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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

With four days to go until all star balloting closes all four Cub infielders continue to lead at their respective positions. Anthony Rizzo leads all first baseman by a large margin while Ben Zobrist, Addison Russell and Kris Bryant all have an approximately 300,000 vote lead on their next competitor.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Steven Matz discusses the issue with the discomfort in his left elbow. He is iffy for Wednesday's start.

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi says he is going to "do something different" in his use of Alex Rodriguez, meaning A-Rod won't play against a lot of righties in the near term. Rodriguez had been the regular DH, but his OPS against rightiesis just .584, while vs. lefties it is .837. A-Rod said, "You havent' heard the last of me." A-Rod has been benched for the second straight game. He will start against a lefty on Tuesday, but after that it is uncertain how much he will play.

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Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

In (at least) three in the past eight turns of the Mets' rotation, Steven Matz has dealt with some sort of elbow issue. This would be four in nine.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Rangers vs Yankees lineup for the first game of a 4-game series starting tonight at Yankee Stadium.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jose Reyes will move to Double-A Binghamton after Monday's game with the Brooklyn Cyclones, manager Terry Collins said.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers 5, Pirates 4, Final. Dodgers overcome 4-run deficit. Jansen with the 4-out save.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Pickups-wise, Lucas Giolito is worth the add on skills alone as well as the possibility he'll stick. Could be in Gio Gonzalez's place once Stephen Strasburg returns. That said, no ironclad guarantee it's more than a couple starts if Giolito doesn't immediately impress, so don't let anything go you can't afford to spare.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets are not sure Steven Matz will make Wednesday's start. He has been examined by a doctor and there is no structural damage, but he has been uncomfortable.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Lucas Giolito projects a 56 Game Score for his MLB debut Tuesday against the Mets. I know it's been a rough year for debuting starters, but that's a great matchup for an elite prospect. Go for it.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that Alex Rodriguez will start against a lefty tomorrow but was non-committal about A-Rod at DH against righties the following two days. The Yankees play in San Diego this weekend, meaning A-Rod, who is being benched for a second straight game tonight, will likely not be in the lineup for much of the next week since there is no DH in the NL park and A-Rod doesn't play the field anymore.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

New Cubs reliever Joel Peralta discusses rejoining Joe Maddon and being back in the big leagues.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs catcher Tim Federowicz cleared waivers and is reporting back to Triple-A Iowa.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

A-Rod on being out of the Yankees lineup for a second day in a row: "I'm a little surprised. I've been here for a long time and I want to be out there every day and I want to contribute. All you can do is control your attitude and your work ethic, and I feel good about both."

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Nats skipper Dusty Baker just announced that Lucas Giolito, baseball's top pitching prospect, will be called up from Double-A Harrisburg to make his big league debut on Tuesday against the Mets. When asked if he was excited to see what Giloito can do, Baker said: "No. He's a prospect. Do you know how many prospects I've seen?"

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Rodriguez has been benched for a second consecutive game. Rodriguez, who has struggled against righties all year, has been replaced by Carlos Beltran at DH in Monday's lineup against Texas righty Chi Chi Gonzalez, just as he was Sunday.