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Tigers placed OF Avisail Garcia on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 22, with a right heel contusion.

Garcia injured his heel when he stepped awkwardly on first base earlier this month. While he no longer needs crutches, he's not ready to play in games quite yet. He'll join up with Triple-A Toledo once he's back to full health.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 09:15:00 AM

David Peralta is out of the Diamondbacks' starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon against the Braves.

Peralta fouled a ball off his left knee in the sixth inning Tuesday, though it doesn't seem to be anything too serious. Gregor Blanco will play left field and bat leadoff in the 3:40 p.m. ET start versus Braves right-hander Aaron Blair.
Jul 26 - 12:56 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Cubs are "among several clubs" to inquire on Mets right-hander Seth Lugo.

It would probably take a big-time prospect or two to pluck Lugo away from New York, as the 27-year-old boasts a 3.32 ERA over his first 116 2/3 major league innings and is under contractual control through 2022. But perhaps the 47-51 Mets will try to sell high on a guy who's had recent elbow problems. Crasnick says the Cubs "love his spin rate and think he has breakout potential."
Jul 26 - 12:43 PM

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs, Red Sox, Rockies, Indians, Pirates, Orioles, White Sox, Tigers, Athletics, and Blue Jays are the 10 teams on Yu Darvish's no-trade list.

Meaning, of course, that he can veto a deal to any of those 10 clubs. The big notable here is the presence of the Cubs, as they have expressed serious interest, but Darvish might not be against a move to the defending World Series champs and the DH-less National League. The 30-year-old impending free agent holds a 3.44 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 143/43 K/BB ratio in 133 1/3 innings (21 starts) this season with Texas.
Jul 26 - 12:01 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Aaron Judge will be back in the lineup on Thursday.

Judge is "a little banged up," per Girardi, and he will not start in Wednesday afternoon's series finale against the Reds. But this is nothing serious. Clint Frazier will handle right field and bat ninth versus Cincinnati starter Homer Bailey.
Jul 26 - 11:18 AM

Zack Cozart (quad) is out of the Reds' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Yankees.

Cozart aggravated his lingering left quad injury while running the bases on Tuesday night and could be looking at another extended absence. Jose Peraza will start at shortstop and bat ninth for the Reds on Wednesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.
Jul 26 - 10:36 AM

Chris Davis (illness) is back in the Orioles' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Rays.

Davis missed two games with a nasty stomach bug. The veteran slugger will start at first base and bat cleanup Wednesday versus Rays right-hander Alex Cobb.
Jul 26 - 10:18 AM

USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that the Royals are in talks with the Blue Jays about a trade for Francisco Liriano.

Liriano owns an ugly 5.99 ERA, 1.67 WHIP, and 70/42 K/BB ratio through 76 2/3 innings (17 starts) this season with Toronto, but the Royals don't have the kind of high-level prospects necessary to pursue big-ticket arms -- especially after acquiring Trevor Cahill, Brandon Maurer, and Ryan Buchter on Monday from the Padres. Liriano, 33, is owed around $4.5 million in the final year of a three-year, $39 million deal.
Jul 26 - 10:15 AM

Rafael Devers was hitless over four at-bats in Seattle on Tuesday in his major league debut.

Devers also grounded into a double play, and that's the bad news. The good news is he drew a pair of walks, showing good patience at the plate while seeing 23 pitches across his six plate appearances. It was a tough assignment facing veteran Felix Hernandez in his first major league game. Perhaps he'll fare better against Andrew Moore on Wednesday, a pitcher with a 5.70 ERA.
Jul 26 - 5:06 AM

Madison Bumgarner allowed one earned run, six hits and a walk with four strikeouts across five innings to nail down his first win of the season Tuesday against Pittsburgh.

Bumgarner has had a strange and bumpy road this season. Normally his first victory comes in the first or second start of a new campaign, but he dropped his first four decisions and also missed two months due to a shoulder injury. He is starting to pitch like his normal ace-like self, posting a 1-1 record and 3.92 ERA over three outings since returning from the 10-day disabled list. He is likely to continue trending in a positive direction as he builds up his stamina.
Jul 26 - 4:29 AM

Red Sox acquired INF/OF Eduardo Nunez from the Giants for RHP Shaun Anderson and RHP Gregory Santos.

Nunez had a double, two RBI, and two runs scored for the Giants on Tuesday night against the Pirates before getting lifted in the bottom of the fifth inning. Shortly thereafter, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal broke word of the trade to Boston. Nunez has been hitting well lately and can play a variety of positions for the Red Sox, but look for top prospect Rafael Devers to continue getting most of the starts at third base. Nunez, a 30-year-old impending free agent, will work in more of a utility role.
Jul 26 - 1:42 AM

Yoenis Cespedes made an early exit from Tuesday night's win over the Padres due to quad tightness.

Cespedes came out of the game after rounding the bases on a Little League home run (triple, error) in the top of the seventh inning. He hit a real home run in the top of the first inning and an RBI double in the top of the fifth, finishing 3-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored. Cespedes may get the day off Wednesday.
Jul 26 - 1:35 AM




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