MLB news, rumors and injury roundup for July 8
Jaime Garcia is out for the season, Justin Masterson is on the DL, the Angels and Braves want to trade for a reliever and more. It's our nightly roundup.
Time for the nightly roundup. As a reminder, these are just quick hits. For the full story, when applicable, click on the provided link. Dive in!
Dodgers: Josh Beckett was placed on the disabled list.
Indians: Justin Masterson was placed on the DL with a knee injury, as his nightmare of a contract year continued.
Orioles: Bud Norris was activated from the DL, as expected, to make his scheduled start.
Reds: Joey Votto was again placed on the disabled list.
Royals: They signed Joe Saunders to a minor-league deal.
Twins: Ricky Nolasco has landed on the DL.
REPORTS, RUMORS and SPECULATION
Angels: The club would like another bullpen piece (ocregister.com).
Braves: They'd like a left-handed reliever via trade (ajc.com).
Cardinals: They have reportedly shown interest in Jake Peavy.
Phillies: General manager Ruben Amaro has said that he's ready to make some changes (philly.com).
Angels: Jered Weaver is feeling better and should avoid the DL (Angels.com).
Astros: Jason Castro has a "mystery injury," but it's improving (Ultimate Astros)
Brewers: Jim Henderson is taking his rehab to Double-A (Brewers.com).
Dodgers: Carl Crawford could return to the big-league club as soon as Thursday (Dodgers.com).
Orioles: As top pitching prospect Dylan Bundy works his way back from Tommy John surgery, he'll be limited to 75 pitches per start this season (Orioles.com).
Pirates: Francisco Liriano will return before the All-Star break.
Red Sox: Shane Victorino's rehab assignment has again been delayed by lingering back issues. He won't be back before the All-Star break (boston.com).
A's: An Oakland councilman has claimed the A's could move to either Montreal or San Antonio.
Home Run Derby: Eight of the 10 participants were officially announced.