MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for June 28

Brandon McCarthy expects to be on the move before the trade deadline. (USATSI)
Brandon McCarthy expects to be on the move before the trade deadline. (USATSI)

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Here's all that's worth knowing for Sunday, June 1 (click here for today's scores) … 

RUMORS, SPECULATION, NEWS, ETC.

- Arizona Diamondbacks : RHP Brandon McCarthy (5.11 ERA, 4.83 K/BB ratio, 104 IP) sounds as though he expects to be traded prior to the July 31 non-waiver deadline. "It certainly seems likely," McCarthy said of the possibility of his being dealt to a contender, "but if I am still here at the end of September, then great. It is a place I enjoy." (Jack Magruder, Fox Sports Arizona)

- Miami Marlins : OF Giancarlo Stanton has reportedly agreed to participate in the upcoming Home Run Derby. 

- Philadelphia Phillies : Team president David Montgomery says he hesitates to undertake a rebuilding effort because he doesn't want to see attendance drop. (Kevin Cooney, Bucks County Courier Times)

- Boston Red Sox : On Saturday, the Sox called up highly touted prospect Mookie Betts. 

- Kansas City Royals : Our own Jon Heyman tweets that the Royals have signed LHP Brandon Finnegan, the no. 17 pick of the June draft out of TCU, to a $2,200,600 bonus. 

INJURY UPDATES

- Houston Astros : LHP Dallas Keuchel was scratched from his scheduled Saturday start because of left wrist inflammation. He hopes to make his next scheduled start. (Evan Drellich via Twitter)

- Los Angeles Dodgers : SS Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) was back in the lineup on Saturday. 

- New York Mets : The team says 3B David Wright won't require a DL stint for his bruised rotator cuff, at least not at this time. He'll be reexamined on Monday. (Adam Rubin via Twitter)

- Washington Nationals : OF Bryce Harper (thumb) hit three home runs in what should be his final minor-league rehab game. He's expected to be activated from the DL on Monday. 

- Texas Rangers : The team will wait until July 7 to decide whether LHP Derek Holland (offseason knee surgery) is ready to begin a minor-league rehab assignment. (Anthony Andro, Fox Sports Southwest)

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