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With Matt Garza (shoulder) out injured, RHP Tyler Cravy will take his place in the rotation.

Cravy held a 3.79 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 66/26 K/BB ratio in 78 1/3 innings covering 14 starts for Triple-A Colorado Springs. It's difficult to recommend him for fantasy purposes, but desperate owners should at least keep an eye on him to see if there's short term benefit here.
Jul 6 - 3:39 PM

Brewers OF prospect Omar Cotto racked up five steals Sunday in a win for Rookie-level Billings.

That gives him 11 steals in nine games this season. Cotto isn't just a one-trick pony. He's hit .308 this year with an impressive .455 on base percentage. The 23-year-old signed with Milwaukee on June 17 after playing collegiately at the University of Southern California. Ironically, he stole just seven bags in his three-year tenure as Trojan.
Source: MILB.com
Jul 6 - 3:33 PM

According to the Pittsburgh Tribune's Rob Biertempfel, Josh Harrison has torn ligaments in his thumb and will be out up to six weeks.

Harrison wasn't in the lineup for Monday's game against the Padres. He apparently injured his hand while making an awkward slide into second on Sunday. A six-week recovery time would put his return around mid-to-late August.
Jul 6 - 3:33 PM

Tigers claimed 1B Marc Krauss off waivers from the Rays.

Krauss was DFA'ed on July 4 after being optioned to Triple-A earlier in the week. He struck out seven times in 10 at-bats in (very) limited duty for the Rays. Kraus is just a .192 hitter for his career at the big league level over the last three seasons.
Jul 6 - 3:25 PM

Cubs RHP prospect Daury Torrez hurled seven scoreless frames Sunday in a win for High-A Myrtle Beach.

The seven-inning effort matched his longest outing of the season. Since working with pitching coach David Rosario to fix a flaw in his mechanics, Torrez has gone 2-0 with a 0.95 ERA. Over his last two starts, Torrez has fanned 12 hitters without allowing a walk. He hasn't given up a home run since June 9 at Frederick.
Source: MILB.com
Jul 6 - 3:24 PM

Royals recalled INF Cheslor Cuthbert from Triple-A Omaha.

With Mike Moustakas hitting the bereavement list, the Royals needed infield depth and Cuthbert fit the bill. Once a decently rated prospect, Cuthbert was hitting .256/.318/.389 with eight homers and 33 RBI for Triple-A Omaha.
Jul 6 - 3:19 PM

Royals placed 3B Mike Moustakas on the bereavement list.

Moustakas was removed from Sunday's game against the Twins due to a family emergency. The team subsequently placed him on the bereavement list. Owners should look elsewhere for production at the hot corner, at least for the time being.
Jul 6 - 3:15 PM

Reds recalled OF Yorman Rodriguez from Triple-A Louisville.

Rodriguez was ranked as the No. 10 prospect in the Reds' system by Baseball America over the winter. An early cut from spring training this season, he hit .272/.310/.432 with nine homers and 40 RBI across 287 at-bats in Triple-A prior to the promotion.
Jul 6 - 3:11 PM
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