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8:05 PM ET The New York Yankees are finalizing a deal to acquire outfielder Joey Gallo from the Texas Rangers, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Wednesday night. The deal is pending a medical review. It wasn’t immediately known who New York was sending to Texas to complete the deal. Gallo was a late scratch
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8:20 PM ET The Milwaukee Brewers added another infielder to their roster on Wednesday, trading with the Arizona Diamondbacks for veteran Eduardo Escobar. Escobar, 32, has 22 home runs for the last-place Diamondbacks. He can play any infield position, and is likely to see time at third and first base. The Brewers have Willy Adames
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6:59 PM ET CHICAGO — Cubs shortstop Javier Baez was fined an undisclosed amount but avoided suspension Wednesday for his actions in the team’s walk-off win over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night. Baez, 28, singled off of Reds reliever Amir Garrett with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning, bringing home
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6:56 PM ET The Houston Astros continued to fortify their bullpen before the trade deadline, acquiring right-hander Yimi Garcia from the Miami Marlins on Wednesday for two players. In exchange for Garcia, the Astros sent outfielder Bryan De La Cruz and right-hander Austin Pruitt to the Marlins. It’s the second straight day the AL West-leading
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5:33 PM ET Wednesday’s game between the Nationals and Phillies in Philadelphia has been postponed due to COVID-19 issues involving members of the Washington organization, the league announced. Sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan that multiple players and coaches tested positive Wednesday, a day after Nationals All-Star shortstop Trea Turner was pulled in the first inning
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4:48 PM ET The civil hearing for the temporary restraining order obtained against Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer has been moved to Aug. 16 to 19. The hearing, expected to last between two and three days, was originally scheduled for Aug. 3, 4 and 19, but Bauer’s side once again asked for a continuance,
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3:03 PM ET The Cincinnati Reds made a move to improve their bullpen before the trade deadline, acquiring right-handed reliever Mychal Givens from the Colorado Rockies. In exchange for Givens, the Reds sent right-handed minor leaguers Case Williams and Noah Davis to Colorado. Givens, 31, has a 2.73 ERA in 29⅔ innings this season and
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1:23 PM ET The Oakland Athletics are finalizing a deal to acquire center fielder Starling Marte from the Miami Marlins, sources tell ESPN’s Jeff Passan. The Marlins will be sending significant money along with Marte to Oakland, the sources said. Marte is hitting .306 with seven home runs and 25 RBIs for the Marlins this
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1:23 AM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — The New York Yankees traded relievers Luis Cessa and Justin Wilson to the Cincinnati Reds late Tuesday night for a player to be named. The move could signal the Yankees are pursuing a big addition to their bullpen and were looking to create room. The deal was
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12:05 AM ET The Seattle Mariners, hours after trading their best reliever, are finalizing a deal to acquire left-handed starter Tyler Anderson from the Pittsburgh Pirates, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Tuesday night. It wasn’t immediately clear who the Pirates were getting in return. Pittsburgh thought it had a deal for Anderson with the
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8:43 PM ET Washington Nationals All-Star shortstop Trea Turner has tested positive for COVID-19, leading him to exit the team’s game against the Phillies in Philadelphia in the first inning Tuesday night. Turner was pulled after scoring on Josh Bell‘s home run in the top of the first. Gerardo Parra replaced him in the lineup.
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7:30 PM ET ESPN News Services The Houston Astros have landed one of the top relievers in baseball, acquiring right-hander Kendall Graveman from the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday in a four-player intra-division trade while the teams were preparing to play each other. Graveman and Rafael Montero were traded to Houston in exchange for infielder Abraham
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6:38 PM ET Associated Press SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners hired Catie Griggs as the club’s new president of business operations on Tuesday. Griggs joins the Mariners after spending the past four seasons as the chief business officer for the Atlanta United of Major League Soccer. Griggs will oversee all aspects of the Mariners organization
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3:39 PM ET Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday and is experiencing “mild symptoms,” according to David Stearns, the team’s president of baseball operations. Yelich, 29, will be out a minimum of 10 days, while teammate Jace Peterson has been placed on the COVID-19 injured list, as well, because of
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5:44 PM ET Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Stephen Strasburg will have season-ending neck surgery, ending another frustrating year for the Washington Nationals‘ 2019 World Series hero. The three-time All-Star right-hander felt discomfort after a 27-pitch bullpen session last week and saw a specialist on Monday. Strasburg, who is 1-2 with a 4.57 ERA in five
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3:24 PM ET The administrative leave for Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer was extended a third time on Tuesday, this time through Aug. 6, sources told ESPN. Major League Baseball was once again given consent by the MLB Players’ Association to keep Bauer on leave — a non-disciplinary measure that guarantees a player his
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