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Clint Frazier (R) Headshot

Frazier (oblique) was able to run sprints prior to Wednesday's game against the Tiger, but hasn't been cleared to begin swinging as of yet, Pete Caldera of the Bergen Record reports.

It appears as though Frazier will still need a decent amount of time on the DL before rejoining the big-league club due to an oblique injury that has sidelined him since Aug. 8. There will likely be a clear timetable once he's allowed to start swinging again, which should occur before the end of the weekend.
3:31 pm (EST)
Gareon Conley Headshot

Conley (shin) appears to be closing in on a return to practice after working with a trainer on the field following the Raiders' walkthrough on Wednesday, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.

Conley, who was drafted 24th overall by the Raiders, has been sidelined with a shin injury since the team's minicamp in mid-June. He's spent training camp on the PUP list, but could be close to making his return to at least limited practice participation before the preseason comes to an end. The rookie corner is slated to battle for a starting spot in the secondary upon his return to full health, especially after veteran Sean Smith was charged with assault last week.
3:31 pm (EST)
Anibal Sánchez (R) Headshot

Sanchez (hamstring) was able to throw off flat ground prior to Wednesday's game against the Yankees, Chris McCosky of the Detroit News reports.

Sanchez was pulled during his previous start last Wednesday with left hamstring tightness, but is showing positive signs of recovery as he inches closer toward his activation. It appears as though the right-hander will need another week on the disabled list, since it's likely that the club will want him to complete a bullpen or two before heading back to the mound.
3:27 pm (EST)
Jonathan Bullard Headshot

Bullard (thigh) did not practice Wednesday, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Bullard's absence still does not yield enough information to determine the severity of his glute injury. If he is to miss more time, then we can assume it may be a problem, but as for now it's too early to tell.
3:26 pm (EST)
Cam Perkins (R) Headshot

Perkins was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Wednesday.

In an effort to make room for Drew Anderson on their roster, the Phillies are sending Perkins back to Lehigh Valley. Perkins hasn't been an intriguing fantasy option this season, as he owns a .177 batting average and .480 OPS.
3:22 pm (EST)
Donnel Pumphrey Headshot

Pumphrey has been struggling at practice, Jimmy Kempski of Philly Voice reports.

There was some talk about Pumphrey entering Week 1 with a significant role when he got snaps with the first-team offense during the offseason program and into the first few days of training camp. It increasingly seems the rookie is merely being groomed as the successor to Darren Sproles, with Pumphrey's 2017 involvement largely dependent on his mentor's ability to stay healthy. Given that he won't contribute on special teams unless he wins a return job, Pumphrey could be a gameday inactive to start the season. Philadelphia might also stash him on injured reserve, though he seems to be healthy at the moment.
3:21 pm (EST)
Drew Anderson (R) Headshot

Anderson was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Wednesday.

Anderson was promoted to Triple-A on Tuesday, but is headed up to the big club without having pitched an inning for Lehigh Valley. Anderson has started 21 games at Double-A Reading this season, during which he's notched a 3.59 ERA and 1.12 WHIP. However, the Phillies may opt to use Anderson from the bullpen in order to ease him into the majors. In a corresponding move, Cameron Perkins was optioned to Lehigh Valley.
3:17 pm (EST)
Miguel Montero (L) Headshot

Montero is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rays, Roger Mooney of The Tampa Bay Times reports.

Montero will head to the bench following two straight starts behind the plate as Raffy Lopez draws the assignment. Since coming off the DL (groin) on Aug. 16, Montero has gone 4-for-16 with one home run and two RBI, and will continue to see a majority of the starts while Russell Martin recovers from an oblique injury.
3:17 pm (EST)
Steve Pearce (R) Headshot

Pearce will bat at the top of the order Wednesday against the Rays, Roger Mooney of The Tampa Bay Times reports.

This marks the second time all season that Pearce will bat in the leadoff position for Toronto, the first coming in April. He's been tearing it up at the plate as of late, hitting .318/.404/.523 since Aug. 8. Pearce continues to earn everyday starts out in left field, and could see more time at the beginning of the order while manager John Gibbons tinkers with his lineup.
3:14 pm (EST)
Edgar Santana (R) Headshot

Santana was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Wednesday.

With Angel Sanchez headed to the majors, Santana is returning to Indianapolis just a day after being recalled. He pitched two innings against the Dodgers on Tuesday and gave up two runs, which brought his ERA up to 6.52 for the season.
3:09 pm (EST)
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