Molina had been sidelined since July after having right thumb
surgery. To make room for him on the roster, the Cardinals optioned
catcher Tony Cruz to Double-A Springfield.
The 32-year-old Molina tore ligaments in the sliding into third base
on July 9 and had the surgery two days later. At the time, he was
batting .287 with seven home runs and 30 RBIs in 83 games and 335
The six-time All-Star went 5-for-6 at the plate with three doubles
and two RBIs in two rehab games with Springfield.
---Colorado Rockies left-handed pitcher Jorge De La Rosa was claimed
and blocked on waivers, meaning he will not be traded prior to
Monday's deadline, CBSSports.com reported.
It is not known which team claimed De La Rosa, but it was apparently
done to block a trade to a possible contender. He apparently will
stay in Colorado though the season.
The Rockies looked to trade De La Rosa before the non-waiver
deadline in July, but he will now head into free agency, where the
Rockies intend to make him a qualifying offer before trying to
De La Rose has a 4.19 ERA and 13-9 record in 154 2/3 innings this
---The New Yankees placed left-handed pitcher Josh Outman on the
25-man roster, one day after acquiring him from the Cleveland
The Indians traded Outman to the Yankees for a player to be named
later or cash considerations.
Outman, 29, was 3-1 with a 4.43 ERA in 23 appearances (one start) at
Triple-A Columbus this season. He will be available out of the
bullpen beginning Friday against the Toronto Blue Jays
The Yankees also designated pitcher Rich Hill for assignment to
clear a spot on the active roster for Outman.
---Seattle Mariners minor league catcher/first baseman Jesus
Montero, on a rehab assignment with short-season Everett at Boise,
went after a cross-checker scout with a bat during Thursday's game
after the scout heckled him.
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According to MiLB.com, Montero went into the stands with a bat after the
scout ordered him to hustle off the field in Spanish and had an ice
cream sandwich sent to him in the dugout.
The cross-checker, who was overseeing other Mariners scouts, was
apparently teasing Montero about his weight. Montero had reported to
spring training 40 pounds overweight. At the time of the incident,
Montero was acting as first base coach.
After exchanging words, Montero had to be physically restrained when he
tried to enter the stands where the scout was sitting while carrying a
bat in his hands. Montero swore at the scout, threw the ice cream
sandwich at him and then was pulled back by Everett pitching coach
Nasusel Cabrera, according to the Boise official scorer.
---Texas Rangers first baseman/outfielder Jim Adduci was placed on the
seven-day concussion disabled list after he slammed his head on the
warning track following a catch in foul territory Thursday night.
To replace Adduci on the active roster, the Rangers purchased the
contract of infielder/outfielder Ryan Rua from Triple-A Round Rock.
Left-hander Derek Holland (left knee) will be reinstated from the 60-day
disabled list Tuesday and will make his first start of the season at
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