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Javier Vazquez will undergo right knee surgery on Wednesday.

It's not a major procedure, as he's having his meniscus repaired and should be throwing at 100 percent again in two to three weeks. Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM hears that Vazquez has drawn interest from seven teams this offseason following positive reports in winter ball, but he has yet to make up his mind about a possible comeback in MLB.
Mon, Jan 28, 2013 05:21:00 PM

Chris Davis is out Tuesday because of an illness.

Davis should be fine after a day or two of rest. Steve Pearce is at first base and Delmon Young is serving as the Orioles' DH on Tuesday night versus the Angels.
Jul 29 - 4:24 PM

Mike Napoli has some swelling in one of his fingers.

It's the reason he's out of the Red Sox starting lineup for the second time in three games. Mike Carp, who's thought to be available via trade, is starting at first base for Boston on Tuesday against the Blue Jays.
Jul 29 - 4:20 PM

Padres activated SS Everth Cabrera from the 15-day disabled list.

Cabrera wound up missing close to four weeks with a left hamstring strain. The speedy shortstop has posted a hideous .218/.256/.290 batting line in 80 games this year and he's just 13-for-20 in stolen base attempts.
Jul 29 - 4:10 PM

Jayson Werth (ankle) is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Marlins.

Werth left Monday's game after twisting his right ankle, but the expectation was that he would be good to go Tuesday. However, he apparently needs some more time. Nate McLouth will start in right field.
Jul 29 - 3:39 PM

According to Jeff Passan and Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports, the Pirates are "a fast-emerging dark horse" to acquire Jon Lester from the Red Sox.

The Pirates could use an ace as much as anyone and they have the prospects to get a deal done. For what it's worth, prospect outfielder Josh Bell is said to be "at the center" of talks. The Dodgers, Brewers, and Orioles are among the other teams who have been linked to Lester over the past couple of days.
Source: Yahoo Sports
Jul 29 - 3:33 PM

Andy Martino of the New York Daily News hears from major league sources that the Royals could be interested in the Mets' Bartolo Colon or the Phillies' A.J. Burnett.

Martino notes that the Royals might not be able to add the payroll necessary to acquire Colon or Burnett, but the team's evaluators like both pitchers. Colon, who got the best of Burnett on Monday, is owed $11 million next season. Burnett's contract includes a complicated player option for 2015 which already guarantees him $7.5 million. It will increase to $12.75 million if he makes 30 starts this season. He has already made 23 starts.
Jul 29 - 3:23 PM

Reds placed OF Jay Bruce on the bereavement list.

Bruce can spend three to seven days on the bereavement list. The Reds have called up Curtis Partch to take his spot on the active roster.
Jul 29 - 2:58 PM

Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com hears from a source that Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo worked out for the Phillies on Tuesday.

28 out of 30 MLB teams were reportedly on hand for Castillo's showcase on Saturday and he's now scheduling private workouts for teams. According to Sanchez, he'll work out for the Red Sox on Friday and the Mariners on Sunday. Meanwhile, Ben Badler of Baseball America reports that the Yankees have also scheduled a workout. Known for his plus-speed, Castillo could receive a contract in the range of Yasiel Puig's $42 million deal with the Dodgers.
Jul 29 - 2:39 PM

C.J. Wilson (ankle) allowed two runs over 5 1/3 innings Monday in a minor league rehab start with Double-A Arkansas.

Wilson threw 81 pitches and gave up four hits and two walks while striking out seven batters. The southpaw has been sidelined all month with a right ankle sprain, but he should be cleared to rejoin the Angels' rotation this weekend.
Jul 29 - 8:50 AM

Gerrit Cole (lat) tossed five scoreless innings Monday in his first minor league rehab start with Triple-A Indianapolis.

Cole, out since July 5 with right lat soreness, allowed five hits and three walks while striking out seven. He threw 50 of his 81 pitches for strikes. He's expected to get stretched out to 100 pitches in his next outing before rejoining the Pirates.
Jul 29 - 8:45 AM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Brewers are among the teams who have called the Red Sox about left-hander Jon Lester.

As Heyman notes, the Brewers have been aggressive with in-season moves before, but it's not clear if they have the pieces to get a deal done. Rookie right-hander Jimmy Nelson is one possibility. Of course, the Brewers aren't alone in their interest for Lester, as the Dodgers, Mariners, Pirates and Orioles have also reportedly been in touch with the Red Sox.
Jul 29 - 8:36 AM




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