Yankees recalled RHP Diego Moreno from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Moreno allowed two earned runs on three hits in a one-inning appearance last month with the Yankees. The 28-year-old right-hander will pitch in a middle relief role.
Yankees optioned RHP Nick Goody to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Goody was up in the majors for two days but did not make an appearance. He owns an impressive 1.68 ERA and 70/14 K/BB ratio in 48 1/3 innings this season between Double-A and Triple-A, so another shot is probably coming soon.
Jim Bowden of ESPN reports that the Nationals are "at the finish line" on a trade for Jonathan Papelbon.
Bowden adds that the Phillies' return will be a Double-A pitcher. It sounds like an official announcement is coming soon on this deal. Papelbon has said that he wants to remain a closer and his no-trade clause allows him to uphold that demand, so Drew Storen is going to take a big hit here for fantasy purposes.
Samuel Deduno will undergo season-ending arthroscopic surgery on his right hip.
It's a labrum repair. Deduno was told in early June that he could probably avoid surgery, but the injury wasn't healing quickly enough on its own. It's not clear what the future holds for the 32-year-old right-hander.
Nationals optioned OF Matt den Dekker to Triple-A Syracuse.
The move clears a roster spot for Jayson Werth, who officially returned from the disabled list on Tuesday.
Nationals sent INF Emmanuel Burris outright to Triple-A Syracuse.
He is now off the Nationals' 40-man roster. The 30-year-old infielder is a .245/.307/.271 career hitter in 806 plate appearances at the major league level.
Rockies purchased the contract of LHP Aaron Laffey from Triple-A Albuquerque.
Laffey was designated for assignment by the Rockies earlier this month, but he stuck with the organization and now gets another shot. He'll act as a lefty specialist.
Rockies recalled RHP Justin Miller from Triple-A Albuquerque.
Miller has been up and down all season. The 28-year-old righty will pitch in middle relief for the Rockies.