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MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for June 28

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

Brandon McCarthy expects to be on the move before the trade deadline. (USATSI)
Brandon McCarthy expects to be on the move before the trade deadline. (USATSI)

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

RUMORS, SPECULATION, NEWS, ETC.

- Diamondbacks: RHP Brandon McCarthy (5.11 ERA, 4.83 K/BB ratio, 104 IP) sounds as though he expects to be traded prior to the July 31 non-waiver deadline. "It certainly seems likely," McCarthy said of the possibility of his being dealt to a contender, "but if I am still here at the end of September, then great. It is a place I enjoy." (Jack Magruder, Fox Sports Arizona)

- Marlins: OF Giancarlo Stanton has reportedly agreed to participate in the upcoming Home Run Derby.

- Phillies: Team president David Montgomery says he hesitates to undertake a rebuilding effort because he doesn't want to see attendance drop. (Kevin Cooney, Bucks County Courier Times)

- Red Sox: On Saturday, the Sox called up highly touted prospect Mookie Betts.

- Royals: Our own Jon Heyman tweets that the Royals have signed LHP Brandon Finnegan, the no. 17 pick of the June draft out of TCU, to a $2,200,600 bonus.

INJURY UPDATES

- Astros: LHP Dallas Keuchel was scratched from his scheduled Saturday start because of left wrist inflammation. He hopes to make his next scheduled start. (Evan Drellich via Twitter)

- Dodgers: SS Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) was back in the lineup on Saturday.

- Mets: The team says 3B David Wright won't require a DL stint for his bruised rotator cuff, at least not at this time. He'll be reexamined on Monday. (Adam Rubin via Twitter)

- Nationals: OF Bryce Harper (thumb) hit three home runs in what should be his final minor-league rehab game. He's expected to be activated from the DL on Monday.

- Rangers: The team will wait until July 7 to decide whether LHP Derek Holland (offseason knee surgery) is ready to begin a minor-league rehab assignment. (Anthony Andro, Fox Sports Southwest)

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