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OUT LOUD

"It's difficult for Justin, given his history [with concussions]. This is a process and [we] have to wait it out."

— Rockies manager Walt Weiss, on Justin Morneau, who has been on the seven-day concussion DL since mid-May.

GAME OF NUMBERS

8

Outfield assists by Delmon Young, leading the major leagues.

1,117

Career extra-base hits for Albert Pujols of the Angels after a solo homer Monday, tying Jimmie Foxx and Ted Williams for 16th place.

0.96

ERA for Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann, in 28 innings over his past four starts.

injury update

Justin Verlander

RHP, Detroit

Verlander is making another rehab start Saturday, and manager Brad Ausmus is hopeful that will be his last outing before the right-hander returns to the major leagues. Verlander has not pitched this season because of a strained triceps.

rookie watch

Joey Gallo

3B, Texas

With Adrian Beltre out because of a thumb injury, the Rangers' top prospect made the jump from Class AA Frisco and into the Texas lineup against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday. He hit a two-run homer in his second at-bat.