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Eric Hosmer (L) Headshot

Hosmer went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI Wednesday against the Rockies.

Hosmer's walkoff three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth turned a 4-3 deficit into a 6-4 win. The first baseman was also responsible for narrowing the gap earlier with a seventh-inning RBI single. This effort raised Hosmer's slugging percentage over the .500 mark to .503, continuing what has easily been the most productive season for a player that had never previously topped .465.
12:57 am (EST)
Juan Centeno (L) Headshot

Centeno was optioned to Triple-A Fresno on Wednesday, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Brian McCann (knee) is expected to come of the disabled list Thursday, so Centeno will head back to Fresno to clear room. The 27-year-old went 6-for-27 (.222) in eight games during his most recent stint with the Astros. He'll continue to serve as organizational catching depth.
12:49 am (EST)
Whit Merrifield (R) Headshot

Merrifield went 4-for-5 with two runs scored, an RBI and a steal in Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Rockies.

Merrifield stuffed the stat sheet without managing a single extra-base hit. The steal was his 24th, as the second baseman has provided a strong combination of speed and power at the top of Kansas City's order. This performance raised Merrifield's line to .288/.324/.462.
12:42 am (EST)
Charlie Blackmon (L) Headshot

Blackmon went 3-for-5 with a solo homer in Wednesday's 6-4 loss to the Royals.

Blackmon came in hitting just .281 on the road, but bucked that trend with a three-hit effort here. His third-inning long ball gave the leadoff man sole possession of the team lead just two frames after Nolan Arenado tied him at 29. On a negative note, he was also picked off second base in this one.
12:39 am (EST)
Nolan Arenado (R) Headshot

Arenado went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and a walk Wednesday in Kansas City.

Arenado hit his 29th home run in the first inning, raising his RBI total to a league-leading 108 in the process. The star third baseman is far from just a Coors Field product, as 14 of his 29 long balls have come on the road. Two of those road homers have come in the first two stops on this six-game trip.
12:36 am (EST)
Andre Holmes Headshot

Holmes has two catches for 11 yards through two preseason games.

This follows what was said to be a disappointing training camp, where Holmes suffered from the drops and failed to stand out in most practices. Things are breaking his way in terms of competition for playing time, as Sammy Watkins got traded, Anquan Boldin retired, and Rod Streater (toe) is week-to-week, but unless Holmes gets going he could get bumped out of a starting spot by Streater or Philly Brown. Jordan Matthews and rookie Zay Jones look like the two locks to sit atop the Week 1 depth chart.
12:36 am (EST)
Guillermo Heredia (R) Headshot

Heredia (wrist) will have X-rays taken in New York on Thursday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

Heredia exited Wednesday's game in the seventh inning after being hit by a pitch on the wrist, and while he thinks he'll be able to play Friday's series opener against the Yankees, the Mariners want to make sure everything checks out before clearing him to play. He's day-to-day right now, but Thursday's test results should provide a clearer idea regarding his status for the weekend.
12:32 am (EST)
Antonio Senzatela (R) Headshot

Senzatela allowed two runs on nine hits with one walk and two strikeouts over five innings in Wednesday's no-decision against the Royals.

Senzatela was able to stay away from hard contact, surrendering eight singles and a double. He was in position for his 11th win heading into the ninth inning, but a blown save from closer Greg Holland denied the rookie that accomplishment. Assuming he sticks in the rotation, Senzatela's next start will come Monday against the Tigers.
12:32 am (EST)
Jude Adjei-Barimah Headshot

Adjei-Barimah (knee) reverted to injured reserve Wednesday.

Adjei-Barimah, who's out four months with a patellar fracture in his right knee, had been waived Tuesday and reverts to IR upon clearing waivers.
12:30 am (EST)
Ian Kennedy (R) Headshot

Kennedy allowed three runs on seven hits with three walks and six strikeouts over 4.2 innings in Wednesday's no-decision against the Rockies.

Kennedy surrendered solo homers to Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon along with a Gerardo Parra sac fly. His line could have been much uglier, but reliever Ryan Buchter was able to get the final out in the fifth inning after replacing Kennedy with the bases loaded. The veteran starter has failed to complete the fifth inning in four of his past seven starts while surrendering at least three earned runs six times over that span. Don't expect much from him Monday against the Rays.
12:27 am (EST)
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