THURSDAY: Mets GM Sandy Alderson implied that Colon isn’t likely to be dealt as it stands right now, given the current state of trade talks, tweets Rubin. “I would say right now there’s a lot less going on than some people speculate,” said Alderson. That quote meshes with a tweet from Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, who heard from a Dodgers source that it was “doubtful” the team would make a move for Colon with Hyun-jin Ryu nearing a return from the DL. WEDNESDAY, 10:21pm: The Dodgers seem not to have serious interest in adding Colon, according to a tweet from Peter Gammons of GammonsDaily.com. The lack of pressing demand may make it difficult for the Mets to achieve their asking price on the veteran hurler; the team is “looking for quality prospects in return,” one executive tells Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com (Twitter link).
Cincinnati’s proficiency on the bases helped accomplish something in Thursday’s 7-2 victory over the Cubs that they hadn’t done in more than eight years.
The Royals have claimed infielder Jayson Nix off waivers from the Pirates, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star tweets. Nix was designated for assignment by Pittsburgh on Monday. Nix, 31, has bounced around a good deal this year, and will now join his fourth organization on the season. He brings plenty of positional versatility to the table, though his lifetime .214/.284/.347 triple-slash does not give much reason for significant expectations. On the year, Nix has slashed .133/.188/.173 in 82 big league plate appearances.
While some fantasy owners are anticipating the arrival of Minor Leaguers after Sept. 1, smart owners will scour their waiver wire for safer options who can help right away. This is not the time of the season for speculative additions. Instead, owners should be focused on adding reliable producers who will back up their star assets during the final weeks of the season.
Tim Hudson briefly felt confused when Giants manager Bruce Bochy approached him in the dugout after Wednesday night’s sixth inning. Then other Giants players approached the right-hander for more handshakes. Hudson then realized that they were congratulating him for recording his 2,000th career strikeout.
After giving the Giants a temporary lead in the seventh inning, Buster Posey sealed the outcome Wednesday night by clobbering a two-run, ninth-inning homer to lift the Giants to a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies.
Hector Santiago continued his recent hot streak and three Angels had multi-hit games in a 6-1 win over the Marlins on Wednesday night at Angel Stadium. The Angels (79-53) posted their 11th win in their last 14 games and remained one game ahead of Oakland in the American League West.
Through his first three seasons at the Major League level, Andrelton Simmons has routinely trumped some of his gems that originally seemed impossible to top, but it’ll be tough for the shortstop to best what he did to end the eighth of the Braves’ 3-2 win on Wednesday.
Jose Abreu drove in a pair of runs, including the go-ahead tally in the seventh inning, as the White Sox slipped by the Indians, 3-2, on Wednesday night at U.S. Cellular Field.
Jorge Soler homered in his first at-bat in the second inning of the Cubs’ 7-5 loss to the Reds, hitting a 423-foot blast to center off starter Mat Latos. He’s the first Cubs player to hit a home run in his first at-bat since Starlin Castro did so May 7, 2010, also at Great American Ball Park.