Baseball Shots Of The Week – July 22, 2013

Boston Red Sox (60-40)
Boston Red Sox (60-40)
Andrew Bailey's shoulder issues is bad news for a pitcher whose battled health woes in the past. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Clay Buchholz receiverd encouraging news from Dr. James Andrews. Andrews told him there is nothing significantly wrong with his right shoulder or neck.
St Louis Cardinals (59-37)
St Louis Cardinals (59-37)
Expect Yadier Molina to get some MVP buzz as the season burns down. (Photo by Steve Mitchell/Getty Images)

Cardinals placed outfielder Matt Hollday on the 15-day disabled list.
Tampa Bay Rays (58-41)
Tampa Bay Rays (58-41)
Tampa Bay continues to be rumored with a few hitters as well, though the fits are few and far between. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Rays pitcher Matt Moore shutout the Red Sox 3-0 on Monday as the Rays inch up the AL East standings.
Oakland Athletics (57-41)
Oakland Athletics (57-41)
Yoenis Cespedes put on a show in the Home Run Derby. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Looks like the show Cespedes put on in the Home Run Derby might have hurt him in the long run. Yoenis Cespedes has not played in a game since as he is suffering from a sore left wrist.
Pittsburgh Pirates (57-39)
Pittsburgh Pirates (57-39)
It would be surprising if the Pirates don't try adding a bat before the deadline. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Pittsburgh Pirates closer Jason Grilli graced the cover of Sports Illustrated last week. It is the first time a Pirate has appeared on the cover since 1992.
Baltimore Orioles (56-43)
Baltimore Orioles (56-43)
The O's latest promotion, Henry Urrutia, is a bit of an unknown. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Orioles left fielder Nolan Reimold is out for the remainder of the season after learning the bones in his neck didn't fuse together after his last neck surgery and will have to have another one to fix the problem.
Atlanta Braves (55-43)
Atlanta Braves (55-43)
Atlanta has some rotation issues to sort out. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Braves starting pitcher Paul Maholm went back to Atlanta on Sunday to have his sprained left wrist examined.
Cincinnati Reds (55-43)
Cincinnati Reds (55-43)
Shin-Soo Choo started the second half with a .425 on-base percentage. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Homer Bailey struck out 12 Pirates on Sunday, but the Reds were unable to capitalize on the strong performance losing to Pittsburgh 3-2.
Texas Rangers (54-44)
Texas Rangers (54-44)
The Rangers don't seem willing to part with Martin Perez. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

The Texas Rangers inducted catcher Ivan Rodriguez into the Rangers Hall of Fame.
Detroit Tigers (53-44)
Detroit Tigers (53-44)
Look for the Tigers to pursue some bullpen help before the deadline. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Miguel Cabrera left Monday's game against the White Sox with a sore left hip flexor and is day to day.
New York Yankees (52-46)
New York Yankees (52-46)
Mariano Rivera received a fitting send-away at the All-Star Game. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Derek Jeter is looking to get back on the field this weekend and is making progress by taking batting practice and fielding ground balls on Monday.
Cleveland Indians (52-46)
Cleveland Indians (52-46)
Jason Giambi ended the first half with 12 extra-base hits and 11 singles. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The Indians are optimistic that Corey Kluber will make his next scheduled start after he left his last start with left hip and hamstring tightness.
Arizona Diamondbacks (51-47)
Arizona Diamondbacks (51-47)
Arizona released Eric Hinske, whose career seems to be at its end. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

The Diamondbacks' Eric Chavez continues to improve on his ailing hip and the D-backs think he can play, but the club will remain cautious so he doesn't injure it again.
Los Angeles Dodgers (50-47)
Los Angeles Dodgers (50-47)
As bad as Brandon League has pitched, J.P. Howell looks like a savvy addition. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, sprained his left ankle over the weekend and will likely miss all three games in Toronto. The team will now have to make a decision on whether to return him to the disabled list.
Washington Nationals (48-50)
Washington Nationals (48-50)
If Kurt Suzuki keeps playing like he has, will the Nationals exercise his $8.5 million club option? (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

The Nationals stranded 12 runners on base against the Dodgers and lost 3-1 in 10 innings.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (46-49)
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (46-49)
Ernest Frieri's strikeout rate isn't getting enough attention. (Photo by Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)

Angels manager Mike Scioscia became the fifth active manager to amass 1,200 victories.
Philadelphia Phillies (49-50)
Philadelphia Phillies (49-50)
Kevin Frandsen's probably going to get a look in an expanded role at some point. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

The Phillies made a good impression in the first game back from the All-Star break. The Phillies jumped on the Mets for seven runs in the third-inning to be their rivals 13-8.
Colorado Rockies (47-51)
Colorado Rockies (47-51)
Nolan Arenado still hasn't hit like you'd hope. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

In the final year of his contract, Todd Helton has not yet announced his decision for next year; either retirement or seek a new contract.
Seattle Mariners (46-52)
Seattle Mariners (46-52)
One player tough to place a value on is Raul Ibanez, thanks to his age and performance-to-date. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Seattle rookie Brad Miller was named the American League Player of the Week.
Toronto Blue Jays (45-52)
Toronto Blue Jays (45-52)
The Blue Jays could have three players with 20-plus home runs before July ends. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Melky Cabrera was activated from the disabled list on Sunday and returned to fifth in the batting order and playing left field.
San Francisco Giants (45-52)
San Francisco Giants (45-52)
One question the Giants need to answer is whether Hunter Pence fits into their long-term plans. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Giants left-hander Jeremy Affeldt went on the disabled list with a strained left groin that could sideline him for as long as four to six weeks.
Kansas City Royals (45-50)
Kansas City Royals (45-50)
The Royals say they're buyers, not sellers. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The Royals won their second straight game over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday, beating Justin Verlander 6-5. The win gives Royals manager his 700th career win as a manager.
San Diego Padres (43-56)
San Diego Padres (43-56)
Chase Headley is, perhaps predictably, not living up to last season. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Padres pitcher Jason Marquis will miss the remainder of the season after it was discover that he had an injury to the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.
Chicago Cubs (43-52)
Chicago Cubs (43-52)
Expect the Cubs to make a few more deals. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Cubs traded pitcher Matt Garza to the Rangers in exchange for four players, including third baseman Mike Olt and right-handed C.J. Edwards.
New York Mets (43-51)
New York Mets (43-51)
Jordany Valdespin continues to be more of a headache than an asset. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Mets rookie Juan Lagares is having a blistering start to the second half which earned him his first career National League Player of the Week honors.
Minnesota Twins (41-54)
Minnesota Twins (41-54)
Will Minnesota trade Justin Morneau? It seems likely. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

On Saturday, Twin pitcher Kevin Correia pitched six solid innings and the Twins beat the Indians, 3-2 for their fourth straight win.
Milwaukee Brewers (41-56)
Milwaukee Brewers (41-56)
Expect Doug Melvin to consider offers for veteran types like Yovani Gallardo, Kyle Lohse, and Michael Gonzalez, among others. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Aramis Ramirez might miss 10-14 more days due to a left knee injury that placed him on the 15-day disabled list earlier this month.
Chicago White Sox (39-56)
Chicago White Sox (39-56)
Rick Hahn's first deadline as a GM could be a busy one. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The White Sox should be getting some offensive help, as they activated Paul Konerko from the disabled list over the weekend.
Miami Marlins (35-61)
Miami Marlins (35-61)
The Marlins don't have a ton to deal beyond some role players. (Photo by Steve Mitchell/Getty Images)

The Marlins plan to limit Jose Fernandez' rookie season between 150-170 innings.
Houston Astros (33-64)
Houston Astros (33-64)
The most pressing matter for the Astros now is whether they'll trade Bud Norris. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Brandon Barnes went 5-for-5 against the Mariners and earned a spot in franchise history, becoming the eighth Astros' players to hit for the cycle.
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