Chad Billingsley has yet to make a decision regarding surgery on his injured elbow, but says there's a very slim chance he pitches again this season.
Forget about pitching this year. This is a decision of whether to ever pitch again. In order to be effective and have a career, Billingsley is going to need to have surgery again, Rest and rehab just isn't going to cut it. If he has surgery, he's done for the season. If he doesn't, he'll end up doing more damage to it by trying to pitch after just some simple time off and be done forever. We're guessing he opts for surgery and another lengthy recovery period.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Brad Peacock has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list.
Peacock's been on the 15-day DL since April 15 with a strained left intercostal muscle. He's played catch recently but hasn't thrown off a mound since having a setback during a rehab assignment on June 12. After undergoing an MRI on Friday, Peacock was hoping for some good news but it looks like he'll be on the shelf until at least mid-July if not longer. Analysis: Zack Carpenter
George Springer (wrist) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Not a surprise here as Springer was visibly in pain after taking an Edinson Volquez fastball off the wrist and being removed from last night's game against the Royals. The injury is a shame as Springer was enjoying an All-Star caliber sophomore season, hitting .264 with 14 doubles, 13 home runs, 29 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 75 games. He also currently ranks fifth among all AL outfielders in OPS (.822). Analysis: Zack Carpenter
Monta Ellis agrees to a 4-year $44M deal with the Indiana Pacers.
The Pacers brass wants to play smaller and faster this year so Ellis is a huge get for them. He gives them a great scoring option at shooting guard to be a wingman for Paul George. Ellis' contract will take him through his last highly effective years, and his fourth year is a player option that would allow him to explore free agency. After averaging 18.9 points and 4.1 assists per game last season, Ellis provides great fantasy value for his mid-round draft position. Analysis: Zack Carpenter