MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for June 18
Updates on the injured Adam Wainwright, Brett Lawrie, Michael Brantley, Mitch Moreland and others headline Wednesday's daily recap.
Another day of baseball is in the books, but this was no ordinary day of baseball. Clayton Kershaw no-hit the Colorado Rockies in a game that was as close to perfect as it gets. He was brilliant. Here is a recap of the day's other news from around the league.
RUMORS & TRANSACTIONS
Cleveland Indians : Designated LHP Josh Outman for assignment, the team announced.
Miami Marlins : Signed RHP Brad Penny to a minor league contract.
Detroit Tigers : Designated RHP Evan Reed for assignment, the team announced. RHP Chad Smith was called up in a corresponding move.
New York Yankees : C John Ryan Murphy is generating a lot of trade interest leading up to the trade deadline. (Jon Heyman)
NOTABLE DRAFT PICK SIGNINGS
Seattle Mariners : Agreed to sign C/OF Alex Jackson to an above-slot $4.2 million bonus.
Los Angeles Angels : LHP Tyler Skaggs (hamstring) threw a successful bullpen session. (MLB.com)
Toronto Blue Jays : Placed LHP Brett Cecil on the 15-day DL with a groin injury, the team announced ... 3B Brett Lawrie is day-to-day with a hand contusion after being hit by a pitch, the club announced. X-rays came back negative.
Atlanta Braves : LHP Jonny Venters (elbow) received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his elbow.
St. Louis Cardinals : RHP Adam Wainwright (elbow) has been cleared to make his next start on Saturday, the team announced.
Indians: OF Michael Brantley (concussion) could return to the lineup as soon as Sunday. (MLB.com)
Marlins: OF Giancarlo Stanton left Wednesday's game with a wrist contusion and is day-to-day.
Texas Rangers : 1B Mitch Moreland (ankle) has elected to have season-ending surgery, the team announced.
Minnesota Twins : LHP Glen Perkins was unavailable Wednesday due to a sore back and is day-to-day, manager Ron Gardenhire confirmed.