1B | Cyle Hankerd | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Transaction
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim signed free-agent 1B Cyle Hankerd (White Sox) to a minor league deal Monday, July 22.
1B | Paul Konerko | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Chicago White Sox officially activated 1B Paul Konerko (back) from the 15-day disabled list Monday, July 22.
2B | Chris Getz | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Royals 2B Chris Getz (knee) is not being limited just two days after injuring his left knee. Manager Ned Yost said Getz could have started the game Monday, July 22, but he opted to go with INF Miguel Tejada "because of matchups." It appears that Getz avoided a potentially serious injury.
2B | Neil Walker | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker (oblique) will likely return from the disabled list and play Tuesday, July 23. He's scheduled to be examined by doctors Monday, July 22, after a three-game rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis. "I feel good," Walker said. "I had no problems, no setbacks. I took a lot of normal swings. The more I swung, the better it felt. That was very encouraging." 3B Brandon Inge could be released or 3B Josh Harrison could be sent down to make room for Walker.
2B | Josh Rutledge | Colorado Rockies | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Colorado Rockies optioned 2B Josh Rutledge to the minors Monday, July 22, to make room on the roster for SP Drew Pomeranz.
2B | Gordon Beckham | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 2B Gordon Beckham (wrist) is not in the lineup again Monday, July 22, and he's unsure if he can avoid the disabled list. He will rest for at least the next two days.
2B | Justin Turner | New York Mets | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Mets activated 2B Justin Turner (intercostal) from the 15-day disabled list Monday, July 22.
SS | Yunel Escobar | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays SS Yunel Escobar (hamstring) said he is back in the lineup Monday, July 22.
3B | Miguel Cabrera | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Detroit Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera (hip) left the team's game Monday, July 22 with a sore hip. Cabrera is considered day-to-day.
3B | Alex Rodriguez | New York Yankees | Fantasy
A source said that the evidence regarding Biogenesis in relation to New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez is "far beyond" what owner Anthony Bosch gave the league regarding Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun. Braun was suspended for the rest of the season Monday, July 22.
3B | Mike Olt | Chicago Cubs | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Chicago Cubs traded SP Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers Monday, July 22, in exchange for 3B Mike Olt, SP Justin Grimm, P C.J. Edwards and a player to be named.
C | Travis d'Arnaud | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets C Travis d'Arnaud (foot) has been cleared to resume playing in minor league games later this week, according to a club source. He'll run the bases Tuesday, July 23, and Wednesday, July 24, before playing in a game Thursday, July 25. He's expected to play for Single-A St. Lucie before rejoining the Pacific Coast League.
OF | Jayson Werth | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth has been vastly productive over the last two seasons in injury-reduced time. Over 620 plate appearances, he has hit .300 with 19 homers, 70 RBI, 30 doubles, a .377 on-base percentage and a .847 on-base-plus-slugging percentage.
OF | Christian Yelich | Miami Marlins | Transaction, Fantasy
The Miami Marlins optioned INF Derek Dietrich and OF Marcell Ozuna to Double-A Jacksonville and will call up OF Christian Yelich and OF Jake Marisnick.
OF | Alfonso Soriano | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
The New York Yankees are close to acquiring Chicago Cubs OF Alfonso Soriano for a mid-level prospect. The Cubs will pay most of what's left on Soriano's deal.
OF | Matt Kemp | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp's (ankle) X-Rays came back negative Monday, July 22.
OF | Mike Morse | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Mike Morse (quadriceps) will start his rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma Monday, July 22, as the designated hitter.
OF | Josh Hamilton | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton (ankle) was scratched from the lineup Monday, July 22, after his ankle "locked up on him" after the game Sunday, July 21. He is listed as day-to-day.
OF | Gorkys Hernandez | Kansas City Royals | Transaction
The Kansas City Royals acquired OF Gorkys Hernandez from the Miami Marlins Monday, July 22, in exchange for SS Alex McClure. Hernandez was assigned to Triple-A Omaha.
OF | Lucas Duda | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets OF Lucas Duda (intercostal) is expected to play in rehab games later this week.
OF | Yasiel Puig | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (ankle) will have precautionary X-rays on his ankle Monday, July 22. The team doesn't think he has any fractures.
OF | Ryan Braun | Milwaukee Brewers | Transaction, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun has been suspended for the remainder of the 2013 season without pay for violations of baseball's drug program. Braun has accepted the penalty and will not appeal the suspension. Braun's suspension will take place immediately, meaning he'll be suspended for the final 65 games of the season.
OF | B.J. Upton | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves OF B.J. Upton (adductor) did some running Monday, July 22, but he won't be able to come off the disabled list when he's eligible this weekend. Upton will first go on a rehab assignment.
OF | Wil Myers | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Wil Myers (wrist) is not playing Monday, July 22.
OF | Yoenis Cespedes | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes (wrist) isn't in the lineup Monday, July 22, but he said he was feeling better after taking batting practice.
OF | Eugenio Velez | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents,
The Toronto Blue Jays released SP Claudio Vargas and OF Eugenio Velez from Triple-A Buffalo Monday, July 22.
OF | Carlos Beltran | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Carlos Beltran (soreness) took the day off due to general soreness Sunday, July 21, but he thought he could have played in the game.
SP | Matt Garza | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Matt Garza is expected to make his debut with the club Wednesday, July 24.
SP | Felipe Paulino | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals SP Felipe Paulino (shoulder, elbow) tossed 25 pain-free pitches during live batting practice Monday, July 22. He'll next throw two simulated innings Thursday, July 25, and he could throw three simulated innings July 30.
SP | Tyler Skaggs | Arizona Diamondbacks | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Arizona Diamondbacks recalled SP Tyler Skaggs from the minors Monday, July 22, and optioned RP Eury De La Rosa in a corresponding move.
SP | Tyson Ross | San Diego Padres | Fantasy,
San Diego Padres SPs Tyson Ross and Sean O'Sullivan are joining the team's starting rotation. Ross will start Tuesday, July 23, and O'Sullivan will take the mound against the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday, July 24.
SP | Jason Marquis | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy,
San Diego Padres SP Jason Marquis (elbow) is dealing with serious ligament damage to his right ulnar collateral ligament, according to manager Bud Black.
SP | Brett Anderson | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics SP Brett Anderson (foot) threw a 25-30 pitch bullpen session Monday, July 22, and didn't encounter any setbacks.
SP | Kyle Lohse | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy,
The Milwaukee Brewers would need to be blown away by a deal in order to trade SP Kyle Lohse, and they don't view the San Francisco Giants as a good match.
SP | Franklin Morales | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Franklin Morales (pectoral) threw in the bullpen Monday, July 22, and is hoping to start a rehab assignment next week.
SP | Paul Maholm | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Atlanta Braves placed SP Paul Maholm (wrist) on the 15-day disabled with a left wrist contusion Monday, July 22. SP Alex Wood will start the game Thursday, July 25.
SP | Clay Buchholz | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (shoulder) will continue his throwing program after Dr. James Andrews confirmed that Buchholz isn't dealing with structural damage. There is still no timetable for his return.
SP | Wily Peralta | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy,
Milwaukee Brewers SP Wily Peralta is very comfortable pitching to C Martin Maldonado from their time together in the minors and because of their ability to speak in Spanish. Maldonado got the starting nod behind the plate over C Jonathan Lucroy Sunday, July 21, with Peralta on the bump. Peralta allowed two hits over eight innings against the Miami Marlins for his fourth straight excellent outing. "He has (top-of-rotation) ability," manager Ron Roenicke said. "The difference is going to be the mental side of it. Is he able to really run his own ballgame? Is he able to bounce back when he has a bad inning? The good ones, they all do it."
Peralta's recent success has been attributed to better control and the fact that he's also been able to control him emotions while pitching. He recorded most of his seven strikeouts Sunday on his slider, and he kept his 96 mph heater down in the zone. Roenicke doesn't expect Maldonado to be Peralta's personal catcher forever, however, but it appears the club will use that arrangement for the time being.
SP | Yu Darvish | Texas Rangers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Texas Rangers activated SP Yu Darvish (shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list Monday, July 22.
SP | Matt Harrison | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) tossed a 45-pitch bullpen session Saturday, July 20, and will throw 60 to 65 pitches Monday, July 22. He'll then move to batting practice Wednesday, July 24. "My goal is the end of August or early September, but if things go good, maybe we can speed that up," Harrison said.
SP | Tommy Hanson | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Tommy Hanson (forearm) will come off the 15-day disabled list to start against the Minnesota Twins Tuesday, July 23.
SP | Greg Reynolds | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds SP Greg Reynolds will be called up to start one of the games of a doubleheader against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, July 23.
RP | Mark Melancon | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Mark Melancon will close while CL Jason Grilli (forearm) is out.
RP | Jason Grilli | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Pirates RP Jason Grilli (forearm) left the team's game Monday, July 22 with right forearm discomfort. Grilli will be reevaluated Tuesday, July 23.
RP | Greg Burke | New York Mets | Transaction,
The New York Mets optioned RP Greg Burke to the minors Monday, July 22.
RP | Andrew Bailey | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox RP Andrew Bailey (shoulder) will undergo season-ending surgery on his right shoulder Wednesday, July 24, to fix a torn capsule, damage to his labrum and a strain of one of the muscles of his rotator cuff. The estimated recovery time is 12 months.
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