(1) Brandon Belt sent to Triple-A.

(2) Ian Stewart sent to Triple-A.

(3) Jed Lowrie to play everyday – for now. For more see: Conspiracies and Comebacks.

(4) Ryan Franklin on longer the Cards' closer.

(5) Jason Bay (rib cage) likely to be activated on Thursday.

(6) Austin Jackson struggling mightily.

(7) David Aardsma likely to be back by end of next week.

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By Ray Flowers


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About Ray Flowers

The co-host of The Drive on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (Sirius 210, XM 87: Mon-Fri 7-10 PM EDT), Ray also hosts his own show Sunday night (7-10 PM EDT). Ray has spent years squirreled away studying the inner workings of the fantasy game to the detriment of his personal life. Specializing in baseball, football and hockey, some consider him an expert in all three.

Ray Flowers on Twitter

MT @stats_mlb: #Braves' Evan Gattis is 9 for 13 w/ 3 HRs last three games, and 8 for 12 with five HRs in his last three at #Phillies.

yes RT @Rsertl87: @does Robertson get his closer role back when he comes off dl?

Old, lacks skills to keep this up. Blah approach. Insane BABIP. RT @Andy_Rocco: @matthewpouliot thoughts on Collabelo?

slowly progressing. RT @johnfayman: Chapman had been cleared to throw live batting practice. #reds