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Toronto added catching depth Friday, acquiring Dioner Navarro from the White Sox.
Navarro spent 2014 and 2015 with Toronto, leaving to sign a 1-year, $4 million deal with the White Sox in free agency. He hit .210/.267/.339 with six homers in 85 games with Chicago, sharing time with Alex Avila and Omar Narvaez throughout the season.
Minnesota promoted Alex Wimmers.
One of Texas’ newest relievers was arrested on Friday morning:
Jeremy Jeffress was arrested early Friday morning on a DWI charge in Dallas according to a report from Rebecca Lopez of WFAA. Details are sketchy at this point, but it appears that the 28 year old righty was still in custody as of this morning. It is not clear what substance he was suspected of using.
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It’s unlikely Yasiel Puig appears with the Dodgers again this season.
After trading Carlos Ruiz, the Phillies are turning to one of their minor league catching prospects:
Alfaro would likely be seen again as a September call-up anyway, having long been touted as a piece of the Phillies’ future. Acquired in return for the Cole Hamels trade with the Rangers, Alfaro slashed .279/.321/.442 with Double A Reading this season in 90 games.
A.J. Pollock returned to the Diamondbacks after suffering from an elbow fracture during Spring Training.
This isn’t good news for the Red Sox:
No structural damage for Benintendi. Termed a knee sprain. Farrell: "This could have been much worse." Optimistic of a return this season.— Tim Britton (@TimBritton) August 26, 2016
Minnesota is seeking a president of baseball operations:
Sources: #MNTwins not simply looking for a GM. Intend to hire prez-of-baseball operations type. That person could then hire a GM and others.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 26, 2016
Cleveland wants to see how some of its younger players perform in September:
Indians say in going over Sept. call ups they had players they wanted to look at and decided to part ways with Tommy Hunter (more).— paul hoynes (@hoynsie) August 25, 2016
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Today in Baseball History: On this day in 2002, Alfonso Soriano set a Yankees team record for home runs by a second baseman.