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  • Padres' Brett Sullivan: Optioned to Triple-A

    The Padres optioned Sullivan to Triple-A El Paso on Friday.

    Sullivan will end up as the odd man out of San Diego's roster following the return of Xander Bogaerts (shoulder), who was reinstated from the IL on Friday. Sullivan was rarely able to see the field while behind Luis Campusano and Kyle Higashioka on the depth chart, appearing in just four games since being recalled from the minors June 22. He'll now serve as organizational depth as he returns to Triple-A.

  • Padres' Wandy Peralta: IL move official

    The Padres placed Peralta on the 15-day injured list, retroactive to July 10, with a left adductor strain.

    Peralta sustained the groin strain during an appearance against Seattle on Tuesday and hasn't pitched since. His move to the IL opens up a spot on the active roster for Sean Reynolds. Peralta will be eligible to return in late July.

  • Padres' Sean Reynolds: Officially promoted

    The Padres called up Reynolds from Triple-A El Paso on Friday.

    Reynolds is set to make his MLB debut after taking Wandy Peralta's (groin) spot on the active roster. Reynolds was traded to San Diego from the Marlins last August and has appeared in 29 games with El Paso this season, three of which were starts. He'll pitch out of the bullpen for the Padres.

  • Blue Jays' Kevin Kiermaier: Clears waivers, starting Friday

    Kiermaier told Hazel Mae of Sportsnet that he has cleared waivers, and he is starting in center field and batting eighth in Friday's series opener against the Diamondbacks.

    Kiermaier was placed on revocable waivers Thursday, with the 34-year-old slashing just .183/.232/.290 with a 32.3 percent strikeout rate this season. He will remain in Toronto for now with no team claiming him off waivers, and the Blue Jays have the option of keeping him around or releasing him from the roster. Kiermaier re-signed with the Blue Jays in the offseason on a one-year, $10.5 million contract.

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    Blue Jays' Daulton Varsho: Starting Friday

    Varsho (knee) is batting fifth and playing left field Friday against the Diamondbacks.

    Varsho was lifted from Wednesday's game against San Francisco with a left knee contusion and was given the day off Thursday. However, he'll rejoin the lineup Friday against Ryne Nelson and the Diamondbacks. Varsho is 4-for-24 with five walks and a stolen base in July.

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    Blue Jays' Bo Bichette: Sitting again Friday

    Bichette (calf) is not in the starting lineup for Friday's series opener against the Diamondbacks.

    Bichette will sit for a second straight game after sustaining a fascia strain in his right calf Wednesday against the Giants. Leo Jimenez will start at shortstop Friday and bat ninth against Diamondbacks right-hander Ryne Nelson.

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    Blue Jays' Danny Jansen: Sitting Friday

    Jansen isn't in Toronto's lineup for Friday's game against the Diamondbacks.

    Jansen will get a breather during Friday's series opener after going 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's win over the Giants. Alejandro Kirk will get the nod to start at catcher instead and bat sixth.

  • Padres' Sean Reynolds: Call up pending

    The Padres are expected to recall Reynolds from Triple-A El Paso, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    Reynolds will take Wandy Peralta's (groin) spot on the active roster as Peralta heads to the injured list. Reynolds hasn't made his MLB debut yet, and has logged a 6.55 ERA and 60 strikeouts across 45.1 innings.

  • Padres' Wandy Peralta: Heading to IL

    Peralta (groin) will be placed on the injured list, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    Peralta was removed from Tuesday's game against the Mariners with what appeared to be a left groin strain and is expected to require a stint on the injured list. The 32-year-old has a 4.50 ERA across 34.0 innings. Sean Reynolds is expected to be called up to take Peralta's place on the active roster.

  • Padres' Xander Bogaerts: Back in action Friday

    Bogaerts (shoulder) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list and will start at second base Friday against Atlanta, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.

    Bogaerts has been on the injured list since late May due to a fractured left shoulder, but he'll now return to the Padres' lineup following a six-game rehab assignment. The 31-year-old went 6-for-18 with an RBI and four runs scored between Single-A and Triple-A and figures to start in the field most days now that he's healthy, though he may sit down occasionally in order to ease back into facing major-league pitchers. Brett Sullivan was optioned to Triple-A El Paso in order to clear a space on the active roster.

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