MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for August 10

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

Andrew McCutchen is working his way back from a rib fracture. (USATSI)
Andrew McCutchen is working his way back from a rib fracture. (USATSI)

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Here's all that's worth knowing for Monday, Aug. 4 (click here for today's scores) …

INJURY UPDATES

- Angels: LHP Tyler Skaggs is set for Tommy John surgery and will miss the remainder of the 2014 season and perhaps all of 2015.

- Dodgers: Placed SS Hanley Ramirez on the DL with a strained oblique.

- Indians: Placed 1B Nick Swisher (knee) and OF David Murphy (side/abdomen) on the DL.

- Mets: RHP Jenrry Mejia has a hernia but wants to put off surgery until after the season. (Adam Rubin via Twitter) ... RHP Jacob deGrom has shoulder soreness and is headed back to New York for further examination. (Mike Puma via Twitter)

- Pirates: OF Andrew McCutchen (avulsion rib fracture) still doesn't have a clear time-table for his return to the lineup. However, as Rob Biertempfel tweets, GM Neal Huntington characterizes McCutchen's progress as "remarkable." The Pirates are hoping to avoid making a roster move, but McCutchen hasn't played since Aug. 3. Per Bill Brink's tweet, much will be determined by how McCutchen responds when he swings the bat at full speed and effort.

- Rangers: OF Alex Rios was forced to leave Sunday's game after apparently reinjuring his right ankle. He'll be re-evaluated on Monday.

- Red Sox: OF Allen Craig (ankle) could come off the DL when first eligible later this month. (Peter Abraham, Boston Globe)

- Rockies: LHP Brett Anderson has a bulging disk in his back and is likely done for the rest of the season. (Thomas Harding via Twitter) ... Have placed OF Carlos Gonzalez on the DL with knee and ankle injuries.

- Tigers: Placed RHPs Anibal Sanchez (pectoral muscle) and Joakim Soria (oblique) on the DL.

RUMORS, SPECULATION, NEWS, ETC.

- Phillies: Claimed RHP Jerome Williams off waivers from the Rangers.

- Pirates: Claimed INF Tommy Field off waivers from the Angels.

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