Waiver Wired: Oscar Freed

Waiver Wired: Oscar Freed
In this week's Waiver Wired, D.J. Short sees opportunity for Oscar Taveras and looks at some quick post-trade deadline fallout.
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Tigers activated LHP Patrick McCoy from the 15-day disabled list.

He missed the last few weeks with a strained hamstring. McCoy has allowed just one run over five relief frames for the Tigers this season.
Jul 31 - 6:07 PM

Rays acquired SS Nick Franklin in a three-team trade that sent LHP David Price to the Tigers.

Tampa Bay immediately optioned Franklin to Triple-A. It seems as though Tampa Bay is viewing Franklin as Ben Zobrist 2.0, so it's a little disappointing they couldn't move Ben Zobrist 1.0 today to open a spot in the lineup. The talented 23-year-old raced through the minor leagues -- his time at Low-A Clinton was even chronicled in the 2013 book Class A -- but fell out of favor in Seattle by slashing a rough .214/.291/.358 over 119 games the past two seasons. The former top prospect has destroyed, and continues to destroy, minor league pitching, so this is an interesting gamble by Andrew Friedman.
Jul 31 - 6:07 PM

Tigers optioned LHP Ian Krol to Triple-A Toledo.

Krol has been a disappointment this season, posting a 4.97 ERA over 42 relief appearances. He'll be back in September, if not before.
Jul 31 - 6:05 PM

Nationals recalled RHP Blake Treinen from Triple-A Syracuse.

He'll take the place of Zach Walters on the active roster. Chances are he'll only be up for a day until Asdrubal Cabrera arrives.
Jul 31 - 6:02 PM

Tigers acquired LHP David Price in a three-team trade with the Rays and Mariners.

Detroit shipped LHP Drew Smyly and SS Willy Adames to the Rays, and OF Austin Jackson to the Mariners, which sent SS Nick Franklin to Tampa Bay. It's a master stroke by gutsy Tigers' GM Dave Dombrowski, who watched rivals arguably overpay for frontline starting pitching throughout the week and then swooped in at the very last second to steal Price for far less than his expected, ahem, price tag. Price now leads a rotation which includes Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander, Anibal Sanchez and Rick Porcello, and is protected from injury by top prospect Robbie Ray. If Verlander can return to form, Detroit will have a rotation on par with anything we've seen in the last few decades.
Jul 31 - 5:57 PM

Abraham Almonte is scheduled to join the Padres on Friday.

Almonte was acquired from the Mariners on Thursday as part of the Chris Denorfia deal. It's not clear what role him play out of the gate, as the Padres have a number of options, but he could be relevant in NL-only leagues depending on how things play out.
Jul 31 - 5:54 PM

According to Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com, Matt Cain does not have any damage in the ulnar collateral ligament of his right elbow.

It was easy to fear the worst when it was reported that Cain was scheduled to see Dr. James Andrews, but it appears that he has avoided the worst-case scenario. Still, apparently he's dealing with "loose bodies" in the elbow and the Giants are discussing how to proceed. There should be more clarity on his status soon, but it doesn't look like he'll be pitching for the Giants in the near future.
Jul 31 - 5:50 PM

Braves designated RHP Luis Vasquez for assignment.

More housecleaning for the Braves after Thursday's deadline deal with the Cubs. Vasquez, 28, has been limited to 11 appearances this year in Triple-A and could pass through waivers.
Jul 31 - 5:44 PM
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