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MLB.com's Peter Gammons reports that the Diamondbacks are shopping Ian Kennedy and Jason Kubel.

Gammons notes that the D'Backs could trade the duo in order to clear payroll space for the addition of Jake Peavy, who is a personal favorite of general manager Kevin Towers. It wouldn't be a great time to deal Kennedy or Kubel, as both are in the midst of disappointing seasons. However, if the main goal is clearing payroll space, perhaps Arizona would be willing to sell low on them. The latest report says the White Sox are leaning towards keeping Peavy, but that could certainly change over the next couple days.
Mon, Jul 29, 2013 06:32:00 PM

David Ortiz hit his 495th career home run, helping the Red Sox eke out a win over the Yankees on Monday.

Ortiz broke a 2-2 tie in the fourth inning, hitting an opposite-field blast over the Green Monster. He also doubled and walked in his four plate appearances. The DH has homered in back-to-back games, giving him 29 on the season with 80 RBI and a .267/.356/.525 triple-slash line.
Aug 31 - 10:57 PM

Miguel Gonzalez will undergo an MRI on his right shoulder and right elbow on Tuesday.

Orioles manager Buck Showalter noted prior to Monday's game that Gonzalez had some soreness in "a couple places," and now we know more specifics. He already had a cortisone shot in his shoulder and will have both body parts examined to see if he's dealing with an structural damage. Gonzalez likely would have already been placed on the disabled list if roster expansion wasn't a day away. He figures to miss at least one start.
Aug 31 - 10:32 PM

Chris Archer kept the Orioles off the board over six innings, earning his 12th win on Monday.

In the first inning, Archer got an assist from center fielder Kevin Kiermaier as he robbed Manny Machado of what would have been a solo home run. The right-hander scattered four hits and three walks with six strikeouts on the evening. Archer heads into the final month with a 2.78 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP, and a 223/46 K/BB ratio over 181 innings. He'll face the Yankees in the Bronx next.
Aug 31 - 10:28 PM

Shelby Miller remained winless since May 17, firing seven innings of one-run ball in a loss to the Marlins on Monday.

As usual, the Braves didn't offer him any run support. Miller's lone mistake occurred in the second inning, when Cole Gillespie hammered a solo home run out to left field. It was one of six hits he allowed with no walks and four strikeouts. Despite an awful 5-12 record, Miller has had a great season, sporting a 2.56 ERA with a 1.18 WHIP and a 147/58 K/BB ratio over 172 innings. He'll try not to have his winless streak extended to 20 starts when he faces the Nationals in a road match-up next.
Aug 31 - 10:20 PM

Edwin Encarnacion extended his hitting streak to 26 games, finishing 2-for-4 in Monday's loss to the Indians.

Encarnacion singled to lead off the sixth inning, extending his hitting streak to 26 games. During his hitting streak, the 1B/DH is batting .412 (40-for-97). He added a double in the eighth inning, but was stranded. Encarnacion carries an impressive .274/.362/.548 triple-slash line with 30 home runs and 91 RBI on the year.
Aug 31 - 10:12 PM

Danny Salazar limited the Blue Jays to two runs while racking up 10 strikeouts in seven innings in Monday's win.

Both runs came around in the fifth inning on Josh Donaldson's two-run triple. Salazar held the Blue Jays to six hits and a walk along with the 10 strikeouts. The right-hander has pitched magnificently in the second half, boasting a 2.39 ERA over his last eight starts. On the season, Salazar has a 3.27 ERA with a 1.08 WHIP and a 172/42 K/BB ratio over 151 1/3 innings. He'll match up with the Tigers in a road start next.
Aug 31 - 10:07 PM

Royals acquired OF Jonny Gomes and cash considerations from the Braves in exchange for SS Luis Valenzuela.

Gomes has batted just .221/.325/.364 on the season but entered play Monday with a .271/.375/.458 batting line in the second half. He should serve mainly as a pinch-hitting option versus left-handers down the stretch.
Aug 31 - 9:44 PM

Bartolo Colon picked up the win on Monday with eight scoreless innings versus the Phillies.

Colon improved on his seven scoreless innings against the Phillies on Wednesday. On Monday, he limited the opposition to only four hits and a walk while striking out nine in his strongest performance of the season. He'll bring a 4.42 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP, and a 125/21 K/BB ratio over 161 innings into a start in Miami against the Marlins.
Aug 31 - 9:38 PM

Dodgers placed INF/OF Enrique Hernandez on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.

The Dodgers didn't want to wait a day until rosters expanded, so they're obviously confident Hernandez will need at least a couple weeks to recover. Joc Pederson will operate as the club's regular center fielder, while Austin Barnes replaced Hernandez on the roster.
Aug 31 - 8:56 PM

David Freese (finger) will be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.

The thought had been that he would be activated Monday, but the Angels have decided to wait until rosters expand Tuesday. Freese has been on the shelf since late July with a non-displaced fracture in his right index finger. He's hitting .240/.309/.397 with 11 homers this season.
Aug 31 - 8:39 PM

Chris Bassitt will undergo an MRI Monday after experiencing right shoulder soreness.

Bassitt began feeling soreness after his previous start. He had been slated to start on Tuesday, but Cody Martin will be called up to take the ball instead. Obviously, more will be known about Bassitt's status after the exam results come back. He's been a nice surprise for the A's with a 2.82 ERA and 1.13 WHIP over 73 1/3 innings.
Aug 31 - 8:35 PM




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