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The Minnesota Twins have signed 24-year undrafted pitching prospect Brandon Poulson.

30 Jul, 01:08 PMSource

Update: Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Coco Crisp (neck) will not play Friday when the team returns home.

This situation just seems to get worse everyday. When Crisp gets back to Oakland on Friday, he will receive treatment on his neck and will not play that night. The timetable for his return to the lineup is completely up in the air, but Oakland is hoping to not put him on the DL.
Analyst: Drew Phelps  View Profile

30 Jul, 01:01 PMSource

Pirates OF Starling Marte (concussion) remains out of the lineup Wednesday.

Marte is eligible to come off the 7-day concussion DL Wednesday and took batting practice prior to Tuesday's game. He also ran the bases, but still, manager Clint Hurdle is not convinced that his left fielder is 100-percent ready. Consider him day-to-day for now but it looks like he should be back by the end of the week.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

30 Jul, 12:53 PM

Robbie Grossman has replaced Chris Carter (illness) in the Astros lineup Wednesday. Grossman will play right field and Marc Krauss will now be in left field.

Grossman's level of power is significantly less than that of Carter, so expect maybe a little more small-ball during Wednesday's matinee.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

30 Jul, 12:38 PMSource

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Analyst: Jeff Mans  View Profile

17 Jul, 07:49 PMSource

Astros LF Chris Carter has been scratched from Wednesday's lineup due to an illness.

Astros manager Bo Porter said Carter has been throwing up and is not feeling well, so the big man will take the day off. It's possible that he also gets sent home from the ballpark so not to spread the germs around and infect the rest of the team. Consider him day-to-day.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

30 Jul, 12:35 PMSource

Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez's absence from the team's lineup Monday and Tuesday was not trade-related, nor is it the reason that he is out of the lineup Wednesday for a third-straight game.

Well if it's not trade related, then obviously it's because he's now gone eight games without a home run or even an RBI. The .238 average is dismal and after back-to-back 30-home run seasons, is on-pace to hit just 23 on the season. There are possibly teams interested in dealing for him, but this recent benching is performance-based.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

30 Jul, 12:31 PMSource

Brett Anderson is reportedly not a trade candidate. He is scheduled to start for the Rockies Wednesday tonight and the team plans to pick up his option or sign him to longer deal.

It was reported earlier that the Yankees were inquiring about Anderson, but apparently those reports were erroneous. Considering his injury history, it's hard to believe even the Rockies would be interested in him, but hey...to each his own.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

30 Jul, 12:28 PMSource

Reports are that there is a “very good chance” that the Red Sox trade SP John Lackey along with SP Jon Lester.

The Red Sox are more than ready to raise the white flag on the season and start dealing off their high-priced veteran talent. Lackey would certainly help bolster the rotation of a number of teams and could be a big addition to an NL team in need of another arm.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

30 Jul, 12:24 PMSource

Indians OF Michael Bourn (hamstring) took batting practice Tuesday, but it is still uncertain when he will be cleared for a rehab assignment.

Bourn has been out now since July 5 and is close to the four-week timetable originally given when he first injured himself. The fact that there is no word as to when he'll even start a rehab assignment is certainly not an encouraging thing and given the nature of the injury, it is unclear as to how much running he'll actually do when he comes back.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

30 Jul, 12:09 PMSource

Tigers RP Evan Reed was charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct Wednesday.

A 45-year-old woman says that she met Reed at the Royal Oak Bar, they had drinks and were dancing but she doesn't remember leaving the bar. When she woke up in a bed with a man at the MotorCity Casino Hotel, she said she saw evidence that she was assaulted, took a shower and was then accosted by the man who engaged in forced sexual conduct with her. Police are awaiting Reed to turn himself in.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

30 Jul, 11:54 AMSource

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