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MLB trade deadline rumors, injuries and news roundup for July 25

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

At least one team made a trade offer for Drew Stubbs this week.
At least one team made a trade offer for Drew Stubbs this week. (USATSI)

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Another day of baseball is in the books. Here is a recap of Friday's news from around the league with the trade deadline less than a week away.

RUMORS & SPECULATION

Dodgers: Agent Dave Stewart thinks a trade may be good for client OF Matt Kemp. (Jon Heyman)

Indians: Looking to add both an outfielder and a starting pitcher before the trade deadline. (Cleveland Plain-Dealer)

Mariners: Made an offer for Rockies OF Drew Stubbs earlier this week. (Denver Post)

Mets: Willing to eat $2 million of the approximately $14 million left on RHP Bartolo Colon's contract to facilitate a trade. (New York Daily News)

Phillies: Willing to eat money to trade RHP Jonathan Papelbon. (Jon Heyman)

Rockies: Interested in some of the Mets young arms should they decide to trade SS Troy Tulowitzki and/or OF Carlos Gonzalez. (Jon Heyman)

Twins: Both the Orioles and Cardinals have interest in Twins C Kurt Suzuki. (Jon Heyman)

ROSTER MOVES & TRANSACTIONS

Athletics: Acquired RHP Deck McGuire from the Blue Jays for cash considerations, the team announced.

Cardinals: Agreed to sign C A.J. Pierzynski. (Jon Heyman)

Giants: Called up 2B Dan Uggla from Triple-A.

Phillies: SS Jimmy Rollins triggered his $11 million vesting option for 2015 with his second plate appearance on Friday.

Yankees: Designated RHP Chris Leroux for assignment, the team announced. LHP Chris Capuano was added to the active roster in a corresponding move.

INJURY UPDATES

Angels: OF Josh Hamilton left Friday's game with a sore left knee as a precaution, the team announced.

Astros: OF George Springer (quad) has yet to resume baseball activities. (Houston Chronicle)

Braves: LHP Jonny Venters (Tommy John surgery) could begin throwing off a mound next week. (MLB.com)

Giants: 1B Brandon Belt's post-concussion symptoms are not improving ... placed IF Marco Scutaro (back) and OF Ehire Adrianza (hamstring) on the 15-day DL ... C Hector Sanchez left Friday's game as a precaution after taking a foul tip to the facemask.

Mariners: OF Michael Saunders (oblique) started swinging a bat on Friday. (Seattle Times)

Mets: RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka has flown back to New York to have an MRI on his troublesome elbow. (Newsday)

Padres: OF Carlos Quentin left Friday's game with an unknown injury. (San Diego Union Tribune)

Pirates: RHP Gerrit Cole (lat) will make his first minor league rehab start on Monday. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Rays: OF Wil Myers (wrist) started hitting off a tee. (Tampa Bay Times)

Rockies: LHP Brett Anderson left Friday's start with a blister issue, the team announced.

Twins: Manager Ron Gardenhire said RHP Phil Hughes is "not as bad as he thought he might be" after taking a comebacker off the shin (Pioneer Press) ... RHP Kyle Gibson (back) will throw a bullpen session on Saturday. If that goes well, he will start on Tuesday. (MLB.com)

MISCELLANY

White Sox: Owner Jerry Reinsdorf is okay after lightheaded spell in Cooperstown on Friday.

Dodgers: RHP Zack Greinke became the third pitcher with multiple career four-strikeout innings ... OF Yasiel Puig became the first Dodger with three triples in a game in 103 years.

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