Cory Gearrin was traded to the Texas Rangers on  Sunday. (Scott Kane/AP)

Cory Gearrin was traded to the Texas Rangers on Sunday. (Scott Kane/AP)

Player movement dominates day

Roster moves, they’re everywhere.

With NBA Free Agency in full swing and the MLB All Star Break mere days away, players are being shuffled around at a breakneck pace.

Here’s a rundown of the moves that affect Bay Area teams and players:


— Reliever Cory Gearrin was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right shoulder a day after he left a slider high in the zone that Nolan Arenado crushed for a three-run home run.

“Ideally I’d love to place all the bullpen guys, during the course of the year, on the two-week DL to let them freshen up,” manager Bruce Bochy said before Wednesday’s game.

The righty with a mean mug on the mound isn’t expected to miss more than the minimum on the shelf. Albert Suarez was called up from Triple A Sacramento to fill his roster spot.

 Starter Matt Cain (hamstring) will make two more rehab starts before they consider adding him back to the active roster. The first will be on Friday in Sacramento.

 Outfielder Hunter Pence (hamstring) has taken batting practice and will have a rehab schedule mapped out by the beginning of next week.

 Third baseman Matt Duffy (achilles) started taking ground balls earlier this week, and has progressed to running on the treadmill.

 First baseman Brandon Belt is hoping to be added to the All-Star roster, but should not expect his manager to support him in the social media voting contest.

“No, I don’t know how to,” Bochy said.


 The Golden State Warriors signed rookie Patrick McCaw, who they drafted after buying the Milwaukee Bucks’ second-round pick, and agreed to a contract with the team on Wednesday. He’ll have a base salary of $543,471, according to Spotrac.

 The Dubs added Mike Brown as an assistant coach to replace Luke Walton, who left to become the head man for the Lakers.

— With the addition of Kevin Durant, Festus Ezeli became an unrestricted free agent.

On Wednesday, he met with the Portland Trail Blazers and they’ll work together to see if there is a fit, according to a report from CSN NW.

Karl Buscheck contributed to this report.

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