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MLB Daily Dish May 7: Clayton Kershaw, J.J. Putz, Robbie Ray, Jay Bruce

Each weekday 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.

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  • The Cincinnati Reds officially placed right fielder Jay Bruce on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 5, and purchased the contract of outfielder Roger Bernadina from Triple-A Louisville in a corresponding move, the team announced.

Roster Moves

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers activated left-handed starter Clayton Kershaw from the 15-day DL and optioned right-hander Pedro Baez to Double-A Chattanooga, the team announced. Kershaw pitched seven shutout innings in his return on Tuesday.
  • The Detroit Tigers purchased the contract of left-hander Robbie Ray from Triple-A Toledo and optioned right-hander Jose Ortega to Triple-A, the team announced. Ray allowed one run across 5.1 innings on Tuesday, surrendering just five hits and a walk as he picked up his first big league win.
  • The Cleveland Indians designated catcher George Kottaras for assignment and recalled right-hander Josh Tomlin from Triple-A Columbus, per a team announcement.
  • The Arizona Diamondbacks optioned right-hander Mike Bolsinger to Triple-A Reno and recalled right-hander Chase Anderson from Double-A Mobile, per a team announcement.


The Pittsburgh Pirates reportedly offered top prospect Gregory Polanco a seven-year deal despite the fact that he has yet to reach the big leagues. According to Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan (who first reported the story), the contract would've guaranteed the young outfielder slightly less than $25 million, buying out all six year's of team control, as well as a free agent season. The deal would have also netted Pittsburgh three club options, which would have brought the total (were all exercised) to ten years and $50-$60 million.


  • Rehab Assignments: Aroldis Chapman (Louisville), Joe Saunders (Frisco), Jose Veras (Tennessee)