1B | Lance Berkman | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers 1B Lance Berkman (hip) is considering retirement while dealing with a left hip injury. Berkman has resumed hitting the last four days, and he said his surgically repaired right knee is feeling much better, but he hasn't played in a game in three weeks.
1B | Yonder Alonso | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres 1B Yonder Alonso worked on his swing during the All-Star break instead of returning home to be with family. He has a .381 average and a .458 on-base percentage in the first six games of the second half of the season, and Alonso said he's making progress with his swing.
2B | Omar Infante | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers 2B Omar Infante (ankle) left his rehab game Thursday, July 25, after suffering continued soreness in his left ankle.
2B | Gordon Beckham | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 2B Gordon Beckham (wrist) was out for the fifth straight game Thursday, July 25, but he could return Friday, July 26.
SS | Zack Cozart | Cincinnati Reds | Injury
Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart (hip) was not in the starting lineup for the third straight game Thursday, July 25, because of a sore left hip. Manager Dusty Baker said Cozart could play Friday, July 26.
SS | Derek Jeter | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter (quadriceps) ran the bases and didn't suffer any setbacks Thursday, July 25. He is hoping to return from the disabled list Saturday, July 27. Jeter also took batting practice Thursday. "I feel good," Jeter said. "That's the only thing I can say; I feel good. I don't feel (pain in) my leg, which is good. Now, it's up to them. I don't know what they have planned." Manager Joe Girardi said it would be a surprise if Jeter returns Saturday.
3B | Brett Lawrie | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said 3B Brett Lawrie will only play third base from now on.
3B | Alex Rodriguez | New York Yankees | Fantasy
The New York Yankees are considering disciplining 3B Alex Rodriguez (quadriceps, hip) for seeking a second medical opinion without following the procedures in the leagues collective bargaining agreement. The Yankees could fine Rodriguez for the breach of protocol.
3B | Will Middlebrooks | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said the team is in no rush to recall 3B Will Middlebrooks, who had his third straight two hit game for Triple-A Pawtucket Wednesday, July 24. "We have no time frame on it," Cherington said. "He's a talented player and we know we're going to need more talented players before the year is out. So I think that opportunity exists, but there's nothing planned. He's doing everything we asked him to do when he went down." 3B Jose Iglesias is 9-for-52 (.173) with nine singles and no walks in his last 14 games.
C | John Jaso | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Oakland Athletics placed C John Jaso (concussion) on the 7-day disabled list Thursday, July 25, and recalled C Stephen Vogt from Triple-A Sacramento in a corresponding move. Also, 3B Vinnie Catricala was outrighted to the minors.
C | Miguel Montero | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks C Miguel Montero (back) is out of the lineup again Thursday, July 25.
C | Hector Sanchez | San Francisco Giants | Transaction, Free Agents,
The San Francisco Giants optioned RP Eric Surkamp and C Hector Sanchez to Triple-A Fresno Wednesday, July 24, and also released P Hunter Strickland.
OF | Alfonso Soriano | New York Yankees | Transaction
The New York Yankees acquired OF Alfonso Soriano and cash from the Chicago Cubs for an undisclosed package. The Yankees will pay $6.8 million of the $25.5 million owed to him, including $5 million in 2014. The deal has been approved by the commissioner.
OF | Eric Young Jr. | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets OF Eric Young Jr. (knee) is day-to-day after leaving the game early with right knee pain Thursday, July 25. X-rays were negative and he hopes to play Friday, July 26.
OF | Marcell Ozuna | Miami Marlins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Marlins OF Marcell Ozuna (thumb) will miss the rest of the season with a left thumb injury. He will undergo surgery on his thumb Friday, July 26, to fix two torn ligaments and an avulsion fracture. "It's a minimum 6-8 weeks, then you have to ramp up from there," manager Mike Redmond said. "So, we're going to run out of time this season."
OF | Trevor Crowe | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Astros OF Trevor Crowe (shoulder) is beginning a minor league rehab assignment Thursday, July 25.
OF | Domonic Brown | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Phillies placed OF Domonic Brown (concussion) on the 7-day disabled list Thursday, July 25, and recalled OF Steve Susdorf from the minors in a corresponding move.
OF | Torii Hunter | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers OF Torii Hunter (Achilles') left the game early with a sore left Achilles' tendon Thursday, July 25, and he's listed as day-to-day.
OF | Carlos Gonzalez | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (finger) aggravated his sprained middle finger and is listed as day-to-day.
OF | Willy Taveras | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Kansas City Royals released OF Willy Taveras Thursday, July 25.
OF | Jose Tabata | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Jose Tabata (forearm) is out of the lineup as a precaution Thursday, July 25, after he was hit on his right forearm by a pitch Wednesday, July 24.
OF | Cameron Maybin | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Cameron Maybin (knee) may return to the team's spring training facility this weekend to increase his baseball activities. Maybin hasn't played in a game since June 9.
OF | Lucas Duda | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets OF Lucas Duda (intercostal) and C Travis d'Arnaud (foot) each played seven innings in the field in a minor league game Thursday, July 25. D'Arnaud went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs and Duda went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.
OF | Marlon Byrd | New York Mets | Fantasy
Plenty of teams are reportedly interested in trading for New York Mets OF Marlon Byrd, according to a major league executive familiar with the team. General manager Sandy Alderson will likely need to be overwhelmed by an offer to trade Byrd, though.
OF | Ryan Braun | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio is committed to keeping OF Ryan Braun with the organization in light of his suspension in the Biogenesis scandal. "Right now, the full expectation is to keep him, and the full expectation is that he is going to do the right things, he is going to say the right things and he is going to put in a lot of hard work to get back into folks' good graces," Attanasio said.
SP | Drew Pomeranz | Colorado Rockies | Injury,
The Colorado Rockies are expected to place SP Drew Pomeranz (biceps) on the 15-day disabled list after he was unable to complete a side session because of pain in his left biceps. The team is expected to recall SP Collin McHugh from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
SP | Felipe Paulino | Kansas City Royals | Injury,
Kansas City Royals SP Felipe Paulino (elbow) threw a two-inning simulated game Thursday, July 25. Manager Ned Yost said the tentative plan is to send him to Arizona for a three-inning simulated game then to Double-A Northwest Arkansas for some rehab starts.
SP | Bud Norris | Houston Astros | Fantasy,
The Atlanta Braves are actively pursuing Houston Astros SP Bud Norris.
SP | Ted Lilly | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury,
The Los Angeles Dodgers wanted SP Ted Lilly (neck) to go on another rehab assignment so he could transition from a starting pitcher to a reliever, but Lilly thought he was healthy enough to pitch for the Dodgers.
SP | Brandon McCarthy | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy,
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Brandon McCarthy (head) will pitch for Triple-A Reno Friday, July 26.
SP | Zack Wheeler | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler acknowledged that he needs to throw more strikes to be effective after he gave up four runs (three earned) and four hits while walking two in six innings against the Atlanta Braves Thursday, July 25. "I've been struggling all year so far with getting ahead," Wheeler said. "It's going to allow me to do a lot better -- keep my pitch count down and let me go deeper into games, and sort of set guys up instead of trying to burn a fastball by them every time." The Mets are trying to keep Wheeler's innings down each start to allow him to pitch deep into the season.
SP | Carlos Zambrano | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents,
The Philadelphia Phillies released SP Carlos Zambrano Thursday, July 25.
SP | Ross Detwiler | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Ross Detwiler (back) is dealing with a herniated disc in his back.
SP | Cory Luebke | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy,
San Diego Padres SPs Cory Luebke (elbow) and Joe Wieland (elbow) are both unlikely to return to pitch this season. Both pitchers could pitch in the Arizona Fall League or winter ball, however. Luebke just started throwing off a mound. Wieland recently suffered a triceps strain that has slowed his throwing program.
SP | Brandon Morrow | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy,
Toronto Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow (forearm) will miss an additional six weeks with an entrapped radial nerve in his right forearm.
SP | Tsuyoshi Wada | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles C Steve Clevenger (oblique) went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in his first rehab game Thursday, July 25. SP Tsuyoshi Wada (elbow) tossed 101 pitches in 4 2/3 innings of work with Triple-A Norfolk Thursday, giving up two runs and four hits while walking five and striking out four.
SP | Carlos Martinez | St. Louis Cardinals | Transaction,
The St. Louis Cardinals recalled RP Marc Rzepczynski from the minors Thursday, July 25, and optioned SP Carlos Martinez to Triple-A Memphis in a corresponding move. Martinez allowed three runs and struck out two in 3 1/3 innings of relief for the Cardinals.
SP | Tim Hudson | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Atlanta Braves placed SP Tim Hudson (ankle) on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right ankle Thursday, July 25, and recalled SP Alex Wood from the minors in a corresponding move.
RP | Corey Black | Chicago Cubs | Transaction
The Chicago Cubs acquired RP Corey Black from the New York Yankees in the deal for OF Alfonso Soriano. The Cubs see Black as a power reliever in the future. He throws up to 97 mph with a good curveball.
RP | Sean Marshall | Cincinnati Reds | Injury,
Cincinnati Reds RP Sean Marshall (shoulder) played catch Thursday, July 25, but has not thrown off a mound since being shut down last week.
RP | Jonathan Broxton | Cincinnati Reds | Injury,
Cincinnati Reds RP Jonathan Broxton (elbow) played catch Thursday, July 25, and is expected to throw live batting practice Saturday, July 27.
RP | Brian Wilson | free agent | Injury, Free Agents, Fantasy,
The Pittsburgh Pirates, Arizona Diamondbacks, Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers, Colorado Rockies and St. Louis Cardinals were among the teams to have representatives present for free-agent RP Brian Wilson's (elbow) throwing session Thursday, July 25.
RP | Rafael Soriano | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals RP Rafael Soriano was pulled from what started as a non-save situation by acting manager Randy Knorr, who was filling in for the ejected Davey Johnson. Soriano had already given up two runs and left two runners on base. RP Ian Krol blew the save, leaving Soriano charged with four earned runs allowed, but wound up with the win when the Nats won it in the ninth.
RP | Andrew Bailey | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox RP Andrew Bailey (shoulder) had surgery to fix a torn labrum and capsule in his right shoulder Wednesday, July 24, and he's expected to miss at least 12 months.
RP | Jesse Crain | Chicago White Sox | Injury,
Chicago White Sox RP Jesse Crain (shoulder) wasn't able to throw his scheduled bullpen session Thursday, July 25, and won't come off the disabled list before the trade deadline.
RP | Steve Cishek | Miami Marlins | Fantasy,
The Detroit Tigers asked about Miami Marlins RP Steve Cishek, but the cost was too high for Detroit.
RP | J.C. Gutierrez | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Transaction,
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim claimed RP J.C. Gutierrez off waivers from the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, July 24.
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