MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for July 1

The Giants aren’t certain when Angel Pagan will be ready to rejoin the active roster. (USATSI)
The Giants aren’t certain when Angel Pagan will be ready to rejoin the active roster. (USATSI)

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Here's all that's worth knowing for Tuesday, July 2 (click here for today's scores) … 

JON HEYMAN

- Our MLB insider tweets that the San Diego Padres are getting calls on the availability of Seth Smith , Chris Denorfia , Huston Street and Joaquin Benoit

- Heyman writes that the Tampa Bay Rays want a load of top Los Angeles Dodgers prospects in exchange for LHP David Price

- Heyman also has the seven names who are currently candidates to become the Padres' next GM. 

INJURY UPDATES

- Houston Astros : Placed CF Dexter Fowler on the DL with a ribcage injury

- San Francisco Giants : CF Angel Pagan , who's presently on the DL, suffered a setback with his lower back injury and will see a specialist on Wednesday. Pagan had been hoping to come off the DL on Tuesday, but now his timetable is uncertain. The Giants could use him back, as the skilled fly-catcher is batting .307/.356/.411 (121 OPS+) on the season. (Andrew Baggarly via Twitter)

- Padres: SS Everth Cabrera has a strained left hamstring and could be headed for the DL. (Dennis Lin, San Diego Union-Tribune)

- Philadelphia Phillies : LHP Cliff Lee (elbow) threw a three-inning simulated game on Wednesday and could be ready to begin a minor-league rehab assignment on Sunday. (Todd Zolecki, MLB.com) ... C Carlos Ruiz (concussion) will not come off the 7-day DL when first eligible on Friday. The team says his concussion is somewhat more serious than initially believed. (Matt Gelb, Philadelphia Inquirer)

- Rays: Placed SS Yunel Escobar on the DL with a right shoulder injury

- Detroit Tigers : DH Victor Martinez missed a second straight game because of soreness in his back and side. 

- Minnesota Twins : 1B Joe Mauer exited Tuesday night's game with a strained oblique. He's been dealing with the injury for a little while now, but what happened Tuesday worsened it. (Rhett Bollinger via Twitter)

RUMORS, SPECULATION, NEWS, ETC.

- Los Angeles Angels : Acquired LHP Rich Hill from the Boston Red Sox  in exchange for cash considerations and then called up him to the majors. 

- Baltimore Orioles : Designated OF Nolan Reimold for assignment. 

- Texas Rangers : Designated LHP Joe Saunders for assignment. 

- Red Sox: Released LHP Chris Capuano

- Chicago White Sox : Released RHP Mitchell Boggs .

CBS Sports Writer

Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for FOXSports.com and ESPN.com. He's the author of three books, the most recent being Reggie Jackson: The... Full Bio

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