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Storylines: Oakland is looking for pitching help

Storylines: Oakland is looking for pitching help
Drew Pomeranz (Photo: AP)
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In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB.  I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @ajnicholsIBI.

Here are the stories from Saturday, May 3rd.

Top Stories

  • Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicled reported that the A’s are likely to try to trade for a starter.  Slusser also noted that one option could be stretching out Drew Pomeranz, who has been pitching from the Oakland bullpen.

Tribe News

  • Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that Kottaras is likely to be designated for assignment once Gomes returns from the paternity list.
  • The Indians also announced that Josh Tomlin will start on Tuesday and move into the rotation.

News and Notes

  • Toronto was forced to place pitcher Brandon Morrow on the 60-day disabled list after discovering that the injury to his right index finger was actually a torn tendon sheath.  To replace Morrow in the rotation, the Blue Jays have called up one of their top pitching prospects Marcus Stroman.
  • Chicago centerfielder Adam Eaton was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring injury.  The White Sox also claimed outfielder Moises Sierra off waivers from the Blue Jays. 
  • The Angels promoted first base prospect C.J. Cron, who was rated by Baseball America as Los Angeles’ second best prospect.  Pitcher Yoslan Herrara was outrighted to Triple-A to clear room on the roster for Cron.
  • Reliever Adam Russell agreed to a Minor League deal with the Reds.  Cincinnati also designated outfielderRoger Bernadina for assignment.
  • San Diego acquired Minor League shortstop Benji Gonzalez from the Pirates for cash or a player to be named later.

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