Rockies' Trevor Story: Jammed left thumb
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(10:08 pm ET) Story's injury is being called a jammed left thumb, Thomas Harding of reports.

X-rays on the Rockies shortstop came back negative, which is obviously good news. Story is considered day-to-day while we wait for more information.

Rockies' Trevor Story: Early exit Saturday
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(8:18 pm ET) Story left Saturday's game with an apparent left thumb injury, Jenny Cavnar of Root Sports reports.

Further details regarding Story's status were not immediately available, but expect his status to be updated when more news is released.

Cardinals' Aledmys Diaz: Not in Saturday's lineup
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(5:48 pm ET) Diaz is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Marlins.

It seems manager Mike Matheny has decided Diaz could use a little mental rest following his first career three-strikeout game Friday. Diaz should be back in there Sunday, looking to finish off his .299/.375/.505 month of July on a high note. Greg Garcia will start at shortstop in his absence.

Tigers' JaCoby Jones: Struggling since promotion to Triple-A
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(2:38 pm ET) Jones is .232 in 49 games since his promotion to Triple-A Toledo.

Jones had mashed in Double-A before the promotion, but has cooled significantly against better competition. His walk rate has also declined and he's striking out about once every three at bats. Jones can play in the field and at the hot corner, in addition to his original shortstop position. He clearly needs more time in the minors and the Tigers have been wise to declare that's exactly where he'll stay for the remainder of 2016.

Giants' Eduardo Nunez: Starting at short, batting leadoff Saturday
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(1:58 pm ET) Nunez will start at shortstop and bat leadoff Saturday against the Nationals, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

Nunez will get the nod at short and an opportunity to set the table in his first start for San Francisco, with both Brandon Crawford (hand) and Denard Span (quad) out of the lineup. The 29-year-old Nunez made his Giants debut Friday, striking out in a pinch-hit appearance. His role may be fluid but Nunez, who hit .296 with 12 homers and 27 steals with Minnesota, figures to be heavily involved between shortstop, third base and second base.

Giants' Brandon Crawford: Sitting Saturday with bruised hand
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(1:46 pm ET) Crawford is out of the lineup Saturday against the Nationals due to a bruised left hand, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

Apparently, Crawford jammed his hand in his first at-bat Friday and needs at least one day to rest up. Eduardo Nunez will take over at shortstop and lead off with Denard Span (quad) also on the bench. Crawford is batting .196/.255/.314 without a home run since the All-Star break.

Rays' Brad Miller: Smacks pair of extra-base hits in Friday victory
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(11:30 am ET) Miller went 2-for-5 with a double, triple and two runs in Friday's 5-1 victory over the Yankees.

The 26-year-old shortstop was making some impactful contact against Yankees starter Ivan Nova, with the three-bagger representing his fifth of the season overall. Miller has hit safely in four of the last five contests as well and has consecutive multi-hit efforts. While he's still hitting a rather middling .250, he's picked it up in the power department over the last several weeks, tallying 10 homers since June 11 while also posting 22 of his 37 RBI since June 1.

Blue Jays' Troy Tulowitzki: Blasts 17th homer in Friday win
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(11:18 am ET) Tulowitzki went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and two RBI overall in Friday's 6-5 victory over the Orioles.

Tulo provided the third of three first-inning homers off Orioles starter Kevin Gausman, a 406-foot shot to left. He added an RBI groundout in the third for his sixth multi-RBI game of July. After a dreadful start to the season, the veteran shortstop has progressively improved at the plate, and has topped out with a .314/.344/.523 line over 86 at-bats in the current month.

Mariners' Shawn O'Malley: Drives in only Mariners run in Friday loss
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(1:18 am ET) O'Malley went 2-for-5 with an RBI single in Friday's 12-1 loss to the Cubs.

The Mariners' leadoff man eliminated the indignity of a shutout with a ninth-inning single that plated Leonys Martin. The 28-year-old has a pair of multi-hit outings in the last five contests, but has only tallied two extra-base hits, both doubles, in his 11 hits during July.

Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts: Homers and drives in three Friday night versus Angels
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(12:54 am ET) Bogaerts had a big night on Friday, going 2-for-5 with three RBI and his 13th homer.

Bogaerts continues to thrive in the middle of the powerful Red Sox lineup as he lifted his average to .331 on the year. The 13th homer established a career high in taters for Bogaerts with a full two months still remaining in the season. The knock on Bogaerts after 2015 was his power after hitting only seven homers, but he has put that knock to rest a bit as he is on pace for 20 bombs in 2016.

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