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Cards activate Rosenthal from paternity leave 08-31-2015
Trevor Rosenthal P STL
Cardinals activated RHP Trevor Rosenthal from the paternity leave list. Rosenthal missed the Cardinals' weekend series in San Francisco to welcome a new baby girl. The 25-year-old All-Star closer will be back in the St. Louis bullpen for Monday night's series opener against the Nationals at Busch Stadium. He has a 1.52 ERA and 41 saves so far this season for the first-place Cards.
Cardinals option Sam Tuivailala to AAA level 08-31-2015
Sam Tuivailala P STL
Cardinals optioned RHP Sam Tuivailala to Triple-A Memphis. The hard-throwing 22-year-old owns a 1.64 ERA in 11 innings this season at the major league level. He will return to the Cardinals' bullpen after rosters expand.
Steve Johnson expected to join O's on Tues. 08-31-2015
Steve Johnson P BAL
Steve Johnson is expected to join the Orioles on Tuesday.

Roch Kubatko on Twitter
He'll be part of the club's first wave of September callups. Johnson has not appeared in a major league game since 2013, but he boasts a 2.30 ERA, 1.079 WHIP, and 67/16 K/BB ratio in 54 2/3 innings this season at Triple-A Norfolk. The 28-year-old right-hander should do well in a middle relief role over the final month of the 2015 campaign.
Freese (finger) could be activated on Monday 08-31-2015
David Freese 3B LAA
David Freese (finger) will join the Angels on Monday in Oakland and could be activated from the disabled list.

Orange County Register
Freese has been playing in rehab games with Triple-A Salt Lake for the past week with no lingering discomfort in his right index finger. He suffered a non-displaced fracture of that finger back in late July. Angels third basemen have hit a combined .183 with two homers in 36 games with Freese on the shelf, so he should return to a starting gig.
Michael Taylor (knee) goes 2-for-4 in return 08-31-2015
Michael A. Taylor CF WAS
Michael Taylor (knee) went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in his return to the Nationals' lineup Sunday. Taylor was held out for a couple games after bruising his right knee. The young outfielder is going to be an important player for the second-place Nationals down the stretch with Denard Span (hip) now ruled out for the remainder of the 2015 season. Taylor, 24, is batting .243/.292/.391 with 13 home runs and 15 stolen bases in 111 games this year at the major league level.
Yans put in waiver claim on David Robertson 08-31-2015
David Robertson P CWS
According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Yankees have claimed David Robertson off revocable waivers.

CBS Sports
Now the Yankees and White Sox have until Monday at 2 p.m. ET to work something out. Heyman says there is "no evidence of trade talks between the teams," though New York would undoubtedly love a reunion with the 30-year-old reliever. Robertson has registered a 2.60 ERA, 0.88 WHIP, and 71/11 K/BB ratio in 52 innings this season for Chicago. He signed a four-year, $46 million free agent contract last winter.
Yelich (knee) hits pinch-hit single vs. Nats 08-31-2015
Christian Yelich LF MIA
Christian Yelich (knee, ankle) hit a pinch-hit single in the Marlins' loss to the Nationals on Sunday. Yelich hadn't appeared in a game for the Fish since re-injuring his right knee and fouling a ball off his ankle last Wednesday. The 23-year-old outfielder should be ready to return to everyday action this week.