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MLB Week-in-Review: Cardinals lose Matt Adams, Astros seeking starters

St. Louis is seeking a replacement for the injured Matt Adams while the Astros are in pursuit of starting pitching.

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Marlins Promote Jose Urena

Urena is one of the Marlins' top pitching prospects and was promoted to aid a rotation already without Mat Latos, Henderson Alvarez, and Jarred Cosart. Urena struggled in his first start against the Pirates, though, and Miami will have to decide if he will remain in the rotation moving forward.

Rays' James Loney out with broken finger

Loney will be out for 4 to 6 weeks and Tampa Bay will turn to its infield depth in his absence. Logan Forsythe is an option and Rene Rivera is the current backup.

Braves acquire Juan Uribe

Alberto Callaspo initially declined the trade before agreeing to be sent to Los Angeles. The Braves were set to have Chris Johnson return but added depth in the deal. Callaspo could serve as a utility infield option for the Dodgers moving forward.

Mets insured David Wright's contract

New York's starting third baseman may not make another appearance in a major league game for a few weeks but the Mets will not be paying him. The club insured his contract and as a result can add third base depth without having to worry about paying Wright.

Johnny Cueto does not have elbow tear

An MRI taken on Tuesday revealed Cueto does not have structural damage in his right elbow. There is no set timetable for Cueto's return to Cincinnati's rotation.

Angels acquire Kirk Nieuwenhuis

Matt Joyce and Collin Cowgill have struggled and Los Angeles now has outfield depth. Nieuwenhuis was batting .230 before being dealt but may benefit from the change.

Red Sox promote Eduardo Rodriguez

Rodriguez thrived in his first start and as a result Boston may keep him in the rotation for the remainder of the season.

Scott Kazmir exits start with shoulder tightness

Kazmir is a candidate to be dealt this summer but has been plagued by a shoulder injury which could hurt the potential return in a deal.

Cardinals' Matt Adams could miss three to four months

Adams is out with a strained right quadricep and as a result, the Cardinals are in pursuit of a first baseman. Ryan Howard could be a potential option.

Jayson Werth out two months with wrist injury

Werth will be out until August after suffering from a pair of fractures in his wrist. He was hit by a pitch a few weeks ago and Ben Revere may be an option for Washington.

Astros seeking starting pitching

Houston has been linked to Johnny Cueto and Aaron Harang and may add a few starters before the end of July.

Cubs target Ben Zobrist

Oakland may be willing to deal Zobrist if it is out of contention.

Nationals place Stephen Strasburg on disabled list

Strasburg has struggled and the Nationals will now turn to their starting pitching depth.