MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for July 15
Updates on the injured Evan Gattis, Aroldis Chapman and Bronson Arroyo headline Tuesday's news recap.
The American League beat the National League by the score of 5-3 in the 2014 All-Star Game on Tuesday night (box score), securing home field advantage in the World Series. The baseball world was focused on the Midsummer Classic, so, understandably, it was a slow news day around the league. Here's a recap of the stuff that did happen.
RUMORS & TRANSACTIONS
New York Mets : Teams have yet to call to show interest in RHP Bartolo Colon . (New York Post)
Seattle Mariners : Have shown interest in Kansas City Royals 1B/DH Billy Butler as they look for a right-handed bat. (ESPN)
Cincinnati Reds : Signed LHP Scott Diamond to a minor league contract. (1500 ESPN)
NOTABLE DRAFT PICK UPDATES
Houston Astros : Casey Close, advisor for first overall pick LHP Brady Aiken, said he is "extremely disappointed" about the way contract negotiations have gone.
San Francisco Giants : Agreed to sign 52nd overall pick C Aramis Garcia to an above-slot $1.1 million bonus. (Perfect Game USA)
Washington Nationals : It "wouldn't be" a surprise if 18th overall pick RHP Erick Fedde doesn't sign before Friday's deadline. (Washington Post)
Atlanta Braves : C Evan Gattis (back) could begin a minor league rehab assignment as soon as Wednesday. (MLB.com)
Arizona Diamondbacks : RHP Bronson Arroyo underwent Tommy John surgery on Tuesday, as expected. (Arizona Republic)
Reds: LHP Aroldis Chapman tweaked his hamstring covering first base during the All-Star Game. He expects to be ready for the start of the second half on Friday. (Cincinnati Enquirer)
Detroit Tigers : 1B Miguel Cabrera admitted to not being fully recovered following offseason groin surgery.