Here's all that's worth knowing for Saturday, July 5 (click here for today's scores) …
- Blue Jays: 1B Edwin Encarnacion left Saturday night's game with a sore right quad. (Shi Davidi via Twitter) Manager John Gibbons later said it seemed like than Encarnacion would go on the DL. (Davidi) Encarnacion is batting .278/.369/.593 (160 OPS+) on the season with 26 homers in 88 games. Needless to say, his loss would be a blow to the Jays.
- Yankees: RHP Michael Pineda (shoulder) hasn't seen game action since April 23, has been playing catch, and now Joe Girardi says the 25-year-old may be able to start throwing from a mound by the end of next week. Girardi previously stated that the Yankees were hoping to get Pineda back by August. (Alex M. Smith, MLB.com)
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- Athletics: Optioned LHP Tommy Milone to Triple-A Sacramento.
- Blue Jays: Claimed OF Cole Gillespie off waivers from the Mariners.
- Diamondbacks: Signed RHP Kameron Loe to a minor-league deal.
- Marlins: Optioned LHP Andrew Heaney back to Triple-A New Orleans.