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MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for June 7

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

The Red Sox will get Mike Napoli back on Sunday.
The Red Sox will get Mike Napoli back on Sunday. (USATSI)

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The 2014 amateur draft came to an end on Saturday night, after 40 rounds and over 1,200 picks. The full draft results can be found at MLB.com. Here is a recap of Saturday's baseball news from around the league.

RUMORS & TRANSACTIONS

Angels: Signed RHP Joel Pineiro to a minor league contract, the team announced.

Padres: Designated LHP Jason Lane for assignment, the team announced. The move clears a roster spot for RHP Andrew Cashner (elbow), who was activated off the 15-day DL.

Rays: Designated RHP Josh Lueke for assignment, the club announced. RHP Kirby Yates was called up in a corresponding roster move.

Twins: Agreed to sign 1B/DH Kendrys Morales to a one-year contract worth a pro-rated $14 million. It's an odd fit.

NOTABLE DRAFT PICK SIGNINGS

Astros: Have "a verbal agreement in place" with first overall pick LHP Brady Aiken. The bonus is believed to be worth $6.5 million, tying the record for a high school pitcher. (MLB.com)

Brewers: Signed supplemental first round pick IF Jacob Gatewood for $1.83 million (Baseball America) ... agreed to terms with second round pick OF Monte Harrison on a $1.8 million bonus. (MLB.com)

INJURY UPDATES

Blue Jays: RHP Sergio Santos (forearm) will throw a bullpen session on Sunday before beginning a minor league rehab assignment next week. (Sportsnet)

Braves: RHP Jordan Walden (hamstring) had his scheduled minor league rehab appearance pushed back from Saturday to Sunday. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Diamondbacks: RHP J.J. Putz (forearm) will likely throw a simulated game on Monday. (Fox Sports Arizona)

Dodgers: Both OF Yasiel Puig and 2B Dee Gordon are day to day with hip injuries ... RHP Chad Billingsley (Tommy John surgery) will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Sunday. (MLB.com)

Mets: OF Juan Lagares (abdomen) still has not resumed baseball activities (ESPN New York)

Nationals: LHP Gio Gonzalez (shoulder) will make one more minor league rehab start on June 12. (Washington Post)

Orioles: RHP Miguel Gonzalez (oblique) will throw a bullpen session in the coming days before making a minor league rehab appearance next week. (Baltimore Sun)

Phillies: Placed RHP Mike Adams on the 15-day DL with right rotator cuff inflammation, the team announced.

Pirates: RHP Gerrit Cole will miss Monday's scheduled start with shoulder fatigue and may be placed on the disabled list.

Red Sox: 1B Mike Napoli (finger) will be activated off the 15-day DL on Sunday, the team announced ... RHP Clay Buchholz (knee) will throw a simulated game on Sunday. (Fox Sports)

Rockies: RHP Rafael Betancourt (Tommy John surgery) threw a 48-pitch bullpen session. (MLB.com)

MISCELLANY

Pete Rose: Will manage the independent Bridgeport Bluefish for one game on June 16.

Padres: Drafted Browns QB Johnny Manziel in the 28th round of the draft.

 
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