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Tigers re-sign Drew Hutchison

The Tigers have re-signed righty Drew Hutchison to a new minor league contract, MLBTR has confirmed. Chris McCosky of the Detroit News tweeted yesterday that a new deal between the Tigers and the ACES client was expected to come together at some point this week. That’s now three minor league...
DETROIT, MI
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Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson joins LSU

In a surprise midseason move, Minnesota Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson is leaving the team to return to the college ranks, as D1 Baseball’s Kendall Rogers reports that Johnson has been hired as LSU’s new pitching coach. Johnson is in his fourth season with the Twins but has...
BATON ROUGE, LA
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Kris Bryant could return to Rockies on Monday

Kris Bryant looks to be close to returning to the Rockies lineup, as manager Bud Black told reporters (including MLB.com’s Thomas Harding) that Bryant will return to the team for an evaluation on Monday. If all goes well, Bryant could be activated from the injured list for Monday's game against the Dodgers.
DENVER, CO

Ronald Acuna Jr. suffers foot injury, could be headed to 10-day IL

Ronald Acuna Jr. fouled a ball off his left foot during Saturday’s game, and the injury eventually forced the Braves star to leave the lineup. While x-rays were negative, Acuna told reporters (including ESPN’s Marly Rivera) today that a trip to the 10-day injured list is a possibility “because I can’t put any weight on my foot.” To this end, Acuna had to use a scooter to get around the clubhouse Sunday, though he wasn’t wearing a protective boot.
ATLANTA, GA

Paul DeJong unlikely to earn Cardinals' roster spot back from Tommy Edman?

After years of declining offense, the Cardinals optioned Paul DeJong to the minors in early May. Since that time, he’s showed some improved results, relatively speaking. Through 37 games with the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds, he’s hitting .230/.276/.500. The resulting 95 wRC+ is still below league average, but is miles ahead of the 25 wRC+ he posted at the MLB level this year.
SAINT LOUIS, MO

Giants place Brandon Crawford on 10-day IL

The Giants placed shortstop Brandon Crawford on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to June 25) due to left knee inflammation. The recently acquired Yermin Mercedes has been called up from Triple-A Sacramento and will take Crawford’s spot on the active roster. Crawford hurt his knee Tuesday while awkwardly sliding...
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Diamondbacks designate reliever Ryan Weiss for assignment

The Diamondbacks announced a few roster moves prior to Sunday’s game. As was previously reported, lefty Dallas Keuchel was selected to the roster to start the game. To create room on the active roster, right-hander Sean Poppen was optioned following Saturday's game. To create space on the 40-man roster, righty Ryan Weiss was designated for assignment.
PHOENIX, AZ

Astros reinstate Jeremy Pena from IL, option Chas McCormick

The Astros announced that shortstop Jeremy Pena has been reinstated from the injured list, reports Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle. Outfielder Chas McCormick was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move. Pena landed on the IL with thumb discomfort but has returned fairly quickly, as no serious structural damage...
HOUSTON, TX

Rangers place RHP Matt Bush on 15-day IL

The Rangers announced a pile of roster moves Sunday, in addition to a couple of moves that were announced after Saturday’s game. Left-hander Taylor Hearn and infielder Ezequiel Duran were optioned to Triple-A Round Rock. A third opening was created when right-hander Matt Bush was placed on the 15-day injured list, retroactive to June 25, with right forearm soreness. Those openings will be filled by Steven Duggar, Glenn Otto and Josh Sborz.
ARLINGTON, TX

Marlins select Erik Gonzalez, designate Willians Astudillo

The Marlins announced to reporters, including Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald, that they have selected the contract of infielder Erik Gonzalez. To make room for him on the active roster, infielder Willians Astudillo has been designated for assignment. Astudillo, 30, spent the first four years of his career with...
MIAMI, FL

Brewers place Hunter Renfroe on IL with calf strain

The Brewers announced that outfielder Hunter Renfroe has been placed on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to June 23, with a left calf strain. Infielder/outfielder Pablo Reyes was recalled to take his place on the active roster. Losing Renfroe’s bat is a notable blow to the Brewers’ lineup, as he’s...
MILWAUKEE, WI

Dallas Keuchel to start for Diamondbacks Sunday

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo informed reporters, including Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, that lefty Dallas Keuchel will start Sunday’s game for the club. Keuchel isn’t currently on Arizona’s 40-man roster, meaning a corresponding move of some kind will be required. Keuchel, 34, began the season with...
PHOENIX, AZ

Bryce Harper leaves Saturday's game after being hit by pitch

Bryce Harper left Saturday’s game in the fourth inning after being hit on the hand by a Blake Snell fastball. The reigning NL MVP had to quickly duck to avoid an up-and-in offering from Snell, but the ball still made contact with Harper’s hand, leaving him in obvious pain. Johan Camargo took Harper’s place on the basepaths and in the lineup as the Phillies’ designated hitter.
PHILADELPHIA, PA

Report: Yankees have 'talked' with Reds about RHP Luis Castillo

We’ve already heard about a few teams with interest in the Cincinnati Reds’ starting pitching, and it isn’t surprising that the New York Yankees are also on that list. According to The Athletic’s Peter Gammons, the Yankees have “talked” with Cincinnati about right-hander Luis Castillo, and Reds scouts have been watching pitching prospect Will Warren.
CINCINNATI, OH

Wander Franco likely to return to Rays from 10-day IL on Sunday

The Rays are hopeful of activating shortstop Wander Franco from the 10-day injured list on Sunday, manager Kevin Cash told reporters (including The Tampa Bay Times’ Marc Topkin). Franco hasn’t played since May 30 due to a right quad strain, though he did rejoin the Rays Saturday after finishing a five-game minor league rehab assignment. Cash said that Franco will meet with team trainers before the official go-ahead is given to reinstate him to the active roster.

Rangers outright RHP Spencer Patton to Triple-A

The Texas Rangers announced that right-hander Spencer Patton has been outrighted off the 40-man roster and assigned to Triple-A Round Rock. Patton was designated for assignment earlier this week. Now in his fifth MLB campaign, Patton has a 3.86 ERA and 52.6% grounder rate over seven innings this season, all...
ARLINGTON, TX

Royals are exploring Andrew Benintendi trades

With the Royals struggling, Andrew Benintendi has been seen as a logical trade candidate as the deadline approaches. To this end, “the Royals are actively seeking a buyer for” the outfielder, The Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham writes. There isn’t any indication that a deal could be close,...
KANSAS CITY, MO