MLB trade deadline rumors, injuries and news roundup for July 23

Aramis Ramirez has decided to continue playing beyond 2014.
Aramis Ramirez has decided to continue playing beyond 2014. (USATSI)

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Another wonderful day of baseball is in the books. The non-waiver trade deadline is exactly one week away now. Here is a recap of Wednesday's news from around the league.


Philadelphia Phillies : Designated RHP Jeff Manship for assignment, the club announced. C Carlos Ruiz (concussion) was activated off the disabled list in a corresponding move.

Detroit Tigers : Acquired RHP Joakim Soria from the Texas Rangers for minor leaguers RHP Jake Thompson and RHP Corey Knebel. GM Dave Dombrowski confirmed RHP Joe Nathan will remain the closer. (

Minnesota Twins : Designated RHP Matt Guerrier for assignment, the team announced. RHP Ryan Pressly was called up in a corresponding move.

New York Yankees : Designated RHP Bruce Billings for assignment and called up RHP Chris Leroux, the team announced.


Houston Astros : Reluctant to trade their young starters but will listen to offers for RHP Chad Qualls and LHP Tony Sipp. (Jon Heyman)

San Diego Padres : Rangers assistant GM A.J. Preller has emerged as the top candidate for their vacant GM job (Jon Heyman) ... They've set a high price for RHP Ian Kennedy and could wind up keeping him and RHP Joaquin Benoit . They're talking to teams about those two as well as OF Chris Denorfia . (Jon Heyman)

Phillies: Have considered releasing 1B Ryan Howard after the season. Jon Heyman thinks that would be a big mistake ... Multiple teams have been scouting LHP Antonio Bastardo . (CSN Philly)

Pittsburgh Pirates : Have been scouting the Arizona Diamondbacks bullpen in recent weeks. (Fox Sports)

Tampa Bay Rays : Jon Heyman has a team-by-team rundown of possible fits for LHP David Price .

Boston Red Sox : Have not engaged closer RHP Koji Uehara in contract extension talks. (

Colorado Rockies : Looking for a big return for LHP Jorge De La Rosa and content with keeping him. (Jon Heyman)

Twins: They are "open to trading" DH Kendrys Morales. (Fox Sports)


Los Angeles Angels : Placed IF Grant Green on the 15-day DL with a back injury, the team announced.

Toronto Blue Jays : Both 1B Edwin Encarnacion (quad) and OF Nolan Reimold (calf) could be activated off the disabled list next week. (Fox Sports)

Los Angeles Dodgers : Manager Don Mattingly confirmed SS Hanley Ramirez (wrist) is "still feeling it," but he remains day-to-day. (Orange County Register)

San Francisco Giants : The team is "growing more concerned" about 1B Brandon Belt 's concussion. (CSN Bay Area)

Miami Marlins : RHP Kevin Gregg (elbow), IF Rafael Furcal (hamstring) and IF Derek Dietrich (wrist) are not yet ready to resume baseball activities. (Miami Herald)

New York Mets : Manager Terry Collins confirmed SS Ruben Tejeda feels "pretty good" after being hit in the head by a pitch. He doesn't have any concussion symptoms. (ESPN)

Baltimore Orioles : RHP Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session and did some running drills ( ... 3B Manny Machado (back) is on anti-inflammatories and is still day-to-day. (MASN Sports)

Pirates: Placed OF Starling Marte on the 7-day concussion disabled list, the team announced ... RHP Gerrit Cole (lat) threw a 70-pitch simulated game. (KDKA-TV)

Washington Nationals : 3B Ryan Zimmerman was placed on the 15-day DL with a hamstring injury.

Rays: OF Wil Myers (wrist) has started some light throwing and swinging. (Tampa Bay Times)

Kansas City Royals : 1B Eric Hosmer was pulled from Wednesday's game with "decreased grip strength in his hand." (Kansas City Star)

Tigers: RHP Joel Hanrahan (Tommy John surgery) has been shut down following a setback.

Twins: RHP Ricky Nolasco (elbow) will throw a bullpen session on Saturday. (

Yankees: GM Brian Cashman said it's "too early to call" whether the rest and rehab program is working for RHP Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) ( ... Placed UTIL Kelly Johnson on the 15-day DL with a groin strain, the team announced.


2015 Draft: The competitive balance lottery results were announced. Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein isn't happy the St. Louis Cardinals received a pick.

Mark McGwire: When asked about his relationship with Jose Canseco, McGwire said "I don't care to ever speak to him again."

Milwaukee Brewers : 3B Aramis Ramirez has decided to continue playing beyond this season. (Journal Sentinel)

Cardinals: RHP Carlos Martinez is moving back into the bullpen. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Padres: OF Cameron Maybin was suspended 25 games after testing positive for amphetamines.

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