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July 30, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: July 30, 2013

by Clint Chisam


Thanks to Jason Martinez and Clint Chisam of MLB Depth Charts, we'll now be bringing you daily news, notes, transactions, injury updates, and notable performances from the previous day's games...throughout the entire season! And if you like what you see here, don't forget to check out MLBDC's Insider subscription, which also includes starting pitcher rankings and matchups, top 25 batter vs. pitcher stat rankings, lineup tracker (includes lineups from past seven games), rotation report, stat tracker, and more!

Probable Pitchers for July 30, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(47-56) Mets - 6 at 5 - Marlins (40-64)
(51-56) Rockies - 8 at 9 - Braves (61-45) (10 innings)
  • Braves SS Andrelton Simmons went 3-for-5 and delivered a game-winning triple in the bottom of the 10th.
  • Braves SP Brandon Beachy was tagged for seven runs and eight hits in 3 2/3 innings by the Rockies in his 2013 debut.
  • Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez went 5-for-5 in a losing cause.
(44-61) Brewers - 5 at 0 - Cubs (48-56)
  • Again in the leadoff spot, Brewers 2B Rickie Weeks had a two-run double and a walk.
  • Brewers SP Kyle Lohse tossed six scoreless innings in a no-decision.
  • Cubs SP Jeff Samardzija struck out seven in seven scoreless innings.
  • Cubs RP Pedro Strop was charged with five runs in the ninth.
(62-41) Cardinals - 2 at 9 - Pirates (62-42)
  • Pirates SP Francisco Liriano pitched seven innings of one-run ball and struck out eight to pick up his 11th win.
  • Pirates SS Clint Barmes doubled twice and drove in two runs.
  • Cardinals 1B Allen Craig went hitless in a fifth straight game.
(59-48) Reds - 1 at 2 - Padres (49-58)

American League:

(63-43) Rays - 2 at 1 - Red Sox (63-44)
  • Rays SP David Price allowed one run and two hits in 7 1/3 innings.
  • Red Sox 3B Brandon Snyder homered off David Price for the only run.
(40-63) White Sox - 2 at 3 - Indians (57-48)
  • Indians DH Jason Giambi became the oldest player ever to hit a walkoff homer.
  • Indians SP Zach McAllister allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings in a no-decision .
(48-56) Angels - 3 at 4 - Rangers (57-49)
  • Rangers C Geovany Soto hit a walkoff homer off Ernesto Frieri in the ninth.
  • Angels SP Jered Weaver lost his scoreless streak in the sixth inning, but he allowed just the one run through seven.
  • Angels RP Ernesto Frieri gave up a pair of homers in the ninth to take a blown save.
  • Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland has gone hitless in six consecutive games following an 0-for-3.
(48-57) Blue Jays - 4 at 9 - Athletics (63-43)
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Rockies recalled INF Charlie Culberson from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
  • Rockies optioned INF Jordan Pacheco to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
  • Marlins SP Andrew Heaney has been promoted to Double-A Jacksonville.
  • Pirates recalled OF Alex Presley from Triple-A Indianapolis.
  • Pirates placed C Michael McKenry on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left knee.
  • Braves activated RHP Brandon Beachy from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Cubs 3B Josh Vitters was placed on the disabled list with Triple-A Iowa due to a strained right hamstring.
  • Giants placed INF Tony Abreu on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee bursitis.
  • Giants recalled OF Roger Kieschnick from Triple-A Fresno.
  • Giants recalled 1B/OF Brett Pill from Triple-A Fresno.
  • Giants optioned INF/OF Kensuke Tanaka to Triple-A Fresno.
  • Braves designated RHP Kameron Loe for assignment.
American League:
  • Mariners activated OF Michael Morse from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Mariners designated OF Jason Bay for assignment.
  • Angels recalled LHP Nick Maronde from Double-A Arkansas.
  • Twins activated C Joe Mauer from paternity leave.
  • Angels acquired RHP Cory Rasmus from the Braves for LHP Scott Downs.
  • Orioles sent OF Chris Dickerson outright to Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Astros acquired OF Danry Vasquez and a player to be named later from the Tigers for RHP Jose Veras.
  • Astros recalled RHP Chia-Jen Lo from Double-A Corpus Christi.
  • Astros purchased the contract of RHP Josh Zeid from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
  • Astros optioned RHP Hector Ambriz to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
  • Angels purchased the contract of RHP Daniel Stange from Triple-A Salt Lake.
  • Angels designated 1B Brad Hawpe for assignment.
  • Rays transferred RHP Brandon Gomes from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
  • Rays acquired RHP Jesse Crain from the White Sox for players to be named later or cash considerations.
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Dodgers OF Carl Crawford was prescribed antibiotics on Sunday and is expected to return to action on Tuesday.
  • Braves OF Reed Johnson left Sunday night's game against the Cardinals with a "tweaked" Achilles.
  • Braves OF Reed Johnson (Achilles) is considered day-to-day.
  • Mets SP Jon Niese (shoulder) is expected to make two more minor league rehab starts.
  • Rockies SP Roy Oswalt (hamstring) is scheduled to throw a 40-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday.
  • Mets RP Frank Francisco (elbow) received a pair of cortisone shots last week.
  • Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Monday that he expects OF B.J. Upton (groin) and Jordan Schafer (foot) to begin minor league rehab assignments this week.
  • Padres OF Kyle Blanks (Achilles) is not close to returning to the Padres.
  • Padres OF Cameron Maybin (knee, wrist) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Tucson Tuesday.
  • Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez took batting practice again Monday, but his recovery from a left knee injury is still going slowly.
  • Phillies RP Jonathan Broxton (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville Tuesday.
  • Marlins SP Kevin Slowey is expected to miss 4-6 weeks after an MRI Monday revealed a strained right forearm muscle.
American League:
  • Royals prospect SP Yordano Ventura will miss his next start after tweaking his hamstring on Thursday.
  • Rays SP Alex Cobb (concussion, blister) is scheduled to throw a simulated game Tuesday.
  • Angels OF Peter Bourjos (wrist) has progressed to hitting off a tee.
  • Orioles DH Steve Pearce (wrist) will continue his minor league rehab assignment with High-A Frederick.
  • Angels SP Jason Vargas (arm) was "up and down" during his bullpen session on Monday.
  • Athletics C John Jaso (concussion) has yet to resume baseball activities.
Notes and Rumors

National League:
  • CBS Sports' Jon Heyman hears that the asking price for Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee is "extremely high."
  • Brad Lidge will sign a one-day contract to officially retire as a member of the Phillies on Thursday.
  • Mets manager Terry Collins indicated Monday that SS Ruben Tejada and Jordany Valdespin likely won't be called up from the Triple-A Las Vegas until September.
  • CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Reds have inquired about Giants' oufielder Hunter Pence.
  • Bob Nightengale of USA Today hears the Diamondbacks and Pirates are "strong front runners" for RP Brian Wilson.
  • MLB.com's Peter Gammons reports that the Diamondbacks are shopping Ian Kennedy and Jason Kubel.
  • Cubs SP Jake Arrieta will be called up to start one of the games during Tuesday's doubleheader against the Brewers.
  • Cardinals SP Lance Lynn will start the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Pirates.

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