Trio of Diamondbacks coming back September 1
by Chris Cwik |
(8/29/2014) The Diamondbacks are set to bring back some of their injured players once rosters expand, according to FoxSports.

Outfielder A.J. Pollock, shortstop Chris Owings and starter Daniel Hudson should be back with the team September 1. Pollock has been out since late May with a hand issue. Owings has been dealing with a should injury. Hudson is coming back following Tommy John surgery.

Jed Lowrie ready for rehab stint
by Igor Mello |
(8/29/2014) Athletics shortstop Jed Lowrie (finger) will start a minor-league rehab assignment Saturday with Triple-A Sacramento, the Bay Area News Group reports. Lowrie could return from the disabled list as early as Tuesday, per the paper.

Brandon Crawford back in action Friday
by Igor Mello |
(8/29/2014) Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford, who sat out with a shoulder issue on Thursday, returned to the starting lineup Friday night against Milwaukee, per the Bay Area News Group.

Zack Cozart picks up another three-hit game
by Chris Towers |
(8/28/2014) Reds infielder Zack Cozart continued to swing a hot bat Thursday, in a 7-2 win over the Cubs.

Cozart went 3 for 4 in the game, his second three-hit game in the last four. He drove in one run with a second-inning single, and then added a double later in the game, in addition to two stolen bases.

Even with eight hits in his last four games, Cozart is still hitting just .235 in the month of August, though he does have a season-high 35 RBI in the month as well. 

Brandon Crawford dealing with shoulder issue, out Thursday
by Chris Towers |
(8/28/2014) Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford was scratched from the lineup for the second day in a row Thursday against the Rockies, due to a right shoulder that "has been bugging me pretty good the last four or five day," he told the San Francisco Chronicle.

Crawford was also out of the lineup Wednesday, and it is not clear when he is expected back. It seems like he could play through the injury, but it is affected his throwing right now. 

Adeiny Hechavarria finally hits first homer
by Chris Towers |
(8/28/2014) The Marlins received a rare boost from an unexpected source Wednesday, but Adeiny Hechavarria's contribution went to waste in a 6-1 loss to the Angels.

Hechavarria put together one of his best performances of the season, including his first home run of the year. He went 3 for 3 with a walk, driving in one run and scoring one in the loss.

Hechavarria had just five home runs in 189 career games entering the season, and didn't hit his first in 2014 until game No. 117. He has just 28 RBI while hitting .277/.308/.363 in 433 at-bats. 

Jimmy Rollins smacks 17th home run Wednesday
by R.J. White |
(8/27/2014) Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins went 2 for 2 with two walks and a solo home run in his team's 8-4 win over the Nationals Wednesday.

Rollins delivered his home run in the bottom of the first inning after the team fell behind 2-0 in the top of the first. He's recorded four multi-hit performances in his last seven games. Rollins has hit .242/.324/.392 with 17 home runs, 53 RBI and 27 stolen bases in 500 at-bats.

Wilmer Flores smacks second home run Wednesday
by R.J. White |
(8/27/2014) Mets infielder Wilmer Flores went 1 for 2 with a walk and a solo home run in his team's 3-2 loss to the Braves Wednesday.

Flores was just 1 for 10 over his last four games before going yard Wednesday. He has hit .224/.258/.301 with two home runs and 15 RBI in 156 at-bats.

Jed Lowrie could begin rehab assignment Wednesday
by Chris Cwik |
(8/27/2014) Athletics shortstop Jed Lowrie could start a rehab assignment Wednesday, according to the San Francisco Chronicle

Lowrie has been sidelined since August 13 due to a finger injury. He's been able to make progress recently, and could be close to a return. Lowrie hit .238/.317/.354 over 407 at-bats. 

Brewers sitting Jean Segura against Padres
by Marty Gitlin |
(8/27/2014) Brewers shortstop Jean Segura is catching a break Wednesday in San Diego. Elian Herrera is set to man the position in his place.

Segura has broken from a 2-for-26 slide with six hits in his last 13 at-bats.

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