April 29, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Santiago Casilla (46) and third baseman Pablo Sandoval (48, back) celebrate after the game against the San Diego Padres at AT&T Park. The Giants defeated the Padres 6-0. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

National League West Movers & Shakers June 2014: Transactions and injury updates


Below are the June 2014 Movers & Shakers, transactions and injury updates around the National League West.

The Giants are currently first in the NLW and hold the best record in baseball at 42-22. The Dodgers are 8.5 games back and the Rockies are 12.5 games back of the Giants.

 

San Francisco Giants (42-22, 1st in NLW – best record in MLB)

 

Injury/DL Updates June 2014

Name
Date
Status
Due Back
Injury
Notes
Brandon Belt6/10/1415-day DLLate JuneBroken left thumbTook grounders at first base on June 9.
Santiago Casilla6/10/1415-day DLLate JuneRight hamstring strainThrew bullpen session June 5; will begin rehab assignment in San Jose Class A Advanced Thursday.

 

Official Transactions

Date
Transaction
6/6/14San Francisco Giants activated RHP Matt Cain from the 15-day disabled list.
6/6/14San Francisco Giants designated LHP David Huff for assignment.

 

Los Angeles Dodgers (34-31, 2nd in NLW)

 

Injury/DL Updates June 2014

Name
Date
Status
Due Back
Injury
Notes
Juan Uribe6/9/1415-day DLTBDRight hamstring strainTook infield and BP on June 4; running as of June 9
A.J. Ellis6/9/1415-day DLPossibly mid-JuneSprained right anklePlaced on 15-day DL on May 26, retroactive to May 25; ran bases June 8.
Chris Withrow6/8/1460-day DL2015Recovery from June 2014 Tommy John surgeryOut for season
Carl Crawford6/9/1415-day DLPossibly JuneLeft ankle sprainRunning on the field but not yet on the basepaths as of June 9 update.
Chad Billingsley6/8/1460-day DLPossibly late JuneTommy John surgery (April)Recovering from April 2013 Tommy John surgery

 

Official Transactions

Date
Transaction
6/20/14Los Angeles Dodgers signed RHP Albert Vanegas.
6/19/14Los Angeles Dodgers signed C Mikel Whiting.
6/18/14Los Angeles Dodgers signed free agent RHP Vaughn Hayward to a minor league contract.
6/17/14Los Angeles Dodgers signed RHP Grant Holmes.
6/17/14Los Angeles Dodgers signed RHP Carson Baranik.
6/16/14Los Angeles Dodgers signed RHP Trevor Oaks.
6/16/14Los Angeles Dodgers signed 2B Jimmy Allen.
6/15/14Los Angeles Dodgers signed RHP Harlan Richter.
6/14/14Los Angeles Dodgers signed LHP Alex Verdugo.
6/14/14Los Angeles Dodgers placed 3B Chone Figgins on the 15-day disabled list. left quad strain
6/14/14Los Angeles Dodgers recalled Carlos Triunfel from Albuquerque Isotopes.
6/13/14Los Angeles Dodgers optioned C Tim Federowicz to Albuquerque Isotopes.
6/13/14Los Angeles Dodgers activated C A.J. Ellis from the 15-day disabled list.
6/11/14Los Angeles Dodgers signed RHP Ryan Taylor.
6/11/14Los Angeles Dodgers signed SS Osvaldo Vela.
6/11/14os Angeles Dodgers signed free agent SS Angel Sanchez to a minor league contract.
6/11/14Los Angeles Dodgers signed SS Kelvin Ramos.
6/11/14os Angeles Dodgers signed OF Devan Ahart.
6/10/14eles Dodgers signed SS Tyler Wampler.
6/09/14Los Angeles Dodgers signed OF Devan Ahart.
6/09/14Los Angeles Dodgers signed 1B Scott De Jong.
6/09/14Los Angeles Dodgers signed RHP Karch Kowalczyk.
6/09/14Los Angeles Dodgers signed LHP Colin Hering.
6/8/14Los Angeles Dodgers sent RHP Chad Billingsley on a rehab assignment to Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.
6/6/14Los Angeles Dodgers optioned SS Erisbel Arruebarrena to Albuquerque Isotopes.
6/6/14Los Angeles Dodgers selected the contract of SS Miguel Rojas from Albuquerque Isotopes.
6/6/14Los Angeles Dodgers transferred RHP Chris Withrow from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Torn right ulnar collateral ligament
6/5/14Los Angeles Dodgers optioned SS Erisbel Arruebarrena to Albuquerque Isotopes.

 

Colorado Rockies (29-34, 3rd in NLW)

 

Injury/DL Updates June 2014

Name
Date
Status
Due back
Injury
Notes
Brett Anderson6/5/1460-day DLEarly JulyFractured left index fingerHad pins removed from finger May 27; playing catch as of June 4 update.
Nolan Arenado 6/7/1415-day DLTBDLeft middle finger mallet fractureTaking one-handed swings with right hand as of June 7 update.
Eddie Butler6/9/1415-day DLTBDRight rotator cuff inflammationPlaced on 15-day DL on June 9.
Tyler Chatwood6/7/1460-day DLPossibly late JulyRight flexor tendon strainWas scheduled to throw first bullpen session June 6.
Michael Cuddyer6/10/1415-day DLTBDLeft shoulder strainPlaced on 15-day DL on June 9, retroactive to June 6.
Carlos Gonzalez6/9/1415-day DLTBDLeft index finger inflammationScheduled to undergo exploratory finger surgery June 10.
Boone Logan6/5/1415-day DLTBDLeft elbow inflammationPlaced on 15-day DL on June 5.
Jordan Lyles6/5/1415-day DLTBDFractured left handPlaced on 15-day DL on June 5.

 

Official Transactions

Date
Transaction
6/02/14Colorado Rockies signed free agent RHP Mike McClendon to a minor league contract.
6/04/14Colorado Rockies designated C Jordan Pacheco for assignment.
6/04/14Colorado Rockies recalled Ryan Wheeler from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
6/04/14Colorado Rockies recalled Michael McKenry from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
6/04/14Colorado Rockies placed LF Carlos Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list. Left index finger inflammation.
6/05/14Colorado Rockies recalled Chris Martin from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
6/05/14Colorado Rockies placed RHP Jordan Lyles on the 15-day disabled list. Fractured third metatarsal in left hand
6/05/14Colorado Rockies placed LHP Boone Logan on the 15-day disabled list. Left elbow inflammation.
6/06/14Colorado Rockies selected the contract of RHP Eddie Butler from Tulsa Drillers.
6/09/14Colorado Rockies placed RF Michael Cuddyer on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 6, 2014. Left Shoulder Strain
6/09/14Colorado Rockies placed RHP Eddie Butler on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 7, 2014. right rotator cuff inflammation
6/09/14Colorado Rockies recalled Chad Bettis from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
6/09/14Colorado Rockies selected the contract of RHP Christian Bergman from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
6/09/14Colorado Rockies designated RHP Wilton Lopez for assignment.

 

San Diego Padres (28-35, 4th in NLW)

 

Injury/DL Updates June 2014

Name
Date
Status
Due back
Injury
Notes
Robert Erlin6/4/1415-day DLTBDLeft elbow sorenessMRI revealed no structural damage June 2; not yet throwing as of June 4 update.
Jedd Gyorko6/6/1415-day DLTBDPlantar fasciitis in left footPlaced on 15-day DL on June 6, retroactive to June 4.
Cory Luebke6/6/14Out for season2015Recovering from February 2014 Tommy John surgeryDoing shoulder work as part of rehab process as of May 27 update.

 

Official Transactions

Date
Transaction
6/01/14San Diego Padres signed free agent 1B Cody Overbeck to a minor league contract.
6/03/14San Diego Padres selected the contract of LHP Jason Lane from El Paso Chihuahuas.
6/03/14San Diego Padres optioned RHP Donn Roach to El Paso Chihuahuas.
6/03/14San Diego Padres placed LHP Eric Stults on the bereavement list.
6/03/14San Diego Padres recalled RHP Jesse Hahn from San Antonio Missions.
6/04/14San Diego Padres recalled Jace Peterson from El Paso Chihuahuas.
6/04/14San Diego Padres optioned Jesse Hahn to San Antonio Missions.
6/04/14San Diego Padres placed 2B Jedd Gyorko on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 4, 2014. Left foot plantar fasciitis.
6/04/14San Diego Padres activated LHP Eric Stults from the bereavement list.
6/06/14San Diego Padres activated RHP Andrew Cashner from the 15-day disabled list.
6/06/14San Diego Padres designated LHP Jason Lane for assignment.
6/07/14San Diego Padres signed free agent DH Leudy Molina to a minor league contract.
6/10/14San Diego Padres sent Jason Lane outright to El Paso Chihuahuas.

 

Arizona Diamondbacks (29-38, 5th in NLW)

 

Injury/DL Updates June 2014

Name
Date
Status
Due back
Injury
Notes
Eric Chavez6/9/1415-day DLTBDSprained left kneePlaced on 15-day DL on June 9.
Daniel Hudson6/10/1415-day DLPossibly 2014Recovering from June 2013 Tommy John surgeryThrew bullpen session June 10.
Cliff Pennington6/10/1415-day DLPossibly JulySprained left thumb ligamentUnderwent surgery to repair thumb ligament June 4.
A.J. Pollock6/4/1415-day DLTBDFractured fourth metacarpel on right handPlaced on 15-day DL on June 1; underwent surgery June 2.
Matt Reynolds6/10/1460-day DLPossibly SeptemberRecovering from September 2013 Tommy John surgeryThrew bullpen session June 10.
Mark Trumbo6/10/1415-day DLPossibly JulyStress fracture in left footBegan taking regular batting practice June 7.

 

Official Transactions

Date
Transaction
6/01/14Arizona Diamondbacks selected the contract of OF David Peralta from Mobile BayBears.
6/01/14 Arizona Diamondbacks placed CF A.J. Pollock on the 15-day disabled list. Fractured right hand
6/01/14Arizona Diamondbacks placed CF A.J. Pollock on the 15-day disabled list. Fractured fourth metacarpel
6/01/14 Arizona Diamondbacks transferred LHP Matt Reynolds from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Recovering from September 2013 Tommy John surgery
6/03/14Arizona Diamondbacks placed SS Cliff Pennington on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 2, 2014. Left thumb sprain
6/03/14Arizona Diamondbacks recalled Didi Gregorius from Reno Aces.
6/05/14Arizona Diamondbacks sent RHP J.J. Putz on a rehab assignment to Reno Aces.
6/09/14Arizona Diamondbacks placed 3B Eric Chavez on the 15-day disabled list. Sprained left knee
6/09/14Arizona Diamondbacks activated RHP J.J. Putz from the 15-day disabled list.
6/09/14Arizona Diamondbacks recalled RHP Will Harris from Reno Aces.
6/09/14Arizona Diamondbacks designated RHP Trevor Cahill for assignment.

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