News and Notes:
- The Cubs have won the Jorge Soler sweepstakes, signing the 20-year old Cuban outfielder to a nine year, $30 million contract.
- Chicago has also come to terms with their first supplemental round pick, right-hander Pierce Johnson.
- Cincinnati reliever Bill Bray is on a rehab assignment at Class-A Dayton.
- Did Jose Valverde cheat in Detroit's Sunday night comeback win over the Reds?
- Tanner Rahier, the Reds' second round pick, has signed at full slot. The Reds took the high school shortstop with the No. 78 pick.
- Pittsburgh has signed their second round pick, catcher Wyatt Mathisen.
- Matt Klassen at FanGraphs has a look at the season so far for the tied-for-first-place Pirates.
|Away||Home||Time||Away Probable||Home Probable|
|Brewers||Royals||7:10||Zach Greinke (7-2)||Luis Mendoza (2-3)|
|Astros||Giants||9:15||Bud Norris (5-3)||Madision Bumgarner (7-4)|
|White Sox||Cardinals||7:15||Adam Wainwright (5-6)||Jose Quintana (1-1)|
|Tigers||Cubs||7:05||Max Scherzer (5-4)||Paul Maholm (4-5)|
|Pirates||Orioles||6:05||Brad Lincoln (3-1)||Wei-Yin Chen (5-2)|
|Indians||Reds||6:10||Jeanmar Gomez (4-4)||Johnny Cueto (6-3)|