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Yankees | Francisco Cervelli's hit streak ends
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:25:11 -0700

New York Yankees C Francisco Cervelli was hitless in three at-bats with a strikeout Wednesday, July 30, against the Texas Rangers, snapping his career-high 10-game hitting streak.

White Sox | Jose Abreu pushes hit streak to 19 games
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:24:44 -0700

Chicago White Sox 1B Jose Abreu extended his hitting streak to 19 games with a single in four at-bats Wednesday, July 30, against the Detroit Tigers. It is tied for the third-longest streak by a rookie in franchise history. Abreu has also hit safely in 37 of the past 38 games.

Tigers | Eugenio Suarez still in pain
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:24:13 -0700

Updating a previous report, Detroit Tigers SS Eugenio Suarez (back), who left the game Tuesday, July 29, due to a back issue, said Wednesday, July 30, that he is in pain when he bends down to take groundballs.

Tigers | Max Scherzer on a roll
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:23:15 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Max Scherzer allowed a run and five hits over seven innings with a walk and six strikeouts in a win Wednesday, July 30, against the Chicago White Sox. He is unbeaten over his past seven starts. Since allowing 10 runs in a loss against the Kansas City Royals June 17, Scherzer is 5-0 with a 2.08 ERA in seven starts, and he is the first American League pitcher to reach 13 wins.

Athletics | Josh Donaldson smokes Houston pitching
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:22:49 -0700

Oakland Athletics 3B Josh Donaldson went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, walk and strikeout Wednesday, July 30, against the Houston Astros. Donaldson has hit five of his 23 home runs against Houston pitching this season.

Athletics | RBI streak over for Yoenis Cespedes
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:22:19 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes was hitless in four at-bats Wednesday, July 30, against the Houston Astros, snapping his RBI streak at six games.

Astros | Jose Altuve has hit in a dozen straight
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:20:01 -0700

Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve went 1-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout Wednesday, July 30, against the Oakland Athletics, extending his hitting streak to 12 games.

Rangers | Derek Holland to pitch Monday
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:35:10 -0700

Texas Rangers SP Derek Holland (knee) worked two scoreless innings with no hits allowed in his first minor-league rehab appearance for Double-A Frisco Wednesday, July 30. He issued two walks with four strikeouts. Holland's next rehab appearance is expected Monday, Aug. 4.

Mariners | Felix Hernandez on impressive streak
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:32:57 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez allowed two earned runs, four hits and two walks with five strikeouts over seven innings in a loss Wednesday, July 30, against the Cleveland Indians. He has 14 straight starts of at least seven innings allowing two runs or fewer, the longest streak in the modern era.

Yankees | Not in on Alex Rios
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:03:33 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios might be dealt before the non-waiver trade deadline Thursday, July 31, but the New York Yankees are not believed to be in on Rios at this time.

Yankees | Might be pursuing Marlon Byrd
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:03:06 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Marlon Byrd might be on the move before the non-waiver trade deadline Thursday, July 31. The New York Yankees have talked to the Phillies about Byrd, though no deal is close yet. The Yankees are looking to add another bat. However, the Yankees do not seem to love the $8 million salary Byrd carries for the 2015 season.

Rangers | Alex Rios leaves game early
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:07:18 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios (quadriceps) was hit on the left quadriceps by a pitch Wednesday, July 30, against the New York Yankees and forced to leave the game early.

Yankees | Expressed interest in Josh Willingham
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:42:35 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Josh Willingham has reportedly drawn some interest from the New York Yankees leading up to the non-waiver trade deadline Thursday, July 31. The Seattle Mariners have also shown an interest.

Twins | Joe Mauer takes batting practice
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:41:53 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer (oblique) was able to take batting practice in the cage Wednesday, July 30, and no issues were reported.

Twins | Jared Burton could be on the move
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:40:59 -0700

Minnesota Twins RP Jared Burton is owed $1.05 million on his current deal, plus a $200,000 buyout on a $3.6 million club option for 2015. He had been the primary setup man for the past two years, but he lost that job to RP Casey Fien. Burton could be a candidate to be moved before the non-waiver trade deadline Thursday, July 31.

Twins | No progress in extending Kurt Suzuki
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:39:20 -0700

Minnesota Twins C Kurt Suzuki is owed just $886,612 after the non-waiver trade deadline Thursday, July 31. He could earn another $500,000 in bonuses for games caught. The team has an interest in signing Suzuki beyond this season, but a person with direct knowledge of the situation said Tuesday, July 29, that there had been no progress.

Twins | Brian Duensing figures to draw interest
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:38:08 -0700

Minnesota Twins RP Brian Duensing is a player which figures to draw interest leading up to the non-waiver trade deadline Thursday, July 31. According to a source, the team has yet to approach Duensing about a possible multi-year contract. He can be a free agent after next season.

Twins | Mike Pelfrey begins throwing program
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:37:22 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Mike Pelfrey (elbow), making his way back from elbow surgery June 10, started a throwing program Wednesday, July 30.

Mariners | Chris Taylor is fine
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:36:15 -0700

Seattle Mariners INF Chris Taylor (hand) is fine after being hit by a pitch on the hand Tuesday, July 29, and he was not in the lineup Wednesday, July 30. However, manager Lloyd McClendon said all along SS Brad Miller was going to start Wednesday against the Cleveland Indians.

Mariners | Michael Saunders takes BP
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:35:38 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Michael Saunders (oblique) took batting practice Wednesday, July 30, for the second day. Manager Lloyd McClendon said Saunders was not swinging at 100 percent, and that "it's going to take some time." McClendon said he is hopeful Saunders will be able to head out on a minor-league rehab stint by this weekend.

Blue Jays | Adam Lind unable to run
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:34:56 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Adam Lind (foot), who is recovering from a broken foot, still cannot run without pain.

Blue Jays | Edwin Encarnacion taking a few days off
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:34:22 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion (quadriceps, foot) is taking a few days off from his on-field rehab work after experiencing pain in his right quadriceps while swinging.

Royals | Out on Jonny Gomes
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:30:48 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Jonny Gomes will not be traded to the Kansas City Royals, according to a major league source.

Blue Jays | Considering Asdrubal Cabrera for 2B
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:23:31 -0700

Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera is being looked at by the Toronto Blue Jays as they look for an everyday second baseman. Arizona Diamondbacks 3B Martin Prado and 2B Aaron Hill are considered to be too expensive. Cabrera is hitting .249 with nine home runs and 40 RBIs this year.

Angels | C.J. Wilson ready to go
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:20:28 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP C.J. Wilson (ankle) said his bullpen session was "good" Wednesday, July 30, and he's ready to return from the disabled list. Wilson's spot would come up against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, Aug. 2.

Astros | Josh Zeid to have surgery on both feet
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:17:29 -0700

Updating a previous item, Houston Astros RP Josh Zeid (feet) will have surgery on both of his feet six weeks apart, which will bring his season to an end. The procedure is called a sesamoidectomy, and it's scheduled to take place on his left foot Wednesday, July 30. The recovery period ideally will be three months. Zeid will be on crutches for a while.

Astros | Alex Presley improving
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:15:52 -0700

Houston Astros OF Alex Presley (oblique) hit off a tee Wednesday, July 30, and is happy with his progress. He's working at roughly 60 to 70 percent effort while swinging and is getting closer to full speed. He has been out since July 8 with a right oblique strain.

Astros | Chris Carter a late scratch
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:12:01 -0700

Houston Astros OF Chris Carter (illness) was a late scratch to the lineup Wednesday, July 30, because he fell ill hours before game time. He "vomited a couple times" and was given medication. Carter has hit .295 with eight home runs and 19 RBIs this month. OF Robbie Grossman started in right field in his place and homered in the game.

Blue Jays | Unlikely to add position players
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:10:48 -0700

The Toronto Blue Jays aren't expected to add any position players at the trade deadline, according to sources. Toronto is focused on adding pitching.

Orioles | Looking at Neal Cotts
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:06:15 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Neal Cotts is being looked at by the Baltimore Orioles, as the O's look for a relief pitcher at the trade deadline.

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