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White Sox acquired 1B Casey Gillaspie from the Rays for LHP Dan Jennings.

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn continues to wheel and deal. Gillaspie has posted a disappointing .227/.296/.357 batting line with nine home runs and 44 RBI in 95 games this season at the Triple-A level, but he was the 20th overall pick in the 2014 MLB Draft and Baseball America ranked him as a top-100 prospect this spring. He's a nice get for Jennings, an arbitration-eligible left-handed reliever.
Jul 27 - 11:04 AM

Rays acquired LHP Dan Jennings from the White Sox for 1B Casey Gillaspie.

Yet another White Sox reliever out the door. Jennings had registered a 3.45 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 38/19 K/BB ratio in 44 1/3 innings this season for Chicago and will now slide into a left-handed setup role with Tampa Bay. The 30-year-old southpaw is under contractual control through 2019.
Jul 27 - 10:56 AM

Shawn Kelley (trapezius) is set to begin a rehab assignment Saturday with Triple-A Syracuse.

Kelley got the go-ahead after a successful simulated appearance on Wednesday. He is scheduled to pitch twice at Syracuse and should then be cleared to return to the Nationals' bullpen. The right-hander has been sidelined since June 17 because of a strained trapezius.
Jul 27 - 10:37 AM

Chase Anderson (oblique) made 25 throws from a mound in a light bullpen session Wednesday.

Anderson said he felt encouraged by the workout and might soon advance to full-intensity throwing. The right-hander has been on the disabled list since late June because of a left oblique strain. He's trending toward a mid-August return to the Brewers' starting rotation.
Jul 27 - 10:33 AM

Yusmeiro Petit is scheduled to make a spot start for the Angels on Saturday in Toronto.

It will essentially be a bullpen game, with Petit expected to cover the first three or four innings. The 32-year-old right-hander holds a strong 2.70 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, and 59/17 K/BB ratio in 36 relief appearances this season, but he's not stretched out enough to make for an attractive fantasy streaming option.
Jul 27 - 10:19 AM

Yunel Escobar is absent from the Angels' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Indians.

Escobar went 0-for-5 with a strikeout on Wednesday and is batting just .211/.253/.282 in July. Luis Valbuena will start at third base and hit sixth on Thursday at Cleveland.
Jul 27 - 9:59 AM

Ryan Braun is out of the Brewers' starting lineup on Thursday against the Nationals.

It appears to be a routine day of maintenance for the veteran outfielder. Hernan Perez is in left field and Lewis Brinson will play center field in the matinee game at Nationals Park.
Jul 27 - 9:57 AM

Athletics purchased the contract of C Ryan Lavarnway from Triple-A Nashville.

Lavarnway was pushed off the 40-man roster earlier this month, but he's needed now with Josh Phegley (oblique) hitting the disabled list. Lavarnway, 29, is a .197/.257/.315 career hitter in the majors.
Jul 27 - 9:52 AM
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