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Padres acquired LHP Chris Rearick from the Rays for INF Vince Belnome.

Rearick owns a 2.68 ERA over parts of three seasons in the minors, averaging 9.5 K/9 and 2.2 BB/9. The 25-year-old southpaw struggled a bit this year after being promoted to Double-A Montgomery, but he has always been pretty tough on left-handed batters.
Thu, Dec 13, 2012 05:15:00 PM

Mark Trumbo mashed his MLB-leading 47th homer in Friday’s win over the Yankees.

It was a two-run homer in a six-run fifth inning which put the game out of reach. Trumbo has hit just .202 during the second half, but at least he has managed 19 homers and 40 RBI in 70 games during that time.
Sep 30 - 10:48 PM

Jonathan Schoop went 2-for-4 with a homer and matched a career-high with five RBI in Friday’s 8-1 victory over the Yankees.

Schoop had gone 15 straight games without an RBI, but he broke out in a big way on Friday. He knocked in two runs with a double in the fourth inning before slamming a three-run homer in a six-run fifth inning. The 24-year-old failed to maintain his strong first half, but he’s sitting on 25 homers and 82 RBI.
Sep 30 - 10:46 PM

Jay Bruce stayed hot Friday against the Phillies by going 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI.

Bruce had a pair of RBI singles and a solo homer. He has now gone deep in three straight games and has four homers in his last six. It has been a struggle for Bruce since he was acquired from the Reds at the August 1 trade deadline, but he’s coming around at just the right time for New York.
Sep 30 - 10:16 PM

The Yankees announced Friday that they'll skip Masahiro Tanaka's final start of the season on Saturday.

With nothing left to play for, there's no reason to push the right-hander any further than necessary. He finishes a terrific 2016 campaign with a 14-4 record, 3.07 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 165/36 K/BB ratio across 199 2/3 innings. Luis Severino will start in his place on Saturday against the Orioles.
Sep 30 - 8:34 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia announced Friday that Albert Pujols (foot) has been shut down for the remainder of the 2016 season.

The 36-year-old slugger has battled plantar fasciitis throughout the season, and at this point it seems like a wise call to simply let him rest and start the recovery process. Pujols also said that he plans to return as a first baseman next season, as he doesn't enjoy serving as the DH full-time. He finishes the season hitting .268/.323/.457 with 31 homers and 119 RBI in 152 games. It's his highest RBI total since his MVP campaign in 2009 with the Cardinals.
Sep 30 - 6:42 PM

Corey Kluber (quad) played catch from up to 150 feet on Friday.

Kluber also worked in some crow-hops in order to test out his quad strain and felt fine. There's no timetable yet for when he'll throw off a mound, but Friday's session was a positive development. Kluber is expected to be ready for the ALDS next week.
Sep 30 - 5:45 PM

Cardinals activated OF Matt Holliday from the 15-day disabled list.

He's not going to play much in the final weekend, though, as the Cards just want to get him a token appearance so that the impending free agent can be recognized by the fans. General manager John Mozeliak said Friday that the likelihood of the team picking up Holliday's option for 2017 is "very low."
Sep 30 - 5:24 PM

Bryan Price will return as the Reds' manager in 2017.

There had been some talk of Price being on the hot seat, but the entire coaching staff has been offered contracts to return next season. The club also will have an option on Price for 2018. The Reds are 67-92 in 2016 and 207-276 in three seasons under Price.
Sep 30 - 4:27 PM

Rangers activated OF Shin-Soo Choo from the 15-day disabled list.

It had looked like Choo was done for the regular season when he fractured his left forearm in mid-August, but he's managed to make it back for the final series. He's in right field and batting seventh Friday, as Carlos Gomez has retained the leadoff spot for now. Nomar Mazara is on the bench.
Sep 30 - 4:04 PM

Joey Votto (chin) is back in the Reds' lineup Friday.

Votto had to leave Thursday's game after an errant throw from the outfield struck him in the chin as he slid into second base, but he's fine. He's at first base and batting third versus Jake Buchanan and the Cubs.
Sep 30 - 2:45 PM

Daniel Murphy (glute) remained out of the Nationals' lineup Friday.

Murphy is coming up on two weeks since he's started a game, as he's still not over his strained left glute. We probably shouldn't expect more than a token appearance this weekend as the Nats prepare for the postseason. Stephen Drew is at second base Friday.
Sep 30 - 2:31 PM




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