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AL East Notes: Yankees moves, Stroman’s rebound

The latest news from around the American League East.

Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

With teams becoming more and more interested in Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman, the Yankees are doing some more scouting, gathering names for when trade discussions break out.

One name that they were scouting: pitching prospect Reyanldo Lopez, who made his major league debut for the Nationals on Tuesday.

More from around the American League East:

  • Following the All-Star break, Marcus Stroman came out and didn’t perform well in his first start. Despite that, manager John Gibbons said to not worry about it. He proved his manager right on Wednesday.
  • The Rays have shut down Alex Cobb as he is dealing with fatigue and some mechanical issues.
  • Boston is moving on to closer number three of the season. Craig Kimbrel was already on the disabled list after needing knee surgery, and now Koji Uehara will join him with a pectoral muscle strain. Newly acquired Brad Ziegler will take over the reigns of the 9th inning.
  • During the Orioles game on Tuesday, a weird record was set. Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury reached on catcher’s interference, for the ninth time this season.

Standings ‘as of writing’:

Baltimore 53-39 — GB

Boston 52-39 .5 GB

Toronto 54-42 1.0 GB

NY Yankees 47-46 6.5 GB

Tampa Bay 37-57 17.0 GB