Outfielders Ryan Braun of Milwaukee, Giancarlo Stanton of Miami and Adam Jones of Baltimore and Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey headline the United States' provisional roster for the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
Detroit's Justin Verlander will startfor the American League in Tuesday night's All-Star Game against San Francisco's Matt Cain.
Big hitting Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds will be joined by three San Francisco Giants in the starting lineup for the National League in the All-Star game.
Already banged up for the playoff race, the World Series champion Giants received another blow Tuesday night when starting pitcher Jonathan Sanchez left the game with a sprained left ankle.
Stephania Bell checks in on a handful of key fantasy injuries across the league, including the latest on Adrian Beltre, Rickie Weeks and Jose Reyes.
Giants right fielder Carlos Beltran was out of the lineup for Monday night's series opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates because of an injured right hand.
Tim Lincecum threw six scoreless innings, Pablo Sandoval hit a solo homer and the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 on Thursday night in their first game with Carlos Beltran.
Tristan H. Cockcroft lists the top fantasy All-Stars and busts from the first half of the 2010 season plus players poised to break out in the second half.