Baseball Shots Of The Week – June 10, 2014

1. San Francisco Giants (42-21)
1. San Francisco Giants (42-21)
Brandon Hicks has one of the weirder lines going. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

David Huff was designated for assignment to clear room on the roster for Matt Cain.
2. Oakland Athletics (39-24)
2. Oakland Athletics (39-24)
Sean Doolittle's strikeout-to-walk ratio is insane. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

The A's walked11 times against the Orioles and Brandon Moss hit a grand slam for an 11-1 win.
3. Toronto Blue Jays (38-26)
3. Toronto Blue Jays (38-26)
The Jays continue their hot run. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Colby Rasmus will start his rehab assignment at designated hitter when he joins Triple-A Buffalo.
4. Milwaukee Brewers (38-26)
4. Milwaukee Brewers (38-26)
Khris Davis has rebounded from a rough start. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Brewers reliever Tyler Thornburg is on the 15-day disabled list with a sore right elbow.
5. Detroit Tigers (33-26)
5. Detroit Tigers (33-26)
At what point do we get a little concerned about Justin Verlander? (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said he is sticking with Joe Nathan in the closer's role.
6. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (34-28)
6. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (34-28)
Chris Iannetta is having another nice season for the Angels. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Mike Trout hit a game-tying grand slam off of Chris Sale in the eighth inning and Erick Aybar hit a two-out RBI single as the Angels beat the White Sox, 6-5.
7. Baltimore Orioles (31-30)
7. Baltimore Orioles (31-30)
Who had Chris Davis entering June with fewer than 10 home runs?(Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is planning to see Dr. James Andrews this week.
8. St. Louis Cardinals (34-31)
8. St. Louis Cardinals (34-31)
Remember when we thought Carlos Martinez and Trevor Rosenthal were unbeatable? (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Kolten Wong remained out of the Cardinals' lineup for the third straight day trying to let his left shoulder heal.
9. Atlanta Braves (32-29)
9. Atlanta Braves (32-29)
Shae Simmons has been impressive during his brief time in the majors. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Craig Kimbrel blew his third of the season and the Braves lost to the D-backs 4-3 in 11 innings.
10. New York Yankees (31-31)
10. New York Yankees (31-31)
Masahiro Tanaka is better than expected. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Derek Jeter is maintaining his lead as the top vote-getter at shortstop (1,376,054) in the AL All-Star voting.
11. Washington Nationals (32-29)
11. Washington Nationals (32-29)
How the Nationals rearrange the order once Bryce Harper returns will be interesting. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Jordan Zimmermann was named the National League Player of the Week.
12. Miami Marlins (33-30)
12. Miami Marlins (33-30)
Henderson Alvarez continues to pitch well at home. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

The Marlins snapped their four-game win streak, when they lost to the Cubs 5-3 in 13 innings.
13. Los Angeles Dodgers (33-31)
13. Los Angeles Dodgers (33-31)
Yasiel Puig is a fantastic player, occasional antics or not. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Scott Van Slyke hit two home runs and drove in four RBIs in a 6-2 win over the Reds.
14. Chicago White Sox (31-33)
14. Chicago White Sox (31-33)
The White Sox continue to play better than anticipated. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Getty Images)

Adam Dunn hit his 450th career home run against the Angels.
15. Texas Rangers (31-32)
15. Texas Rangers (31-32)
The Alexi Ogando news stinks for the Rangers. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

Mitch Moreland will have ankle reconstruction surgery and is expected to miss about three months.
16. Seattle Mariners (33-29)
16. Seattle Mariners (33-29)
Nick Franklin isn't making Jack Zduriencik's job any easier. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Felix Hernandez was named American League Player of the Week on Monday after striking out 23 batters with just one walk in a pair of Seattle wins.
17. Kansas City Royals (31-32)
17. Kansas City Royals (31-32)
Danny Duffy has been a pleasant surprise. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

The Royals sent Justin Marks to the Oakland Athletics on Friday for cash.
18. Minnesota Twins (29-32)
18. Minnesota Twins (29-32)
Kurt Suzuki's offense has fallen off after a hot start. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

The Twins signed shortstop Nick Gordon, their top pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, for $3,851,000.
19. Cleveland Indians (32-31)
19. Cleveland Indians (32-31)
Josh Tomlin has pitched better than expected. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Nick Swisher is scheduled to take part in a Minor League rehab assignment with Double-A Akron on Tuesday and Wednesday. He has been on the 15-day disabled list due to a left knee injury.
20. Pittsburgh Pirates (29-33)
20. Pittsburgh Pirates (29-33)
Maybe this is the year the Pirates extend Neil Walker. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Neil Walker underwent an appendectomy on Monday and had to be placed on the 15-day disabled list.
21. Colorado Rockies (29-33)
21. Colorado Rockies (29-33)
Colorado's descent continues. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Carlos Gonzalez is set to undergo exploratory surgery on his left index finger.
22. Cincinnati Reds (29-32)
22. Cincinnati Reds (29-32)
Todd Frazier continues his unheralded season. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Joey Votto went 1-for-3 in his first rehab assignment.
23. New York Mets (28-35)
23. New York Mets (28-35)
Don't panic: Rafael Montero should return to the majors soon. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

David Wright has taken the lead in the All-Star voting for third base in the National League.
24. San Diego Padres (28-35)
24. San Diego Padres (28-35)
Jesse Hahn's debut didn't go too well, but if he stays healthy he could become a middle-of-the-rotation starter. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Johnny Manziel was drafted by San Diego with the 837th overall pick in the 28th round of the First-Year Player Draft.
25. Boston Red Sox (28-34)
25. Boston Red Sox (28-34)
You wonder how much longer Grady Sizemore has in Boston. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Clay Buchholz will start a Minor League rehab start later this week.
26. Houston Astros (28-36)
26. Houston Astros (28-36)
Jonathan Singleton's long-term contract extension nets him security. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Astros hit four homers, including two grand slams to cruise over the Twins, 14-5 at Target Field.
27. Arizona Diamondbacks (28-37)
27. Arizona Diamondbacks (28-37)
A.J. Pollock had been having a fantastic season, too. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

D-backs activated J.J. Putz from the 15-day disabled list.
28. Tampa Bay Rays (24-40)
28. Tampa Bay Rays (24-40)
The Rays suffer another setback, with Wil Myers out for the next two months. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Rays designated reliever Josh Lueke for assignment and recalled right-hander Kirby Yates from Triple-A Durham.
29. Philadelphia Phillies (25-36)
29. Philadelphia Phillies (25-36)
Cody Asche has turned it around offensively. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Phillies placed Mike Adams on the disabled list with inflammation in his right rotator cuff.
30. Chicago Cubs (25-35)
30. Chicago Cubs (25-35)
You gotta figure Jeff Samardzija could be on the move soon. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Ryan Sweeney began a Minor League rehab assignment Monday after being on the DL since May 3.
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