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• A day after the rival Yankees made a deal for reliever Zach Britton, the Red Sox decided to acquire starter Nathan Eovaldi from the Rays to add to their rotation for the stretch run.
• Speaking of the Britton trade, our own Matt Powers graded the deal between the Yankees and Orioles. The winner is a real surprise here.
• The Yankees already have a majors-best 2.75 bullpen ERA. Their relief corps got even better on Tuesday night as they acquired two-time All-Star Zach Britton, one of the majors’ most dominant relievers over the last several years, from the Orioles for a package of prospects headlined by Double-A starting pitcher Dillon Tate.
- Well, that was quick: After playing in just three games following a DL stint due to a right groin strain, Gary Sanchez is headed back to the disabled list with that same injury.
- As if their recent on-field utility and the Josh Hader PR disaster wasn’t enough, the Brewers have been dealt another tough blow, as it looks like Brent Suter is headed for Tommy John surgery.
- Now that the Athletics have experienced a major surge in July and planted themselves firmly in the playoff race, they’ll be buyers at the trade deadline.
- Cleveland and San Diego made a trade that saw the Indians acquire relievers Brad Hand and Adam Cimber in exchange for one their top prospects, Francisco Mejia.
- For good measure, we also looked at the aforementioned Indians-Padres trade and graded the outcome for both teams.
- Noah Syndergaard has been placed on the DL with hand, foot and mouth disease because the Mets are determined to bring on all seven plagues so that there’s no one around to remember how disastrous their implosion was this season.
- Stephen took a look at the idea that the Rockies should really strongly consider trading Nolan Arenado.
- While the Dodgers certainly got better after they acquired Manny Machado from the Orioles, that move may not put them over the top.
- The Tigers have placed Michael Fulmer on the disabled list with a strained oblique, quasi-sinking their chances of having a productive trade deadline.
- The Phillies reportedly have interest in bringing back an old friend, as they’re targeting Blue Jays lefty (and 2004 Phillies draftee) J.A. Happ.
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