MLB rumors, injury and news roundup for Aug. 18
Let's roundup all things MLB for the night, including updates on Felix Hernandez, Rusney Castillo, Andrew McCutchen and Byron Buxton.
Time for our nightly roundup of news and rumors. As a reminder, click through on the provided links for the full stories, where applicable.
Let's dive in!
Mets: Bartolo Colon is on the bereavement list.
Nationals: Outfielder Nate Schierholtz was signed to a minor-league deal.
Red Sox: Mookie Betts was called up while Jackie Bradley Jr. was sent down to the minors.
Reds: As expected, Brandon Phillips was activated from the DL.
Mariners: Felix Hernandez is good to go for his next start after being struck by a batted ball last time out (mariners.com).
Pirates: It looks like Andrew McCutchen will come off the DL Tuesday.
Royals: Salvador Perez was removed for the game with knee discomfort, but the club called the move a precautionary measure.
Twins: Top prospect Byron Buxton isn't expected to play again this season (Rhett Bollinger via Twitter).
Angels: Josh Hamilton was benched again Monday and will have an extra hitting session (angels.com).
Braves: B.J. Upton is "not defeated," says Fredi Gonzalez (ajc.com).
Rusney Castillo: The Phillies are the favorite to sign the Cuban import, reports nypost.com.
Dodgers: GM Ned Colletti is looking to make a deal for a reliever and a power bat off the bench (dodgers.com).
Orioles: Miguel Gonzalez will be rejoining the big-league club very soon (orioles.com).
Rangers: Several players cleared waivers, reports Jon Heyman.
Pete Rose: You can bet on whether or not the new commissioner will reinstate Rose.
White Sox: Robin Ventura won't rule out first-round pick Carlos Rodon being called up this season (whitesox.com).
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