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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Shohei Ohtani, currently acting as a designated hitter, has been cleared to start throwing again. The Angels announced that his ulnar collateral ligament "continues to show improved healing." He's six weeks removed from his last start.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

An hour away from Cardinals/Cubs from Wrigley Field, on ESPN -- Kyle Hendricks for the Cubs, Carlos Martinez for the Cardinals.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs closer Brandon Morrow was placed on the 10 day DL with right biceps inflammation, retroactive to July 16th. Anthony Bass was activated to take his place on the roster.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs activated Albert Almora Jr from the family medical emergency list and Carl Edwards Jr from the paternity list. David Bote and Rob Zastryzny were sent down to make room. Reliever Anthony Bass is on the verge of returning as well.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

In that event — that Kirby Yates is also dealt — I'd guess Craig Stammen would be next in line. Stammen has 14 holds and a 2.91 ERA. Phil Maton could be an option otherwise.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

It'll be a popular move to add Kirby Yates in fantasy leagues following Brad Hand's trade, and rightfully so — Yates is the No. 34 reliever on the Player Rater despite just two saves — but don't forget the possibility that HE, too, could be traded into a setup role elsewhere.