July 2018 - Baseball Wiretap

Brewers Trade For Jonathan Schoop

Jul 31, 2018 4:54 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired Jonathan Schoop from the Baltimore Orioles.

Schoop, 26, was hitting .244 with 17 home runs and 40 RBIs for the Orioles this season.

Schoop was an All-Star in 2017.

Milwaukee (62-47) entered Tuesday's action one game behind the first-place Chicago Cubs in the NL Central.



Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Pirates Acquire Chris Archer From Rays

Jul 31, 2018 4:41 PM

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded for Chris Archer while sending back Austin Meadows and Tyler Glasnow to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Archer is 3-5 with a 4.31 ERA in 17 starts this season. He will be a front-line starter in a Pirates rotation that already includes Jameson Taillon.

Archer is a two-time All-Star. 


Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Tampa Bay Rays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Dodgers Acquire Brian Dozier From Twins For Logan Forsythe

Jul 31, 2018 4:39 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have traded for Brian Dozier from the Minnesota Twins for Logan Forsythe.

Dozier, who was the fifth player traded by the Twins in the last five days, is batting just .224 but has 16 home runs and 52 RBIs this season.

Dozier will become a free agent this winter.


Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Phillies Acquire Wilson Ramos From Rays

Jul 31, 2018 3:32 PM

The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired Wilson Ramos from the Tampa Bay Rays.

Ramos is batting .297 with 14 home runs this season for the Rays. 

Ramos was an All-Star this season.

The acquisition of Ramos comes four days after the Phillies bolstered their offense by receiving infielder Asdrubal Cabrera in a trade with the New York Mets.


Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Tampa Bay Rays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Diamondbacks Trade For Brad Ziegler

Jul 31, 2018 1:32 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired Brad Ziegler from the Miami Marlins.

Ziegler, 38, spent parts of six seasons with the Diamondbacks from 2011 to 2016, posting a 2.49 ERA and 62 saves over that stretch.

Ziegler has pitched to a 0.64 ERA in his past 28 appearances


Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Indians Acquire Leonys Martin From Tigers For Willi Castro

Jul 31, 2018 1:31 PM

The Cleveland Indians have acquired Leonys Martin and Kyle Dowdy from the Detroit Tigers for Willi Castro.

Martin, 30, is batting .251 with nine home runs in 78 games this season, his first with the Tigers. 

Martin will be a free agent this winter.

Castro, 21, is batting .245 with five homers and 13 stolen bases this season at Double-A Akron.


Tags: Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Rays Acquire Tommy Pham From Cardinals

Jul 31, 2018 1:30 PM

The St. Louis Cardinals have traded Tommy Pham to the Tampa Bay Rays as part of a four-player deal.

The Rays also received international slot money from the Cardinals, who acquired minor leaguers Justin Williams, Genesis Cabrera and Roel Ramirez in the deal.

Pham is batting .248 with 14 home runs and 41 RBIs in 98 games this season for the Cardinals. 

The Cardinals have a crowded outfield with Marcell Ozuna, Dexter Fowler and Harrison Bader.


Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Tampa Bay Rays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Nationals Pull Bryce Harper From Trade Block

Jul 31, 2018 12:22 PM

The Washington Nationals will not trade Bryce Harper at the deadline.

Mike Rizzo told The Washington Post in a text message that Harper "is not going anywhere." 

The Nationals (52-53) are 5½ games behind the first-place Philadelphia Phillies in the NL East.

The Nationals spoke with teams on Tuesday to gauge what type of trade package they could receive for Harper.


Tags: Washington Nationals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Manny Machado Excited To Test Out Dodgers Before Free Agency

Jul 31, 2018 11:28 AM

Manny Machado hit a home run in the ninth inning in his first game with the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.

Machado said he would "definitely" take these next few months as an opportunity to determine whether the Dodgers are a fit long-term as he hits free agency.

"I'm going to try different things and try new things," Machado said. "It's definitely going to be a learning experience. I'll get to know the city a lot better, I'll get to know the organization a lot better. At the end of the day, we'll see what happens."

The fans at Dodger Stadium had a MANNYWOOD 2.0 sign in the bleachers.

"It's awesome," Machado said of Dodger Stadium. "There's a lot of history here."

Machado would like to play shortstop long-term though he's currently played third base filling in for Justin Turner. Corey Seager is out for the season with Tommy John surgery, but he could play second base when he returns regardless of whether Machado is re-signed.

"Obviously I'm a shortstop at heart," Machado said. "I want to continue to play shortstop. I will go back over there. But at the end of the day, the most important goal is to get to the World Series and to win the World Series."

Alden Gonzalez/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Nationals Now Gauging Trade Interest In Bryce Harper

Jul 31, 2018 8:10 AM

The Washington Nationals have spoken to some clubs to determine the level of interest should they decide to consider trading Bryce Harper.

The Nationals are one game under .500 leading into Tuesday's non-waiver trade deadline.

Harper will be a free agent this offseason.

Washington wants a front-line starter and more in any possible deal, according to a report.

Tim Kurkjian/ESPN

Tags: Washington Nationals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Rays Have Asked Teams To Make Best, Final Offers For Chris Archer
The Dodgers, Yankees, Braves, Brewers and Padres have been linked to Chris Archer.

Marc Topkin/Tampa Bay Times

Angels Trade Ian Kinsler To Red Sox
The Red Sox expect Ian Kinsler to be their regular second baseman with Dustin Pedroia sidelined indefinitely.


Reds Trade Adam Duvall To Braves
The Reds will receive right-handers Lucas Sims and Matt Wisler and outfielder Preston Tucker.

Associated Press

Pirates Land Keone Kela From Rangers
The Pirates have acquired reliever Keone Kela from the Rangers for two players to be named later.

Associated Press

Yankees Acquire Lance Lynn From Twins
Lance Lynn joined the Twins in March on a $12 million, one-year contract that includes bonuses of $1 million each for pitching 170 and 180 innings.


Agent Defends Yu Darvish Against Criticism From Alex Rodriguez
Alex Rodriguez casually questioned the heart and commitment of Yu Darvish during Sunday's telecast.

Patrick Mooney/The Athletic

A's Selling Season Ticket Package Not Attached To Specific Seat
The program is called A's Access, which allows fans to buy tickets for a package that doesn't include the same season.

Darren Rovell/ESPN

Astros Acquire Roberto Osuna From Blue Jays
Roberto Osuna hasn't pitched since May 6, and has been serving a 75-game suspension for violation of Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy.


Nationals Not Considering Trade Of Bryce Harper
Bryce Harper is set to become a free agent this winter.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Source: Nationals' Clubhouse Is A Mess
Some of the blame falls on Dave Martinez, who replaced Dusty Baker as manager last winter.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Rays 'More Willing Than Ever' To Trade Chris Archer
Chris Archer is controllable through 2021 on a team-friendly deal.

Marc Topkin/Tampa Bay Times

Twins Attempted To Sign Eduardo Escobar To Long-Term Deal Before Trade
Eduardo Escobar, who will be a free agent this offseason, was dealt to the Diamondbacks for three prospects.

La Valle E. Neal III/Minneapolis Star Tribune

Orioles Send Brad Brach To Braves For International Bonus Slot
The Braves have acquired Brad Brach from the Orioles for $250,000 of international signing bonus allocation money.


Diamondbacks Acquire Eduardo Escobar From Twins
Eduardo Escobar, 29, has a .274/.338/.514 slash line this season


Astros Acquire Ryan Pressly From Twins
Ryan Pressly was 1-1 with a 3.40 ERA (47 2/3 innings pitched, 18 earned runs), 19 walks and 69 strikeouts for the Twins this season.


Royals Trade Mike Moustakas To Brewers
Mike Moustakas, who will become a free agent this winter, is hitting .249 with 20 homers.


Phillies Acquire Asdrubal Cabrera From Mets
Asdrubal Cabrera has primarily played second base this season for the Mets.


Nationals Could Become Sellers By End Of Weekend
The Nationals have already begun gauging interest in players should they decide to move them.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Brewers, Reds Discussing Matt Harvey Trade
The Brewers and Reds are engaged in ongoing talks regarding a Matt Harvey trade.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Aaron Judge Headed To DL With Fractured Wrist
Aaron Judge is expected to miss three weeks.

Coley Harvey/ESPN