Padres activate Everth Cabrera from the disabled list

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Via Major League Baseball’s official transactions feed on Twitter …

Cabrera missed nearly four weeks because of a severe left hamstring strain. He’ll be back with the Padres for their series-opener on Tuesday night against the visiting Cardinals. The speedy shortstop has batted just .218/.256/.290 in 80 games this season and he’s a mere 13-for-20 in stolen base attempts.

Diamondbacks say they’re not rebuilding

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Despite losing Patrick Corbin and A.J. Pollock to free agency, then trading Paul Goldschmidt to the Cardinals, the Diamondbacks insist they’re not entering a rebuilding mode, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

Most likely, this is just the D-Backs saving face publicly given how much contention there has been between ownership and the players’ union over teams aggressively not competing. The D-Backs aren’t expected to be in the running for any of the bigger-name free agents, so it’s going to be very tough to replace the production lost from Corbin, Pollock, Segura, and Goldschmidt. The smart money is still on expecting the D-Backs to continue trading away players like Robbie Ray and David Peralta. Greinke might stay, but only because of his contract, which still has three years and $95.5 million remaining.