MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for May 6
Tuesday's MLB recap -- news, transactions, rumors and injury updates -- can be found within.
Here's all that's worth knowing for Tuesday, May 6 (click here for today's scores) ...
- Our MLB insider writes that Pirates outfield prospect Gregory Polanco turned down a seven-year, $25-million contract extension offer from the team. As Heyman notes, the deal, which was proposed in spring training, also included option years that could've significantly increased the value of the contract. Polanco is currently in Triple-A.
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- Mets: Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News writes that the Mets may be close to calling up some of their top pitching prospects from the minors.
- Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw (back) came off the DL Tuesday and turned in a dominant outing against the Nats ... OF Yasiel Puig (general soreness after running into outfield wall) missed a second straight game on Tuesday.
- Rays: Good news for Tampa Bay, as RHP Alex Cobb appears to be ahead of schedule in his recovery from an oblique injury. In fact, is aiming to come off the DL some time late this month. (Joe Smith via Twitter)
- Reds: Fox's Jon Morosi tweets that LHP Aroldis Chapman, who's been sidelined since spring training after being struck in the face by a line drive, could be activated as soon as this weekend. On the downside, Chapman struggled badly in a Tuesday rehab start for Triple-A Louisville (5 R in 2/3 IP).
- Indians: Have designated C George Kottaras for assignment.
- Marlins: Have released 1B/OF Greg Dobbs.
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