MLB injury, news and rumors roundup for June 25

Taijuan Walker appears poised to enter the Mariners rotation very soon.
Taijuan Walker appears poised to enter the Mariners rotation very soon. (USATSI)

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David Price joined a historic group Wednesday before Tim Lincecum came around and stole his thunder. That wasn't all, of course, as it was another jam-packed day of baseball action. Let's round up all the non-game-related news for the day.

As is our custom, this is just a quick-hitting roundup. For the full story, click through on the provided links (aside from the official team announcements).


Cardinals: Shortstop Pete Kozma cleared waivers and was optioned to Triple-A while Joe Kelly was transferred to the 60-day disabled list. Pitcher Marco Gonzales was called up and got the start Wednesday against Colorado.

Giants: Angel Pagan was placed on the disabled list.

Mariners: The club optioned Erasmo Ramirez to Triple-A and recalled Brandon Maurer. Maurer is now in the bullpen, so might this lead to Taijuan Walker joining the rotation next time Ramirez's turn comes up? The highly-touted prospect threw a shutout in his last outing for Triple-A Tacoma. Given that he was supposed to start the season in the rotation before a shoulder injury derailed him, the promotion is a pretty good bet.

Marlins: Adeiny Hechavarria was placed on the disabled list.

Red Sox: Clay Buchholz was activated from the DL and got the start Wednesday in Seattle. As a corresponding move, Chris Capuano was designated for assignment.

Twins: Opening day starter Aaron Hicks was demoted to Double-A.


Astros: Hot prospect Carlos Correa is out for the season after having surgery to repair a broken fibula.

Braves: Reliever David Carpenter is going to begin his rehab assignment soon ( Also, Freddie Freeman left Wednesday's game with a bruised elbow.

Dodgers: Hanley Ramirez missed his second straight game due to a right shoulder injury, but it doesn't sound serious. Outfield prospect Joc Pederson has a separation in his shoulder and will miss at least 10 days of action. Also, Juan Uribe could be activated from the DL Thursday (

Indians: Justin Masterson will miss his scheduled start Sunday due to a sore right knee (

Mariners: Michael Saunders could come off the DL Friday (

Pirates: Gerrit Cole will return from the DL to start Saturday (

Red Sox: Shane Victorino suffered a setback in his return from the DL, with discomfort in his lower back (

Reds: Brandon Phillips was a late scratch from the Reds' lineup Wednesday, as the club plays it safe with his bruised heel (

Twins: Rookie shortstop Danny Santana left Wednesday's game with a sore left knee (


Athletics: The A's have agreed to a 10-year lease with the city of Oakland to stay in Coliseum.

Blue Jays: They desire a second baseman and a rental starting pitcher prior to the trade deadline, so no Jeff Samardzija, reports Jon Heyman.

Diamondbacks: A firesale is looming, writes Nick Piecoro of

Home Run Derby: Giancarlo Stanton says it would be fun to enter. Yoenis Cespedes wants a shot to defend his championship. Yasiel Puig would welcome a chance, as well, per the Los Angeles Times.

Indians: A Native American group is planning to sue the Cleveland ballclub for $9 billion.

Mariners: They are looking at Cubs pitchers Samardzija and Jason Hammel, per Jon Heyman.

Mets: The club will face some tough questions when Juan Lagares returns from the DL, explains.

MLB: Major League Baseball tried to ban smokeless tobacoo, but the MLBPA balked, reports Jon Heyman.

Orioles: Manny Machado's hearing on his suspension appeal was heard Wednesday by Major League Baseball.

Padres: Relievers Huston Street and Joaquin Benoit are drawing significant trade interest, reports Jon Heyman.

Rangers: They're ready to go into sell mode as well, reports Jon Heyman.

Curt Schilling: He has announced that his cancer is in remission.

Tigers: GM Dave Dombrowski said on MLB Network Radio that the club is looking for relief help via trade, but not a new closer (

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