MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for June 12
Updates on the injured Jenrry Mejia, Shane Victorino, Jacoby Ellsbury, CC Sabathia, Emilio Bonifacio and others headline Thursday's daily news recap.
Another day of baseball is in the books. Here is a recap of Thursday's news from around the league.
RUMORS & TRANSACTIONS
Toronto Blue Jays : Acquired OF Adron Chambers from the Houston Astros for LHP Alejandro Solarte and IF Will Dupont, the team announced.
Chicago Cubs : Signed C Yorvit Torrealba to a minor league contract. (Chicago Tribune)
Arizona Diamondbacks : Claimed UTIL Jordan Pacheco off waivers from the Colorado Rockies , the team announced. OF Nick Evans was designated for assignment to clear a roster spot ... Demoted RHP Trevor Cahill all the way down to High Class-A ... several teams have expressed trade interest in Triple-A SS Nick Ahmed. (Fox Sports)
Seattle Mariners : Recalled 1B Jesus Montero from Triple-A Tacoma. He will primarily DH against left-handed pitchers.
Chicago White Sox : Acquired OF Matt Tuiasosopo from the Blue Jays for cash, the team announced.
NOTABLE DRAFT PICK SIGNINGS
Los Angeles Angels : Signed 53rd overall pick RHP Joe Gatto to an over-slot $1.2 million bonus. (MLB Daily Dish)
Oakland Athletics : Agreed to sign 25th overall pick 3B Matt Chapman to a slightly below-slot $1.75 million bonus. (MLB.com)
Atlanta Braves : Close to a deal with 32nd overall pick 1B Braxton Davidson. It is reportedly worth close to the $1.705 million slot value. (MLB.com)
Miami Marlins : Are in "advanced negotiations" with second overall pick RHP Tyler Kolek. A deal is expected to be announced in the coming days. (MLB.com)
Pittsburgh Pirates : Agreed to sign 64th overall pick RHP Mitch Keller to an over-slot $1 million bonus. (MLB.com)
Tampa Bay Rays : Signed 60th overall pick RHP Cameron Varga to an over-slot $1.1 million bonus, the team announced.
Rockies: Agreed to sign 48th overall pick RHP Ryan Castellani to a $1.1 million bonus. (MLB Daily Dish)
Astros: 2B Jose Altuve left Thursday's game after being hit by a pitch in the right hand. X-rays were negative and he is day-to-day.
Cubs: 2B/OF Emilio Bonifacio left Thursday's game with a ribcage injury. (ESPN Chicago)
Cleveland Indians : Activated 1B/OF Nick Swisher (knee) off the 15-day DL and placed DH Jason Giambi (knee) on the 15-day DL.
New York Mets : RHP Jenrry Mejia left Thursday's game with back stiffness, the team announced.
Pirates: RHP Gerrit Cole (shoulder) threw a bullpen session and said everything went fine. (Pittsburgh Tribune Review)
Boston Red Sox : OF Shane Victorino (hamstring) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment in the coming days ... SS Stephen Drew reaggravated his oblique injury and could be headed for the DL. (MassLive.com)
New York Yankees : OF Jacoby Ellsbury left Thursday's game with right hip tightness and is day-to-day, the team announced ... CC Sabathia (knee) could begin throwing off a mound next week, manager Joe Girardi announced.
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