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Rockies optioned RHP Carlos Estevez to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Estevez allowed two runs in two innings of relief Wednesday night against the Diamondbacks and now holds an 8.10 ERA in 18 appearances this season at the major league level.
Jun 22 - 12:58 PM

Brandon Drury is getting the day off Thursday.

Drury rattled off four hits and a career-high six RBI on Wednesday night, but he'll grab some rest during Thursday afternoon's series finale against the Rockies. Chris Owings is starting at second base and Nick Ahmed is at shortstop.
Jun 22 - 12:39 PM

David Peralta is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Thursday afternoon against the Rockies.

Jeremy Hazelbaker will start in right field and bat leadoff versus Colorado right-hander Antonio Senzatela. It's just a quick breather for Peralta, who tallied four hits in Wednesday night's blowout victory. Brandon Drury is also on the bench Thursday for the Diamondbacks.
Jun 22 - 12:37 PM

Cubs signed first-round pick LHP Brendon Little.

Little was selected 27th overall in last week's draft out of Manatee JC in Florida. The left-hander has a plus-plus fastball and a good curveball, but he probably needs to develop a third pitch if he's going to flourish as a starting pitcher. He got a slightly below-slot bonus of $2.2 million.
Jun 22 - 12:12 PM

Cubs recalled RHP Dylan Floro from Triple-A Iowa.

Floro has allowed six earned runs in 6 1/3 innings this season for Chicago. The right-hander will work in a mop-up role.
Jun 22 - 12:09 PM

Cubs purchased the contract of OF Mark Zagunis from Triple-A Iowa.

Zagunis will provide the Cubs with much-needed outfield depth with Jason Heyward landing on the disabled list Thursday due to a laceration on his hand and Kyle Schwarber getting shipped out to the minor leagues. Zagunis, 24, was batting .249/.399/.474 with 11 home runs and 35 RBI in 65 games this season with Iowa. He'll be making his major league debut.
Jun 22 - 12:08 PM

Cubs placed OF Jason Heyward on the 10-day disabled list with a laceration on his right hand.

Heyward suffered the injury Sunday when he dove for a ball on the warning track and the cut still needs time to heal. Mark Zagunis has been called up from Triple-A Iowa to give the Cubs much-needed outfield depth.
Jun 22 - 12:06 PM

Cubs optioned OF Kyle Schwarber to Triple-A Iowa.

David Kaplan of CSN Chicago was first to report the news of the demotion and now the Cubs have made it official. It should be a short stay in the minors for Schwarber, who has struggled to find consistency at the plate this season and been a negative defensively in left field. The 24-year-old is sitting on 12 homers through 64 games, but he has a weak .171/.295/.378 overall batting line.
Jun 22 - 12:03 PM

Pirates recalled C Jacob Stallings from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Stallings will give the Bucs some extra depth at catcher while Francisco Cervelli recovers from lingering post-concussion symptoms. Stallings, 27, is 2-for-7 this season at the major league level.
Jun 22 - 11:52 AM

David Kaplan of CSN Chicago reports the Cubs are sending Kyle Schwarber to Triple-A Iowa.

Kaplan says Schwarber is "not expected to be gone long" and that it's simply an "opportunity to clear his head." The 24-year-old slugger was the toast of the town after returning for last year's World Series, but he has batted just .171/.295/.378 through 64 games this season. The power numbers have been fine, but Schwarber needs to find some consistency and will try to do so against a lower level of competition.
Jun 22 - 11:47 AM

Athletics recalled 1B/OF Matt Olson from Triple-A Nashville.

Olson will give the A's some depth while Matt Chapman recovers from an infection in his left knee. Olson is 2-for-30 in his career at the major league level and 0-for-9 this year.
Jun 22 - 11:37 AM

Athletics placed 3B Matt Chapman on the 10-day disabled list with an infection in his left knee.

Chapman suffered a gash on his knee a couple weeks ago at Triple-A Nashville and the wound became infected shortly after his callup to Oakland. He's been prescribed antibiotics, but it's not clear when he might be able to return to the A's active roster. The 24-year-old third baseman was 3-for-14 with three RBI over his first four major league games.
Jun 22 - 11:35 AM

Athletics recalled C Bruce Maxwell from Triple-A Nashville.

Stephen Vogt was designated for assignment on Thursday morning and Maxwell is now going to share time behind the plate with Josh Phegley. The 26-year-old catcher is a .270/.333/.369 hitter over the last two seasons at the major league level.
Jun 22 - 11:33 AM

Athletics designated C Stephen Vogt for assignment.

Vogt was an American League All-Star in 2015 and 2016, but the 32-year-old catcher had put up a weak .217/.287/.357 batting line in 174 plate appearances this season. Bruce Maxwell has been recalled from Triple-A to serve as Josh Phegley's backup.
Jun 22 - 11:31 AM

Pirates placed C Francisco Cervelli on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Cervelli initially suffered the concussion on June 6 and still doesn't feel quite right. Elias Diaz and Chris Stewart will fill in at catcher for the Bucs.
Jun 22 - 11:25 AM



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