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Hunter Pence (hamstring) could return as early as Saturday.

Pence suffered a minor setback early in his rehab assignment but has rebounded quickly by hitting home runs in three of his last five contests. The 33-year-old was having a solid year before his hamstring surgery, batting .298 with seven jacks and 36 RBI over 181 at-bats. Mac Williamson will probably head back to the minors when Pence is activated.
Jul 28 - 8:11 PM

The Blue Jays and Rockies have had trade discussions about Boone Logan.

The Blue Jays have put an emphasis on improving their bullpen by adding veterans Jason Grilli and Joaquin Benoit and now they have their sights set on Logan. Toronto's primary lefty out of the bullpen has been Brett Cecil, who is 0-6 with a 6.00 ERA. Logan has pitched to a solid 2.48 ERA over 43 appearances this year. The Giants have also checked in on the 31-year-old left-hander.
Jul 28 - 7:38 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Nationals have scouted David Robertson and Wade Davis.

The Red Sox and Dodgers have also shown interest in Davis, though this is the first we've heard of anyone checking in on Robertson. The White Sox hurler has a strong track record but has fallen apart this month with a 9.39 ERA over 7 2/3 innings. The Nationals are looking to upgrade on struggling veteran Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth inning. They were one of several teams pursuing Aroldis Chapman before he landed with the Cubs.
Jul 28 - 7:28 PM

Giants purchased the contract of LHP Matt Reynolds from Triple-A Sacramento.

He'll take the roster spot left by Josh Osich, who was placed on the disabled list with a strained forearm. Reynolds earned his promotion by tossing 10 1/3 scoreless innings between Sacramento and Double-A Richmond. He last pitched in the major leagues with Arizona, compiling a 4.61 ERA over 18 relief outings in 2015.
Jul 28 - 7:21 PM

Giants placed LHP Josh Osich on the 15-disabled list with a strained left forearm.

Veteran left-hander Matt Reynolds was called up from Triple-A Sacramento in the corresponding roster move. Osich leads the Giants with 18 holds but he's done it with a disappointing 4.25 ERA. His MRI came back clean so Osich could be back as soon as the 15 days are up.
Jul 28 - 7:15 PM

Trea Turner will draw another start in center field Thursday against the Giants.

He'll hit leadoff against Giants right-hander Johnny Cueto. The fact that Turner is starting against a right-hander instead of Ben Revere would suggest that Turner has usurped Revere's role as the everyday center fielder. And why not? He's hitting .319 with six RBI and five steals in only 12 contests. Until Turner's luck runs out, expect him to be in the lineup most days. He's worth a speculative add in most formats.
Jul 28 - 7:05 PM

Reds optioned OF Kyle Waldrop to Triple-A Louisville.

For some reason the Reds have decided to activate Homer Bailey from the disabled list even though he's not scheduled to pitch until Sunday. Waldrop owns a .250 average over 20 at-bats for the Reds this season. We'll see him again in September, if not sooner.
Jul 28 - 6:56 PM

Reds transferred RHP Caleb Cotham (shoulder, knee) to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a roster spot for Homer Bailey, who is set to return from Tommy John surgery Sunday versus San Diego. Cotham was close to returning from shoulder inflammation earlier this month but was shut down because of a knee issue. His return date remains a moving target.
Jul 28 - 6:48 PM

Reds activated RHP Homer Bailey from the 60-day disabled list.

Bailey needed 14 months to recover from Tommy John surgery. He'll make his season debut for the Reds Sunday against the Padres. To make room for Bailey on the active roster, the Reds optioned Kyle Waldrop to Triple-A Louisville while also transferring Caleb Cotham (shoulder) to the 60-day disabled list.
Jul 28 - 6:44 PM

Salvador Perez (illness) was scratched from the Royals' lineup Thursday against the Rangers.

Perez is out with a head cold. Drew Butera will take over behind the plate and bat eighth against Texas lefty Cole Hamels. Consider Perez day-to-day.
Jul 28 - 6:38 PM

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Brewers are still having trade discussions with the Mets about Jonathan Lucroy.

The Mets previously offered Travis d'Arnaud for Lucroy straight up but the Brewers understandably balked at that proposal. Perhaps the Mets have upped their offer. In addition to the Mets, Lucroy has drawn interest from the Astros, Indians, Red Sox and Rangers. Though talks between the Mets and Brewers remain ongoing, Rosenthal said a deal for Lucroy is not imminent.
Jul 28 - 6:30 PM

White Sox manager Robin Ventura confirmed the team is leaning toward having Carlos Rodon (wrist) start Sunday against the Twins.

Rodon made it through Monday's rehab outing without issue and is slated to throw a side session on Friday. He sprained his left wrist prior to the All-Star break. The former No. 3 overall pick has seen mixed results this year with just two wins and a 4.50 ERA over 16 outings.
Jul 28 - 6:25 PM

Diamondbacks optioned INF/OF Michael Freeman to Triple-A Reno.

A corresponding move hasn't been announced yet but David Peralta (back) is expected to come off the disabled list on Friday. Freeman was hitless with five strikeouts in nine at-bats during his brief stint in Arizona. The 28-year-old could be back when rosters expand in September.
Jul 28 - 6:20 PM

Giants designated INF Grant Green for assignment.

Green spent about a month in San Francisco, hitting .261 with one homer and seven RBI while filling in for Joe Panik at second base. The 28-year-old will head to Triple-A Sacramento if he clears waivers.
Jul 28 - 6:13 PM

Giants activated 2B Joe Panik from the 7-day disabled list.

He's back after missing a month with a concussion. Panik will start at second base and bat third Thursday against Washington. Grant Green, who filled in at second during Panik's absence, has been designated for assignment. Panik carries a .256 average over 273 at-bats this season.
Jul 28 - 6:08 PM


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