Indians: Cleveland is one of the few teams looking for offensive help before the trade deadline. With Lonnie Chisenhall and Jason Kipnis on the DL for a few more weeks, the Indians need a bat. One player they reportedly are interested in is former Twin Eduardo Nunez, who is with the Giants.
Royals: Third baseman Mike Moustakas had 26 home runs through Friday, putting him on pace for 43. That easily would break the club record of 36 by Steve Balboni in 1985. Kansas City is the only team whose home run record is lower than 40.
Tigers: Notice that outfielder JaCoby Jones is not with the Tigers this weekend at Target Field. Jones was hit in the face by a Justin Haley pitch on April22, forcing him to miss a month. He returned on May 27 and played six games before being sent to Class AAA Toledo. He's hit .221 in 36 games since the demotion.
White Sox: Get ready for a run of top White Sox prospects making their debuts. Second baseman Yoan Moncada was the first on Wednesday, and his arrival led to 5,000 walk-up ticket sales in Chicago. General Manager Rick Hahn has traded veterans for an impressive haul of young talent that should have the team contending in a couple of years.