MLB rumors roundup for July 1


There may be only a little bit of afternoon action on the field today, thanks to just four day games on the major league schedule for Wednesday, but the rumor mill continues to operate at full steam for the first day of July. Here's a quick look at a few of the more interesting stories making the rounds today.

  • Colby Rasmus: The Houston Astros' outfielder may not be able to travel with the team as they begin a road trip after having to be hospitalized with an infection in his left wrist that apparently struck Rasmus as a result of a bug bite.

  • Ervin Santana: The pitcher should be back on the mound for the Minnesota Twins in Kansas City against the Royals on Sunday after Santana threw eight shutout innings on Tuesday in his final minor league start before he is eligible to return from his suspension.

  • Los Angeles Angels: As ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick reports, Jerry DiPoto is definitely out as the team's general manager, "amid an ongoing rift with manager Mike Scioscia that the two sides seemed unable to resolve."

  • Philadelphia Phillies: After having a very short time to deal with the surprise resignation of manager Ryne Sandberg, the team has announced that Pete Mackanin will indeed remain with the club for the rest of the season as the team's interim skipper. Ron Gardenhire, Bud Black and Jim Thome are among the early names being floated as potential 2016 managers for the Phillies.