MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for June 21
Saturday's MLB recap -- news, transactions, rumors and injury updates -- can be found within. Including news on Bryce Harper.
Here's all that's worth knowing for Saturday, June 21 (click here for today's scores) …
- Nationals: OF Bryce Harper, who's been sidelined since April with torn ligaments in his thumb, is slated to begin a minor-league rehab assignment on Monday, writes Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post. Manager Matt Williams has indicated he agrees with Harper's goal to play between seven and nine games before being activated in early July, barring setback.
- Orioles: RHP Bud Norris was forced to leave his Saturday start because of groin tightness. However, as Mel Antonen tweets, Buck Showalter says the plan is to have Norris start Friday against the Rays at home.
RUMORS, SPECULATION, NEWS, ETC.
- Diamondbacks: Announced the signing of RHP Touki Toussaint, the no. 16 overall pick in the recent MLB draft.
The Red Sox and Cardinals are expected to make trade offers next
The free agent first baseman may be a fit in St. Louis
The front office changes in Atlanta continue
The Marlins are more likely than you think on our list
Judge finished a distant second in the balloting and he paid respect to the winner
Stanton just won the 2017 NL MVP award but could wind up being dealt this offseason