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Ehire Adrianza (abdomen) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester on Thursday, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.


Twins manager Paul Molitor said the team would like Adrianza to play a total of three rehab games before being activated from the DL on Monday, so it's shaping up to be a busy weekend for the young infielder. The switch hitter has been out since June 22 with the injury, but recent evaluations revealed nothing of concern. Adrianza is slashing .259/.323/.333 this season while working out of a limited reserve role and missed an early portion of the season due to a right oblique strain.

Seung Hwan Oh was charged with his third blown save of the season Tuesday. He gave up two hits, including a home run, in one inning against Arizona.


David Peralta, the first batter Oh faced, went yard and the Diamondbacks went on to plate the winning run the following inning. While it was just his third blown save in 19 attempts this season, Oh has been shaky lately even when he's ultimately pulled through, allowing seven runs over his last eight appearances. Fortunately for Oh and his job security, Trevor Rosenthal has struggled to a greater extent throughout June, posting a 6.97 ERA for the month.

Neil Ramirez failed to record an out Tuesday against the Marlins, allowing a hit and a walk to lead off the seventh inning before watching both runners come around to score and getting charged with the loss.


The 28-year-old right-hander has been a disaster since joining the Mets in mid-May, posting a 6.46 ERA, 1.89 WHIP and 19:15 K:BB in 15.1 innings. Ramirez has already bounced through three organizations this season, and it may not be long before he's looking for a fourth.

Anthony Santander (forearm) has resumed throwing, Eduardo A. Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports.


After hitting .290/.368/.494 last season for High-A Lynchburg in the Indians' system, the Rule 5 draft pick has spent the entire season on the disabled list due to a strained right forearm he suffered in spring training. There is still no timetable for the outfielder's return.

Curtis Granderson (O, NYM)

Curtis Granderson went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Marlins.


The veteran outfielder now has four homers in his last six games and Granderson has put together an electric .423/.500/1.038 slash line over that stretch. His overall numbers on the year are still weak, but his current form will make it very tough to send him to the bench when Michael Conforto (hand) heals up.

Michael Conforto (O, NYM)

Manager Terry Collins said after Tuesday's game that the team is unsure when Michael Conforto (hand) will be ready to play again, Newsday reports.


A second round of X-rays confirmed that there are no breaks in Conforto's hand, but he does have a severe bone bruise and remained unable to even grip a bat as of Tuesday. While there has been nothing to suggest a DL move is imminent, it sounds like Conforto is in danger of missing additional time as he waits for the treatment to take effect and the discomfort to subside.

Michael Taylor went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, two RBI and two stolen bases in Tuesday's win over the Cubs.


He's banged out at least one extra-base hit in six straight starts, and Taylor now has a scorching .462/.481/1.000 slash line with three homers, four steals, nine RBI and nine runs over that stretch. The 26-year-old's shaky plate discipline makes it likely that his .836 OPS on the year will begin to fade at some point, but as long as he's making enough contact to take advantage of his power and speed he'll have fantasy value.

Trea Turner (S, Was)

Trea Turner went 2-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored and four stolen bases in Tuesday's win over the Cubs.


Little more than a week after setting a new franchise record with four steals in a game, Turner does it again. The 23-year-old now has 11 swipes in his last 15 games, pushing him to the top of the MLB leaderboard with 32 on the year – one more than Billy Hamilton.

Huston Street tossed a perfect seventh inning with one strikeout in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.


Pitching in the seventh with a four-run deficit, Street retired Trayce Thompson, Mike Freeman and Chase Utley on a total of nine pitches. He has now turned in back-to-back perfect frames since returning from lat and triceps issues, but Street's role is unsettled, as is the case with the entire Angels bullpen. Perhaps the 33-year-old will work into the save mix eventually, but Blake Parker (who recorded the last save for the Angels), Cam Bedrosian, David Hernandez and Kenyan Middleton are all factors at the back end, and Bud Norris (knee) is inching closer to a return.

The Yankees are expected to recall Miguel Andujar from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, Craig Mish of SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio reports.


After Tyler Wade received the call to the big leagues Tuesday, It appears the Yankees will bring aboard their second infield prospect in as many days, as Andujar could assume the 25-man roster spot of Matt Holliday, who has been battling an allergic reaction recently. Though the Yankees haven't received much production this season from third basemen Chase Headley and Ronald Torreyes, Headley has delivered two three-hit performances in his last three contests, so his hold on the starting job seems secure at the moment. As a result, Andujar, who hit .312/.342/.494 with seven home runs at Double-A Trenton before a recent promotion to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, may only serve as bench depth in his first tour of the majors.

Edwin Diaz was charged with four unearned runs on three hits in two-thirds of an inning against the Phillies on Tuesday.


While the runs go as unearned, it was Diaz's own throwing error that extended the inning. Manager Scott Servais did not hide his displeasure with Diaz's performance in what was a non-save situation, telling the Tacoma News Tribune, "[Diaz] had not been out there in five days. But he's got to realize, I've got to get him in the game. We've got to try to keep him sharp. You've got to have your edge with you." The 23-year-old Diaz has been good in save situations, converting five straight opportunities since his temporary demotion in mid-May.

Adam Kolarek was called up by the Rays following Tuesday's game, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.


The 28-year-old earns his first big-league promotion following an impressive start to the season with Triple-A Durham. Kolarek owns a 1.36 ERA and a .217 BAA over 31 relief appearances this season, becoming well-known for his ability to induce ground balls from hitters (7.25 GO/AO). He takes the place of the struggling Jose Alvarado and will most likely be used in low-leverage situations out of the bullpen.

Matt Holliday (O, NYY)

Matt Holliday (illness) could be sent back to New York for further evaluation if he's not able to return to the lineup Wednesday, George A. King of the New York Post reports.


Holliday already went through some testing after missing his third straight game with an allergic reaction, and though everything came back fine, the 37-year-old reported that he still didn't feel ready to return to game action. It sounds as though it's still a day-to-day situation, but if Holliday continues to not feel any better the door could open for a brief DL stint.

Ty Kelly is hitting .190 with six doubles and 11 strikeouts this season.


Philadelphia's utility man hasn't been of much use with the bat this season as he struggles to get his average above the Mendoza Line. His versatility on defense makes him viable to play almost anywhere on the field, but the lack of offensive production has been what's kept him from seeing his number called on more consistent occasions.

Manager Torey Lovullo said Nick Ahmed has a small fracture in his right hand, but will undergo further tests.


Ahmed left Tuesday's game after he was hit by a pitch, and subsequent evaluations confirmed the difficult scenario. A trip to the disabled list appears to be on the horizon for the backup shortstop, meaning Daniel Descalso will assume that duty behind regular starter Chris Owings. Expect Ahmed to return sometime after the All-Star break, depending on what trainers deem to be the best course of recovery.

Mike Napoli (B1, Tex)

Mike Napoli struck out in all three of his at-bats in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Indians.


It was a whiff-happy night for the Rangers, as Napoli was one of four players on the team who struck out three times. Aside from Joey Gallo – who has compensated for his swing-and-miss ways by leading the team in home runs – no Rangers regular has been more strikeout-prone this season than Napoli, who sports a career-worst 33.7 percent K-rate. The lack of consistent contact coupled with a .224 BABIP – also a career worst – has sunk Napoli's batting average to .191 on the season. Though Napoli has supplied 14 home runs, power isn't as scarce of a commodity around baseball these days, so the veteran first baseman may not be an ideal lineup option in shallower formats until he shows some dramatic improvement in his contact hitting.

Shin-Soo Choo (O, Tex)

Shin-Soo Choo went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Indians.


That's back-to-back three-strikeout games for Choo, who had only struck out three times in a contest just once before this season. Since he's batting just .192 and has struck out in 42.4 percent of his plate appearances while starting each of the last seven games, Choo seems like a good candidate to receive a day off in the near future.

Delino DeShields (O, Tex)

DeShields went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Indians. He was also caught stealing in his lone stolen-base attempt.


A pair of solo home runs essentially represented the whole of the Rangers' offense Tuesday, as DeShields and Nos. 2 and 3 hitters Shin-Soo Choo and Elvis Andrus combined to go 0-for-12 with six strikeouts. DeShields drew the start in center field in place of a hurting Carlos Gomez (back) and will likely be in store for consistent at-bats for the duration of the Gomez's absence.

Keone Kela (4-1) picked up the win in relief in Tuesday's 2-1 triumph over the Rangers. He pitched a perfect eighth inning and gathered one strikeout while tossing 13 pitches.


Closer Matt Bush hasn't done much to put his job in jeopardy just yet, but since his April 17 promotion back to the big leagues, Kela has performed well enough as the Rangers' primary setup arm to make for a capable ninth-inning man if needed. Over his last 17 appearances, the 24-year-old has given up just two runs on seven hits and six walks over 17.2 innings while striking out 27 batters. In addition, he's picked up three wins, four holds and a save. Those in deeper leagues who have an open spot for a pitcher could do worse than adding Kela for ratio stabilization.

Drew Pomeranz (7-4) allowed one run (none earned) on four hits while striking out seven over five innings in Tuesday's 9-2 win over Minnesota.


This was a nice effort from Pomeranz, who came back out to pitch following a 75-minute rain delay during the second inning. For a pitcher that's been criticized by various members of the area's media for his supposed lack of toughness, Pomeranz showed moxie Tuesday by pitching three innings after the delay and saving Boston's bullpen. The left-hander is 4-1 with a 2.70 ERA over his last seven starts. He's next scheduled to start Sunday on the road in Toronto.