Everything in the AL Central You Might've Missed
Miss a transaction, trade, or rumor in the American League Central over the past week? No worries -- MLBDD has you covered! Here's everything we covered, oldest to newest:
Kevin Youkilis Traded to Chicago White Sox
The Boston Red Sox have traded third baseman Kevin Youkilis and a significant amount of cash to the Chicago White Sox for Zach Stewart and Brent Lillibridge, the teams announced. After weeks of trade speculation and rumors, it became clear a deal had been made Sunday when Youkilis was lifted for a pinch runner in the seventh inning to a rousing standing ovation.
Twins Place Matt Capps on 15-Day Disabled List
The Minnesota Twins have placed closer Matt Capps on the 15-day disabled list due to recurring shoulder inflammation, reports Kevin Goheen of MLB.com.
Twins Rumors: Francisco Liriano Regaining Trade Value
Ben Cafardo of the Boston Globe considers Minnesota Twins left-hander Francisco Liriano to be a viable trade chip and believes the 28-year-old could be traded this month.
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- Indians Option Jeanmar Gomez; Recall Scott Barnes
The Cleveland Indians have optioned right-hander Jeanmar Gomez to Triple-A, reports Jordan Bastian of MLB.com.
- Royals Rumors: Chen, Francoeur and Broxton
Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore has received zero calls so far on veteran players Jeff Francoeur, Bruce Chen and Jonathan Broxton, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.
- White Sox Release Kosuke Fukudome
The Chicago White Sox have officially released outfielder Kosuke Fukudome.
- Twins Rumors: Liriano Drawing "Robust Interest"; Scouted by Braves
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Francisco Liriano may be a hot commodity on the trade market heading to the deadline, according to several sources.
- Royals Notes: Quintero, Bourgeois, Teaford and Bueno
The Kansas City Royals have recalled outfielder Jason Bourgeois and left-hander Everett Teaford from Triple-A, designating catcher Humberto Quintero for assignment and optioning left-hander Francisley Bueno.
- Indians Claim Vinny Rottino; DFA Chris Schwinden
The Cleveland Indians have claimed infielder/outfielder Vinny Rottino off of outright waivers from the New York Mets.
- White Sox Designate Will Ohman for Assignment
Chicago White Sox left-hander Will Ohman will be designated for assignment today, reports Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune.
- Twins Recall Kyle Waldrop; Option Jeff Manship
The Minnesota Twins have optioned right-hander Jeff Manship to Triple-A, reports Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com.
- Indians Recall Zach McAllister; Option Scott Barnes
The Cleveland Indians have recalled right-hander Zach McAllister from Triple-A to start tonight's game against the Baltimore Orioles.
- Twins Rumors: Denard Span and Josh Willingham
The Minnesota Twins are more interested in trading outfielder Denard Span than slugger Josh Willingham, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.
- White Sox Place Brian Bruney on DL; Call UP Brian Omogrosso
The Chicago White Sox have placed right-hander Brian Bruney on the 15-day disabled list due to inflammation in his left hip.
- Twins, Ryan Doumit Agree to Two-Year Extension
The Minnesota Twins have agreed to a two-year, $7 million contract extension with Ryan Doumit, reports Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com.