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Jul 20 2017 - Jacob Turner (Nationals), RHP Jacob Turner, designated for assignment Tuesday, was outrighted to Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday. Turner was 2-3 with a 5.08 ERA in 18 games for Washington this season.
Jul 19 2017 - Ryan Dull (Athletics), RHP Ryan Dull (strained right knee) made a rehab appearance for the Oakland's rookie-level Arizona League team on Wednesday, throwing one perfect inning. He appears to be nearing a return to the major leagues. The reliever has been on the disabled list since May 20.
Jul 19 2017 - Jumbo Diaz (Rays), RHP Jumbo Diaz, designated for assignment on Monday, cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Durham on Wednesday. He went 1-4 with a 5.70 ERA in 31 relief appearances for the Rays this season. Diaz had 28 strikeouts but also 15 walks 30 innings.
Jul 19 2017 - Josh Bell (Pirates), 1B Josh Bell did not start Wednesday after colliding with Brewers LF Eric Thames on Tuesday. Jose Osuna took over at first base. Bell pinch-hit for RHP Gerrit Cole in the seventh inning, and he struck out with no one on base.
Jul 19 2017 - Starling Marte (Pirates), LF Starling Marte started a second consecutive game after rejoining Pittsburgh on Tuesday. He went 1-for-5 Wednesday, making him 2-for-8 since in his first two games back from an 80-game suspension for violating baseball's performance-enhancing drugs policy.
Jul 19 2017 - Gerrit Cole (Pirates), RHP Gerrit Cole reached 10 strikeouts for the fifth time in his career and the first time since he had 10 against the New York Mets on May 22, 2015. His 10 strikeouts Wednesday were the most by a Pirates pitcher this season. Cole allowed one run on six hits and no walks in seven innings during a no-decision against the Brewers.
Jul 19 2017 - Andrew McCutchen (Pirates), CF Andrew McCutchen failed to record a hit for a second straight game after seeing his eight-game hitting streak end Tuesday. He did have Pittsburgh's first RBI on Wednesday, hitting a first-inning sacrifice fly.
Jul 19 2017 - Max Moroff (Pirates), INF Max Moroff got his first career walk-off hit, a single in the 10th inning to give the Pirates a 3-2 win over the Brewers on Wednesday. He has one hit in each of his past three games after failing to get one in 10 of his previous 11 games.
Jul 19 2017 - Brandon Woodruff (Brewers), RHP Brandon Woodruff (strained right hamstring) moved his rehab assignment to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Wednesday. He pitched 3 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on three hits. He had pitched two innings of one-run ball in the rookie-level Arizona League on Saturday.
Jul 19 2017 - A.J. Griffin (Rangers), RHP A.J. Griffin (oblique) started Wednesday in a rehab appearance for Triple-A Round Rock. He allowed four runs and six hits, with four strikeouts and no walks, over 3 1/3 innings. He also allowed a pair of homers. Griffin is 4-2 with a 5.77 ERA in eight starts for Texas this season.
Jul 19 2017 - Keone Kela (Rangers), RHP Keone Kela (right shoulder tightness) threw a side session Wednesday, according to manager Jeff Banister. The Rangers plan to wait and see how Kela feels Thursday before deciding whether to activate him or send him out for a rehab assignment. Kela is 4-1 with a 2.64 ERA and a save in 30 appearances for the Rangers this season.
Jul 19 2017 - Cole Hamels (Rangers), LHP Cole Hamels (4-0. 3.05 ERA) has not allowed a run in 21 innings -- the longest active streak in the majors -- and will take the mound Thursday against Baltimore. In his last outing, Hamels gave up four hits, struck out five and walked one over 7 2/3 innings in a 1-0 win over the Kansas City Royals. It was Hamels' fourth start since coming off the disabled list from an oblique strain. "We are just trying to get in a rhythm," Hamels said. "We are right where we want to be."
Jul 19 2017 - Martin Perez (Rangers), LHP Martin Perez entered Wednesday having won three of his last four starts. However, he struggled against Baltimore and allowed five runs (four earned) and seven hits with three strikeouts and one walk over six-plus innings. Perez has gotten two or fewer runs of support in 11 of his 18 starts.
Jul 19 2017 - Wade Miley (Orioles), LHP Wade Miley is looking to get back on track Thursday against the Rangers. In his last outing Sunday against the Cubs, Miley lasted just 4 2/3 innings, allowing seven runs on nine hits, including two homers, with four walks and four strikeouts. Miley had a 2.82 ERA his first 11 starts, but it has ballooned to 10.19 his past eight outings. His 1.80 WHIP is among the worst in the American League. Miley also has struggled against Texas over his career, going 1-5 with a 5.75 ERA in seven starts.
Jul 19 2017 - Kevin Gausman (Orioles), RHP Kevin Gausman held the Texas Rangers to four hits over six innings. He allowed one run with eight strikeouts and one walk. It was a huge improvement from his last outing against the Cubs, when he was charged with eight runs and seven hits in just three innings. "I'm trying to throw my sinker and my four-seam, mix them up a little bit more. I can't throw everything straight like my four-seam," Gausman said. "So, I'm trying to keep the hitters guessing a little bit more, and overall tonight I just pitched more. Used my off-speed pitches and had good fastball command for the most part."
Jul 19 2017 - J.J. Hardy (Orioles), SS J.J. Hardy (right wrist fracture) took ground balls before the game. In addition to his injured wrist, Hardy also dealt with a fractured bone in his rib cage, which is fully healed. There is still no timeline for Hardy's return. He is batting .211 with three homers and 21 RBIs over 64 games.
Jul 19 2017 - Hunter Harvey (Orioles), RHP Hunter Harvey, one of the team's top pitching prospects, will be shut down after the minor league season rather than play the Arizona Fall League, manager Buck Showalter said. Harvey, who had Tommy John surgery last summer, began a throwing program in November, and the Orioles want to give him a full offseason. Harvey threw 27 pitches Wednesday in the Gulf Coast League. "I saw the schedule," Showalter said. "It's got him mapped out all the way through August, which is good. He's going to pitch once a week with a work day in between and a couple of long toss."
Jul 19 2017 - Ryan Flaherty (Orioles), INF Ryan Flaherty (right shoulder inflammation) took ground balls before the game. Flaherty could begin a rehab assignment next week, according to manager Buck Showalter. Flaherty is batting .233 with three RBIs in 13 games and is a valuable utility infielder. "He's on schedule, going good," Showalter said. "Yesterday was his throw day, threw well. Today I think he's doing the strengthening exercises."
Jul 19 2017 - Eric Sogard (Brewers), 2B Eric Sogard, on the disabled list since July 5 with an ankle injury, began a two-day rehab assignment Wednesday with Class A Wisconsin. He went 0-for-3 with a strikeout. Sogard is expected to rejoin the Brewers for their weekend series in Philadelphia.
Jul 19 2017 - Domingo Santana (Brewers), RF Domingo Santana hit a go-ahead solo home run, his 16th long ball of the season, to give Milwaukee a 2-1 lead in the eighth inning Wednesday at Pittsburgh. He went 3-for-5 with two runs. "He's swinging the bat well," manager Craig Counsell said. "The reason he's hitting (leadoff) is you want to try to get him up a lot. He got us started in the first inning with a double. ... And then the homer, (Juan Nicasio) is really tough on right-handed hitters, but Domingo's got that opposite-field power."
Jul 19 2017 - Zach Davies (Brewers), RHP Zach Davies was effective against the Pirates on Wednesday. He allowed one unearned run on eight hits in seven innings, striking out four and walking one. He wound up with a no-decision in a game Pittsburgh won 3-2 in 10 innings. Davies bounced back from allowing six runs, five earned, with five walks in 5 1/3 innings against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday.
Jul 19 2017 - Jesus Aguilar (Brewers), 1B Jesus Aguilar batted third for the Brewers on Wednesday and went 2-for-4 with an RBI. His two hits matched his total from the previous six games dating back to July 8.
Jul 19 2017 - Eric Thames (Brewers), 1B Eric Thames moved to left field Wednesday in place of Ryan Braun, who went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts Tuesday. Thames struggled by going 0-for-5 with four strikeouts. He had four multi-hit games in his previous six starts.
Jul 19 2017 - Kyle Martin (Red Sox), RHP Kyle Martin was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday. Martin, 26, is making his first trip to the major leagues. He was 0-4 with one save and a 3.79 ERA in 23 relief outings for Pawtucket this year.
Jul 19 2017 - Chris Smith (Athletics), RHP Chris Smith has made two impressive starts, filling in for injured RHP Jharel Cotton (right thumb blister). Smith will likely move out of the rotation when Cotton returns from the disabled list, but the 36-year-old apparently has earned more time in the big leagues. "I think he has created a place for himself on this team," A's manager Bob Melvin said Wednesday. "So whether it's in a starting role, whether it's in a relief role, he has shown he can perform here, and he did it last year too. Whether it was in a length role or we needed him for an inning or two, he's a pretty versatile guy. He just wants to be at the big league level. Obviously everybody wants to start, but we'll see with Cotton coming back how that works." Smith is 0-0 with a 2.77 ERA in his two starts over 13 innings.