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Athletics | Josh Reddick to play against righties
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:59:19 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick (knee) is wearing a brace on his right knee, and said it will take some getting used to. He said it doesn't impede him and has not cost him any speed. Manager Bob Melvin said Wednesday, July 23, that Reddick will see his usual playing time, particularly against right-handed pitchers, with C Stephen Vogt and 1B Brandon Moss also factoring in. "There's a way to get all three of them out there," Melvin said.

Athletics | Unlikely to have interest in Darwin Barney
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:58:45 -0700

The Oakland Athletics are believed to be searching for a second baseman, but Chicago Cubs 2B Darwin Barney is not believed to be a target despite glowing words from former teammates SPs Jason Hammel and Jeff Samardzija. The team is looking for an offensive upgrade at the position, not necessarily a strong defensive player.

Athletics | Skipper speaks with Tommy Milone
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:58:14 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Tommy Milone asked for a trade, and manager Bob Melvin said Wednesday, July 23, that he spoke with the pitcher briefly earlier this week. "He got ahold of me when all this was coming out, and I'm pretty sure he didn't expect it get the play it has," Melvin said. "To an extent, he's looking out for his big-league career, and he's pitched really well for us." Milone has drawn interest from other teams.

Athletics | Kyle Blanks making progress
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:59:03 -0700

Oakland Athletics 1B Kyle Blanks (calf) said Wednesday, July 23, that he is "doing better, a lot better," in his recovery from a calf injury. Manager Bob Melvin said Tuesday, July 22, that Blanks is at least a week away from beginning a minor-league rehab assignment.

Mariners | Taijuan Walker optioned
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:53:25 -0700

The Seattle Mariners optioned SP Taijuan Walker to Triple-A Tacoma Wednesday, July 23. The team is expected to announce a corresponding move, likely a position player, before the game Thursday, July 24.

Yankees | Mark Teixeira DL trip possible
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:38:33 -0700

New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (lat) may require a DL stint, according to general manager Brian Cashman.

Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka not improving
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:32:35 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) is "still feeling it" 10 days after receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection in his right elbow, according to general manager Brian Cashman.

Angels | Grant Green to DL, C.J. Cron returns
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:29:10 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim INF Grant Green (back) was placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a lumbar strain. The Angels recalled 1B C.J. Cron from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Orioles | Manny Machado sitting
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:27:06 -0700

Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (back) is not in the lineup Wednesday, July 23. He sat out Tuesday, July 22, as well due to his back issues.

Rays | Jeremy Hellickson returning
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:10:20 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Jeremy Hellickson will start Saturday, July 26, against the Boston Red Sox. SP Chris Archer will go Sunday, July 27.

Yankees | CC Sabathia undergoes surgery
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:03:55 -0700

New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia (knee) underwent arthroscopic debridement surgery on his right knee Wednesday, July 23. The southpaw will miss the rest of the 2014 season and aims to be ready for spring training 2015.

Yankees | Brian McCann adjusting to first base
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:02:47 -0700

New York Yankees C Brian McCann is adjusting to playing first base. He's lined up there the last two games as Mark Teixeira (lat) remains sidelined. McCann said he has enjoyed the physical break from catching.

Rangers | Alex Rios denies worry over trade rumors
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:28:18 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios denied a report that a friend of his sasid trade talks have negatively impacted his performance.

Rangers | Alex Rios back in lineup
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:16:10 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios (ankle) is back in the lineup Wednesday, July 23, after missing four games due to a sprained right ankle. Rios said he was ready to play Tuesday, July 22, but "wasn't at 100 percent." He's wearing a heavy wrap on it, but it had improved before Wednesday's game.

Yankees | Michael Pineda update
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:15:47 -0700

New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda (shoulder) is scheduled to throw two innings in a simulated game Thursday, July 24, probably topping out at 30 pitches.

Royals | Eric Hosmer exits
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:58:10 -0700

Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer (hand) left the game Wednesday, July 23, with "decreased grip strength in his hand," according to a club announcement.

Mariners | Will skip Taijuan Walker's next turn
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:49:38 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker will have his next turn skipped, as the club instead will have SP Hisashi Iwakuma start Tuesday, July 29. This will keep Iwakuma and the other starters on normal four days' rest.

Mariners | James Paxton update
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:35:31 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP James Paxton (lat) said he felt great Wednesday, July 23, after a three-inning rehab start Tuesday, July 22, for Triple-A Tacoma. He allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits while recording a walk and four strikeouts. He expects to make his next outing Sunday, July 27, before he and the club determine the next step.

Astros | George Springer to DL
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:30:29 -0700

Houston Astros OF George Springer (quadriceps) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left quadriceps strain. In a corresponding move, 1B/OF Marc Krauss was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Blue Jays | Two may not need rehab assignments
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:29:34 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion (quadriceps) and 1B Adam Lind (foot) may not need to go on rehab assignments before being activated from the 15- day disabled list, according to manager John Gibbons.

Twins | Matt Guerrier DFA'ed
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:28:52 -0700

Minnesota Twins RP Matt Guerrier was designated for assignment. RP Ryan Pressly will be recalled from Triple-A Rochester.

Blue Jays | Brett Lawrie will require rehab
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:25:40 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 2B/3B Brett Lawrie (finger) will require a rehab assignment before coming off the disabled list.

Twins | Ricky Nolasco to throw bullpen session
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:49:07 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Ricky Nolasco (elbow) has been playing catch from 150 feet and is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Sunday, July 27, according to general manager Terry Ryan.

Twins | Hope Kyle Gibson can pitch later in week
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:39:44 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Kyle Gibson (back) said his back is feeling better, and the team hopes he will be able to start Saturday, July 26. He was scheduled to start Wednesday, July 23, but was scratched because of back stiffness.

Indians | Jose Ramirez recalled
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:14:11 -0700

The Cleveland Indians have recalled INF Jose Ramirez from Triple-A Columbus. The team also optioned P T.J. House to Triple-A Columbus.

Indians | Michael Bourn able to do some running
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:09:01 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn (hamstring) was able to do some running Wednesday, July 23, after being able to hit Tuesday, July 22. He said he wants to start running without pain before returning to the lineup. "I want to get back to running without any pain," Bourn said. "Just stride out into a full sprint as close as I possibly can. The sooner I'll be able to do that, I'll be closer to coming back."

Blue Jays | Sergio Santos clears waivers
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:27:54 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays RP Sergio Santos cleared waivers and will report to Triple-A Buffalo.

Twins | Kendrys Morales potential trade chip
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:14:52 -0700

Minnesota Twins DH Kendrys Morales might be a piece the club is willing to trade. He's riding a 12-game hit streak but still has only a .599 on-base-plus-slugging percentage.

Yankees | Kelly Johnson placed on DL
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:55:16 -0700

The New York Yankees have placed 3B Kelly Johnson (groin) on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained groin and have recalled P Chris Leroux from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The team also designated P Bruce Billings for assignment.

White Sox | Dayan Viciedo scratched
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:12:41 -0700

Chicago White Sox OF Dayan Viciedo (hamstring) has been scratched from the starting lineup Wednesday, July 23, because of tightness in his hamstring.

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