ESPN's Jim Bowden reports that the Yankees are in talks with the Rockies regarding Jorge De La Rosa.
It's clear that the Bombers aren't done adding pitching after the additions of Brandon McCarthy and Chris Capuano, as Bowden has linked them to Ian Kennedy and now to De La Rosa. The Rockies left-hander has a pedestrian 4.19 ERA this season but boasts a 1.78 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in three July starts.
Adam Eaton went 3-for-5 with a double and a two-run single as the White Sox defeated the Twins 5-2 on Thursday.
Eaton doubled and scored the first run for the White Sox in the third inning, then plated two with a single to cap off a three-run fourth inning. The outfielder hasn't done much in the power department, but otherwise has a decent .286/.358/.388 slash line with one home run, 27 RBI, and 10 stolen bases. Eaton recently admitted to playing through a broken right middle finger, so don't expect the power to appear anytime soon.
X-rays on Phil Hughes' right shin came back negative.
Hughes was forced from Thursday's outing in the fourth inning when he took an Adam Dunn comebacker off the shin. He'll undoubtedly be sore but the Twins are hopeful that he'll be ready for his next start.
Danny Santana ended Hector Noesi's shutout bid with a two-run home run, his only hit in three at-bats as the Twins fell to the White Sox on Thursday.
Santana took Noesi deep to right field to put his team on the board in the eighth, but it was too little, too late at that point. The 23-year-old has hit safely in five of six games since returning from the All-Star break -- and the disabled list -- on July 18. He owns a .325/.361/.465 slash line with three home runs, 18 RBI, and six stolen bases in 167 plate appearances this season.
Jacob Petricka earned his fifth save of the season as the White Sox defeated the Twins on Thursday.
Petricka had no issues wrapping up the win, notching a 1-2-3 inning with two strikeouts. The White Sox aren't sure yet who to use in the closer's role, or if they should pick anyone at all. Petricka owns a 2.06 ERA with a 1.26 WHIP and 41/26 K/BB ratio.
Hector Noesi dominated the Twins on Thursday, allowing two runs in 7 2/3 innings in a win.
Noesi blanked the Twins through seven frames, but relented his first two runs when Danny Santana homered to right field with two outs in the eighth. On the night, Noesi limited the Twins to three hits while walking one and striking out three. At least for now, Noesi's ERA is back under 5.00 at 4.99 along with a 1.44 WHIP and 75/38 K/BB ratio. He'll have to face the Tigers in Detroit the next time he takes the mound.
Carlos Gomez finished 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a stolen base as the Brewers enjoyed an easy 9-1 win over the Mets on Thursday.
Gomez drove in a run with a single in the second inning to increase his team's lead to 4-0. He then stole second and scored on a single. The outfielder has slowed down a bit in July -- he has just one home run in the month -- but he's still the proud owner of a .306/.370/.505 slash line along with 14 home runs, 52 RBI, and 19 stolen bases.
ESPN's Jim Bowden reports that the Yankees and Padres are discussing a trade that would send Ian Kennedy to New York in exchange for third base prospect Eric Jagielo and pitching prospect Ian Clarkin.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman says that the Yankees are indeed interested in Kennedy but not if it means giving up both Jagielo and Clarkin. It would be Kennedy's second stint in New York if the trade did go through, as he was drafted by the Yanks and spent his first three big league seasons there. Needless to say, it would be just about the worse-case scenario for his fantasy value going from Petco Park to Yankee Stadium. Kennedy is making $6.1 million this season and is eligible for arbitration for a final time this winter.