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- In a notable waiver move, the Astros acquired veteran right-hander Justin Verlander from the Astros.
- Seattle sent Leonys Martin to the Cubs.
- Justin Upton was sent to the Angels as the Tigers decided to move several veteran pieces.
- It seems like right-hander Mark Melancon is set to undergo surgery soon, according to The San Francisco Chronicle’s John Shea.
- Seattle outrighted Christian Bergman, the team announced.
- Free agent Derek Norris will spend the rest of this season on the restricted list, according to Major League Baseball.
- The Royals released veteran right-hander Neftali Feliz, according to MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan.
- Logan Verrett was designated for assignment by the Orioles on Friday, the club announced.
- The Cubs selected Mike Freeman’s contract from Triple-A, the team announced.
- Los Angeles designated Brett Eibner for assignment, the team announced.
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