MLB rumors: Latest news, buzz, trades and more
Through the first month and a half of the Major League Baseball, rumors are already starting to fly about deals that could be made before the trade deadline.
As teams scramble to get a foothold of their positions in their respective divisions, injuries have already derailed some teams potential at a postseason berth.
Here is the latest news and rumors from around the league.
Rumors and News
• Veteran first baseman James Loney was granted release from the Braves on a minor-league deal.
• The Red Sox have recently been scouting White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana and third baseman Todd Frazier. (CBS Chicago)
• The Nationals came close to acquiring Chicago White Sox closer David Robertson before spring training (USA Today)
• San Francisco Giants centerfielder Denard Span is expected to miss a few more games with left thumb inflammation
• Mets pitcher Steven Matz was sent on a Triple-A rehab assignment. He could return to the majors by the end of the month.
• Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer is expected to be re-evaluated for a right hand injury.
• Rockies shortstop Trevor Story could return this week. Story has been on the 10-day DL with a left shoulder strain.
• Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard says he has ‘no clue’ when he will return from lat injury that landed him on the 60-day disabled list.