Fox’s Jon Morosi reports that the Tigers are having “ongoing discussions” with the Rangers regarding Joakim Soria.
Morosi says that the Tigers are looking to keep Joe Nathan the closer, so any bullpen help they get — and they need bullpen help — will be from guys who aren’t hellbent on being a closer. That rules out Huston Street, but keeps Soria and perhaps old friend Joaquin Benoit in the mix.
Soria is having a nice season, posting a 2.67 ERA and 40/4 K/BB ratio over 30 and a third innings.
Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports that Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a Grade 1 strain of his hamstring. Rodriguez apparently suffered the injury during Tuesday’s altercation with the Dodgers which featured Yasiel Puig and Nick Hundley.
Rodriguez, 22, has been having an outstanding rookie season, posting a 2.25 ERA with a 65/19 K/BB ratio in 80 innings across 12 starts and two relief appearances.
Casey Kelly will start in Rodriguez’s place against the Reds on Friday.