MLB trade deadline rumors, injuries and news roundup for July 22

Jake Peavy's name continues to pop up in trade talks.
Jake Peavy's name continues to pop up in trade talks. (USATSI)

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Another fun day of baseball is in the books. Here is a recap of Tuesday's news from around the league as the trade deadline draws closer and closer.


Blue Jays: Designated LHP Brad Mills for assignment, the team announced. The move clears a roster spot for top prospect RHP Aaron Sanchez.

Cubs: Designated IF Darwin Barney for assignment, the team announced. The move clears a roster spot for UTIL Emilio Bonifacio, who was activated off the 15-day DL.

Yankees: Acquired 3B Chase Headley and cash from the Padres for UTIL Yangervis Solarte and RHP Rafael DePaula. (Jon Heyman)


Blue Jays: Interested in Rangers OF Alex Rios. (Jon Heyman)

Cardinals: Still interested in Red Sox RHP Jake Peavy. (Jon Heyman)

Giants: They are "intensifying" their efforts to add a starting pitcher. (CSN Bay Area)

Mariners: Interested in Marlins 3B Casey McGehee. (Jon Heyman)

Marlins: Continue to show interest in Athletics RHP Jim Johnson. They've discussed a deal involving minor league LHP Adam Conley. (Miami Herald)

Mets: Pushing hard to trade RHP Bartolo Colon, but they are not interested in eating money to make it happen. (ESPN New York and Newsday)

Phillies: LHP Cliff Lee has little trade value because of his big contract. (Jon Heyman)

Pirates: Team president Frank Coonelly says the team has the financial flexibility to add pieces at the trade deadline. (Fox Sports)

Yankees: Talking to the White Sox about LHP John Danks. Talks are in the early stages. (Jon Heyman)


Angels: LHP C.J. Wilson (ankle) threw an "up and down" bullpen session on Tuesday. (

Cardinals: LHP Kevin Siegrist (forearm, shoulder) is expected to be activated off the disabled list on Wednesday. (CBS Sports Radio)

Diamondbacks: Placed OF Cody Ross on the 15-day DL with a calf strain, the team announced.

Giants: Manager Bruce Bochy said 1B Brandon Belt is "making progress" but is still a few days away from resuming baseball activities ( ... OF Angel Pagan (back) was able to take swings fom both sides of the plate. (ESPN)

Mariners: Manager Lloyd McClendon said LHP Roenis Elias "checked out fine" after leaving Monday's start with forearm cramps. (

Phillies: Placed trade candidate 1B/OF John Mayberry Jr. on the 15-day DL with wrist inflammation.

Pirates: 3B Pedro Alvarez left Tuesday's game with knee discomfort. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Orioles: RHP Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday and could soon begin a minor league rehab assignment. (

Rangers: Placed C Geovany Soto on the 15-day DL with a groin strain, the club announced.

Rays: Placed RHP Joel Peralta on the 15-day DL. He may have the Chikungunya virus.

Reds: SS Zack Cozart left Tuesday's game after taking a pitch to the finger. X-rays were negative and he is day-to-day. (

Rockies: Placed SS Troy Tulowitzki on the 15-day DL with a hip flexor strain ... RHP Jordan Lyles (hand) is on track to be activated off the disabled list on August 4, the first day he is eligible. (

Tigers: RHP Joel Hanrahan (Tommy John surgery) is "still a longshot" to pitch this season. (Detroit News)

Twins: 1B Joe Mauer (oblique) has started hitting off a tee ( ... RHP Kyle Gibson has been scratched from Wednesday's start with a stiff back. RHP Anthony Swarzak will start in his place. (St. Paul Pioneer Press)

Yankees: UTIL Kelly Johnson will have an MRI after leaving Tuesday's game with a groin injury, the team announced.


MLB: Has started formally interviewing candidates for Bud Selig's successor. MLB COO Rob Manfred is "heavily favored."

Athletics: Owner Lew Wolff has accepted the city's changes and settled their new 10-year lease agreement to remain in the O.Co Coliseum.

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