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Elieser Hernandez Miami Marlins

07.13: Elieser Hernandez (quad) has begun throwing at 120 feet.(Hernandez has been out since early June due to a severe right quad strain. It's encouraging that he's resumed a throwing program, and has also been running as well. The 26-year-old righty has been limited to just two starts due to injuries this season.)

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Matt Duffy Chicago Cubs


07.13: Matt Duffy (back) has resumed baseball activities.(Duffy experienced a setback in his recovery from a lower back strain in June, but is expected to start a minor-league rehab assignment at some point during the All-Star break. He should be back with the Cubs before the end of July.)

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Mike Moustakas Cincinnati Reds


07.13: Mike Moustakas (heel) is still dealing with pain in his rightheel. (Moustakas had his rehab assignment scrapped in mid-June due renewed soreness and doesn't appear remotely close to a return to the Reds' lineup.)

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Aledmys Diaz Houston Astros


07.13: Aledmys Díaz (hand) has begun a minor-league rehab assignment.(Díaz kicked off a minor-league rehab assignment with the Astros' Florida Complex League affiliate on Sunday, and will head to Double-A Corpus Christi after that. There's a strong possibility that he's back with the Astros before the end of July. He's ben out since June 3 with a fractured left hand after he was hit by a pitch.)

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Miles Mikolas St. Louis Cardinals


07.13: Miles Mikolas (forearm) has begun a throwing program.(Mikolas has begun throwing bullpens with the hope of embarking on a minor-league rehab assignment by the end of July. The 32-year-old righty has been out since late May due to right forearm tightness. Barring any setbacks, he could be an option for the Cardinals' rotation at some point in the middle of August.)

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Brian Anderson Miami Marlins


07.13: Brian Anderson (shoulder) has been participating in baseball activities without issue. (Anderson isn't eligible to return from the 60-day injured list until July 25, but he's getting close to heading out on a minor-league rehab assignment, likely after the All-Star break. He's been out since late May due to a left shoulder subluxation.)

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David Bote Chicago Cubs


07.13: David Bote (shoulder) is scheduled to begin a minor-league rehabassignment on Friday. (Bote has been out since May 30 due to a separated left shoulder. There's a possibility he's back with the Cubs before the end of July.)

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Gregory Polanco Pittsburgh Pirates


07.13: Gregory Polanco (hip) is expected to be activated from the 10-day injured list shortly after the All-Star break. (Polanco was shelved earlier this month due to a bilateral adductor strain. He reportedly hasn't had any issues swinging, but has had issues running at full speed.)

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Carlos Carrasco New York Mets
Set for one-inning rehab start
July 12, 2021
Carrasco (hamstring) is scheduled to pitch one inning in a rehab game at High-A Brooklyn on Thursday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.
Since being acquired in January from Cleveland, Carrasco has been sidelined with a sore elbow and a torn hamstring, but he finally looks to be closing in on his Mets debut now that he's been cleared to move on to the final phase of his recovery program. Because of his lengthy layoff from game action, Carrasco will be eased back in Thursday with a light pitch count, and he'll gradually ramp up his workload from there. The Mets are loosely targeting early August for Carrasco to return from the 60-day injured list, assuming he endures no setbacks with the hamstring during the rehab assignment.
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Manuel Margot Tampa Bay Rays
Unlikely to return until late July
July 12, 2021
The Rays don't anticipate that Margot (hamstring) will be ready to return from the 10-day injured list until at least the team's July 27 to 29 series with the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
While manager Kevin Cash said that Margot is "doing better" in his recovery from the left hamstring strain he sustained July 5, the outfielder will need more than the minimum 10 days to fully heal.
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Eloy Jimenez Chicago White Sox
Strong start to rehab assignment
July 12, 2021
Jimenez (pectoral) has gone 3-for-7 with a home run, a walk, two runs and two RBI through the first two games of his rehab assignment at High-A Winston-Salem. He will continue his rehab at Triple-A Charlotte beginning Tuesday.
After serving as a designated hitter for the affiliate Saturday in his 2021 debut, Jimenez manned left field for seven innings Sunday before heading to the bench. The 24-year-old looks to be progressing well in his recovery from the left pectoral surgery he underwent in March, a procedure that was initially expected to keep him on the shelf for 4-to-5 months. Jimenez looks like he'll have a chance to return before the short end of that timeline, provided he can make it through his rehab assignment free of any setbacks.
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Will Vest Detroit Tigers


Booted off 40-man roster
July 12, 2021
The Mariners designated Vest for assignment Monday, Daniel Kramer of reports.
The transaction clears room on the 40-man roster for starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi, who was reinstated from the COVID-19-related injured list. A rookie right-handed reliever, Vest worked mostly in low-leverage spots out of the Seattle bullpen, accruing a 6.17 ERA and 1.60 WHIP to go with six holds across 35 innings. Since the Mariners acquired Vest with a Rule 5 selection in December, he'll have to be offered back to the Tigers if he isn't scooped up off waivers.
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Joey Gallo Texas Rangers

With a vested interest in Gallo, I'm glad he didn't advance.

irst Round Second Round Finals
1Shohei Ohtani  28  
8Juan Soto  31    Juan Soto  15  
5Pete Alonso  35   Pete Alonso   16  
4Salvador Perez  28     Pete Alonso   23 
3Matt Olson  23     Trey Mancini  22 
6Trey Mancini  24    Trey Mancini   13 
7Trevor Story  20   Trevor Story   12  
2Joey Gallo  19  

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Jose Altuve Houston Astros

Ken Davidoff. among other reporters, got a good laugh, I'm sure.

“I didn’t see the Maldonado thing. Somebody talked about it,” Judge said Monday, the All-Star Game’s media day. “I did see, after the game, them ripping off the jersey and everything. That’s fun. He just hit a walk-off homer to win the game. That’s big time. You do whatever you want. You can celebrate. You can walk around the bases. It’s all part of the game, you know?”

All four Astros selected for this game — Altuve, Michael Brantley, Carlos Correa and Ryan Pressly — bowed out of what would have been the club’s first industry-wide platform since Major League Baseball concluded Houston illegally stole signs during its 2017 championship run.

“They’ve got their priorities. They need to heal up, get ready,” Judge said of the Astros’ players. “They’ve got family stuff, injuries, anything like that. They’re trying to play it smart and do what’s best for them and the team. That’s their choice.”

When a reporter suggested the players didn’t want to get booed, Judge smiled and replied, “You said it, not me. I’m not too sure. I’m not in their shoes.”

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Pete Alonso New York Mets

“For me, I think I’m the best power hitter on the planet,” Alonso said in a press conference, as he wore a spinning championship medallion and sported his trophy. “And being able to showcase that and really put on a fun display for fans, I just think that it’s truly a dream come true for me. Because when I was younger, my parents actually let me stay up past my bedtime to watch this.”

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Shohei Ohtani Los Angeles Angels

Ohtani's total at the All-Star break is for both the hitter (3.7) and pitcher (1.9).

WAR Leaders

NL Position Players

Fernando Tatis Jr. (SDP)4.6
Max Muncy (LAD)4.2
Brandon Crawford (SFG)4.1

NL Pitchers

Zack Wheeler (PHI)5.0
Jacob deGrom (NYM)5.0
Kevin Gausman (SFG)4.9

AL Position Players

Shohei Ohtani (LAA)5.6
Marcus Semien (TOR)4.3
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (TOR)4.2

AL Pitchers

Gerrit Cole (NYY)4.3
Kyle Gibson (TEX)4.1
Lance Lynn (CHW)3.4
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Jul 12
Jose Altuve Houston Astros

The 'Stros go unto the break on an incredible high, while the Yankees...

Yesterday's Biggest Play

Batter: Jose Altuve (HOU)

Pitcher: Chad Green (NYY)

Situation: Bottom 9th, 1 out, 1-1 count, Runners On 1st and 3rd

Score:  NYY 7, HOU 5

Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
3 runs scored on the play, and HOU went from a 22% win probability to a 8-7 walk-off win.

View the full game Boxscore at

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Jul 12
Chad Green New York Yankees

He had earned a lot more than $13 and $10 before yesterday's game (four earned runs in a third of an inning).

Stathead Lowlight: Yankees

Biggest comebacks in 2021 (measured by lowest win expectancy before going on to win the game)

DateTm OppWEScore Inn Final Inn
2021‑05‑29SDP@HOU0.37%3‑6 t911‑812
2021‑07‑11HOUNYY0.42%2‑7 t98‑7
2021‑06‑12CLESEA0.55%1‑4 b95‑410
2021‑05‑04COLSFG0.61%2‑6 b78‑67
2021‑04‑25SDP@LAD1.20%1‑7 b68‑711
2021‑06‑30LAA@NYY1.23%4‑8 b811‑8

Score and first Inn column show team's situation at lowest win expectancy

Check out our Comeback Wins page at

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Jul 12
Cal Raleigh Seattle Mariners

Yesterday's Debut

C Cal Raleigh (SEA)

Born: November 26, 1996 (Age: 24-227d)

Drafted: Drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 3rd round of the 2018 MLB June Amateur Draft from Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL).

Debut: 0-4

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Jul 12
Pablo Lopez Miami Marlins

His strikeout total for the game (six innings, three earned runs for the win)? Nine.

Milestone Watch: Pablo Lopez

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Pablo Lopez achieved a remarkable feat yesterday in striking out the first 9 batters he faced yesterday. The modern era record was 8, last done by German Marquez in 2018.

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Jul 12

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