MLB news, rumors and injury updates; July 13

A back injury forced Brandon Belt from Sunday's game.
A back injury forced Brandon Belt from Sunday's game. (USATSI)

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The first "half" of the 2014 Major League Baseball season is now in the books, as it's the All-Star break following a great Sunday of action. Let's do our quick-hitting roundup. Remember to click on the provided links for the full story, where applicable.

ROSTER MOVES

Angels: After one pitch broke Collin Cowgill's thumb and nose, he was placed on the DL.

Athletics: Drew Pomeranz was activated from the DL, but optioned to Triple-A.

Indians: They acquired pitcher Nick Maronde for a player to be named later or cash considerations (ohio.com).

Pirates: Francisco Liriano was activated from the DL.

Rays: Jake McGee was activated from the paternity list while Jeremy Hellickson was optioned to Double-A, but the move was just so Hellickson could stay on his turn (Rays.com).

NEWS, RUMORS and SPECULATION

Marlins: They'd like to trade for a cheap, controllable pitcher (sun-sentinel.com).

INJURY UPDATES

Giants: Brandon Belt had to leave the game Sunday with back stiffness (SFGiants.com).

Red Sox: Shane Victorino could be activated from the DL Friday (RedSox.com).

Reds: Ramon Santiago has a sore left shoulder (reds.com).

Tigers: Victor Martinez feels better, but is unsure whether or not he'll be able to return immediately after the All-Star break (freep.com).

MISCELLANY

All-Star Game: Alfredo Simon, Tyler Clippard, Tim Hudson and Huston Street were added to the NL team.

Braves: Dan Uggla was suspended for one game by the team for showing up late.

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