MLB injury, news and rumors roundup for June 14

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We're officially at the halfway point of June. The season sure moves fast, huh? Let's round 'em up, all that newsy goodness for the night.


A's/White Sox: Former top-flight prospect Michael Taylor has been traded to the White Sox in exchange for minor-league pitcher Jake Sanchez, the clubs announced.

Blue Jays: Sergio Santos has been activated from the disabled list. As a corresponding move, outfielder Darin Mastroianni was optioned back to the minors.

Brewers: The club announced it has signed first-round draft pick Kodi Medeiros.

Dodgers: Chone Figgins was placed on the DL and Carlos Triunfel was recalled from the minors as a corresponding move.

Marlins: First-round pick Tyler Kolek has been signed to a $6 million deal.

Padres: Reliever Troy Patton was placed on the DL with a shoulder injury.

Pirates: Vance Worley will get the start Sunday in Francisco Liriano's rotation spot (

Reds: With Mat Latos activated from the DL, Sean Marshall was placed on the DL and Tony Cingrani was moved to the bullpen (

Twins: Aaron Hicks was placed on the DL while Sam Fuld was activated.


Angels: Tyler Skaggs is on schedule to return to the rotation from the DL next Saturday (

Astros: Jose Altuve missed Saturday's game with a bruised hand, but he's expecting to return to the field Sunday (Ultimate Astros). Reliever Josh Fields left Saturday's game with a muscle strain in his right forearm (

Athletics: Josh Reddick could be activated from the DL Monday, but he also might need a rehab stint (

Blue Jays: R.A. Dickey left his start with groin tightness, but he lasted 6 2/3 innings and it doesn't sound serious. Also, X-rays were negative on Adam Lind's bruised foot (John Lott).

Braves: Despite being hit in the hand with a pitch Friday, Jason Heyward was in the lineup Saturday (

Cardinals: Adam Wainwright will miss his next start, but for now the plan is only one.

Cubs: Closer Hector Rondon has a sore elbow, but it isn't serious and he appears set to avoid a DL stint. Also, Emilio Bonifacio has been placed on the 15-day DL due to an oblique strain (

Mets: Curtis Granderson missed his third straight game with a calf injury.

Nationals: Wilson Ramos is expected to return from the DL after his 15-day minimum (

Red Sox: Stephen Drew again missed a game and could be headed for the DL due to an oblique issue ( Will Middlebrooks and Clay Buchholz are starting minor-league rehab assignments, and Shane Victorino will be there soon, too (

Rockies: The club is hopeful Troy Tulowitzki won't be out long, but they're awaiting MRI results on his injured toe ( Also, Jorge De La Rosa isn't expected to miss his next start, despite having a back issue (

Royals: Alcides Escobar has a left calf issue, but he played through it Saturday (

Twins: Trevor Plouffe left Saturday's game with an oblique strain (

Yankees: Mark Teixeira was a late scratch from the lineup due to a rib injury (ESPN New York).


Angels: Despite his struggles, Albert Pujols won't be dropped in the batting order (

Braves: Fredi Gonzalez considered batting rookie Tommy La Stella second (

Cubs: The team is actively in trade talks regarding starting pitchers Jason Hammel and Jeff Samardzija. The Braves, Mariners and Blue Jays have been mentioned as suitors (

Giants: Brandon Hicks was given the day off to clear his mind and help him break out of a slump (

Mariners: Taijuan Walker went 6 2/3 innings in a Triple-A start, allowing only one hit and one run while striking out seven.

Mets: Manager Terry Collins' job is safe (

Phillies: Are they going to have a firesale? Ruben Amaro discusses with Also, Jimmy Rollins is now the franchise record-holder in hits. Would he accept a trade? “It really depends if everything is blown up,” he said ( “Then you take that into consideration. If they blow everything up, then of course.”

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Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last six World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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