Flores will play left field and bat seventh against Jameson Taillon and the Pirates. Flores is hitting only .209/.293/.257 this season in 266 at-bats. It's a pretty bland lineup tonight for the Brewers, who feature Hernan Perez batting third. Taillon could be in line for a nice game here.
Well isn't that vague. Braun is one baseballs day-to-day kings, sitting out games here and there with seemingly random sore body parts all the time. He's been very good while he's played however, and in 85 games this season he's hit .321/.383/.515 with 14 home runs and 12 steals. His teammate Jonathan Lucroy is sitting out today as well amidst copious trade rumors, and it wouldn't be surprising if this was more of the same behind the curtain for Braun. The Brewers would love to deal Braun, but there hasn't shaped up to be much of a demand for outfielders at this years' deadline, not to mention the haul it would take to acquire him.
Puig has battled plenty of injuries in what has turned out to be another disappointment of a season. In 80 games he's hit .254/.315/.375 with seven home runs and five stolen bases, and his walk rate has fallen all the way from 10.5% in 2014 to 6% this year, which is obviously something you don't want to see from a 25 year old who's supposed to be progressing. He pinch hit in last night's game so he's working his way back into full-time action again and hopefully will draw the start in tomorrow's game.
Ware is competing with Charcandrick West for the primary backup role behind Jamaal Charles. Ware's only value coming into the season is as a handcuff in case Charles goes down with an injury again, but it would likely be a workload split between Ware and West in that scenario anyway. In 11 games last season, Ware had 72 carries for 403 yards and six touchdowns, but had only six catches for five yards.
Gentry has recorded only 39 plate appearances for the Angels this season, slashing a saddening .147/.237/.176 with no home runs or stolen bases. The veteran righty has always shown plenty of speed, but without solid playing time he won't even provide stolen base value in the deepest of leagues.
To clear space for Shane Robinson Nava has been designated for assignment. He is only hitting .235 this year. Maybe a trip to the minors will be the spark he needs.
The DBacks have called up RHP Steve Hathaway and Adam Loewen. To make this move possible they have designated Josh Collmenter and Mike Freeman, they have also optioned Zac Curtis to Double-A Mobile.
Calhoun has played in 20 straight games. He will take a much deserved break today and let Shane Robinson fresh off the DL take his place in RF.