Archie Bradley is on his way back and Anthony Rendon is cleared for batting cages and some throwing.
The Twins designated Jake Jewell for assignment and selected Louie Varland. The Yankees designated Luke Bard for assignment and placed Josh Donaldson on the paternity list. Meanwhile the Pirates designated Josh VanMeter for assignment. The Mets, for their part, designated Adonis Medina for assignment. The Giants designated Andrew Knapp for assignment.
Upon being sued, Doug Gottlieb fully retracted his June 29 report that agent Casey Close did not communicate all offers to Freddie Freeman when they were negotiating Freeman’s new salary.
Marlins right hander Nick Niedert just had knee surgery of an unspecified sort.
The Pirates claimed both Zack Collins and Junior Fernandez off waivers. They got Collins from the Blue Jays and Fernandez from the Cardinals.
Former big league relief pitcher Mark Littell passed away at the age of 69.
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