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Matt Harvey was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the New York Mets for shoulder discomfort. He plans to meet with more doctors, to examine if he has thoracic outlet syndrome.
Pittsburgh is set to promote another top pitching prospect, this time it’s 22-year-old Tyler Glasnow.
That being said, the Pirates are shopping one of their veteran starters, Jon Niese.
Angels starter C.J. Wilson is going to have season-ending shoulder surgery.
Three teams that will certainly be buyers, from Henry Druschel of Beyond the Box Score.
More of our Trade Deadline preview series, with the Astros, Rangers, and the Mariners.
The Blue Jays are getting back to their ways of destroying teams again.
It’s trade-deadline month. When times were bad, I remember getting a question in a chat about whether the Jays should consider moving Bautista or Encarnacion. It’s plainly obvious now that won’t happen, as the Jays will look to add, and as they look to add, there aren’t many spots in need of improvement. Depending on their internal evaluation of Sanchez’s durability, perhaps they could want an extra starter. But it looks to me like they’re just another contending team that wants a deeper bullpen. There’s never anything wrong with wanting a deeper bullpen, and relievers are always out there. They’re usually not the sexiest pick-ups, but the Jays don’t really need a sexy pick-up. They could just use some help in the later innings. Gotta make sure all those runs don’t go to waste.
And yet, since June began, the Jays have outscored their opponents by an average of more than a run and a half a game. As an adversary, they’re already brutal. They’d be more than happy to challenge anyone to a clobber-off.
Here is a roundup of news from around the National League East.
Also, the latest edition of The Rosterbatorical was released yesterday.
Some rumors surrounding the Astros.
Our own Mike Bates shared some thoughts about the All-Stars.
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Today in Baseball History: In 1948, the Indians sign Satchel Paige from the Negro League.