MLB injury, news and rumors roundup for Aug. 2
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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 (sun-sentinel.com).
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.
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 (angels.com).
Cardinals: Jon Jay is still dealing with a sore wrist (stltoday.com).
Giants: Hector Sanchez believes he's ready to come off the concussion DL (sfgiants.com).
Padres: Andrew Cashner will make a minor-league rehab start Friday (UTSanDiego.com).
Phillies: Ben Revere is dealing with pain in his right ankle (phillies.com).
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 (pirates.com).
Rays: Wil Myers eyes a rehab assignment, possibly as early as next Saturday (raysbaseball.com).
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 (denverpost.com). Carlos Gonzalez missed Saturday's starting lineup with an ankle issue, but he could avoid the DL (rockies.com).
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 (startribune.com).
Phillies: First-rounder Aaron Nola is headed to Double-A for a start Wednesday (philly.com).
Jim Thome: The future Hall of Famer (at least hopefully) signed a one-day contract with the Indians to officially announce his retirement.