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Boston made a big trade early Saturday morning, acquiring Brad Ziegler from the Diamondbacks:
Ziegler, 36, will provide much needed bullpen help for a Red Sox team that was unable to use righties Junichi Tazawa and Craig Kimbrel due to injury concerns Friday night. Though it is unclear whether either Tazawa or Kimbrel will require a stint on the disabled list, it appears Dombrowski believed an immediate move was necessary.
Yoenis Cespedes and Noah Syndergaard both left New York’s Friday night game early due to injuries.
Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel will be sidelined three to six weeks as a result of a knee injury. Boston placed him on the disabled list Saturday.
The Braves will almost certainly be selling before the trade deadline.
San Diego is not open to trading Wil Myers.
Yankees reliever Andrew Miller is atop Chicago’s wish list:
While the Yankees, who trail the Orioles by seven and a half games in the American League East, don’t appear open to the idea of moving Miller, he is likely an ideal target. Miller is signed through 2018 and has pitched to a 1.43 ERA and 1.90 FIP over 37.2 innings this season.
Brad Ziegler might end up back in Arizona next season:
#DBacks, after informing Ziegler of trade, told him that they would be interested in re-signing him as a free agent this off-season.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 9, 2016
Bartolo Colon doesn’t want to stop pitching:
Bartolo Colon said he wants to pitch one more season after this one, before retiring. "Just one more," he said through an interpreter. #Mets— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) July 8, 2016
Boston’s closing situation is an intriguing one:
“I don’t think I’ve won back the job” — Koji Uehara, who wasn’t at his most talkative— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) July 9, 2016
The White Sox’s rotation took a hit Saturday:
White Sox place Carlos Rodon on 15-day DL (retroactive to July 6) with sprained left wrist. Recall right-hander Tommy Kahnle.— Daryl Van Schouwen (@CST_soxvan) July 9, 2016
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