MLB news, rumors and injury roundup for Aug. 26

Matt Snyder, Baseball Writer
CBS Sports


Just over a month left. It's crunch time. Here's our nightly roundup of all things Major League Baseball.


Blue Jays: Nolan Reimold was designated for assignment while Kevin Pillar was recalled from the minors.

Mariners: GM Jack Zduriencik has received a multiyear contract extension.

Rays: Ryan Hanigan was activated from the DL, with Curt Casali sent to the minors.

Tigers: They placed a claim on Chad Qualls.


A's: Both Jed Lowrie and Nick Punto are nearing rehab stints (

Braves: Gavin Floyd won't start throwing until October, but is expected to be OK by next spring ( Also, Jonny Venters has suffered a setback on his surgically-repaired elbow and will pay a visit to Dr. James Andrews (

Brewers: Matt Garza could rejoin the rotation next week (

Cubs: Anthony Rizzo left the game one inning early due to lower back tightness, but it was called a precautionary measure by the Cubs.

Dodgers: Hyun-Jin Ryu is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Wednesday and hopes to come off the DL soon. He's eligible to return Friday (Alanna Rizzo).

Padres: Already out for the season, Yonder Alonso will have surgery on his forearm (

Pirates: Andrew McCutchen was forced from Tuesday's game with left rib discomfort.

Rays: Evan Longoria DH'd Tuesday, as he's dealing with a sore forearm (

Reds: Joey Votto is beginning some light baseball activity ( Tony Cingrani is unlikely to return this season (

Royals: A tight back means Yordano Ventura's next start will be skipped. Omar Infante is also nursing a sore shoulder (

Tigers: Anibal Sanchez is worried he'll miss the rest of the season.

Twins: Prospect Miguel Sano has started to take batting practice in his return from Tommy John surgery (

Yankees: Though he's feeling better, Brett Gardner was again out of the starting lineup Tuesday with an ankle injury (


Angels: They are looking at Bartolo Colon, Trevor Cahill and Scott Feldman, but obstacles exist, reports Jon Heyman.

Arizona Fall League: Love prospects? Go check out the Arizona Fall League rosters and scouting reports on Baseball America.

Braves: We should expect to see more trade talk involving B.J. Upton (

Padres: They announced the dedication of Selig Hall of Fame Plaza.

Phillies: Sounds like Cuban defector Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez will join the Phillies in September (

Rays: Their protest from this past weekend was denied by MLB.

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