Here's all that's worth knowing for Saturday, Aug. 16 (click here for today's scores) …
- Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka reported feeling "very good" after throwing from a mound for the first time since being sidelined with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament ... MGR Joe Girardi says RHP Andrew Bailey, because of setbacks, isn't expected to pitch for the Yankees this season. (Mark Feinsand via Twitter)
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- Braves: Signed INF Donnie Murphy to a minor-league contract.
- Cubs: SS Starlin Castros says he wants to stay with the Cubs despite the seeming glut of promising young infielders. As CSN Chicago's Patrick Mooney notes, the Mets are thought to covet Castro or perhaps another of the Cubs' shortstops. Speaking of the Cubs' shortstop situation, two insiders tell Jorge Arangure of the New York Times that Addison Russell is the favorite to stick at the position on a permanent basis.
- White Sox: Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune tweets that LHP Carlos Rodon, the third overall pick of the June MLB draft, will be promoted to Triple-A and make his first start at that level on Tuesday.