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Pablo Sandoval was removed from Thursday's game against the White Sox after being hit in the wrist/forearm area by a Chris Sale pitch.

Sandoval actually struck out swinging at the pitch, literally adding insult to injury. He'll presumably head for X-rays to rule out any fractures. The Red Sox should have an update on his status shortly.
Jul 30 - 9:17 PM

Brewers purchased the contract of INF/OF Elian Herrera from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Herrera will add versatility and depth to the Brewers bench in the wake of the Carlos Gomez trade. The 30-year-old hit just .212/.259/.374 in 99 at-bats with the Brewers earlier in the season.
Jul 30 - 9:06 PM

Brewers recalled OF Logan Schafer from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Schafer will join the team on Friday. He'll help provide depth in the outfield for the Brewers after dealing Carlos Gomez to the Astros on Thursday. Schafer is hitting just .182/.270/.276 in 33 at-bats with the big league club this season.
Jul 30 - 9:03 PM

Rockies optioned INF Christian Adames to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Adames was just with the club for a couple of days to provide emergency infield depth and now the 24-year-old will return to Triple-A to continue playing everyday. He should get another opportunity with the big league club later in the summer.
Jul 30 - 9:00 PM

Jon Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Reds have interest in acquiring Zack Wheeler.

It's unclear if there have been any substantive talks between the two clubs, but Jay Bruce could fill the Mets need for an outfield bat. It's unclear what else the Reds would have to part with to make a deal work though.
Jul 30 - 8:39 PM

Pirates general manager Neil Huntington confirmed Thursday that Mark Melancon will remain the team's closer.

The acquisition of Joakim Soria on Thursday strengthened an already deep and talented setup corps for the Bucs, but it won't force the All-Star right-hander from his ninth-inning gig. Melancon boasts a stellar 1.32 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and league leading 32 saves on the year.
Jul 30 - 8:33 PM

Mets activated C Travis d'Arnaud from the 15-day disabled list.

Manager Terry Collins indicated Thursday that the club will ease the hard-hitting backstop back into action, so expect to see him share the load with Kevin Plawecki for awhile until he gets back into the swing of things.
Jul 30 - 8:31 PM

Dodgers designated OF Chris Heisey for assignment.

Like Brandon Beachy, Heisey became a roster casualty due to the massive three-team trade with the Marlins and Braves. While the 30-year-old outfielder struggled in his limited action with the big league club this year, he should attract interest on waivers and could be flipped elsewhere.
Jul 30 - 8:29 PM

Dodgers designated RHP Chin-Hui Tsao for assignment.

The 34-year-old hurler appeared in just five games for the big league club, registering a 10.29 ERA, 2.57 WHIP and 7/3 K/BB ratio over seven innings. There's a good chance that he passes through waivers unclaimed and continues to provide organizational bullpen depth in the minor leagues.
Jul 30 - 8:28 PM

Dodgers designated RHP Brandon Beachy for assignment.

The Dodgers were forced to cut a few very talented players as a result of Thursday's massive 13-player three-team trade. Beachy should attract interest from several clubs, and the Dodgers could flip him in another trade shortly.
Jul 30 - 8:26 PM

Astros acquired OF Carlos Gomez and RHP Mike Fiers from the Brewers for OF Domingo Santana, OF Brett Phillips, LHP Josh Hader, RHP Adrian Houser and international bonus slot #76.

The dynamic 29-year-old outfielder was nearly traded to the Mets on Wednesday evening before the deal fell apart due to financial issues. Their loss, is a huge gain for the Astros though who will add another monster bat to an already dangerous lineup. In 74 games with the Brewers this season, Gomez was hitting .262/.328/.423 with eight homers, 43 RBI and seven stolen bases.
Jul 30 - 8:08 PM

Astros acquired RHP Mike Fiers and OF Carlos Gomez from the Brewers for OF Domingo Santana, OF Brett Phillips, LHP Josh Hader, RHP Adrian Houser and international bonus slot #76.

The Astros now boast a very strong top four hurlers in their rotation, as Fiers likely slots in behind Dallas Keuchel, Scott Kazmir and Lance McCullers. The 30-year-old right-hander boasts a 3.89 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 121/43 K/BB ratio through 118 frames on the year and should benefit from a move away from the launching pad that is Miller Park.
Jul 30 - 8:05 PM

Brewers acquired RHP Adrian Houser, OF Domingo Santana, OF Brett Phillips, LHP Josh Hader and international bonus slot #76 from the Astros for OF Carlos Gomez and RHP Mike Fiers.

While the 22-year-old hurler doesn't have the cache of the other three prospects heading to the Brewers in this deal, he isn't simply a throw-in either. He has a live arm and the ability to pitch out of the bullpen or rotation. In 19 appearances between /High-A Lancaster and Double-A Corpus Christi this season, he owns a 5.10 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 78/35 K/BB ratio across 83 frames.
Jul 30 - 8:02 PM

Brewers acquired LHP Josh Hader, OF Domingo Santana, OF Brett Phillips, RHP Adrian Houser and international bonus slot #76 from the Astros for OF Carlos Gomez and RHP Mike Fiers.

The 21-year-old southpaw was the Astros Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2014. He has split time between the starting rotation and the bullpen at Double-A Corpus Christi this season, compiling a 3.17 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 69/24 K/BB ratio across 65 1/3 innings.
Jul 30 - 7:59 PM

Brewers acquired OF Domingo Santana, OF Brett Phillips, LHP Josh Hader, RHP Adrian Houser and international bonus slot #76 from the Astros for OF Carlos Gomez and RHP Mike Fiers.

The 22-year-old outfielder has seen limited action with the big league club this season, but has mashed to the tune of .320/.426/.582 with 16 homers and 59 RBI in 75 games at Triple-A Fresno. With little left to prove in the minor leagues, he could immediately get an opportunity to play everyday in Milwaukee.
Jul 30 - 7:56 PM



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