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Thursday, August 7, 2014

MLB Moves & Notes - August 7th - feat. Pennington, Anderson, Cuddyer, Mulder

By on 8/07/2014 01:15:00 PM

News on multiple first round picks in today's roundup - see if you can spot them all.


Arizona Diamondbacks: activated INF Cliff Pennington. The veteran has missed more than two months with a sprained thumb ligament. RHP Bo Schultz went back to the minors to make way.

Colorado Rockies: placed LHP Brett Anderson on the 15-day DL and activated RHP Jordan Lyles. No sooner is one Rockies pitcher healthy then another needs to go on the DL, it seems: Anderson had his start cut short on Tuesday with back spasms, while Lyles has just made it back from a broken hand and had a decent night on Wednesday, pitching six innings and striking out five, giving up four earned runs in the process.


Angels third baseman David Freese was out of Wednesday's lineup because of a sore knee, but ended up coming in to the game to pinch-hit for John McDonald and stayed in for the final three innings. The Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher says he is expected to play Thursday.

Rehab roundup

Rays second baseman Tim Beckham stepped his rehab up to High A, joining the Charlotte Stone Crabs and going 1-4 in his first game following his stint in Rookie ball.

Michael Cuddyer provided a much-needed boost for the banged-up Rockies by impressing in his first rehab game, hitting two doubles for the Grand Junction Rockies as he went 3-3 while playing five innings at first base. It's his first proper game action since he was placed on the DL with a fractured shoulder.

Cubs reliever Neil Ramirez struggled through his first rehab outing, giving up one earned run on a hit and a walk in two-thirds of an inning.

The Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer didn't have quite so much success in his second game with Class A Cedar Rapids, going 0-3 while playing first base.  He's expected to sit Thursday and play again on Friday.

Kelly Johnson failed to pick up a hit as he finished his assignment with the Portland Sea Dogs, but he did walk twice and score a run in a 7-4 win. Johnson should rejoin the big league club soon.

Worth noting

Fletcher also adds that Mark Mulder, whose improbable 2014 comeback was made impossible by a torn Achilles, is going to attempt another comeback next year. Fletcher writes that Mulder is already throwing again and will try to pitch from a mound next week. The 37-year-old has not thrown a pitch in the majors since 2008 and had not performed well since 2005, when he put up a 3.64 ERA over 205 innings with the Cardinals.

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