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Grant Green (back) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday.

Green has been sidelined since July 23 with a lumbar sprain. He could be ready to rejoin the Angels sometime next week, but with Gordon Beckham on board there might not be a role for him.
Aug 22 - 2:04 PM

White Sox recalled INF Carlos Sanchez from Triple-A Charlotte.

He's taking Gordon Beckham's spot on the roster. Sanchez has batted .293/.349/.412 with seven homers, 57 RBI and 16 steals at Charlotte this season and is worth a look in AL-only formats, though he could fall back into a utility role when Marcus Semien comes up next month.
Aug 22 - 1:07 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Friday that there's no timetable for when Manny Machado (knee) will resume baseball activities.

That means he's obviously not going to be ready for activation when first eligible on August 27, and in all likelihood it sounds like it will be a while before he returns. Showalter added that he should know more about Machado's status on Saturday. The star third baseman has been out since mid-August with a sprained right knee.
Aug 22 - 12:59 PM

WEEI.com's Alex Speier reports that the Red Sox have reached an agreement with Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo on a seven-year, $72.5 million contract.

MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez reported earlier that a deal was close. It's for seven years instead of the initially reported six, but the first year only covers the rest of this season. The contract is a record for a Cuban defector, topping the six-year, $68 million deal Jose Abreu got last offseason. Castillo wants to play in the majors this season, but it's not clear at this point if that's what the Red Sox have planned. There are less than two weeks remaining in the minor league season.
Source: WEEI.com
Aug 22 - 11:32 AM

Paco Rodriguez (back) has begun a sub-maximal throwing program.

Rodriguez has been on the shelf since earlier August with a teres major strain. He won't be activated until sometime next month.
Aug 22 - 11:08 AM

MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez reports that the Red Sox are "on track" to complete a six-year, $72 million contract with Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo.

It will be a record-setting deal, topping Jose Abreu's six-year, $68 million pact from last offseason. The Red Sox appear to have outbid the Tigers, among others, for Castillo's services. Although the 27-year-old has reportedly professed a desire to play in the majors this season, the out-of-contention Red Sox have no reason to rush him. Castillo has great speed and some power, making his ceiling in fantasy leagues pretty high.
Aug 22 - 10:56 AM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Thursday that Ehire Adrianza (hamstring) won't return until late September.

Depending on where the Giants are in the playoff hunt at that point, it would seem to be possible that he won't return at all. Adrianza missed three weeks earlier this season with a right hamstring strain and then aggravated the injury in late July, so the Giants are taking things slowly with him.
Aug 22 - 10:38 AM

Giants optioned RHP George Kontos to Triple-A Fresno.

He was up as the 26th man during Thursday's abbreviated doubleheader but didn't make an appearance. Kontos will return when rosters expand.
Aug 22 - 10:34 AM
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