Matt Joyce could be placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list.
The Angels are expected to call up Efren Navarro on Tuesday, presumably to replace Joyce on the active roster. Joyce suffered a concussion in a collision with teammate Erick Aybar on Sunday.
The Angels are expected to call up Efren Navarro from Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday.
It's possible that he'll replace Matt Joyce, who could be headed to the 7-day concussion disabled list. Navarro, 29, has a .260/.306/.312 batting line in 82 plate appearances with the Angels this season.
Pirates prospect SS JaCoby Jones went 3-for-4 with an RBI and stolen base on Monday in his debut for Double-A Altoona.
Jones is receiving his first taste of Double-A after batting .253/.313/.396 with 48 runs scored, 10 home runs, 31 extra-base hits, 58 RBI and 14 steals across 93 games at High-A Bradenton. Unfortunately, the 23-year-old also struck out 113 times (26.7%) against 31 walks (7.3%) in that span, highlighting his limitations as a hitter. Jones’ raw power, speed and overall athleticism should help him carve out a role in the big leagues in the coming years, though he may never develop the consistency to be more than a reserve player.
Cardinals optioned RHP Sam Tuivailala to Triple-A Memphis.
Tuivailala, 22, has a 1.80 ERA with nine strikeouts and six walks over 10 innings this season. The hard-throwing right-hander should get another shot in the Cards' bullpen later this season.
Cardinals activated LHP Jaime Garcia from the 15-day disabled list.
Garcia has missed over a month with a groin strain, but he'll make his return Tuesday against the Reds. The southpaw has a 1.69 ERA and 32/7 K/BB ratio in 48 innings over seven starts this season and should be relevant in mixed fantasy leagues as long as he has a rotation spot.
Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Marlins are now "now open to at least contemplate" trading Martin Prado.
Previous reports indicated that the Marlins planned to keep Prado, but they are softening on that stance just a couple of days away from the trade deadline. The 31-year-old is owed $11 million next season, though the Yankees are covering $3 million. He's capable of playing multiple positions and should have appeal to multiple contenders.
Cubs prospect OF Ian Happ is batting .295/.420/.500 with 27 runs scored, 14 extra-base hits and nine steals through 31 games.
The No. 9 overall pick in this year’s draft, Happ was bumped up to Low-A South Bend over the weekend after posting an .898 OPS in 29 games in the Short Season Northwest League. The 20-year-old switch-hitter has swung the bat particularly well over his last 11 contests, with a robust .409/.458/.614 batting line and eight extra-base hits in that span. Meanwhile, the fact that Happ has played center field exclusively in his professional debut makes his dangerous bat even more valuable.
Astros prospect SS Alex Bregman was promoted to High-A Lancaster.
He made his debut with Lancaster on Monday, striking out as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning. Selected by the Astros with the No. 2 overall pick in this year’s draft, Bregman batted .259/.368/.330 with six extra-base hits, five steals and more walks (17) than strikeouts (13) over 29 games at Low-A Quad Cities before the promotion. The 21-year-old shortstop could see an uptick in his production in the hitter-friendly California League over the final month of the season, setting him up for an assignment to Double-A to begin 2016.