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Ryan Raburn (R) Headshot

Raburn will be placed on the bereavement list Sunday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

Raburn was scratched from Saturday's lineup and manager Dusty Baker later revealed that Raburn is dealing with the loss of his grandfather.
6:28 pm (EST)
Cliff Pennington (B) Headshot

Pennington started at second and went 2-for-3 with a double in Friday's loss to Boston.

With back-to-back southpaws on the mound, Pennington has seen two consecutive starts and produced two separate two-hit performances. The Angels are facing another lefty on Saturday (David Price), which places the 33-year-old into the lineup for a third consecutive game. While he is on the short side of a platoon at second base with Nick Franklin, Pennington could force himself into a larger role if he can outplay his competition at second base.
6:23 pm (EST)
Brandon Phillips (R) Headshot

Phillips (hamstring) is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers.

Hamstring tightness will keep Phillips on the bench for a second straight game, but he expects to return to the lineup for Sunday's series finale, according to David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Phillips suggested he could have started Saturday, if necessary. He went into the break on a 4-for-29 slide, but he's come out of the gates hot to begin the second half, going 11-for-23 with seven extra-base hits.
6:22 pm (EST)
Clint Frazier (R) Headshot

Manager Joe Girardi said that Frazier has leapfrogged Jacoby Ellsbury for playing time in the outfield, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

Although the report is that Frazier is expected to return to the minors once Aaron Hicks (oblique) is back from the DL, the top prospect appears to be in line for plenty of playing time until then. The 22-year-old has been a solid producer for the Bronx Bombers during his first cup of coffee in the big leagues, as he's slashing .294/.302/.627 in 14 games in New York. This production, paired with Ellsbury's decline at the dish, have put Frazier in a position to act as the primary left fielder for the Yankees for the time being, moving Brett Gardner into center field.
6:04 pm (EST)
Yusmeiro Petit (R) Headshot

Petit tossed two perfect innings while striking out three batters in Friday's loss to the Red Sox.

The veteran long reliever was asked to eat two frames after starter Ricky Nolasco was shelled for six runs through four innings. Petit owns a 2.85 ERA and a sparkling 4.7 K/BB in 53.2 innings this season. Manager Mike Scioscia must prefer to use the 32-year-old out of the 'pen, considering he hasn't given Petit a shot in the rotation despite the Angels having several starters go down to injury this season. If Petit were to earn a shot in the rotation at some point this season, he could become a sneaky option in deeper formats
6:01 pm (EST)
Matt Adams (L) Headshot

Adams is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers.

The Braves have faced four southpaws this week, and Adams has been on the bench for all four games. Adams is crushing right-handed pitching to the tune of a .318/.368/.589 line, but it looks like he will remain heavily shielded from lefties, especially with Sean Rodriguez back on the active roster.
5:54 pm (EST)
Starlin Castro (R) Headshot

Castro was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday due to a hamstring issue, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

Castro missed time prior to the All-Star break due to this injury as well, so it may go to explain some of his struggles since returning. It's unclear how long this will keep him sidelined, although more information should be divulged soon. Tyler Wade will take his spot on the active roster for the time being.
5:53 pm (EST)
David Rittich Headshot

Rittich signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Flames on Saturday.

Rittich appeared in 31 regular-season games with AHL Stockton last season, compiling a 15-11-1 record while registering a 2.27 GAA and .924 save percentage over that span. The 24-year-old will return to his role as AHL Stockton's starting netminder in 2017-18.
5:51 pm (EST)
Jon Gillies Headshot

Gillies signed a one-year, two-way contract extension with the Flames on Saturday. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

Gillies, a top prospect, is likely to be the first goalie called up from AHL Stockton in the event of an injury to newcomers Mike Smith or Eddie Lack. The 23-year-old did experience a number of performance-induced road bumps on the way to a 2.93 GAA and .910 save percentage for the minor-league Heat last season, but this contract proves the Flames want to give him a closer look. He could give Lack -- a guy who had frustrated coach Bill Peters as a tender for the Hurricanes -- a run for his money by showing well in training camp.
5:48 pm (EST)
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