July 2016 - Baseball Wiretap

Troy Tulowitzki Suffers Broken Right Thumb

Jul 31, 2016 10:56 PM

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was taken out of Sunday's loss to Baltimore two innings after he was hit on the right hand by a 93-mph fastball from Orioles starter Chris Tillman in the sixth.

Manager John Gibbons said Tulowitzki suffered a broken thumb. The Blue Jays will wait for the swelling to go down before deciding whether to place him on the disabled list.

"A little sore, it obviously got me pretty good,'' Tulowitzki said. "It's blown up.''

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Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Injury, Misc Rumor

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O's Acquire Wade Miley From M's For Pitching Prospect

Jul 31, 2016 10:51 PM

The Baltimore Orioles acquired Wade Miley from the Seattle Mariners on Sunday, giving manager Buck Showalter a veteran left-hander for his rotation.

"Wade Miley is a workhorse, veteran left-handed starter who likes to pitch and compete," said Dan Duquette, the executive vice president of baseball operations for the Orioles. "We think he will contribute to this year's club with some quality innings."

Seattle received left-handed prospect Ariel Miranda, 27, in the trade. The Cuban pitcher has spent most of the year with Triple-A Norfolk and was 4-7 with a 3.93 ERA in 19 starts.

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Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Cardinals Acquire Zack Duke From White Sox

Jul 31, 2016 2:19 PM

The Cardinals bolstered their bullpen for the pennant chase, acquiring left-hander Zach Duke from the White Sox for a minor league outfielder.

Duke has appeared in an AL-leading 53 games this season and is 2-0 with a 2.63 ERA. The 33-year-old has 42 strikeouts in 37 2/3 innings.

The White Sox get 23-year-old outfielder Charlie Tilson, who's batting .282 with four homers, 34 RBIs and 15 stolen bases at Triple-A Memphis.

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Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Yanks Acquire Tyler Clippard From D-Backs

Jul 31, 2016 2:15 PM

The New York Yankees moved quickly to add bullpen help after trading Andrew Miller, acquiring reliever Tyler Clippard from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.

The Diamondbacks received right-hander Vicente Campos in return for Clippard.

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Tags: New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Jonathan Lucroy Vetoes Trade To Cleveland

Jul 31, 2016 2:12 PM

Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy has vetoed a trade to the Cleveland Indians, Milwaukee general manager David Stearns confirmed Sunday.

The Indians were one of eight teams on Lucroy's no-trade list.

"Certainly, if we were at the point where we were strongly considering pursuing a deal, we were pleased with the return," Stearns told reporters, according to MLB.com. "But Jonathan's a very good player, as well, and if he's on our team going forward, we'll be happy to have him."

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Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Yankees Send Andrew Miller To Indians For Prospects

Jul 31, 2016 10:01 AM

The Yankees and Indians have agreed to a deal that will send All-Star reliever Andrew Miller to Cleveland.

The trade was first reported by Fox Sports and confirmed by ESPN.

The Yankees will get a package of four players in return, headed by minor league outfielder Clint Frazier and pitcher Justus Sheffield, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney.

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Tags: New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Colin Rea Injured In Marlins' Debut

Jul 30, 2016 10:25 PM

Right-hander Colin Rea left injured in the fourth inning of his first start with the Marlins on Saturday after being acquired a day earlier from the Padres.

Rea struck out Jedd Gyorko to lead off the fourth inning, then immediately waved to the trainer -- it was not clear what he had injured.

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Tags: Miami Marlins, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Report: Mets Have Made Offer For Jonathan Lucroy

Jul 30, 2016 10:19 PM

Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy was not in the starting lineup for Saturday night's game against the Pirates as Milwaukee considered trade possibilities.

The Mets reportedly have made a 3-player offer to the Brewers for catcher Lucroy and are willing to include a top prospect.

General manager David Stearns and manager Craig Counsell met before the game and decided not to start Lucroy.

"He's progressing on something," Counsell said of Stearns. "We thought it best that [Lucroy] not be in the lineup today.

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Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, New York Mets, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Still No Timetable For Clayton Kershaw's Return

Jul 30, 2016 10:15 PM

Five weeks after he last started a major league game, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw still is not participating in baseball activities.

Kershaw said Tuesday that he intends to pitch again this season as he tries to recover from a herniated disk in his lower back, but no timetable for his return has been set.

"He's just doing core work, the back, strengthening," manager Dave Roberts said. "He hasn't picked up a baseball yet. Hopefully sooner than later, but no baseball activities."

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Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Source: Padres Trade Matt Kemp To Braves For Hector Olivera

Jul 30, 2016 10:10 PM

The Padres have agreed to trade outfielder Matt Kemp to the Braves for third baseman Hector Olivera, a source confirmed to ESPN.

The deal, first reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, will become official once both players have completed their physicals.

The Padres are sending $10.5 million to the Braves as part of the trade, a source said.

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Tags: San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Royals Send Brett Eiber To A's For Billy Burns
Outfielder Billy Burns will be assigned to the Royals' Triple-A affiliate, Omaha.

Press Release

Nats Acquire Closer Mark Melancon From Pirates
The Nationals sent reliever Felipe Rivero and pitching prospect Taylor Hearn to the Pirates.

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Homer Bailey To Make First Start Since Tommy John Surgery
Reds pitcher Homer Bailey will face the Padres on Sunday after being activated from the DL.

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Mets' Terry Collins Tells Players To 'Lighten Up'
Mets manager Terry Collins told his players to stop putting so much pressure on themselves.

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Nationals Willing To Deal Lucas Giolito For Andrew Miller
The Nationals are looking to fortify their bullpen ahead of Monday's non-waiver trade deadline.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Orioles Interested In Erasmo Ramirez
The Orioles would use Ramirez as a starter.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Nationals Have Inquired About Mark Melancon
The Nationals and a number of other clubs have inquired with the Pirates about Mark Melancon.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Cubs Mulling New Translator For Aroldis Chapman
After a rough start with reporters in Chicago, the Cubs are mulling a new translator for Aroldis Chapman.

Jesse Rogers/ESPN

Marlins, Padres Complete Seven-Player Trade
In addition to Andrew Cashner, the Marlins will receive Colin Rea and Tayron Guerrero.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Reds Have Only Received Weak Offers For Jay Bruce
The Reds claim that interest in trading for Jay Bruce has only been moderate this summer.

Zach Buchanan/Cincinnati Enquirer

Phillies Aren't Motivated To Move Jeanmar Gomez
Jeanmar Gomez has a 2.83 ERA in 47 2/3 innings as the club's closer.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Giants Still Focused On Adding Pitching
Despite adding Eduardo Nunez in a trade on Thursday night, the Giants are still focused on acquiring a pitcher before Monday's non-waiver deadline.

Alex Pavlovic/CSN Bay Area

Marlins Acquire Andrew Cashner From Padres
Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that San Diego will also send Colin Rea to the Marlins in the deal.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Giants Acquire Eduardo Nunez From Twins
The Twins receive minor league pitcher Adalberto Nunez from the Giants.

ESPN.com

Royals Attempting To Package Ian Kennedy In Wade Davis Trade
Looking to capitalize on the demand for Wade Davis, the Royals would like to package Ian Kennedy in a deal over the coming days.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Diamondbacks Nearing Daniel Hudson Trade
The Diamondbacks don't expect to finalize a trade involving Daniel Hudson on Thursday, but they are getting heavy interest from three teams.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Astros Aren't In Play For Jonathan Lucroy
Houston's interest in Lucroy was previously overstated, according to a source.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Dee Gordon Apologizes Before Returning To Marlins
Dee Gordon issued an apology addressed to his young fans as he returned to the Marlins from an 80-game suspension for a positive drug test.

Associated Press

Orioles Trying Hard To Get Andrew Casher From Padres
San Diego has also discussed Melvin Upton, Jr. with Baltimore.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Nationals Have Asked Blue Jays About Jose Bautista
The Nationals have called the Blue Jays to ask about the availability of Jose Bautista, reports Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post.

Barry Svrluga/Washington Post