Diamondbacks RHP prospect Carlos Hernandez stretched his scoreless streak to 26 innings Tuesday in a win for Low-A Hillsboro.
He's won each of his last three starts, contributing 25 strikeouts over that span. His last strikeout Tuesday tied Hillsboro's single-season record set by Ben Eckels in 2013. The 21-year-old was recently selected to play in next week's Pioneer-Northwest League All-Star Game in Spokane, Washington.
Red Sox recalled INF Josh Rutledge from Triple-A Pawtucket.
Acquired earlier this week for Shane Victorino, Rutledge will provide infield depth with Dustin Pedroia (hamstring) and Brock Holt (knee) banged up. He's hit .274/.323/.403 at Triple-A this season.
Red Sox designated INF Jemile Weeks for assignment.
Weeks was only up for a few days. He's being replaced on the roster by Josh Rutledge.
Red Sox recalled OF Jackie Bradley from Triple-A Pawtucket.
He'll handle center field while Mookie Betts (concussion) is on the shelf. Bradley has struggled in his time in the majors but has batted .305/.382/.472 with nine homers and four steals at Pawtucket this season.
Red Sox placed OF Mookie Betts on the 7-day concussion disabled list.
Betts was injured when he fell over the short bullpen wall at Fenway Park while trying to make a catch during Tuesday's game. As is the case with most any concussion, how long he'll be sidelined is totally up in the air at this point. Jackie Bradley will handle center field while Betts is out.
ESPN's Jim Bowden reports that Tyson Ross has become the Blue Jays' "top trade target."
The issue, however, is how eager the Padres are to move him given his skill level and the fact that he's under team control through 2017. San Diego is also listening on James Shields, Andrew Cashner and Ian Kennedy and they'd surely prefer to trade any of those three over Ross. The Jays have also been connected to Jeff Samardzija, Mike Leake and others.
Jim Bowden of ESPN and SiriusXM reports that there is a third team involved in the trade sending Mat Latos and Michael Morse to the Dodgers.
Bowden says the deal will be "bigger than expected." There's a good chance it means Morse will be flipped to another team, as the Dodgers have little use for him. We should know more details later Wednesday.
Mets RHP prospect Michael Fulmer matched a career-high with nine strikeouts Tuesday in a win for Double-A Binghamton.
Fulmer limited the visiting New Britain Rock Cats to three hits over six shutout innings. The right-hander has been on quite a roll this month. In five July starts, Fulmer is 4-1 with a superb 0.93 ERA. He leads the Eastern League with a 1.88 ERA and has the league's eighth-lowest WHIP at 1.12.