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If the Yankees remain toward the bottom of the National League East standings, they could consider moving Andrew Miller or Aroldis Chapman. Several clubs have already expressed interest:
As a contending team moving toward July, the [Nationals’] desires will skew toward "bullpen help;” that ambiguous term that generally means a team is doing fine and may or may not find a relief pitcher to throw into the mix because they feel like it.
So, who has the relievers Nationals fans will suddenly be unable to live without for the next month? This year, it's the Yankees, says Ken Rosenthal:
The Rays and Cubs have been linked to Jonathan Lucroy, but it doesn’t seem either team is an ideal fit.
Atlanta has made it clear almost every player on its roster is available. However, it would take a lot to acquire Julio Teheran.
With Hunter Pence out, the Giants are considering other outfield options:
San Francisco is known to be looking for outfield help in the wake of Hunter Pence's injury, and made two small moves last week by signing minor-league free agents Chris Denorfia and Travis Ishikawa. The team is currently using Gregor Blanco, Jarrett Parker and Mac Williamson as options for their corner outfield spots, but is open to a longer-term addition at the trade deadline.
It didn’t take Ruben Tejada long to find a new team. He’s headed to San Francisco.
Texas’ rotation will be without Yu Darvish for a bit:
Darvish to DL with continued shoulder discomfort; Claudio recalled. Awaiting Rangers comments— Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) June 14, 2016
The Angels continue to make changes to their pitching staff:
AJ Achter and Al Alburquerque are here. Hunch is one of the corresponding moves would involve David Huff being DFA'd. Not sure of the other.— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) June 13, 2016
Los Angeles officially parted ways with an expensive outfielder:
Carl Crawford officially released.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) June 13, 2016
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