MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for July 11

The Pirates don’t yet know when they’ll be getting Gerrit Cole back. (USATSI)
The Pirates don’t yet know when they’ll be getting Gerrit Cole back. (USATSI)

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Here's all that's worth knowing for Friday, July 11 (click here for today's scores) …

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- Our MLB insider reports that San Diego Padres assistant GM A.J. Hinch has removed himself from consideration for the team's GM job. 

INJURY UPDATES

- Arizona Diamondbacks : Activated OF Mark Trumbo (fractured left foot) prior to Friday night's game

- Seattle Mariners : Placed OF Michael Saunders on the DL with an oblique injury and recalled 1B Justin Smoak to take his spot on the active roster. 

- Baltimore Orioles : Placed RHP Ubaldo Jimenez on the DL with an ankle injury

- Pirates: The team will not activate RHP Gerrit Cole from the DL when he first becomes eligible on July 20. Cole (85 2/3 IP, 3.78 ERA) has been sidelined since July 4 with a strained right lat. There's not yet a clear time-table for his return to the rotation. (Rob Biertempfel via Twitter)

- Colorado Rockies : Activated OF Carlos Gonzalez (left finger injury) from the DL. 

RUMORS, SPECULATION, NEWS, ETC.

- 2B Ian Kinsler replaced his Detroit Tigers teammated DH Victor Martinez (sore right side) on the AL roster

- C Miguel Montero of the Diamondbacks replaced St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina (torn thumb ligaments) on the NL roster

- Cardinals: Claimed C George Kottaras off waivers from the Cleveland Indians

- Texas Rangers : C Geovany Soto was arrested earlier this week and charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession ... The Rangers signed RHP Jerome Williams to a minor-league contract.

- Chicago White Sox : Signed LHP Carlos Rodon, the third overall pick of the June MLB draft, to a $6.582-million signing bonus

- New York Yankees : Acquired LHP Jeff Francis from the Oakland Athletics for a player to be named

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