MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for July 6

Byron Buxton, baseball's top prospect, returned from a wrist injury on Sunday.
Byron Buxton, baseball's top prospect, returned from a wrist injury on Sunday. (USATSI)

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Major League Baseball announced the 2014 All-Star Game rosters on Sunday night, which you can see right here. Here are our All-Snub Teams (American League and National League) and profiles for the 10 Final Vote players. Now here is a recap of the rest of the day's news from around the league.


Toronto Blue Jays : Claimed OF Nolan Reimold off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles , the team announced. OF Brad Glenn was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.

Orioles: Designated RHP Ramon Ramirez for assignment, the club announced. The move cleared a roster spot for RHP Kevin Gausman .

Colorado Rockies : Designated RHP Raul Fernandez for assignment, the team announced. The move cleared a roster spot for RHP Brooks Brown.

Kansas City Royals : Signed LHP Scott Downs to a major league contract. (Jon Heyman)

New York Yankees : Acquired RHP Brandon McCarthy and cash from the Arizona Diamondbacks for LHP Vidal Nuno ... designated OF Alfonso Soriano for assignment.


Blue Jays: Continue to talk to the San Diego Padres about 3B Chase Headley . (Fox Sports)

Tampa Bay Rays : Open to trading LHP David Price within the AL East. (Fox Sports)

Boston Red Sox : Reluctant to trade 3B Will Middlebrooks despite receiving trade interest. (Jon Heyman)


Oakland Athletics : An MRI revealed no structural damage in 1B/OF Brandon Moss ' ankle and he is expected to return to the lineup in the coming days. (Bay Area News Group)

Blue Jays: 1B Edwin Encarnacion is expected to miss 2-4 weeks with a quad strain, though he will undergo more tests before being placed on the disabled list. (Fox Sports)

Los Angeles Dodgers : RHP Josh Beckett was pulled from Sunday's start after tweaking his hip running the bases. (AM 590)

Cleveland Indians : OF Michael Bourn was placed on the 15-day DL with a hamstring injury.

New York Mets : Placed LHP Jonathon Niese on the 15-day DL with a shoulder strain.

Pittsburgh Pirates : Placed SS Clint Barmes on the 15-day DL with a Grade 3 adductor strain. He is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Cincinnati Reds : 1B Joey Votto is reportedly headed back to the disabled list with a quad injury.

Rockies: OF Michael Cuddyer (shoulder) will have an MRI on July 21 to determine his availability for the remainder of the season. (Denver Post)

Minnesota Twins : Top prospect OF Byron Buxton returned to the lineup with the team's High Class-A affiliate after missing most of the first three months of the season with a wrist problem.

Chicago White Sox : 3B Conor Gillaspie is day-to-day with a bruised knee after being hit by a pitch. (


Athletics: RHP Jeff Samardzija allowed one run in seven innings in his first start for Oakland.

Rays: RHP Jeremy Hellickson (elbow) will return to the rotation on Tuesday. LHP Erik Bedard is moving to the bullpen. (Tampa Tribune)

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