Twins pitching prospect Nick Burdi (elbow) is unlikely to pitch in another game this season.
Burdi has been limited to just three appearances this season due to a bone bruise near his right elbow that he suffered at the end of spring training. He's rehabbing at the club's spring training complex and could resuming a throwing program soon, but with just over a month left in the minor league season he's likely to run out of time. Burdi is a potential closer candidate for the Twins assuming he can get healthy, but he won't debut until at least 2017 now.
Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Yankees "have an interest" in Joe Ross, but the Nationals are "disinclined to trade him."
Heyman hears that the Nats could be the favorites to land Aroldis Chapman, but a source told him that there's "no chance" Washington would give up Ross for a rental. It's a perfectly reasonable stance to take, as Ross boasts a 3.56 ERA and 148/47 K/BB ratio over his first 172 major league innings and is under team control through 2021. Ross is currently working his way back from right shoulder inflammation.
Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Nationals "could be a favorite" to land Aroldis Chapman.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported Saturday that the Yankees are telling teams they are close to dealing Chapman and Heyman says the reliever is the Nats' main target at the trade deadline. It appears that something could get done soon, although Heyman notes that the Yanks are targeting Joe Ross in a deal but the Nats are "disinclined to trade him."
White Sox manager Robin Ventura on Saturday wouldn't say when Chris Sale would make his next start.
Sale was scratched from Saturday's start and sent home after a dust-up with the front office regarding throwback uniforms that he didn't want to wear. "I'll talk about the game, but any of that stuff, we'll wait on that," Ventura said. "I'm not going to discuss what went on in there. But (it's) unfortunate he didn't start tonight. Proud of the guys who filled in." Jose Quintana will start as scheduled on Sunday. Miguel Gonzalez is currently slated to take the ball Monday, although that seems like a spot Sale could easily slide into, assuming he and the front office work out their issues. The left-hander might be traded prior to the deadline.
Rubby De La Rosa (elbow) threw a 35-pitch bullpen session on Saturday.
It's the first time he's thrown from the bump since being diagnosed with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament. The Diamondbacks are hoping De La Rosa can rejoin their rotation at some point in the second half, but he's still got some work to do.
Zack Greinke (oblique) threw a 45-pitch bullpen session Saturday.
Greinke came out of the session with no issues. Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said that the club is still determining what the next step will be for Greinke, although it's possible he's ready to make a rehab start. A return in early August is looking likely if he can avoid a setback.
Blue Jays reinstated 1B Chris Colabello from the restricted list; designated him off the 25-man roster.
He's done with his PED suspension but won't be on the active roster. Colabello remains on the 40-man roster, but he'll just now have to work his way back up through the minors. Colabello was struggling before his suspension and hitting only .189/.262/.324 on his rehab assignment, so it's not a surprise that the Jays want him to continue to work on things in the minors.
Domingo Santana (elbow) began a rehab assignment with Low-A Wisconsin on Saturday.
Santana has been on the shelf since June 10 with right elbow soreness. He's likely to need at least a week or so worth of game action before being activated.