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Aaron Gleeman

  1. Jhoulys Chacin has rotator cuff fraying

    Jul 2, 2014, 5:24 PM EDT

    chacin getty

    Earlier this week the Rockies placed right-hander Jhoulys Chacin on the disabled list with a shoulder injury and now he’s been diagnosed fraying in his rotator cuff.

  2. Rockies acquire Jair Jurrjens from Reds

    Jul 2, 2014, 4:52 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles pitcher Jurrjens throws his warm up pitches before facing Toronto Blue Jays in first inning of their MLB baseball spring training game in Dunedin

    Here’s how bad things have gotten for Jair Jurrjens just three seasons after making the All-Star team at age 25: He’s now being passed around Triple-A by teams in need of organizational depth.

  3. Phillies move Mike Adams to the 60-day disabled list, ruling him out until August

    Jul 2, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Philadelphia Phillies

    So much for the Phillies possibly trading Mike Adams before the July 31 deadline: The rehabbing right-hander has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list, which means he won’t even be eligible to return until early August.

  4. Blue Jays sign first-round draft picks Jeff Hoffman and Max Pentecost

    Jul 2, 2014, 3:31 PM EDT

    Max Pentecost

    No. 9 overall pick, right-hander Jeff Hoffman, and No. 11 overall pick, catcher Max Pentecost, have reportedly agreed to the slot-recommended signing bonuses of $3.1 million and $2.9 million respectively.

  5. Padres sign Seth Smith to $13 million contract extension

    Jul 2, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    Seth Smith Padres

    Apparently not having an actual general manager following the firing of Josh Byrnes isn’t stopping the Padres from making significant moves, as the team announced that they’ve agreed to a two-year, $13 million contract extension with outfielder Seth Smith.

  6. Padres to place Everth Cabrera on the disabled list

    Jul 2, 2014, 1:45 PM EDT

    everth cabrera getty

    Initially the Padres indicated that they’d wait a few days to see how Everth Cabrera’s hamstring injury felt before making a disabled list decision, but Corey Brock of MLB.com reports that the shortstop will be placed on the DL before tonight’s game.

  7. Mark Teixeira has fluid drained from knee, won’t play today

    Jul 2, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

    Mark Teixeira

    According to manager Joe Girardi “he’s played through this and we fully expect him to be back in there tomorrow.”

  8. Strained oblique muscle sends Joe Mauer to the disabled list

    Jul 2, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT

    joe mauer getty

    Joe Mauer was finally beginning to look like his old self following last year’s season-ending concussion and a terrible start to this season, hitting .320 over his last 20 games, but last night he suffered a strained oblique muscle while hitting a double to extend his hitting streak to 12 games.

  9. Once again, the Marlins are telling Giancarlo Stanton he won’t be traded

    Jul 2, 2014, 10:55 AM EDT

    Giancarlo Stanton

    One of the more interesting tidbits within the Astros’ leaked internal communications earlier this week was an potential trade for Marlins superstar Giancarlo Stanton, which means the Marlins are yet again trying to convince the baseball world and Stanton that he’s not going to be traded.

  10. No one is giving Paul Goldschmidt anything to hit

    Jul 2, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Amid the Diamondbacks’ horrible season first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is having another excellent year, batting .300 with 15 homers and a league-leading 28 doubles for a .921 OPS that nearly matches last year’s career-high of .952.

  11. Orioles designate Nolan Reimold for assignment

    Jul 1, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

    nolan reimold getty

    Not so long ago Nolan Reimold was a top prospect who turned in an impressive rookie campaign with Baltimore, but he’s been injured and ineffective since then and now the Orioles have designated him for assignment.

  12. White Sox release Mitchell Boggs

    Jul 1, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT

    mitchell boggs cardinals getty

    Mitchell Boggs signed a minor-league deal with the White Sox in the hopes of rejuvenating his career following a brutal 2013, but he was horrendous at Triple-A and now he’s been released.

  13. Rangers designate Joe Saunders for assignment

    Jul 1, 2014, 3:40 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Tampa Bay Rays

    Joe Saunders talked himself back into the Rangers’ rotation last month following an injury, saying that he didn’t want to take on a bullpen role, but after going 0-5 with a 6.18 ERA in eight starts overall this season Texas has designated the left-hander for assignment.

  14. Angels acquire Rich Hill from Red Sox

    Jul 1, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    Rich Hill

    Rich Hill has spent all season at Triple-A and now the Red Sox have traded to him the Angels, who immediately called up the left-handed reliever.

  15. Red Sox release Chris Capuano

    Jul 1, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    Chris Capuano Red Sox

    Chris Capuano passed through waivers unclaimed after being designated for assignment by the Red Sox last week and the veteran left-hander has been released.

  16. Astros make sweeping roster changes, including calling up prospect Domingo Santana

    Jul 1, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

    Domingo Santana Astros

    There’s something to talk about in Houston besides yesterday’s leaked documents and PR disaster.

  17. James Paxton has resumed rehabbing his shoulder injury

    Jul 1, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    james paxton getty

    Taijuan Walker rejoined the Mariners’ rotation yesterday after a long time on the sidelines and fellow top pitching prospect James Paxton is finally making some progress in his return as well.

  18. Jose Bautista is back in the Blue Jays’ lineup

    Jul 1, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Jose Bautista AP

    Bautista is leading the American League in All-Star votes with nearly five million and also leads the league in walks and on-base percentage while hitting .304 with 15 homers and a .956 OPS in 78 games.

  19. Rays place Yunel Escobar on the disabled list

    Jul 1, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Yunel Escobar

    Escobar has had a poor first half, batting .244 with four homers and a .650 OPS that’s 80 points below his career mark, and his usually stellar defensive numbers have dipped significantly.

  20. Brian McCann calls his first half season with the Yankees “horrible”

    Jul 1, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    The struggling catcher is owed $17 million per season through 2018.

  21. Brian Cashman says Michael Pineda is taking “baby steps”

    Jun 30, 2014, 5:47 PM EDT

    Michael Pineda

    Yankees general manager Brian Cashman gave an update on Michael Pineda’s setback-filled recovery from a strained back muscle, telling Brendan Kuty of the Newark Star Ledger that the rehabbing right-hander “is going through baby steps.”

  22. Joel Pineiro released by Angels, suspended 50 games for stimulant

    Jun 30, 2014, 5:07 PM EDT

    Joel Pineiro

    Pineiro was once a solid mid-rotation starter for the Mariners, Cardinals, and Angels, earning nearly $50 million over a 12-year career, but he hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2011 and at age 35 he looks finished.

  23. David Wright is out until at least Friday with shoulder injury

    Jun 30, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

    David Wright

    For now at least David Wright has avoided the disabled list with a bruised rotator cuff in his left shoulder, but the Mets just announced that the All-Star third baseman will be out of the lineup until at least Friday.

  24. More shoulder problems send Jhoulys Chacin back to the disabled list

    Jun 30, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    chacin getty

    Rockies right-hander Jhoulys Chacin, who began the year on the disabled list with a shoulder injury and missed the first month of the season, is now headed back to the DL with more shoulder problems.

  25. Bryce Harper rejoins the Nationals, pushing Ryan Zimmerman back to third base

    Jun 30, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    As expected, the Nationals have activated Bryce Harper from the disabled list for tonight’s game against the Rockies after the outfielder missed two months with a torn ligament in his left thumb that required surgery.

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