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Manager Don Mattingly said Hanley Ramirez remains on track for activation from the disabled list on Sunday, his earliest day eligible to return.
Ramirez has been out of action since going down with an oblique injury on August 8, and in now expected to be back at shortstop for the Dodgers this weekend. Through 354 at-bats, Ramirez is slashing .277/.367/.455 with 12 home runs, 58 RBI and 12 stolen bases while hitting in the middle of the Dodgers lineup. Once back in the mix fantasy owners may want to wait a day or two before reinserting him into starting lineups. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Angels recalled RHP Cam Bedrosian from Triple-A Salt Lake.
Mike Morin has been mediocre (putting it nicely) working in middle-relief for the Angels this season, posting a 6.00 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and a 13/5 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 20 appearances. Relief Pitcher Cam Bedrosian has been recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake, where he has posted a 3.15 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 27/5 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 20 innings pitched, to take Morin's spot in the bullpen. Analysis: Brad Costilo
Wilson Ramos is not in the Nationals starting lineup on Sunday.
This appears to be a routine day off for the Nationals starting Catcher (nothing out of the ordinary in a Sunday afternoon game), but the timing may provide Ramos an opportunity to break out of the mini-slump that he's in. After stringing together a 19-game hit-streak, Ramos has gone 0-for-11 in his last three games. Jose Lobaton, who is 1-for-8 in his career against opposing starting pitcher Aaron Harang, will get the start in Ramos' absence. Analysis: Brad Costilo