPS, and Owings' ability to play multiple infield and outfield spots helps his case for sticking in the lineup over other regulars in instances where Lovullo wants to give his bench options some at-bats.

Mets' Asdrubal Cabrera: Drawing interest from Cleveland
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(7/21/2017) The Indians have shown interest in acquiring Cabrera, Jerry Crasnick of reports.

As Crasnick notes, the Tribe is looking for a utility player if they can't land a star player. The Mets had planned to have Cabrera take groundballs at third base to increase his versatility to them and, more importantly, potential trade partners. Cabrera started his major-league career with Cleveland, and a homecoming could rejuvenate his performance a bit, especially in their often dangerous lineup. A new opportunity could make him more useful in fantasy leagues, especially if he moves to the NL and can help single-universe clubs.

Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte: Connects for second homer
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(7/20/2017) Marte went 1-for-3 with a home run, a walk, two RBI and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Reds.

The long ball, a two-run shot off Ariel Hernandez in the ninth, was Marte's second in 16 games since his recall. Thursday's start was just Marte's second since the All-Star break, and with sporadic playing time, Marte's appeal is limited mostly to daily and NL-only formats.

Pirates' Kevin Newman: Graduates to Triple-A
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(7/20/2017) Newman was promoted to Triple-A Indianapolis on Thursday.

The first-round draft pick (2015) didn't overwhelm anyone with the bat at Double-A this season, as his slash line was just .259/.310/.359. Newman was heralded as a solid middle infield prospect after mashing at the lower levels of the minor leagues, but his prospect shine has faded a bit after showing little power and posting a rough batting average in a repeat of the Double-A level.

Cardinals' Edmundo Sosa: Recovering from hamate bone surgery
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(7/20/2017) Sosa (wrist) had hamate bone surgery in June and has begun rehabbing, Kyle Glaser of Baseball America reports.

The average return time for an injury like Sosa's is four to six weeks, but it is unclear how well the shortstop is following that timetable as the Cubs haven't announced a formal return date. Sosa has spent most of his time this season with High-A Palm Beach but appeared in one game with Double-A Springfield before suffering the injury.

Nationals' Trea Turner: Progressing from wrist injury
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(7/20/2017) Turner (wrist) has begun rehabbing at the Nationals' spring training complex in West Palm Beach, Jamal Collier of reports.

The shortstop has yet to be cleared for baseball activities, but he's running and staying in shape while he waits for the go-ahead to start fielding and swinging a bat. The Nats have yet to release a timetable for Turner's return, although the team has indicated that he's on schedule.

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