UPDATES & NEWS
Josh Hamilton went 3-for-5 with three doubles, two RBI and two runs scored against the Rangers on Thursday.
Hamilton broke out of his recent slump in a big way on Thursday, recording his first extra-base hit in over a week. Despite his recent struggles, Hamilton is still hitting .293 through 164 at-bats, which is an encouraging sign as we head into the All-Star break. As long as he can stay off the trainer's table there is still plenty of juice left in his tank to put up some big numbers in the second half, now that the Angels offense is working on all cylinders. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Sean Marshall (shoulder) has resumed throwing from flat ground.
Marshall was shut down at the beginning of spring training with shoulder soreness, but has resumed throwing. Last June, Marshall underwent season ending shoulder surgery after making just 15 appearances in 2014. The only thing scarier than last season's 7.71 ERA is the fact that he has had some sort of shoulder injury in each of the last three seasons. Leave this guy off your draft board. Analysis: Colby Conway
Nathan Eovaldi has been working on improving his splitter during spring training.
Eovaldi is more of a thrower than a pitcher right now, but the Yankees are hoping he can develop into a mainstay in their rotation. Even though he hasn't had a winning season in his four year career, his velocity is hope for optimism. Eovaldi got knocked around a lot last year, but he doesn't walk many batters, something else the Yankees are excited about. Eovaldi is going late in drafts and there is some solid value to be had if he can take the next step forward. Analysis: Colby Conway