• Making debut for Triple-A club
    Triple-A Buffalo reinstated Votto (ankle) from its 7-day injured list ahead of Friday's game against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: Votto had participated in 16 rehab contests between Single-A Dunedin and the rookie-level Florida Complex League, going 8-for-43 with one home run and a 14:8 K:BB in 53 plate appearances. He seems to be feeling fine physically at this point, but Toronto would surely like to see better results from Votto at Triple-A before it considers adding him to the major-league roster. Rotowire.com Today, 8:22 am
     
  • Cut loose by White Sox
    The White Sox released Walsh on Tuesday.

    Advice: Walsh inked a minor-league contract with the White Sox in late April and slashed just .185/.289/.415 in 41 games with Triple-A Charlotte. The 30-year-old saw actoin in the majors with the Rangers earlier this season, producing a .637 OPS across 17 contests. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 12:55 pm
    Jared WalshTEX - 1B,OF
    5:05 pm vs BAL
     
  • May begin rehab assignment soon
    Casas (rib) could be cleared to start hitting in the batting cage within the next week and may be ready to head out on a minor-league rehab assignment before the end of the month, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.

    Advice: After landing on the injured list April 21 with a strain and torn cartilage in his left rib, Casas had previously expressed optimism that he would be ready to return to the Boston lineup at the start of July. That prediction ultimately proved to be too ambitious, as Casas wasn't even cleared to resume swinging a bat until the final week of June. Casas hasn't seemed to experience any setbacks since he started taking swings again, but facing off against high-velocity pitching in the batting cage or in live batting practice will provide a better test of the first baseman's health. Given that Casas will eventually need at least a few rehab games to get his timing back at the plate, he might not be a realistic option to return from the IL until early August, at least. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 9:27 am
     
  • Casas could start a rehab assignment in July
    The Athletic’s Jen McCaffrey reports that Triston Casas (rib) could start his rehab assignment before the end of July.

    Advice: McCaffrey mentioned that “Casas had started taking soft toss and could progress within the next week to hitting in the cage with no setbacks.” If Casas were able to continue with that progression without experiencing any pain, “that could mean a rehab assignment by the end of July.” At this rate, fantasy managers could get six or more weeks of production from Casas before the end of the season. Rotoworld Yesterday, 7:49 am
     
  • Lands on IL with hand injury
    Triple-A Iowa placed Mervis on its 7-day injured list July 4 with an apparent hand injury, Tommy Birch of The Des Moines Register reports.

    Advice: The Triple-A club hasn't provided official word on the nature of Mervis' injury, though Birch notes that the first baseman is suspected to be dealing with a broken hamate bone. Since being optioned to Iowa on May 4 after an abbreviated stint with the Cubs, Mervis was slashing .215/.286/.424 with eight home runs and a 26.7-percent strikeout rate over 37 games. Rotowire.com Wednesday, 7:27 pm
    Matt MervisCHC - 1B
    11:20 am vs AZ
     
  • White Sox release slugger Jared Walsh
    White Sox released 1B Jared Walsh.

    Advice: Walsh inked a minor league contract with Chicago back in late April and never wound up making it back to the big leagues. The 30-year-old, who got into 17 contests earlier this year for the Rangers, was an impactful fantasy contributor earlier in his career, but it’s been derailed the last few years due to injury and his prodigious over-the-fence pop has never quite returned. There’s still a chance another organization is willing to bring him in as a potential reclamation project, but he’s probably running out of chances, especially since he’s struggled this season at the Triple-A level. Rotoworld Wednesday, 1:15 pm
    Jared WalshTEX - 1B,OF
    5:05 pm vs BAL
     
  • Angels officially release slugger Miguel Sanó
    Angels released 1B Miguel Sanó.

    Advice: Sanó has been cut loose to pursue other opportunities after going unclaimed on waivers. The 31-year-old slugger batted just .205/.295/.313 with two homers and six RBI in 95 plate appearances over 28 games for the Angels in his first stint back in the big leagues since 2022. He batted just .045 (1-for-22) with one homer in seven games after returning from the injured list back in late June following a two-month stint on the injured list. Rotoworld Tuesday, 12:09 pm
    Miguel SanóLAA - 1B,3B
    6:40 pm @OAK
     
  • Out of All-Star Game with thumb injury
    Arraez will attend All-Star festivities in Texas but won't play for the National League in Tuesday's game due to a jammed left thumb, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    Advice: Arraez first hurt the thumb while sliding into third base June 25. He has played in all but two of San Diego's games since then, most recently sitting out Sunday's 6-3 loss to Atlanta. While Arraez has mostly been able to remain in the lineup despite the injury, he admitted that the thumb hurts "a lot" when he swings and catches the ball. The issue probably won't be anything that causes him to miss much, if any, additional time in games that count, but he'll use the All-Star break to rest the jammed thumb rather than risking further injury in the exhibition contest. Rotowire.com Monday, 10:34 pm
    Luis ArraezSD - 1B,2B
    4:10 pm @CLE
     
  • Clubs clutch homer Sunday
    Rice went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in a loss to the Orioles on Sunday.

    Advice: Rice was hitless through four at-bats but came through when it mattered most, swatting a three-run homer in the ninth inning off Baltimore closer Craig Kimbrel to give New York a 5-3 lead. That result didn't hold, as the Orioles plated three runs in the bottom of the frame to pull out the victory, but Rice's heroics still stand out. While the rookie is batting just .228 on the campaign, he's shown a flair for the big moment, batting .280 with runners in scoring position and already adding a three-homer game to his big-league resume. Rotowire.com Monday, 1:43 pm
    Ben RiceNYY - C,1B
    4:05 pm vs TB