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MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for July 16

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

Jonathan Papelbon, future Dodger?
Jonathan Papelbon, future Dodger? (USATSI)

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We are in that quiet period between the All-Star Game and the start of the second half. Things return to normal on Friday. Here is the little bit of baseball news from around the league on Wednesday.

RUMORS & TRANSACTIONS

OF Rusney Castillo: The Cuban outfielder will hold a showcase for teams next Saturday in Miami. (1500 ESPN)

Angels: "Do not match up" with the Padres for a trade involving RHP Ian Kennedy. The two sides are still discussing closer RHP Huston Street. (Fox Sports)

Phillies: Expected to pursue RHP Jonathan Papelbon before the trade deadline. (ESPN Los Angeles)

Royals: Acquired RHP Jason Frasor from the Rangers for minor league RHP Spencer Patton. UTIL Jimmy Paredes was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.

Red Sox: Acquired minor league RHP Ryan Verdugo from the Royals for cash, the team announced.

White Sox: Claimed RHP Raul Fernandez off waivers from the Rockies, the team announced.

SK Wyverns (Korea): Released OF Luke Scott for being "disrespectful" to a coach.

NOTABLE DRAFT PICK UPDATES (signing deadline is Friday)

Angels: Making progress towards an agreement with 15th overall pick LHP Sean Newcomb. (Los Angeles Times)

INJURY UPDATES

Phillies: C Carlos Ruiz (concussion) will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Thursday. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Reds: Manager Bryan Price said he expects 1B Joey Votto (quad) to miss "weeks" and not "months." (MLB.com)

Tigers: GM Dave Dombrowski confirmed there is still no timetable for RHP Joel Hanrahan (Tommy John surgery) to join the team (MLive.com) ... OF Andy Dirks (back) was pulled off his minor league rehab assignment due to inflammation. (MLB.com).

MISCELLANY

Brewers: GM Doug Melvin has tried to contact SS Jean Segura to find out when he will rejoin the team, but has not had any luck. Segura left the club over the weekend to return home to the Dominican Republic after the death of his 9-month old son. (Journal Sentinel)

White Sox: Ozzie Guillen "would like" to manage the team again one day.

 
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