6:38 PM EDT, Mon July 24, 2017
13 mins ago

Royals To Acquire Cahill, Maurer, Buchter From Padres For Strahm, Wood, Ruiz

The Royals have struck an interesting trade with the Padres involving a whole host of pitchers, as Robert Murray of Fan Rag has first reported on Twitter. Kansas City will add starter Trevor Cahill, righty reliever Brandon Maurer, and southpaw Ryan Buchter. In exchange, the Pads will pick up southpaws Matt Strahm and Travis Wood along…
1 hour ago

Twins Acquire Jaime Garcia, Anthony Recker

The Twins have acquired lefty Jaime Garcia and catcher Anthony Recker from the Braves, per a club announcement. Cash considerations will also go to Minnesota in the deal, in which Atlanta acquires young righty Huascar Ynoa.
2 hours ago

Zack Wheeler To DL With Stress Reaction In Right Arm

The Mets announced that Zack Wheeler has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a stress reaction in his right arm. Fellow right-hander Tyler Pill has been recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to take his spot on the roster. Wheeler had a quick stint on the 10-day DL in late June due to tendinitis…
3 hours ago

Rays Release Rickie Weeks

The Rays have released infielder Rickie Weeks to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for newly acquired Sergio Romo, the team announced. Weeks had been on the disabled list with a shoulder injury, though he’d been on a rehab assignment in Triple-A. Andrew Kittredge has been optioned to Triple-A Durham to clear a spot…
5 hours ago

Pitching Rumors: Gray, Verlander, Darvish, Dodgers, Straily

With the non-waiver deadline a week from today, here’s a look at some of the talk pertaining to the top names available on the pitching market… MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand writes that the Mariners could be considering a run at Sonny Gray. Though intradivision trades are rare, GM Jerry Dipoto has already made multiple trades within…
8 hours ago

NL Central Rumors: Kinsler, Cardinals, McCutchen, Herrera

The Brewers were connected to Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler over the weekend, but ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick adds some more context, reporting that while the two sides have discussed Kinsler, those talks were more about Detroit trying to package Kinsler with left-hander Justin Wilson in a deal. The Brewers “would love to have Kinsler,” Crasnick…
17 hours ago

Trade Rumors: Dodgers, Luhnow, Astros, Pirates, Melky

The Dodgers were reported to be interested in Yu Darvish even before today’s news broke that Clayton Kershaw is very likely headed to the disabled list.  Regardless of whether Kershaw’s injury proves to be serious or not, Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times argues that the Dodgers should still acquire Darvish or a similar front-of-the-rotation…
18 hours ago

AL East Notes: Devers, Cozart, Blue Jays, Ellsbury

It isn’t unusual for the Red Sox to bring a 20-year-old prospect into the heat of a pennant race, as club promoted Xander Bogaerts in 2013 and Yoan Moncada just last season.  As WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford points out, however, he difference between those callups and today’s news about Boston’s promotion of Rafael Devers is that…
19 hours ago

Dodgers Place Brandon McCarthy On 10-Day DL; Activate Hyun-Jin Ryu

The Dodgers have placed right-hander Brandon McCarthy on the 10-day disabled list due to a blister problem, the team announced.  In a corresponding move, Hyun-Jin Ryu will be activated from the DL in time to start Monday night’s game.  Kenta Maeda will take McCarthy’s place in the rotation on Tuesday night against the Twins. McCarthy…
20 hours ago

Minor MLB Transactions: 7/23/17

Here are the latest minor moves from around baseball, with the newest transactions at the top of the post… Rangers infielder Pete Kozma cleared waivers and has accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A, Rangers executive VP of communications John Blake tweets.  Kozma was designated for assignment on Thursday.  The veteran has appeared in 39 games…
21 hours ago

NL East Notes: Strasburg, Rizzo, Hill, Marlins, Neshek

Stephen Strasburg left today’s game between the Nationals and Diamondbacks after just two innings.  Manager Dusty Baker told MLB.com’s Jamal Collier (Twitter links) and other reporters that the star right-hander was removed as a precautionary measure after Strasburg couldn’t get loose.  No tests are scheduled for Strasburg when the team returns to Washington, though he…
22 hours ago

Dodgers To Place Clayton Kershaw On 10-Day DL

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw exited today’s game in the second inning due to lower back tightness, and manager Dave Roberts told reporters (including J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group) that Kershaw’s issue “is a DL situation.” Despite the likely DL placement, Roberts felt this injury wasn’t similar to the herniated disk that cost…
23 hours ago

Twins Designate Craig Breslow For Assignment

The Twins have designated veteran left-hander Craig Breslow for assignment, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports (Twitter link).
Jul 23, 2017

Red Sox To Promote Rafael Devers

The Red Sox will promote third base prospect Rafael Devers, president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski announced to the Boston Herald’s Jason Mastrodonato (Twitter link) and other reporters.
Jul 23, 2017

Mariners To Sign Danny Espinosa

The Mariners have agreed to a Major League deal with infielder Danny Espinosa, Yahoo Sports’ Tim Brown reports (Twitter links). Espinosa was released earlier this week by the Angels, ending a brief and very disappointing stint for the 30-year-old in Los Angeles.  Espinosa hit just .162/.237/.276 over 254 plate appearances for the Halos, posting the…