Drew Pomeranz optioned to minors after DL activation
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2:55 pm ET) Athletics pitcher Drew Pomeranz (hand) was activated off the 15-day disabled list and then optioned to Triple-A Sacramento Sunday. The A's did not have a rotation spot for Pomeranz after trading for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.

Mariners line up post-break rotation
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2:52 pm ET) Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon announced his team's post-All-Star-break rotation plans Sunday, and Hisashi Iwakuma was given the nod to start the second-half opener Friday against the Angels.

He will be followed by Felix Hernandez and Chris Young in the three-game series at Los Angeles. Roenis Elias will then open a series at home against the Mets July 21, but McClendon did not announce a starter for the second game of the New York series. 

It is assumed Taijuan Walker will rejoin the rotation from Triple-A Tacoma. However, McClendon didn't seem pleased with how Walker fared for Tacoma Saturday, according to MLB.com. Walker allowed one run on four hits and one walk in five innings, but he needed 83 pitches and had only one strikeout. McClendon said the bar needs to be raised for Walker.


Tim Hudson replacing teammate on NL All-Star team
by Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer
(2:07 pm ET) Giants starting pitcher Tim Hudson will take the roster spot of teammate Madison Bumgarner on the NL All-Star team because Bumgarner started Sunday vs. Arizona. It will be the fourth time Hudson has made an All-Star team.

Twins set rotation beyond All-Star break
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2:04 pm ET) The Twins announced their rotation for the three-game series starting Friday against the Rays. Kyle Gibson, Kevin Correia and Phil Hughes will face Tampa Bay, with the rest of the rotation still undetermined, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.


Alfredo Simon added to NL All-Star team
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1:59 pm ET) Reds starting pitcher Alfredo Simon has been added to the NL All-Star team roster, a source told FOX Sports. It will be Simon's first All-Star appearance.

Jordan Lyles moved to 60-day DL, hand not fully healed
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1:55 pm ET) Rockies starting pitcher Jordan Lyles (hand) was moved from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list Sunday. Lyles was set to begin a rehab assignment Friday, but it appears those plans are on hold after tests revealed his broken hand was not fully healed, manager Walt Weiss said.

"His hand showed he needed more time," Weiss said, per The Denver Post.

Weiss also revealed Lyles was involved in a car accident Friday. He was not driving, but he did receive cuts to his face.

"It was a minor accident, but he doesn't look real pretty," Weiss said.


Brewers announce rotation plans for Nationals series
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1:27 pm ET) The Brewers announced Sunday their rotation plans for the first series out of the All-Star break at Washington, according to the Milwaukee Journal SentinelKyle Lohse will start the second-half opener Friday, and he will be followed by Matt Garza and Yovani Gallardo.

Kyle Parker optioned as Brett Anderson returns
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1:17 pm ET) As expected, Rockies starting pitcher Brett Anderson (finger) was activated off the disabled list to start Sunday's game vs. Minnesota. To clear a roster spot, Kyle Parker was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Red Sox announce rotation plans for start of second half
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12:41 pm ET) The Red Sox announced Clay Buchholz will be on the mound for the team's second-half opener Friday vs. Kansas City. He will be followed in the three-game series by Rubby De La Rosa and Jon Lester.

John Lackey will then open a series at Toronto July 21. He will be followed by Jake Peavy before the rotation resets.

It appears for the time being that Brandon Workman will remain in the minors. He was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket Wednesday in order to clear a roster spot for De La Rosa.


Tigers set rotation following All-Star break
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12:34 pm ET) The Tigers set their rotation for after the All-Star break. Anibal Sanchez will face the Indians on Friday, and Max Scherzer will pitch one of Saturday's doubleheader games. Drew Smyly will face Cleveland on Sunday. Detroit has not announced who will pitch the other Saturday game.

Then Justin Verlander and Rick Porcello will throw July 21 and July 22 at Arizona.


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