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  • Aaron Hill returned to action on Monday July 28.
    Today, 12:47 am
  • Mark Teixeira returned to action on Monday July 28.
    Today, 12:47 am
  • Harrison goes 2-for-3 with BB, HR, 2 runs
    Josh Harrison finished 2-for-3 with a walk, solo homer and two runs scored in Monday's win against the Giants.

    Advice: Harrison's last 48 hours have been better than yours. He went 4-for-6 with a home run, two RBI, two runs and two steals in Sunday's win against the Rockies and followed it up with tonight's box score stuffer. Harrison has been one of Pittsburgh's most valuable players this year, posting a solid .298/.336/.460 slash with seven homers while starting 11 games or more at four different positions (second base, third base, left field and right field).
    Yesterday, 10:06 pm
    New Player Note
    Josh Harrison Pit - 2B,3B,LF,RF
  • Sandoval goes 2-for-3 in 5-0 loss versus PIT
    Pablo Sandoval went 2-for-3 in Monday's 5-0 setback against Pittsburgh.

    Advice: San Francisco didn't much offense going as Vance Worley tossed a complete-game shutout, but Kung-Fu Panda rapped a pair of one-baggers. Sandoval had gone hitless in his last two and three out of his last four. The rotund third sacker is slashing .278/.326/.429 with 12 homers and 44 RBI.
    Yesterday, 9:59 pm
  • Vance Worley completes first career shutout
    Vance Worley tossed his first career shutout, allowing only four hits, in a 5-0 victory against the Giants on Monday.

    Advice: It was the best start of his career. He induced two double plays, striking out three and walking one. Worley's control continues to be outstanding, and it in part explains his mini resurgence. Only 29 of his 100 pitches were balls, and he's issued only seven eight passes in 49-plus innings all year. The 26-year-old finished third in NL Rookie of the Year voting in 2011 and was the Twins' Opening Day starter last season, but he went through waivers unclaimed in March after a horrific 2013. Called up a month-and-a-half ago, Worley has staked his claim to a rotation gig with a 4-1 record, 2.54 ERA and 1.07 WHIP across seven starts and one relief appearance. And would you believe the formerly maligned starter, given up for dead mere months ago, has a career 3.95 ERA? Worley travels to Arizona on Saturday.
    Yesterday, 9:56 pm
  • Bumgarner gives up 5 ER in loss to Pirates
    Madison Bumgarner was roughed up for five runs on six hits over four innings in a 5-0 loss to the Pirates on Monday.

    Advice: He rode into this start on a three-start winning streak, having surrendered only one run over his last two. Bumgarner didn't bring his good stuff -- striking out two, walking two, and giving up a Josh Harrison solo homer -- but perhaps that isn't a surprise. After all, the southpaw hasn't been comfortable at home in 2014, entering this evening 4-5 with a 5.22 ERA in 10 outings at AT&T Park. He's now given up at least four earned runs in eight of 11 home starts. Luckily, Bumgarner will toe the rubber Sunday in New York against the Mets.
    Yesterday, 9:53 pm
  • Nick Ahmed singles in go-ahead run in 15th
    Nick Ahmed singled in Martin Prado in the top of the 15th to lead the Diamondbacks past the Reds 2-1 on Monday.

    Advice: It was Ahmed's second single in six at-bats. He's hitting just .229 with no walks and no homers in 48 at-bats since his callup, but he's flashed plenty of leather at shortstop. He's a potential regular at the position despite his lack of any real offensive upside.
    Yesterday, 9:13 pm
  • Chase Anderson goes seven in no-decision
    Chase Anderson held the Reds to one run and three hits over seven innings in Monday's extra-inning win.

    Advice: Anderson wasn't involved in the decision, but he was effective once again, recording a third straight quality start. He's looking like a keeper for the Diamondbacks.
    Yesterday, 9:11 pm
  • Homer Bailey goes eight strong in no-decision
    Homer Bailey pitched eight innings and allowed only one run against the Diamondbacks on Monday.

    Advice: In part because the Reds front office has declined to import any offensive talent to help cover for all of the recent injuries, Bailey is 0-1 despite a 2.67 ERA in four starts this month. The players deserve better.
    Yesterday, 9:10 pm
  • Ender Inciarte goes 0-for-6 as leadoff man
    Ender Inciarte went 0-for-6 in the 15-inning game versus the Reds on Monday.

    Advice: Inciarte can't do much more offensively than hit singles, but he had been doing a pretty nice job of that recently, going 7-for-16 since the break and 39-for-137 (.285) since the beginning of June. Ideally, he'd be a fifth outfielder, but he'll continue to occupy an expanded role until A.J. Pollock returns.
    Yesterday, 9:08 pm
  • Devin Mesoraco hits 17th homer
    Devin Mesoraco went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and a walk Monday in the 15-inning game against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: At least Mesoraco was in the cleanup spot tonight. Unfortunately, the three guys ahead of him combined to go 0-for-16 with two walks (both courtesy of Jay Bruce). Mesoraco now has 17 homers in 234 at-bats this year. He entered the season with 16 homers in 538 at-bats as a major leaguer.
    Yesterday, 9:05 pm
  • Brett Oberholzer beats A's for third win
    Brett Oberholtzer picked up his third win after allowing three runs in 6 2/3 innings Monday against the A's.

    Advice: Oberholtzer has given the Astros three straight quality starts, though the win tonight was his first since May 30 (he went on to spend most of June in the minors). He's back looking like a legitimate AL-only option, though he's not to be touched in mixed leagues.
    Yesterday, 8:57 pm
  • Cubs expected to keep Ruggiano, Coghlan
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Cubs have "rebuffed inquiries" from the Yankees and others for Justin Ruggiano.

    Advice: Heyman says the Cubs plan to hang on to both Ruggiano and Chris Coghlan, as they value their bats next year more than the second-tier prospect that they'd receive in return. Both Ruggiano and Coghlan are under team control through 2016.
    Yesterday, 8:24 pm
    5:05 pm vs Col
  • Melky Cabrera homers twice in rout
    Melky Cabrera launched a pair of homers and drove in five runs as the Blue Jays smoked the Red Sox 14-1 on Monday.

    Advice: Cabrera had a two-run homer off Clay Buchholz in the first and a three-run shot of Felix Doubront in the sixth for his third career two-homer game and fifth career five-RBI game. His last time accomplishing both feats was July 3, 2011, when he still played for the Royals.
    Yesterday, 8:16 pm
  • A.J. Burnett gives up seven runs in loss
    A.J. Burnett was tagged for seven runs in five innings by the Mets in Monday's loss.

    Advice: It's the sixth time this year that Burnett has allowed at least six runs, most in the majors (Clay Buchholz and Kyle Gibson have done it five times apiece). As many awful outings as he's had, it's sort of impressive that his ERA is still a respectable 4.15. Still, there won't be much demand for his services in trade talks this week.
    Yesterday, 7:34 pm
  • A.J. Pollock (hand) to take live BP
    A.J. Pollock (hand) will take live batting practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: If it goes well, he'll be cleared to begin a rehab assignment with the Arizona League Diamondbacks. Pollock will need a couple weeks' worth of rehab at-bats but is tracking towards a return to the D'Backs in mid-August. He's been sidelined for the last two months after breaking his right hand.
    Yesterday, 6:28 pm
    Disabled List
    4:10 pm @Cin
  • Jon Singleton working to shorten swing
    Jon Singleton has been working with hitting coach John Mallee on shortening his swing.

    Advice: Mallee said the results so far have been "absolutely amazing" and Singleton just has to trust his new swing in game action. "I'm trying to get better each and every day," Singleton said. "I'm trying to make small adjustments and trying to adjust to what they throw me and stuff like that and trying to time the ball better. Nothing too major. Just daily adjustments." Singleton has homered seven times but is batting just .178 in 163 at-bats with the big club.
    Yesterday, 5:51 pm
  • Blue Jays pick up Valencia from Royals
    Blue Jays acquired 3B Danny Valencia from the Royals in exchange for RHP Liam Hendriks and C Erik Kratz.

    Advice: Valencia can play third base against left-handed pitching until Brett Lawrie (finger) is ready to return, and even then he might still get starts if Lawrie is used at second base. The 29-year-old has batted .282/.328/.382 with two homers over 36 games for the Royals this season and is a career .333/.369/.510 batter versus southpaws.
    Yesterday, 4:16 pm
  • Brandon Belt passes concussion test Monday
    Brandon Belt (concussion) passed a concussion test Monday.

    Advice: He could resume baseball activities as soon as Monday. It's obviously great news for the Giants, as Belt should rejoin the lineup in short order now that his post-concussion symptoms appear to be behind him. The first baseman has been out of action since July 19.
    Yesterday, 4:06 pm
    Disabled List
    7:15 pm vs Pit
  • Aaron Hill (hand) expected back on Tuesday
    Aaron Hill (hand) is expected back in the lineup on Tuesday.

    Advice: Hill has missed the last two games after being hit on the right hand by a pitch Saturday, but he's feeling much better. The second baseman had heated up at the plate of late, batting .410/.442/.718 with a couple homers during a 10-game hit streak.
    Yesterday, 3:55 pm
  • Teixeira (lat) to take BP on field Monday
    Mark Teixeira (lat) will take BP on the field on Monday.

    Advice: If all goes well, Teixeira will be cleared to return to the starting lineup on Tuesday. The veteran first baseman has been sidelined for over a week with a lower left lat strain.
    Yesterday, 2:18 pm
  • Teixeira (lat) out of lineup again Monday
    Mark Teixeira (lat) is out of the Yankees' starting lineup again Monday against the Rangers.

    Advice: Teixeira hasn't played since last Saturday due to a lower left lat strain, but he came through an extensive workout Sunday with no issues. The Yankees remain hopeful that he'll be able to avoid a DL stint and return soon.
    Yesterday, 1:45 pm
  • Hanigan (oblique) nearing rehab stint
    Ryan Hanigan (oblique) could begin a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday with High-A Charlotte.

    Advice: The plan calls for him to play two games there before hopefully coming off the DL on Friday. Hanigan has been sidelined for two and a half weeks with an oblique strain.
    Yesterday, 1:26 pm
    Disabled List
    4:10 pm vs Mil
  • Hill (hand) out of lineup again Monday
    Aaron Hill (hand) is out of Monday's lineup against the Reds.

    Advice: Hill left Saturday's game after he was hit on the right hand with a pitch and will now miss his second straight start. He is available off the bench Monday, so it sounds like he'll be ready to go soon.
    Yesterday, 1:19 pm
  • Chase Utley out of Phillies' lineup on Monday
    Chase Utley is out of the Phillies' lineup on Monday.

    Advice: It's just a routine day of rest for the veteran second baseman. Reid Brignac will get the nod in his place Monday in the Phillies' series-opener against the Mets.
    Yesterday, 12:13 pm
  • Dodgers acquire Barney from Cubs for PTBNL
    Dodgers acquired 2B Darwin Barney from the Cubs for a player to be named later and cash considerations.

    Advice: The Cubs designated Barney for assignment last week, handing second base duties to Arismendy Alcantara and Emilio Bonifacio. Barney had a rough .244/.290/.335 batting line in parts of five seasons with Chicago, but he's an elite defender at second base. The Dodgers plan to use him all around their infield.
    Yesterday, 11:58 am
  • Mariners recall Jake Marisnick from Triple-A
    Mariners recalled OF Jake Marisnick from Triple-A New Orleans.

    Advice: Marisnick is just 8-for-47 (.170) this season at the major league level. The 23-year-old outfielder has posted promising speed and power numbers in the minors, but he is doubtful to hold fantasy relevance in 2014.
    Yesterday, 11:45 am
  • Report: Darwin Barney traded to Dodgers
    According to Mark D. Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune, infielder Darwin Barney is headed to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Barney was designated for assignment by the Cubs last week after batting just .244/.290/.335 in parts of five seasons with Chicago. He is a very good defensive second baseman -- with a Gold Glove Award to prove it -- but the 28-year-old simply can't hit.
    Yesterday, 11:29 am
  • Indians 'very willing to move' SP Masterson
    Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Indians are "very willing to move" Justin Masterson.

    Advice: Passan says the Indians want "young, controllable starting pitching" in return, which is going to be a tough find. Masterson can become a free agent after the season and owns a rough 5.51 ERA and 1.63 ERA in 98 innings this year. The big right-hander is also on the disabled list currently with a right knee injury, though he's due back Friday night.
    Yesterday, 10:48 am
    Disabled List
    4:05 pm vs Sea
  • Bud Black: Jesse Hahn has '5-10 starts left'
    Padres manager Bud Black said this weekend that Jesse Hahn has "between five and 10 starts left."

    Advice: Hahn threw just 69 innings last season in the Rays' minor league system after returning from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and has already totaled 87 innings this season between Double-A San Antonio and big-league San Diego. The 24-year-old right-hander boasts a 2.12 ERA and 1.05 WHIP over his first eight major league outings, but enjoy the ride while you still can. He won't be much help down the stretch.
    Yesterday, 10:00 am
  • Harrison has monster game in win over Rockies
    Josh Harrison had a monster day on Sunday, going 4-for-6 with a home run, two RBI, two runs scored and two stolen bases in the Pirates' 7-5 victory over the Rockies.

    Advice: Harrison was 5-for-27 since the All-Star break before Sunday's outburst. He's now hitting .294/.330/.447 with six homers and 13 stolen bases overall. He'll continue to find his way into the Pirates lineup on an everyday basis going forward.
    Sunday, 6:44 pm
    New Player Note
    Josh Harrison Pit - 2B,3B,LF,RF
  • Belt still experiencing concussion symptoms
    Brandon Belt (head) is still experiencing post-concussion symptoms and has yet to be cleared for baseball activity.

    Advice: Belt is scheduled to see a specialist on Sunday, who will hopefully provide a clearer picture of what's going on and a timeline for his return. Adam Duvall will continue to see the bulk of the action at first base while he's sidelined.
    Sunday, 3:07 pm
    Disabled List
    7:15 pm vs Pit
  • Singleton belts seventh homer against Marlins
    Jon Singleton hit his seventh home run of the season in Sunday's loss to the Marlins.

    Advice: Singleton took Marlins closer Steve Cishek deep in the ninth inning, just the second home run Cishek has allowed this season. It was Singleton's only hit in two at-bats, as he also walked twice. He's got seven home runs in 46 games but has struggled mightily at the dish, hitting .178/.266/.350 in his first taste of major league pitching.
    Sunday, 3:00 pm
  • Aaron Hill (hand) sitting out Sunday
    Aaron Hill (hand) is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Hill had to exit Saturday's contest following a hit by pitch on his right hand. X-rays came back negative, but he's obviously still a bit sore. Consider him day-to-day. Didi Gregorius is at second base Sunday in Hill's place.
    Sunday, 9:18 am
  • Teixeira (lat) could return as soon as Tues.
    Mark Teixeira (lat) could return to the Yankees' lineup as soon as Tuesday.

    Advice: Teixeira went through an extensive workout Sunday morning and came out of it with no issues. He's missed the last week with a lower left lat strain but will avoid a trip to the disabled list. "Hopefully he's a player for us soon," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.
    Sunday, 7:43 am
  • A.J. Pollock (hand) nears rehab assignment
    A.J. Pollock (hand) is expected to begin a rehab assignment soon.

    Advice: Pollock has been sidelined for two months following surgery to repair a fractured right hand, but he recently resumed baseball activities and is almost ready to test things out in game action. The D'Backs are hoping to get the outfielder back in mid-August.
    Sunday, 6:36 am
    Disabled List
    4:10 pm @Cin
  • Justin Masterson is to be activated Friday
    Justin Masterson is scheduled to be activated Friday against the Rangers.

    Advice: Masterson has been out with a right knee injury since July 8. He had struggled prior to this injury, holding a 5.51 ERA in 19 starts this season.
    Saturday, 2:22 pm
    Disabled List
    4:05 pm vs Sea
  • Yankees to make decision on Teixeira Sunday
    The Yankees will decide on Sunday whether Mark Teixeira (lat) will require a trip to the disabled list.

    Advice: Teixeira is scheduled to do stretching and running on the field before Saturday's game, then will do tee and toss on Sunday before a determination is made. He has been sidelined since Sunday with a lower left lat strain.
    Saturday, 8:57 am
  • Ruggiano (groin) strikes out as pinch hitter
    Justin Ruggiano (groin) struck out as a pinch hitter in Friday's victory over the Cardinals.

    Advice: Ruggiano had been on the shelf since Tuesday due to tightness in his groin. He still hasn't been cleared to play the field, so expect it to be another couple of days before he is able to return to the starting lineup.
    Saturday, 1:35 am
    5:05 pm vs Col
  • Hahn goes six innings in win vs. Braves
    Jesse Hahn fired six innings of one-run ball in a 5-2 win over the Braves on Friday.

    Advice: Hahn was solid in his return to the majors, allowing just three hits and three walks while striking out four batters. The only run scored on a sacrifice fly from Justin Upton his final inning of work. The 24-year-old now owns a 2.12 ERA and 51/19 K/BB ratio in 46 2/3 innings over eight starts this season. The Padres don't figure to score many runs for him (even after the past two nights), but he should be relevant in mixed leagues as long as he's in the rotation.
    Friday, 8:13 pm
  • Aaron Hill has three hits in loss to Phillies
    Aaron Hill had a nice night at the dish in Friday's loss to the Phillies, going 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and a run scored.

    Advice: A popular name in trade rumblings, the veteran infielder may be donning a new jersey at this time next week. With the three-hit effort, he is slashing .255/.289/.390 with eight homers and 48 RBI on the year.
    Friday, 7:37 pm
  • Teixeira not expected to return until Monday
    Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Friday that he doesn't expect Mark Teixeira (lat) to return to the lineup until Monday at the earliest.

    Advice: That means the Yankees will play with a short bench for the remainder of the weekend rather than opting to put Teixeira on the disabled list. He has been sidelined since Sunday due to a lower left lat strain.
    Friday, 7:08 pm
  • Masterson surrenders five runs in rehab start
    Justin Masterson struggled during his second rehab start with Triple-A Columbus on Friday, allowing five runs on four hits over his 6 2/3 innings.

    Advice: The veteran right-hander struggled mightily with his command, issuing six walks and throwing just 62 of his 108 pitches for strikes. This outing certainly won't help his trade value, and it's likely he'll need at least one more tune-up before rejoining the Indians rotation.
    Friday, 6:31 pm
    Disabled List
    4:05 pm vs Sea
  • Brandon Belt (concussion) makes progress
    Brandon Belt (concussion) reported improvement with his post-concussion symptoms on Friday, but there remains no clear timetable for his return at the moment.

    Advice: Belt is scheduled to see a specialist over the weekend in San Francisco. He's eligible to come off of the disabled list as soon as Sunday, but that looks like a longshot at this point.
    Friday, 5:08 pm
    Disabled List
    7:15 pm vs Pit
  • Teixeira (lat) could swing a bat on Friday
    Mark Teixeira (lat) could swing a bat as soon as Friday.

    Advice: Teixeira hasn't played since Sunday due to a lower left lat strain but said Friday that he's feeling much better and looks like he'll avoid the disabled list. "I hope to be back soon," he said. The Yankees' first baseman is batting .231/.330/.443 with 17 homers and 48 RBI over 76 games this season.
    Friday, 12:50 pm
  • Justin Ruggiano available to pinch-hit
    Justin Ruggiano (groin) is available to pinch-hit Friday.

    Advice: Ruggiano hasn't played since Tuesday due to some tightness in his groin. The outfielder has made enough progress that he can swing a bat, but he's yet to be cleared to play the field.
    Friday, 10:58 am
    5:05 pm vs Col
  • Padres recall Jesse Hahn to start Friday
    Padres recalled RHP Jesse Hahn from Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: Hahn will start on Friday in Atlanta after being sent down before the All-Star break in order to keep pitching. The young right-hander has been superb over his 40 2/3 innings with the Padres, putting up a 2.21 ERA and 1.06 WHIP with 47 strikeouts.
    Friday, 10:40 am
  • Belt (concussion) feeling no improvement
    Brandon Belt (concussion) admitted Thursday that he's yet to feeling any improvement with his post-concussion symptoms.

    Advice: Belt will visit with a specialist this weekend in San Francisco. The first baseman has been sidelined for the last week after being hit with an errant throw during batting practice and his return is nowhere in sight. Perhaps there will be more clarity with his situation after he's seen the specialist.
    Friday, 6:40 am
    Disabled List
    7:15 pm vs Pit
  • Teams asking Indians about Justin Masterson
    Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that teams have asked the Indians about the availability of Justin Masterson.

    Advice: Making his way back from a knee injury, Masterson will make his second rehab start with Triple-A Columbus on Friday and could wind up returning with another team. The 29-year-old will be a free agent at the end of the season after extension talks with the Indians this spring broke down. Masterson has put up a disappointing 5.51 ERA through 19 starts in his walk year, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see him have a nice second half if his knee is right.
    Thursday, 6:58 pm
    Disabled List
    4:05 pm vs Sea
  • Justin Ruggiano nursing groin tightness
    Justin Ruggiano hasn't played since Tuesday due to some tightness in his groin.

    Advice: Ruggiano was feeling better Thursday and has been doing extra exercises with the Cubs' athletic trainers. It sounds like he should avoid a stint on the disabled list. "It's important that we make sure he maintains work with [the trainers]," manager Rick Renteria said.
    Thursday, 6:29 pm
    5:05 pm vs Col
  • DL stint possible for Mark Teixeira (lat)
    Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that a decision on whether Mark Teixeira (lat) will be placed on the disabled list will likely come Friday.

    Advice: "It's just seeing how he feels after three or four days," Girardi said. "Then we'll decide if we think it's going to be the near future that he would play or we're going to need the 15-day [disabled list]. If it's going to be 12, 13, 14 days, it probably makes sense to get a player here." Girardi added that it's unlikely Teixeira will play Friday, but "you want to feel that there's progress and that he feels better to start doing some stuff." Teixeira hasn't played since Sunday due to a lower left lat strain.
    Thursday, 5:35 pm
  • Pirates' interest in Burnett 'mild at best'
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Pirates' interest in A.J. Burnett is "mild at best."

    Advice: He adds that their interest "might fall further" if Burnett intends to pick up his 2015 player option, which would be worth $12.75 million if he makes 32 starts this season. Burnett, of course, pitched for the Pirates from 2012-13 and they wanted to re-sign him over the winter but were outbid by the Phillies. Heyman also says that the Orioles' interest in Burnett "doesn't seem keen, either." The righty holds a good-but-not-great 3.86 ERA in 2014 and it appears his market might be drying up.
    Thursday, 5:11 pm
  • Diamondbacks 'looking to trade' Aaron Hill
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Diamondbacks are "looking to trade" Aaron Hill.

    Advice: It appears that they're much more likely to move Hill than Martin Prado, as Heyman says the club is "barely listening" to inquiries on Prado. Hill is batting .251 with eight homers and 49 RBI in a down season and is still owed $28 million through 2016, so Arizona probably wouldn't receive a whole lot in return.
    Thursday, 4:09 pm
  • Jon Singleton goes 0-for-4 in loss
    Jon Singleton went 0-for-4 and struck out in a 17th straight game Thursday against the A's.

    Advice: Since going without a strikeout in four of his first 10 games for the Astros, Singleton has fanned in 31 of his last 33 games. His average is down to .179.
    Thursday, 3:43 pm
  • Jesse Hahn to start for Padres on Friday
    Jesse Hahn will be recalled to start on Friday in Atlanta.

    Advice: Hahn was sent down over the All-Star break in order to keep pitching. The rookie has been excellent over 40 2/3 innings for San Diego, posting a 2.21 ERA and 1.06 WHIP with 47 strikeouts. He should be scooped back up in leagues where he was dropped.
    Thursday, 3:20 pm
  • Melky Cabrera doubles three times
    Melky Cabrera doubled three times and walked Thursday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: It's the first time in his career that he's had three doubles in a game. Cabrera regressed in May and June after his big April, but he's batting .365 in July.
    Thursday, 12:51 pm
  • Valencia (hand) goes 0-for-3 in return Wed.
    Danny Valencia (hand) finished 0-for-3 with a strikeout in his return to the Royals' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Valencia was hit on the left hand by a Chris Sale pitch on Monday and suffered a minor bruise. The backup infielder is hitting .287/.333/.389 in 34 games this year.
    Thursday, 1:20 am