MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for July 16

Jonathan Papelbon, future Dodger?
Jonathan Papelbon, future Dodger? (USATSI)

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We are in that quiet period between the All-Star Game and the start of the second half. Things return to normal on Friday. Here is the little bit of baseball news from around the league on Wednesday.


OF Rusney Castillo: The Cuban outfielder will hold a showcase for teams next Saturday in Miami. (1500 ESPN)

Los Angeles Angels : "Do not match up" with the San Diego Padres for a trade involving RHP Ian Kennedy . The two sides are still discussing closer RHP Huston Street . (Fox Sports)

Philadelphia Phillies : Expected to pursue RHP Jonathan Papelbon before the trade deadline. (ESPN Los Angeles)

Kansas City Royals : Acquired RHP Jason Frasor from the Texas Rangers for minor league RHP Spencer Patton. UTIL Jimmy Paredes was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.

Boston Red Sox : Acquired minor league RHP Ryan Verdugo from the Royals for cash, the team announced.

Chicago White Sox : Claimed RHP Raul Fernandez off waivers from the Colorado Rockies , the team announced.

SK Wyverns (Korea): Released OF Luke Scott for being "disrespectful" to a coach.

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Angels: Making progress towards an agreement with 15th overall pick LHP Sean Newcomb. (Los Angeles Times)


Phillies: C Carlos Ruiz (concussion) will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Thursday. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Cincinnati Reds : Manager Bryan Price said he expects 1B Joey Votto (quad) to miss "weeks" and not "months." (

Detroit Tigers : GM Dave Dombrowski confirmed there is still no timetable for RHP Joel Hanrahan (Tommy John surgery) to join the team ( ... OF Andy Dirks (back) was pulled off his minor league rehab assignment due to inflammation. (


Milwaukee Brewers : GM Doug Melvin has tried to contact SS Jean Segura to find out when he will rejoin the team, but has not had any luck. Segura left the club over the weekend to return home to the Dominican Republic after the death of his 9-month old son. (Journal Sentinel)

White Sox: Ozzie Guillen "would like" to manage the team again one day.

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