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Yankees recalled RHP Luis Severino from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Severino is expected to be available out of the Yankees' bullpen on Monday night in Houston. This could be a quick stopgap while the club awaits the arrival of Adam Warren, who was reacquired from the Cubs in the Aroldis Chapman trade on Monday afternoon. Severino, 22, has posted a decent 3.25 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, and 57/15 K/BB ratio in 63 2/3 innings (10 starts) since his demotion to the Triple-A level back in May. He had a 7.46 ERA in seven starts with New York.
Jul 25 - 3:06 PM

Craig Kimbrel (knee) threw around 20 pitches off the mound at Fenway Park on Monday.

The workout was observed by Red Sox manager John Farrell, two coaches, two trainers, and two physical therapists. It ended with a round of fist-bumps, which is usually a positive sign. Kimbrel will throw off a mound again Wednesday and could then be cleared to face live hitters. He is on track to return to the Boston bullpen early next week in Seattle. Brad Ziegler is currently filling in at closer.
Jul 25 - 3:02 PM

Blue Jays optioned 1B Chris Colabello to Triple-A Buffalo.

Colabello was reinstated from his 80-game performance-enhancing drug suspension on Sunday, but the Blue Jays aren't ready to add him back to their active major league roster. The 32-year-old is batting just .189/.262/.324 on his 10-game rehab assignment.
Jul 25 - 2:58 PM

Phillies returned Rule 5 Draft pick LHP Daniel Stumpf to the Royals.

Stumpf was designated for assignment by the Phillies last week and the Royals took the opportunity to reacquire the left-hander. He will be sent to Triple-A Omaha.
Jul 25 - 2:54 PM

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the "Yankees' sense right now" is that Andrew Miller will not be traded ahead of the August 1 deadline.

But that could change over the next couple of days, depending on the offers that come in. New York got a terrific haul for impending free agent Aroldis Chapman on Monday, landing shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres, outfield prospect Billy McKinney, right-hander Adam Warren, and minor league outfielder Rashad Crawford from the Cubs. Miller, under contract through 2018, owns a dominant 1.45 ERA, 0.76 WHIP, and 74/7 K/BB ratio in 43 1/3 innings this season for the fourth-place Yankees.
Jul 25 - 2:49 PM

Aaron Altherr (wrist) has shifted his rehab assignment to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Alther is batting .353/.511/.471 with one home run and two stolen bases in 11 minor league rehab games between the Gulf Coast League, High-A Clearwater, and Double-A Reading. Out all season with a torn tendon sheath in his left wrist, Altherr should be cleared to join the Phillies' outfield mix by the end of this week.
Jul 25 - 2:40 PM

Phillies recalled INF Taylor Featherston from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Featherston will take over for Andres Blanco, who landed on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a fractured index finger. Featherston, 26, was batting .264/.320/.446 with 12 home runs and 32 RBI through 87 games this season at the Triple-A level.
Jul 25 - 2:35 PM

Phillies placed INF Andres Blanco on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left index finger.

Blanco suffered the injury Sunday in the Phillies' loss to the Pirates when Gregory Polanco slid into his hand at third base in the bottom of the fifth inning. Blanco could very well be done for the season.
Jul 25 - 2:32 PM
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