Moustakas' contract includes a mutual option for Phillips, 24, has major league experience and is considered a promising player, although his lack of contact He figures to get regular at-bats with the Royals, likely as their center fielder. Lopez, 25, has been up with the Crew, too; this year, he pitched in 10 games all out of the bullpen and put up a 2. Houston is fine-tuning its roster for the AL playoffs; Pressly's addition to the bullpen is part of that work. After picking up three minor leaguers from the Diamondbacks for Eduardo Escobar earlier in the day, Minnesota added more prospects in Alcala, 23, and Celestino, Both players have reached Double-A this season, although Celestino was there for only three games.
Alcala has made nine appearances five starts at that level, where he pitched to a 3. How well will he handle a move back to shortstop from second base? Cabrera's arrival also signals a return to a utility role for rookie Scott Kingery, who had become the everyday shortstop in place of the injured J. New York once again added young pitching in a deadline trade, but this time it brought in a starter.
Kilome', 23, made 19 starts for Double-A Reading this year, posting a 4. Throwing strikes appears to be a major issue; Kilome is averaging a career-high 4. His lifetime ratios are 3. Escobar, 29, has discovered his power stroke over the past two seasons. His 15 home runs this year put him on pace to eclipse the career-high 21 he hit last season.
He can play second, third and short; Arizona has received below-average offense from all three positions this year. Minnesota could still challenge the Indians for the AL Central title this year, at least mathematically, but it was clearly looking toward the future with this deal. Seattle GM Jerry Dipoto added a pre-arbitration reliever with extensive big league experience to the Mariners' bullpen.
Tuivailala, 25, has pitched in parts of five seasons with St. Louis, including 31 games with the Redbirds this year. His numbers are mediocre 3. Elledge, 22, is in his second pro season after being drafted by the Mariners in the fourth round in He was lights-out as a reliever in the offense-heavy California League prior to the trade 1.
Louis' bullpen is being transformed on the fly; Elledge could become part of the new wave in the next year or so. The Cubs are counting on Hamels to improve their rotation, but the veteran is coming off a brutal five-start stretch to end his time in Texas Texas added a pitcher with major league experience Butler and a pitcher who has excelled at Single-A this year Lacy. Texas will be Butler's third big league organization after the Rockies and Cubs.
The year-old made eight appearances for Chicago this season, pitching to a 4. Command is a big issue for him 4. Lacy, 23, is in his second pro season after being drafted in out of Creighton. He posted a combined 2. Tampa Bay is dealing as many veterans as it can before the deadline as it continues to build for the future.
It chose bonus slot money in this deal rather than a minor league player. The Braves fortified their bullpen with a familiar face. Before suffering a series of elbow injuries, Venters, 33, was one of the best relievers in the game with Atlanta from He won't be that in his return to the club, but he figures to be a solid middle-inning option.
His ERA was inflated by his only start, or "open," if you will, for Tampa Bay five earned runs in a third of an inning.
Happ has pitched to a 2. Happ also tends to pitch better as the season goes on. He has a 3. Drury, 25, offers a third-base solution for Toronto beyond this year. He and his new club are hopeful he can put his migraine issues in the rearview mirror. Soria was Chicago's closer, but he'll handle middle-inning assignments in the Crew's already-deep 'pen. His overall numbers with the tanking ChiSox were solid: Chicago's intent with this deal was clear: The year-old Medeiros, the Brewers' first-round draft pick in , was successful in Double-A this season: Perez, 20, was pitching for the Brewers' entry in the rookie-level Dominican Summer League.
He posted a 2. Houston added a solid complement to new starter Max Stassi in the year-old Maldonado. Sandoval, 21, is experiencing a breakout season in Single-A. He compiled a combined 2. Houston took him in the 11th round of the draft. The Rays continued their wheeling and dealing on Wednesday, trading versatile righty Andriese to the Diamondbacks for a couple of prospects. It's a typical, Rays-ian trade: Adam Wainwright getting handshakes and hugs from teammates; his night is done.
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