MLB Daily Dish April 8: Matt Moore, Josh Hamilton, Adrian Beltre, Pablo Sandoval

Brian Blanco

Each morning, we'll provide you with a recap of everything you need to know transaction-wise from yesterday in the baseball world. Injuries, rumors, signings and more–you'll find them all right here.

After an eventful Monday, the baseball world cooled down a bit on Tuesday, April 8. Without much to report in the way of signings and trades, much of the notable happenings involved injuries, as has been the theme of the season early on, particularly for starting pitchers. We've got it covered for you:

Injuries

Roster Moves

Rumors

"We’ve given our best shot with good faith intended to try to get him signed and they’ve drawn a line in the sand that we’re not going to beat nor should we meet. Things have been tabled and we’ll see what happens up the line, but we’re not going to have ongoing talks from this time forward."
"I believe the big test is the pitch count," Hamels said. "If I'm able to get 90 pitches, I know that I'm game-ready, because that gives me enough pitches and enough reps with my pitches to be able to go out there and have the confidence I can throw, especially to the big-league guys."

Hamels tossed lightly from the mound on Tuesday and hopes to make a pair of rehab starts before being activated from the DL and returning to the big league club.

Miscellaneous

  • Giants first baseman Brandon Belt clubbed his fifth home run of the season, tying him with the Diamondbacks' Mark Trumbo for first in the majors.
  • Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun hit three home runs to go along with seven RBI as the Brewers topped the Phillies 10-4.
  • Royals rookie starter Yordano Ventura blanked the Rays over six shutout innings, allowing two hits and no walks in a no-decision. Rays starter Chris Archer also look a no-decision in the game, going seven strong innings without allowing a run. The Rays came away with a 1-0 victory.
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