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Ervin Santana cleared waivers Saturday afternoon:
While Santana would likely be an upgrade to any contending club’s starting rotation, the Twins might have to include cash in a deal given his current contract. Santana is making $13.5 million this season and is due the same amount the next two seasons.
Boston placed Andrew Benintendi on the disabled list.
Cleveland released reliever Tommy Hunter.
The White Sox might not be done making moves:
#WhiteSox might not be done dealing before 8/31. Rick Hahn: "We were having dialogue w/ lot of different clubs on handful of diff. players."— Dan Hayes (@CSNHayes) August 27, 2016
Gerrit Cole will not make his next scheduled start Monday:
Sources: #Pirates RHP Gerrit Cole will NOT start Monday v Cubs. He will fly to LA on Sunday to have sore elbow examined by specialist.— Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) August 27, 2016
San Diego claimed Oswaldo Arcia from the Marlins:
Padres claim Orlando Arcia from the Marlins, will start him in right field tonight. Patrick Kivlehan optioned.— Dennis Lin (@sdutdennislin) August 27, 2016
Cincinnati was seeking catching depth:
Reds purchase contract of C Raffy Lopez, option Tony Renda to AAA— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) August 27, 2016
This isn’t the best news for the Cardinals:
Washington won’t be getting one of its injured relievers back any time soon:
Aaron Barrett is here, 5 weeks after breaking elbow during sim game in Viera. Has some "serious hardware" in arm now, expects full recovery.— Mark Zuckerman (@MarkZuckerman) August 26, 2016
Toronto designated Aaron Loup for assignment:
Wade Davis might be returning to the Royals soon:
Ned says Wade Davis will throw an inning for Omaha on Sat. and then again on Monday. Probably won't be back before Sept. 1. #Royals— Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) August 26, 2016
Adam Jones probably won’t have to be placed on the disabled list:
Buck tells Gary Thorne that he views Jones as day-to-day w left hamstring strain. Said it is no worse than Thurs when also came out of game— Dan Connolly (@danconnolly2016) August 27, 2016
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