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• Jered Weaver was lifted after three innings and 77 pitches against Cleveland. He was visited by the Angels' trainer in the third after throwing a series of non-strikes, but he remained in the game. Weaver got out of the inning, though he did it mostly with off-speed pitches. The broadcast team later described the injury as "tightness in his back." Not the worst possible news, but certainly not good.
• Ubaldo Jimenez has made the leap from being a player I'm willing to recommend, to being a player I'm actually willing to add. (Huge difference). The hard-throwing right-hander pitched a complete game against the Dodgers on Tuesday, striking out four and allowing only four hits. Jimenez has allowed three runs or less in eight of his last nine starts. He went 0-for-5 and left nine runners on base on Tuesday, though, so it's not like he does everything well.
Ian Stewart went 3-for-3 with a homer, and raised his average to .292. He now has 10 RBI since being recalled on Saturday. Stewart qualifies at 2B and 3B, just in case you're in need.
• Jon Rauch saw his first action as a member of the Diamondbacks. He pitched the ninth inning against the Cubs, but with a 9-2 lead. Rauch allowed one hit and struck out two.
As Scott discussed earlier today, Joel Hanrahan is the Nationals reliever you'll want to add now that Rauch has been dealt. Hanrahan has 65 Ks in 59.1 innings this season, and his fastball is averaging 95 mph. He also qualifies at SP in Yahoo! leagues, which is extremely useful, as it allows you to squeeze an extra closer into your lineup.
Johan Santana handed his Billy Wagner-less bullpen a 5-2 lead, and the Mets lost 8-6. Wagner is dealing with muscle spasms and is considered day-to-day. If you're the Mets, you're looking hard at Damaso Marte, Huston Street and/or Brian Fuentes right now, just in case.
• Denard Span went 2-for-3 and drew a walk while leading off for the Twins tonight. The 24-year-old outfielder is now hitting .341 through 88 at bats. Span hit .340/.434/.481 for Triple-A Rochester, too. Carlos Gomez hit ninth for Minnesota and went 1-for-3, raising his average to .248.
• Adam Jones went 2-for-4 against the Blue Jays. That's four multi-hit games in his last six. Jones hit .323 in June, and he's batting .344 in July. Still, he was not the best under-owned outfielder involved in Toronto's 10-8 win. Adam Lind went 4-for-5 with three RBIs, and he hit his fifth home run of the season.
• Craig Falzone officially put Milton Bradley on his Trading Block in the Friends & Family League today...three weeks after everyone else in the league wrote their perfunctory "Time to sell high on Bradley" article. So we'll see how Falzone's noble effort goes.
• The Braves were one-hit by the Marlins on Tuesday, but it took four pitchers to finish them off. Florida starter Rick VandenHurk needed 94 pitches to get through five innings. He struck out seven while walking five. Mike Jacobs went 2-for-3 and hit his 20th homer of the season.
• Former batting champ Freddy Sanchez raised his average to .239 with another three-hit night. He's now homered against Houston in consecutive games. Nate McLouth and Ryan Doumit also homered in the Pirates 8-2 win...but they always homer.
“This is one of the better stretches I have been on in my career for this amount of time. I had some good games, some good stretches, but for this many games in a row I have thrown the ball pretty well,” Buehrle said.
Rangers first baseman Chris Davis did the only real damage against Buehrle, hitting an eighth inning home run. That's eight homers for the 22-year-old Davis in only 75 major league at bats. He hit 36 in the minors last season, so the power is definitely real.
• Corey Hart just had a routine day off. Nothing to see there. Move along.
“He’s all right,” a relieved manager Bob Melvin said. “We took x-rays, no fracture, no crack. It’s above the foot, kind of lower ankle on the side. It smarted, so we’ll see if he’s able to play tomorrow.”
• Seattle catcher Jeff Clement injured his thumb, but it doesn't seem particularly serious, and the AP reports that "Clement should be ready to play Friday in Toronto."
• Eugenio Velez was batting second on Tuesday, and he stole his ninth base of the year. The 26-year-old stole 118 bases over two minor league seasons, so if he can manage to keep the Giants' second base job, he's a player of interest.
• It's tough to hit .330 quietly, but so far Howie Kendrick has done it. He went 2-for-3 and stole his seventh base of the season.