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David Murphy went 5-for-6 with three doubles, five RBI, and two runs scored as the Indians beat the Blue Jays 15-4 on Wednesday.

After going 1-for-15 over his last four games, Murphy posted his best performance of the season, finishing with more hits on Wednesday night than he has in his previous eight starts. He is now sitting on a .273 average with two homers and 24 RBI in his first season with the Tribe as he continues to dominate right-handed opposition (.307 BA). There is a chance he is still sitting on the waiver wire after a slow start, so if in search of outfield depth Murphy is a solid add while hitting at a high clip. ANALYST: Matthew Beck

Update: Ryan Pressly left Saturday's game with a right shoulder strain.

After pitching an inning of relief on Saturday night, Ryan Pressly was forced to leave the game in the following inning due to a right shoulder strain. A beat writer from the Twins described Pressly as shaking his arm as he walked off the field. Specifics are not available regarding how serious the injury is but he may need an MRI to determine the severity of the injured shoulder. Analysis: Greg Jewett

Jorge Soler is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Sunday.

Jorge Soler has been out since June 1st with a sprained left ankle. He has only played in four games on rehab with Iowa with two hits in 13 at bats. It is being reported that he will be activated by the Cubs tomorrow. Soler was hitting .265 with four home runs and 19 RBI when he hit the disabled list but struck out 67 times in 49 games. Monitor the news but his return does seem imminent.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Michael Morse will be reinstated from the disabled list.

With the Marlins struggling to score runs after losing Giancarlo Stanton, they will activate Michael Morse on Sunday. However, across three levels of the minors in his rehab assignment, Morse only hit .263 in 12 games with one home run and four RBI in 38 total at bats. Just because the Marlins are activating him does not mean you have to in fantasy lineups.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Marlins optioned P Jarred Cosart to Triple-A New Orleans.

Jarred Cosart only lasted 1 2/3 innings in his start on Saturday giving up four hits, seven earned runs, three walks and struck out two to take the loss against the Cubs. With his ERA at 5.36 for the season and the Marlins needing a space to activate Mike Morse, Cosart was the odd man out and will report to Triple-A as a result. Analysis: Greg Jewett

Carlos Gomez left Saturday's game with a left wrist contusion. X-rays were negative.

While his owners take a collective sigh of relief, Carlos Gomez had an X-ray of his wrist after being hit by a pitch on Saturday. For now he is reported as day to day and could sit out on Sunday but should be ready to play early next week. Monitor the injury and be thankful the early indications are not serious.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Ryan Pressly left Saturday's game due to an injury.

Ryan Pressly worked an inning of relief on Saturday and was going to start the eighth inning as well but was removed from the game. Early reports indicate a potential elbow or arm injury but it is something to monitor going forward for a bullpen that is already light on reliable arms.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Josh Hamilton reported some lower body soreness before Saturday’s game. The Rangers will re-evaluate him on Sunday.

With Josh Hamilton still experiencing soreness, the Rangers will be cautious with his playing time and this could speed up getting Delino DeShields back in Texas as Leonys Martin has clearly fallen out of favor. Monitor Hamilton's health going forward but using him next week in fantasy could be risky.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Update: Delino DeShields (hamstring) worked out with the Rangers on Saturday and could be activated as early as Sunday.

If things play out like they did with Josh Hamilton who returned after a workout with the team, then Delino DeShields could be activated on Sunday. This is important since Hamilton is still sore and the Rangers would like to have DeShields back in center field. DeShields has hit .308 while on his minor league rehab but has yet to try and steal a base.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Twins signed P Scott Atchison to a minor league deal.

Archison is a serviceable reliever who should be able to provide some stability for the Twins later in the season. He was DFA'd by the Indians a couple weeks ago. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Spurs are waiting to hear from Manu Ginobili about his plans for next season.

The Spurs will need to know what Ginobili wants to do next season in order for them to round out the rest of the roster. They will give him as much time as he needs, but his decision should come relatively soon. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Carlos Delfino is expected to meet with the Spurs.

Delfino would be a solid option to round out the Spurs roster, and at this point they appear to be the most likely to sign him.  Analysis: Ben Diamond

Dale Thayer made a rehab appearance Saturday giving up three runs in one inning.

The results of his appearance were less than optimal, but as long as he did not aggravate his previous injury, the outing can be considered a success. He could return soon after the All-Star Break. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Josh Tomlin (shoulder) is nearing a minor league rehab assignment.

Tomlin has been out with shoulder issuers since early in Spring Training, but is finally close to a return. He could be back at some point in early-August if all goes well. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Andrew Bellatti (shoulder) lasted 2 2/3 innings in his second rehab start Friday with Class A Charlotte. He gave up four earned runs on six hits and had one strikeout.

While the results of the outing weren't exactly encouraging, all that matters is that Bellatti got through the game healthy. He should be back in game shape soon after the All-Star break. Analysis: Ben Diamond

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