Dan Haren SP CHC 2 days 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 3 days 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.
Drew Smyly SP TB 3 days ago
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Drew Smyly is scheduled to throw 60 pitches in his second minor league rehab start Friday as he continues to recover from a shoulder injury, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Smyly is rehabbing a torn labrum he suffered earlier in the season and will increase his workload by 10 pitches from his previous start, but is still expected to require several more rehab appearances before returning to the major league rotation.
Bud Norris SP BAL 3 days ago
Baltimore Orioles pitcher Bud Norris was designated for assignment Friday, according to CBS Sports. Norris posted a 2-9 record with a 7.06 ERA in 18 appearances this season and could be traded before the Friday deadline, but is more likely to be released or sent to the minors.
Devon Travis 2B TOR 3 days ago
Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a shoulder injury. Travis was diagnosed with a left shoulder strain after exiting Tuesday's game and he will be out until at least Aug. 14 as he recovers.
Cole Hamels SP TEX 3 days ago
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels was officially traded to the Texas Rangers on Friday, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Hamels has a 3.64 ERA in 128.2 innings this season is expected to join the rotation Saturday against the San Francisco Giants.
Gerardo Parra OF BAL 3 days ago
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Gerardo Parra was traded Friday to the Baltimore Orioles, according to the Baltimore Sun. Parra is hitting .328 in 323 at-bats this season and is expected to serve as the team's primary left fielder.
Arodys Vizcaino RP ATL 3 days ago
Atlanta Braves pitcher Arodys Vizcaino was named the team's closer Friday following the trade of pitcher Jim Johnson, according to MLB.com. Vizcaino has allowed just one run in nine innings this season but could face competition from David Aardsma or Andrew McKirahan if he falters in his new role.
Nate Adcock RP CIN 3 days ago
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Nate Adcock will require Tommy John surgery on his injured elbow, according to the Dayton Daily News. Adcock experienced tightness in his triceps following Sunday's outing and further testing revealed a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament, putting his 2016 season in jeopardy in addition to missing the remainder of 2015.
Corey Dickerson LF COL 3 days ago
Colorado Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson suffered a right rib contusion Thursday against the St. Louis Cardinals, according to the Denver Post. Dickerson is day-to-day after sustaining the injury in the fifth inning while making a diving attempt at a ball.