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Diamondbacks | Jordan Pacheco activated

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:17:08 -0700

The Arizona Diamondbacks have activated C/INF Jordan Pacheco (shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list. The team has also released 1B Nick Evans.

MLB | Alfonso Soriano may take rest of season off

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:16:34 -0700

Free-agent OF Alfonso Soriano (Yankees) has been contacted by a few team since being released but has told friends that he expects to take the rest of the season off and then consider a comeback next season. Soriano may not play again this season because he told friends he needs time to get back into playing shape.

Dodgers | Darwin Barney added

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:08:57 -0700

The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired 2B Darwin Barney from the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named later.

Cubs | Darwin Barney traded

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:04:59 -0700

The Chicago Cubs have traded 2B Darwin Barney to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a player to be named later.

Mariners | Marlon Byrd may not waive no-trade clause

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:04:32 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Marlon Byrd will not waive his no-trade clause to go to the Seattle Mariners unless the Mariners pick up the option in his contract.

Orioles | Rusney Castillo to work out

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:54:12 -0700

Cuban OF Rusney Castillo will schedule a private workout with the Baltimore Orioles.

Rays | Joel Peralta activated, Erik Bedard cut

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:53:44 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Joel Peralta (illness) was activated from the disabled list Monday, July 28, and SP Erik Bedard was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.

Marlins | Jake Marisnick recalled

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:32:49 -0700

Miami Marlins OF Jake Marisnick was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans Monday, July 28, and C J.T. Realmuto was optioned to New Orleans in a corresponding move.

Dodgers | Close to acquiring Darwin Barney

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:31:47 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Darwin Barney is close to being officially traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Indians | Jorge Martinez released

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:31:21 -0700

Cleveland Indians SS Jorge Martinez was released Monday, July 28.

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Phillies | To work out Rusney Castillo

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:58:10 -0700

Cuban OF Rusney Castillo will hold a private workout with the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday, July 29, according to a source. Castillo profiles as a center fielder. He held a showcase in Miami for several teams over the weekend, and there were reportedly representatives from 28 teams on hand. The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees are expected to put in high bids for Castillo, and he's expected to sign before the end of the season.

Nationals | Aaron Hill an option?

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:53:33 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks 2B Aaron Hill "makes a ton of sense" for the Washington Nationals in a trade, according to one evaluator without ties to either team. Hill could play second with 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) on the disabled list. Next year with 1B Adam LaRoche having a mutual option, Hill could play second, 2B Anthony Rendon could move to third and Zimmerman could play first.

Nationals | Eyeing Jose Iglesias?

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:48:01 -0700

The Washington Nationals have been on the lookout for a young shortstop, and they have an indirect connection to Detroit Tigers SS Jose Iglesias, who may be available in a trade. The Nationals' international scouting director signed Iglesias out of Cuba in 2009. The Tigers sent a scout to Single-A Potomac last week.

Nationals | Scouting Red Sox

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:43:43 -0700

The Washington Nationals had a scout in attendance at the Boston Red Sox's games this weekend, according to FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal. The scout was on his usual coverage, but the Nats also had their top evaluators in Boston the previous weekend, and SP Jon Lester pitched in both series. It's unlikely Washington is looking at RPs Andrew Miller or Koji Uehara.

Nationals | Inquiring about Houston's relievers

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:39:12 -0700

The Washington Nationals have inquired about the Houston Astros' relief pitchers as the trade deadline nears, according to a person familiar with the situation. The Astros have scouting both Single-A Potomac and Triple-A Syracuse over the weekend. RP Tony Sipp best fits the team's preferences, and he isn't eligible for free agency until after the 2015 season.

Orioles | Preston Guilmet recalled

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:38:42 -0700

The Baltimore Orioles recalled RP Preston Guilmet from Triple-A Norfolk Monday, July 28, and placed SP T.J. McFarland on the bereavement list in a corresponding move.

Indians | Danny Salazar with a fine outing

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:25:10 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Danny Salazar said he felt great in his start against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, July 22, in which he went seven innings. Salazar showed good velocity in the outing and made some adjustments early that helped him stick around in the game longer. The seven innings matched his longest start of the year, and it was the first time he didn't walk anyone.

FANTASY TIP: Salazar was everyone's sweetheart during draft season, but he quickly flamed out due to his inefficiency on the mound. Now that he appears to have worked out the kinks in the minors, he could be an excellent source of K's down the stretch in AL-only and deep mixed leagues.

Braves | Jason Heyward day-to-day

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:15:14 -0700

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward (back) is listed as day-to-day after leaving the game early Monday, July 28, with lower back soreness.

FANTASY TIP: Heyward avoided serious injury, and he could return to the lineup as soon as tomorrow. Check back before you return him to your daily lineups, though.

Braves | Jason Heyward leaves game

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:14:20 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward (back) was removed from the game with "lower back soreness," Monday, July 28.

FANTASY TIP: The extent of his injury is not known at this time. Check back for updates on Heyward's condition.

Phillies | Tony Gwynn released

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:49:23 -0700

The Philadelphia Phillies released OF Tony Gwynn Jr. Monday, July 28.

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