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The Pirates are “aggressively” trying to extend starter Ivan Nova:
Pittsburgh acquired Nova in advance of the non-waiver trade deadline to help it make a playoff run, and Nova has pitched well since joining the rotation. Over 55.1 innings with the Pirates, he’s pitched to a 2.93 ERA and 2.66 FIP.
Los Angeles recalled Chris Taylor to give the club infield depth:
Los Angeles recalled infielder Chris Taylor
in advance of the final nine games of the regular season. He’s hit .218 over 29 games with the Dodgers.
Zack Greinke’s season seems to be over:
Chip Hale says he doesn't expect Zack Greinke to pitch again this season.— Nick Piecoro (@nickpiecoro) September 24, 2016
Since Pablo Sandoval is reportedly ahead of schedule, he could return to the Red Sox in October:
John Farrell made a point of saying that Pablo Sandoval, who's "well ahead of schedule," could be an option in October of a need arises.— Brian MacPherson (@brianmacp) September 24, 2016
Derek Holland is now going to pitch out of the Rangers’ bullpen:
Derek Holland has been moved to the bullpen for the rest of the season. #Rangers want to see if he can be a bullpen option for playoffs.— Jeff Wilson (@JeffWilson_FWST) September 24, 2016
This is probably a good decision on the part of the Nationals:
MRI reveals Daniel Murphy has a strain in his buttocks. The Nationals are shutting him down for the next few days— Jamal Collier (@JamalCollier) September 23, 2016
Brandon McCarthy was activated Saturday:
Brandon McCarthy will be activated Saturday.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) September 23, 2016
Jeremy Jeffress re-joined the Rangers:
Jeremy Jeffress has been officially reinstated. He will not dress out tonight. He will work on throwing program over next week.— Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) September 23, 2016
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