MLB news, rumors and injury roundup for July 10
Wrigley Field renovation news, Derek Holland's rehab stalling, Ruben Amaro responds to Jonathan Papelbon's desire to play for a winner and more. It's our nightly roundup.
Thursday night brought us another Clayton Kershaw gem, though he lost his scoreless inning streak, along with one of baseball's most dubious pitching lines in history. We also saw two teams score at least 15 runs. Fun times.
Anyway, it's time for our nightly roundup. As a reminder, below is just a summary in quick-hitting form. For the full story, click on the links provided.
Angels: C.J. Wilson has landed on the disabled list.
Brewers: They're going with Jimmy Nelson in the rotation now, while Marco Estrada moves to the bullpen.
Cubs: Arismendy Alcantara will stay with the team after all.
Phillies: Grady Sizemore has been called up (Jim Salisbury on Twitter).
Yankees: The club placed Carlos Beltran on the seven-day concussion DL.
REPORTS, RUMORS and SPECULATION
Mets: They have finally agreed to a deal with their first-round pick, Michael Conforto, pending a physical, reports Jon Heyman.
David Price: The Dodgers and Cardinals have the trade chips to get him, should the Rays decide to deal, reports Jon Heyman.
Rockies: They aren't likely to trade Michael Cuddyer, and instead want to re-sign him after the season, reports Jon Heyman.
Cardinals: Yadier Molina is out eight to 12 weeks with a torn thumb ligament.
Dodgers: Josh Beckett is already playing catch as he hopes to return quickly from injury (Dodgers.com).
Rangers: Derek Holland seems to be in a holding pattern. His arm is ready for a rehab assignment, but the club is concerned his knee isn't yet there (Rangers.com).
Red Sox: Shane Victorino began a rehab assignment Thursday night (boston.com).
Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka has a partially torn UCL, but won't be getting Tommy John surgery.
Home Run Derby: Josh Donaldson and Justin Morneau are the last two entrants.
Phillies: GM Ruben Amaro had no issues with Jonathan Papelbon's comments about how he'd rather be playing for a winning team (philly.com).
Wrigley Field: The Chicago landmarks commission approved the Cubs' new proposal for Wrigley renovations. The city council still has to approve, though (Associated Press).