Padres to place Everth Cabrera on the disabled list
Padres to recall Jaff Decker
Manager 'not ready' to increase Matt Tuiasosopo's PT
"I’m not ready to do that just yet," Leyland said, per the Detroit Free Press. "If someone doesn’t get going, then you either play (Tuiasosopo) a little bit more or do something else, and I’m not talking about anyone in particular. That’s a situation with any player."
Fernando Martinez joining Yankees' Triple-A team
Nick Franklin pushes batting average higher
Franklin's batting average has gone from .250 to .296 during his recent seven-game surge.
Daniel Nava connects for 10th home run
Nava is batting .297 (19 for 64) with three doubles, eight walks, 12 RBI and 13 runs in 16 June games.
Bryce Harper to resume baseball activities in 'next day or two'
There is still no timetable for his return to game action. He will still need a rehab assignment, so he's likely at least two weeks away from a return, if not longer.
Erick Aybar's RBI production on the rise
Aybar also has seven RBI in his last six games after managing just two RBI in his previous 10 games.
Bud Norris trying to ignore trade rumors
With the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline looming,
"It’s hard to talk about it, in all honesty," Norris said. "There’s a lot going on around me. I’ve seen a lot of trades in my 3 1/2 years up here. Now that my name’s the one popping up, it’s a little different feeling. At the end of the day, I need to prepare myself to pitch every five days for the team I’m on. I’ve been in Houston my entire career. All I know is pitching for this team. If it changes, it changes. But it’s not going to change my aspect of going out there and pitching."
Norris isn't a free agent until after the 2015 season, so the Astros don't have to deal him. However, he's a good pitcher with a reasonable salary and could provide a lift to a contender's rotation.
"You have to be informed," he said. "I don’t think you want to be blindsided by it: One day, you come to the park and, boom, you’re gone. I don’t pay too much attention to it, but I’m definitely in the loop. I get tidbits here and there ... but it comes down to the front office. I have to impress somebody enough where they want to come get me."
Nationals reinstate Danny Espinosa, option to Triple-A
Espinosa has been at Syracuse for six games on a rehab assignment, in which he has hit a brutal .118/.238/.118. Espinosa has been dealing with a fractured right wrist for much of the season. General manager Mike Rizzo previously said Espinosa needs to "show what he's capable of," and so he'll have to start hitting at Syracuse if he is to get a chance to unseat Anthony Rendon at second base in Washington.