MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for June 11

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

Cliff Lee still has soreness in his elbow.
Cliff Lee still has soreness in his elbow. (USATSI)

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Another day of baseball is in the books. Here is a recap of Wednesday's news from around the league:


Mariners: Activated 1B Logan Morrison (hamstring) off the 15-day DL, the club announced.

Marlins: Released RHP Henry Rodriguez. (

Red Sox: Signed OF Andres Torres to a minor league contract to provide center field depth.

Yankees: Activated RHP Shawn Kelley (back) off the 15-day DL, the team announced. RHP Matt Daley was sent to Triple-A in a corresponding move ... acquired LHP David Huff from the Giants for cash, the team announced. Designated LHP Wade LeBlanc for assignment in a corresponding move.

White Sox: Acquired RHP Shawn Hill from the Blue Jays for cash considerations, the club announced.


Cubs: Signed fourth overall pick C Kyle Schwarber to a below-slot $3.125 million bonus.

Padres: Signed 51st overall pick OF Michael Gettys to an above-slot $1.3 million bonus. (

Rangers: Signed 30th overall pick RHP Luis Ortiz to a slightly below-slot $1.75 million bonus, the team announced.

Tigers: Signed 23rd overall pick OF Derek Hill to a slightly above-average $2 million bonus. (


Athletics: OF Josh Reddick (knee) played catch and will resume full baseball activities on Friday. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Cardinals: RHP Adam Wainwright (elbow) returned to St. Louis for tests. An MRI revealed no structural damage.

Cubs: C Welington Castillo (rib cage) took dry swings and hit off a tee. He is expected back later this month. (

Dodgers: SS Hanley Ramirez was scratched from Wednesday's lineup with a sore shoulder and is day-to-day, the team announced ... RHP Chad Billingsley (Tommy John surgery) will visit the doctor after his bullpen session was cut short due to discomfort.

Giants: 3B Pablo Sandoval was scratched from Wednesday's lineup with an illness and is day-to-day the team announced.

Mariners: Placed OF Michael Saunders (shoulder) and 1B Justin Smoak (quad) on the 15-day DL, the team announced.

Mets: RHP Dillon Gee (lat) is expected to throw off a mound in the coming days. (ESPN New York)

Nationals: Placed C Wilson Ramos on 15-day DL with a hamstring injury.

Phillies: LHP Cliff Lee (elbow) threw for the first time since landing on the DL and said the soreness is still there. (Philadelphia Daily News)

Pirates: Placed LHP Francisco Liriano on the 15-day DL with an oblique injury ... UTIL Josh Harrison left Wednesday's game with an ankle issue and is day-to-day. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Rockies: OF Carlos Gonzalez had a "fatty mass with tentacles" removed from his finger.


All-Star Game: Clint Hurdle and Fredi Gonzalez will join Mike Matheny on the NL coaching staff while Terry Francona and Ron Gardenhire will join John Farrell on the AL staff.

Rays: Snapped their franchise record 31-inning scoreless streak in a win over the Cardinals.

Reds: RHP Carlos Marmol left the team's Triple-A affiliate without permission. He has been placed on the restricted list.

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