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MLB news, rumors and injury roundup for June 27

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

Cliff Lee threw a simulated game Friday.
Cliff Lee threw a simulated game Friday. (USATSI)

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Friday night brought us some pretty outstanding action in Major League Baseball. If you missed out, that's a shame.

As for the non-game news, notes, rumors, injury updates and everything in between, we've got you covered? For the full story, as always, click on the provided links.

To the bulletpoints!

ROSTER MOVES

Angels/Pirates: The clubs traded Jason Grilli and Ernesto Frieri for each other.

Mariners: Michael Saunders was activated from the disabled list and as a corresponding move, Jesus Montero was sent back to the minors.

Orioles: As expected, they placed Bud Norris on the disabled list with a strained groin.

Phillies: Carlos Ruiz has been placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list.

Reds: They have signed Cuban import Raisel Iglesias to a seven-year, $27 million deal.

White Sox: The club designated Scott Downs for assignment and recalled Eric Surkamp from Triple-A Charlotte.

Twins: Shortstop Danny Santana was placed on the DL while pitcher Yohan Pino was recalled.

INJURY UPDATES

A's: Derek Norris had to leave Friday's game early due to lower back tightness (MLB.com).

Angels: Tyler Skaggs will start either Wednesday or Thursday in his return from the DL (Angels.com).

Astros: Dexter Fowler was a late scratch from the lineup Friday with a stiff back (Ultimate Astros).

Blue Jays: Brett Cecil threw off the mound and is preparing for a rehab assignment (bluejays.com).

Braves: Evan Gattis is day to day after leaving the game with back spasms.

Cubs: After crashing into the outfield wall in Wrigley Field Thursday, Junior Lake said he's feeling fine (Cubs.com).

Diamondbacks: Chris Owings was a late scratch from the lineup due to a left shoulder injury (diamondbacks.com).

Indians: Justin Masterson was scratched from his scheduled start Sunday due to a knee injury.

Mariners: James Paxton threw a 25-pitch bullpen session and said he felt "good" and "smooth." (Mariners.com).

Mets: David Wright has been sent back to New York for an MRI on his left shoulder.

Orioles: Top pitching prospect Dylan Bundy made his third rehab start for Class A Aberdeen Friday. CHECK HOW HE DID

Padres: Carlos Quentin was a late scratch from the lineup Friday due to a sore shoulder, meanwhile Andrew Cashner will start playing catch again in the next few days (Friar Wire).

Phillies: Cliff Lee threw a 40-pitch simulated game and said he felt good. He'll do the same thing within the next three days before a next step is decided (philly.com).

Red Sox: Both Shane Victorino and Will Middlebrooks have been shut down indefinitely.

Rockies: Wilin Rosario left Thursday's game with a back injury and was held out of the starting lineup Friday (rockies.com). Also, Brett Anderson will start his rehab stint soon (rockies.com).

Twins: Trevor Plouffe eyes a Monday return (Twins.com).

White Sox: Leg soreness kept Adam Eaton out of the lineup Friday (whitesox.com).

Yankees: CC Sabathia will throw 40-45 pitches in a rehab start Saturday for High-A Tampa (Yankees.com).

MISCELLANY (including trade rumors)

David Price: He's on his way out of Tampa Bay, but not just yet, reports Jon Heyman.

Athletics: Their agreed-upon lease with O.co Coliseum wasn't approved by the city, as a few officials boycotted the meeting.

Blue Jays: They are looking at second basemen, but not Daniel Murphy, as the club wants a defensive guy, reports Jon Heyman.

Blue Jays/Padres: The Jays are interested in Chase Headley, reports utsandiego.com.

Padres: They interviewed former Marlins executive Larry Beinfest for the vacant general manager position, the club announced in a press release.

Pirates: They offered phenom Gregory Polanco a real long deal (10-plus years), but there's a gap in negotiations, reports Jon Heyman.

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