MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for July 12

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

An MRI showed no structural damage in Jordan Zimmermann's bicep.
An MRI showed no structural damage in Jordan Zimmermann's bicep. (USATSI)

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Only one day left in the first half of the 2014 season. The traditional first half, that is. Every team played Game 81 about two weeks ago now. Here is a recap of Saturday's news from around the league.


Indians: Acquired LHP Nick Maronde from the Angels for cash. He had been designated for assignment earlier in the week. (Orange County Register)

Twins: Released LHP Scott Diamond from their Triple-A affiliate. (Pioneer Press)


Dodgers: GM Ned Colletti said he doesn't "see us doing anything that's going to tear apart the farm system" at the trade deadline. (Los Angeles Times)

Mariners: Likely to try to acquire a right-handed hitting outfielder and are scouting Marlon Byrd of the Phillies. (Jon Heyman)

Phillies: GM Ruben Amaro is "still assessing" his options leading up the trade deadline. They could become sellers. (Jon Heyman)


Angels: OF Collin Cowgill received stitches after being hit by a pitch in the nose. He was taken to the hospital for more tests and is unlikely to be available for Sunday's game. (Orange County Register)

Astros: OF Dexter Fowler (intercostal) is expected to be activated off the disabled list immediately after the All-Star break. (

Athletics: IF Alberto Callaspo was placed on the 15-day DL with a Grade 2 right hamstring strain. He could be out longer than the minimum 15 days. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Blue Jays: Placed OF Nolan Reimold on the 15-day DL with a calf strain, the team announced.

Indians: OF Chris Dickerson is day-to-day with a hamstring problem. (Cleveland Plain-Dealer)

Giants: Manager Bruce Bochy said there is still no timetable for OF Angel Pagan (back) to return to the lineup. He has yet to resume full baseball activities. (Bay Area News Group)

Mariners: LHP James Paxton (shoulder) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Thursday. (

Nationals: RHP Jordan Zimmermann has a biceps strain according to Saturday's MRI. There is no structural damage and the team is hopeful he can avoid the disabled list. (Nationals Insider)

Phillies: OF Domonic Brown was scratched from Saturday's lineup due to illness. He did pinch-hit, however.

Rays: C Ryan Hanigan is day-to-day with an issue with his side. (Tampa Bay Times)

Rockies: LHP Brett Anderson (finger) is expected to be activated off the disabled list and start on Sunday. (Pioneer Press)

Tigers: DH Victor Martinez (oblique) is expected to return to the lineup immediately following the All-Star break. (

White Sox: SS Alexei Ramirez exited Saturday's game with back stiffness and is day-to-day, the team announced ... OF Adam Eaton (wrist, ankle) is dealing with soreness and is not expected to return until after the All-Star break (Chicago Sun-Times) ... RHP Matt Lindstrom (ankle) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session and could begin a minor league rehab assignment with two weeks, the club announced.


All-Star Game: Mariners RHP Fernando Rodney has replaced Rays LHP David Price on the AL roster ... Marlins RHP Henderson Alvarez has replaced Nationals RHP Jordan Zimmermann on the NL roster.

Brewers: SS Jean Segura has left the team and returned home to the Dominican Republic following the death of his 9-month-old son.

Yankees: SS Derek Jeter's first children's book, entitled The Contract, is now available for pre-order.

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