Clayton, I hope this doesn't end up in your spam folder. Anyway, let me start off by apologizing. It was silly for me to trade you. I realize that now. But I... Full Story | Player Stats: Clayton Kershaw
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth left Monday\'s game in the seventh inning with a twisted ankle, but is expected to be back in the lineup Tuesday.
Insight: Manager Matt Williams expected Werth to be fine Tuesday. The outfielder suffered the injury while trying to avoid a tag at second base. He\'s batting .284 with 12 HR, 58 RBI and 60 runs scored.
Description: Pittsburgh right-hander Gerrit Cole (right lat soreness) threw five scoreless inning in his first rehab start Monday.
Insight: More importantly, he appears to have come out of it healthy. Cole has been on the disabled list twice since June 3, first with shoulder fatigue and lat strain. He should make another start or two in the minors before returning to the bigs.
Description: Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (stress fracture in his right leg) has apparently not been granted permission by the Spurs to play in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.
Insight: Ginobili wanted to play for his country in the World Cup, but only if healthy. After a long and successful playoff run, it\'s not surprising that the team wanted the 37-year-old to rest as much as possible in the offseason.