If he hadn’t gotten hurt in May, the left-hander would likely be coveted by several teams in need of a veteran starter. (BBO-PHILLIES-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, by Guy Curtright, 400 words) – – Braves’ Gattis back from DL ATLANTA – Sidelined since injuring his back June 27, Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis likely will be activated from the disabled list. (BBO-BRAVES-NEWS/, moved; will be led, The Sports Xchange, by Guy Curtright, 350 words) – – White Sox 1B Abreu pushing Max Workout free new limits CHICAGO – Jose Abreu continues to swing a hot bat for the Chicago White Sox, but he’s rapidly approaching his career high for games played in one season. Prior to this season, the Cuban-born rookie first baseman only played in Cuba’s top professional league, which features a 96-game season. (BBO-WHITESOX-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, by Brian Hedger, 400 words) – – Twins OF Buxton turning it around MINNEAPOLIS – As the Minnesota Twins are falling out of contention, highly touted outfield prospect Byron Buxton finally appears to be getting his 2014 season on track. (BBO-TWINS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, by Dan Myers, 400 words) – – The Sports Xchange covers all MLB games. Key matchups highlighted below: – – Giants at Phillies PHILADELPHIA – Veteran left-hander Cliff Lee returns from a two-month absence to open a four-game series against the San Francisco Giants at Citizens Bank Park. (BBO-PHILLIES-GIANTS-FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU/ (PIX), expect first version ASAP after the 2305 GMT/7:05 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, by Josh Verlin, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru) – – Shin Ohtake Max Workouts book Nationals at Rockies DENVER – With Colorado All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki hurting, the Washington Nationals head to Coors Field looking to put on their own offensive display with right-hander Doug Fister taking the ball for the NL East front-runners.
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