1B | Neftali Soto | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Transaction,
The Cincinnati Reds optioned 3B Neftali Soto to Triple-A Louisville Tuesday, July 23, and transferred RP Sean Marshall (shoulder) from the 15-day to 60-day disabled list.
1B | Steve Pearce | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 1B Steve Pearce (wrist0 is preparing to go out on a rehab assignment in the next day or so.
2B | Gordon Beckham | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Tuesday, July 23, that it would be another few days before the team decides whether or not to place 2B Gordon Beckham (wrist) on the 15-day disabled list. "I mean, Gordon can probably go out there if you need him to do so," Ventura said. "But this is more about getting him completely healthy."
2B | Omar Infante | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers 2B Omar Infante (ankle) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Class A West Michigan Wednesday, July 24. "And if he thinks he's OK and everything, he could possibly join us this weekend. That's the scenario we're hoping for," manager Jim Leyland said Tuesday, July 23.
2B | Neil Walker | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Pirates activated 2B Neil Walker (oblique) from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, July 23.
2B | Dustin Pedroia | Boston Red Sox | Transaction, Fantasy
The Boston Red Sox agreed to a seven-year, $100 million deal with 2B Dustin Pedroia Tuesday, July 23. The contract will run from 2015 to 2021 and includes a full no-trade clause. He'll make $10 million this year and another $10 million in 2014. He has an $11 million club option in 2015, with a $500,000 buyout.
SS | Elvis Andrus | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers SS Elvis Andrus picked up his 20th stolen base of the season Monday, July 22, making him the first player in franchise history to steal 20 or more bags in five consecutive seasons.
SS | Joaquin Arias | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants SS Joaquin Arias (appendectomy) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Fresno Wednesday, July 24, according to the team.
SS | Clint Barmes | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said SS Clint Barmes has earned his way into more playing time at shortstop.
SS | Chris Valaika | Miami Marlins | Injury, Transaction,
The Miami Marlins recalled SS Chris Valaika (wrist) from his rehab assignment and designated him for assignment Tuesday, July 23, and transferred 1B Casey Kotchman (rib cage) and SP Alex Sanabia (groin) to the 60-day disabled list in corresponding moves.
3B | Luis Cruz | New York Yankees | Injury, Transaction
New York Yankees INF Luis Cruz (knee) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right knee. 3B David Adams was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre.
3B | Alex Rodriguez | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez doesn't plan on striking a deal with the league in order to lessen a possible suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis case, according to two people close with Rodriguez. The league is trying to suspend Rodriguez for 100 games, but he remains determined to play again this year and fight any doping charges against him. Rodriguez doesn't view Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun's case as a comparison to his.
3B | Miguel Cabrera | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera (hip) is not in the lineup Tuesday, July 23, but manager Jim Leyland said there is no update on Cabrera's condition. Cabrera is dealing with a sore left hip flexor.
3B | Brandon Inge | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction
The Pittsburgh Pirates designated 3B Brandon Inge for assignment Tuesday, July 23.
C | Joe Mauer | Minnesota Twins | Transaction, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins C Joe Mauer was placed on the paternity list, and C Drew Butera was recalled from Triple-A Rochester.
C | Matt Wieters | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles C Matt Wieters (rest) got the day off Tuesday, July 23, against the Kansas City Royals. "We talked about it a couple days ago, where we were going to go. Just thought this was a good fit. I knew he was going to get a day off through this road trip because the schedule is, as usual, not as (it) should be," manager Buck Showalter said.
C | Ryan Hanigan | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds C Ryan Hanigan (wrist) remains on track to come off the 15-day disabled list Thursday, July 25, when he is eligible.
OF | Yoenis Cespedes | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes (wrist) is back in the lineup Wednesday, July 24.
OF | Josh Hamilton | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton (ankle) received a cortisone injection in his right ankle and will not play Wednesday, July 24.
OF | Leonys Martin | Texas Rangers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington wanted to give OFs Leonys Martin and David Murphy the night off Tuesday, July 23. OFs Engel Beltre and Craig Gentry started in their place.
OF | Oswaldo Arcia | Minnesota Twins | Transaction, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Oswaldo Arcia was pulled from his game Tuesday, July 23, for Triple-A Rochester, and it is expected he will re-join the big club while C Joe Mauer (personal) is away from the team.
OF | Daniel Alvarez | Baltimore Orioles | Free Agents, Fantasy,
The Baltimore Orioles are waiting to receive a few more results from free-agent OF Daniel Alvarez's physical before officially announcing his signing. He took a physical in Baltimore Monday, July 22, after agreeing to terms on an $800,000 signing bonus. He defected from Cuba last summer and played professionally in Mexico before being declared a free agent in January.
OF | Nolan Reimold | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Orioles OF Nolan Reimold (neck) is not expected to be a full-go at the start of spring training next year after undergoing a corrective surgery to fuse two vertebrae in his neck.
OF | Marcell Ozuna | Miami Marlins | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Miami Marlins OF Marcell Ozuna (thumb) was back in Miami having his left thumb examined. The injury could potentially force him to be placed on the 15-day disabled list.
OF | Peter Bourjos | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Peter Bourjos (wrist) is hoping to be cleared to resume swinging a bat Saturday, July 27.
OF | Seth Smith | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Seth Smith has only seven hits in his last 53 at-bats over 16 games to drop his average to a season-low .255, and he said his timing has been off at the plate. "I'm working to get back where I've been most of the season," he said. "My swing is fine, but my timing is a little messed up, and timing hurts the most – if it's your swing that's the problem, you can fake it. If your timing is messed up, it's hard to fake and keep your head above water."
OF | Carlos Quentin | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Carlos Quentin (wrist) is out of the lineup with a sore right wrist Tuesday, July 23, but the injury doesn't seem serious.
OF | Hunter Pence | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
The San Francisco Giants have shown no interest in getting rid of OF Hunter Pence before the non-waiver trade deadline.
OF | Matt Kemp | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp's (ankle) ankle remains swollen, and he's out of the lineup again Tuesday, July 23.
OF | Wil Myers | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Wil Myers (wrist) is back in the starting lineup Tuesday, July 23, and is hitting cleanup.
OF | Christian Yelich | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins OF Christian Yelich will start in left field and OF Jake Marisnick will be the team's starting center fielder. "These are two guys who definitely are going to improve our defense in the outfield," manager Mike Redmond said. "Jake plays a great center field, and Yelich too. I think those guys will bring excitement and hopefully another boost of energy to this team and this lineup."
OF | Alfonso Soriano | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy,
The Chicago Cubs are expected to pick up a large portion of OF Alfonso Soriano's remaining salary if he is traded before the deadline. Soriano is making $17 million this season and is due $18 million next year. The Cubs have scouted New York Yankees P Chase Whitley as a player they are interested in receiving in a package for Soriano.
OF | Khris Davis | Milwaukee Brewers | Transaction, Fantasy
The Milwaukee Brewers recalled OF Khris Davis from the minors Tuesday, July 23.
SP | Jake Peavy | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
The St. Louis Cardinals have emerged as a suitor for Chicago White Sox SP Jake Peavy.
SP | Colby Lewis | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Colby Lewis (elbow) allowed three runs and five hits over three innings in his second minor-league rehab start Monday, July 22, for Double-A Frisco. He is hopeful of making his third rehab outing with Triple-A Round Rock this season. "I think I'm just building up arm strength still and definitely have got to start limiting pitching per inning and trying to get quicker out," Lewis said.
SP | Matt Harrison | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) threw 60 pitches in a bullpen session Monday, July 22, and he will throw batting practice Wednesday, July 24, for the first time since hitting the 15-day disabled list. Harrison feels he is ahead of schedule, and might be able to return in mid-August.
SP | Tony Cingrani | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds SPs Tony Cingrani and Greg Reynolds, the two pitchers from the doubleheader Tuesday, July 23, against the San Francisco Giants, are candidates to start Sunday, July 28, against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
SP | Jason Vargas | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jason Vargas (armpit) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, July 23, and RP Sean Burnett (elbow) will do the same step Wednesday, July 24.
SP | Alex Cobb | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Rays SP Alex Cobb (finger, concussion) left his rehab start early with a blister on his right index finger Tuesday, July 23.
SP | Jason Marquis | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy,
San Diego Padres SP Jason Marquis (elbow) has a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow, and he'll need to have Tommy John surgery.
SP | Tommy Hanson | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy,
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim activated SP Tommy Hanson (forearm) from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, July 23. Also, SS Brendan Harris cleared waivers and chose free agency.
SP | Clay Buchholz | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (shoulder) was told that he may not pitch again this year if he rushes back by Dr. James Andrews. There is no timetable for his return, but it could be a month or more before he can come back. "The rotator cuff looks good, the labrum looks good," Buchholz said. "(Andrews) actually said that being 28 and throwing as many pitches that I have over my lifetime, he thought my shoulder looked a lot better than he expected it to. That's definitely a good thing for me to hear, takes some weight off my shoulders." Buchholz is dealing with bursitis in his shoulder, or inflammation of the bursa sac. He said he initially rushed himself back. He's able to throw with "moderate intensity" from 90 feet, but the team will be cautious in bringing him along.
SP | Brett Anderson | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics SP Brett Anderson (foot) will throw roughly 50 pitches during a bullpen session Wednesday, July 24, and he's likely to go on a rehab assignment shortly after that.
SP | Joe Kelly | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals SP Joe Kelly is expected to start against the Atlanta Braves Saturday, July 27.
SP | Shaun Marcum | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy,
The New York Mets will release SP Shaun Marcum.
SP | Matt Garza | Texas Rangers | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Texas Rangers optioned Ps Cory Burns and Joseph Ortiz to Triple-A Round Rock Tuesday, July 23, to make room on the roster for SPs Matt Garza and Alexi Ogando.
SP | Yusmeiro Petit | San Francisco Giants | Transaction,
The San Francisco Giants recalled P Yusmeiro Petit from the minors Tuesday, July 23, and optioned RP George Kontos to Triple-A Fresno in a corresponding move.
SP | Ross Detwiler | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Ross Detwiler (back) will travel to see a back specialist, and it could be a while before he can rejoin the team.
SP | Chris Carpenter | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter (shoulder) felt more numbness in his hand over the weekend and will visit with doctors Tuesday, July 23. It's unknown when he will throw again.
SP | Zack Wheeler | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler (finger), who was dealing with a blister problem, won't have his start pushed back to Friday, July 26.
SP | Jenrry Mejia | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets SP Jenrry Mejia will be recalled to start the first game of the team's doubleheader Friday, July 26, against the Washington Nationals.
SP | Eric Surkamp | San Francisco Giants | Transaction, Fantasy,
The San Francisco Giants recalled SP Eric Surkamp from Triple-A Fresno Tuesday, July 23.
SP | Erasmo Ramirez | Seattle Mariners | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Seattle Mariners recalled SP Erasmo Ramirez from Double-A Everett Tuesday, July 23.
SP | Zach McAllister | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Cleveland Indians activated SP Zach McAllister (finger) from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, July 23, and optioned P C.C. Lee to Triple-A Columbus in a corresponding move.
RP | Jesse Crain | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Chicago White Sox RP Jesse Crain (shoulder) threw off a mound Tuesday, July 23, for the first time since landing on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 30, due to a strained right shoulder. Crain threw 33 pitches of just fastballs and changeups, and reported feeling good after the session. He is scheduled to throw on the side again Thursday, July 25, and might return to game action as soon as Sunday, July 28.
RP | Joe Nathan | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers RP Joe Nathan posted his 329th career save Monday, July 23, against the New York Yankees, pulling into a tie for 12th place on the Major League Baseball all-time list with former Texas Rangers RP Francisco Cordero. With his next save, he'll move into a tie for 11th place with former Rangers RP John Wetteland.
RP | Jonathan Broxton | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds RP Jonathan Broxton (elbow) threw a bullpen session Monday, July 22, and he will throw another Wednesday, July 24. His outing Monday included fastballs and breaking balls, which is encouraging because he wouldn't be throwing breaking balls unless his fastballs were of a certain quality.
RP | Francisco Rodriguez | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Milwaukee Brewers traded RP Francisco Rodriguez to the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday, July 23, in exchange for INF Nick Delmonico.
RP | Jim Henderson | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Baltimore Orioles acquired RP Francisco Rodriguez from the Milwaukee Brewers Tuesday, July 23, in exchange for INF Nick Delmonico. Also, the Orioles moved OF Nolan Reimold (neck) to the 60-day disabled list in a corresponding move.
RP | Luke Hochevar | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy,
The Boston Red Sox have been scouting Kansas City Royals P Luke Hochevar, but have not engaged the Royals in trade talks, according to sources. The Royals, however, aren't ready to sell off important pieces such as SP Ervin Santana. "Our philosophy isn't going to change just because we're six games under (.500)," general manager Dayton Moore said. "We're not going to back off."
RP | Jason Grilli | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy,
The Pittsburgh Pirates are expecting RP Jason Grilli (forearm) to need seven to 10 days to recovery from his forearm injury.
RP | Carlos Marmol | Los Angeles Dodgers | Transaction,
The Los Angeles Dodgers recalled RP Carlos Marmol from the minors Tuesday, July 23, and optioned RP Juan Dominguez in a corresponding move.
RP | Pedro Strop | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy,
Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum said over the weekend that RP Pedro Strop could be thrust into the closer role if and when RP Kevin Gregg is traded this month. "He's obviously one of the higher candidates just because he's pitched in high-profile games already in the big leagues," said Sveum of Strop, who pitched well in two playoff games for the Baltimore Orioles last fall. Strop hasn't allowed a run in eight outings with the Cubs since being traded July 2.
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