• Outfielder Trevor Crowe, who went on the disabled list June 21 with a sprained right shoulder, was activated earlier this week and optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City, where he had been on a Minor League rehab assignment. He entered Friday hitting .441 with five RBIs during a 14-game hitting streak and was hitting .397 over 17 games since rejoining Oklahoma City.
"I think he's a guy who can help us yet in September, if not before," general manager Jeff Luhnow said.
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