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MLB news, injury and rumors roundup for Aug. 25

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

Yadier Molina and Michael Wacha are set to go out on minor-league rehab stints.
Yadier Molina and Michael Wacha are set to go out on minor-league rehab stints. (USATSI)

Less than five weeks until the season is over. Get excited for the stretch run. Here's a quick roundup of what happened on a bit of a slow Monday.

ROSTER MOVES, TRANSACTIONS, ETC.

Astros: Chad Qualls was claimed on revocable waivers, but it's unclear by whom (Ken Rosenthal). Also per Rosenthal, Scott Feldman cleared waivers.

Cardinals: Tyler Lyons was recalled from the minors, with Greg Garcia being sent to Double-A.

Cubs: A report from Chicago says Jorge Soler will be called up Tuesday.

Giants: Tim Lincecum is headed to the bullpen. Yusmeiro Petit will take his spot for the time being. Also, George Kontos was recalled from the minors with Adam Duvall being sent down.

Mets: Bartolo Colon has cleared waivers, so he can be traded to any team.

Pirates: Gregory Polanco was sent back to the minors.

Rangers: Shin-Soo Choo was placed on the DL and is out for the season.

Rays: Yunel Escobar has been pulled back from revocable waivers, where the A's claimed him.

INJURY UPDATES

A's: Josh Donaldson's MRI on his balky knee came back clean and he was back in the lineup Monday (athletics.com). Sam Fuld has a knee issue of his own and is listed as day to day (athletics.com).

Brewers: Matt Garza is progressing well in his rehab (brewers.com).

Cardinals: Both Yadier Molina and Michael Wacha are set to begin rehab assignments (stltoday.com). Shane Robinson suffered a subluxation in his left shoulder (Derrick Goold).

Mariners: Robinson Cano was back in the lineup after an illness ended his day prematurely on Sunday.

Nationals: Asdrubal Cabrera has some tightness in his right side, but he was able to pinch hit Monday (nationals.com).

Orioles: Manny Machado's surgery is scheduled for Wednesday and he'll be away from the team rehabbing until October (orioles.com).

Padres: Carlos Quentin's season is likely over (utsandiego.com).

Rangers: Yu Darvish may not pitch again this season (dallasnews.com).

Red Sox: David Ortiz was held out of the lineup Monday with a foot injury (redsox.com).

Royals: Eric Hosmer and Scott Downs are both making progress toward returning from injury (kansascity.com).

Yankees: Mark Teixeira is dealing with a left hamstring issue (yankees.com).

MISCELLANY

Blue Jays: Manager John Gibbons wasn't pleased with Jose Bautista's ejection Sunday.

Diamondbacks: They may move Aaron Hill to third base, and he's OK with that (azcentral.com).

Phillies: Mike Adams might end up retiring after this season (philly.com).

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