MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for July 1

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

The Giants aren't certain when Angel Pagan will be ready to rejoin the active roster. (USATSI)
The Giants aren't certain when Angel Pagan will be ready to rejoin the active roster. (USATSI)

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Here's all that's worth knowing for Tuesday, July 2 (click here for today's scores) …

JON HEYMAN

- Our MLB insider tweets that the Padres are getting calls on the availability of Seth Smith, Chris Denorfia, Huston Street and Joaquin Benoit.

- Heyman writes that the Rays want a load of top Dodgers prospects in exchange for LHP David Price.

- Heyman also has the seven names who are currently candidates to become the Padres' next GM.

INJURY UPDATES

- Astros: Placed CF Dexter Fowler on the DL with a ribcage injury.

- Giants: CF Angel Pagan, who's presently on the DL, suffered a setback with his lower back injury and will see a specialist on Wednesday. Pagan had been hoping to come off the DL on Tuesday, but now his timetable is uncertain. The Giants could use him back, as the skilled fly-catcher is batting .307/.356/.411 (121 OPS+) on the season. (Andrew Baggarly via Twitter)

- Padres: SS Everth Cabrera has a strained left hamstring and could be headed for the DL. (Dennis Lin, San Diego Union-Tribune)

- Phillies: LHP Cliff Lee (elbow) threw a three-inning simulated game on Wednesday and could be ready to begin a minor-league rehab assignment on Sunday. (Todd Zolecki, MLB.com) ... C Carlos Ruiz (concussion) will not come off the 7-day DL when first eligible on Friday. The team says his concussion is somewhat more serious than initially believed. (Matt Gelb, Philadelphia Inquirer).

- Rays: Placed SS Yunel Escobar on the DL with a right shoulder injury.

- Tigers: DH Victor Martinez missed a second straight game because of soreness in his back and side.

- Twins: 1B Joe Mauer exited Tuesday night's game with a strained oblique. He's been dealing with the injury for a little while now, but what happened Tuesday worsened it. (Rhett Bollinger via Twitter)

RUMORS, SPECULATION, NEWS, ETC.

- Angels: Acquired LHP Rich Hill from the Red Sox in exchange for cash considerations and then called up him to the majors.

- Orioles: Designated OF Nolan Reimold for assignment.

- Rangers: Designated LHP Joe Saunders for assignment.

- Red Sox: Released LHP Chris Capuano.

- White Sox: Released RHP Mitchell Boggs.

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