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Wil Myers to be activated from disabled list

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MLB.com’s AJ Cassavell reports that the Padres will activate outfielder Wil Myers from the 10-day disabled list ahead of Thursday night’s game against the Giants. Outfielder Franmil Reyes will be optioned to Triple-A El Paso.

Myers, 27, has been absent since late April due to a strained left oblique. In 10 games to start the season, Myers hit .300/.300/.450 with a home runa nd three RBI across 40 plate appearances.

Reyes and Hunter Renfroe handled right field in Myers’ place. Myers will resume regular duties in right field now that he’s healthy.

Manny Machado, batting second, playing shortstop in his Dodgers debut

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The biggest news of the All-Star break — even bigger than the All-Star Game itself — was the trade of Manny Machado to the Dodgers. We talked about it for days, but now the talking is done: Machado is playing shortstop and is batting second in his Dodgers debut this evening against the Brewers in Milwaukee.

Machado is expected to play a little third base for the Dodgers, too, but with Justin Turner still out with a bum hop, Machado will play his preferred position. It’s not the one he plays as well, but that’s another topic altogether and is, eventually, going to be Dave Roberts’ problem.

Machado is hitting .315/.387/.575 with 24 homers and 65 RBI on the year. Those numbers all get set back to zero now that he’s in the National League, however. Tonight he begins compiling new numbers.