MLB trade deadline rumors, injuries and news roundup for July 25
Injury updates and a healthy does of trade deadline rumors highlight Friday's daily news recap.
Another day of baseball is in the books. Here is a recap of Friday's news from around the league with the trade deadline less than a week away.
RUMORS & SPECULATION
Los Angeles Dodgers : Agent Dave Stewart thinks a trade may be good for client OF Matt Kemp . (Jon Heyman)
Cleveland Indians : Looking to add both an outfielder and a starting pitcher before the trade deadline. (Cleveland Plain-Dealer)
Seattle Mariners : Made an offer for Colorado Rockies OF Drew Stubbs earlier this week. (Denver Post)
New York Mets : Willing to eat $2 million of the approximately $14 million left on RHP Bartolo Colon 's contract to facilitate a trade. (New York Daily News)
Philadelphia Phillies : Willing to eat money to trade RHP Jonathan Papelbon . (Jon Heyman)
Rockies: Interested in some of the Mets young arms should they decide to trade SS Troy Tulowitzki and/or OF Carlos Gonzalez . (Jon Heyman)
Minnesota Twins : Both the Baltimore Orioles and St. Louis Cardinals have interest in Twins C Kurt Suzuki . (Jon Heyman)
ROSTER MOVES & TRANSACTIONS
Oakland Athletics : Acquired RHP Deck McGuire from the Toronto Blue Jays for cash considerations, the team announced.
Cardinals: Agreed to sign C A.J. Pierzynski. (Jon Heyman)
San Francisco Giants : Called up 2B Dan Uggla from Triple-A.
Phillies: SS Jimmy Rollins triggered his $11 million vesting option for 2015 with his second plate appearance on Friday.
New York Yankees : Designated RHP Chris Leroux for assignment, the team announced. LHP Chris Capuano was added to the active roster in a corresponding move.
Los Angeles Angels : OF Josh Hamilton left Friday's game with a sore left knee as a precaution, the team announced.
Houston Astros : OF George Springer (quad) has yet to resume baseball activities. (Houston Chronicle)
Atlanta Braves : LHP Jonny Venters (Tommy John surgery) could begin throwing off a mound next week. (MLB.com)
Giants: 1B Brandon Belt 's post-concussion symptoms are not improving ... placed IF Marco Scutaro (back) and OF Ehire Adrianza (hamstring) on the 15-day DL ... C Hector Sanchez left Friday's game as a precaution after taking a foul tip to the facemask.
Mariners: OF Michael Saunders (oblique) started swinging a bat on Friday. (Seattle Times)
Mets: RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka has flown back to New York to have an MRI on his troublesome elbow. (Newsday)
San Diego Padres : OF Carlos Quentin left Friday's game with an unknown injury. (San Diego Union Tribune)
Pittsburgh Pirates : RHP Gerrit Cole (lat) will make his first minor league rehab start on Monday. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Tampa Bay Rays : OF Wil Myers (wrist) started hitting off a tee. (Tampa Bay Times)
Rockies: LHP Brett Anderson left Friday's start with a blister issue, the team announced.
Twins: Manager Ron Gardenhire said RHP Phil Hughes is "not as bad as he thought he might be" after taking a comebacker off the shin (Pioneer Press) ... RHP Kyle Gibson (back) will throw a bullpen session on Saturday. If that goes well, he will start on Tuesday. (MLB.com)
Chicago White Sox : Owner Jerry Reinsdorf is okay after lightheaded spell in Cooperstown on Friday.