Orioles make roster moves with relievers
Guilmet had been sent down on July 22 after spending just two weeks with Baltimore. He has a 5.23 ERA on the season.
Report: Carl Crawford on trading block
Crawford is owed $69.25 million through 2017, which means Los Angeles will likely be forced to pay most of that to any prospective suitor. His stat line of .242/.278/.360 does not warrant that level of income.
Jason Heyward sidelined by back issue
Lower back soreness has forced
Jason Heyward taken out of Monday game
Heyward grounded out in the second inning and remained in the game.
Astros now open to trading young starters
A shortage of starting pitchers among some contenders could result in strong packages offered for Keuchel and/or McHugh. And the Astros have become open to exploring such a deal.
"We do seem to have an excess of pretty good young starters so we wouldn't rule out anything," Luhnow said. "We'd have to get back a big-league piece, preferably a bat, in a package that makes sense for the future and present."
Both Keuchel and McHugh, however, have cooled off as the weather has heated up. The former is 0-4 in his last six starts with 57 hits allowed in his last 36 2/3 innings. McHugh has lost his last six starts, though a lack of run support has played as big a role in that misery as poor performance.
Tony Gwynn sent packing by Phillies
Gwynn, whose legendary namesake father died earlier this season, had been designated for assignment last week after compiling a .163 batting average in 98 at-bats.
Miguel Cabrera struggling - comparatively speaking
Brilliant numbers are not necessarily typical numbers for
Brad Ausmus recognizes that. "He's scuffling a little bit right now," he told the Detroit News. "I think he's been a little frustrated all year. Post-surgery - everything's not in sync. I think surgery is the root cause of it. It can take time. I think there are side effects from all of that."
Cabrera is hitless in his last nine at-bats and has just 16 home runs this season after slugging 44 in each of his last two years. His .531 slugging percentage is more than 100 points off what he compiled in 2013.
Chris Denorfia placed on trading block by San Diego
Sources have told mlbdailydish.com that the
Denorfia owns a stat line of .244/.295/.321 and is a free agent after this season. He would likely be a two-month rental for any team that trades for him.
Dustin Ackley finally reaching potential for Seattle
Ackley slammed three more hits Sunday in his second straight start in the second hole in the lineup. He ripped two doubles on Saturday.
The 26-year-old Ackley boasts a .375 batting average in July. His .251 season mark is at its highest pointe since May and represents a 37-point rise since June 30.
"That's what we've been looking for all year," Lloyd McClendon told the Tacoma News-Tribune. "He's aggressive, he's attacking the baseball and he's using the entire field to hit. If he does that, he's a dangerous guy. I think he can sustain that."
Ackley, however, has not homered since blasting off twice on May 11.
Several issues could keep Phillies from trading Cliff Lee
Recent struggles on the mound, an injury history and a bulky salary will likely conspire to keep
Lee has yielded nine runs on 21 hits in just 10 2/3 innings in his last two starts. Contending teams will be hard-pressed to trade top prospects for Lee until he regains the dominance that has marked much of his career. Lee will turn 36 on Aug. 30. His contract still calls for him to earn $45.5 after the trade deadline.
Equally disturbing is that Lee has surrendered 99 hits in 78 2/3 innings this season.
The Giants have become one of the league's best at helping pitchers find their form. Will Jake Peavy be their latest masterpiece?
Chase Headley has gone from disappointing asset to a possible value buy with his trade to New York. Is a second half surge in his future?
CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman talks trade rumors with the Fantasy Baseball Today crew, which compels Scott White to consider Troy Tulowitzki's and Carlos Gonzalez's value away from Coors Field.
Ryan Howard proves with 25-homer, 95-RBI pace that he's not ready for glue factor
Drew Stubbs has been reinvigorated by a move to Colorado. With trade talks starting to heat up, Fantasy owners should be worried that he might be changing homes.
July 28, 2014
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