MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for August 6
Wednesday's MLB recap -- news, transactions, rumors and injury updates -- can be found within.
Here's all that's worth knowing for Monday, Aug. 4 (click here for today's scores) …
- San Diego Padres : As our MLB insider reported, former Texas Rangers exec A.J. Preller has accepted a five-year deal to become the next GM of the Padres.
- Houston Astros : OF George Springer, who's been on the DL since July 23 with a strained quad, tweaked that same quad during a Triple-A rehab game. (Evan Drellich via Twitter)
- Atlanta Braves : The team is hoping that SS Andrelton Simmons 's ankle injury won't force him to the DL. (David O'Brien via Twitter)
- Miami Marlins : RHP Jarred Cosart was scratched from his scheduled Thursday start because of a minor left oblique injury. (Joe Frisaro, MLB.com)
- New York Mets : RHP Matt Harvey (Tommy John surgery in 2013) had a positive 20-pinch bullpen session on Tuesday.
- Philadelphia Phillies : As Todd Zolecki and Reid Laymance of MLB.com write, the locker of LHP Cliff Lee (elbow) had been cleaned out prior to Wednesday's game, which may indicate that he's done for the rest of the season.
- Colorado Rockies : SS Troy Tulowitzki (left hip flexor) was able to take a full round of batting practice on Wednesday. (Nick Groke, Denver Post)
RUMORS, SPECULATION, NEWS, ETC.
- Oakland Athletics : Owner Lew Wolff says he recently met with an architect to discuss a new ballpark at the current Coliseum site.
- Chicago Cubs : Have reportedly claimed RHP Jacob Turner off waivers from the Marlins ... The Cubs have designated OF Nate Schierholtz for assignment.
- Los Angeles Dodgers : Have designated INF Chone Figgins for assignment.
- Tampa Bay Rays , Boston Red Sox , New York Yankees : Leading up to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, GMs Andrew Friedman and Ben Cherington were reportedly free to trade respective aces David Price and Jon Lester to any team except the Yankees.