David Buchanan will be recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to start for the Phillies on Friday.
He'll take the rotation spot of Cole Hamels who was dealt to the Rangers on Wednesday. The 26-year-old owns a 7.00 ERA, 1.78 WHIP and 19/18 K/BB ratio over 36 innings in seven starts for the Phillies this season. He remains an unappealing fantasy option.
Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Cubs are pushing hard to acquire Tyson Ross from the Padres.
Rival executives are convinced that the right-hander will be moved before Friday's trade deadline, with the Cubs as the club showing the most interest at the moment. The 28-year-old right-hander is relatively inexpensive and under team control through 2017, meaning the Padres should be able to net a nice return package.
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Diamondbacks have made an offer to the Reds for star closer Aroldis Chapman.
It is still somewhat puzzling that the Diamondbacks maintain such a high level of interest in acquiring Chapman, as a closer is a luxury and would seemingly be a waste in their current situation. However, if they have serious intentions on competing in 2016 and view him as the missing piece, it makes some sense. The Reds are in desperate need of rotation help and the Diamondbacks do possess several interesting young arms. Stay tuned.
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Mets are attempting to acquire Jay Bruce from the Reds.
The Reds reportedly have interest in Zack Wheeler, though there would likely have to be other pieces involved to make a deal work. The Mets remain in the market for an outfielder and are also believed to have varying levels of interest in Gerardo Parra, Justin Upton, Yoenis Cespedes and Will Venable.
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Cubs, Blue Jays, Dodgers, Yankees and Giants are all in the mix to acquire Yovani Gallardo from the Rangers.
As perhaps the top hurler left on the open market, the price for Gallardo has likely risen now that Johnny Cueto, David Price and Cole Hamels have already been dealt. With the recent injuries in the Yankees rotation, they may be the most desperate club at the moment. Expect the bidding to escalate quickly.
Pablo Sandoval is considered day-to-day after being diagnosed with a left forearm contusion.
Sandoval was forced to leave Thursday's contest against the White Sox after being hit by a pitch. It appears as though he didn't sustain any structural damage though and should be ready to return to the lineup at some point over the weekend.
Corey Dickerson was forced to exit Thursday's game against the Cardinals with a right rib contusion.
Dickerson sustained the injury while diving for a line drive off the bat of Jason Heyward. He's considered day-to-day and should return to the Rockies lineup at some point over the weekend.
Pablo Sandoval was removed from Thursday's game against the White Sox after being hit in the wrist/forearm area by a Chris Sale pitch.
Sandoval actually struck out swinging at the pitch, literally adding insult to injury. He'll presumably head for X-rays to rule out any fractures. The Red Sox should have an update on his status shortly.