Brian Wilson- SF- FYI- Wilson had been working out in front of people connected with the Giants but ended up heading to southern California, but not to be one of the Beach Boys. He signed with the arch rival Dodgers. Wilson will begin his Dodger career on the DL as he enters the end stage of recovery from Tommy John surgery. He is not expected to be sidelined for much longer and will be involved in the stretch run.
Ian Kennedy- ARI- FYI- Kennedy didn't get a quality start last night and has an ERA of 5.23, but his name is figuring very strongly in trade rumors. The Angels and Padres are mentioned as the most likely destinations for Kennedy. His FIP is 4.59 so while he has been suffering from some bad luck it's still not enough to expect a major improvement if a deal is made.
Michael Young- PHI- FYI- Young is highly likely to be dealt, if the presence of prospect Cory Asche is any indication. Supposedly Young will only waive his no trade clause for a return to Texas but there are some reports that he might be more open minded than that. After going 2-for-4 with a walk yesterday Young's average is up to .279. his BABIP of .312 is below his career mark of .333, so young has a chance of finishing strong if his luck reverts to career norms.
Jorge Sanchez- PIT- Rookie- Sanchez had played 2 games at DH in the Pirates west coast interleague swing last month but made his major league debut at catcher last night, going 0-for-3 with a sac fly. Sanchez has been a disappointment since being drafted 4th overall in 2009. This year, though, he may have finally broken out, hitting .288 with 10 homers at AAA. The Pirates are still hoping that Sanchez can be their starting catcher. The main difference between this year and Sanchez's .233 average in 62 AAA games last year could be luck. His BABIP this year is .339, while it was only .260 in 2012. Sanchez hasn't demonstrated that he deserves a permanent place in the majors.
Tyler Thornburg- MIL- Rise Value- Thornburg might finally get a shot in Milwaukee's rotation as a result of Yovani Gallardo's injury. Thornburg got his first major league start of the year yesterday in the nightcap of the doubleheader. He threw 6 shutout innings, giving up 4 hits and 3 walks while striking out 6. Thornburg has a 10.49 K/9 for AAA Nashville this year and so might give some help in that category if he gets a regular turn in the rotation.
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