* Ozzie Guillen revealed yesterday that "the goal" is for Jake Peavy to come off the disabled list and join the White Sox's rotation as soon as August 28 against the Yankees. Peavy, who was acquired from the Padres at the trading deadline for Aaron Poreda, Clayton Richard, and two other prospects, has been on the DL since June 8 with a torn ankle tendon.
* Reds pitching coach Dick Pole tried to put a good spin on Edinson Volquez undergoing Tommy John elbow surgery by noting that "it seems invariably that anybody who has that surgery comes back throwing better than they do before." While true in plenty of cases, Francisco Liriano is a prime example of why "throwing better than they do before" is hardly guaranteed.
* Daniel Cabrera's mid-90s fastball, non-existent control, and 5.09 career ERA has landed him a minor-league deal with the Diamondbacks. Cabrera will build up his arm strength at Triple-A in the hopes of joining Arizona's rotation, but he's 28 years old and has never posted a better-than-average ERA, so it may be time to see if he can throw a few more strikes as a full-time reliever.
* Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports that 16-year-old Dominican free agent Miguel Angel Sano has been talking with several teams, but hasn't started negotiating a signing bonus yet and "would prefer to wait a bit, maybe a month or so, for the market to materialize." According to various sources, the Pirates have been the front-runners for Sano this entire time.