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Cubs acquired OF Billy McKinney, SS Gleyber Torres, RHP Adam Warren, and OF Rashad Crawford from the Yankees in exchange for LHP Aroldis Chapman.

McKinney has struggled this season at Double-A Tennessee, batting just .252/.355/.322 with one home run in 88 games, but he was considered a top-100 prospect leading into the 2016 campaign and he's relatively young for the Double-A level at age 21. Chicago acquired McKinney from Oakland two years ago as part of the Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel trade. He'll try to get back on the radar in the Yankees' system.
Jul 25 - 2:13 PM

Cubs acquired OF Rashad Crawford, SS Gleyber Torres, RHP Adam Warren, and OF Billy McKinney from the Yankees in exchange for LHP Aroldis Chapman.

Crawford is more of a throw-in here compared to the other names involved. The former 11th-round draft pick was batting just .255/.327/.386 with three home runs in 83 games this season at High-A Myrtle Beach, though he had racked up 22 stolen bases in 28 attempts.
Jul 25 - 2:09 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports the Angels are listening on starting pitcher Hector Santiago.

And several clubs have already inquired, per Crasnick's sources. Santiago is sporting a career-worst 4.32 ERA in 110 1/3 innings this season, but the 28-year-old left-hander managed a sharp 3.55 ERA in 532 2/3 innings between 2011 and 2015. He is eligible for arbitration for the third and final time in 2017.
Jul 25 - 2:05 PM

Brewers recalled OF Keon Broxton from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Broxton will rejoin the Brew Crew ahead of Monday night's series opener against the Diamondbacks. The 26-year-old outfielder has batted just .125/.253/.188 in 75 plate appearances this season at the MLB level.
Jul 25 - 1:59 PM

Brewers placed 3B Will Middlebrooks on the 15-day disabled list with a right lower leg strain.

Middlebrooks suffered the injury on Sunday afternoon against the Cubs. He has batted just .111 (3-for-27) since his promotion to the major league level on July 3.
Jul 25 - 1:57 PM

Phillies prospect Roman Quinn played five innings of center field Monday in the Gulf Coast League.

It was the first minor league rehab game for Quinn, who landed on the disabled list at Double-A Reading in mid-June with a left oblique strain. The 23-year-old top-100 prospect was batting .288/.361/.420 with three home runs and 25 stolen bases in 50 games this season at the Double-A level.
Jul 25 - 1:55 PM

According to MLB.com's Richard Justice, the Astros are hopeful Yulieski Gurriel will secure a work visa this week.

That would keep him on track to make his major league debut sometime in mid-to-late August, assuming he can get back up to speed quickly in the minor leagues. The 32-year-old Cuban signed a five-year, $47.5 million contract with Houston last week. He is expected to play third base and first base in the majors. It's probably worth nothing that top prospect Alex Bregman is making his MLB debut at the hot corner on Monday night against the Yankees.
Jul 25 - 1:26 PM

Alex Bregman is starting at third base and batting sixth Monday in his MLB debut.

MLB.com's Richard Justice expects that Bregman will play left field on Tuesday and DH on Wednesday. His primary spot will probably be third base, but the 22-year-old top prospect is athletic enough to handle just about any position on the diamond. He was slashing .306/.406/.580 with 20 home runs and 61 RBI in 80 games this season between Double-A Corpus Christi and Triple-A Fresno.
Jul 25 - 1:10 PM
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