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MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for June 12

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

Mets starter-turned-closer Jennry Mejia has a back issue.
Mets starter-turned-closer Jenrry Mejia has a back issue. (USATSI)

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

RUMORS & TRANSACTIONS

Blue Jays: Acquired OF Adron Chambers from the Astros for LHP Alejandro Solarte and IF Will Dupont, the team announced.

Cubs: Signed C Yorvit Torrealba to a minor league contract. (Chicago Tribune)

Diamondbacks: Claimed UTIL Jordan Pacheco off waivers from the Rockies, the team announced. OF Nick Evans was designated for assignment to clear a roster spot ... Demoted RHP Trevor Cahill all the way down to High Class-A ... several teams have expressed trade interest in Triple-A SS Nick Ahmed. (Fox Sports)

Mariners: Recalled 1B Jesus Montero from Triple-A Tacoma. He will primarily DH against left-handed pitchers.

White Sox: Acquired OF Matt Tuiasosopo from the Blue Jays for cash, the team announced.

NOTABLE DRAFT PICK SIGNINGS

Angels: Signed 53rd overall pick RHP Joe Gatto to an over-slot $1.2 million bonus. (MLB Daily Dish)

Athletics: Agreed to sign 25th overall pick 3B Matt Chapman to a slightly below-slot $1.75 million bonus. (MLB.com)

Braves: Close to a deal with 32nd overall pick 1B Braxton Davidson. It is reportedly worth close to the $1.705 million slot value. (MLB.com)

Marlins: Are in "advanced negotiations" with second overall pick RHP Tyler Kolek. A deal is expected to be announced in the coming days. (MLB.com)

Pirates: Agreed to sign 64th overall pick RHP Mitch Keller to an over-slot $1 million bonus. (MLB.com)

Rays: Signed 60th overall pick RHP Cameron Varga to an over-slot $1.1 million bonus, the team announced.

Rockies: Agreed to sign 48th overall pick RHP Ryan Castellani to a $1.1 million bonus. (MLB Daily Dish)

INJURY UPDATES

Astros: 2B Jose Altuve left Thursday's game after being hit by a pitch in the right hand. X-rays were negative and he is day-to-day.

Cubs: 2B/OF Emilio Bonifacio left Thursday's game with a ribcage injury. (ESPN Chicago)

Indians: Activated 1B/OF Nick Swisher (knee) off the 15-day DL and placed DH Jason Giambi (knee) on the 15-day DL.

Mets: RHP Jenrry Mejia left Thursday's game with back stiffness, the team announced.

Pirates: RHP Gerrit Cole (shoulder) threw a bullpen session and said everything went fine. (Pittsburgh Tribune Review)

Red Sox: OF Shane Victorino (hamstring) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment in the coming days ... SS Stephen Drew reaggravated his oblique injury and could be headed for the DL. (MassLive.com)

Yankees: OF Jacoby Ellsbury left Thursday's game with right hip tightness and is day-to-day, the team announced ... CC Sabathia (knee) could begin throwing off a mound next week, manager Joe Girardi announced.

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