Gorkys Hernandez
Pirates outright OF Gorkys Hernandez to Triple-A
Gorkys Hernandez, CF, PIT
1:00 AM
News: The Pirats announced late Thursday they have outrighted outfielder Gorkys Hernandez to Triple-A Indianapolis, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Hernandez had been on a rehab assignment at Triple-A. He was hitless in five at-bats with the Pirates in his first MLB action since 2012 before being put on the disabled list with a shoulder injury. 


Corey Dickerson
Rockies' Corey Dickerson exits Thursday's game with rib injury
Corey Dickerson, LF, COL
News: Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson left Thursday's game against the Cardinals with a right rib contusion. Dickerson suffered the injury while attempting to catch a fly ball in the fifth inning. He was lifted for a defensive replacement in the sixth.

Dickerson recently returned from the disabled list, though that was for a foot injury. Dickerson's status for Friday's game is currently unknown.


Jerry Blevins
Mets RP Jerry Blevins (forearm) able to begin throwing program
Jerry Blevins, RP, NYM
News: The Mets received some good news on Thursday, in what has otherwise been a rough couple of days. Left-handed reliever Jerry Blevins has been cleared to begin throwing for the first time since suffering a fractured forearm in April.

Blevins has not thrown a pitch since taking a line drive off of his arm on April 19. There is currently no timetable for his return, but this is certainly a step in the right direction.


Williams Perez
Braves SP Williams Perez set to start Friday against Phillies
Williams Perez, SP, ATL
News: The Braves have announced that Williams Perez will emerge from the disabled list to start Friday night against Philadelphia.

Perez has been out since late June with a left foot contusion and has since been on a rehab assignment.

He will return with a 4-0 record and 2.88 ERA in 11 games, including eight starts.


Matt Holliday
Cardinals LF Matt Holliday back on DL due to right quad strain
Matt Holliday, LF, STL
News: The Cardinals placed left fielder Matt Holliday on the 15-day disabled list Thursday due to a right quadriceps strain. 

The veteran outfielder is on the disabled list for a second time this season due to a right quad strain. He missed 31 games from June 9-July 16 due to the injury. The Cardinals were 18-13 in Holliday's absence.

Holliday appeared in 11 games since his DL activation in mid-July. He hit .207 with one home run, three doubles and five RBI.


Paco Rodriguez
Braves land gems Hector Olivera, Paco Rodriguez from Dodgers
Paco Rodriguez, RP, ATL
News: The Braves have sent starting pitchers Alex Wood and Bronson Arroyo, as well as closer Jim Johnson to the Dodgers in a three-way trade that brought several prospects.

Atlanta gets infielder Hector Olivera, left-hander Paco Rodriguez and right-hander Zachary Bird from Los Angeles, as well as the Marlins' competitive-balance draft pick in 2016.

The prizes in the trade are Olivera and Rodriguez. The former is batting .348 at Triple-A Olahoma City this season while the latter pitched in 18 games for the Dodgers earlier this year and recorded a 2.61 ERA.

Bird has struggled throughout his minor league career, but does have 95 strikeouts in 89 1/3 innings this year for Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga.

The Dodgers sent several prospects to both teams. First baseman Hector Olivera, lefty Paco Rodriguez and starting pitcher Zachary Bird head to Atlanta while pitchers Victor Araujo and Angel Guzman go to Miami.


Bronson Arroyo
Dodgers snag strong starters in deal with Marlins, Braves
Bronson Arroyo, SP, LAD
News: The Dodgers have snagged several veterans in a just-completed three-way trade filled with prospects, per Yahoo Sports.

They receive starting pitchers Alex Wood and Bronson Arroyo and relievers Luis Avilan and Jim Johnson, as well as minor league utility infielder Jose Peraza from the Braves. They also get first baseman Michael Morse and starting pitcher Mat Latos from the Marlins.

The Dodgers sent several prospects to both teams. First baseman Hector Olivera, lefty Paco Rodriguez and starting pitcher Zachary Bird head to Atlanta while pitchers Victor Araujo and Angel Guzman go to Miami.

The keys are Wood and Latos, who will likely immediately join the Los Angeles rotation, as well as Johnson, who has been used as the Atlanta closer.

The 24-year-old Wood hasn't performed as well this season as he did in 2014, but he is 7-6 with a 3.54 ERA and 90 strikeouts in 119 1/3 innings.

Latos is 4-7 with a 4.48 ERA, but has come on strong. He has allowed just six earned runs in his last 26 innings pitched.

Johnson has nine saves, but will almost certainly be used behind Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen.


Brandon Morrow
Padres' Brandon Morrow dealing with more shoulder discomfort
Brandon Morrow, SP, SD
News: Padres starting pitcher Brandon Morrow will not make his scheduled rehab start Thursday for Triple-A El Paso and is returning to San Diego to be re-evaluated by the team doctor, the Padres announced Thursday.

The right-hander experienced more shoulder discomfort following his most recent bullpen session, according to U-T San Diego.


Rafael Montero
Report: Mets' Rafael Montero being re-evaluated following setback
Rafael Montero, RP, NYM
News: Mets starting pitcher Rafael Montero experienced stiffness in his injured shoulder following his latest throwing session, according to the New York Post. He is getting re-evaluated.

The right-hander has made two appearances on a rehab assignment in the Gulf Coast League (rookie). He has tossed four scoreless innings, allowing four hits and no walks. He has five strikeouts.


Stephen Strasburg
Nationals' Strasburg to make at least one more start in minors
Stephen Strasburg, SP, WAS
News: Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg came out of his rehab start Wednesday with no issues, manager Matt Williams said Thursday.

Williams added Strasburg will make another rehab start and could return to the majors after that outing, if all goes well.

Strasburg has been on the disabled list since early July due to an oblique injury.


More Updates