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Texas signed Carlos Gomez to a minor league deal Saturday:
Gomez, 30, will give Texas an outfield option alongside Ian Desmond and Nomar Mazara in the wake of the club losing Shin-Soo Choo to a fractured forearm. The club has been utilizing Jurickson Profar in left field, but may turn to Gomez as a more established option at the position.
Chicago placed Hector Rondon and John Lackey on the disabled list.
Philadelphia will be without Zach Eflin for the remainder of the year after he underwent season-ending surgery Friday.
Since Eflin, 22, pitched to a 2.90 ERA in Triple-A, he was given an opportunity to start with the Phillies. Over 63.1 innings, though, he hasn’t fared well, pitching to a 5.54 ERA and 5.48 FIP.
Eflin is the second starter to be shut down after Aaron Nola was sidelined with a flexor strain and UCL sprain.
San Diego sent Ryan Buchter to Triple-A, according to MLB.com’s Carlos Collazo.
Teams have until the end of the month to make claims:
Nick Markakis, Matt Wieters, James Shields and Scott Kazmir are some of the latest players to clear waivers.— Nick Cafardo (@nickcafardo) August 19, 2016
Arizona will be without Nick Ahmed for the remainder of the season:
#Dbacks Nick Ahmed will have surgery on his hip. That ends his season.— Steve Gilbert (@SteveGilbertMLB) August 20, 2016
Clayton Kershaw and Rich Hill should be returning to the Dodgers’ rotation soon:
Clayton Kershaw said he felt "100 percent" during bullpen session today. #Dodgers— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) August 20, 2016
It’s been a rough few weeks for the Angels:
Yunel Escobar may be headed to the DL. X-rays negative but he is sore from the foul bunt hitting him in the face. #Angels.— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) August 20, 2016
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