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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Carter Capps is also going to the Padres in the Andrew Cashner deal.

He adds that Tayron Guerrero is headed to the Marlins, too, as this trade just keeps getting bigger. Capps is currently recovering from Tommy John surgery but has been dominant when healthy, posting a 1.16 ERA and 58/7 K/BB ratio over 31 innings last season. He's a big health risk with his unorthodox delivery and big velocity but should be a shutdown reliever as long as the Padres can keep him on the mound. Guerrero has flashed triple-digit heat himself and is under team control for many years.
Jul 29 - 11:04 AM

Mariners recalled OF Guillermo Heredia from Triple-A Tacoma.

Heredia, 25, is a Cuban defector signed during spring training and has batted .309/.399/.405 with four homers and three steals between Double- and Triple-A. He can play all three outfield spots.
Jul 29 - 10:46 AM

Mariners optioned LHP David Rollins to Triple-A Tacoma.

Rollins has been back and forth from Triple-A to the majors many times this season, holding a 7.04 ERA over nine appearances with the big club. He'll be back up in September, if not before.
Jul 29 - 10:43 AM

MLB.com's TR Sullivan reports that the Rangers have "touched base" with the Yankees on Carlos Beltran, "although it doesn't appear serious."

Beltran would seem to be an ideal trade target for some team as an aging veteran in the midst of a terrific walk year, although it doesn't appear the Yankees are ready to be sellers just yet. The Royals have also reportedly inquired on Beltran, although it doesn't appear those talks got anywhere, either.
Jul 29 - 10:39 AM

ESPN's Jayson Stark reports that Jarred Cosart is one of the pieces headed to San Diego in the Andrew Cashner/Colin Rea trade.

It looks like we have all the details of the deal now, as Cashner and Rea will go to Miami and Cosart, first base prospect Josh Naylor and pitching prospect Luis Castillo will be sent to San Diego. Cosart was once a decent prospect but has flamed out the last couple seasons and been particularly awful this year with a 5.95 ERA in the majors and poor numbers at Triple-A, as well. He'll be arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter.
Jul 29 - 10:26 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Brewers have received "at least one offer" for Ryan Braun but considered the offer "terrible."

Which team extended the offer isn't known. Braun is 32 and owed nearly $100 million through 2021, but he's put up a .321/.383/.515 batting line this season so the Brewers understandably don't consider this a salary dump situation. Obviously the offers will have to get much better in order for them to consider moving Braun.
Jul 29 - 9:44 AM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Orioles have had trade discussions with the Rays regarding Erasmo Ramirez.

They would be interested in using Ramirez as a starter, as he evidently represents a backup plan after they missed out on Andrew Cashner. Ramirez has been used almost exclusively as a reliever this season and hasn't gone more than two innings since mid-May, so obviously it will take a bit for his stamina to be built back up. He holds a 3.90 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 46/16 K/BB ratio over 60 innings this season and is under team control through 2019.
Jul 29 - 9:36 AM

T.J. McFarland (knee) threw a bullpen session on Thursday.

It's the first time he's thrown off the bump since going down with left knee tendinitis a month ago. A timetable for McFarland isn't known, but it appears he's making progress.
Jul 29 - 9:29 AM

Joey Rickard will have his right thumb re-examined on Monday to see if he can have a splint removed.

Rickard is showing signs that he's coming along from his torn thumb ligament ahead of schedule, but he'll need to be examined further before the Orioles decide whether to accelerate his rehab. He's currently a week into a 4-6 week timetable. "I’m hoping he gets out of that splint," manager Buck Showalter said. "[Head trainer Richie Bancells] said a lot of the swelling has just about managed it’s way out of there. That’s unusual. That’s moving along good."
Jul 29 - 9:28 AM

Ramiro Pena (groin) struck out as a pinch-hitter in Thursday's loss to the Nationals.

Pena was listed from a game earlier this week after getting hit with a ball in the groin area. He'll be fine.
Jul 29 - 9:00 AM

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.

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports sayd the Padres will also get pitching prospect Luis Castillo. 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.
Source: MASN Sports
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.

They're also getting Colin Rea and Tyron Guerrero and reportedly giving up Jarred Cosart, Carter Capps, Josh Naylor and Luis Castillo. 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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