1B | Lance Berkman | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 1B Lance Berkman (knee) said he is ready to rejoin the team and hopes to avoid a rehab assignment.
2B | Brandon Phillips | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
The Cincinnati Reds could consider moving 2B Brandon Phillips to the leadoff spot if they are not able to acquire someone that could fill the role in a trade.
2B | Brian Roberts | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 2B Brian Roberts (hip) is deciding whether to have surgery on his right hip tear or try to rehab the injury without the surgery. He likely would be out at least two months if he decides to have surgery.
3B | Edwin Encarnacion | Toronto Blue Jays | Transaction
The Toronto Blue Jays announced they have signed 1B/3B Edwin Encarnacion to a three-year, $27 million extension with a $10 million club option for 2016.
OF | Matt Joyce | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Matt Joyce (back, oblique) said he is feeling great and hopes to rejoin the team within the next two weeks.
OF | Laynce Nix | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury
Philadelphia Phillies OF Laynce Nix (calf) will begin a rehab assignment at Class A Clearwater Thursday, July 12.
OF | Emilio Bonifacio | Miami Marlins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Marlins OF Emilio Bonifacio (thumb) completed his rehab assignment at Class A Jupiter Wednesday, July 11. He went 2-for-19 during the assignment.
OF | Mike Carp | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
If the Seattle Mariners elect to demote 1B Justin Smoak to Triple-A Tacoma to work on his timing and confidence, OF Mike Carp (shoulder) is the logical replacement to see the chunk of the starts at first base. Carp is 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and a home run at Tacoma in his past two minor-league rehab games. Carp also rolled up four hits in five at-bats in a game with Class A High Desert Monday, July 9, with the Triple-A club on the All-Star break as well.
OF | Wil Myers | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals prospect OF Wil Myers went 2-for-3 with a double, run scored and RBI in the Triple-A All-Star Game in Buffalo, N.Y., Wednesday, July 11.
OF | Jason Bay | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets OF Jason Bay (concussion) was expected to play in a minor-league rehab game Wednesday, July 11, with Class A St. Lucie, but their game in Tampa was postponed due to inclement weather. Bay might start his rehab Thursday, July 12, in part of a doubleheader.
SP | Wandy Rodriguez | Houston Astros | Fantasy,
Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow indicated SP Wandy Rodriguez and RPs Brandon Lyon and Brett Myers are available in a trade.
SP | John Danks | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Chicago White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper said SP John Danks (shoulder) is not making much progress in his rehab from a shoulder injury and likely will miss at least two or three more weeks. "John is not feeling so hot, his shoulder is not feeling so good, we've made minimal progress with it and from my standpoint -- I don't mean this fully, I love John -- he's not on my radar right now," Cooper said. "I mean, we've got 12 other guys that force your attention and until John gets close and John gets going, he's kind of out of my mind and I don't mean that in a bad way."
SP | Shelby Miller | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
The St. Louis Cardinals are looking to acquire pitching, and top prospect SP Shelby Miller may no longer be untouchable in trade talks. The Cardinals would like to acquire an impact starting pitcher that would allow SPs Lance Lynn or Joe Kelly to shift to the bullpen.
SP | Matt Harvey | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets SP Matt Harvey isn't coming up to take SP Dillon Gee's (shoulder) rotation spot. "I want to make sure he is ready," manager Terry Collins said. "I don't want to put a kid in a situation where he is going to fail. That's not fair. That's not fair to him. I talk to Wally (Backman, Buffalo manager) all the time and Wally tells me things that he thinks he's got to work on to get better to be able to compete up here. When he tells me he's there, then we will make a decision."
SP | Felix Hernandez | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy,
Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge announced Wednesday, July 11, that SP Felix Hernandez will start Saturday, July 14, against the Texas Rangers. Wedge made the decision when Hernandez was not used in the All-Star Game Tuesday, July 10.
SP | Chris Young | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets SP Chris Young is expected to start Friday, July 13, against the Atlanta Braves.
SP | Zack Greinke | Milwaukee Brewers | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Kansas City Royals have not ruled out bringing Milwaukee Brewers SP Zack Greinke back if he remains unsigned after this year, according to a person familiar with the team's thinking. The team won't hold Greinke's trade demand in 2010 against him, and they are said to want to proven starting pitchers via free agency over the next couple of years. However, the biggest factor in Greinke's decision is the potential to win, so it's uncertain how great the reunion chances might be.
SP | Zack Wheeler | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets RP Zack Wheeler was in attendance at the Double-A Eastern League All-Star game in Reading, Penn., Wednesday, July 11, although he was not scheduled to pitch. He worked Friday, July 6, in the Futures Game in Kansas City, recording two outs.
SP | Dillon Gee | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets SP Dillon Gee (shoulder) is scheduled to undergo potentially season-ending surgery Friday, July 13, to fix artery damage in his shoulder. The surgery should prevent a recurrence of clotting in the shoulder. He is expected to be cleared to start throwing again in six to eight weeks. He could return near the end of the season, but the team wants to get him ready for next season.
RP | Matt Capps | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Transaction,
The Minnesota Twins will activate RP Matt Capps (shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, the team has optioned RP Kyle Waldrop to Triple-A Rochester.
RP | Drew Storen | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy,
The Washington Nationals are not expected to activate RP Drew Storen (elbow) right away because they would like him to get more work in the minor leagues before returning.
RP | Frank Francisco | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets RP Frank Francisco (oblique) was expected to begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Class A St. Lucie Wednesday, July 11, but the game in Tampa was postponed due to rain. Francisco might work in St. Lucie's doubleheader Thursday, July 12, in Tampa.
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