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MLB Roundup: Jeter expected back Monday

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Barring any setbacks, shortstop Derek Jeter is expected to return to the New York Yankees on Monday.

The 39-year-old Jeter played the final game on a rehab assignment at shortstop for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday night. In his first two games in Scranton, Jeter was 2-for-6 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored.

The Yankees begin a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday.

"That's the plan," manager Joe Girardi said before the Yankees played Tampa Bay on Saturday night. "As long as everything goes OK (Saturday), we'll see him in Toronto."

---The Los Angeles Angels will likely have a new manager and/or general manager by next season, FOX Sports reported Saturday.

Manager Mike Scioscia and general manager Jerry Dipoto may be replaced by owner Arte Moreno because of their ongoing philosophical differences. The two have had a strained relationship because of Scioscia's involvement in player personnel. Dipoto was hired in 2011 and Scioscia has been manager since 2000. He guided the Angels to a World Series title in 2002.

The Angels have struggled to a 56-71 record entering Saturday, despite having the seventh-highest payroll in the majors at about $141 million to start the season. They are on pace to have their worst record in Scioscia's tenure as manager. He is under contract through 2018.

---The Los Angeles Dodgers are interested in giving shortstop Hanley Ramirez a contract extension.

Dodgers owner Mark Walter told the Los Angeles Times on Friday night that he is "absolutely" interesting in meeting with Ramirez to discuss a contract extension this offseason. Ramirez, 29, has one year remaining on his deal that pays him $14 million in 2014.

After struggling with injuries earlier in the season, Ramirez has been one of the team's leaders since returning in June. He is batting .348 with 13 home runs and a 1.025 OPS through 63 games.

---Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila has been slowed by headaches during his minor league rehab assignment while trying to recover from a concussion.

Avila left Thursday's game for Class AAA Toledo after going 0-for-2 and catching the first three innings. He was then held out of Friday's game as a precautionary measure.

Avila is batting just .198 with a .288 on-base percentage, nine home runs and 36 RBI in 73 games this season.

---The Arizona Diamondbacks, who placed relief pitcher J.J. Putz on the 15-day disabled list Friday, made a corresponding move Saturday. The club recalled right-hander Chaz Roe from Class AAA Reno to fill Putz's spot on the roster.

Putz dislocated his right pinky finger trying to field a ground ball in the seventh inning of Friday night's game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Roe, 26, has had three stints with the Diamondbacks this season, going 1-0 with a 5.40 ERA in five innings pitched. He compiled eight saves and a 1.11 ERA in 25 appearances with Class AA Mobile and Reno.

---The New York Mets recalled outfielder Lucas Duda from Class AAA Las Vegas on Saturday and optioned outfielder Mike Baxter to Las Vegas.

Duda batted .235 with a .353 on-base percentage, 11 home runs and 23 RBI in 68 games before going on the disabled list with an oblique strain in late June.

Baxter has batted just .188 in 16 at-bats since being called up earlier this month.

---The San Diego Padres have designated veteran pitcher Edinson Volquez for assignment.

The 30-year-old right-hander is 9-10 with a 6.01 ERA in 27 starts this season. He has struck out 116 and walked 69 in 142 1/3 innings. On Friday, he gave up six runs in two-thirds of an inning against the Cubs. He is 53-50 with a 4.77 ERA in nine seasons with Texas, Cincinnati and San Diego.

The Padres recalled right-hander Brad Brach from Triple-A Tucson to fill the roster spot.
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