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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Mariners' trade talks with the Rays have revolved more around Ben Zobrist than David Price.

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reported earlier Thursday that the two clubs were discussing a deal involving both players, but Heyman hears that Zobrist "has been the main focus of the talks, with those discussions going on for weeks." Heyman doesn't dismiss the possibility of the M's going after Price (they were linked to him over the offseason), but it sounds like he might be on the back burner for now. According to Heyman, Nick Franklin's name has been involved in the Zobrist discussions.
Thu, Jul 17, 2014 11:00:00 PM

Joe Panik (concussion) is expected to return to the Giants' starting lineup on Friday.

Panik went 3-for-13 on his minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento. The second baseman has been on the disabled list since 27 because of a concussion.
Jul 28 - 3:54 PM

USA Today's Bob Nightengale says the Diamondbacks are not expected to trade Daniel Hudson on Thursday.

Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reported Thursday afternoon that the Diamondbacks were moving close to a Hudson trade, but it's apparently not all that close. Nightengale hears that the 29-year-old right-hander is drawing heavy interest from three different teams. Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports Hudson will not be heading to the Mets.
Jul 28 - 3:38 PM

Phillies placed OF Peter Bourjos on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder sprain.

That will obviously kill off any trade value he might have had. Bourjos suffered the injury on Tuesday night while robbing Ichiro Suzuki of a base hit and could be sidelined until September. Aaron Altherr has been activated in a corresponding roster move.
Jul 28 - 2:15 PM

Reds president Walt Jocketty said Thursday that he hasn't received a great offer for Jay Bruce.

"Clubs inquire about certain players, but they never want to trade you anything," Jocketty told the Cincinnati Enquirer. "So what’s the point? You wouldn’t believe some of the stuff." We'd expect those offers to improve over the next couple of days as the August 1 trade deadline approaches. Bruce, 29, boasts an .895 OPS with 25 home runs and 79 RBI in 95 games this season for Cincinnati. He carries a $13 million team option for 2017.
Jul 28 - 1:56 PM

White Sox reinstated LHP Chris Sale from suspension.

Sale was handed a five-game suspension from the White Sox on Sunday after taking a knife to throwback jerseys that he did not want to wear. The incident led to the White Sox scratching him from his scheduled start Saturday against the Tigers, so he'll be working on nine days of rest in his return Thursday versus the Cubs.
Jul 28 - 1:42 PM

Craig Kimbrel (knee) is on track to rejoin the Red Sox on Monday.

Kimbrel will throw one inning in a minor league rehab game Saturday and should be cleared for activation if all goes well in that outing. He has been on the shelf since undergoing a left knee arthroscopy and a partial medial meniscectomy just before the All-Star break. Brad Ziegler is filling in at closer for Boston.
Jul 28 - 1:11 PM

Ryan Braun was scratched from the Brewers' lineup on Thursday due to right side tightness.

He is considered day-to-day for now. Ramon Flores will switch from right field to left field and Kirk Nieuwenhuis will draw the start in right versus Arizona.
Jul 28 - 1:04 PM

Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Jonathan Lucroy is getting a scheduled day of rest Thursday.

The trade buzz began swirling when Milwaukee's lineup card for Thursday afternoon's game against the Diamondbacks showed Martin Maldonado at catcher instead of Lucroy, but there's nothing to see here. Yet. Lucroy is reportedly drawing interest from the Rangers, Indians, Astros, Mets, and Red Sox, and will almost certainly be dealt before the August 1 deadline.
Jul 28 - 12:18 PM

Marlins reinstated 2B Dee Gordon from suspension.

Gordon will return to the Marlins' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Cardinals after missing the last 80 games while serving out a performance-enhancing suspension. He didn't hit the ball very well on his minor league rehab assignment, but the 28-year-old second baseman is obviously capable of having a huge fantasy impact down the stretch this season. Derek Dietrich will be shifted into more of a utility role.
Jul 28 - 12:00 PM

Jose Reyes (intercostal) is doubtful for Friday.

Reyes was diagnosed with a Grade 1 intercostal strain on Tuesday afternoon and is still dealing with some discomfort. Mets manager Terry Collins said he's not considering a disabled list stint at this point because the club has a string of games in American League parks next week. That would allow Reyes to DH, but it does seem like an odd strategy considering the veteran infielder suffered the injury on a swing.
Jul 28 - 11:19 AM

Yoenis Cespedes is out of the Mets' lineup Thursday because he had a flareup with his quad.

Cespedes missed a chunk of time earlier this month with a quad strain, and now it's rearing its ugly head again. Consider him day-to-day for now. Alejandro De Aza is in left field and Juan Lagares is in center field on Thursday afternoon against the Rockies.
Jul 28 - 11:06 AM




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