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Travis d'Arnaud (elbow) went 1-for-3 with a single and caught seven innings Monday in his latest minor league rehab game with Double-A Binghamton.

D'Arnaud, out for a month with a left elbow sprain, caught five innings on Saturday and served as the DH on Sunday. He's expected to catch a full game on Tuesday and appears likely to rejoin the Mets this weekend.
Jul 28 - 11:46 AM

Rockies acquired RHP Jesus Tinoco from the Blue Jays in the Troy Tulowitzki trade.

Tinoco has shown promise with High-A Lansing this season, posting a 3.54 ERA and 68/22 K/BB ratio in 81 1/3 innings over 15 starts. The 20-year-old is still a long way from the majors, but he has a chance to be a rotation piece for Colorado.
Jul 28 - 11:32 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Nationals are "making progress" on acquiring Jonathan Papelbon from the Phillies.

Papelbon has said that he would only waive his no-trade clause if he's sent to a team where he would close, so there's a chance Drew Storen could be moved back into a set-up role. However, the Nationals could sweeten the pot if they guarantee his $13 million vesting option for 2016.
Jul 28 - 11:26 AM

Rockies acquired Miguel Castro from the Blue Jays in the Troy Tulowitzki trade.

The 20-year-old Castro made the Blue Jays' Opening Day roster out of spring training and even got a chance in the closer role for a stretch, but he wasn't quite ready for primetime, posting a 4.38 ERA and 12/6 K/BB ratio over 12 1/3 innings. He has a big arm with a good changeup, but his control and command are a work in progress. The Rockies will surely give him a chance to start, but he might still end up in the bullpen in the long-term.
Jul 28 - 11:24 AM

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.
Jul 28 - 11:19 AM

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.
Jul 28 - 11:11 AM

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.
Jul 28 - 11:07 AM

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.
Jul 28 - 11:06 AM
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