Braves acquired INF Richard Rodriguez from the Giants for INF Gordon Beckham.
Rodriguez batted just .182/.216/.191 over 118 plate appearances this season as a 23-year-old in High-A ball. The native of Venezuela can't really be considered a prospect.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts announced Tuesday that Clayton Kershaw will start Game 1 of the NLDS against the Nationals.
Rich Hill will start Game 2 and Kenta Maeda will take Game 3. Rookie left-hander Julio Urias is a possibility for Game 4. Kershaw has registered a tremendous 0.86 ERA with 23 strikeouts in 21 innings (four starts) since returning from a herniated disc on September 9. He went seven scoreless innings against the Rockies in his latest turn.
Giants purchased the contract of C Tony Sanchez from Triple-A Sacramento.
Sanchez will serve as emergency depth at catcher for the Giants over their final six regular-season games. The former Pirates prospect hit .200/.317/.340 in 60 plate appearances with Sacramento.
Giants designated RHP Matt Reynolds for assignment.
The move clears a 40-man roster spot for Tony Sanchez, who joined the Giants as an emergency backup catcher on Tuesday. Reynolds allowed five earned runs on seven hits and five walks in six innings this season out of the San Francisco bullpen.
Giants placed OF Mac Williamson on the 60-day disabled list with a strained quad.
Williamson suffered the injury Sunday in San Diego and is officially done for the season. He finishes the 2016 campaign with a .223/.315/.411 batting line in 54 major league games.