June 27, 2012; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Nick Swisher reacts in the dugout during the game against the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via US PRESSWIRE
Here's the latest out of the American League East:
- Blue Jays DFA David Pauley; Promote Drew Carpenter - The Toronto Blue Jays have designated right-handed reliever David Pauley for assignment, tweets Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.
- Yankees Rumors: Nick Swisher, Melky Cabrera and Ben Sheets - Sherman says that there’s "pretty much zero possibility" the Yankees retain Swisher, who is a free agent following the season, if they hope to stick to their vow of remaining under the $189 million luxury tax threshold.
Daisuke Matsuzaka Returns To Disabled List, Mauro Gomez Called Up - Over the Monster
The Red Sox have sent Daisuke Matsuzaka back to the disabled list, calling up Mauro Gomez in his place.
Red Sox Release Bobby Jenks - Over the Monster
After one-and-a-half turbulent years with the franchise--and all of 15.2 innings pitched--the Red Sox have released reliever Bobby Jenks.
Buying Or Selling: The Trade Deadline Looms - DRaysBay
Depending what you believe, the Tampa Bay Rays could either be huge sellers or buyers at this year's trade deadline. Just last week, there was a rumor that the Rays were considering trading James Shields, B.J. Upton, and/or Carlos Pena by the deadline, and yesterday there was a mention that the Rays were one of the teams interested in Shane Victorino. Confused? Tell me about it -- the trade season muddle has already begun.