Major League Baseball News -- August 1


Published on August 1 2013 10:19 am
Last Updated on August 1 2013 10:19 am
Written by Millie Lange


Chicago Cubs - Optioned pitcher Jake Arrieta to Iowa (PCL).

Chicago White Sox - Recalled outfielder Jordan Danks from Charlotte (IL).

St. Louis Cardinals - Placed catcher Yadier Molina and outfielder Shane Robinson on the 15-day disabled list; recalled outfielder Adron Chambers and first baseman/outfielder Brock Peterson from Memphis (PCL); optioned pitcher Tyler Lyons to Memphis.

Baltimore Orioles - Placed pitcher Jason Hammel on the 15-day disabled list; reinstated outfielder Steve Pearce from the 15-day disabled list; acquired pitcher Bud Norris from the Houston Astros in exchange for outfielder L.J.
Hoes, pitcher Josh Hader and a 2014 competitive-balance pick.

Boston Red Sox - Optioned pitcher Brayan Villareal to Pawtucket (IL); recalled infielder Brock Holt from Pawtucket.

Cleveland Indians - Optioned pitcher Vinnie Pestano to Columbus (IL).

Detroit Tigers - Selected the contract of pitcher Luis Marte from Toledo (IL); placed Marte on the 15-day disabled list.

Kansas City Royals - Acquired outfielder Justin Maxwell from the Houston Astros for pitcher Kyle Smith.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - Selected the contract of infielder Chris Nelson from Salt Lake (PCL).

Los Angeles Dodgers - Acquired catcher Drew Butera from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations; recalled outfielder/infielder Scott Van Slyke from Albuquerque (PCL); optioned Butera and infielder/outfielder Elian Herrera to Albuquerque.

Major League Baseball - Suspended Detroit Tigers minor league pitcher Juan Alcantara 50 games for violation of the minor league drug prevention and treatment program.

Milwaukee Brewers - Placed pitcher Yovani Gallardo on the 15-day disabled list; Optioned infielder Scooter Gennett to Nashville (PCL).

Pittsburgh Pirates - Acquired infielder Robert Andino from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations.

Oakland Athletics - Designated infielder Adam Rosales for assignment.

San Diego Padres - Acquired pitcher Ian Kennedy from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for pitchers Joe Thatcher and Matt Stiles and a competitive balance Round B selection in the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

Tampa Bay Rays - Placed pitcher Matt Moore on the 15-day disabled list; recalled infielder Ryan Roberts from Durham (IL).