UPDATES & NEWS
Cole Hamels was claimed on revocable trade waivers by an unidentified club. Phillies have 48 hours to work out a trade or pull him back.
Let the rumor mill begin! Mentions of the Yankees and Dodgers are a standard given the salary demands, but the Angels, Indians and Giants are also very distinct possibilities. We'll track this drama like ESPN does a Brett Favre retirement story.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Yunel Escobar said his groin is improving and will work out prior to Sunday's game.
The MRI on Escobar came back clean, so that's great news. He's still not 100-percent though and will continue to be held out. Escobar believes that he can avoid the DL and will work out prior to the game to prove it. Obviously though, if he doesn't show the improvement in the workout, the team could hold him out a little while longer. The club can go with Danny Espinosa at third and Dan Uggla at second. They also called up Emanuel Burris who can play all over the infield. Analysis: Howard Bender