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The Mets have promoted prospect outfielder Brandon Nimmo to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Nimmo, a supplemental first-round pick in 2011, earned the promotion after batting .279/.354/.368 with two home runs and 16 RBI over 302 plate appearances with Double-A Binghamton this season. The 22-year-old has been considered one of the team's top position prospects for a while and now he's just a step away from the majors. It's worth noting that his name has been floated in some trade rumors this week, so that opportunity might not be with the Mets.
Jul 28 - 3:44 PM

Devon Travis will hit leadoff Tuesday against the Phillies.

Travis will get the first crack at taking over the leadoff spot now that Jose Reyes has been traded to the Rockies. He's deserving of the opportunity, as he's hitting .354 with a .400 on-base percentage over 25 games since returning from the disabled list.
Jul 28 - 3:38 PM

Braves purchased the contract of RHP David Carpenter from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Carpenter was designated for assignment by the Braves earlier this month, but he's getting another shot in the bullpen in the wake of the Manny Banuelos injury. The 27-year-old allowed three runs on six hits over 3 2/3 innings during his previous stint with the team.
Jul 28 - 3:35 PM

Wilmer Flores is out of the Mets' lineup again Tuesday.

Flores has now been on the bench for three straight games following the additions of Kelly Johnson and Juan Uribe. With Ruben Tejada as the regular shortstop, he will have to make the best of his opportunities as a bench player. Uribe is starting at third base Tuesday and Daniel Murphy will play second base.
Jul 28 - 3:32 PM

Manny Machado will bat leadoff Tuesday against the Braves.

Machado had hit third in the previous four games. Adam Jones will slide back into the third spot Tuesday while Chris Davis will bat cleanup.
Jul 28 - 3:29 PM

Brock Holt (knee) remains out of the starting lineup Tuesday against the White Sox.

Holt sat out Monday after leaving Sunday's game with a hyperextended knee and he apparently needs at least another day. Jemile Weeks will fill in at second base again Tuesday while Alejandro De Aza will get a shot out of No. 2 spot in the order.
Jul 28 - 3:25 PM

Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan reports that the Diamondbacks are talking to the Reds about a trade for Aroldis Chapman.

It would be a weird move for the Diamondbacks, who aren't in contention this season. A dominant closer is a luxury in such a situation, but Arizona apparently sees him as a difference-maker as they look toward 2016. Chapman, who will be eligible for free agency after next season, has also reportedly drawn interest from the Nationals.
Jul 28 - 3:20 PM

Indians transferred LHP Nick Hagadone from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot for Michael Roth on the 40-man roster. Hagadone underwent surgery last week to repair a fracture in his left elbow and is expected to miss 6-9 months.
Jul 28 - 3:18 PM

Indians optioned 1B Jesus Aguilar to Triple-A Columbus.

Aguilar was called up on Friday and went 2-for-9 with an RBI over three games with the big club. Michael Roth will take his place on the active roster.
Jul 28 - 3:17 PM

Indians purchased the contract of LHP Michael Roth from Triple-A Columbus.

Roth, who previously pitched in the majors with the Angels, had a 4.19 ERA and 70/37 K/BB ratio in 114 2/3 innings this season in Triple-A. The 25-year-old southpaw will provide some bullpen depth for Cleveland.
Jul 28 - 3:13 PM

Red Sox transferred RHP Clay Buchholz from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot for Jean Machi on the 40-man roster and also rules Buchholz out until the early part of September. Of course, Buchholz estimated last week that he's likely about five or six weeks away from throwing off a mound as he recovers from a right flexor strain, so he's no sure thing to pitch again this season.
Jul 28 - 3:10 PM

Red Sox claimed RHP Jean Machi off waivers from the Giants.

Machi was recently designated for assignment by the Giants after struggling to the tune of a 5.14 ERA over 33 appearances this season. The 33-year-old was a useful bullpen piece from 2013-2014, so the Red Sox will try to get him turned around.
Jul 28 - 3:08 PM

Marlins placed INF Donovan Solano on the paternity leave list.

Solano can remain on paternity leave for 24 to 72 hours. Dee Gordon will take his place on the active roster.
Jul 28 - 3:06 PM

Marlins activated 2B Dee Gordon from the 15-day disabled list.

Gordon only needed one minor league rehab game to prove that he was ready to go. The speedy second baseman has been out since July 12 with a dislocated left thumb. He returns to a .338/.359/.413 batting line to go along with 33 steals.
Jul 28 - 3:04 PM

Athletics acquired RHP Aaron Brooks from the Royals in the Ben Zobrist deal.

Brooks doesn't miss many bats and has struggled in his limited opportunities in the majors, but he has excellent control and has pitched well in the Pacific Coast League over the past two seasons. The 25-year-old could be a useful depth arm for Oakland, but there's not a lot of upside here.
Jul 28 - 3:02 PM



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