MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for Sept. 1

Dayn Perry, Baseball Writer

Here's all that's worth knowing for Monday, Sept. 1 (click here for today's scores).

Oh, before we dig in, let's note that Cole Hamels and three Phillies relievers teamed up to pitch a no-hitter against the Braves on Monday. Moving on ... 


- Astros: Relieved MGR Bo Porter and bench coach Dave Trembley of their duties. Tom Lawless will serve as interim manager for the rest of the 2014 season. 


- Brewers: Activated RHP Matt Garza (left oblique strain) from the DL. 

- Marlins: RHP Henderson Alvarez exited his start with a strained left oblique. He's day-to-day for now. 

- Reds: As expected, the Reds will shut down RHP Homer Bailey (flexor mass strain) for the remainder of the season. It's not yet certain whether he'll require surgery. His 2014 ends with a 3.71 ERA (96 ERA+) in 145 2/3 innings. (C. Trent Rosecrans, Cincinnati Enquirer)

- Tigers: 1B Miguel Cabrera, despite a hobbled right ankle, hit two home runs.


- Blue Jays: Outrighted RHP Sergio Santos to Double-A. 

- Dodgers: Called up top prospect OF Joc Pederson.  

- Mariners: Suspended DH Jesus Montero for the rest of the 2014 season.

- Phillies: Called up top prospect 3B Maikel Franco. 


- Dodgers: Peter Gammons writes that pending free agent Hanley Ramirez, provided the Dodgers don't re-sign him, may be of interest to AL teams who could stow him away at DH on occasion. 

- Rockies: Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post writes that the Rockies may see a catching upgrade over Wilin Rosario this offseason. 

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