Taylor Jordan SP WAS 28 Mins

Taylor Jordan has not pitched for Triple-A Syracuse since June 5 because of right elbow soreness.

"He had an MRI," Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said. "The MRI is fine. We wanted to see, what's the discomfort coming from?" Although the Nats don't seem to be sure exactly what injury Jordan is dealing with, Rizzo did add that the club is "not too worried" about the pitcher potentially needing what would be his second Tommy John surgery. Obviously, Jordan is not going to be an option for the big league club anytime soon.

Jimmy Rollins SS PHI 36 Mins

Jimmy Rollins' $11 million option for 2015 will vest with two more plate appearances.

The only thing that would potentially keep the option from being guaranteed would be Rollins ending the season on the disabled list, but even then the option will kick in if a doctor deems him ready for Opening Day 2015. Rollins, 35, is having a solid season, batting .243/.326/.398 with 13 homers, 45 RBI and 19 stolen bases. The veteran shortstop has 10-and-5 no-trade rights but indicated last month that he could be willing to waive them should the Phillies have a firesale.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 53 Mins

Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch said in an interview on CBS Sports 920 Friday that the Cardinals trading for a catcher is "in play."

Strauss mentioned Kurt Suzuki as someone who "would make sense," which is no surprise since the Cards are known to be scouting the Twins backstop. Tony Cruz and George Kottaras are batting a combined .156 (5-for-32) since Yadier Molina (thumb) went down, so St. Louis could look to upgrade for the next month or so until Yadi returns.

Brandon Belt 1B SF 1 Hr

Brandon Belt (concussion) admitted Thursday that he's yet to feeling any improvement with his post-concussion symptoms.

Belt will visit with a specialist this weekend in San Francisco. The first baseman has been sidelined for the last week after being hit with an errant throw during batting practice and his return is nowhere in sight. Perhaps there will be more clarity with his situation after he's seen the specialist.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 1 Hr

Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that the Yankees "are not being aggressive" in their pursuit of Ian Kennedy.

It essentially backs up what CBS Sports' Jon Heyman said, as Heyman noted Thursday night that while the Yanks like Kennedy, they're not prepared to give up both third base prospect Eric Jagielo and pitching prospect Ian Clarkin for him. That was the proposed package that ESPN's Jim Bowden reported, but it would be a steep price given that they were the Yankees' two first-round picks last season. San Diego is listening on Kennedy, but he's under control next season so they don't feel obligated to move him now.

Michael Bourn CF CLE 1 Hr

Indians manager Terry Francona said Thursday that there remains no timetable for Michael Bourn's (hamstring) return.

"When he's ready to play, he's ready to play," Francona said. Bourn played catch in the outfield on Thursday but has yet to test out his strained left hamstring with any running. He's already missed nearly three weeks, so it sounds like he'll be lucky to make it back within the projected 3-4 week timetable that was offered when he went down.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/CF.. OAK 2 Hrs

Yoenis Cespedes (thumb) was available to pinch-hit Thursday.

Cespedes didn't start the game after spraining his right thumb on an awkward swing Wednesday. It's a bit of a concern because he's had hand issues in the past, but this one does seem like a minor ailment. Cespedes is listed as day-to-day.

David Ortiz DH BOS 2 Hrs

David Ortiz (back) will be re-evaluated on Friday before it's determined how much time he might miss.

Ortiz exited Wednesday's game after admitting to feeling "like a little pop or something" in his upper back during his final at-bat. "I don't know. We haven't talked about it yet," Ortiz said of whether he will miss any additional time. "Pretty sure I can probably come in and see how it goes. But hopefully it's nothing serious."

Jair Jurrjens SP COL 2 Hrs

Rockies sent RHP Jair Jurrjens outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Jurrjens had been designated for assignment, but he's cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. The veteran righty held a 10.61 ERA and 2.46 WHIP in two starts for the Rockies.

Blake Beavan RP SEA 2 Hrs

Mariners activated RHP Blake Beavan from the 60-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-a Tacoma.

Beavan is over his shoulder issue, but he'll join Tacoma's rotation rather than the big league roster. The righty allowed two runs over four frames in his lone start for the M's.