MLB injury, news and rumors roundup for Aug. 2

Fortunately, Eric Hosmer won't need surgery on his hand.
Fortunately, Eric Hosmer won't need surgery on his hand. (USATSI)

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Angels: C.J. Wilson was activated from the DL, with J.B. Shuck being sent down to make room.

Diamondbacks: Paul Goldschmidt has a fractured left hand and was placed on the 15-day DL.

Giants: Brandon Belt was reinstated from the disabled list, with Jarrett Parker being sent down as a corresponding move.

Mariners: James Paxton was activated from the DL while Corey Hart was placed on it. 

Marlins: Anyone remember that they signed Miguel Tejada to a minor-league deal? Well, he was released Saturday (

Red Sox: David Ross was placed on the DL, with Dan Butler getting called up in his spot.

Royals: Jason Vargas returned from the DL.


A's: Coco Crisp is still sitting out with his neck issue, but the A's won't put him on the DL ( Also, Nick Punto injured his hamstring Saturday and is headed to the DL (

Angels: Reliever Joe Thatcher left Saturday's game with a sprained left ankle, per the ballclub. Also, Josh Hamilton is playing through a bruised finger (

Astros: George Springer is on track to return August 5 (Ultimate Astros). Dexter Fowler is also nearing a return (Ultimate Astros).

Brewers: Jimmy Nelson is set to start Tuesday with his blister having healed ( Scooter Gennett left Saturday's game with a quad issue and is unlikely to play Sunday (Adam McCalvy).

Cardinals: Jon Jay is still dealing with a sore wrist (

Dodgers: Paul Maholm has a torn ACL. Also, Yasiel Puig, Adrian Gonzalez and A.J. Ellis were all out of the starting lineup Saturday, but the injuries are only minor (

Giants: Hector Sanchez believes he's ready to come off the concussion DL (

Padres: Andrew Cashner will make a minor-league rehab start Friday (

Phillies: Ben Revere is dealing with pain in his right ankle (

Pirates: Gerrit Cole was supposed to start in Triple-A to complete his rehab assignment Saturday, but instead he threw a bullpen session and it sounds like there's been at least a small setback (

Rays: Wil Myers eyes a rehab assignment, possibly as early as next Saturday (

Red Sox: Shane Victorino had an MRI on his back that didn't sound too promising.

Rockies: Michael Cuddyer is hitting off the tee and progressing toward a return ( Carlos Gonzalez missed Saturday's starting lineup with an ankle issue, but he could avoid the DL (

Royals: Eric Hosmer's CT-scan didn't reveal anything more serious than a stress fracture and he won't need surgery (Andy McCullough).

Twins: Positive developments in Ricky Nolasco's rehab (


Braves: Legendary broadcaster Pete Van Wieren died at age 69. Also, in light of his recent struggles, the Braves will skip Mike Minor's next start

Mets: A fan fell onto the field and it sounds like he at least broke his arm.

Phillies: First-rounder Aaron Nola is headed to Double-A for a start Wednesday (

Jim Thome: The future Hall of Famer (at least hopefully) signed a one-day contract with the Indians to officially announce his retirement.

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