MLB Top Headlines:
Reds' Johnny Cueto drawing interest
The Yankees were most recently linked to Cueto, however contending clubs seeking starting pitching are also considering the veteran right-hander. The Reds have been plagued by injuries and after a slow start will likely be sellers come the trade deadline.
Cueto has posted a 2.85 ERA in 85.1 innings this season.
Padres fire Bud Black
Black was San Diego's manager since 2007 and posted a 649-713 record. He never made the postseason despite a 90 win 2010 campaign. Black averaged 77 wins over eight full seasons but the front office felt the club was under performing.
Mets designate Dillon Gee for assignment
Gee has not had a notable amount of success in 2015 and he is expected to be outrighted to Triple-A. The Mets wanted to trade Gee, however his large contract likely made doing so challenging.
Rays sign Grady Sizemore to minor league deal
Sizemore was released by the Phillies after he batted .245/.288/.296 over 104 plate appearances. With Desmond Jennings on the disabled list, the Rays were in pursuit of outfield depth.
Cubs promote Kyle Schwarber
Schwarber opened the season in Double-A and was promoted to spend time with Chicago throughout interleague play. He was batting .318 with Double-A before being called upon to aid the Cubs' offense.
Cardinals, Astros, and the hacking scandal
St. Louis is being investigated for stealing internal information from the Astros. The FBI was the first to link the Cardinals to the situation.
Padres' Wil Myers out for eight weeks
The versatile center fielder will miss up to eight weeks after left wrist surgery. Myers, 24, has posted a .277/.327/.459 batting line to complement five home runs and 19 RBIs in 35 games to this point in 2015. He was acquired in the three team deal that sent Trea Turner and Joe Ross to Washington and five additional players to Tampa Bay.
Marlins considering Ichiro Suzuki extension
Suzuki, 41, has posted a .289/.342/.338 batting line to complement one home run and 11 RBIs over 63 games. His production is only slightly below the league average and he gives Dan Jennings a left-handed pinch hitting option late in games.
Royals place Yordano Ventura on disabled list
The 24-year old has been dealing with an ulnar nerve condition. Yohan Pino was slotted into the rotation as a result.
Blue Jays' Maicer Izturis out following shoulder surgery
Izturis, 34, was rehabbing from a right groin strain that landed him on the disabled list earlier this season before injuring his shoulder on May 23. His latest injury will likely end his tenure with the Blue Jays.
Braves promote Matt Wisler
Atlanta acquired Wisler in the deal that sent Melvin Upton Jr. and Craig Kimbrel to San Diego. Baseball America named Wisler the 34th best prospect in all of baseball heading into the season while Baseball Prospectus ranked him 53rd.
Marlins might trade Brad Hand, Tom Koehler
Miami will have a crowded rotation once Jose Fernandez returns on July 2.
Braves acquire Touki Toussaint, Bronson Arroyo from Diamondbacks
The Braves acquired right-handed pitchers Bronson Arroyo and Touki Toussaint in exchange for infielder Phil Gosselin.
Nationals interested in Ben Zobrist, Tyler Clippard
Oakland is seeking young prospects in potential deal.
Toronto seeking starter, late inning reliever
Toronto has been linked to other top relievers such as Jonathan Papelbon and Tyler Clippard and would also like to add a starter.