Baseball Shots Of The Week – June 24, 2014

1. Oakland Athletics (47-29)
1. Oakland Athletics (47-29)
The A's acquired southpaw Brad Mills for one dollar. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A's reinstated outfielder Josh Reddick from the disabled list and placed first baseman Kyle Blanks on the 15-day DL.
2. Milwaukee Brewers (47-30)
2. Milwaukee Brewers (47-30)
Milwaukee entered the weekend with the largest divisional lead in the NL. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Carlos Gomez ended his on-base streak at 35 games.
3. Toronto Blue Jays (42-35)
3. Toronto Blue Jays (42-35)
Between a recent losing streak and R.A. Dickey missing a start, the Jays didn't have a great week. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)

Brett Lawrie is headed for the disabled list after he fractured his right index finger.
4. San Francisco Giants (45-30)
4. San Francisco Giants (45-30)
The Giants' slump continues. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Giants placed Ehire Adrianza on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.
5. Los Angeles Dodgers (42-35)
5. Los Angeles Dodgers (42-35)
Clayton Kershaw dominated in his no hitter. Now the question is when will he throw another? (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Kershaw's first career no-hitter, has earned him National League Player of the Week honors.
6. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (41-33)
6. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (41-33)
Matt Shoemaker (surprisingly) has the best strikeout-to-walk ratio going in the Angels rotation. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Angels released veteran designated hitter Raul Ibanez on Saturday.
7. St. Louis Cardinals (41-35)
7. St. Louis Cardinals (41-35)
Carlos Martinez's first start this season wasn't great, but what did you expect? (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Cardinals announced that right-hander Michael Wacha and left-hander Jaime Garcia were headed to the disabled list.
8. Detroit Tigers (40-32)
8. Detroit Tigers (40-32)
J.D. Martinez has a been a quality pickup thus far. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

J.D. Martinez was named the American League Player of the Week.
9. New York Yankees (39-35)
9. New York Yankees (39-35)
Masahiro Tanaka is better than we expected. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The Yankees unveiled a plaque dedicated to Rich "Goose" Gossage to be installed in Monument Park.
10. Kansas City Royals (39-36)
10. Kansas City Royals (39-36)
The Royals followed up a winning streak with a losing streak, but they still move up the list a few spots. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is day-to-day because of a bruised left shin.
11. Seattle Mariners (40-36)
11. Seattle Mariners (40-36)
Brad Miller might be working his way out of his prolonged funk: he's already got more XBH in June than he had in all of May. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Mariners completed a three-game sweep of the Royals over the weekend.
12. Washington Nationals (39-35)
12. Washington Nationals (39-35)
The Nats entered the weekend with three relievers who had sub-2 ERAs. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

After the death of Tony Gywnn, Stephen Strasburg says he made a decision to quit chewing tobacco.
13. Atlanta Braves (38-37)
13. Atlanta Braves (38-37)
Juan Jaime can throw hard, he just can't control where it's going. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Evan Gattis extended Major League Baseball's longest current hitting streak to 20 games.
14. Baltimore Orioles (39-35)
14. Baltimore Orioles (39-35)
Kevin Gausman with another quality outing. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Orioles have signed left-hander Randy Wolf to a Minor League contract.
15. Miami Marlins (37-38)
15. Miami Marlins (37-38)
Andrew Heaney doesn't have elite stuff, but he should be a quality starter for the Fish. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Marlins second baseman Rafael Furcal, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday, has been diagnosed with a Grade 3 left hamstring strain.
16. Cleveland Indians (37-39)
16. Cleveland Indians (37-39)
Perhaps that walkoff home run is what Nick Swisher needs to get going. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Indians optioned McAllister to Triple-A Columbus and recalled reliever Vinnie Pestano.
17. Texas Rangers (35-40)
17. Texas Rangers (35-40)
If the Rangers sell at the deadline, don't be surprised if someone jumps on Jason Frasor. (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./Getty Images)

Yu Darvish would be able to pitch an inning in the All-Star Game if he is selected to be part of the American League pitching staff.
18. Pittsburgh Pirates (37-38)
18. Pittsburgh Pirates (37-38)
Jason Grilli's rough stretch continues. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Gregory Polanco's franchise-best 11-game career-opening hit streak came to an end on Sunday,
19. Cincinnati Reds (37-37)
19. Cincinnati Reds (37-37)
Who had Alfredo Simon being the first Reds pitcher to reach 10 wins? (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Brandon Phillips came out in the fifth inning of Sunday's game against the Blue Jays with a bruised right heel.
20. Minnesota Twins (36-38)
20. Minnesota Twins (36-38)
Eduardo Escobar's offense has been a pleasant surprise. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire was ejected by home-plate umpire D.J. Reyburn for arguing balls and strikes during the third inning of Sunday's game against the White Sox.
21. Chicago White Sox (35-41)
21. Chicago White Sox (35-41)
The White Sox bullpen has been an underrated mess. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Adam Dunn hit a three-run homer and Jose Abreu rocketed a two-run shot, his 20th, to help Chris Sale and the White Sox knock off the Giants, 7-6.
22. Colorado Rockies (34-41)
22. Colorado Rockies (34-41)
Being no-hit tops the list of things going wrong for Colorado. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Troy Tulowitzki of the Rockies have been named captains for the 2014 Gillette Home Run Derby.
23. Boston Red Sox (35-41)
23. Boston Red Sox (35-41)
The Red Sox blew a lead against the A's on Sunday, yet held on anyway. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Shane Victorino resumed his Minor League rehab assignment after being slowed for a few days by soreness in his right hamstring.
24. New York Mets (35-41)
24. New York Mets (35-41)
Bartolo Colon at the plate never ceases to amuse. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Jacob deGrom struck out seven in seven innings for a 4-0 victory over the Marlins.
25. Houston Astros (33-44)
25. Houston Astros (33-44)
Don't be shocked when Jose Veras pops up in the Astros' bullpen. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Astros second baseman Jose Altuve jumped up to fourth among American League second basemen in All-Star voting.
26. Tampa Bay Rays (31-46)
26. Tampa Bay Rays (31-46)
Another rough injury for the Rays, who lose David DeJesus for at least a few weeks. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

David Price recorded his 1,000th career strikeout on Friday night.
27. Philadelphia Phillies (34-40)
27. Philadelphia Phillies (34-40)
Ryan Howard isn't what he used to be, though he still leads the Phils in home runs. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

The Phillies honored Jimmy Rollins for setting the team's all-time hit record.
28. San Diego Padres (32-44)
28. San Diego Padres (32-44)
If the Padres just had a little hitting they'd be one of this year's surprise teams. They can pitch. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

The San Diego Padres fired executive vice president/general manager Josh Byrnes over the weekend.
29. Arizona Diamondbacks (32-47)
29. Arizona Diamondbacks (32-47)
On the latest episode of the D'backs throwing at another hitter... (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

D-backs designated J.J. Putz for assignment, meaning they have 10 days to waive, trade or release him.
30. Chicago Cubs (31-42)
30. Chicago Cubs (31-42)
Expect Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to be dealt any week now. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Catcher Welington Castillo was activated from the disabled list.
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