Rockies acquired RHP Jeff Hoffman from the Rockies in the Troy Tulowitzki deal.
The Rockies weren't able to get Daniel Norris or Aaron Sanchez in the deal, but Hoffman is a very promising pitcher. The 2014 first-round pick got a late start on his pro career after Tommy John surgery, but the 22-year-old can hit the triple digits with his fastball and has posted a 2.93 ERA and 46/17 K/BB ratio in 67 2/3 innings over 13 starts this season between High-A Dunedin and Double-A New Hampshire. Baseball America recently ranked him No. 33 on their midseason prospect list.
Rockies acquired SS Jose Reyes and RHPs Jeff Hoffman, Miguel Castro, and Jesus Tinoco from the Blue Jays for SS Troy Tulowitzki and RHP LaTroy Hawkins.
The deal is now official. Reyes would appear to be an odd fit for the Rockies, who have prospect Trevor Story in Triple-A, so the expectation is that he could be eventually flipped to another team. The Rockies would likely have to eat some salary in order to do it, as Reyes has showed diminished skills at the plate and in the field. The 32-year-old is owed $22 million in 2016 and 2017 and his contract includes a $22 million club option or a $4 million buyout for 2018. This is the second time he's been traded since signing his six year, $106 million contract with the Marlins in December of 2011.
Blue Jays acquired RHP LaTroy Hawkins from the Rockies in the Troy Tulowitzki deal.
Hawkins, 42, has posted a 3.63 ERA and 20/4 K/BB ratio in 22 1/3 innings this season and should operate in middle relief for Toronto. He'll now join his 11th team and will pitch for a contender as he finishes out his career.
Blue Jays acquired SS Troy Tulowitzki and RHP LaTroy Hawkins from the Rockies for SS Jose Reyes and RHPs Jeff Hoffman, Miguel Castro, and Jesus Tinoco.
While many expected the Blue Jays to make a big splash for their pitcher, they stunned the baseball world late Monday night by upgrading what was already the best offense in the majors. Tulowitzki has managed to stay mostly healthy this season while batting .300/.348/.471 with 12 home runs and 53 RBI over 87 games. His injury history is a concern, especially on the turf at Rogers Centre, but the 30-year-old could age better in the American League because of the ability to DH. Tulowitzki will receive a $2 million assignment bonus for being traded and his contract now includes a full no-trade clause. He's owed $94 million from 2016-2020 with a $15 million club option or $4 million buyout in 2021.
According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, some teams believe James Shields would go unclaimed on waivers in August.
The reason being is that Shields still three years and $65 million on his contract. While the veteran right-hander could be traded by Friday's trade deadline, a deal could still happen in August.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Rockies are planning to trade outfielder Carlos Gonzalez.
And the timing couldn't be better, as Gonzalez went deep twice on Monday against the Cubs and now has 10 home runs this month. The 29-year-old is batting .278/.332/.520 with 20 home runs and 51 RBI overall this season. His injury history and contract could cause some teams to shy away, but he has the potential to be an impact bat for a contender. He's making $16 million this season and is owed $37 million from 2016-2017.
Ryan Zimmerman (foot) will be activated from the disabled list for Tuesday's game against the Marlins.
The Nationals got Anthony Rendon back over the weekend and they are now prepared to add Jayson Werth and Zimmerman back into the mix. Sidelined since early June with plantar fasciitis, Zimmerman went just 1-for-15 during his minor league rehab assignment, but the important thing is that the rest has done him good.
Jayson Werth (wrist) is set to be activated from the disabled list Tuesday.
The Nationals will also get Ryan Zimmerman (foot) back on Tuesday. Werth, out since mid-May with two small fractures in his left wrist, batted .367 (11-for-30) with two doubles over nine minor league rehab games between High-A Potomac and Triple-A Syracuse.