MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for June 1

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

Carlos Beltran may be ready to start doing this again. (USATSI)
Carlos Beltran may be ready to start doing this again. (USATSI)

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

INJURY UPDATES

- Angels: An MRI on the injured back of CF Mike Trout showed some inflammation but was otherwise clean.

- Giants: RHP Matt Cain (hamstring) is likely to return to the mound on Friday against the Mets, suggests MGR Bruce Bochy. (Henry Schulman, San Francisco Chronicle)

- Indians: Have placed RHP Danny Salazar on the Triple-A disabled list with a strained triceps.

- Padres: RHP Andrew Cashner (elbow) will start Saturday against the Nationals.

- Rangers: Placed RHP Alexi Ogando on the disabled list with elbow inflammation.

- Rays: RHP Jeremy Hellickson (elbow surgery) says he'll begin a minor-league rehab assignment on Saturday at the High-A level. (Roger Mooney via Twitter)

- Rockies: Placed OF Carlos Gonzalez on the 15-day DL with finger inflammation.

- Yankees: According to MGR Joe Girardi, OF Carlos Beltran could be back in the Yanks' lineup on Thursday. Beltran hasn't played since May 12 because of bone spurs in his throwing elbow. He's batting .234/.286/.430 on the season. (Bryan Hoch via Twitter)

RUMORS, SPECULATION, NEWS, ETC.

- Marlins: According to Ken Rosenthal, Miami recently tried to swing a deal for Oakland reliever Jim Johnson.

- Pirates: There are conflicting reports on whether or not the Pirates will call up top prospect OF Gregory Polanco on Friday.

- Rays: LHP David Price was fined but not suspended for plunking Red Sox DH David Ortiz last week.

TRANSACTIONS

- Royals: Have released RHP Brett Tomko.

- Tigers: Have designated INF Danny Worth for assignment.

- Yankees: Have designated RHP Alfredo Aceves for assignment

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