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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Twins' trade for Jaime Garcia could fall through.

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported Thursday that the two sides had reached an agreement on a trade, but there appears to be a snag. Garcia has a long history of injury issues, especially involving his pitching shoulder, so it's possible a physical issue might be the concern. Garcia is currently still penciled in to start for the Braves on Friday against the Dodgers, but Aaron Blair is in Los Angeles and will fill in if the deal goes through.
Jul 21 - 12:31 PM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Friday that Kyle Hendricks (hand) is "ready to rock" and could rejoin the rotation early next week.

Hendricks spun five perfect innings in his final rehab start Monday to show the Cubs he was ready. He's been out since early June because of tendinitis in his pitching hand. Mike Montgomery will head back to the bullpen when Hendricks returns, although it's possible he'll get one more start first.
Jul 21 - 12:12 PM

Marlins recalled RHP Brian Ellington from Triple-A New Orleans.

He's taking David Phelps' spot on the roster and in the bullpen. The hard-throwing Ellington has struggled in the majors this season with a 7.71 ERA over 11 2/3 innings.
Jul 21 - 12:06 PM

Athletics recalled 1B/OF Matt Olson from Triple-A Nashville.

Olson has batted .184/.310/.449 with four homers over 49 at-bats during his time in the majors this season. He should get some chances in right field.
Jul 21 - 12:02 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price spoke to Jose Peraza earlier this week about being benched in favor of Scooter Gennett.

Price had said previously that he would stick with Peraza at second base when Zack Cozart returned from the disabled list, but he's changed his mind with Peraza continuing to struggle and Gennett continuing to hit. "I really need that influx of Scooter’s bat in our lineup on a more consistent basis," Price said. Peraza has still started four of the last five games, but two of the starts were at shortstop while Cozart rested. It sounds like Peraza will need Cozart to be traded in order to have a regular job again.
Jul 21 - 11:45 AM

USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that the Brewers have been "aggressive" in trade talks for Justin Wilson.

Other teams have been as well, of course, with Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reporting earlier this week that 10-12 clubs were in on the left-handed reliever. Wilson seems likelier to set up than close wherever he winds up, and that would be the case in Milwaukee.
Jul 21 - 11:32 AM

Cardinals activated LHP Zach Duke from the 60-day disabled list.

Duke made a rapid recovery from Tommy John and flexor tendon surgeries, as he's returned to the majors barely over nine months after the procedures. The left-hander tossed nine scoreless innings with a 10/1 K/BB ratio during his rehab assignment to show the Cards he was ready.
Jul 21 - 11:28 AM

Cardinals optioned RHP Sam Tuivailala to Triple-A Memphis.

Tuivailala boasts a 2.14 ERA over 18 appearances in the big leagues this season, but he had made just one appearance since the All-Star break. Zach Duke is back from the disabled list to take his spot in the bullpen.
Jul 21 - 11:25 AM
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