MLB trade deadline rumors, injury and news roundup for July 27

Matt Kemp's name continues to surface in trade rumors.
Matt Kemp's name continues to surface in trade rumors. (USATSI)

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Just a few days until the trade deadline, so let's see what kind of rumor-filled goodness we have -- in addition to rounding up all the pertinent news from the day. As a reminder, click on the provided links for the full story, when applicable.


Blue Jays: Nolan Reimold was activated from the DL while Esmil Rogers was designated for assignment.

Dodgers: A day after he started an ugly brawl in Triple-A, infielder Erisbel Arruebarrena was sent down to Class A (

Reds: Jack Hannahan was activated from the DL and reliever Curtis Partch was optioned back to Triple-A.


Blue Jays: The club is "monitoring" Asdrubal Cabrera, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

Braves: The club is looking at left-handed reliever Andrew Miller, according to Jon Heyman of

Dodgers: They have the goods to get Jon Lester, should the Red Sox decide to part with the free-agent-to-be, reports Heyman.

Mariners: Matt Kemp is a "backup plan" for the club, says Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, but the interest in Kemp is "very real."

Pirates: They are interested in Rockies reliever LaTroy Hawkins, reports Thomas Harding of

Red Sox: Mike Carp told reporters that he asked general manager Ben Cherington for a trade (

Alex Rios: The Mariners, Giants, Yankees and Reds are keeping an eye on Rios, per Rosenthal.

Yankees: Per Heyman, they are eyeing Josh Willingham and some rotation help -- including John Danks.


Athletics: Coco Crisp was sent back to the Bay Area (from Texas) Sunday to have his neck examined (

Brewers: Scooter Gennett didn't start due to a quad injury, but he was able to pinch hit Sunday (

Giants: Angel Pagan is getting close to going on a rehab assignment (

Mariners: James Paxton threw 78 pitches in a Triple-A rehab start, so he may be back for Seattle pretty soon ( box score).

Padres: Ian Kennedy has been scratched from his scheduled Monday start due to an oblique strain ( Also, knee issues kept Carlos Quentin out of Sunday's lineup ( In fact, Quentin will be placed on the DL Monday with Jedd Gyorko coming off the DL (Dennis Lin). Andrew Cashner threw a bullpen session and will throw at least one more before a rehab assignment (

Rockies: Troy Tulowitzki met with a Doctor in Philadelphia about his hip flexor strain ( He'll have a "dry needling procedure" Monday on his hip (

Royals: Jason Vargas will throw a simulated game Thursday and could return to the rotation shortly thereafter (

Twins: Both Kyle Gibson and Phil Hughes have been cleared to make their next starts (


Astros: Some players were reportedly upset that Mark Appel was promoted and threw a bullpen session in Minute Maid Park.

Rusney Castillo: Baseball America has an excellent write up on the workout of the Cuban import.

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