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The White Sox and Padres agreed to a deal Saturday afternoon that sent veteran starter James Shields to Chicago:
Shields has been rumored as a White Sox' target for about a week, and will join a rotation of Chris Sale, Jose Quintana and Carlos Rodon. Chicago has been looking for an upgrade over Mat Latos and Miguel Gonzalez at the back of its rotation after releasing John Danks last month.
Shields, 34, has posted a 2-7 record and 4.28 ERA in 11 starts so far this season.
New York placed Mark Teixeira on the disabled list and he might be out for an extended period if he opts to undergo surgery:
The Yankees are depending on Teixeira to produce, but he's yet to be as consistent as he was last season, when he batted .255/.357/.548 to complement 31 home runs and 79 RBIs over 111 contests.
San Francisco is interested in acquiring Andrew Miller:
#SFGiants have discussed internally a run at #Yankees' Miller. Perfect fit, but would SF part with top pitching prospect such as Beede?— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) June 5, 2016
Texas lost some pitching depth:
RHP Nick Tepesch has requested and been granted his unconditional release from his Round Rock contract.— John Blake (@RangerBlake) June 4, 2016
Edwin Diaz is receiving an opportunity with the Rangers:
The #Mariners have selected the contract of RHP Edwin Diaz from AA Jackson. He's in uniform tonight. Optioned RHP Cody Martin to AAA Tacoma.— MarinersPR (@MarinersPR) June 4, 2016
San Diego wasn't very open to moving one of its lefties:
By the way, the Padres likely would have to be overwhelmed to move Drew Pomeranz. Not many good young LHPs, do have to field a '17 rotation.— Dennis Lin (@sdutdennislin) June 4, 2016
Milwaukee returned its Rule 5 draft pick:
The Brewers are returning Colin Walsh to the A's. Rule 5 pick was designated for assignment last week. He'll report to Nashville— Jane Lee (@JaneMLB) June 4, 2016
The Marlins have officially parted ways with Edwin Jackson:
#Marlins RHP Edwin Jackson cleared waivers today and has been given his unconditional release.— clarkspencer (@clarkspencer) June 4, 2016
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