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  1. Diamondbacks designate J.J. Putz for assignment

    Jun 20, 2014, 5:20 PM EDT

    j.j. putz getty

    J.J. Putz has allowed opponents to hit .529 off him in five appearances since coming off the disabled list two weeks ago and today the Diamondbacks decided they’ve seen enough, designating the veteran reliever for assignment.

  2. Reds close to signing Cuban pitcher Raisel Iglesias

    Jun 20, 2014, 4:51 PM EDT

    Cuba

    Jon Morosi of FOXSports.com reports that the Reds are “close” to a deal with Cuban pitcher Raisel Iglesias, who defected last November.

  3. Reds demote Tony Cingrani to Triple-A, call up Jumbo Diaz

    Jun 20, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    Tony Cingrani

    Walking in the game-winning run was the final straw for the Reds.

  4. Indians recall Vinnie Pestano from Triple-A

    Jun 20, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    Vinnie Pestano

    This offseason Vinnie Pestano lost his arbitration case to the Indians and then he got demoted to Triple-A in mid-April after just three appearances, but the once-elite setup man has now been called back up to Cleveland.

  5. Pirates demote Jason Grilli from the closer role

    Jun 20, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    grilli getty

    Last night Jason Grilli gave up a game-tying homer against the Reds and today the Pirates announced that he’s been demoted from the closer role.

  6. Manny Machado has his own brand of salsa now

    Jun 20, 2014, 1:43 PM EDT

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    It’s not exactly ideal timing considering his recent suspension and overall struggles this season, but Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has his own brand of salsa coming out.

  7. Travis d’Arnaud is destroying Triple-A pitching

    Jun 20, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    d'arnaud getty

    Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud was demoted to the minors two weeks ago after hitting just .180 in 39 games (and .202 in 31 games as a rookie last season), but now he’s taking his frustration out on Triple-A pitchers in a huge way.

  8. Kris Bryant homered in his Triple-A debut (of course)

    Jun 20, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Kris Bryant Cubs

    Cubs top prospect Kris Bryant ended his Double-A career by winning the Home Run Derby at the All-Star game and last night he started his Triple-A career by homering in his first game.

  9. Scott Kazmir is back and better than ever

    Jun 20, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Scott Kazmir

    Scott Kazmir finished last season very strong with a 2.57 ERA and 43/4 K/BB ratio in five September starts and pitched well overall for the Indians, but when it came time to cash in as a free agent teams proved skeptical about his career being back on track after he fell all the way down to independent ball.

  10. Ricky Romero’s latest setback is season-ending leg surgery

    Jun 20, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    ricky romero getty

    Quadriceps surgery can now be added to the list of things that have contributed to derailing Ricky Romero’s once-promising career.

  11. A’s one-dollar man Brad Mills is starting tonight

    Jun 20, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    brad mills blue jays

    Earlier this week the A’s purchased Triple-A left-hander Brad Mills from the Brewers for one dollar and tonight he’ll join Oakland’s rotation by starting against Boston.

  12. UPDATE: Clay Buchholz set to rejoin Red Sox after successful rehab start

    Jun 19, 2014, 8:38 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox  v Tampa Bay Rays

    Clay Buchholz struggled in his first minor-league rehab start last week, but fared much better this afternoon by tossing six shutout innings at Triple-A Pawtucket.

  13. Phillies set to activate Cody Asche from the disabled list

    Jun 19, 2014, 6:43 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Philadelphia Phillies

    Cody Asche has been out for a month with a hamstring injury, but the Phillies are expected to activate the third baseman from the disabled list Friday.

  14. Cardinals skipping Michael Wacha’s next start for “rest”

    Jun 19, 2014, 5:12 PM EDT

    NLCS - Los Angeles Dodgers v St Louis Cardinals

    Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha will not make his scheduled start Sunday, but the team says he’s healthy and they’re simply giving the 22-year-old some rest to limit his workload.

  15. Mets sign No. 10 pick Michael Conforto

    Jun 19, 2014, 4:20 PM EDT

    Michael Conforto

    Jim Callis of MLB.com reports that the Mets and first-round draft pick Michael Conforto have agreed to $2.97 million bonus that’s the exact slot recommendation for the 10th overall pick.

  16. Rays lose David DeJesus to fractured hand

    Jun 19, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    David DeJesus

    David DeJesus has been one of the Rays’ few productive hitters this season, but now the veteran outfielder will be out of the lineup for a while with a fractured right hand suffered Wednesday on a check swing.

  17. Walk-off hitting hero last night, demoted to Triple-A today

    Jun 19, 2014, 3:05 PM EDT

    Tony Campana Diamondbacks

    Tony Campana’s walk-off single gave the Diamondbacks a win over the Brewers last night and his reward is a demotion to Triple-A about 15 hours later.

  18. Rangers release Daniel Bard after he posted a 175.50 ERA at Single-A

    Jun 19, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

    daniel bard getty

    Daniel Bard walked or plunked 16 of the 18 total batters he faced, and today the Rangers decided they’d seen enough and released the 29-year-old right-hander and his 175.50 ERA.

  19. Raul Ibanez is 42 years old and hitting .153, but Angels manager Mike Scioscia is sticking with him

    Jun 19, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Raul Ibanez Angels

    Angels manager Mike Scioscia is taking a lot of heat locally for continuing to play struggling 42-year-old Raul Ibanez, especially after the team called up first base prospect C.J. Cron to provide an alternative at designated hitter.

  20. Brett Cecil tried to pitch through a groin injury and it went poorly

    Jun 19, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Brett Cecil;

    Brett Cecil was available out of the Blue Jays’ bullpen last night against the Yankees after taking five days off to rest a groin injury, but the former All-Star setup man walked the first batter he faced and then allowed a bases-clearing triple to Brian McCann.

  21. Mark Trumbo and the Diamondbacks disagree about his return timetable

    Jun 19, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    mark trumbo getty

    Mark Trumbo’s recovery from a fractured foot has taken much longer than expected, but the Diamondbacks left fielder said yesterday that he’s “good to go” and wants to begin a minor-league rehab assignment.

  22. Yonder Alonso is headed to the disabled list and might not have a job when he gets back

    Jun 19, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Washington Nationals v San Diego Padres

    Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso has been out since Monday with a sore right wrist and Bernie Wilson of the Associated Press reports that he’ll be placed on the disabled list.

  23. Mariners sign No. 6 pick Alex Jackson for above-slot bonus

    Jun 18, 2014, 5:31 PM EDT

    Alex Jackson Mariners

    Jim Callis of MLB.com reports that the Mariners have signed No. 6 overall draft pick Alex Jackson to an above-slot bonus worth more than $4 million.

  24. Indians designate Josh Outman for assignment

    Jun 18, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

    Josh Outman Indians

    Cleveland activated right-hander Zach McAllister from the disabled list and to make room for his return to the roster the Indians designated left-hander Josh Outman for assignment.

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