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June 25, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: June 25, 2013

by Clint Chisam

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Probable Pitchers for June 25, 2013

PITCHf/x cards of today's probable pitchers can be found here: BrooksBaseball.net Probable Pitchers

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(36-41) Phillies - 3 at 4 - Padres (39-38) (10 Innings)
  • Phillies SP Cliff Lee allowed two runs over eight innings, but was stuck with a tough-luck no-decision.
  • Padres SP Eric Stults turned in another solid outing going 7 innings allowing just 2 runs in a no decision.
  • Padres 1B Kyle Blanks went 4-5 with a run scored and 3 RBI's, including the game winner in the 10th inning.
  • Padres got 2 hits each from Carlos Quentin and Chase Headley.
  • Phillies 2B Chase Utley hit his 8th homer of the year.
  • Phillies C Carlos Ruiz collected 3 hits and an RBI.
  • Phillies OF John Mayberry went 3-4 with 2 runs scored and 2 stolen bases.
  • Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon blew his 4th save of the year.
(38-38) Giants - 1 at 3 - Dodgers (33-42)

American League:

(38-37) Blue Jays - 1 at 4 - Rays (40-37)
  • Rays SP Jeremy Hellickson allowed just one hit over seven scoreless innings Monday to end the Blue Jays' 11-game winning streak.
  • Blue Jays RP Esmil Rogers gave up four runs and three homers in six innings.
  • Rays OF Wil Myers went 2-for-4 and hit a homer.
  • Rays SS Yunel Escobar went hitless in a third straight game.
  • Blue Jays SS Munenori Kawasaki went 0-for-2 before being removed for a pinch-hitter.
(39-36) Indians - 5 at 2 - Orioles (42-35)
  • Indians OF Michael Brantley had a two-run homer and a two-run single.
  • Indians SP Ubaldo Jimenez surrendered two runs over 5 1/3 innings.
  • Indians RP Vinnie Pestano pitched a scoreless ninth for his fourth save.
  • Orioles SP Zach Britton yielded three runs in five-plus innings.
  • Orioles OF Nick Markakis went 2-for-4 and hit his eighth homer.
  • Orioles C Matt Wieters homered after entering the game in a 4-for-37 slump.
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Padres recalled LHP Tom Layne from Triple-A Tucson.
  • Padres optioned RHP Miles Mikolas to Triple-A Tucson.
  • Rockies sent RHP Logan Kensing outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
  • Mets signed RHP Giancarlo Alvarado to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Las Vegas.
  • Phillies sent INF/OF Michael Martinez outright to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
  • Rockies released RHP Brett Jacobson.
  • Giants activated 3B Pablo Sandoval from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Giants recalled RHP George Kontos from Triple-A Fresno.
  • Giants optioned RHP Jean Machi to Triple-A Fresno.
  • Giants recalled LHP Mike Kickham from Triple-A Fresno.
  • Giants placed RHP Chad Gaudin on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 21, with a right elbow contusion.
American League:
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Pirates SP Wandy Rodriguez (forearm) allowed one run over four innings Sunday in a rehab start at Triple-A Indianapolis.
  • Nationals OF Bryce Harper (knee) will begin a rehab assignment at High-A Potomac on Tuesday.
  • Nationals OF Jayson Werth (groin) is hoping to return to the Nationals' starting lineup on Tuesday night.
  • Cardinals outfield prospect Oscar Taveras is experiencing lingering soreness in his right ankle.
  • Diamondbacks RP J.J. Putz (elbow) is scheduled to make back-to-back appearances on Monday and Tuesday at Triple-A Reno.
  • Giants 3B Joaquin Arias has been diagnosed with a left hamstring strain.
  • Dodgers OF Scott Van Slyke (shoulder) will be re-evaluated by doctors on Tuesday.
  • The Padres are hoping 1B Yonder Alonso (hand) can start baseball activities by next week.
  • Phillies SP Roy Halladay (shoulder) played catch on Monday.
  • Giants OF Angel Pagan will undergo surgery on Tuesday to repair a tendon in his right hamstring.
  • Phillies RP Mike Adams could require surgery to repair a labrum issue.
  • Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko (groin) will play a couple rehab games with High-A Lake Elsinore before being activated from the disabled list this weekend if all goes well.
American League:
  • Indians RP Chris Perez (shoulder) will make another rehab appearance Tuesday with Class A Mahoning Valley.
  • Indians manager Terry Francona said Monday that SS Asdrubal Cabrera (quad) is doing "extremely well" and will likely be activated soon.
  • Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow (forearm) has yet to resume throwing.
  • Blue Jays SS Jose Reyes (ankle) will play one more rehab game with Triple-A Buffalo on Monday night before joining Double-A New Hampshire.
  • Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Monday that 3B Brett Lawrie (ankle) is likely a couple of weeks away from beginning a minor league rehab assignment.
  • Blue Jays RP Sergio Santos (elbow) is scheduled to throw a side session Tuesday.
  • Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Monday that 2B Brian Roberts (hamstring) will play at least three minor league rehab games.
  • Orioles DH Nolan Reimold (hamstring) will remain on his rehab assignment with Double-A Bowie.
  • Orioles SP Wei-Yin Chen (oblique) threw a four-inning simulated game Monday in Sarasota, Florida.
  • Rangers RP Joakim Soria (elbow, pectoral) will continue his minor league rehab assignment Wednesday with the Rangers' Arizona League affiliate.
  • Rays SP Alex Cobb (concussion) told reporters Monday that he's not sure when he might be ready for activation.
  • Yankees GM Brian Cashman said Monday that 1B Mark Teixeira is still experiencing pain in his right wrist.
  • Orioles 2B Brian Roberts (hamstring) told reporters Sunday that he doesn't want to be at Triple-A Norfolk for long.
  • X-rays taken Sunday evening on Angels OF Peter Bourjos' injured left thumb showed no significant damage.
  • Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez (hip) is expected to embark on a minor league rehab assignment on Monday, July 1.
  • Blue Jays SS Jose Reyes (ankle) will be activated from the disabled list on Wednesday.
  • Orioles SP Dylan Bundy will have his right forearm/elbow examined after having a setback on Monday while throwing from 120 feet.
  • Orioles DH Steve Pearce has been given a cortisone shot in his left wrist.
  • Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (back) will not need a stint on the disabled list.
Notes and Rumors:

National League:
  • Reds and supplemental first-rounder Michael Lorenzen agreed on a $1.5 million bonus on June 21.
  • Jon Heyman of CBS Sports hears that the Phillies are more likely to trade infielders Chase Utley and Michael Young than pitchers Cliff Lee and Jonathan Papelbon.
  • Andy Martino of the New York Daily News was told that the Marlins are "being very aggressive" in shopping their available pitchers, namely starter Ricky Nolasco.
  • Mets SP Zack Wheeler has arrived in Chicago in advance of his start Tuesday night against the White Sox.
  • MLB.com's Tom Schad was told that the Nationals are likely to add SP Taylor Jordan to their starting rotation.
  • Cardinals SP Michael Wacha will skip at least his next two turns in the starting rotation at Triple-A Memphis.
  • Giants SP Mike Kickham is expected to make a spot start on Tuesday against the Dodgers in place of the injured Chad Gaudin (elbow).
American League:
  • Angels and second-round draft pick Hunter Green agreed to terms on $942,000 bonus on June 22.
  • Mariners and second-rounder Austin Wilson reached an agreement on a $1.7 million bonus on June 21.
  • Indians SP Trevor Bauer is lined up to start one half of the Indians' doubleheader on Friday against the White Sox.
  • Yankees SP Phil Hughes will start Thursday instead of Tuesday.

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