MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for Aug. 30

The Phillies would probably like to trade A.J. Burnett, but ... (USATSI)
The Phillies would probably like to trade A.J. Burnett, but ... (USATSI)

Here's all that's worth knowing for Monday, Aug. 4 (click here for today's scores) … 

TRADES

- Orioles, Red Sox: The Orioles acquired INFs Kelly Johnson and Michael Almanzar from the Red Sox in exchange for INFs Jemile Weeks and Ivan De Jesus. 

- Orioles, White Sox: The Orioles acquired OF Alejandro De Aza from the White Sox in exchange for RHPs Mark Blackmar and Miguel Chalas. 

INJURY UPDATES

- Diamondbacks: RHP Daniel Hudson (Tommy John surgery) will likely appear in a major-league game for the first time since 2012 on Tuesday or Wednesday. He'll work out of the bullpen. (Jack Magruder via Twitter)

- Dodgers: SS Hanley Ramirez (left leg) was back in the lineup on Saturday. 

- Giants: 1B Brandon Belt (concussion) is still at least 10 days from being able to resume baseball activities. (John Shea via Twitter)

- Orioles: 1B Steve Pearce is day-to-day with an abdominal strain.

- Rangers: Activated LHP Derek Holland (knee) from the DL. He'll make his 2014 debut on Tuesday against the Royals

- Red Sox: 2B Dustin Pedroia left the game after taking an elbow to the head

- Tigers: 1B Miguel Cabrera appeared to aggravate a right ankle injury and was removed from the game. 

- Yankees: OF Jacoby Ellsbury (ankle) wasn't in the lineup on Saturday. MGR Joe Girardi says that if the rosters weren't about to expand, then Ellsbury would likely go on the DL. (Jack Curry via Twitter)

RUMORS, SPECULATION, NEWS, ETC.

- Astros, Twins: The Astros claimed RHP Samuel Deduno off waivers from the Twins. 

- Phillies: Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly writes that the Phillies would like to trade A.J. Burnett and Jonathan Papelbon before the August waiver period but that no-trade clauses and contract obligations make such deals unlikely. 

- Rangers: Designated OF/1B Mike Carp for assignment. 

- Red Sox: OF Rusney Castillo will make his minor-league debut on Sunday

- Rockies: Troy Tulowitzki says he'd rather retire than move off shortstop to another position. (Patrick Saunders, Denver Post)

- White Sox: May target free-agent-to-be DH Victor Martinez this offseason. 
CBS Sports Writer

Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for FOXSports.com and ESPN.com. He's the author of three books, the most recent being Reggie Jackson: The... Full Bio

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