Another fun day of baseball is in the books. Here is a recap of Tuesday's news from around the league as the trade deadline draws closer and closer.
ROSTER MOVES & TRANSACTIONS
Blue Jays: Designated LHP Brad Mills for assignment, the team announced. The move clears a roster spot for top prospect RHP Aaron Sanchez.
RUMORS & SPECULATION
Giants: Manager Bruce Bochy said 1B Brandon Belt is "making progress" but is still a few days away from resuming baseball activities (MLB.com) ... OF Angel Pagan (back) was able to take swings fom both sides of the plate. (ESPN)
Mariners: Manager Lloyd McClendon said LHP Roenis Elias "checked out fine" after leaving Monday's start with forearm cramps. (MLB.com)
Rangers: Placed C Geovany Soto on the 15-day DL with a groin strain, the club announced.
Rockies: Placed SS Troy Tulowitzki on the 15-day DL with a hip flexor strain ... RHP Jordan Lyles (hand) is on track to be activated off the disabled list on August 4, the first day he is eligible. (MLB.com)
Twins: 1B Joe Mauer (oblique) has started hitting off a tee (MLB.com) ... RHP Kyle Gibson has been scratched from Wednesday's start with a stiff back. RHP Anthony Swarzak will start in his place. (St. Paul Pioneer Press)
Yankees: UTIL Kelly Johnson will have an MRI after leaving Tuesday's game with a groin injury, the team announced.
MLB: Has started formally interviewing candidates for Bud Selig's successor. MLB COO Rob Manfred is "heavily favored."
Athletics: Owner Lew Wolff has accepted the city's changes and settled their new 10-year lease agreement to remain in the O.Co Coliseum.