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Boston is interested in adding starting pitching and has reportedly scouted Jeremy Hellickson:
Hellickson is an intriguing option, since he has experience pitching in the American League East. He started for the Rays from 2010-2014 and is having his best season since 2012, when he pitched to a 3.10 ERA over 177.0 innings with Tampa Bay.
As the trade deadline approaches, the Marlins will almost certainly be in a position to buy.
Matt Harvey is set to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery. He was having the worst statistical season of his career.
Pittsburgh promoted first base prospect Josh Bell:
Bell is 23 and has long been on the radar of prospect hounds for his excellent approach, quick bat, and extra-base power. Not a traditional slugger, Bell has still managed to be exceptional at every level in his development while advancing steadily through the Pirates organization. He was hitting .324/.407/.535 with 41 walks, 53 strikeouts, and 13 homers so far this year.
Kansas City is planning to make a playoff push in the second half and wants to add a veteran starter to make that goal realistic.
Arizona signed Alexi Ogando to a minor league deal.
It’s been a rough few weeks for the Twins:
Byron Buxton is getting carted off the field. He can't put any pressure on his right knee it looks like. Not good.— Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) July 9, 2016
It’s a good thing the Red Sox have Aaron Hill and Michael Martinez:
Holt: Grade 1 ankle sprain. In a boot.— Alex Speier (@alexspeier) July 9, 2016
This might not be the best approach for the Reds:
Brandon Phillips has a hairline fracture in his left hand. Will try to play through it. It's a pain management issue at the moment— Zach Buchanan (@ZachENQ) July 9, 2016
Great news for the Royals with regard to Wade Davis:
Wade Davis tells me he threw yesterday and today, pain free. Inflammation is gone, he said. #Royals— Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) July 8, 2016
Very little is going right for the Angels:
C.J. Cron broke his left hand when he was hit by a pitch earlier. DL bound.— Pedro Moura (@pedromoura) July 9, 2016
Webb might receive an opportunity to join Chicago’s bullpen:
#WhiteSox signed reliever Ryan Webb and assigned him to Triple-A Charlotte.— Dan Hayes (@CSNHayes) July 8, 2016
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