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MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for Sept. 1

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

Homer Bailey won't be doing any more of this in 2014. (USATSI)
Homer Bailey won't be doing any more of this in 2014. (USATSI)

Here's all that's worth knowing for Monday, Sept. 1 (click here for today's scores).

Oh, before we dig in, let's note that Cole Hamels and three Phillies relievers teamed up to pitch a no-hitter against the Braves on Monday. Moving on ...

FIRINGS

- Astros: Relieved MGR Bo Porter and bench coach Dave Trembley of their duties. Tom Lawless will serve as interim manager for the rest of the 2014 season.

INJURY UPDATES

- Brewers: Activated RHP Matt Garza (left oblique strain) from the DL.

- Marlins: RHP Henderson Alvarez exited his start with a strained left oblique. He's day-to-day for now.

- Reds: As expected, the Reds will shut down RHP Homer Bailey (flexor mass strain) for the remainder of the season. It's not yet certain whether he'll require surgery. His 2014 ends with a 3.71 ERA (96 ERA+) in 145 2/3 innings. (C. Trent Rosecrans, Cincinnati Enquirer)

- Tigers: 1B Miguel Cabrera, despite a hobbled right ankle, hit two home runs.

ROSTER MOVES

- Blue Jays: Outrighted RHP Sergio Santos to Double-A.

- Dodgers: Called up top prospect OF Joc Pederson.

- Mariners: Suspended DH Jesus Montero for the rest of the 2014 season.

- Phillies: Called up top prospect 3B Maikel Franco.

RUMORS & SPECULATION

- Dodgers: Peter Gammons writes that pending free agent Hanley Ramirez, provided the Dodgers don't re-sign him, may be of interest to AL teams who could stow him away at DH on occasion.

- Rockies: Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post writes that the Rockies may see a catching upgrade over Wilin Rosario this offseason.

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