Phillies outfielder will be activated from the DL today as well. Victorino is having a solid season at the plate, where he is hitting .303-.376-.524 with 9 HRs, 34 RBIs, 53 runs and 13 SBs in 267 at bats. This is Victorino's second time on the DL, so hopefully he can stay healthy the rest of the season.
Pirates third baseman, Pedro Alvarez went 3-4 with a HR and is now hitting .310 at AAA Indianapolis. He has now homered in 2 straight games. It is just a matter of ttime before he is activated off the DL.
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Twins catcher Joe Mauer played first base in the first game of the day-night double header yesterday and responded by going 3-4 with a run scored, and then went 3-4 with an RBI in the second game. He now has raised his triple slash line to .290-.361-.336 with no home runs and 15 RBIs in 131 at bats this season. The .315 slugging percentage is a bit concerning for fantasy owners, but with his early season leg injuries, his power may be sapped for quite awhile.
Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun sat out last night's game to rest his injured calf and hamstring. Brewers manager Ron Roenicke stated before the game that he doesn't think Braun will require a DL stint, but also had this to say:
"Just talking to (trainer) Roger (Caplinger), I still don't think that's what it's going to be," Roenicke said of a possible DL stint. "But you always get concerned when an injury isn't healing up the way you want it to.
"Roger thinks it's getting better. But if it doesn't (continue), we're going to have to start talking about (a DL stint). If it's not progressing, than I would worry about it. But when Roger tells me it's getting better all the time, I feel OK. It's not coming along real fast.
Sounds like a DL stint may still be a possibility, and that's just what Brewers beat reporter Tom Haudricourt thinks as well:
#Brewers LF Ryan Braun again out of lineup with lingering leg injury. You have to wonder why they don't just DL him.
Yankees starter A.J. Burnett didn't have one of his better outings last night. He gave up just 3 runs, but did so by giving up 14 base runners in just 5.1 innings, six of which were walks. With another outing like this, together with Bartolo Colon and Freddy Garcia getting roughed up recently, Yankees GM Brian Cashman will be working the phones over the next two weeks.
The Rays have promoted Matt Moore to AAA and he will make his first AAA start on Wednesday. The timing of this move is interesting, as the Rays have yet to decide whether they will be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline next week.
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia went 2-5 with a double and 3 RBIs on Monday and is now hitting .295-.401-.468 with 13 HRs, 50 RBIs and 17 SBs in 20 attempts. He is on pace for a 22 HR-29 SB season in 2011.
Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy, fresh off signing a new 3 year deal, responded by going 2-5 with a HR, 2 runs and 3 RBIs. He is having a solid season at the plate, hitting .281-.330-.500 with 14 HRs and 37 RBIs. His signing shows that the Orioles will play it slow with top prospect, shortstop Manny Machado.
Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez loves playing for new manager Jack McKeon, as he went 2-4 with a run scored and another stolen base. His power production continues to drop, but he keeps stealing bases, and now has 17 for the season. He is on pace to hit 15 HRs and steal 29 bases, which will definitely drop him out of the first round in 2012.
Nationals starter Jason Marquis helped his chances of being traded by July 31st last night as he held the Astros to just two runs on 6 hits, 2 walks and 9 strikeouts in 8 innings. He is now 8-4 with a 3.92 ERA and could help a team like the Cardinals or Diamondbacks.