UPDATES & NEWS
Rickie Weeks went 3-for-5 with a home run, one RBI and a pair of runs scored in Thursday's 7-4 victory over the Rockies.
Weeks had himself a nice day at the plate on Thursday, it what was his fourth start since June 21. Although Scooter Gennett is going to get the better half of the starts in the team's platoon at second base, Weeks will continue to get the nod against southpaws, but will need to have more outings like this before gaining any lasting fantasy value. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Yunel Escobar said his groin is improving and will work out prior to Sunday's game.
The MRI on Escobar came back clean, so that's great news. He's still not 100-percent though and will continue to be held out. Escobar believes that he can avoid the DL and will work out prior to the game to prove it. Obviously though, if he doesn't show the improvement in the workout, the team could hold him out a little while longer. The club can go with Danny Espinosa at third and Dan Uggla at second. They also called up Emanuel Burris who can play all over the infield. Analysis: Howard Bender