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MLB News & Notes: Catching Up
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Luke Voit (R) Headshot

Voit is starting at first base and batting seventh for Monday's game against the Reds.

It will mark Voit's first major-league start following his call-up from Triple-A Memphis earlier this week. The 26-year-old made a painful debut appearance as a pinch hitter Sunday, getting hit in the back by a Jhan Marinez offering before being taken out of the game. Voit is slashing .322/.406/.561 in the minors this season and will likely act to spell Matt Carpenter at first base going forward.
1:25 pm (EST)
Wil Myers (R) Headshot

Myers -- who had a minor wrist injury scare Saturday -- remained in the lineup Sunday and went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in a loss to Detroit.

The wrist injury Myers suffered on a collision as first base Saturday was never considered serious, but a home run further assures his fantasy owners that there is nothing to worry about. 15 homers puts the 26-year-old on pace to match last year's mark of 28, with his steals not lagging too far behind. Another 20-20 season seems likely.
1:21 pm (EST)
Will MacKenzie Headshot

MacKenzie shot a final round three-under 67 to finish in a tie for 17th place at the Travelers Championship.

MacKenzie had a solid ball striking week as he ranked T15 in greens in regulation and T24 in driving accuracy. He was also able to scramble well as he was 13th in SG: Around-the-green. This is just MacKenzie's second finish inside the top-45 all season. His is currently sitting 164th in the FedExCup standings, so he needs to make a charge over the next couple months if he wants to be in the playoffs. MacKenzie will not be in the field this week for the Quicken Loans National.
1:18 pm (EST)
Greg Infante (R) Headshot

Infante was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte on Sunday.

Infante has been inconsistent out of the bullpen this season, but was improving as of late, having not allowed an earned run over his last four appearances. The White Sox will give him a chance to refine his mechanics (and his 4.79 ERA) down on the farm, calling up right-hander Juan Minaya to take his place on the roster, but could certainly turn back to the 29-year-old should the need arise. This season has marked Infante's first in the majors since 2010.
1:15 pm (EST)
José Peraza (R) Headshot

Peraza is starting at shortstop and leading off Monday against the Cardinals, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

With regular leadoff man Billy Hamilton getting the day off, Peraza will slide up to the top of the order. The 23-year-old has hit first for the Reds in six games this season, slashing .308/.357/.423 in 26 at-bats.
1:07 pm (EST)
Kurt Busch Headshot

Busch started 17th on the grid and finished seventh in Sunday's Toyota Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway, stewarthaasracing.com reports.

The effort was a typical road course performance by Busch and his No. 41 SHR team. It was a big day for the team with Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer finishing 1-2 for the SHR stable. However, Busch's performance is not to be overlooked. He would race from the back to the front more than once Sunday afternoon, and pick off 10 spots over the final 17 laps to secure the Top-10 finish. It was Busch's eighth Top 10 of the season and he remains 14th overall in the championship driver standings.
1:06 pm (EST)
Juan Minaya (R) Headshot

Minaya was recalled by the White Sox on Monday.

Minaya returns to the big leagues after he was sent down two weeks ago following an unimpressive audition out of the bullpen. The 26-year-old righty posted an 8.10 ERA and 1.80 WHIP over ten innings of relief for the White Sox, failing to truly establish himself as an effective reliever. Nonetheless, he has been terrific with Triple-A Charlotte thus far, compiling a 1.42 ERA in 13 appearances, so he'll get another shot in the big leagues. Minaya takes the roster spot of Gregory Infante, who was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move.
1:06 pm (EST)
Tommy Pham (R) Headshot

Pham is starting in center field and batting leadoff Monday against the Reds.

With normal leadoff man Matt Carpenter getting the day off, Pham will jump up to the top of the order for the first time this season. The 29-year-old is slashing .274/.359/.484 with nine homers and six stolen bases in 45 games this season.
1:01 pm (EST)
Ronald Herrera (R) Headshot

Herrera was recalled by the Yankees on Monday.

The young right-hander has absolutely dominated at Double-A Trenton this season, posting a 1.13 ERA and 0.82 WHIP over nine starts, and was recently promoted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He'll get another shot in the big leagues after making his major-league debut in a relief appearance for the Yankees earlier this season -- where he allowed two earned runs over two innings in a loss to the Angels. Look for Herrera to be used in low leverage situations out of the bullpen as he acclimates to professional hitters.
12:58 pm (EST)
Hunter Mahan Headshot

Mahan closed with a three-under 67 to finish in a tie for 17th place at the Travelers Championship.

Mahan made an eagle and 16 birdies to 10 bogeys and a double-bogey this week. He was T28 in greens in regulation and 23rd in SG: Putting. It's been a tough couple years for Mahan as this is his first top-25 finish since the WGC-HSBC Champions in 2015. In 20 starts this season Mahan has made just seven cuts and had yet to finish inside the top-50 before this week. It's hard to believe that he had once made the TOUR Championship every year from 2007-2014. Mahan is not in the field for this week's Quicken Loans National.
12:56 pm (EST)
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