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T.J. McFarland reinstated from bereavement list
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3:59 pm ET) The Orioles reinstated pitcher T.J. McFarland from the bereavement list Thursday. Reliever Preston Guilemt was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk to clear a roster spot.

Report: David Price heading to Detroit
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3:56 pm ET) The Tigers have landed the big fish in the 2014 trade market in Rays stud left-hander David Price, Fox Sports senior baseball writer Ken Rosenthal has reported. Tampa Bay has apparently unloaded Price despite having vaulted back into the American League playoff race.

Price is on one of the most dominating stretches of his career after a mediocre first two months of the season. He has recorded 12 consecutive quality starts to raise his record from 4-4 to 11-8 and lower his ERA from 4.42 to 3.11.

The trade gives Detroit a rotation of Price, Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander, Anibal Sanchez and Rick Porcello.


Red Sox acquire Kelly Johnson from Yankees
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3:52 pm ET) The Yankees traded Kelly Johnson to the Red Sox Thursday in exchange for shortstop Stephen Drew. Johnson is currently on the 15-day disabled list due to a groin injury.

Zach Putnam likel needs brief rehab assignment
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3:50 pm ET) White Sox pitcher Zach Putnam is likely to go on a short rehab assignment next week, before he can return from inflammation in his right shoulder.

Putnam has been playing catch and working out with the team's trainers since going on the disabled list a week ago. 


Yankees trade for Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3:49 pm ET) The Red Sox traded shortstop Stephen Drew to the Yankees Thursday, according to ESPN. Drew didn't make his season debut until early June and is batting just .165 in 38 games.

Preston Guilmet back to minors again
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3:41 pm ET) The Orioles have demoted right-hander Preston Guilmet to Triple-A Norfolk to make room for T.J. McFarland, who has returned from the bereavement list.

Guilmet, whose latest stint with Baltimore began Monday, did not get into a game after his promotion.


Matt Lindstrom eyeing Aug. 7 return
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3:40 pm ET) White Sox reliever Matt Lindstrom isn't exactly sure how long he will stay on his minor-league rehab assignment, but has Aug. 7 penciled in as his possible return date from an ankle injury.

"We'll see how it goes down there, though. That's what we're shooting for and hoping for," Lindstrom told MLB.com Thursday. "A lot of it has to do just with how my stuff is, too. I'm going to have to keep a close eye on that and monitor it. We'll just go ahead and see and just take it from there."

Lindstrom has not pitched since May 19 due to this injury, but had a 3.32 ERA and six saves in 19 innings prior.  


Chris Davis a no-go again Thursday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3:35 pm ET) An illness that has prevented disappointing Orioles first baseman Chris Davis from playing since Sunday has him out again Thursday against the Angels.

Davis owns a stat line of .199/.309/.391 after a career 2013 season.


Yankees release Scott Sizemore
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3:32 pm ET) The Yankees announced Thursday they released infielder Scott Sizemore. Sizemore was on the roster at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Tyler Matzek's next start unknown after relief appearance
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3:31 pm ET) Rockies pitcher Tyler Matzek had no problem throwing in relief Tuesday, but that emergency appearance has forced the team to shuffle its rotation.

"I think I'm fine; it was just a normal short bullpen for me -- an extra bullpen between starts for me," Matzek, who also threw a bullpen session Monday, told MLB.com Thursday. "I've always been really durable. It felt fine that night and it feels fine now."

Matzel was scheduled to pitch in Thursday's afternoon game against the Cubs, but has been pulled out of the rotation for the time being. His next start has yet to be scheduled, but manager Walt Weiss will put Matzek back in the rotation soon. 


 
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Which of these third basemen would you want on your teams for the second half?

Nolan Arenado, Rockies
17%
Manny Machado, Orioles
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Todd Frazier, Reds
33%
Martin Prado, Diamondbacks
4%
Kyle Seager, Mariners
17%
Pedro Alvarez, Pirates
4%

Total Votes: 3,689


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