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Tyler Austin (R) Headshot

Austin will be called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before Saturday's game

Austin will replace Chris Carter, who was designated for assignment after striking out three times in an 0-for-4 performance Friday night. Austin was hitting a spicy .292/.355/.552 with 16 extra-base hits at Triple-A, and in the wake of Carter's struggles, he'll get a chance to show what he can do in the majors.
1:20 am (EST)
Alex Meyer (R) Headshot

Meyer (3-4) gave up five runs on five hits and two walks over 3.1 innings while striking out three in Friday's 9-4 loss to the Red Sox.

Boston tagged him for three runs in the bottom of the first inning before Hanley Ramirez sent Meyer to the showers with a two-run blast in the fourth. It was the right-hander's shortest outing of the season and pumped his ERA back up to 4.20 after he'd got it below 4.00 for the first time all year in his last start. He'll look to bounce back Wednesday at home against the Dodgers.
1:19 am (EST)
Chris Carter (R) Headshot

Carter was designated for assignment following Friday's game against the Rangers.

Carter went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in his final game to bring his batting line to a brutal .204/.286/.383. The pop he provides just hasn't been enough to offset his lack of contact ability. The Yankees will call up Tyler Austin to replace Carter before Saturday's game.
1:16 am (EST)
Yu Darvish (R) Headshot

Darvish was pulled as a precautionary measure before the eighth inning of Friday's start against the Yankees with triceps tightness, Emily Jones of Fox Sports Southwest reports.

Darvish had needed just 88 pitches to throw seven shutout innings, so it was assumed that something was up when he didn't come out for the eighth. Given Darvish's injury history, it's understandable that the Rangers didn't want to push him at even the slightest hint of tightness. As this move was called precautionary, he shouldn't be expected to miss a start, but his progress should be monitored throughout the week.
1:01 am (EST)
Franklin Barreto (R) Headshot

Barreto could be called up from Triple-A Nashville this weekend in the wake of Chad Pinder's hamstring injury, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The 21-year-old has been coming on with the Sounds, hitting .324 over the last 10 contests, and posting a solid .282/.328/.432 line over 67 games overall. Barreto was initially expected to be a post-All-Star-break call-up, but Pinder's left hamstring strain, which could conceivably result in a disabled list stint, has significantly increased the chances of a much quicker debut.
12:34 am (EST)
Andrew Moore (R) Headshot

Moore, who was sent down to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday, could be back in early July when the Mariners rotation returns to five starters, Bob Dutton of The News Tribune reports.

Manager Scott Servais mentioned that while Moore was very impressive in his Thursday debut, they want to make sure he keeps pitching on a regular schedule. With Felix Hernandez returning Friday from his shoulder injury -- and the Mariners not expected to need a fifth starter until July 3 at the earliest -- the one place where he could take the hill every fifth day in the interim was with the Rainiers. If Moore indeed comes back within a couple of weeks, it almost surely be due to the continued absence of Hisashi Iwakuma (shoulder).
12:23 am (EST)
Matt Bush (R) Headshot

Bush blew his second consecutive save, allowing a solo home run to Brett Gardner on Friday night when asked to protect a 1-0 lead.

He's now allowed runs in four of his last seven appearances, with four homers allowed in the same stretch. Bush's role is still relatively secure, but Keone Kela has been solid in an eighth inning role and could pose a threat if Bush's struggles continue much longer.
12:18 am (EST)
Corey Seager (L) Headshot

Seager left Friday's game with a hamstring cramp, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.

Fantasy owners and Dodgers fans alike can breathe a sigh of relief. When Seager grabbed at his hamstring rounding first base, it was easy to assume the worst. Seager should still be considered questionable for Saturday's game, but it doesn't sound like a disabled list trip will be required.
12:18 am (EST)
Randal Grichuk (R) Headshot

Grichuk, who has smacked four home runs over the last four games for Triple-A Memphis, nevertheless needs to continue working on plate discipline according to manager Mike Matheny, Mitchell Forde of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. "I think we're still seeing some strikeouts that we're trying to work our way through, but just trying to help him find that nice balance of putting the ball in play and driving the ball," Matheny said. "I don't think any of us had any doubt he would go to Memphis and hit homers."

Grichuk has slashed .268/.328/.607 with eight extra-base hits (two doubles, a triple and five home runs) for the Redbirds, but he's also struck out 18 times over 60 plate appearances. That's left him with an identical strikeout rate (29.8 percent) to the one that he compiled in 46 games with the Cardinals and led to his demotion to the minors back in late May. With the outfielder's swings-and-misses still too plentiful for the team's liking, it appears that the 25-year-old will continue toiling away at the Triple-A level for the foreseeable future.
12:10 am (EST)
Kolten Wong (L) Headshot

Wong (triceps) hopes to begin a minor-league rehabilitation assignment next weekend, Mitchell Forde of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. "I'm pretty close," Wong said. "We're just trying to make sure there's no pain. I tried to come back quick the last time and got back on the DL."

Wong lasted six games after coming off an earlier DL stint due to an elbow injury before getting sidelined again with a right triceps strain. He excelled during his brief return, hitting safely in all six contests and tallying multi-hit efforts in three of them. That burst pushed his season line to an impressive .301/.393/.444, making Wong one of the Cardinals' most effective offensive weapons of the season's first half.
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