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Royals have recalled Norichika Aoki from injury rehab and activated him from the 15-day disabled list.
Aoki is back and leading off for the Royals on Friday. The team is obviously giving him a shot to prove that the first half slump is a thing of the past and he's ready to be the player whom they traded for back in the offseason. It's unclear if they will give him the three days here before the All Star break or if he doesn't perform Friday, will be bumped down in the order.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Bryce Harper went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the Nationals 3-0 win over the Cubs on Wednesday.
Harper launched his 18th home run of the season on Wednesday as the power everybody expected Harper to have has finally arrived. At 22 years old Harper is currently the best hitting in baseball, sporting a .333 average with 41 runs, 18 home runs and 43 RBI to go with an insane .472 OBP and 1.222 OPS. It may have taken him a bit longer than many had expected since being on the cover of Sports Illustrated at just 16 years old but baseball fans everywhere should take notice as he is finally showing the world just how talented he is. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba