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Brewers | Looking to improve bullpen
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:20:55 -0700

The Milwaukee Brewers are reportedly looking for bullpen help, specifically left-handed relievers. They could be interested in Boston Red Sox RPs Andrew Miller and Craig Breslow.

Phillies | Want several prospects in exchange for Cole Hamels
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:19:39 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Philadelphia Phillies are reportedly looking for four or five prospects in exchange for SP Cole Hamels. Last week, Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe wrote that the Phillies wanted three top prospects in return but a team official said that number was too conservative. It appears unlikely that any team is willing to meet that demand.

Marlins | Steve Cishek not expected to be traded
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:15:44 -0700

It appears unlikely that the Miami Marlins will trade CL Steve Cishek.

Phillies | Jonathan Papelbon may be difficult to move
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:12:28 -0700

The Philadelphia Phillies may find it difficult to move CL Jonathan Papelbon because of a vesting option for the 2016 season which kicks in if he finishes 100 combined games in 2014 and 2015 or if he finishes 55 games during the 2015 season. Papelbon is owed $13 million next year.

Rockies | Carlos Gonzalez sitting
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:02:02 -0700

Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (ankle) is not in the starting lineup Sunday, July 27, versus the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Reds | Jack Hannahan in the starting lineup
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:38:55 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 3B Jack Hannahan is starting at first base and batting sixth against the Washington Nationals Sunday, July 27.

Brewers | Aramis Ramirez gets the day off
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:33:52 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez (rest) is not in the starting lineup Sunday, July 27, because manager Ron Roenicke gave him the day off. Ramirez could be the designated hitter Monday, July 28, at the Tampa Bay Rays.

Brewers | Being cautious with Scooter Gennett
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:30:52 -0700

Updating a previous story, Milwaukee Brewers 2B Scooter Gennett (quadriceps) is available Sunday, July 27, but manager Ron Roenicke said the team cannot afford to lose Gennett. Roenicke hopes Gennett can start Monday, July 28, at the Tampa Bay Rays.

Nationals | No timetable for Ryan Zimmerman
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:24:31 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) is seeing a physical therapist, according to general manager Mike Rizzo. The Nationals have not disclosed a timetable for Zimmerman's return to the field.

Reds | Curtis Patch sent down
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 07:26:31 -0700

Cincinnati Reds RP Curtis Patch was optioned to Triple-A Louisville Sunday, July 27.

Reds | Jack Hannahan activated
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 07:25:34 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 3B Jack Hannahan (shoulder) has been activated from the disabled list Sunday, July 27.

Cubs | Blake Parker recalled
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 21:34:12 -0700

The Chicago Cubs have recalled RP Blake Parker from Triple-A Iowa. The team also optioned RP Neil Ramirez to Triple-A Iowa.

Diamondbacks | Aaron Hill undergoes X-rays
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 20:24:51 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks 2B Aaron Hill (hand) left the game early Saturday, July 26, because of a bruised right hand. The X-rays done of the hand were negative.

Marlins | Tyler Kolek dealing with injury
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:47:20 -0700

Miami Marlins SP Tyler Kolek (back) is not allowed to throw for about a week, because he is dealing with a lower back injury. Kolek will undergo an X-ray in a week and be reevaluated.

Braves | Jonny Venters throws again
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:24:45 -0700

Atlanta Braves RP Jonny Venters (elbow) was able to throw from 120 feet Saturday, July 26, and is on track to throw a bullpen session at some point next week. There is no timetable for his return at this time.

Rockies | Boone Logan may face batters soon
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:36:25 -0700

Colorado Rockies RP Boone Logan (illness) may face live batters Sunday, July 27, according to manager Walt Weiss. He is eligible to be activated from the 15-day disabled list Sunday but will need to face batters before a decision is made.

Rockies | Justin Morneau takes BP
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:27:48 -0700

Colorado Rockies 1B Justin Morneau (neck) was able to take part in batting practice Saturday, July 26. He is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, July 29.

Reds | Jack Hannahan expected back soon
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:07:33 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 3B Jack Hannahan (shoulder) is expected to be activated from the 60-day disabled list in the next day or two, according to manager Bryan Price.

Giants | Andrew Susac will see some playing time
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:12:59 -0700

San Francisco Giants C Andrew Susac probably will start one game a week, according to manager Bruce Bochy. Bochy said he is not sure if Susac will become the personal catcher of SP Tim Lincecum.

Pirates | Travis Snider dealing with injury
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:06:49 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Travis Snider (hamstring) has been dealing with a hamstring injury over the past few days.

Pirates | Gerrit Cole may make multiple rehab starts
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:06:11 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole (lat) is expected to make two rehab starts before rejoining the team so he can build up his pitch count, according to manager Clint Hurdle. Cole is expected to throw around 80 to 85 pitches in the first start and move to 100 pitches in the second.

Giants | Matt Cain could be done
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:09:46 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (elbow) is not making much progress from his elbow injury and will have more tests done. General manager Brian Sabean wouldn't specify whether Cain will pitch again this season.

Rockies | Carlos Gonzalez out with ankle injury
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:48:32 -0700

Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (ankle) rolled his right ankle before the game Saturday, July 26, and is not in the lineup.

Braves | Phil Gosselin recalled
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:29:07 -0700

The Atlanta Braves have recalled INF Phil Gosselin from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Phillies | Ryan Howard playing Saturday
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:20:53 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is in the starting lineup against the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday, July 26.

Giants | Hector Sanchez placed on disabled list
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:04:46 -0700

Confirming a previous report, the San Francisco Giants have placed C Hector Sanchez (concussion) on the 7-day concussion disabled list. In a corresponding move, the team has purchased the contract of C Andrew Susac from Triple-A Fresno.

Mets | Daisuke Matsuzaka placed on disabled list
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:01:14 -0700

The New York Mets have placed RP Daisuke Matsuzaka (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list because of right elbow inflammation. In a corresponding move, RP Buddy Carlyle has been recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Nationals | Jayson Werth returns to action Friday
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:37:51 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (knee) went 0-for-3 with a walk in his return to the starting lineup against the Cincinnati Reds Friday, July 25.

Padres | Yonder Alonso expected to be activated Saturday
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:32:41 -0700

The San Diego Padres are expected to activate 1B Yonder Alonso (wrist) from the 15-day disabled list Saturday, July 26. OF Jacob Goebbert is expected to be optioned to Triple-A El Paso to make room for Alonso on the 25-man roster.

Braves | Jonny Venters rehab update
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:29:59 -0700

Atlanta Braves RP Jonny Venters (elbow) played catch from 100 feet Friday, July 25, and could begin throwing in the bullpen next week.

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