Reds' Ivan De Jesus: Playing well in limited action
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(12:38 pm ET) De Jesus is batting 8-for-20 in July with four strikeouts, no walks and two RBI.

Even with a hot month, the Reds utility infielder had just two starts and is not much more than the occasional pinch-hitter and defensive replacement.


Cubs' Addison Russell: Back in lineup Monday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(2:28 am ET) Russell is back in the lineup for the Cubs on Monday after leaving Sunday's game with a heel bruise, Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago reports.

This is good news for Russell, who was listed as day-to-day. Over his last 10 games Russell is hitting .371 with seven RBI. During this stretch, he has raised his average from .237 to .249. Russell will hit seventh against White Sox right-hander Miguel Gonzalez on Monday.


Giants' Lucius Fox: Struggling in South Atlantic League
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(2:26 am ET) Fox, 19, is hitting .208/.307/.283 with two home runs and 23 steals (in 30 attempts) in 265 at-bats with Low-A Augusta.

The Giants aggressively assigned Fox to the South Atlantic League this year, and the results haven't been very pretty. He's getting on base at nearly a league-average clip and is sixth in the league in steals, but appears outmatched in all other aspects of his game. This should be seen as a developmental year, and the fact that the team has not demoted him to a less challenging league suggests he is getting better, even if that improvement doesn't jump off the page. He remains a top-10 prospect in the Giants' system and a top-200 prospect overall.


Phillies' Taylor Featherston: Recalled from Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(2:24 am ET) Featherston was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Monday.

Featherston will join the Phillies in place of Andres Blanco, who was placed on the 15-day DL with a fractured left index finger in a corresponding move. The 26-year-old is hitting .254/.324/.448 with three home runs and 10 RBI in Triple-A since the start of July; he will likely assume a backup infielder role with the Phillies.


Phillies' Jesmuel Valentin: Promoted to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(2:24 am ET) Valentin was promoted to Tripe-A Lehigh Valley on Monday, Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

After slashing .276/.346/.299 with five home runs, 38 RBI and 59 runs scored in 89 games with Double-A Reading, Valentin has taken one step closer to the big leagues with a promotion to Triple-A. However, he hasn't shown much speed the last two years after swiping 25 bags in Single-A in 2014.


Phillies' Taylor Featherston: Likely to be promoted Monday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(2:21 am ET) Featherston will likely be promoted to the majors on Monday, Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

The Phillies will place Andres Blanco on the disabled list Monday with a fractured left index finger, opening up a utility spot on the team's roster. Featherston was held out of Sunday's lineup at Triple-A Lehigh Valley and is already on the 40-man roster, making him the best candidate to replace Blanco. He's hit .264/.320/.446 with 12 home runs and four stolen bases in 352 at-bats for Lehigh Valley this season.


Brewers' Jonathan Villar: Hits career-best eighth homer in Monday's win
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(7/25/2016) Villar went 2-for-5 with his eighth home run of the season Monday against Arizona.

His third-inning blast was the second of three the Brewers hit off Diamondbacks rookie Braden Shipley, and it set a new career high for Villar. As a starter for the first time in his four-year career, the shortstop is making the most of his opportunity, slashing .296/.380/.436 through with 36 RBI, 51 runs and an MLB-best 36 stolen bases. Unfortunately, Villar's ceiling is somewhat capped because he plays for one of the worst teams in all of baseball.


Cubs' Addison Russell: Back in lineup Monday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(7/25/2016) Russell is back in the lineup for the Cubs on Monday after leaving the game with a heel bruise on Sunday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN reports.

This is good news for Russell, who was listed as day-to-day. Over his last 10 games Russell is hitting .371 with seven RBI. During this stretch, he has raised his average from .237 to .249. Russell will hit seventh against White Sox right-hander Miguel Gonzalez on Monday.


Giants' Lucius Fox: Struggling in Sally League
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(7/25/2016) Fox, 19, is hitting .208/.307/.283 with two home runs and 23 steals (on 30 attempts) in 265 at-bats with Low-A Augusta.

The Giants aggressively assigned Fox to the Sally League this year, and the results haven't been very pretty. He is getting on base at nearly a league average clip and is sixth in the league in steals, but in all other aspects of his game he appears outmatched. This should be seen as a developmental year, and the fact that the team has not demoted him to a less challenging league suggests he is getting better, even if that improvement doesn't jump off the page. He remains a top-10 prospect in the Giants' system and a top-200 prospect overall.


Phillies' Jesmuel Valentin: Promoted to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(7/25/2016) Valentin was promoted to Tripe-A Lehigh Valley on Monday, Matt Gelb of the Philly Inquirer reports.

After slashing .276/.346/.299 with five home runs, 38 RBI and 59 runs scored in 89 games with Double-A Reading, Valentin took one step closer to the big leagues with a promotion to Triple-A.


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