Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that the Mets have spoken to the Tigers about Yoenis Cespedes.
Morosi cautions that there is only minimal interest from the Mets at this time. With the team reportedly closing in on a deal for an outfielder, there should be a resolution soon.
Robinson Cano's MRI results revealed a Grade 1 abdominal strain.
The Mariners are hopeful that he will be able to avoid the disabled list and should be cleared to DH in 5-6 days. In the meantime, the M's will play a man short on the bench.
Clayton Kershaw will make his next start on Friday against the Angels.
Kershaw was scratched from his scheduled start on Wednesday due to a minor hip issue. The Dodgers believe a couple of days off will do the trick and that the southpaw won't require an extended absence.
Justin Turner remains out of the Dodgers starting lineup on Wednesday.
Turner was forced to the emergency room on Tuesday due to a pimple on his leg that became infected. Alex Guerrero will take his place at the hot corner.
Miguel Montero has a checkup with a hand specialist Thursday in Chicago.
Montero has been hitting and catching at the Cubs' spring training complex in Arizona and he's hoping to be cleared for more activities Thursday after his exam. The veteran catcher has been on the disabled list since July 12 with a sprained left thumb. He is trending toward a mid-August return.
Edwin Encarnacion has been scratched from the Blue Jays' lineup Wednesday with a jammed finger.
X-rays on the finger -- his left middle finger -- turned up negative. Encarnacion can be considered day-to-day for now. Chris Colabello is filling in at first base and batting cleanup Wednesday against the Phillies.
According to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, the reported trade sending Mat Latos and Michael Morse to the Dodgers "could be falling apart."
Latos and Morse are still in the Marlins' clubhouse and Marlins GM-turned-manager Dan Jennings told the media on Wednesday afternoon that he hadn't heard about any trade being close. Word is the Dodgers are trying to flip Morse to a third team, so that could be the holdup. There's also talk of this being a medical thing. It's going to be a crazy 48 hours as the July 31 trade deadline approaches.
Jon Lester limited the Rockies to two runs over eight innings Wednesday in the Cubs' 3-2 victory.
Lester struck out 14 and walked just one in the dominant outing on a hot, sunny day at Wrigley Field. The left-hander has been on a roll for the last couple of months, now boasting a 3.26 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and 136/32 K/BB ratio in 132 2/3 total innings. He will get the Pirates on the road next time out.