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Astros Swing Deal With Pirates To Land Gerrit Cole

Jan 13, 2018 8:59 PM

The Houston Astros have boosted their rotation by completing a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates for Gerrit Cole.

Pittsburgh will receive right-handers Joe Musgrove and Michael Feliz, third baseman Colin Moran and outfielder Jason Martin.

"Trading Gerrit Cole was not an easy decision. We are very appreciative for what Gerrit has done for our team and organization, especially his important role on the 2013-15 playoff teams," Neal Huntington said in a news release. "Acquiring these four quality young players, three of whom we project to be an important part of our 2018 team, with many years of potential contribution, is an important step for us as we work toward bringing playoff baseball back to our fans."

Cole, 27, went 12-12 with a 4.26 ERA, 196 strikeouts and 55 walks while making a career-high 33 starts in 2017.

The Astros are adding Cole to a rotation that ranked sixth in the majors last season in ERA, WHIP, strikeout percentage and opponent batting average.


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Blue Jays Trade Two Prospects To Padres For Yangervis Solarte

Jan 7, 2018 1:30 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays are acquiring second baseman Yangervis Solarte in a trade with San Diego, the Padres announced Saturday.

In return, the Padres will get a pair of prospects in outfielder Edward Olivares and right-hander Jared Carkuff.

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Dodgers, Royals, White Sox Complete Three-Team Trade

Jan 5, 2018 7:50 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired Scott Alexander from the Kansas City Royals in a three-team trade involving the Chicago White Sox as well.

The White Sox received Luis Avilan, Joakim Soria and cash. The Dodgers also landed prospect Jake Peter, while the Royals added Trevor Oaks and Erick Mejia.

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Braves Trade Matt Kemp To Dodgers

Dec 16, 2017 8:44 PM

The Atlanta Braves traded outfielder Matt Kemp to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Adrian Gonzalez, Brandon McCarthy, Scott Kazmir and Charlie Culberson, the teams announced Saturday.

The Braves, who also received cash considerations in the deal, immediately designated Gonzalez for assignment after the veteran waived his no-trade clause since Atlanta already is set at first base with Freddie Freeman.

"This allows him the opportunity to go and find some playing time," new Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos said of Gonzalez.

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Rangers Send Two Prospects To Giants For Matt Moore

Dec 16, 2017 12:42 PM

Texas acquired Matt Moore in a trade with the San Francisco Giants on Friday, raising the possibility of four left-handers in the Rangers' rotation.

"As far as the four lefties, generally it's a good thing," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. "I realize there's some very heavy right-handed clubs in our division. With the exception of Martin [Perez], the other three guys have been very effective against righties in their career."

Texas sent minor league right-handers Israel Cruz and Sam Wolff to the Giants. The Rangers also received $750,000 in international signing bonus pool allotment from the Giants.

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Cardinals Trade Stephen Piscotty To Athletics

Dec 15, 2017 7:36 AM

The St. Louis Cardinals have traded Stephen Piscotty to the Oakland Athletics for a pair of minor leaguers.

The Cardinals received infielders Yairo Munoz and Max Schrock.

Piscotty played at Stanford and grew up in nearby Pleasanton, California. He missed some time last season to be back with his family in California after his mother was diagnosed with ALS.

"The thought of playing at home is a dream, and to be close to my mom and family is priceless," Piscotty said. "I'm excited to go somewhere I'm wanted. I hear great things about Oakland's young core, and I'm excited to be a part of that.

"I grew up an A's fan and have gone to games since I was an infant. Seems meant to be on multiple levels. I'm looking forward to 2018."


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Mariners Acquire Dee Gordon, Bonus Slot From Marlins

Dec 8, 2017 7:03 AM

The Miami Marlins have traded Dee Gordon and international slot money to the Seattle Mariners for minor leaguers Robert Dugger, Nick Neidert and Christopher Torres.

According to multiple sources, the Mariners are adding $1 million in slot money.

Seattle plans to play Gordon in center field.

"We're going to play Dee in center field," Jerry Dipoto said. "It's a conversation that's already occurred. We're very excited about bringing on this kind of athlete. ... His athletic ability is obvious to those who watch, but his ability to close ground, and more specifically, his launchability, that first-step burst that Dee gets is on par with the elite center fielders in baseball. We feel like that gives him a chance to be a separator in center field."

Gordon is owed $37 million in base salary through the 2020 season. In addition, the Mariners will hold a $14 million option for the 2021 season.


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Blue Jays Acquire Aledmys Diaz From Cardinals

Dec 2, 2017 2:14 AM

The Blue Jays acquired infielder Aledmys Diaz from the Cardinals on Friday in exchange for minor league outfielder J.B. Woodman.

Diaz, a 27-year-old native of Cuba, was an All-Star as a breakout rookie in 2016 but slumped throughout last season, batting .259 with seven homers in 79 games. He is primarily a shortstop but has also played second base, third base and left field.

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Yankees Acquire Two Pitching Prospects From M's

Nov 18, 2017 6:37 PM

The Yankees and Mariners have agreed to a deal that will send Minor League pitchers JP Sears and Juan Then to New York in exchange for Minor League right-hander Nick Rumbelow, the clubs announced Saturday.

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Phillies Trade Juan Nicasio To Cardinals

Sep 7, 2017 7:48 AM

The Philadelphia Phillies have traded Juan Nicasio to the St. Louis Cardinals.

Nicasio appeared in just two games with the Phillies since coming over from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Since the trade came after the August 31 deadline, he won't be eligible for the postseason should the Cardinals make it.

In 67 appearances, Nicasio has a 2.79 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 61 strikeouts in 61 1/3 innings.

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Miguel Gonzalez Sent From White Sox To Rangers
The Rangers have acquired Miguel Gonzalez from the White Sox for Minor League infielder Ti'Quan Forbes.

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Braves Trade Brandon Phillips To Angels
Brandon Phillips agreed to waive his partial no-trade clause to join the Angels.

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Cubs Acquire Leonys Martin From Mariners
The Cubs acquired Leonys Martin from the Mariners just before Thursday night's deadline for postseason roster eligibility.

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Angels Acquire Justin Upton From Tigers
The Angels have acquired Justin Upton from the Tigers for minor league pitcher Grayson Long and a player to be named later or cash considerations.

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Mariners Acquire Mike Leake From Cardinals For Stretch Run
The Cardinals received minor league shortstop Rayder Ascanio, international cap space totaling $750,000 and cash considerations in the deal.


Rangers Acquire Pedro Gonzalez To Complete Jonathan Lucroy Deal
The Rangers have acquired Minor League outfielder Pedro Gonzalez from the Rockies as the player to be named later in Jonathan Lucroy trade.

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Red Sox Acquire Rajai Davis From Athletics
The Red Sox acquired Rajai Davis from the Athletics for Minor League outfielder Rafael Rincones on Wednesday.

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Astros Acquire Tyler Clippard From White Sox
The Astros have acquired Tyler Clippard from the White Sox for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

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Indians Acquire Jay Bruce From Mets For Prospect
The Indians have acquired Jay Bruce from the Mets for pitching prospect Ryder Ryan.

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Rangers Sell Ernesto Frieri To Mariners For $1
The Rangers signed Ernesto Frieri as a minor league free agent on June 15.

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A's Trade Yonder Alonso To M's For Outfield Prospect
Yonder Alonso is batting .266 with a career-high 22 home runs and 49 RBIs.

Pirates Reacquire Sean Rodriguez
The Pirates sent minor league infielder Connor Joe to the Braves.

Nationals Acquire Brandon Kintzler From Twins
The Twins will receive Minor League LHP Tyler Watson and international bonus pool money from the Nats.

O's Send Prospect To Rays For Tim Beckham
Tim Beckham is hitting .259, with five doubles, three triples, 12 home runs, and 36 RBIs in 87 games with the Rays this season.

Phillies Send Joaquin Benoit, Cash To Pirates For Seth McGarry
Seth McGarry had a 1.34 ERA in 31 games for Class-A Bradenton this season.

Dodgers Trade Prospects For Yu Darvish
The Rangers will receive Willie Calhoun, A.J. Alexy, and Brendon Davis from Los Angeles.

D-Backs Send Prospect To Angels For David Hernandez
The D-Backs have bolstered their bullpen with the trade for David Hernandez on Monday.

Dodgers Get Reliever Tony Watson From Pirates
Left-hander Tony Watson has a 2.68 ERA and 30 saves in his career.

Indians Acquire Reliever Joe Smith From Jays
Joe Smith was 3-0 with a 3.28 ERA in 38 appearances this season in Toronto.

D-Backs Place Owings On 60-Day DL; Acquire Rosales From A's
The A's received minor league pitcher Jeferson Mejia for Adam Rosales.