It’s a Hard Tanaka Life

It’s a Hard Tanaka Life
Nobody was safe in a dangerous Week That Was, as Masahiro Tanaka, Yadier Molina and Brandon Phillips can attest
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Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox have received trade inquiries on Mike Napoli.

Given their lack of right-handed power and the fact that Napoli is under contract next season, they seem unlikely to move him. Napoli also has a limited no-trade clause. However, it's always possible someone will blow the Red Sox away with an offer. If they club did move Napoli, they could transition Will Middlebrooks over to first base.
Source: Boston Globe
Jul 13 - 11:10 AM

Dodgers outfield prospect Joc Pederson went 2-for-4 with a double for Triple-A Albuquerque.

Pederson has hit well since returning from a separated shoulder, going 7-for-17 with two doubles, a triple, and six walks in five games. The Dodgers still have an overly crowded outfield, and Pederson is unlikely to see a promotion until September or in the event of an injury, even if he he keeps up his superb .324/.445/.572 season line.
Jul 13 - 11:08 AM

Rays activated LHP Jake McGee from the paternity leave list.

McGee has been away since Friday following the birth of his daughter. He'll resume his role as the Rays' primary closing option.
Jul 13 - 11:05 AM

Rays optioned RHP Jeremy Hellickson to Double-A Montgomery.

He'll start there on Monday, as the Rays wanted to keep him pitching over the All-Star break. Hellickson will rejoin the big league rotation soon.
Jul 13 - 11:03 AM

Astros third base prospect Rio Ruiz went 2-for-5 with two triples and one walk for High-A Lancaster.

Ruiz has been on fire in July, hitting .359/.435/.667 with five doubles, three triples, and one home run. Ruiz has the tools to hit for a high average, but there are questions regarding his future power potential. If his power fully develops, he could hit 20-plus home runs, but if it does not, he could struggle to hit 10 home runs in a season.
Jul 13 - 11:02 AM

Gerrit Cole (lat) will throw a 20-25 pitch bullpen session on Thursday.

The Pirates are taking it one step at a time with the young right-hander, as they won't decide what next to do with Cole until after Thursday's side session. We do know that Cole will not return on July 20 when first eligible, but a timetable has yet to be mapped out. He's dealing with tightness in his right lat.
Jul 13 - 11:01 AM

Marco Scutaro admitted that his back tightened up on him late during Saturday's game.

It's not unexpected, as Scutaro still isn't 100 percent and was playing in his first game of the season. He's essentially going to be day-to-day for the rest of the season, but the Giants are hoping he'll be able to gut it out without going back on the DL. "I know my back is not 100 percent," Scutaro said. "I'll just try to fight through it, day by day, and go from there."
Jul 13 - 10:59 AM

Rockies outfield prospect Raimel Tapia went 5-for-8 with two doubles and a stolen base for Low-A Asheville on Saturday, raising his season line to .333/.385/.463.

After a slow April, Tapia has hit .366/.419/.513 with 18 doubles, one triple, and five home runs since the beginning of May. Tapia has average power and is likely to end up in an outfield corner, but he has a balanced swing with an innate ability to square up pitches. He has the talent to hit .315-plus in the majors, but is unlikely to reach the the majors until 2017.
Jul 13 - 10:55 AM
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