• The Bucs dealt International League All-Star outfielder Chris Dickerson to the Indians on Monday (for a player to be named or cash), the day after general manager Neal Huntington made this observation about the 32-year-old Major League vet, who had an OPS of .889 at Indianapolis: "He's a guy who, under normal circumstances, probably would be in the big leagues with us. But we've got three pretty good outfielders here, and that's blocked Chris' way, but he's a guy who's probably deserving of a Major League opportunity."
• Speaking of deserving, Matheny on adding Harrison to his All-Star squad: "He's had a great year. When you're trying to put together a roster, you're trying to figure out how we can be covered as many places as possible and have someone with a lot of versatility, plus someone who has had the kind of season that is worthy of this acknowledgement. He stood out."
• Left-hander Francisco Liriano (strained left oblique) aced his first rehab start with Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday night. Liriano retired the final 15 Lehigh Valley batters he faced and wound up hurling six shutout innings, allowing three hits and no walks while fanning eight. He threw 76 pitches, 53 of them strikes.
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