FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Braves have acquired Emilio Bonifacio and James Russell from the Cubs.
We're still awaiting word on what the Cubs will receive in return. Bonifacio will be a jack-of-all-trades for the Braves, filling in at second base some and in the outfield. Russell gives them the left-hander reliever that they've been looking for.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Twins have signed Kurt Suzuki to an extension.
There's no word yet on the terms. The Twins had an opportunity to sell high on Suzuki during an All-Star season, but they decided to lock him up long-term instead. That means Josmil Pinto isn't going to take over at catcher in Minnesota anytime soon.
Jack Curry of YES Network reports that the Yankees have acquired Martin Prado from the Diamondbacks.
First base prospect Peter O'Brien is expected to head to the Diamondbacks in the deal. Prado has hit just .270/.317/.370 with five homers this season, but he's been much better in the past and gives the Yankees another option at second and third base.
MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports that the Marlins have acquired Jarred Cosart and Enrique Hernandez from the Astros.
Colin Moran, Jake Marisnick and a compensation pick are expected to head to the Astors in the deal. Cosart has posted a 3.57 ERA over his first 30 major league starts and is under control for a few more years, but Houston probably did well to sell him off for what was a nice return.
Orioles optioned RHP Preston Guilmet to Triple-A Norfolk.
Guilmet filled in temporarily for T.J. McFarland, who was on the bereavement list. Guilmet has been riding the Baltimore-to-Norfolk train all year, and will continue to do so as needed.
Orioles reinstated LHP T.J. McFarland from the bereavement list.
McFarland got the past few days off to mourn his grandmother's death. He rejoins a bullpen which just added Andrew Miller via trade from Boston.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Tigers have acquired David Price from the Rays.
It's part of a three-team swap that also involves the Mariners, as suggested earlier by Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. The Rays will get shortstop prospect Nick Franklin from Seattle and left-handed starter Drew Smyly from Detroit. The Mariners get center fielder Austin Jackson. And the Tigers wind up with another ace to add to a rotation that already includes Max Scherzer, Anibal Sanchez, and Justin Verlander.
Red Sox right-handed pitching prospect Anthony Ranaudo will make his major league debut against the Yankees on Friday.
One benefit of blowing up the major league team -- trading pitchers Jon Lester, Jake Peavy, John Lackey, Felix Doubront, and Andrew Miller -- is it allows the Red Sox to give auditions to high-upside prospects like Ranaudo. The right-hander has been outstanding at the Triple-A level over the last two seasons, going 15-5 with a 2.53 ERA across 149-plus innings. He has long-term No. 3 starter upside, and short-term mixed-league flier potential.