Andrew Velazquez is having knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. His season is over. Michael Stefanic is up from Salt Lake City. The Angels got their butts whipped late in yesterday’s game to make it official that they lose more than they win. Here is another “trade Mike Trout” article.
The Rays will reinstate Shane McClanahan from the injured list today. The Phillies claimed Tayler Scott off waivers from the Padres. The Reds got Nick Northcut from the Red Sox as the player to be named later in the Tommy Pham trade. The Reds released T.J. Zeuch in order to make room for Justin Dunn who returned from the injured list. Meanwhile the Red Sox designated Jeurys Familia for assignment. The Astros are hoping that Justin Verlander will return tomorrow. He’s been on the IL with a fascial disruption in his calf.
The Nationals signed Juan Minaya to a minor league deal. Michael Hermosillo will get some playing time in center field now that Rafael Ortega suffered a season ending finger fracture. The Cubs also selected the contract of infielder/outfielder Jared Young who is probably the back up plan in case Hermosillo sucks. Apparently Cooper Criswell was pretty good in his start for the Tampa Bay Rays. The Twins placed Randy Dobnak on outright waivers. He’ll probably pass through waivers unclaimed because he has been ineffective and yet he has a long term contract.
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