The latest chatter around MLB --
- When RHP Kyle McClellan is reinstated from the 15-day DL, the Cardinals will option 3B Matt Carpenter to Triple-A.
- The Rangers agreed to terms with their second-round draft pick, LHP Will Lamb.
- Buster Olney says he doesn't believe there's any chance the Rays trade B.J. Upton unless they feel like they can go out and add a bat to make up for the production that they're getting out of Upton.
- The Brewers selected the contract of C George Kottaras from the Nashville Sounds, outrighting C Wil Nieves to Triple-A.
- Royals RHP Kevin Pucetas, who was designated for assignment on June 10, was assigned outright to Triple-A Omaha.
- The Twins outrighted LHP Dusty Hughes to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Tsuyoshi Nishioka.
- The Rays have signed 23 of their 60 draft picks.