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Blue Jays recalled INF Yan Gomes from Triple-A Las Vegas.

As expected. Gomes batted .227/.296/.500 with two homers and five RBI over 27 plate appearances during his first stint in the big leagues last month. He'll provide some versatility and a right-handed presence off the bench.
Wed, Jun 6, 2012 10:25:00 AM

Jose Bautista went 3-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI in Friday's loss to the Yankees.

Bautista was the extent of the Jays' offense on this night, slugging a three-run homer in the first inning and a solo shot in the third. It was his second multi-homer game of the season. He's now up to 20 home runs for the year, which ties him for ninth in the American League.
Jul 25 - 10:03 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Cardinals have reached an agreement with free agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski.

The veteran backstop is already in Chicago and will join the team before Saturday's game. His arrival likely signals the end of George Kottaras' brief time with the Cardinals. Pierzynzki should see the bulk of the playing time behind the plate, and is certainly worth a look in deep two-catcher mixed leagues.
Jul 25 - 9:53 PM

Giants purchased the contract of Dan Uggla from Triple-A Fresno.

Uggla, who was signed to a minor league contract on Monday, will now be given an opportunity to see regular work at second base for the Giants with Marco Scutaro and Ehire Adrianza on the shelf. He's batting seventh in his Giants debut on Friday, and could carve out value in NL-only formats if he can find his power stroke.
Jul 25 - 6:55 PM

Pedro Alvarez (knee) remained out of the Pirates' lineup Friday.

Alvarez hasn't played since exiting Tuesday's game against the Dodgers with left knee discomfort. The fact that he wasn't able to play following Thursday's off day is a bad sign, but to this point the Pirates haven't given any indication that the disabled list might be a possibility. Brent Morel is at third base Friday.
Jul 25 - 5:20 PM

Yoenis Cespedes is back in the Athletics' lineup Friday.

Cespedes sat out Thursday after spraining his right thumb on an awkward swing Wednesday. Not only is he back in the lineup Friday, he's making just his second start this season in center field.
Jul 25 - 4:56 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the trade market for Jonathan Papelbon "seems light, if existent."

Papelbon has had a fine season, posting a 1.91 ERA while saving 24 games in 28 chances, but Heyman says "there seemingly isn't strong interest," especially with the Angels and Tigers having already acquired relievers. The Phillies are prepared to eat a portion of the $18 million guaranteed to Papelbon through the end of next season, but he also has a vesting option for 2016, something that Heyman notes "can be sticky for acquiring teams."
Jul 25 - 4:35 PM

David Ortiz is back in the Red Sox' lineup Friday.

Big Papi didn't play Thursday after exiting Wednesday's game with back spasms, but he's made a quick recovery. The designated hitter will be facing David Price, who he had some harsh words for last month after Price hit him with a pitch.
Jul 25 - 4:10 PM

Chris Capuano will start on Saturday against the Blue Jays.

Shane Greene has been pushed back to Sunday, while Chase Whitley will head to the bullpen. Capuano posted a 4.55 ERA in 28 relief appearances for the Red Sox this season but held a 2.79 mark in four minor league starts and struck out 11 batters in his last outing. He could be a decent stop-gap open in the Yankees' rotation.
Jul 25 - 4:03 PM

Mark Teixeira (lat) could swing a bat as soon as Friday.

Teixeira hasn't played since Sunday due to a lower left lat strain but said Friday that he's feeling much better and looks like he'll avoid the disabled list. "I hope to be back soon," he said. The Yankees' first baseman is batting .231/.330/.443 with 17 homers and 48 RBI over 76 games this season.
Jul 25 - 3:50 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that five teams "are said to have shown interest, or at least talked to" the Dodgers about Matt Kemp.

Rival executives have told Heyman that they "have the feeling the Dodgers are ready to move on" from Kemp. It's no surprise, of course, as they have a logjam of outfielders and Kemp hasn't been thrilled about moving from center to left field. Kemp sports a decent .268/.333/.422 batting line with eight homers and 38 RBI this season, but the Dodgers will undoubtedly have to pick up a large portion of the $107 million Kemp is owed after this season in order to find a taker for him.
Jul 25 - 3:22 PM

Padres recalled RHP Jesse Hahn from Triple-A El Paso.

Hahn will start on Friday in Atlanta after being sent down before the All-Star break in order to keep pitching. The young right-hander has been superb over his 40 2/3 innings with the Padres, putting up a 2.21 ERA and 1.06 WHIP with 47 strikeouts.
Jul 25 - 1:40 PM




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