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A.J. Pollock Headshot

A.J. Pollock faced live pitching Friday and is taking another step towards a possible return this season.

More than three-and-a-half months have passed since Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock underwent a complex elbow surgery to repair a poorly-healed rebreak of a 2010 injury. Wednesday morning, Pollock took in his first batting practice and told FOX Sports Arizona he’s mentally prepared to make his return. Whether that comes soon, in a few weeks or even a couple months remains a mystery to Pollock. He faced live pitching on Friday, which was another step the right direction towards his return.The Diamondbacks have no reason to rush the 2015 All-Star back, especially if they continue to slump, so a return for Pollock is still a ways away.
12 minutes ago
Joshua Garnett Headshot

49ers agree to terms with 1st-round pick Joshua Garnett.

The 49ers traded up with the Chiefs to select Stanford G Josh Garnett with the No. 28 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft. The 49ers gave up a fourth and a sixth round pick this year to move up from the No. 37 overall pick. Garnett earned the 2015 Outland Trophy as the nation's top interior lineman. Once Garnett is under contract, the 49ers will have locked up their entire 2016 draft class.
21 minutes ago
Phil Taylor Headshot

Broncos DT Phil Taylor is scheduled to undergo MRI on left knee.

Taylor was cut by Cleveland at the end of camp last year and it has taken a while for him to resurface due to chronic knee issues. The former first-round pick has been good against the run when healthy but obviously his knee is still a major issue that continues to linger.
36 minutes ago
Alex Dickerson Headshot

Alex Dickerson left Friday's game with a left hip injury. Christian Bethancourt has replaced him in left field.

Alex Dickerson left Friday's game after a collision with Jankowski in left center. He hurt his hip on the play. If this issue lingers the DL could be the destination of Dickerson, but hopefully the injury isn't serious. Christian Bethancourt will take over in left.
44 minutes ago
Vince Velasquez Headshot

Rangers are talking to the Phillies about RHP VInce Velasquez.

The Rangers have also expressed interest in Jeremy Hellickson, though he appears to be a fallback option if they can't obtain Velasquez. The Rangers had several scouts on hand Friday, watching Velasquez pitch well in a loss to the Braves. Velasquez has a 3.34 ERA on the season with the Phillies in 91.2 innings pitched in 2016.
46 minutes ago
Marco Estrada Headshot

Marco Estrada says his back was bothering him early in Friday's start and that's why his velocity was down.

Even with his velocity being down due to a back issue, Estrada racked up six strikeouts on the night. The Orioles got to him early, with a two-run double from Mark Trumbo in the first inning, but the right-hander was able to settle in nicely afterwards. He has been tremendous for the Jays this season, registering a 3.02 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 108/42 K/BB ratio across 116 1/3 innings. Next up for Estrada is the Astros in Houston on Wednesday.
56 minutes ago
Francisco Cervelli Headshot

Francisco Cervelli is not putting any weight on his right foot has he is helped into the clubhouse.

Cervelli exited in the 8th inning after being hit by a pitch. He had just returned from the DL 10 days ago. Cervelli had to be helped off the field after going down with a foot injury.
58 minutes ago
Jose Reyes Headshot

Jose Reyes may need to be placed on the disabled list. Reyes has been out with a strained intercostal muscle on his left side.

Reyes was diagnosed with a Grade 1 intercostal strain on Tuesday afternoon and is still dealing with some discomfort. Mets manager Terry Collins was not considering a DL stint at first due to the club having a string of games in American League parks next week that would have allowed Reyes to DH. This didn't make sense as the veteran infielder suffered the injury on a swing. It is now likely that Reyes is headed for the DL.
1 hour ago
Yoan Moncada Headshot

Red Sox GM Mike Hazen confirmed that the organization has been working Yoan Moncada at third base.

Hazen said the plan is to continue the pregame work at different positions other than second base. It's likely that the Red Sox will introduce outfield into the practice sessions in the near future. There is still the possibility Moncada will see game action at one of the alternate positions. If a permanent switch is made it will likely take place during the offseason. Moncada entered Friday hitting .270 with a .902 OPS with Double-A Portland.
1 hour ago
Brad Ziegler Headshot

Brad Ziegler is unavailable out the Red Sox bullpen on Friday. Matt Barnes will close in a save situation.

Ziegler struggled on Thursday, blowing a save in the ninth inning in the opening game against the Angels. Matt Barnes would get the call should the Red Sox have a save situation in the ninth.
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