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Cardinals grab Broxton for bullpen

St. Louis trades for struggling Brewers reliever Jonathan Broxton, according to ESPN and multiple reports. In 36.2 innings this season, Broxton has a 5.89 ERA.

Cole Hamels to Rangers official

Texas and Philadelphia agreed to swap Hamels on Wednesday, and now it's official. Hamels and reliever Jake Diekman go to Texas for SP Matt Harrison, and five others Rangers including top catching prospect Jorge Alfaro.

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Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Addendum: The Blue Jays aren't interested in Ben Revere AT CURRENT ASKING PRICE; nothing current. PHI talking to some other team.

ICYMI: Ryan Rua hits inside-the-park HR

The Rangers outfielder used his legs to turn a line drive to center field into a four-bagger.

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Reds-Mets talking Wheeler-Bruce swap

Medical information is being reviewed for a potential trade including Mets SP Zack Wheeler and Reds OF Jay Bruce, according to ESPN's Adam Rubin. New York turns to Bruce (.257 BA, 17 HRs) after a trade for Carlos Gomez fell through. Wheeler is recovering from Tommy John surgery.

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Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

There is some speculation within the industry about a possible BOS/Cubs/Padres three-way blockbuster taking shape. Lots of pieces that fit.

Dodgers making moves -- but not big ones

L.A. picked up quality SPs Alex Wood and Mat Latos on Thursday. But Tim Kurkjian explains the Dodgers' reluctance to trade for aces Cole Hamels and David Price. And it had to do with an 18-year-old.

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Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

National League leaders in outfield OPS: 1) Harper, 1.153; 2) Stanton, .952; 3) Gerardo Parra, .886; 4) McCutchen, .880.

Report: Orioles getting Gerardo Parra

Baltimore has agreed to trade minor leaguer Zach Davies for Brewers OF Parra pending physicals, according to ESPN and multiple reports. Parra's in the midst of an MLB-best 14-game hitting streak. He would be the second outfielder dealt by Milwaukee in as many days (Carlos Gomez on Thursday).

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Kurkjian: Yankees will be active today

"The Yankees are on the war path to try to find some pitching help. [Padres closer] Craig Kimbrel certainly is an option."

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Jayson Stark @jaysonst

Adage to remember today (from one GM): Buyers make more mistakes than sellers because buyers are more emotional. Sellers are more rational

Jayson Stark @jaysonst

Teams talking to #WhiteSox say they're struggling with how impact of Cespedes or Upton would impact roster. Already overloaded at OF/DH/1B

American League bulks up on stars

With a few hours remaining before the trade deadline, the AL can take a bow. Troy Tulowitzki (Rockies to Blue Jays), Johnny Cueto (Reds to Royals), Carlos Gomez (Brewers to Astros) have all switched leagues and Cole Hamels (Phillies to Rangers) is reportedly next.

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Baltimore outfielders vs. Gerardo Parra

Parra, reportedly headed to the Orioles, would offer an instant upgrade to the current crop of O's outfielders.

  • Orioles: .210 BA, .612 OPS, 25 RBIs
  • Parra: .328 BA, .886 OPS, 31 RBIs

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