Yoenis Cespedes returned to the Mets and the Rangers added outfield depth by signing Carlos Gomez. Here are this week’s top headlines.
Cubs place John Lackey on disabled list
Earlier in the week, Lackey said it was “nothing crazy.”
A-Rod will sit out for remainder of the season
Rodriguez won’t end the season with the Marlins.
Jed Lowrie could miss remainder of 2016
Lowrie is out after undergoing surgery on his left foot.
Shin-Soo Choo placed on disabled list
A broken forearm will sideline Choo for the rest of 2016.
Giants sign Joe Nathan
San Francisco added an experienced arm to its bullpen.
Jonathan Papelbon could pick new team soon
However, it doesn’t seem he is in any hurry.
Yankees’ Nathan Eovaldi out in 2017
Eovaldi is out after a pair of elbow procedures.
Tigers acquire Erick Aybar
The infielder heads to Detroit after not being moved in July.
Braves promote Dansby Swanson
The first pick in the 2015 draft joined the Braves.
Mets giving Niese an opportunity in the rotation
Niese has another chance to prove he can start in New York.
MLB owners discuss season length, roster size
More changes might be coming.
Yoenis Cespedes joins Mets
New York gets its power hitting outfielder back.
Mets pull Steven Matz from scheduled start
Matz has been bothered by shoulder issues.
Howard, Zimmerman didn’t violate drug program
MLB has cleared the NL East rivals of alleged PED use.
Zach Eflin undergoes season-ending surgery
Philadelphia is now without a pair of young arms.
Rangers sign Carlos Gomez to minor league deal
Texas adds the struggling outfielder after losing Choo.
Blue Jays option Aaron Sanchez to Single-A
Toronto is monitoring Sanchez’s innings this season.