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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon told the Cubs flagship radio station Jason Heyward would return tonight after missing most of the last four games with a contusion on his right side after making a diving catch against San Francisco on Friday. Heyward did not look limited during batting practice on Monday.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets have "some curiosity" about first baseman James Loney, according to the Post's Joel Sherman. He can opt out with the Padres' Triple-A affiliate for a major league gig. Sherman suggests the Mets are not interested in Nick Swisher, who has a similar arrangement with the Yankees while playing in the minors.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees announce DH Alex Rodriguez will play tonight with Double-A Trenton as part of a rehab assignment.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Four players have managed 125-plus runs and RBIs and 30/30 numbers in a single year: Ken Williams (1922), Ellis Burks (1995), Larry Walker (1997) and Jeff Bagwell (1999). Mookie Betts' paces: 144 R, 122 RBI, 33 HR, 29 SB.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Darin Erstad had 100 RBIs as a leadoff man in 2000, most in the past 100 years. Mookie Betts is on pace for 122.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

When Clayton Kershaw starts, the Dodgers play like a 146-win team (9-1, .900 win pct). With anyone else pitching, they play like a 99-loss team (14-22, .389 win pct). So to recap: With him out there they're the greatest team in history. With anyone else they'd pick first in the draft.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Enormous blow for Red Sox, who announce reliever Carson Smith will undergo Tommy John surgery today and therefore will miss remainder of the season.