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Vaughn Taylor Headshot

Taylor shot a one-over 71 in the final round of the Wyndham Championship and finished in a tie for 50th place.

Taylor got off to a to a strong start to the tournament as he was 11-under going into moving day. Things just fell apart on Saturday as he was four-over in a round that included five bogeys and a double-bogey. Taylor didn't have his best putting week as he ranked 66th in SG: Putting. His ball striking was decent coming in at T24 in driving accuracy and T27 in greens in regulation. Taylor was just able to sneak into the top-125 in the FedExCup standings and will have some work to do at the Northern Trust if he wants to make it to the next leg of the playoffs.
12:44 pm (EST)
Yasmany Tomás (R) Headshot

The Diamondbacks aren't expecting Tomas to play again this season with the outfielder set to undergo surgery Tuesday to address a core injury, Danny Knobler of MLB.com reports.

Tomas, who has been sidelined since June 3 due to right groin tendinitis, has had two rehab assignments shut down as a result of setbacks with the injury, with his most recent stint with the Diamondbacks' rookie-level Arizona League affiliate earlier this month coming to an end after he experienced pain while running the bases. The surgery should help remedy any recurring issues, but the recovery timetable associated with the procedure won't allow him to get back on the field before the season ends. That being said, Tomas shouldn't endure any significant delays during his offseason workouts, putting him in line to enter spring training at full strength.
12:36 pm (EST)
Rey Fuentes (L) Headshot

Fuentes (thumb) has appeared in 13 games during his rehab assignment with Triple-A Reno, going 13-for-47 (.277 average) with five doubles and four stolen bases.

Fuentes' left thumb contusion doesn't appear to be an issue any longer, but since the Diamondbacks don't have a pressing need for him on the big-league roster, it appears the team will keep him on the rehab assignment for close to the full 20 days permitted before activating him from the 10-day disabled list. The 26-year-old is a strong candidate to rejoin the Diamondbacks in September when rosters expand, but may only make a couple of starts and instead make most of his appearances as a late-inning defensive replacement or pinch runner.
12:15 pm (EST)
Randall Delgado (R) Headshot

Delgado (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Tuesday, the Associated Press reports.

Delgado had been throwing off flat ground for the past two weeks, and after incurring no setbacks with his strained right elbow while doing so, he'll move on to the next phase of his rehab. Because he's been sidelined since mid-July with the injury, Delgado will likely require a rehab assignment in the minors before being activated from the 10-day disabled list in September.
12:11 pm (EST)
Nick Taylor Headshot

Taylor finished in a tie for 50th at the Wyndham Championship after shooting an even-par 70 on Sunday.

Taylor didn't have his best ball striking stuff at Sedgefield. He ranked 70th in SG: Approach and 67th in SG: Tee-to-green. The putter has pretty good, however, as he was 12th in SG: Putting. Taylor has been off over the last few months as he has just one top-25 in his last eight starts. The Canadian enters the FedExCup playoffs in the 84th position, and should be good to make it at least through the first two legs.
12:09 pm (EST)
Alex Claudio (L) Headshot

Claudio yielded a run on two hits and a walk over 1.1 innings, but claimed his seventh save of the season in Monday's 5-3 win over the Angels.

While Claudio was charged with a run for the third time in five contests, he was at his best when it mattered most Monday. After Jose Leclerc walked the bases loaded with two outs in the eighth inning and the go-ahead run at the plate, Claudio was called upon to put out the fire and rose to the occasion, coaxing an inning-ending groundout from Jefry Marte. The Angels were able to make things interesting in the ninth with a pair of singles and a walk, but with a three-run cushion, Claudio had plenty of wiggle room. With a 2.38 ERA and 15:1 K:BB over 11.1 innings in August, Claudio hasn't provided any reason for manager Jeff Banister to pull him off closing duties, so he should be on track to see the bulk of the save chances the rest of the way as the Rangers look to chase down a wild-card spot.
12:05 pm (EST)
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