Mat Latos gave up four runs on seven hits and a walk with ten strikeouts over seven innings but picked up his fifth win of the year for the Reds on Wednesday.
Despite allowing a seven game-high four runs, Latos was able to escape with his fifth victory, which was his first in four tries. Although his strikeouts are down this season (67 K through 91.1 IP), the Reds young hurler is sitting on a 3.15 ERA and 1.08 WHIP making him a solid starter to deploy the rest of the way especially with his opposition hitting only .223 against him up to this point in the year. He will look to keep moving in the right direction when he takes on the Orioles on Tuesday. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Update: Ryan Pressly left Saturday's game with a right shoulder strain.
After pitching an inning of relief on Saturday night, Ryan Pressly was forced to leave the game in the following inning due to a right shoulder strain. A beat writer from the Twins described Pressly as shaking his arm as he walked off the field. Specifics are not available regarding how serious the injury is but he may need an MRI to determine the severity of the injured shoulder. Analysis: Greg Jewett
Jorge Soler is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Sunday.
Jorge Soler has been out since June 1st with a sprained left ankle. He has only played in four games on rehab with Iowa with two hits in 13 at bats. It is being reported that he will be activated by the Cubs tomorrow. Soler was hitting .265 with four home runs and 19 RBI when he hit the disabled list but struck out 67 times in 49 games. Monitor the news but his return does seem imminent. Analysis: Greg Jewett
Michael Morse will be reinstated from the disabled list.
With the Marlins struggling to score runs after losing Giancarlo Stanton, they will activate Michael Morse on Sunday. However, across three levels of the minors in his rehab assignment, Morse only hit .263 in 12 games with one home run and four RBI in 38 total at bats. Just because the Marlins are activating him does not mean you have to in fantasy lineups. Analysis: Greg Jewett
Marlins optioned P Jarred Cosart to Triple-A New Orleans.
Jarred Cosart only lasted 1 2/3 innings in his start on Saturday giving up four hits, seven earned runs, three walks and struck out two to take the loss against the Cubs. With his ERA at 5.36 for the season and the Marlins needing a space to activate Mike Morse, Cosart was the odd man out and will report to Triple-A as a result. Analysis: Greg Jewett