Waiver Wired: Pick Patrick

Waiver Wired: Pick Patrick
In this week's Waiver Wired, D.J. Short discusses Patrick Corbin's resurgence and J.T. Realmuto's recent success at the plate.
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Dodgers acquired UTIL Jose Peraza from the Braves in the 13-player, three-team Hector Olivera trade.

Peraza entered the 2015 season as a consensus top-100 prospect, but some of that shine has worn off. As of Thursday's official trade announcement, he was batting just .294/.318/.379 in 96 games at Triple-A Gwinnett. The 21-year-old has played second base, shortstop, and center field in the minor leagues.
Jul 30 - 4:24 PM

Mets signed RHP Tim Stauffer to a minor league contract.

Stauffer was released by the Twins last month after posting a 6.60 ERA and 2.07 WHIP over 15 innings. He had latched on with the independent league Sugar Land Skeeters from there, but will now function as organizational depth for New York.
Jul 30 - 4:19 PM

Dodgers acquired LHP Luis Avilan from the Braves in the 13-player, three-team Hector Olivera trade.

Avilan had registered a cool 3.58 ERA, 1.195 WHIP, and 31/10 K/BB ratio across 37 2/3 innings this season for the Braves. The 26-year-old left-hander should be a nice addition to the Dodgers' bullpen for the stretch run.
Jul 30 - 4:16 PM

Astros activated INF Jed Lowrie from the 60-day disabled list.

Lowrie was the Astros' regular shortstop prior to suffering a torn ligament in his right thumb in late April, but he now figures to get the majority of the playing time at third base. Sure enough, he's starting at the hot corner Thursday while Luis Valbuena plays first base. Lowrie was batting .300/.432/.567 with four homers and 10 RBI in 18 games prior to the injury.
Jul 30 - 4:14 PM

Jack Leathersich underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery on Thursday.

Leathersich injured his elbow while pitching with Triple-A Las Vegas. The 24-year-old showed some promise during his first taste of the majors this year, but he'll now likely be sidelined until well into the second half in 2016.
Jul 30 - 4:11 PM

Brewers prospect outfielder Monte Harrison underwent surgery Thursday to repair a fractured fibula.

Harrison suffered the injury last week. The 19-year-old faces a six-month rehab process, but the expectation is that he'll be ready to go for the start of 2016. A toolsy outfielder, Harrison batted .205/.310/.332 with five home runs and 20 steals over 74 games this season between rookie ball and Class A Wisconsin.
Jul 30 - 4:08 PM

Braves acquired INF Hector Olivera from the Dodgers in the three-team, 13-player Alex Wood trade.

Los Angeles remains on the hook for Olivera's full $30 million signing bonus, so the Braves get the Cuban infielder for five years and around $22 million. That's a pretty significant discount on a player the Braves were known to be coveting while he was still on the international free agent market. Olvera, 30, has hit .348/.392/.493 in his first 19 minor league games. He should debut for the Braves by September.
Jul 30 - 4:04 PM

Kris Bryant is not in Thursday's lineup against the Brewers.

He's just getting a day off. Chris Coghlan will fill in at third base and bat third.
Jul 30 - 4:01 PM
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