Everything in the NL Central You Might've Missed
Miss a transaction, trade, or rumor in the National League Central over the past week? No worries -- MLBDD has you covered! Here's everything we covered, oldest to newest:
Pittsburgh Pirates Claim Drew Sutton off Waivers
The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed utility infielder Drew Sutton off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays, the team has announced.
Astros Rumors: Tigers, Phillies Eyeing Jed Lowrie
Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe believes the Detroit Tigers are a team to watch in pursuit of Houston Astros shortstop Jed Lowrie.
Chicago Cubs Call Up Anthony Rizzo
The Chicago Cubs are calling up top prospect Anthony Rizzo from Triple-A Iowa, reports Randy Peterson of the Des Moines Register.
What's the NL Central story of the week?
- Cardinals Set to Sign James Ramsey for Record Money
The St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to terms with first round draft pick James Ramsey and could finalize the deal by Friday, reports Derrick Goold of STL Today.
- Brewers Rumors: Milwaukee Preparing for Zack Greinke Trade
Earlier this week the Brewers said they had not yet made a decision on whether or not they are going to trade Greinke. However, one executive told Rosenthal that Milwaukee is "definitely expecting to move him unless something changes and they re-sign him."
- Cubs Designate Randy Wells for Assignment
The Chicago Cubs have designated right-hander Randy Wells for assignment, reports Carrie Muskat of MLB.com.
- Pirates Trade Shairon Martis to Twins
The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded right-hander Shairon Martis to the Minnesota Twins, reports Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
- Pirates Claim Oscar Tejeda; DFA Doug Slaten
The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed infielder/outfielder Oscar Tejada off of waivers from the Boston Red Sox.
- Zack Greinke Rumors: Rangers Scouting Brewers Ace
It will be a surprise if Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Zack Greinke is not pitching for a team other than the Milwaukee Brewers by August 1, reports Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.
- Cubs Rumors: Dempster, Garza, Soriano and LaHair
The Chicago Cubs are willing to pay part of right-hander Ryan Dempster’s $14-million salary, as it’s their goal to get prospects in return, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.
- Brewers Claim Hector Gomez; DFA Brandon Kinzler
The Milwaukee Brewers have claimed shortstop Hector Gomez off of waivers from the Colorado Rockies, reports Adam McCalvy of MLB.com.