Report: Rangers seeking to unload SP Wandy Rodriguez
The team is seeking a trade that would allow them to bring in a top-of-the-line pitcher for its rotation in an attempt to remain in playoff contention.
Rodriguez could fetch a fair price, but his recent performances aren't driving up his value. He has allowed 19 runs in his last 19 1/3 innings pitched and hasn't managed a quality start in his last four outings.
His ERA has soared from 3.03 to 4.23.
Dodgers OF Andre Ethier hits safely in five of last six games
Ethier has hit safely in five of his last six games. He is batting .471 (8 for 17) with one home run, two doubles, two RBI, four runs, four walks and two strikeouts in that span.
Royals SP Jason Vargas set for simulated game Wednesday
A simulated game scheduled for
Vargas has been sidelined for a month with a left flexor strain. He won five of seven decisions and posted a 4.10 ERA before going down.
Cardinals LF Randal Grichuk out of lineup for Game 1 Tuesday
After 16 straight starts in left field, slumping
Tommy Pham will slide over from center to play that spot.
Grichuk is batting .050 (1-for-20) over his last six games, though he did slam a two-run double in the ninth inning Monday that could get him going again.
Phillies' Galvis extends streak, ties season high with three RBI
Galvis connected for a two-run homer off Yimi Garcia in the second inning. He added a sac fly in the seventh inning to tie a season high with three RBI. It was the second time he had three RBI.
Galvis is batting .467 (14 for 30) with one double, one home run, six RBI, three runs, three walks, six strikeouts and one stolen base during his eight-game hit streak.
Scuffling Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter gets afternoon off
Carpenter has been in a slump. He is hitless in his last two games and has just seven hits in his last 48 at-bats. His .271 average is at its lowest point since the second game of the season.
Phillies OF Odubel Herrera off to blistering start in July
Herrera is off to a great start in July. He has hit safely in his first six starts this month. He is batting .400 (10 for 25) with two home runs, three doubles, five RBI, three runs, two strikeouts and one stolen base in that span.
Rays remove RP Preston Guilmet from 40-man roster
In order to activate DH John Jaso from the 60-day disabled list on Tuesday, the
Guilmet was optioned to the minors Thursday. He has made three relief appearances for Tampa Bay this season, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks in 5 1/3 innings. He also has five strikeouts.
Rays activate DH John Jaso from 60-day DL
Jaso spent eight games on a rehab assignment with Class A Charlotte and Triple-A Durham. He hit .250 (7 for 28) with one RBI, two doubles, two walks, three runs and four strikeouts.
Jaso played in five games at DH, two games in left field and one game at first base during his rehab assignment.
Phillies 1B Ryan Howard halts slump with blast Monday
Any kind of hits have been hard to come by for
Howard smashed a three-run homer to right-center in the third inning to turn a 3-2 deficit into a 5-3 lead. He also fanned twice in the game.
That it was his lone hit is no surprise. Howard is batting .100 (3-for-30) over his last 10 games as his average has plunged to .218.
It's hard to explain how the Brewers' fifth starter has enjoyed so much recent success, so Al Melchior talked to the righty to better understand his apparent breakout.
Coming off his near no-hitter, Fantasy owners have missed their chance to buy-low on Carlos Carrasco, Chris Towers says at the Fantasy Baseball Today blog.
Tired of talking prospects yet? Too bad! Chris Towers breaks down what Miguel Sano's pending call-up could mean at the Fantasy Baseball Today blog.
Yasiel Puig has been a major disappointment for Fantasy players so far. Chris Towers wonders if better days might be ahead at the Fantasy Baseball Today blog.
At the Fantasy Baseball Today blog, Chris Towers a look at the best and worst pitchers in baseball in June.