MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for August 11

Will the Braves soon be getting slick-fielding Andrelton Simmons back? (USATSI)
Will the Braves soon be getting slick-fielding Andrelton Simmons back? (USATSI)

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


- Atlanta Braves : SS Andrelton Simmons , who's been sidelined since Aug. 5 with an ankle sprain, is much improved and figures to return to the lineup by Tuesday or Wednesday of this week. (Mark Bowman,

- New York Mets : Have placed RHP Jacob deGrom on the DL with tendinitis of the rotator cuff

- Baltimore Orioles : 3B Manny Machado left Monday night's game with a sprained right knee. He'll be further evaluated on Tuesday. 

- Pittsburgh Pirates : Have placed OF Andrew McCutchen on the DL with an avulsion rib fracture. The move was made retroactive to Aug. 4. 

- Texas Rangers : An MRI revealed that Alex Rios has an ankle sprain, and he could be back in the lineup on Tuesday. (Anthony Andro via Twitter)

- Colorado Rockies : LHP Brett Anderson will undergo surgery on Thursday to repair a bulging disk in his back. He's expected to need five months to recover. (Thomas Harding,

- Detroit Tigers : RHP Justin Verlander was forced to exit his Monday night start after one inning because of shoulder soreness. 

- Minnesota Twins : After missing more than a month with an oblique injury, 1B Joe Mauer returned to the lineup on Monday and went 2-for-4

- New York Yankees : RHP Michael Pineda (shoulder) will start against the Orioles on Wednesday


- Kansas City Royals , Twins: KC acquired OF Josh Willingham from the Twins in exchange for minor-league RHP Jason Adam. 


- Mets: May not call up highly touted RHP Noah Syndergaard once the rosters expand in September. (Adam Rubin, ESPN New York)

- San Diego Padres : Have called up prospect Rymer Liriano and designated Jeff Francoeur for assignment. 

- Twins: Top prospect OF Byron Buxton has been promoted to Double-A New Britain. (Ashley Marshall,

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