Ketel Marte SS SEA 14 hours ago
Seattle Mariners shortstop Ketel Marte was called up from Triple-A Tacoma on Friday, according to MLB.com. Marte hit .314 in 65 games after being promoted to Triple-A earlier this season and could see regular playing time as second baseman Robinson Cano recovers from a minor injury.
Pablo Sandoval 3B BOS 15 hours ago
Boston Red Sox third baseman Pable Sandoval will be held out of the starting lineup Friday against the Tampa Bay Rays due to a forearm injury, according to CSNNE.com. Sandoval was hit by a pitch Thursday but is thought to have a bone bruise after X-rays revealed no fractures, and he should be considered questionable for Saturday's game.
Hanley Ramirez SS/LF/DH BOS 15 hours ago
Boston Red Sox outfielder Hanley Ramirez is not in the starting lineup Friday against the Tampa Bay Rays due to a shin injury, according to CSNNE.com. Ramirez will likely be replaced by outfielder Alejandro De Aza on Friday, but at the moment the severity of the shin injury, or the amount of time Ramirez could miss, is unknown.
Williams Perez P ATL 15 hours ago
Atlanta Braves pitcher Williams Perez was activated from the disabled list Friday and will start against the Philadelphia Phillies after recovering from a foot injury. Perez suffered a bone bruise in late June after being hit by a line drive, but is ready to return after multiple rehab starts in the minors.
Ben Revere OF PHI 15 hours ago
The Philadelphia Phillies agreed to trade outfielder Ben Revere to the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday, according to MLB.com. Revere has a .298 batting average and 24 stolen bases this season and will provide the team with another left-handed bat in the outfield, although it is unclear how big a role he will play.
Garrett Jones 1B/RF NYY 16 hours ago
New York Yankees first baseman Garrett Jones was designated for assignment Friday, according to the New York Post. Jones was hitting just .215 in 144 at-bats this season and became expendable when the team acquired outfielder Dustin Ackley on Thursday.
Kevin Jepsen RP TB 16 hours ago
The Tampa Bay Rays agreed to trade relief pitcher Kevin Jepsen to the Minnesota Twins on Friday, according to FOX Sports. Jepsen has a 2.81 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 41.2 innings this season and is expected to serve as a top setup man to closer Glen Perkins.
Mark Lowe RP SEA 16 hours ago
The Seattle Mariners agreed to a deal on Friday that will send pitcher Mark Lowe to the Toronto Blue Jays, according to FOX Sports. Lowe has a 1.00 ERA with 47 strikeouts in 36 innings this season and will bolster the back end of the team's bullpen.
Dan Haren SP MIA 16 hours ago
The Miami Marlins agreed to trade pitcher Dan Haren to the Chicago Cubs on Friday, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Haren has a 3.42 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP in 129 innings this season and will add depth to the team's rotation as they attempt to secure a playoff berth.
Matt Holliday LF STL 17 hours ago
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday is likely to return this season after suffering another quadriceps injury, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Holliday suffered a recurrence of a strained right quadriceps that cost him six weeks earlier this year, and it was initially feared that he would be out much longer this time. "We’re still very hopeful that he’ll be able to contribute this year,” Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Thursday. “A lot will be really determined over the next week or two. It’s my understanding that it’s not as deep as last time, which is encouraging, but you’ve still got to [give it time to] heal. It’s very disappointing because we were hopeful that he’d be back in that lineup. When he was playing, you saw the glimpses of why he’s important to this team.” Holliday will be reevaluated in one to two weeks, at which point a firmer timetable for his recovery could be established.