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Red Sox sent C Sandy Leon outright to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Leon was designated for assignment by the Red Sox exactly 10 days ago and passed through waivers unclaimed. The 26-year-old will continue acting as organizational depth at catcher for Boston.
Jul 30 - 2:13 PM

Tigers transferred LHP Kyle Lobstein from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

It's a paperwork move to clear a 40-man roster spot for Daniel Norris, who was acquired from the Blue Jays in Thursday's David Price trade. Lobstein has been out since May 24. There's no timetable for his return.
Jul 30 - 2:01 PM

Yankees recalled RHP Bryan Mitchell from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Mitchell will make a spot start for the Yankees on Thursday night against the Rangers. It would have been Michael Pineda's turn, but Pineda had to be scratched on Thursday afternoon after being diagnosed with a forearm strain. Mitchell could take more than one turn, but the 24-year-old is not going to be a good fantasy streamer.
Jul 30 - 1:57 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post was told that Michael Pineda is dealing with a right forearm muscle strain, not an elbow issue.

Sherman says it's not considered serious, but Pineda has been scratched from his scheduled start Thursday night against the Rangers and it's not clear when he might be ready to pitch next. Bryan Mitchell will take the mound for the Yankees, who may now have a little more urgency to add a starter ahead of the July 31 trade deadline.
Jul 30 - 1:55 PM

Blue Jays acquired LHP David Price from the Tigers for LHPs Daniel Norris, Jairo Labourt, and Matt Boyd.

Price had been drawing heavy interest from the Dodgers, Yankees, Cubs, and Giants, but the Blue Jays beat all the other offers. It's a risky play to give up so much young, cost-controlled talent for what could be a 2-3 month rental -- Price is eligible for free agency after the World Series -- but the Jays feel they can make a postseason push and they've now combined two of the top trade targets on this year's market. Troy Tulowitzki was acquired from the Rockies earlier this week.
Jul 30 - 1:48 PM

Tigers acquired LHPs Daniel Norris, Jairo Labourt, and Matt Boyd from the Blue Jays for LHP David Price.

Norris hasn't shown a whole lot yet at the major league level, but the 22-year-old left-hander entered the 2015 season as one of the top pitching prospects in baseball and the Tigers get six years of him for 2-3 months of Price. Labourt and Boyd also carry considerable upside. It's a nice haul for the retooling Detroit front office.
Jul 30 - 1:43 PM

Tigers acquired LHPs Jairo Labourt, Matt Boyd, and Daniel Norris from the Blue Jays for LHP David Price.

Labourt has posted some underwhelming numbers this season in High-A ball, but he's a big left-hander with a very good arsenal and he doesn't turn 22 years old until next March. The kid is more than just a throw-in.
Jul 30 - 1:38 PM

Tigers acquired LHPs Matt Boyd, Jairo Labourt, and Daniel Norris from the Blue Jays for LHP David Price.

Boyd, a 6-foot-3 southpaw, boasts a 1.68 ERA, 0.84 WHIP, and 107/24 K/BB ratio in 112 2/3 innings this season between Double-A and Triple-A. He made two starts earlier this year for Toronto and neither went particularly well, but the 24-year-old former sixth-round pick looks like a nice long-term rotation piece for the retooling Tigers.
Jul 30 - 1:34 PM

According to Mike Francesa of WFAN, Michael Pineda has been scratched from his scheduled start Thursday night against the Rangers due to an elbow issue.

"He’s not pitching tonight, and he might be badly hurt," Francesa told WFAN co-hosts Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on Thursday afternoon. Pineda was rocked for five runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings last Friday against the Twins, which may have been a strong signal that something was wrong. The 26-year-old is probably going to undergo a range of tests on his right elbow. It could be time for the Yankees to jump into the trade market.
Source: WFAN
Jul 30 - 1:26 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Tigers are "working to trade" closer Joakim Soria.

Soria would make sense for the Blue Jays -- the team the Tigers just traded David Price to -- but it doesn't appear there's anything happening on that front. Soria, 31, has a 2.85 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and 36/11 K/BB ratio in 41 innings this season for Detroit and he is 23-for-26 in save opportunities. As usual, just about every contending club is looking for relief help.
Jul 30 - 12:53 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports confirms that the Blue Jays have acquired David Price from the Tigers.

Daniel Norris, Jairo Labourt, and Matt Boyd are the three pitching prospects headed to Detroit in return, per USA Today's Bob Nightengale. There was talk Thursday morning that the Dodgers were the heavy favorite to land Price, but Toronto simply stepped up with a better package. Price, 29, has a 2.53 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and a 138/29 K/BB ratio in 146 innings this season. He'll likely be no more than a rental for the Jays, but it's a huge boost to that previously-underwhelming pitching staff.
Jul 30 - 12:35 PM

According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Blue Jays are "closing in" on a David Price trade.

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports is hearing the same, and says a deal could be consummated soon. Toronto already grabbed Troy Tulowitzki from the Rockies, and the club now appears to be on the verge of making a major splash in the starting pitching department. Price, 29, owns a 2.53 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and a 138/29 K/BB ratio in 146 innings this season for the Tigers. He has also been drawing interest from the Dodgers, Yankees, and Giants.
Jul 30 - 12:05 PM

Royals optioned OF Paulo Orlando to Triple-A Omaha.

The move clears a roster spot for new acquisition Ben Zobrist. Orlando, 29, has hit .237/.270/.408 in 161 plate appearances this season at the major league level.
Jul 30 - 11:54 AM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Blue Jays are "making a major push" for David Price.

USA Today's Bob Nightengale wrote earlier that some MLB executives are "absolutely convinced" Price is going to wind up with the Dodgers, but the Jays appear prepared to make Los Angeles work for it. Price, 29, is the biggest fish on the starting pitching market now that Cole Hamels and Johnny Cueto have both been dealt.
Jul 30 - 11:45 AM

Matt Adams (quad) said he plans to begin light swinging within the next two weeks.

Adams underwent surgery in late May for a severe quad strain and the initial expectation was that he would miss the remainder of the 2015 season, but it now sounds possible that he could serve as a bench bat in late September and into October. "Seems like he’s getting a little bit more flexibility in what he is allowed to do, and that’s always a real positive for us to see," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Wednesday.
Jul 30 - 11:32 AM

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