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 width=>>Sox Pitching Coach, Cooper, Suffering From Vertigo

Chicago White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper has vertigo and will miss Monday night's game against the Kansas City Royals.

Manager Robin Ventura says it is possible Cooper, who also missed Sunday's game before he knew he had vertigo, might miss a few more days.

Ventura says Cooper is "not feeling too good."

Bullpen coach Bobby Thigpen filled in for Cooper on Sunday and was expected to do the same Monday.

Cooper, 58, has been the White Sox's pitching coach since July 2002. He also missed 13 games over two separate stints last year with diverticulitis.

 width=>>Rizzo Earns NL Weekly Honor

(New York, NY) -- Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is being honored as the National League Player of the Week. Rizzo hit three homers over the weekend in Arizona, going 5-for-11 with 14 total bases in the three-game series. He's tied for the NL lead in homers with 23 this season.

>>Cubs Open Series Against Padres

(Chicago, IL) -- The Cubs are back home to start a three-game series with the Padres tonight at Wrigley Field. Chicago sends Kyle Hendricks to the mound for his second start. He allowed four runs in six innings in his first outing. San Diego counter with Eric Stults. First pitch is set for 7:05.

 width=>>Cardinals Begin Series With Rays

(St. Louis, MO) -- The Cardinals will send Adam Wainwright to the hill tonight against the Rays in a short two-game series. Lance Lynn will get the ball tomorrow night. St. Louis took two games from the Dodgers in their first series since the All-Star break and sit a half game behind the Brewers in the National League Central.

>>Wacha Gets Positive News

(St. Louis, MO) -- The "St. Louis Post-Dispatch" is reporting that Michael Wacha [[ WAH-kuh ]] got good news from his MRT and C-T scan on Monday. It was the third test done on Wacha's right shoulder within the last month. The organization is hoping the 23-year-old can begin a throwing program in two weeks. Wacha is 5-and-5 with a 2.79 ERA but has not been on the mound for the Cardinals since June 17th.

>>Giants Sign Uggla To Minor League Deal

(Philadelphia, PA) -- The San Francisco Giants are taking a flyer on slumping slugger Dan Uggla. The "San Jose Mercury News" reports the Giants have signed the 34-year-old to a minor league deal just a week after he was released by the Atlanta Braves. He is expected to report to Triple-A Fresno. Before his release, the Braves suspended Uggla one game for reportedly arriving to Wrigley Field only about an hour before first pitch. Uggla is hitting just .162 with two home runs this season. Atlanta still owes him more than five-million-dollars for the rest of this season and 13-million in 2015.

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