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- Here’s the latest from around the American League East.
- In a huge and also somewhat befuddling deal, the Cardinals traded Mike Leake to Mariners.
- Beloved Twins’ closer Joe Nathan has announced his retirement.
- Toronto designated Nori Aoki for assignment.
- Just over 24-hours before the wavier deadline expired, the Reds pulled back Zack Cozart from revocable trade waivers.
- Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes will be sidelined for at least six weeks, meaning it’s likely that he appeared in his final game this season, according to The New York Times’ James Wagner .
- Diamondbacks’ Nick Ahmed has suffered a broken wrist.
- The Blue Jays pulled back J.A. Happ from revocable trade waivers.
- Stephen Strasburg is potentially a robot and not only pitched a shutout but also provided his own run support
- Royals’ Danny Duffy has been charged with a DUI.
- A back injury landed Dodgers pitcher Josh Fields on the disabled list.
- Tropicana Field’s dancing grounds crew guy is back to make you smile. Give this man a raise and an award.
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Today in baseball: On this day in 1992, The A's trade Jose Canseco to the Rangers for Ruben Sierra.