Jack Curry of YES Network reports that the Yankees are set to acquire Dustin Ackley from the Mariners.
No word yet on the terms involved. Ackley, 27, is batting just .215/.270/.366 with six home runs and 19 RBI over 207 plate appearances this season. While he's another option for second base, he also has experience in the outfield.
Dodgers acquired RHP Jim Johnson from the Braves in the 13-player, three-team Hector Olivera trade.
Johnson had been serving as the Braves' closer for the past month-plus and was doing very well in that role. He'll enter the Dodgers' bullpen sitting on a strong 2.25 season ERA. Arodys Vizcaino appears likely to take over ninth-inning duties for the Braves.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.