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MLB rumors, injury and news roundup for Aug. 18

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

King Felix's hip is OK after being struck on Saturday.
King Felix's hip is OK after being struck on Saturday. (USATSI)

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Time for our nightly roundup of news and rumors. As a reminder, click through on the provided links for the full stories, where applicable.

Let's dive in!

ROSTER MOVES

Mets: Bartolo Colon is on the bereavement list.

Nationals: Outfielder Nate Schierholtz was signed to a minor-league deal.

Red Sox: Mookie Betts was called up while Jackie Bradley Jr. was sent down to the minors.

Reds: As expected, Brandon Phillips was activated from the DL.

INJURY UPDATES

Mariners: Felix Hernandez is good to go for his next start after being struck by a batted ball last time out (mariners.com).

Pirates: It looks like Andrew McCutchen will come off the DL Tuesday.

Red Sox: Allen Craig began a rehab assignment Monday (boston.com). He went 0-2 with a walk (MiLB.com box score).

Royals: Salvador Perez was removed for the game with knee discomfort, but the club called the move a precautionary measure.

Twins: Top prospect Byron Buxton isn't expected to play again this season (Rhett Bollinger via Twitter).

MISCELLANY

Angels: Josh Hamilton was benched again Monday and will have an extra hitting session (angels.com).

Braves: B.J. Upton is "not defeated," says Fredi Gonzalez (ajc.com).

Rusney Castillo: The Phillies are the favorite to sign the Cuban import, reports nypost.com.

Dodgers: GM Ned Colletti is looking to make a deal for a reliever and a power bat off the bench (dodgers.com).

Orioles: Miguel Gonzalez will be rejoining the big-league club very soon (orioles.com).

Rangers: Several players cleared waivers, reports Jon Heyman.

Pete Rose: You can bet on whether or not the new commissioner will reinstate Rose.

White Sox: Robin Ventura won't rule out first-round pick Carlos Rodon being called up this season (whitesox.com).

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