Rays acquire RHP Chih-Wei Hu and RHP Alexis Tapia from the Twins for RHP Kevin Jepsen.
Hu, a 21-year-old from Taiwan, has been one of the Florida State League's best pitchers this year, amassing a 2.44 ERA and a 73/19 K/BB ratio in 84 2/3 innings. He doesn't throw very hard and his palmball/changeup is his best pitch, so it will be interesting to see how he performs at higher levels. Tapia a 19-year-old in Rookie ball and isn't viewed as a top prospect.
ESPN's Jayson Stark reports that the Rockies have told teams they will revisit trading Carlos Gonzalez next month or over the winter.
They evidently haven't been able to find a robust enough market for CarGo this month. Gonzalez is one of the hottest hitters in baseball with a .431/.481/.958 batting line and 11 homers over his last 18 games.
Yankees sent LHP Chris Capuano outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
He was removed from the 40-man roster earlier this week. Capuano will stick around for depth.
Yankees activated OF Slade Heathcott from the 60-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Heathcott is over his quad injury but is now back in the minors as depth. He's hit .353/.353/.588 in six games for the Yankees this season.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Mets are "making a push" for Yoenis Cespedes.
The Mets had a deal in place for Carlos Gomez and were close on Jay Bruce, only to see both potential trades fall apart. It appears they've moved their focus to Cespedes as they seek some offensive help. It's unclear at this point what the Mets would have to give up.
Yankees designated first baseman-outfielder Garrett Jones for assignment.
The move makes room for Dustin Ackley on the roster. The Yankees thought they'd have more need for Jones this year, but who would have guessed Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez would be this healthy and productive? Jones hit just .215/.257/.361 with five homers in 144 at-bats in his lesser role. He might land another bench gig now, but his major league career doesn't figure to last a whole lot longer.
USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that the Cubs "would love to pull off a blockbuster" and land Tyson Ross and Craig Kimbrel from the Padres.
The Cubs, Padres and Red Sox are reportedly discussing a possible three-team deal and it's possible Chicago would be getting Ross and Kimbrel in a blockbuster swap. It remains unclear at this point what would be going to San Diego and Boston, but FOX Sports' Jon Morosi says the potential three-team deal "remains very much alive."
FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Angels have talked with the Tigers about Yoenis Cespedes.
The Angels have already traded for three different outfielder/designated hitter types, but Cespedes would be a much bigger bat than all of them. It's unclear how serious the discussions are at this point. The Mets have also been linked to Cespedes.