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Updated: Panthers receiver Steve Smith has vowed to play on Sunday against the 49ers. He also has vowed to practice on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, he’ll deliver on the first of the promises. Per a league source, Smith is expected to practice on a limited basis with a knee injury.
Smith hasn't practiced in over two weeks, so a lot is riding on his participation today in regards to this weekend's game. As long as Smith can go through practice the next couple of days there is no doubt that he will suit up for Sunday's game against the Niners. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Brewers recalled RHP David Goforth from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
The original thought was that Peralta's left side injury, sustained on May 23rd, was a minor issue, but the initial evaluation was far off apparently, as the Brewers decided to place Peralta on the 15-day DL. David Goforth was called up to take Peralta's spot on the 25-man roster, but it is still unclear who will replace him in the rotation. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Wilmer Flores was 1-for-4 hitting his seventh home run and drove in three.
Rating Wilmer Flores as a defensive shortstop is open to debate but his offensive upside has been flashing of late and his three run home run was the difference for the Mets win on Monday. Flores now has seven home runs on the season and has driven in 19 runs with a .252 average. For those scoring at home, that is five more home runs than Troy Tulowitzki and one more RBI this year. Flores is not perfect, but he has been a productive middle infielder for fantasy purposes. Analysis: Greg Jewett
Michael Cuddyer was 1-for-2 scoring two runs, hit a home run, with an RBI and walked twice.
With the Mets desperate for offense, free agent acquisition Michael Cuddyer needs to step up. Monday was a start as Cuddyer hit his fourth home run, scored two runs and was on base three times with two walks as well. For the season, Cuddyer is slashing .250/.320/.372 this year but it pales in comparison to his career marks of .278/.346/.463. His BABIP is in line with his career number and his hard contact percentage is the same as it was in 2014 so either this is who Cuddyer is or he is due for a positive stretch of games. Time will tell. Analysis: Greg Jewett
Chase Utley was 2-for-3 with two RBI and a walk on Monday.
After hitting rock bottom, Chase Utley has been slowly raising his batting average in 2015 and had two more hits on Monday against the Mets. His two hits represent the fourth time in his last five starts that Utley has recorded a multiple hit game and his average is now at .183 for the season. For his career Utley is a .283 hitter with a .301 BABIP but this year his BABIP is only .197 so while he will not get to his career marks, his gains should continue. Analysis: Greg Jewett
Update: Jon Jay (wrist) will begin a rehab assignment with Class-A Peoria on Tuesday.
Jay, who has been out since May 10, is returning from tendonitis in his surgically-repaired left wrist. He is eligible to be activated from the DL on Tuesday but since the Cards are getting good production from Bourjos and Grichuk, they would like Jay to get his timing back down on the farm before rejoining the St Louis outfield. The starting Centerfielder was off to a slow start before the injury sporting a .248 AVG with only six runs and 11 RBI in 101 AB this season. Look for Jay to return this weekend at home versus the Dodgers. Analysis: Matt Selz