MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for June 9
Monday's MLB recap -- news, transactions, rumors and injury updates -- can be found within.
Here's all that's worth knowing for Sunday, June 1 (click here for today's scores) …
- Los Angeles Angels : Have placed LHP Tyler Skaggs on the DL with a strained right hamstring. LHP Hector Santiago has been recalled to take Skaggs's place on the active roster and in the rotation.
- Baltimore Orioles : The injured right elbow of C Matt Wieters isn't healing as quickly as anticipated, and he'll soon visit Dr. James Andrews to get it checked out.
- Texas Rangers : The team has decided that LHP Derek Holland (knee) isn't yet ready to begin a minor-league rehab assignment. (Travis L. Brown, ESPN Dallas) ... 1B Mitch Moreland will receive a second opinion on his injured left ankle and might not undergo season-ending surgery, as was the initial plan. (Evan Grant, Dallas Morning News)
- Boston Red Sox : SS Stephen Drew is day-to-day with an oblique injury ... RHP Clay Buchholz (knee) is slated to begin a minor-league rehab assignment on Friday. (Peter Abraham via Twitter)
- Colorado Rockies : OF Michael Cuddyer says he has a fracture in his left shoulder and that there's no clear time-table for his return ... OF Carlos Gonzalez , who's been on the DL since last Friday, will soon undergo exploratory surgery on the inflamed finger on his left hand ... RHP Eddie Butler has been placed on the DL with a rotator cuff issue. The highly regarded 23-year-old is only one start into his MLB career.
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- Arizona Diamondbacks : Have designated RHP Trevor Cahill for assignment even though he has roughly $17 million left on his contract.
- Minnesota Twins : Signed top draft pick SS Nick Gordon to a bonus worth $3.185 million ... DH Kendrys Morales made his Twins debut on Monday night and went 1-for-3 with a walk in the loss to the Blue Jays.