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Coco Crisp's MRI reveals no changes
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

An MRI on the injured neck of Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp revealed no changes, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Crisp will meet with the team Friday to determine when he'll play next. He hasn't played since Saturday with the issue, but he won't need a trip to the disabled list, the Oakland Tribune reports. He's dealing with "chronic, degenerative changes" in his neck, Comcast SportsNet California reports.

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Ricky Nolasco throws bullpen session Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco completed a bullpen session Tuesday, throwing nothing but fastballs and changeups, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Nolasco is scheduled to throw again Thursday, and it's possible he could go out on a rehab assignment if all goes well with his next session. Out since early July with an elbow strain, he owns a 5.90 ERA and 72:28 K:BB ratio in 103 2/3 innings.

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Nick Castellanos scratched with bruised finger
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos was a late scratch from Tuesday's lineup due to a bruised right index finger, the team announced.

Castellanos, who is day-to-day with the injury, was replaced by J.D. Martinez in the lineup. Miguel Cabrera will move across the diamond and play third base for the eighth time this season.

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Michael Pineda throws 45 pitches in simulated game
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda threw 45 pitches in a simulated game Tuesday, ESPN.com reports.

Pineda is set to begin a rehab assignment Sunday, and he'll be activated at some point in the following 30 days if he doesn't suffer a setback and have to come off assignment. He has been sidelined since April 23 due to shoulder inflammation.

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Kelly Johnson expected to return Aug. 7
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Yankees infielder Kelly Johnson is expected to be activated from the disabled list when first eligible on Aug. 7, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Manager Joe Girardi said that Johnson may play more second base when he returns from the DL. He has made 41 appearances at third base this year, but the team has acquired Chase Headley to man the hot corner.

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Rockies send three to Triple-A Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Rockies optioned first baseman Ben Paulsen and pitchers Brooks Brown and Chad Bettis to Triple-A Colorado Springs Tuesday. The moves clear the way for two DL activations and the addition of middle-infield help.

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Rockies summon Cristhian Adames
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Rockies recalled infielder Cristhian Adames from Triple-A Colorado Springs Tuesday.

Adames is needed with Josh Rutledge out due to an upper-respiratory infection. He has hit .276/.332/.351 with two home runs, 40 RBI and seven stolen bases in 348 at-bats between Double-A and Triple-A.

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Boone Logan returns from disabled list
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Rockies activated pitcher Boone Logan from the disabled list prior to Tuesday's game.

Logan was on the disabled list due to diverticulitis, but he tossed a perfect inning in a rehab appearance Monday. He returns to a 6.11 ERA and 25:8 K:BB ratio in 17 2/3 innings.

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Drew Stubbs not in lineup Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Rockies outfielder Drew Stubbs remained out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cubs.

Stubbs had to leave Saturday's game after suffering an ankle injury, and he hasn't played since. He has hit .302/.338/.517 with 11 home runs, 29 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 242 at-bats.

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Matt Guerrier chooses free agency over Triple-A gig
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

What was speculated has now been confirmed - veteran reliever Matt Guerrier has refused a Triple-A assignment by the Twins in favor of free agency after clearing waivers, per the St. Paul Pioneer-Press.

Gurrier was let go after a terrible stretch in July.

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