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Reds | Ryan Ludwick being made available
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:35:47 -0700

The Cincinnati Reds are telling teams OF Ryan Ludwick is available for trade. Ludwick is making $7.5 million in 2014 with a $9 million mutual option, or a $4.5 million buyout for 2015.


Pirates | Still work on acquiring Jon Lester
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:34:41 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester has not yet been traded, but a source said Wednesday, July 30, that the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals are pushing the hardest for the pitcher. The Los Angeles Dodgers are still involved in the pursuit, too.


Nationals | Discussing Daniel Murphy
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:34:10 -0700

New York Mets 2B Daniel Murphy might be a trade target of the Washington Nationals. The club has held internal discussions about Murphy and Cleveland Indians 2B Asdrubal Cabrera, but no deal is imminent, sources said Wednesday, July 30.


Nationals | Might be targeting Asdrubal Cabrera
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:33:28 -0700

Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera might be a trade target of the Washington Nationals. The team has discussed Cabrera and New York Mets 2B Daniel Murphy internally, but no deal is close, sources said Wednesday, July 30.


Giants | Not in on Emilio Bonifacio
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:32:33 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B/OF Emilio Bonifacio is expected to be moved by the non-waiver trade deadline Thursday, July 31, but a source said Wednesday, July 30, that Bonifacio is not going to the San Francisco Giants.


Giants | Dan Runzler goes to Japan
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:31:18 -0700

San Francisco Giants RP Dan Runzler was released Wednesday, July 30, and he signed a deal with the Orix Buffaloes of the Japanese League. The deal is for the rest of the 2014 season, and there is an option for 2015.


Dodgers | Still in on Jon Lester
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:29:26 -0700

The Los Angeles Dodgers are still pursuing Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester, but the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals are pushing the hardest for the pitcher before the non-waiver trade deadline Thursday, July 31, according to a source.


Dodgers | GM: Matt Kemp will not be dealt
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:28:21 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp will not be traded before the non-waiver trade deadline Thursday, July 31, general manager Ned Colletti indicated Wednesday, July 30.


Cardinals | Pushing hard for Jon Lester
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:27:46 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester has not yet been traded, but a source said Wednesday, July 30, that the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates are pushing the hardest. The Los Angeles Dodgers are also still involved.


Braves | Jason Heyward out until at least Friday
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:14:57 -0700

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward (back) is not expected to return to the lineup until Friday, Aug. 1, against the San Diego Padres. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Wednesday, July 30, that he would probably give Heyward one more day of rest once Heyward says the back feels ready. "We talked about it today and he's still not feeling well," Gonzalez said. "If he comes in tomorrow and he's not feeling well, I'm not doing it, I'm not running him in there."


Braves | Two minor-leaguers suspended
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:14:31 -0700

Atlanta Braves minor-league Ps Victor Joaquin and Alvaro Silvestre have each been suspended for 72 games without pay for testing positive for banned steroids. Joaquin tested positive for nadrolone, while Silvestre was flagged for using boldenone.


Giants | Dan Uggla not released
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:04:01 -0700

Updating a previous report, the San Francisco Giants have not released 2B Dan Uggla. It was reported by multiple sources that Uggla had been released after a five-day stint with the club.


Marlins | Discuss trade for John Danks
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:02:34 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP John Danks might be traded before the non-waiver trade deadline Thursday, July 31, and the White Sox have discussed a trade with the Miami Marlins.


Giants | Tyler Colvin optioned
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:02:13 -0700

The San Francisco Giants optioned OF Tyler Colvin to Triple-A Fresno Wednesday, July 30.


Giants | Dan Uggla jettisoned
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:01:51 -0700

The San Francisco Giants released 2B Dan Uggla Wednesday, July 30. He lasted with the big club just five days, going 0-for-11 with six strikeouts and three errors.


Dodgers | Unlikely to add Dallas Keuchel
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:01:24 -0700

Houston Astros SP Dallas Keuchel could be dealt before the non-waiver trade deadline Thursday, July 31, but the Los Angeles Dodgers are unlikely to view the left-hander as a backup plan if they miss out on the marquee names available.


Dodgers | To discipline Erisbel Arruebarrena
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:00:59 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SS Erisbel Arruebarrena (hip) touched off a brawl while on a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque. He was optioned to Class A Rancho Cucamonga Sunday, July 27, and disciplinary action is pending.


Dodgers | Future murky for Chone Figgins
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:00:30 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Chone Figgins appears to have a cloudy future with the club. Manager Don Mattingly was asked about the future of Figgins, and he would not get into specifics other than to say "I know we have a plan going forward. It's nothing I can share with you."


Dodgers | Darwin Barney to work at SS, 3B
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:59:57 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Los Angeles Dodgers optioned 2B Darwin Barney to Triple-A Albuquerque Tuesday, July 29, so the Gold Glove second baseman could get playing time at positions other than second base, primarily shortstop and third base.


Dodgers | Hyun-Jin Ryu gets extra day
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:59:23 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Hyun-Jin Ryu will get an extra day of rest, as he has his next scheduled start pushed back from Friday, Aug. 1, to Saturday, Aug. 2, against the Chicago Cubs.


Dodgers | Dan Haren to start Friday
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:22:48 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Dan Haren will make his next scheduled start Friday, Aug. 1, against the Chicago Cubs.


Rockies | Pedro Hernandez to start Thursday
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:47:04 -0700

Colorado Rockies SP Pedro Hernandez will be recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs to start against the Chicago Cubs Thursday, July 31.


Braves | Jason Heyward still out
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:43:05 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward (back) remains out of the lineup Wednesday, July 30.


Cardinals | Allen Craig not starting
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:38:28 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Allen Craig is not in the lineup Wednesday, July 30, with OF Oscar Taveras starting in right field.


Giants | Interested in Alex Rios
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:27:22 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios has interested the San Francisco Giants as the trade deadline nears. The Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays also expressed interest but have since backed off.


Padres | Several teams in on Ian Kennedy
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:22:20 -0700

San Diego Padres SP Ian Kennedy is drawing interest from the Kansas City Royals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Miami Marlins and others, according to sources.


Reds | Interested in Emilio Bonifacio
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:14:38 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Emilio Bonifacio is drawing interest from the Cincinnati Reds, and he appears likely to be traded soon.


Phillies | Matt Tolbert retires
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:05:44 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies INF Matt Tolbert announced his retirement from baseball Wednesday, July 30.


Cubs | Emilio Bonifacio available
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:52:56 -0700

Updating a previous report, Chicago Cubs OF Emilio Bonifacio will be available to play Wednesday, July 30, but manager Rick Renteria is choosing to keep him out of the lineup until the trade deadline passes.


Cubs | Emilio Bonifacio not in lineup
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:42:55 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Emilio Bonifacio is not in the team's starting lineup Wednesday, July 30.

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