Storylines: Yankees could look to add pitching
New York is looking to bolster their pitching staff, according to reports
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 Sunday, June 29th.
- Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer wrote that he believes the Indians need another solid starting pitcher to go with Corey Kluber more than they need a bat.
Others News and Notes
- NJ.com's Brandon Kuty reported that the Yankees could look to add some lower-tier starters at the deadline like Jorge De La Rosa of the Rockies, Brandon McCarthy of the Diamondbacks, or Jason Hammel of the Cubs.
- WEEI.com's Rob Bradford wrote that the Red Sox would like to re-open contract extension talks with Jon Lester, but as of right now there has still been no progress toward an extension.
- According to Greg Johns of MLB.com, Mariners top pitcher prospect Taijuan Walker will make his 2014 big-league debut.
- With rookie shortstop Chris Owings heading to the 15-day disabled list, the Diamondbacks have recalled shortstop Nick Ahmed. According MLB.com's Steve Gilbert, another injured Diamondback, Eric Chavez, may consider retirement after being placed on the 60-day disabled list with an injured knee.
- In other Arizona news, Buster Olney of ESPN reported that Brandon McCarthy a $1 million assignment bonus if he is traded.
- The Phillies designated pitcher Sean O'Sullivan for assignment to make room on the roster for infielder Andres Blanco.
- Philadelphia also traded shortstop Ronny Cedeno to the Diamondbacks for Minor League catcher Raywilly Gomez.
- Milwaukee selected the contract of infielder Jeff Bianchi from Triple-A Nashville.