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Dodgers | Matt Kemp on the move?
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:23:29 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp is of trade interest to at least five MLB teams, according to sources. There is speculation around the league that the relationship between Kemp and the Dodgers field staff is deteriorating. "Eight years is a long time to be in one place," Kemp's agent Dave Stewart said. "Sometimes change is good. This might be the time to change."


Phillies | Grady Sizemore back in lead off spot
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:21:43 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Grady Sizemore is batting leadoff Friday, July 25, against the Arizona Diamondbacks.


Braves | Anthony Varvaro activated
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:12:06 -0700

Atlanta Braves RP Anthony Varvaro was activated from the paternity list Friday, July 25. In a corresponding move, RP Gus Schlosser was optioned to Triple-A Gwinett.


Nationals | Danny Espinosa sitting
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:09:56 -0700

Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa is not in the starting lineup Friday, July 25, against the Cincinnati Reds. SS Zach Walters is starting at second base and hitting eighth.


Phillies | No Ryan Howard again
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:22:39 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is not in the lineup Friday, July 25, against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Wade Miley, a left-hander. 1B Darin Ruf is playing first base and batting seventh.


Rockies | Troy Tulowitzki doesn't have no-trade clause
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:03:34 -0700

Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki does not have a no-trade clause in his contract, at least not at the moment. If traded, he would be awarded a $2 million bonus from the club that acquires him. Any hypothetical new club would trigger a no-trade clause for him, along with the remaining five years and $104 million left on his deal. The chances of Tulowitzki being swapped before the July 31 trade deadline remain remote, though, in big part because of his current hip flexor strain.


Cubs | Justin Ruggiano still hobbled
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:53:23 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Justin Ruggiano (groin) isn't ready to play the field because of a groin injury but is available for pinch-hitting duties.


Cubs | Edwin Jackson OK
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:48:27 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Edwin Jackson (hand) does not have lingering issues after hand cramps forced him to leave his start Thursday, July 24.


Phillies | Jeff Manship clears waivers
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:35:10 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies RP Jeff Manship cleared waivers and accepted an assignment to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.


Padres | Jesse Hahn promoted
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:32:06 -0700

San Diego Padres SP Jesse Hahn was recalled from Triple-A El Paso Friday, July 25. INF Jace Peterson was optioned to El Paso Thursday, July 24.


Cardinals | Kolten Wong sitting
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:21:18 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong is not in the lineup Friday, July 25.


Nationals | Make roster moves
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:20:41 -0700

The Washington Nationals placed RP Matt Purke (elbow) on the 60-day disabled list. They also reinstated OF Eury Perez (foot) from the disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Syracuse.


Giants | Brandon Belt update
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:43:19 -0700

San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt (head) still feels no improvement regarding his concussion symptoms and is expected to see a specialist in San Francisco, even though he said he wasn't sure if he would.


Phillies | Ryan Howard won't be released
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:25:19 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is not a candidate to be released, according to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr., but that a straight platoon arrangement is possible. Amaro anticipates Howard being with the team next year at spring training.


Phillies | Jimmy Rollins close to vesting option
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:29:28 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins needs two more plate appearances to vest his $11 million option for 2015.


Pirates | Looking for seventh-inning arms
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:59:07 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates are mostly looking for relievers who can pitch in the seventh inning or earlier, as the team is content with RP Tony Watson in the eighth and CL Mark Melancon in the ninth.


Cardinals | Looking at Michael Wacha
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:30:58 -0700

The St. Louis Cardinals plan on checking SP Michael Wacha (scapula) because he has a unique stress fracture and the team wants to make sure it won't recur anytime soon. The team is checking out whether it is something in the weight room, his mechanics or other causes.


Cardinals | Evaluating catcher situation
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:27:49 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak plans to spend the next week evaluating whether C Tony Cruz and C George Kottaras will be a solution for the rest of the season or whether the team will seek a catcher at the deadline. "One thing we've always said is we'd like to see what Tony Cruz is capable of doing on a day in and day out basis," said Mozeliak. "But having said that, we also want to give ourselves the best chance to win."


Cardinals | Oscar Taveras may be sent down
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:20:08 -0700

With St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny trying to juggle playing time for OF Allen Craig and OF Oscar Taveras, indications are Taveras may be sent down to Triple-A Memphis within a week to earn more play.


Padres | Looking for big package to give up Ian Kennedy
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:17:50 -0700

The San Diego Padres have sent word to some teams that they would need to be overwhelmed to trade SP Ian Kennedy, sources said. That is not to say Kennedy won't be dealt, but the indication seems to be that the Padres aren't anxious to trade the veteran right-hander.


Mets | Would have interest in Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:29:18 -0700

The New York Mets have told the Colorado Rockies that they would be interested in SS Troy Tulowitzki or OF Carlos Gonzalez if they were ever on the trading block.


Giants | Ehire Adrianza injured
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:09:36 -0700

San Francisco Giants 2B Ehire Adrianza (hamstring) suffered a strained hamstring during the game Thursday, July 24. Manager Bruce Mochy said Adrianza will be reevaluated Friday, July 25.


Cubs | Edwin Jackson leaves game
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:32:57 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Edwin Jackson (hand) left the game early Thursday, July 24, because of cramping in his right hand.


Padres | Kim Ng gets second GM interview
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:13:20 -0700

The San Diego Padres interviewed MLB senior vice president for baseball operations Kim Ng for a second time Thursday, July 24, regarding their general manager position.


Rockies | May be willing to listen to offers on Drew Stubbs
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:17:54 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Colorado Rockies may be willing to listen to offers for OF Drew Stubbs but likely would be looking for a young pitcher that could be controlled for several years in return.


Pirates | Worried about A.J Burnett's option
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:10:17 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates have some interest in trading for Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett but are worried about him picking up his player option for 2015, which would be worth at least $7.5 million. The option could be worth as much as $12.75 million if he reaches all of his incentives.


Diamondbacks | Three RPs could be trade options
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:05:58 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks RPs Addison Reed, Oliver Perez and Brad Ziegler could be traded before the trade deadline, but the team does not appear to be actively looking to trade Perez or Ziegler.


Diamondbacks | More willing to trade Aaron Hill
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:02:50 -0700

The Arizona Diamondbacks are looking to trade 2B Aaron Hill but are not showing much interest in moving 3B Martin Prado, according to a source.


Cubs | Looking to move Edwin Jackson
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:01:53 -0700

The Chicago Cubs are looking to trade SP Edwin Jackson before the trade deadline but have a hard time doing it, because Jackson is owed $26 million through the 2016 season.


Padres | Jesse Hahn starting Friday
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:33:04 -0700

San Diego Padres SP Jesse Hahn will start Friday, July 25, at the Atlanta Braves.

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