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  • NYY First Baseman #48
    Anthony Rizzo was diagnosed with a fractured right arm following Sunday’s collision at first base and is likely to miss 4-6 weeks, The Athletic reports.
    One wonders if Rizzo will have a job to come back to at that point. The Yankees will likely go with DJ LeMahieu at first and Oswaldo Cabrera at third for now. They’ll be on the lookout for an upgrade at first prior to the trade deadline; fortunately, it shouldn’t be hard to find better options.
  • ARI Starting Pitcher #57
    Eduardo Rodriguez (shoulder) is set to throw a simulated game on Friday.
    Fellow rehabbing rotation-mate Merrill Kelly will throw a simulated game on Thursday. Rodriguez has been shelved since the preseason due to lingering soreness in his shoulder and has yet to make his highly anticipated debut with the Diamondbacks. Barring any additional setbacks, he should be ready at some point in mid-August.
  • OAK Starting Pitcher #36
    Athletics’ manager Mark Kotsay announced that Ross Stripling will return from the injured list to start Thursday’s series opener against the Angels in Los Angeles.
    No word yet on who that will bump from the A’s rotation, but Mitch Spence had been scheduled to start on Thursday. Kotsay also noted that Paul Blackburn could rejoin the team’s rotation during their series in Los Angeles as well, throwing the existing rotation into even further flux. Stay tuned.
  • LAD Shortstop #3
    Chris Taylor is likely to go on the injured list after leaving Wednesday’s game with a groin injury.
    James Outman will be called up if Taylor lands on the injured list, though he might not play very much with Jason Heyward back starting against righties. Enrique Hernández figures to see more time with Taylor out.
  • SF Third Baseman #26
    Matt Chapman went 2-for-3 with a solo homer, two runs scored, two RBI, and two walks in the Giants’ 8-3 win over the Dodgers on Wednesday.
    After drawing a walk in the first inning, Chapman put the Giants on the board with a leadoff homer off Tyler Glasnow in the fourth. He later drew another walk to start the eighth inning and scored on a single by Mike Yastrzemski. Chapman knocked in a run with a base hit before the inning was over as the Giants bat around the order. The 31-year-old third baseman is hitting .233/.324/.411 with 14 homers, 69 runs scored, 45 RBI, and 11 steals across 429 plate appearances.
  • SF Right Fielder #5
    Mike Yastrzemski went 2-for-3 with a run scored, two RBI, a walk, and a stolen base against the Dodgers on Wednesday.
    Yastrzemski drew a walk in the second inning, then drove in a run with a base hit in the third before stealing second. He was later hit by a pitch in the sixth, then drove in another run with a single in the eighth and scored on a base hit by Heliot Ramos. The 33-year-old outfielder is slashing .244/.321/.433 with eight homers, 32 runs scored, and 33 RBI across 266 plate appearances.
  • SF Starting Pitcher #23
    Robbie Ray allowed one run with eight strikeouts while holding the Dodgers hitless over five innings in a win on Wednesday.
    Ray was outstanding after a rough first inning in his 2024 debut for the Giants. He got to a shaky start, hitting two batters and walking two more to bring a run in for the Dodgers. He then tossed four perfect innings, striking out eight batters and leaving after five frames without allowing a hit. The 32-year-old left-hander is worth an add across all formats. He’s scheduled to take on the Athletics in San Francisco on Tuesday.
  • LAD Starting Pitcher #31
    Tyler Glasnow allowed two runs with four strikeouts over five innings in a loss to the Giants on Wednesday.
    Glasnow was solid in his return from the injured list, holding the Giants to two runs over five frames. Matt Chapman took him deep for a solo homer to lead off the fourth inning. A double and a base hit would bring one more run in before Glasnow escaped the frame. He tossed one more inning, ending his day after five with four strikeouts. The 30-year-old right-hander will take a 3.47 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, and a 147/33 K/BB ratio across 114 innings into a start against the Padres in San Diego next week.
  • LAD Shortstop #3
    Chris Taylor was removed from Wednesday night’s contest against the Giants due to an apparent hamstring injury.
    The versatile 33-year-old appeared to tweak something while hustling out a double in the seventh inning. He was able to walk off the field under his own power, though he did so gingerly. He’ll head for further evaluation. Expect the Dodgers to provide an update on his status prior to Thursday’s ballgame.
  • LAD Starting Pitcher #21
    Walker Buehler will make a minor league rehab start at Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday.
    Buehler has been on the injured list since June 19 due to inflammation in his right hip. He has long been fully recovered from the injury though and has spent the past few weeks working on his mechanics at Cressey Sports Performance in Florida and then facing live hitters in Kentucky. He rejoined the Dodgers this week to work with their staff and they were encouraged by what they saw in his bullpen session on Tuesday. He’s expected to make two rehab starts at Triple-A OKC before rejoining the Dodgers’ rotation.
  • ATL Starting Pitcher #46
    Braves optioned LHP Dylan Dodd to Triple-A Gwinnett.
    The 26-year-old hurler was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett prior to Wednesday’s battle against the Reds. He’ll continue to hold down a rotation spot at the Triple-A level until the Braves have another need for a spot starter.