According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, Felipe Rivero will head to the Pirates as part of the Mark Melancon trade.
Rivero, a 25-year-old southpaw, owns a 4.53 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 53/15 K/BB ratio over 49 2/3 innings out of the Washington bullpen this season. He'll likely slot right into a middle relief role in the Pirates bullpen and could emerge as a late-game option there with his high-strikeout and low-walk rates.
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Nationals have agreed to acquire Mark Melancon from the Pirates.
It's a huge get for the Nationals and a major upgrade to their bullpen. Felipe Rivero is one of the players heading to the Pirates in the deal and they are getting an additional prospect as well. With Jonathan Papelbon struggling, Melancon will step right in and provide elite stability in the ninth inning.
Athletics placed LHP Rich Hill on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 20, with a blister on his left hand.
Hill wasn't going to start again for the A's before the trade deadline, so there's really no harm in better utilizing his roster spot. There remains a very high likelihood that he's wearing a new uniform when August begins.
Athletics recalled RHP Dillon Overton from Triple-A Nashville.
He'll start for the A's on Saturday against Josh Tomlin and the Indians. Overton has made three spot starts for the Athletics this season, posting an 8.40 ERA, 1.93 WHIP and 10/5 K/BB ratio over 15 innings. He shouldn't be viewed as an attractive streaming option.
Denard Span (quad) is not in the Giants starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's tilt against the Nationals.
Span suffered a bruised quadriceps in a collision at first base during Friday's game, so he'll sit out on Saturday as a precautionary measure. Gregor Blanco is starting in his place in center field and batting eighth against Reynaldo Lopez and the Nationals.
Brandon Crawford (hand) is not in the Giants starting lineup on Saturday.
Crawford is dealing with a bruised hand and is considered day-to-day. Eduardo Nunez is starting in his place at shortstop and batting leadoff in his Giants debut on Saturday afternoon.
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Rangers have talked to the White Sox about Jose Quintana in addition to Chris Sale.
As with their inquiry on Sale, Rosenthal notes that the talks didn't go very far due to the differences each club had in the hurler's perceived value. The Rangers look as though they are exploring every possible avenue in their search for upgrades to their starting rotation.
Giants designated INF Ramiro Pena for assignment.
The veteran infielder was squeezed off of the Giants roster with the addition of Eduardo Nunez and return of Hunter Pence. There's a decent chance that he'll pass through waivers unclaimed and continue to function as organizational depth in the minors for the Giants.