The first "half" of the 2014 Major League Baseball season is now in the books, as it's the All-Star break following a great Sunday of action. Let's do our quick-hitting roundup. Remember to click on the provided links for the full story, where applicable.
Angels: After one pitch broke Collin Cowgill's thumb and nose, he was placed on the DL.
Athletics: Drew Pomeranz was activated from the DL, but optioned to Triple-A.
Indians: They acquired pitcher Nick Maronde for a player to be named later or cash considerations (ohio.com).
Rays: Jake McGee was activated from the paternity list while Jeremy Hellickson was optioned to Double-A, but the move was just so Hellickson could stay on his turn (Rays.com).
NEWS, RUMORS and SPECULATION
Marlins: They'd like to trade for a cheap, controllable pitcher (sun-sentinel.com).
Giants: Brandon Belt had to leave the game Sunday with back stiffness (SFGiants.com).
Red Sox: Shane Victorino could be activated from the DL Friday (RedSox.com).
Reds: Ramon Santiago has a sore left shoulder (reds.com).
Tigers: Victor Martinez feels better, but is unsure whether or not he'll be able to return immediately after the All-Star break (freep.com).
Braves: Dan Uggla was suspended for one game by the team for showing up late.