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MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for June 1

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

The Orioles got a scare regarding MLB home run leader Nelson Cruz on Sunday. (USATSI)
The Orioles got a scare regarding MLB home run leader Nelson Cruz on Sunday. (USATSI)

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Here's all that's worth knowing for Sunday, June 1 (click here for today's scores) …

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Our MLB insider writes that highly regarded draft prospect SS Nick Gordon recently worked out for the Phillies, who own the no. 7 pick. He's not likely to fall that far, though.

INJURY UPDATES

- Angels: OF Mike Trout's stiff back is improving but he sat out a second straight game on Sunday. (Alden Gonzalez via Twitter)

- Marlins: Have placed C Jarrod Saltalamacchia on the 7-day concussion DL.

- Orioles: OF/DH Nelson Cruz is day-to-day after being struck on the left hand by a pitch from Scott Feldman on Sunday. X-rays were negative. Cruz suffered the injury in the third inning and was later removed from the game. It's possible he'll be back in the lineup on Tuesday against his former team, the Rangers. (Roch Kubatko, MASN)

- Rays: Have placed OF Wil Myers on the DL with a sprained right wrist.

- Red Sox: Will place OF Mike Carp on the DL with a broken foot.

- White Sox: Will reportedly activate 1B Jose Abreu (ankle) from the DL on Monday.

TRANSACTIONS

- Pirates, Marlins: The Pirates acquired the 39th overall pick in the upcoming MLB draft from the Marlins in exchange for RHP Bryan Morris.

- Pirates, Braves: The Pirates claimed RHP Wirfin Obispo off waivers from the Braves.

- Royals: Recalled 3B Mike Moustakas prior to Sunday's game.

RUMORS, SPECULATION, NEWS, ETC.

- Cubs: Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe speculates that the Red Sox, Rangers and then Giants figure to be able to put together the most attractive trade package for RHP Jeff Samardzija.

- Dodgers: The team was reportedly warned in a letter from MLB about the slow pace of some of its pitchers.

- Marlins: MLB.com's Joe Frisaro writes that the Marlins are expected to make another deal of some kind in advance of Thursday's draft.

- Red Sox: SS Stephen Drew will reportedly join the active roster on Monday.

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