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Ricky Rubio scored his first fourth quarter point since December 16th as the TWolves pick up a road win against the Warriors Friday night.

Rubio come up a point shy of his eighth double-double of the season as he finished with nine points, 12 assists, four steals, and a rebound. Rubio leads the NBA with 114 steals, 21 more than the next closet player (Chris Paul-83).ANALYST: Michael Pichan

Mike Montgomery will make his scheduled start on Sunday.

Montgomery, the Mariners young left-hander, is riding back-to-back complete game shutouts, one of which was a one-hitter. It's tough to be hotter than Montgomery is right now, considering his perfect ERA (0.00), strikeout total (17), and hits allowed (6) over the last two starts, so lets sit back on Sunday and see if he can finally complete the no-hitter against the Oakland A's.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Sonny Gray is feeling much better Friday and the disabled list is highly unlikely.

Gray is a guy who many are tabbing for an AL All-Star Game start. His bout with salmonella reportedly has passed, so it is unlikely that he will need to head to the DL with the All-Star break so close. It is unclear when he will make his return however.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Pirates prospect Jameson Taillon is going to have surgery to repair an inguinal hernia. He's expected to miss about two months.

Hernia's are nothing to mess around with, so the Pirates top prospect and former second overall pick will opt for surgery and sacrifice all of July and August. If he is lucky, he will make it back for September call-ups, but the Pirates might be smart to let him fully recover before rushing him up to the show.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Matt Harrison (back) is expected to start on Tuesday.

Hold off on Harrison for now, as he is coming off a back fusion, and it is unclear if he will be even close to the same guy that he used to be.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Update: Clayton Richard has been scratched from his scheduled start Friday with Triple-A Indianapolis. He has been traded to the Cubs and will start on Saturday.

The details of the deal are still unknown, but what we do know is that he will not be playing for Triple-A Indy anymore. The chances are that the Cubs will give him a chance in the show, because otherwise they wouldn't have pulled the trigger on the deal.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Richard Jefferson will return to play for the Mavericks next season.

Jefferson is past his years of fantasy relevancy, as at the creaky age of 35, he will provide the Mavericks with little scoring, rebounding, or assist production. He is still a solid bench/glue guy for the Mavs, but fantasy owners should steer clear.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Tony Cingrani (shoulder) threw a scoreless inning, striking out two with Triple-A Louisville on Friday.

Good news for the Reds young left hander, as his scoreless inning proves that he is ready to begin stretching himself out. Don't be surprised if he is back with the Reds shortly after the All-Star break.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Manager A.J. Hinch said Jake Marisnick is going to be re evaluated after his game Friday with Triple-A Fresno.

Marsnick provides solid bench power and above average steal production, so his status is important for waiver wire hawks. After injuring his hamstring on June 19th, things have been rather quiet pertaining to the progression of the young outfielder, but the fact that they want to reevaluate him makes me think that management wanted him to take the first few weeks on the DL as rest. This second evaluation will most likely lay out a plan for his return to baseball activities.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Jed Lowrie is taking ground balls at shortstop and third-base prior to Friday's game.

Great sign for a guy recovering from a torn thumb ligament. The next logical step would be for him to start throwing or taking some swings off the tee. Keep an eye on this situation as it progresses.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Diamondbacks announce Patrick Corbin will start on Saturday.

Corbin has been saying to the media for the past couple of weeks that he's "feeling ready to go" and that he is confident that his stuff is "just as good as it was before". If we choose to believe him, Corbin will be a solid start on Saturday, but coming off a long rehabbed surgery, it might be better to wait on Corbin until he shows a body of work in his post surgery career.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Andy Oliver opted out of his contract with Triple-A Durham and was granted his release.

Oliver opted out of his minor league deal and was granted his release. He walked 24 batters in 28 innings so he'll need to work out his control issues elsewhere in the minors.  Analysis: Brian Rothstein

Danny Santana is not in the Twins lineup on Friday.

Santana is getting a day of rest on Friday. He's slashing a paltry .215/.238/.290. Minnesota wishes they had a better option at shortstop. Analysis: Brian Rothstein

Blake Swihart (foot) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Swihart lands on the disabled list with a sprained left foot. Sandy Leon and Ryan Hanigan will handle the catching duties in his absence. Analysis: Brian Rothstein

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