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Royals | Targeting two starters
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:49:30 -0700

The Kansas City Royals have looked at trading for New York Mets SP Bartolo Colon or Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett. Any deal would likely hinge on the other team picking up a substantial portion of salary.

Athletics | Looking at Sam Fuld
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:40:54 -0700

The Oakland Athletics have expressed interest in OF Sam Fuld. With a neck injury hobbling OF Coco Crisp and OF Craig Gentry out with a broken hand, sources indicate the team is worried about its depth in the outfield.

Royals | Looking at Andrew Miller
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:25:16 -0700

The Kansas City Royals are in the hunt for Boston Red Sox RP Andrew Miller. Miller has pitched in 48 games this year, totaling a 2.45 ERA while striking out 65 and walking 13 in 40 1/3 innings. Miller explained that if he is dealt, there will be no ill will toward the Red Sox.

Twins | GM to stay behind at deadline
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:20:17 -0700

The Minnesota Twins will likely be sellers at the trade deadline, so Twins general manager Terry Ryan is skipping the team's road trip to Kansas City and Chicago in order to work the phones. C Kurt Suzuki, OF Josh Willingham, RP Brian Duensing and RP Casey Fien have been mentioned as trade candidates.

Rangers | J.P. Arencibia has giant stat line
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:39:35 -0700

Texas Rangers C J.P. Arencibia drove in a career-high seven runs Tuesday, July 29, against the New York Yankees. He had two doubles, two homers (including a grand slam) and two runs scored.

Blue Jays | Interested in Asdrubal Cabrera
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:38:29 -0700

The Cleveland Indians could trade SS Asdrubal Cabrera before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, and the Toronto Blue Jays are one of the teams believed to be interested in the switch-hitting infielder, who can also play second base.

Indians | Asdrubal Cabrera could be on move
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:35:14 -0700

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera, eligible for free agency at season's end, could be on the move before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. The San Francisco Giants and Toronto Blue Jays are teams interested in the shortstop.

Athletics | Potential Jon Lester landing spot
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:22:53 -0700

The Oakland Athletics have emerged as a possible landing spot for Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester, according to a source.

Mariners | Talks stalled for Marlon Byrd
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:55:12 -0700

The Philadelphia Phillies and Seattle Mariners continue to talk trade involving OF Marlon Byrd. However, according to a source, talks remain stalled; Byrd will waive his no-trade clause only if his option for 2016 is exercised.

Orioles | Not pursuing Kurt Suzuki
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:29:11 -0700

Minnesota Twins C Kurt Suzuki is not a trade target of the Baltimore Orioles, a source said Tuesday, July 29.

Mariners | Still working on Josh Willingham
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:12:44 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Josh Willingham remains a target for the Seattle Mariners, and the two sides continue to talk, a source said Tuesday, July 29.

Red Sox | Jon Lester scratched for Wednesday
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:11:21 -0700

Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester has been scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday, July 30, as a deal appears imminent. SP Brandon Workman will pitch in his place.

Royals | Interested in John Lackey?
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:34:55 -0700

The Kansas City Royals have inquired about Boston Red Sox SP John Lackey, but Boston is said to be seeking a sizable return.

Royals | Joe Saunders released
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:34:23 -0700

The Kansas City Royals released SP Joe Saunders from Triple-A Omaha Tuesday, July 29.

Red Sox | Jon Lester still listed to start Wednesday
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:29:45 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester is still listed as the probable pitcher for Wednesday, July 30, against the Toronto Blue Jays. Manager John Farrell said Tuesday, July 29, that SP Brandon Workman will start if Lester is dealt.

Red Sox | Henry Owens on fire at Double-A
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:29:04 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Henry Owens is the first 14-game winner in Double-A Portland history.

Rays | Still deciding if David Price will stay or go
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:26:56 -0700

The Tampa Bay Rays are still trying to determine if they will trade or keep SP David Price. General manager Andrew Friedman continues to talk to clubs, and one rumor has the St. Louis Cardinals trading SP Shelby Miller, OF Oscar Taveras and a first-round pick to the Rays for Price.

Tigers | Eugenio Suarez leaves early
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:13:52 -0700

Detroit Tigers SS Eugenio Suarez (back) left the game Tuesday, July 29, against the Chicago White Sox due to lower back tightness. He is considered day to day.

Rangers | Yu Darvish accomplishes franchise first
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:08:12 -0700

Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish picked up his 10th win of the season Monday, July 28, against the New York Yankees. He is the first Rangers pitcher to win at least 10 games in each of his first three seasons in the majors.

Rangers | Rotation shuffled this weekend
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:07:34 -0700

Updating a previous report, Texas Rangers SP Nick Tepesch (knee) will not work in the weekend series against the Cleveland Indians, so manager Ron Washington has shuffled his rotation. SP Jerome Williams will work Friday, Aug. 1, SP Miles Mikolas will go Saturday, Aug. 2, and SP Yu Darvish will work Sunday, Aug. 3. The team still does not feel Tepesch's injury warrants a stint on the 15-day disabled list.

Rangers | Leonys Martin showing improvement
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:07:09 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Leonys Martin has been showing improvement lately, but manager Ron Washington said more is needed. Washington said Martin is back in the habit of trying to pull everything rather than using the entire field. "He's got to use the whole field, he can't just use one part of the field," Washington said Tuesday, July 29. "If you look at the numbers, most of his hits are two steps to the shortstop side of second base around to (first base). He's got to do something different. You call that adjusting. He's got to make an adjustment."

Rangers | Neal Cotts could be dealt or extended
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:06:39 -0700

The Texas Rangers are fielding call for RP Neal Cotts, but there is no indication something would get done before the 4pm ET trade deadline Thursday, July 31. The team could trade him, or consider signing him to an extension.

Rangers | Adrian Beltre moving up list
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:06:16 -0700

Texas Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre posted his 517th career double Monday, July 28, moving into a tie for 48th place on the all-time list with former Major League 3B Scott Rolen.

Indians | Carlos Santana successful at plate when at 1B
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:05:07 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B/3B Carlos Santana has had varying success at the plate depending upon where he is playing on defense. He is hitting .338 with 15 of his 20 home runs when playing first base this season (43 games). When he has played third base, he has hit just .129 in 26 games, and he is 3-for-34 (.088) in 11 games as the catcher. The last time he has appeared anywhere other than first base was May 25.

Indians | Michael Bourn to increase workload
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:04:37 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn (hamstring) has no set timetable for his return from the 15-day disabled list, although he is expected to increase his rehab workload over the coming week. "I've kind of on purpose not gone in to push him," manager Terry Francona said Tuesday, July 29. "He's going to obviously add intensity as he continues to feel better. He will just continue to ramp up. And when he's ready to play, we'll send him out to play."

Astros | George Springer takes BP
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:17:33 -0700

Updating a previous report, Houston Astros OF George Springer (quadriceps) took batting practice on the field Tuesday, July 29, for the first time since going on the 15-day disabled list July 20. "It's big to be out here and just to get some swings," Springer said. Barring any setbacks, he is expected to increase his activities over the next two days. He is eligible to come off the DL Monday, Aug. 4.

Yankees | Francisco Cervelli can still be serviceable
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:15:12 -0700

New York Yankees C Francisco Cervelli was pressed into regular duty with 1B Mark Teixeira (lat, back) sidelined, and C Brian McCann working at first base. Cervelli has hit safely in a career-high 10 games, and manager Joe Girardi said it is a reminder Cervelli can be serviceable catcher at the big league level. "Great job. I said it last year; Cervy's talented," Girardi said Tuesday, July 29. "It's unfortunate, some of the injuries he's had - broken hand, broken wrist, concussion. But Cervy's player for us and he's played well. He's been thrown into pennant races and everything. We just need to keep him healthy."

Yankees | Brian Roberts sidelined
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:14:43 -0700

New York Yankees 2B Brian Roberts (fatigue) might be dealing with some fatigue and aches, manager Joe Girardi said Tuesday, July 29. Roberts will get a couple of days off to recharge.

Yankees | Kelly Johnson to play rehab games
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:13:56 -0700

New York Yankees 3B Kelly Johnson (groin) is expected to come off the 15-day disabled list when eligible. Manager Joe Girardi said Tuesday, July 29, that Johnson will likely play in a minor-league rehab game or two.

Yankees | Michael Pineda tosses sim game
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:13:21 -0700

New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda (back) threw a simulated game Tuesday, July 29. Manager Joe Girardi said the session was "really good." The next outing will be a minor-league rehab game, working either four innings or 60-65 pitches Sunday, Aug. 3, for an affiliate to be determined. Once he makes that rehab outing, that will begin a 30-day rehab clock, which, hopefully, will mean a return to the team sometime in August.

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