It's been a battle for Scott Rolen, who has missed time due to injuries and watched a younger player perform in his absence. But as Buster Olney writes, Rolen can still contribute to the Cincinnati Reds' push for the playoffs.
Joe Blanton pitched his second complete game of the season and Jim Thome homered for the second day in a row to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.
Buster Olney writes that there is nothing conspiratorial about Michael Pineda's injury. The Mariners were honest about his health, and the Yankees did a complete evaluation before the trade. Injuries sometimes happen.