1B | Justin Smoak | Seattle Mariners | Transaction, Fantasy
The Seattle Mariners optioned 1B Justin Smoak to Triple-A Tacoma.
1B | Justin Morneau | Minnesota Twins | Transaction, Fantasy
The Minnesota Twins activated 1B Justin Morneau (personal) from the paternity list Monday, July 23. He is expected to return to the starting lineup Tuesday, July 24, against the Chicago White Sox.
1B | Chris Parmelee | Minnesota Twins | Transaction, Fantasy
The Minnesota Twins optioned 1B Chris Parmelee to Triple-A Rochester Monday, July 23.
1B | Mitch Moreland | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland (hamstring) had a hit in three at-bats in six innings in his first minor-league rehab game for Triple-A Round Rock Monday, July 23. He is targeting a return Sunday, July 29.
1B | Todd Helton | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
The Colorado Rockies determined that 1B Todd Helton (hip) will come off the 15-day disabled list Friday, July 27. He has been working out at Coors Field while the team is on the road.
1B | Ryan Howard | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard and 2B Chase Utley both played in their fourth straight game in as many days Monday, July 23. Howard had previously not started more than two straight days, and Utley had not started more than three straight days. "Somewhere along the line, I've got to turn them loose," manager Charlie Manuel said. "But at the same time, I don't want to overdo it. I don't want them to have a relapse and stuff like that. But sooner or later, I've got to them play four games in a row. Figured we'd try today."
1B | Michael Spina | Atlanta Braves | Transaction, Free Agents
The Atlanta Braves signed free-agent 1B Michael Spina to a minor league deal Saturday, July 21.
2B | Aaron Hill | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks 2B Aaron Hill's 13-game hitting streak ended Monday, July 23.
2B | Brandon Phillips | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips has 12 hits and nine RBIs in eight games since 1B Joey Votto (knee) went down.
2B | Alexi Amarista | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, San Diego Padres 2B Alexi Amarista (thumb) suffered a jammed left thumb in the game Monday, July 23.
2B | Ryan Roberts | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
The Tampa Bay Rays have interest in Arizona Diamondbacks 3B Ryan Roberts, according to a source. He could handle the duties at third base while 3B Evan Longoria (hamstring) remains sidelined.
2B | Brian Roberts | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 2B Brian Roberts (hip) took batting practice, fielded grounders and ran Monday, July 23.
SS | Trevor Plouffe | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Trevor Plouffe (thumb) has a bone bruise, which went all the way to his nerve in the right thumb. He is expected to miss a couple more days.
SS | Ruben Tejada | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada (shin) had a pair of gashes on his right shin, but said Monday, July 23, he will not require stitches. Tejada was injured in a collision at second base with Washington Nationals OF Roger Bernadina. "He's spiked pretty bad. He's got two pretty-good-size cuts," manager Terry Collins said.
SS | Erick Aybar | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Erick Aybar (toe) is awaiting renowned Dr. Lewis Yocum to give definitive analysis of his latest set of X-rays. The original X-rays, taken Saturday, July 21, showed a line in the big toe, most likely indicating a fracture.
SS | Maicer Izturis | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The playing time for Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim INF Jean Segura is expected to be limited, even if SS Erick Aybar (toe) hits the 15-day disabled list. SS Maicer Izturis is expected to handle most of the load at shortstop until Aybar can return.
SS | J.J. Hardy | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy and 3B Mark Reynolds had the day off Monday, July 23. INF Omar Quintanilla made his first start with the team at shortstop. Quintanilla is also an option for the O's at second base.
SS | Ian Desmond | Washington Nationals | Injury, Transaction
Updating a previous report, the Washington Nationals have placed SS Ian Desmond (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list with an oblique injury. In a corresponding move, the team recalled OF Corey Brown from Triple-A Syracuse.
SS | Troy Tulowitzki | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki (groin) is expected to return in mid-August, but a clearer timetable will be known when he starts a rehab assignment.
3B | Hanley Ramirez | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
The Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays and Oakland Athletics are in trade talks for Miami Marlins 3B Hanley Ramirez.
3B | Chris D. Johnson | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros 3B Chris D. Johnson tied a career-high with four hits Monday, July 23.
3B | Mark Reynolds | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 3B Mark Reynolds is owed the remainder of his $7.5 million salary this year, and he has an $11 million option for 2013 that is unlikely to be picked up. The option includes a $500,000 buyout. The likelihood that the Orioles eat the rest of his contract have increased, especially if the team can acquire an upgrade at the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
3B | Chase Headley | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
The Baltimore Orioles are looking for help at the corner infield positions leading up to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. Over the past few weeks, the Orioles have had contract with the San Diego Padres about 3B Chase Headley, the Philadelphia Phillies about 3B Placido Polanco and the Chicago Cubs about 1B Bryan LaHair. Scouts from the Padres have watched the Orioles at home and on the road, as well as attending at least one lower-level minor-league affiliate's park in the past week.
3B | Ty Wigginton | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 3B Placido Polanco (back) wasn't in the lineup Monday, July 23, due to stiffness in his lower back, which has been bothering him for a few days. He is scheduled to visit with a team doctor. 1B Ty Wigginton started in Polanco's place Monday.
3B | David Freese | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 3B David Freese and OF Allen Craig are both resting Monday, July 23. SS Rafael Furcal returns to the leadoff spot and OF Jon Jay is hitting No. 2 in the order.
C | Brian Schneider | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury
Philadelphia Phillies C Brian Schneider (ankle) and RP Raul Valdes (hip) will begin rehab assignments this week. Schneider will go to Class A Clearwater Tuesday, July 24, and Valdes will pitch at Double-A Reading Wednesday, July 25.
C | Buster Posey | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants C Buster Posey went 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBIs Monday, July 23.
C | Jonathan Lucroy | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Milwaukee Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy (hand) might come off the 15-day disabled list Thursday, July 26.
C | Wilin Rosario | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies C Wilin Rosario (ankle) is improved, but manager Jim Tracy held him out Monday, July 23, against the Arizona Diamondbacks because he didn't want Rosario to catch SP Jonathan Sanchez. The newest Rockies pitcher has struggled with his command, and Tracy was concerned that wildness could cause Rosario to re-injure the ankle, especially moving to his right.
C | Jesus Flores | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals C Jesus Flores (back) is out of the lineup for the second straight day Monday, July 23, and he didn't even take batting practice Sunday, July 22. C Sandy Leon is taking his place in the lineup. Flores was feeling better Monday and hopes to return soon.
OF | Grady Sizemore | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians OF Grady Sizemore (back, knees) is taking batting practice and throwing, but he can't run full speed. Sizemore had surgery on both knees last year and said his rehab from back surgery hit a snag a month ago. He remains optimistic he'll play this year. "I don't know what OK feels like," said Sizemore. "I can't rehab my back fully because of the knees and can't rehab my knees because of the back."
OF | Ichiro Suzuki | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Ichiro Suzuki singled up the middle and had a stolen base in his debut Monday, July 24, against his former team, the Seattle Mariners.
OF | Jason Bay | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said Monday, July 23, that OF Jason Bay will play Tuesday, July 24, against Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez, a left-hander. Collins said it was underdetermined if Bay would face SP Stephen Strasburg Wednesday, July 25.
OF | Corey Hart | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Corey Hart is the only Major Leaguer to start at least 40 games at first base without committing an error. Before this season, Hart played only two games at first base, and those starts came in 2006.
OF | Mike Trout | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout scored a run in his 15th consecutive game Monday, July 23, against the Kansas City Royals. It's the longest streak since St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday, then of the Colorado Rockies, scored in 15 straight in 2008.
OF | Raul Ibanez | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi plans to use OF Ichiro Suzuki in left field despite the fact that he's starting in right Monday, July 23, in his debut with the team. OFs Raul Ibanez and Andruw Jones will now platoon at designated hitter. Suzuki is hitting eighth in the lineup Monday.
OF | Lucas Duda | New York Mets | Transaction, Fantasy,
The New York Mets will option OF Lucas Duda to Triple-A Buffalo to make room for SP Matt Harvey on the active roster.
OF | Roger Bernadina | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
The Washington Nationals will use a platoon situation in center field between OFs Roger Bernadina and Tyler Moore until OF Jayson Werth (wrist) returns from the disabled list. Moore will play against left-handed pitchers, with Bernadina facing righties. OF Corey Brown will come off the bench.
OF | Shane Victorino | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies OF Shane Victorino (elbow) left the game early Monday, July 23, with a right elbow contusion. He was hit by a pitch while swinging and striking out.
OF | Nick Swisher | New York Yankees | Fantasy
The New York Yankees are unlikely to re-sign OF Nick Swisher after this season, especially if OF Ichiro Suzuki plays well for the remainder of this season.
OF | Kirk Nieuwenhuis | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets OF Lucas Duda is in danger of being demoted to Triple-A Buffalo in order to make room on the roster for SP Matt Harvey. OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis is another candidate to be optioned. INF Jordany Valdespin started in place of Duda in right field for the first time in his career Monday, July 23. Valdespin is expected to receive a serious look against right-handed pitching. Duda is 2-for-22 in his last 10 games and Nieuwenhuis is 3-for-18 over that time.
OF | Scott Hairston | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said the team is unlikely to become sellers before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. However, they're also unlikely to become aggressive buyers this year, and there is a good chance that they won't make any major moves. Alderson thinks it may be more beneficial to hang onto OF Scott Hairston and RP Tim Byrdak.
OF | Dewayne Wise | New York Yankees | Transaction
The New York Yankees have designated OF Dewayne Wise for assignment.
OF | Chris Denorfia | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Chris Denorfia (shoulder) didn't play Sunday, July 22, due to a sore shoulder.
OF | Giancarlo Stanton | Miami Marlins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton (knee) and 3B Hanley Ramirez (hand) took batting practice before the team's game Monday, July 23.
OF | Mike Baxter | New York Mets | Injury
New York Mets OF Mike Baxter (collarbone) will continue his rehab assignment with Triple-A Buffalo and could be able to return to the team at some point this weekend.
OF | Jose Constanza | Atlanta Braves | Transaction
The Atlanta Braves have recalled OF Jose Constanza from Triple-A Gwinnett. The team is expected to send P Luis Avilan or P Anthony Varvaro down to open up the roster spot.
OF | Bryce Harper | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (back) has been receiving treatment for a sore back, but manager Davey Johnson said Harper is fine now. Harper has just one extra-base hit and is 8-for-42 (.190) since the All-Star break. Opposing pitchers are feeding him more soft stuff away in an effort to slow him down, and it's been working.
OF | Carlos Quentin | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
As part of San Diego Padres OF Carlos Quentin's three-year, $27 million deal, the outfielder has a no-trade clause. He will make $9.5 million in each of the next two years and $8 million in 2015. There is a $10 million mutual option for the 2016 season with a $3 million buyout if he has 320 starts or more from 2013 to 2015.
OF | Justin Upton | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
The New York Yankees are looking at Philadelphia Phillies OF Shane Victorino, Arizona Diamondbacks OF Justin Upton and Minnesota Twins OF Denard Span with OF Brett Gardner (elbow) out for the season. A rival executive said the Yanks "are in on everybody." The Phillies and D-backs aren't close to trading away Victorino and Upton, and Upton can block a trade to New York. The Twins are "asking for a ton" for Span.
SP | Edinson Volquez | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
The San Diego Padres intend to keep SP Edinson Volquez.
SP | Jon Lester | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester will remain in the rotation, and his next turn is Saturday, July 28.
SP | Ryan Dempster | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs SP Ryan Dempster gave preliminary indications that he would accept a trade to the Atlanta Braves. However, he was unhappy that he learned of a trade through the media and felt blindsided. He's scheduled to pitch Wednesday, July 25, so a resolution should come soon.
SP | Tim Stauffer | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres SP Tim Stauffer (elbow) threw his first bullpen session Monday, July 23, and will throw another Wednesday, July 25. If he makes it through OK, he'll go to Class A Peoria to continue his rehab.
SP | Barry Enright | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Transaction
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim acquired SP Barry Enright from the Arizona Diamondbacks for a player to be named or cash. He'll report to Triple-A Salt Lake.
SP | Mat Latos | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds SP Mat Latos (ankle) sprained his left ankle in his start Monday, July 23, but said he felt fine after the game.
SP | Erik Bedard | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Erik Bedard allowed an earned run on two hits and struck out 11 in seven innings in his loss to the Chicago Cubs Tuesday, July 24.
SP | Jeff Samardzija | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs SP Jeff Samardzija allowed one hit and struck out five over eight shutout innings to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates Monday, July 23.
SP | Dylan Bundy | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said Monday, July 23, that he doesn't foresee dealing away top prospects like SP Dylan Bundy or SS Manny Machado in a deal leading up to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
SP | Josh Johnson | Miami Marlins | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Miami Marlins are expected to keep SP Josh Johnson (blister), especially now that the team has dealt SP Anibal Sanchez, according to a person familiar with the team's thinking. Johnson is signed through next season, and a blister on his finger likely would scare teams off right now anyway.
SP | Shaun Marcum | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Milwaukee Brewers SP Shaun Marcum (elbow) will throw a bullpen session in Philadelphia Tuesday, July 24. He is making his way back from right elbow tightness. "Big day for Shaun tomorrow," manager Ron Roenicke said. "That'll be good to see where he is. He's felt really good playing catch, and it'll be nice to get him back on the mound."
SP | Drew Pomeranz | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy,
Colorado Rockies SP Drew Pomeranz (biceps) will miss his scheduled start Tuesday, July 24, but he is likely to start over the weekend against Cincinnati Reds.
SP | Jhoulys Chacin | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy,
Colorado Rockies SP Jhoulys Chacin (pectoral) threw a bullpen session Monday, July 23, and did not report any problems. The next step is for Chacin to head out for a minor-league rehab assignment, although the exact date and affiliate have not been determined. Chacin will have a 30-day window when his rehab begins.
SP | Johan Santana | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets SP Johan Santana (ankle) has posted a 6.54 ERA while allowing 53 hits in just 42 2/3 innings since his no-hitter June 1. On that historic night, he threw a career-high 134 pitches, and he seems to have really struggled ever since.
SP | Jacob Turner | Miami Marlins | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Miami Marlins have assigned SP Jacob Turner to Triple-A New Orleans. He was acquired from the Detroit Tigers as part of the SP Anibal Sanchez trade Monday, July 23.
SP | Wade LeBlanc | Miami Marlins | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Miami Marlins are expected to move RP Wade LeBlanc from the bullpen to the rotation, filling the spot of SP Anibal Sanchez, who was traded to the Detroit Tigers Monday, July 23.
SP | Joel Pineiro | Baltimore Orioles | Injury,
Baltimore Orioles SP Joel Pineiro (shoulder) will undergo surgery to repair a superior labral tear from anterior to posterior Tuesday, July 24, and the team is unsure what his timetable for recovery will be until after the surgery. P Stu Pomeranz (oblique) will visit with a doctor Tuesday to see if he will be activated from the 60-day disabled list.
SP | Colby Lewis | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Texas Rangers SP Colby Lewis (elbow) will have surgery to fix a torn flexor tendon in his right elbow later this week, and he'll miss the rest of the season.
SP | Matt Garza | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy,
Chicago Cubs SP Matt Garza (triceps) felt better Monday, July 23, but will likely be skipped in the rotation for at least one start. SP Travis Wood will likely make the start Friday, July 27, in his place. "Garza is better today - there's some improvement," manager Dale Sveum said. "(His arm is) not quite extendable, but he doesn't seem to be concerned about it. I think (Tuesday) will be the big day to do the evaluation. That's when we'll have to make some decisions and line up stuff." Garza won't throw a bullpen session Tuesday, July 24. Garza isn't worried that he'll land on the disabled list.
SP | Daisuke Matsuzaka | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox RP Scott Atchison (forearm) played long toss and threw 25 pitches from flat ground Monday, July 23. He'll throw off a bullpen mound Wednesday, July 25. SP Daisuke Matsuzaka (neck) will also throw a bullpen session Wednesday.
SP | Roy Oswalt | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Roy Oswalt (back) received an injection for his ailing back Monday, July 23, and he's optimistic that he'll make his next start.
SP | Jeff Karstens | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy,
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Karstens is 3-0 with a 0.82 ERA in his last three starts with C Mike McKenry behind the plate. Karstens allowed four runs in seven innings in his lone start with C Rod Barajas doing the catching. It wouldn't be surprising to see McKenry catch Karstens down the road.
SP | Jair Jurrjens | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy,
Atlanta Braves SP Jair Jurrjens would be out of a rotation spot if the team acquires Chicago Cubs SP Ryan Dempster. Jurrjens has a 7.04 ERA in 10 starts this year after allowing six runs in 2 1/3 innings in his latest start against the Washington Nationals Sunday, July 22.
SP | Randall Delgado | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Chicago Cubs SP Ryan Dempster and the team are refuting an earlier report that he was traded to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for SP Randall Delgado. "I don't want to talk about speculation," Dempster said. He is planning to make his next scheduled start against the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday, July 25.
SP | D.J. Mitchell | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy,
The Seattle Mariners received cash considerations along with Ps Danny Farquhar and D.J. Mitchell in exchange for OF Ichiro Suzuki. Both Farquhar and Mitchell will report to Triple-A Tacoma.
SP | John Danks | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Chicago White Sox SP John Danks (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session Tuesday, July 24.
SP | Martin Perez | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Martin Perez will enter the rotation and make the start against the Boston Red Sox Tuesday, July 24. It will be his third start of the season.
SP | Zack Greinke | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy,
The Milwaukee Brewers have informed teams they are not ready to trade SP Zack Greinke, as they're waiting to hear his response to their contract extension offer of five years and over $100 million. The Atlanta Braves are expected to try to sign Greinke in the offseason if he turns down the Brew Crew's offer and isn't traded.
SP | Rick Porcello | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy,
A scout who watched Detroit Tigers SP Rick Porcello pitch Saturday, July 21, said it's the best Porcello has looked since his rookie season.
SP | Alex White | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy,
Colorado Rockies SP Alex White is the favorite to be recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs to make a spot start for SP Drew Pomeranz (biceps) against the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday, July 24. Ps Edwar Cabrera and Carlos Torres are other options to start.
SP | Gavin Floyd | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
The Chicago White Sox have activated SP Gavin Floyd (elbow) from the 15-day disabled list. He is scheduled to start Monday, July 23.
SP | Chien-Ming Wang | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Chien-Ming Wang (hip) will make another rehab start with Double-A Harrisburg Monday, July 23.
SP | Chad Billingsley | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy,
The Los Angeles Dodgers activated SP Chad Billingsley (elbow) from the 15-day disabled list Monday, July 23.
SP | Donnie Veal | Chicago White Sox | Transaction,
The Chicago White Sox optioned RP Donnie Veal to the minors Sunday, July 22.
SP | Dylan Axelrod | Chicago White Sox | Transaction,
The Chicago White Sox optioned SP Dylan Axelrod to the minors Saturday, July 21.
SP | Dan Haren | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Dan Haren (back) touched 90 mph with his fastball and hovered around 88 mph during his first start back from the disabled list Sunday, July 22, and he had good life on his splitter. Haren pitched six strong innings and helped his team beat the Texas Rangers. He said his fastball mechanics still aren't right, though. "I'm only going to get better," Haren said.
SP | James Shields | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy,
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are scouting the Tampa Bay Rays as they search for a way to improve their pitching. Recent reports of the Angels trading 2B Howard Kendrick and SP Garrett Richards for Rays SP James Shields and 2B Ben Zobrist were overblown. The Angels will also look at Chicago Cubs SPs Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza, Milwaukee Brewers SP Zack Greinke and Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels.
RP | Alexi Ogando | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
The Texas Rangers have talked about possibly moving RP Alexi Ogando back into the starting rotation.
RP | Frank Francisco | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets RP Frank Francisco (knee) has been scratched from his minor-league rehab appearance with Class A Brooklyn Tuesday, July 24, due to discomfort in his right knee. Francisco received a cortisone shot to relieve the discomfort.
RP | Neftali Feliz | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Neftali Feliz (elbow) will throw 60 pitches in three or four innings in his next scheduled minor-league rehab start for Triple-A Round Rock Tuesday, July 24.
RP | Brian Broderick | Washington Nationals | Transaction, Free Agents,
The Washington Nationals sign free-agent P Brian Broderick (Cardinals) Monday, July 23. He is expected to join Double-A Harrisburg soon.
RP | Pedro Beato | New York Mets | Transaction,
The New York Mets optioned RP Pedro Beato to Triple-A Buffalo Monday, July 23. He was roughed up for four earned runs, four hits and a walk while retiring just one batter Monday against the Washington Nationals.
RP | Randy Choate | Miami Marlins | Free Agents, Fantasy,
The Miami Marlins are expected to deal RP Randy Choate, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after this season.
RP | Andrew Bailey | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, barring any setbacks, Boston Red Sox RP Andrew Bailey (thumb) will head out for a minor-league rehab assignment after his batting practice session Wednesday, July 25. The assignment is likely to be six or seven appearances before he is consider for activation from the 15-day disabled list.
RP | Adam Russell | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents,
The Atlanta Braves released RP Adam Russell Sunday, July 22.
RP | Josh Wall | Los Angeles Dodgers | Transaction,
The Los Angeles Dodgers optioned RP Josh Wall to Triple-A Albuquerque Monday, July 23.
RP | Juan Oviedo | Miami Marlins | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Miami Marlins activated RP Juan Oviedo (elbow) from the restricted list Monday, July 23, and placed him on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow sprain.
RP | Huston Street | San Diego Padres | Fantasy,
San Diego Padres RP Huston Street has not allowed a run in 13 2/3 innings and hitters are 2-for-42 (.048) against him during that time. He's given up three walks and has fanned 20, for an on-base percentage of .111. Street has given up a run only twice during a save situation this year. Opponents are hitting .107 against him this year, and he's striking out 12.1 hitters per nine innings. The Padres are 35-0 when leading after eight innings this season.
RP | Francisco Rodriguez | Milwaukee Brewers | Transaction, Fantasy,
Milwaukee Brewers SPs Zack Greinke and Randy Wolf, RP Francisco Rodriguez and C George Kottaras are all options to be traded before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
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