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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Marlins first base prospect Josh Naylor is among those going to the Padres in the Andrew Cashner/Colin Rea trade.

Naylor is arguably the Marlins' top prospect, as he was the only one represented in Baseball America's midseason ranking at No. 100. That's a big piece to give up for two starters who have under-performed this season, but Miami was obviously desperate for rotation help and willing to overpay. Naylor, 19, has batted .269/.317/.430 with nine homers and 10 steals at Low-A this season.
Jul 29 - 8:50 AM

Shawn Kelley struck out the only batter he faced to pick up his fifth save of the season in Thursday's win over the Giants.

Jonathan Papelbon started the inning but was pulled after allowing a one-out single and walk. Oliver Perez came on to retire two of the three batters he faced while allowing one inherited runner to score. Kelley then finished things off with a strikeout of Angel Pagan. Nationals manager Dusty Baker was non-committal after the game when asked about his ninth-inning situation, but Kelley may now be the favorite for saves. Of course, there's a pretty decent chance the Nats will acquire a reliever over the weekend.
Jul 29 - 8:39 AM

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins are also receiving Colin Rea in the Andrew Cashner trade.

They wanted to acquire two starters at the deadline and have done it in one fell swoop. Like Cashner, Rea has had a shaky season with a 4.98 ERA over 99 1/3 innings. He's just 26 and is under team control through 2021 and the hope is that he'll develop into a solid back-end starter.
Jul 29 - 8:36 AM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker was non-committal on his closer after pulling Jonathan Papelbon in the middle of a save chance Thursday.

Baker has indicated in recent days that he might make a change in the ninth inning, and he didn't hesitate to give Papelbon the hook after he allowed a one-out single and a walk to the Giants. Oliver Perez retired two of the next three batters and then Shawn Kelley closed things out by striking out Angel Pagan. Kelley is probably the favorite for saves in Washington right now, although it wouldn't be a surprise to see the club add a reliever before the trade deadline. "We’ve certainly got to figure something out here," Baker said.
Jul 29 - 8:29 AM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Marlins "have an agreement in place" to acquire Andrew Cashner from the Padres.

It's unclear at this point what the Padres will receive in return, but Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald says that the Marlins are also getting Colin Rea in the deal. Cashner has put up an unimpressive 4.76 ERA over 16 starts this season, but he's pitched well in his last three outings and the Marlins are obviously hoping to catch lighting in a bottle here. The 29-year-old righty will be a free agent this offseason.
Jul 29 - 8:07 AM
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