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Everything in the NL East You Might've Missed
Miss a transaction, trade, or rumor in the National League East over the past week? No worries -- MLBDD has you covered! Here's everything we posted since last Monday, oldest to newest:
Mets Rumors: Should New York Trade R.A. Dickey?
A National League talent evaluator told Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe that the New York Mets should make right-handed starting pitcher R.A. Dickey available in trade this summer.
Phillies Place Brian Schneider on DL; Recall Erik Kratz
The Philadelphia Phillies have placed catcher Brian Schneider on the 15-day disabled list with a right ankle sprain, reports Todd Zolecki of MLB.com. In a corresponding roster move the Phillies have recalled catcher Erik Kratz from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Nationals Place Xavier Nady on DL; Activate Mark DeRosa
The Washington Nationals have placed outfielder Xavier Nady on the 15-day disabled list with tendinitis in his right wrist, reports Trey Scott of MLB.com.
What's the NL East Story of the week?
- National Rumors: Washington Targeting Right-Handed Bat
The Washington Nationals are targeting a right-handed hitting corner infielder, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
- Mets Rumors: Brett Myers, Huston Street and Grant Balfour
The New York Mets are looking outside the organization for bullpen help, reports Ken Davidoff of The New York Post. Davidoff expects the Mets to consider several veteran options expected to be available this summer, including Brett Myers of the Houston Astros, Huston Street of the San Diego Padres and Grant Balfour of the Oakland Athletics.
- Phillies Activate Chase Utley; Option Michael Martinez
The Philadelphia Phillies have activated second baseman Chase Utley from the 15-day disabled list, reports Steve Berthiaume of ESPN.
- Phillies Recall Brian Sanches; Option Joe Savery
The Philadelphia Phillies have recalled right-hander Brian Sanches from Triple-A to replaces left-hander Joe Savery, who was optioned to the minors, reports Todd Zolecki of MLB.com.
- Phillies 1B Ryan Howard to Begin Rehab Assignment
Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is set to begin his minor league rehab assignment Thursday night with the team’s Single-A affiliate, reports John Finger of CSNPhilly.com.
- Phillies DFA Chad Qualls; Call Up Jeremy Horst
The Philadelphia Phillies have designated right-hander Chad Qualls for assignment, reports Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.
- Braves Rumors: Greinke, Garza, Dempster and Volquez
The Atlanta Braves will be pursuing starting pitching this summer and their list of potential targets include Zack Greinke of the Milwaukee Brewers, Matt Garza and Ryan Dempster of the Chicago Cubs and Edinson Volquez of the San Diego Padres, reports Mark Bowman of MLB.com.
- Phillies Rumors: Philadelphia Making Jim Thome Available
The Philadelphia Phillies are making veteran slugger Jim Thome available to American League teams in need of a designated hitter, reports Jayson Stark of ESPN.
- Mets Rumors: New York a Fit for A's Closer Grant Balfour
The New York Mets seem to match up well with the Oakland Athletics for a possible trade that would send A’s closer Grant Balfour to the Big Apple, reports Buster Olney of ESPN.com.