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Here’s what else is going on around the baseball world:
- Bad news coming out of the Bronx: Yankees’ Aaron Judge has suffered a chip fracture in his right wrist. While no surgery is needed, the young slugger will miss three weeks of play.
• 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 Braves have acquired Jonny Venters from the Rays for international slot money. So uh, get really excited about that one.
- The Diamondbacks also worked out a deal with the Rays on Wednesday, as they acquired right-handed pitcher Matt Andriese from Tampa Bay for a pair of prospects.
- The Washington Nationals have sent Stephen Strasburg back to the disabled list, this time assumably for whatever ninja move Max Scherzer put on him when the two went into the clubhouse after Strasburg rough first start back from his prior DL stint.
• 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.
- The Cubs, not to be outdone in the trading of pitchers this deadline, have acquired Cole Hamels from Rangers, per report.
- 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 futility 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.
- Our Wayne Cavadi examines if ‘Ace’ is the most misused word in Major League Baseball.
- The Astros have made their first trade deadline move, acquiring Martin Maldonado from the Angels.
- 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 Brewers have acquired Joakim Soria from the White Sox, per Senator Dianne Feinstein, sorta.
- In a somewhat but also not really shocking turn of events, J.A. Happ is headed to the Yankees, and the Cash Man is ready to rumble all the way to the last moments of the trade deadline.
- Matt graded the Blue Jays / Yankees trade and it’s shockingly one of the better deals we’ve seen so far this deadline season.
- The Nationals could become sellers before deadline, per report.graded the
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