MLB injury, news and rumors roundup for June 26

Bryce Harper could be back by Monday.
Bryce Harper could be back by Monday. (USATSI)

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We've reached the end of another excellent night of Major League Baseball action, which means it's time to round up all the non-game news here in one tidy post. As a reminder, the full stories (where applicable) can be viewed by clicking on the provided link.


Astros: Jose Veras was activated and Kyle Farnsworth was outrighted to the minors.

Dodgers: As expected, Juan Uribe returned from the DL, with Carlos Triunfel optioned back to Triple-A.

Mets: They activated Juan Lagares and optioned shortstop Wilmer Flores to Triple-A, meaning they now have six outfielders and no backup middle infielder (

Nationals: Wilson Ramos returned from the DL, with Sandy Leon heading back to Triple-A.

Phillies: Double-A prospect Jesse Biddle is now on the inactive list, as he is "miserable" and "unhappy" when he's pitching.

Reds: Tony Cingrani is now on the Triple-A DL with a shoulder issue (

Twins: They called up infielder Jorge Polanco all the way from Class A. He would walk and score a run in his big-league debut.


Blue Jays: Steve Tolleson is going through eye issues, specifically dryness and blurriness (

Cardinals: They'll be cautious with the back injury of Shelby Miller (

Cubs: Believe it or not, Junior Lake escaped a crash into the Wrigley Field wall with just bruises.

Dodgers: Hanley Ramirez is still out with a shoulder injury and Carl Crawford has started running (

Indians: Top prospect Francisco Lindor has a nasal fracture and could return within 7-10 days (

Nationals: Bryce Harper played seven innings for Double-A Harrisburg Thursday night, going 1-for-3 with a double. He'll play three more rehab games before a decision is made, but he could well be back with Washington Monday (

Orioles: Bud Norris is likely headed to the DL for a very short stint, due to a strained groin (School of Roch).

Rangers: Derek Holland is "itching" to get out on his minor-league rehab assignment ( Also, Alexi Ogando got some good news from Dr. James Andrews (

Rockies: Nolan Arenado hit off a tee Thursday and plans to take batting practice Friday. A rehab assignment could begin within a week (Patrick Saunders via Twitter).

White Sox: Adam Eaton left the game Thursday after one at-bat due to left leg cramps (

MISCELLANY (including trade rumors)

All-Star Game: Yu Darvish will be on one day rest and therefore doesn't want to pitch in the Midsummer Classic (

Cubs: Our own Jon Heyman has an excellent read up about Jeff Samardzija's trade value.

Home Run Derby: The Astros won't prevent George Springer from participating (Ultimate Astros). Anthony Rizzo would love an invite and the Cubs won't stand in his way, either ( Paul Goldschmidt won't rule out participating ( Jose Abreu has said he isn't interested, but Jose Bautista (the AL Captain) says he wants to talk to him about it (

Phillies: Domonic Brown was benched Thursday (

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