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Good morning baseball fans! We turn our attention back to the play on the field, as we march closer to the postseason, and to the winter meetings.
The biggest story from yesterday had to be Rockies shortstop Trevor Story being placed on the disabled list with a UCL tear in his thumb, an injury that will put him out of action for the rest of the season.
If you missed it from yesterday, each team’s trade deadline moves are broken down here.
Yasiel Puig’s tenure with the big-league club came to an end, as the Dodgers optioned him to Triple-A.
A lot of prospects were on the move on Monday, so here are some projections of these assets that got traded.
Andrew Benintendi was called up by the Red Sox late Monday evening, and he joined the team in Seattle on Tuesday.
Milwaukee joined in on the prospect fun, calling up one of their own, shortstop prospect Orlando Arcia, who started for the Brewers on Tuesday.
Here is a roundup of news from around the National League East.
It was a steep price for both the Red Sox and Giants to get some bullpen help.
Both the Red Sox and Giants improved their bullpens, if only by a little bit. Smith should give quality innings to a San Francisco bullpen that lacks a good southpaw, and Abad provides another option for Boston should Ross get hurt or struggle. However, both teams (and the Giants in particular) gave up potentially valuable assets, and should their new pitchers struggle, they may regret parting so willingly with Bickford, Susac, and Light.
The Giants gave up more for a younger, cost-controlled asset, albeit one that is trending in the wrong direction. The Red Sox gave up a less interesting piece for a pitcher who looks like something they already possess. Such is the cost of bullpen-adds this trading deadline.
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Today in Baseball History: In 1961, the Pirates beat the Cardinals 19-0, the largest shutout margin in NL night game history.