MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for June 12
Updates on the injured Jenrry Mejia, Shane Victorino, Jacoby Ellsbury, CC Sabathia, Emilio Bonifacio and others headline Thursday's daily news recap.
Another day of baseball is in the books. Here is a recap of Thursday's news from around the league.
RUMORS & TRANSACTIONS
Diamondbacks: Claimed UTIL Jordan Pacheco off waivers from the Rockies, the team announced. OF Nick Evans was designated for assignment to clear a roster spot ... Demoted RHP Trevor Cahill all the way down to High Class-A ... several teams have expressed trade interest in Triple-A SS Nick Ahmed. (Fox Sports)
White Sox: Acquired OF Matt Tuiasosopo from the Blue Jays for cash, the team announced.
NOTABLE DRAFT PICK SIGNINGS
Rays: Signed 60th overall pick RHP Cameron Varga to an over-slot $1.1 million bonus, the team announced.
Rockies: Agreed to sign 48th overall pick RHP Ryan Castellani to a $1.1 million bonus. (MLB Daily Dish)
Red Sox: OF Shane Victorino (hamstring) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment in the coming days ... SS Stephen Drew reaggravated his oblique injury and could be headed for the DL. (MassLive.com)
Yankees: OF Jacoby Ellsbury left Thursday's game with right hip tightness and is day-to-day, the team announced ... CC Sabathia (knee) could begin throwing off a mound next week, manager Joe Girardi announced.
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