Jake Arrieta is almost certainly going to be shut down for the remainder of this season so he can have elbow surgery. ... Mark Reynolds hit a three-run home run and starter Alfredo Simon allowed just one run on four hits in Tuesday night's 8-2 win over the Royals. ... The Orioles released Justin Duchscherer. ... The Ravens signed center Casey Rabach to a two-year contract. ... Marc Bulger has decided to retire instead of backup up Joe Flacco. ... Todd Heap, who was caught off guard when the Ravens released him, wants to take the Cardinals "back to the top."