MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for September 2
Updates on the injured Kris Medlen, Starlin Castro, Homer Bailey, Jonathan Gray and Justin Verlander headline Tuesday's daily recap.
Another great day of baseball is in the books. Time to recap Tuesday's news from around the league.
RUMORS & TRANSACTIONS
Angels: Designated both OF J.B. Shuck and RHP Michael Kohn for assignment, the club announced.
Astros: Designated both RHP Paul Clemens and RHP David Martinez for assignment, the team announced ... Among the candidates for the team's now-vacant managerial position are Red Sox bench coach Tony Lovullo, Rangers bench coach Tim Bogar, Rays bench coach Dave Martinez, Tigers third base coach Dave Clark and White Sox third base coach Joe McEwing. (ESPN and MLB.com)
Blue Jays: Designated both OF Darin Mastroianni and UTIL Matt Hague for assignment, the club announced. RHP Neil Wagner was also released.
Brewers: Designated OF Caleb Gindl and released RHP Hiram Burgos for assignment, the club announced.
Pirates: Designated UTIL Michael Martinez for assignment, the club announced.
Yankees: Designated OF Zoilo Almonte for assignment and released RHP Matt Daley, the team announced.
Braves: RHP Kris Medlen (Tommy John surgery) has started throwing as part of his rehab (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) ... OF Justin Upton is day-to-day with a triceps issue. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Royals: IF Christian Colon left Tuesday's game with a broken finger and is done for the rest of the year, the team announced.
Tigers: RHP Justin Verlander admitted his shoulder is "kind of fatigued," but he will not be shut down unless it gets worse (MLB.com) ... RHP Joakim Soria (oblique) threw off flat ground for the first time. (MLive.com)
Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) was cleared to resume throwing after tests on his sore arm came back clean ... UTIL Martin Prado left Tuesday's game with a hamstring injury and will have tests on Wednesday, the team announced.
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