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The MLB Daily Dish: MLB trade rumors and news for August 11, 2016

Kick your day off right with the latest news, rumors, and analysis covering what could, should, and will affect your club's roster.

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The Astros designated Carlos Gomez for assignment, ending a bad tenure in Houston for the 30-year-old.

Jose Bautista has been sidelined with a knee injury, and now has been placed on the disabled list by the Blue Jays.

After some bumps early on, Hyun Soo Kim is getting comfortable with the Orioles.

Off the field, there’s still a language barrier. And a cultural one. “Home game days are about the same, there are not many differences,” said Kim of Korea versus America. “But when we are away, in Korea they all have to move together in a collective way. The whole team eats together and moves together. But here, it’s more of an individual thing. You do whatever you like.”

Kim has responded by apparently taking teammates to Korean barbecue when they are on the road. He’s slowly building bridges with those around him, and they look forward to learning from him. Mark Trumbo has his strengths, but he said he looks forward to slowly getting to know more about hitting from the patient, disciplined Kim.

More time should continue to help, but as much as Kim has established himself, there are still questions about his future. How much power will he show? How much will his defense improve? Who knows. As Kim himself says, “It’s really hard to predict anything. The game of baseball is very hard.”

Here is a roundup of news from around the American League East.

Prince Fielder is going to get all of his guaranteed money over the next four years, and that’s a good thing says our own Mike Bates.

Boston reliever Brad Ziegler has found long term success at the bottom of the zone.

It's hard to pinpoint the exact effect of Ziegler's unusual submarine motion. However, we can compare him to a similar pitcher who has seen similar results. Darren O'Day has also been an exceptionally consistent and effective ground ball-inducing sinker-baller and a pitcher who has benefited from a particularly wide strike zone in a particularly convenient place.

There are of course failed sinker-ballers and guys who can't maintain success for more than a short few years. But with Ziegler and O'Day having longer than average careers in the pen with a very tangible advantage over normal pitchers, it's hard not to wonder. Is submarine pitching an underrated art?

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