The trade deadline is almost here. Scott Kazmir and Johnny Cueto trades highlight this week's transactions.
MLB Top Headlines
Giants' Tim Lincecum not expected to return soon
While the Giants' outfield will benefit when Nori Aoki is healthy, the club could seek a top starter until Lincecum returns.
Royals option Yordano Ventura to Triple-A
He was recalled shortly after however the Royals' opening day starter has struggled of late.
Blue Jays sign Joba Chamberlain to minor league deal
Detroit designated him for assignment however he should prove to be a valuable addition to a struggling Toronto bullpen.
Jonathan Lucroy rebuffed on extension talks
Lucroy was hoping to remain in Milwaukee moving forward but the Brewers were not pleased with his proposal.
Kansas City's Jason Vargas will undergo Tommy John surgery
Vargas only made nine starts this season and his injury likely had a lot to with the club's decision to add Johnny Cueto.
Angels place David Freese on disabled list
Freese fractured his right index finger after being hit by a pitch.
Astros acquire Scott Kazmir
Kazmir has had success in 2015 and Houston was known to be seeking a top of the rotation arm.
Pirates acquire Aramis Ramirez
Pittsburgh added corner infield depth and an additional right-handed bat.
Mets promote Michael Conforto
New York has called upon its top outfield prospect to help a struggling offense.
Angels acquire Conor Gillaspie
With David Freese out, Los Angeles will turn to Gillaspie.
Cardinals add Steve Cishek
Cishek struggled to open the year but adds depth to St. Louis' bullpen.
Braves trade Juan Uribe, Kelly Johnson
The Mets added a pair of bats on Friday night.
Royals acquire Johnny Cueto
Cueto becomes the second big name starter to be dealt this week. The Royals were able to complete the deal despite talks reportedly stalling on Saturday night.