Updates & News
Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki (hip) is working out but not doing any baseball related activities. Manager Walt Weiss said: "I'm encouraged that maybe it won't be as long as I thought..."
The rough estimate for his return is mid-August, but the fact that he's not doing anything baseball related right now makes it surprising that Weiss is speaking so confidently. The workouts are obviously the first step and he could start ramping up activities pretty quickly, but until you see that he is taking grounders in the infield and running the bases at full speed, you should probably hedge your expectations. We'll continue to update regularly here, but you may want to count on him coming back later in the month than sooner.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Teams have begun to eye Braves starting pitcher Shelby Miller.
What a shock. Suddenly teams are interested in a 24-year old who is 5-1 with a 1.33 ERA and 43:16 K:BB over 54.0 innings. Never saw that coming. The Braves did a nice job not only acquiring Miller, but also in developing him more. His use of a new cutter is increasing his ground ball rate and he is inducing a lot more weak contact. As a result, strikeouts are up, walks are down and Miller looks like a tremendous asset.Expect teams to make pitches for Miller, but don't expect the Braves to bite. Analysis: Howard Bender