FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports the Marlins and White Sox have discussed a possible trade involving John Danks.
The Marlins are in a difficult position, stuck somewhere between a buyer and a seller. With their recent winning streak, though, it appears they've become buyers. Danks is signed through 2016, so any team taking him on would also have concerns about the $28.5 million he's owed over the duration of his deal.
Brandon Workman lost Wednesday in his return to the majors, giving up five runs -- two earned -- in five innings against the Blue Jays.
Only two runs were earned, but Workman contributed to the mess with an error and he finished the night with just two strikeouts and four walks. His chances of sticking in the majors this time currently hinge on what happens with Jon Lester and John Lackey before Thursday's trade deadline.
Dan Haren will start Friday's game against the Cubs.
After getting lit up on July 23, Haren was told he would have his next start skipped after struggling in four July starts. As it turns out, the start is just a few days later than originally scheduled. Haren is 8-8 with a 4.49 ERA and 1.31 WHIP through 21 starts on the season.
Kevin Gausman picked up his fifth win of the season, allowing three runs in seven frames against the Angels as the Orioles hung on by a 4-3 margin on Wednesday.
Gausman was able to finish the seventh inning for only the second time in 10 starts this season. He brought a no-hitter into the fifth inning, but lost it after walking the bases loaded with two outs, allowing a two-run single and an RBI double. Overall, Gausman surrendered three hits, walked three, and struck out two. The 23-year-old has been solid out of the rotation, holding a 3.70 ERA, a 1.34 WHIP, and a 37/21 K/BB ratio. He'll take the hill on Monday in Washington against the Nationals as the two squads will make up July 8's postponed game.
Garrett Richards fell to 11-4 after allowing four runs over seven innings in Wednesday's loss to the Orioles.
After nearly two months of stellar pitching, Richards has appeared mortal in his last two starts, having also allowed four runs over six innings in last week's start against the Tigers. On Wednesday, he yielded six hits -- including a two-run home run to Adam Jones -- while walking none and striking out four. The right-hander still has superb numbers, carrying a 2.74 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP, and a 143/46 K/BB ratio. He'll try to bounce back on Monday in a road start against the Dodgers.
Giants released OF Tyler Colvin.
Colvin hit a disappointing .223/.268/.381 with the Giants this season. With Brandon Belt's return imminent, the club decided to part ways with the 28-year-old. He'll likely catch on with another club as a bench bat or organizational depth.
Giants released 2B Dan Uggla.
Well, that was quick. Uggla played in just four games for the Giants, going hitless in 11 at-bats and committing three errors in the field. The Giants are rumored to be in the market for a second baseman before the trade deadline. Uggla's release emphasizes that idea.
Zach Britton had an easy ninth inning, allowing only a two-out infield single, in the process of grabbing his 21st save of the season in Wednesday's win against the Angels.
Just another easy outing for the 26-year-old left-hander. He has allowed a run in only one out of his last 18 appearances. Overall, he is 21-for-24 in save opportunities with a 1.65 ERA, a 0.90 WHIP, and a 48/14 K/BB ratio in 54 2/3 innings.