Indians activate David Murphy from the disabled list

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Expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a strained oblique muscle, Indians outfielder David Murphy is back from the disabled list in less than a month.

Murphy played two minor-league rehab games at Triple-A, including one in front of our very own Craig Calcaterra in Columbus (equally exciting for both parties, no doubt).

Before the injury he hit .262 with seven homers and a .708 OPS in the first season of a two-year, $12 million contract. He’ll resume platooning against mostly right-handers.

Video: Javier Báez jukes David Freese to avoid tag at first base

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Cubs shortstop Javier Báez pulled off one of the best jukes you’ll see, avoiding the tag from David Freese on a play at first base in the second inning of Tuesday night’s game against the Dodgers. Báez barely made contact with a Kenta Maeda pitch well outside the strike zone, tapping it towards Freese. Báez halted his momentum, juking Freese while he attempted to apply the tag, then dove into first base.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts attempted to argue that Báez went out of the baseline, but the umpires’ no-call stood and Báez had himself a single. He would end up stranded on base, unfortunately for him and the Cubs.