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MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for June 16

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

First-rounder Luke Weaver has been inked by the Cardinals. (USATSI)
First-rounder Luke Weaver has been inked by the Cardinals. (USATSI)

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

INJURY UPDATES

- Cardinals: According to GM John Mozeliak, RHP Joe Kelly (hamstring) has made progress and may be two or three weeks from rejoining the active roster. (Derrick Goold, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

- Diamondbacks: Have placed RHP Bronson Arroyo on the DL with a sore elbow.

- Dodgers: RHP Chad Billingsley will undergo season-ending elbow surgery. He hasn't pitched since April of 2013 ... OF Carl Crawford (ankle) has been shut down for the time being. He's been on the DL since May 27. (Steve Dilbeck, Los Angeles Times)

- Marlins: Among other moves, placed OF Christian Yelich on the DL with a lower back strain.

- Orioles: C Matt Wieters will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery on his right (throwing) elbow.

- Pirates: RHP Gerrit Cole (shoulder) felt good following a Sunday bullpen session and could be one to two weeks from returning to the rotation. (Bill Brink, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

- Red Sox: RHP Clay Buchholz (knee) will make at least one more minor-league rehab start before rejoining the rotation (Alex Speier via Twitter)

RUMORS, SPECULATION, NEWS, ETC.

- Cardinals: Agreed to terms with top overall pick RHP Luke Weaver (Florida State, no. 27 overall) on a slot bonus of $1.843 million. He'll report to the rookie-level Gulf Coast League on Wednesday. (Jennifer Langosch via Twitter)

- Giants: Have signed 23-year-old Cuban OF Daniel Carbonell to a major-league contract. The deal is worth $3.5 million over four years.

- Twins: Have released OF Jason Kubel.

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