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MLB injury, news and rumors roundup for June 29

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

Should the Red Sox trade Jon Lester? One Boston columnist says yes.
Should the Red Sox trade Jon Lester? One Boston columnist says yes. (USATSI)

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Another June day of games in the books, and we're now just one day of action away from July. Time flies, eh? Anyway, let's dive in to our nightly roundup. As a reminder, these are just quick hitting bullets. For the full story, click on through the provided link when applicable.

ROSTER MOVES

A's: Josh Reddick was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a knee injury. Nate Freiman was promoted from Triple-A as a corresponding move.

Cardinals: The club promoted reliever Jorge Rondon from Triple-A while optioning Eric Fornataro.

Diamondbacks: Chris Owings was placed on the disabled list. Nick Ahmed was called up from Triple-A Reno as a corresponding move.

Diamondbacks/Phillies: Ronny Cedeno was traded to Arizona for Raywilly Gomez, the Phillies announced.

Mariners: They'll call on Taijuan Walker to start Monday.

Marlins: Christian Yelich was activated from the DL and Dan Jennings was recalled from the minors. Jake Marisnick and Anthony DeSclafani were optioned to the minors.

INJURY UPDATES

A's: Derek Norris continues to deal with back soreness (MLB.com).

Angels: A lymph gland is swollen in Albert Pujols' groin (Angels.com).

Astros: Dallas Keuchel is hoping to make his next start, in spite of inflammation in his throwing hand (Astros.com). Also, a stiff back is still sidelining Dexter Fowler (Astros.com).

Braves: Expect David Carpenter to return to the bullpen Wednesday (Braves.com). Also, the club is hoping to avoid a DL stint with catcher Evan Gattis (ajc.com).

Brewers: Carlos Gomez was out of the lineup Sunday and is day to day with a neck injury. He's likely to return Tuesday. Jean Segura, though, could miss a few more games due to cramping in his quads (jsonline.com).

Dodgers: Hanley Ramirez might have to hit the disabled list due to a left calf injury (Dodgers.com).

Indians: Justin Masterson (knee) has been cleared to start Tuesday (cleveland.com).

Mets: Terry Collins is still holding out hope that David Wright can avoid a DL stint (mets.com). Also, Dillon Gee reports that he felt no pain during a minor-league rehab start (newsday.com).

Nationals: Bryce Harper is returning to the club Monday. Who goes to the bench?

Rays: Yunel Escobar might need a stint on the disabled list (rays.com).

Rockies: They got good news on the rehab progress of Nolan Arenado (Rockies.com).

Yankees: Carlos Beltran has a sore right forearm (Yankees.com).

MISCELLANY (including trade rumors)

Giants: Sergio Romo is no longer the club's primary closer.

Home Run Derby: Though he previously said he wasn't interested, White Sox slugger Jose Abreu now won't rule out his participation in the Derby (whitesox.com). Nelson Cruz is likely to turn down his invite to the Derby (Baltimoresun.com).

Red Sox: Is their best move with Jon Lester to trade him? Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald makes the case. How about dealing Koji Uehara? The Boston Herald covers that, too.

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