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Arizona Diamondbacks


Diamondbacks | Eric Chavez retires
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:39:36 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks 3B Eric Chavez has decided to retire from professional baseball.


Diamondbacks | Clayton Richard to sign
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:52:10 -0700

Free-agent SP Clayton Richard (Padres) said he will sign a minor league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks, and he expects to make his first start in the Arizona Fall League this weekend. Richard hasn't pitched in the majors since June 21 of last year.


Atlanta Braves


Braves | Two minor-leaguers suspended
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:14:31 -0700

Atlanta Braves minor-league Ps Victor Joaquin and Alvaro Silvestre have each been suspended for 72 games without pay for testing positive for banned steroids. Joaquin tested positive for nadrolone, while Silvestre was flagged for using boldenone.


Boston Red Sox


Red Sox | Felix Doubront traded
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:25:28 -0700

The Boston Red Sox have traded SP Felix Doubront to the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named later.


Chicago Cubs


Cubs | Felix Doubront acquired
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:18:51 -0700

The Chicago Cubs have acquired SP Felix Doubront from the Boston Red Sox, according to a source. It is not known what the Red Sox will receive in return.


Cubs | Jonathan Martinez acquired
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:24:52 -0700

The Chicago Cubs acquired P Jonathan Martinez from the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, July 30, to complete the trade involving 2B Darwin Barney.


Cincinnati Reds


Reds | Ryan Ludwick being made available
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:35:47 -0700

The Cincinnati Reds are telling teams OF Ryan Ludwick is available for trade. Ludwick is making $7.5 million in 2014 with a $9 million mutual option, or a $4.5 million buyout for 2015.


Colorado Rockies


Rockies | Rob Scahill recalled, Cristian Adames optioned
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:20:00 -0700

Colorado Rockies RP Rob Scahill was recalled from the minors Wednesday, July 30, and INF Cristhian Adames was optioned in a corresponding move.


Los Angeles Dodgers


Dodgers | Still in on Jon Lester
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:29:26 -0700

The Los Angeles Dodgers are still pursuing Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester, but the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals are pushing the hardest for the pitcher before the non-waiver trade deadline Thursday, July 31, according to a source.


Dodgers | GM: Matt Kemp will not be dealt
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:28:21 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp will not be traded before the non-waiver trade deadline Thursday, July 31, general manager Ned Colletti indicated Wednesday, July 30.


Dodgers | Unlikely to add Dallas Keuchel
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:01:24 -0700

Houston Astros SP Dallas Keuchel could be dealt before the non-waiver trade deadline Thursday, July 31, but the Los Angeles Dodgers are unlikely to view the left-hander as a backup plan if they miss out on the marquee names available.


Dodgers | To discipline Erisbel Arruebarrena
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:00:59 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SS Erisbel Arruebarrena (hip) touched off a brawl while on a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque. He was optioned to Class A Rancho Cucamonga Sunday, July 27, and disciplinary action is pending.


Dodgers | Future murky for Chone Figgins
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:00:30 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Chone Figgins appears to have a cloudy future with the club. Manager Don Mattingly was asked about the future of Figgins, and he would not get into specifics other than to say "I know we have a plan going forward. It's nothing I can share with you."


Dodgers | Darwin Barney to work at SS, 3B
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:59:57 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Los Angeles Dodgers optioned 2B Darwin Barney to Triple-A Albuquerque Tuesday, July 29, so the Gold Glove second baseman could get playing time at positions other than second base, primarily shortstop and third base.


Dodgers | Darwin Barney optioned
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:21:18 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Darwin Barney was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque Wednesday, July 30.


Dodgers | Scott Elbert activated, cut
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:58:34 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers RP Scott Elbert (elbow, toe) was activated from the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, July 29, and then designated for assignment. He had made 15 rehab appearances while working back from Tommy John surgery.


Miami Marlins


Marlins | Discuss trade for John Danks
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:02:34 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP John Danks might be traded before the non-waiver trade deadline Thursday, July 31, and the White Sox have discussed a trade with the Miami Marlins.


Marlins | Ed Lucas recalled, Jake Marisnick sent down
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:41:53 -0700

Miami Marlins 2B Ed Lucas was called up from the minors Wednesday, July 30, and OF Jake Marisnick was optioned in a corresponding move.


Minnesota Twins


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 | Brandon Poulson signs
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:23:57 -0700

The Minnesota Twins signed RP Brandon Poulson, a 24-year-old prospect that can throw 100 mph fastballs but has never been drafted, to a minor league deal Wednesday, July 30, worth $250,000. He was pitching earlier this month in a collegiate summer league. Poulson recently played for Academy of Art University, where he had an 8.38 ERA. He will begin his career as a reliever.


New York Yankees


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.


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.


Philadelphia Phillies


Phillies | Matt Tolbert retires
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:05:44 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies INF Matt Tolbert announced his retirement from baseball Wednesday, July 30.


Pittsburgh Pirates


Pirates | Still work on acquiring Jon Lester
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:34:41 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester has not yet been traded, but a source said Wednesday, July 30, that the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals are pushing the hardest for the pitcher. The Los Angeles Dodgers are still involved in the pursuit, too.


San Francisco Giants


Giants | Not in on Emilio Bonifacio
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:32:33 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B/OF Emilio Bonifacio is expected to be moved by the non-waiver trade deadline Thursday, July 31, but a source said Wednesday, July 30, that Bonifacio is not going to the San Francisco Giants.


Giants | Dan Runzler goes to Japan
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:31:18 -0700

San Francisco Giants RP Dan Runzler was released Wednesday, July 30, and he signed a deal with the Orix Buffaloes of the Japanese League. The deal is for the rest of the 2014 season, and there is an option for 2015.


Giants | Dan Uggla not released
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:04:01 -0700

Updating a previous report, the San Francisco Giants have not released 2B Dan Uggla. It was reported by multiple sources that Uggla had been released after a five-day stint with the club.


Giants | Tyler Colvin optioned
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:02:13 -0700

The San Francisco Giants optioned OF Tyler Colvin to Triple-A Fresno Wednesday, July 30.


Giants | Dan Uggla jettisoned
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:01:51 -0700

The San Francisco Giants released 2B Dan Uggla Wednesday, July 30. He lasted with the big club just five days, going 0-for-11 with six strikeouts and three errors.


St. Louis Cardinals


Cardinals | Pushing hard for Jon Lester
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:27:46 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester has not yet been traded, but a source said Wednesday, July 30, that the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates are pushing the hardest. The Los Angeles Dodgers are also still involved.


Cardinals | Michael Wacha to 60-day DL
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:34:21 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha (shoulder) was moved to the 60-day disabled list Wednesday, July 30.


Cardinals | Justin Masterson acquired
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:09:30 -0700

The St. Louis Cardinals acquired SP Justin Masterson from the Cleveland Indians Wednesday, July 30, in exchange for OF James Ramsey.


Texas Rangers


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.


Washington Nationals


Nationals | Discussing Daniel Murphy
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:34:10 -0700

New York Mets 2B Daniel Murphy might be a trade target of the Washington Nationals. The club has held internal discussions about Murphy and Cleveland Indians 2B Asdrubal Cabrera, but no deal is imminent, sources said Wednesday, July 30.


Nationals | Might be targeting Asdrubal Cabrera
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:33:28 -0700

Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera might be a trade target of the Washington Nationals. The team has discussed Cabrera and New York Mets 2B Daniel Murphy internally, but no deal is close, sources said Wednesday, July 30.