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7Brandon McCarthy, NYY, SP13
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3Edinson Volquez, PIT, SP-13
4Clay Buchholz, BOS, SP-12
5Lonnie Chisenhall, CLE, 3B-11
6Shane Greene, NYY, SP-11
7Matt Cain, SF, SP-10
8Joe Smith, LAA, RP-10
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Michael Pineda to begin rehab assignment Sunday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4:49 pm ET) Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Sunday.

Yankees set to designate Brian Roberts for assignment
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4:47 pm ET) Yankees second baseman Brian Roberts will be designated for assignment to clear a roster spot for Stephen Drew, who was acquired in a trade Thursday. 

Roberts struggled in his only season with the Yankees, batting .237 with five home runs, 16 doubles and 21 RBI in 91 games.


Victory Caratini heading to Cubs at deadline
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4:42 pm ET) The Cubs acauired catching prospect Victor Caratini from the Braves in a deadline-day deal for James Russell and Emilio Bonifacio, the teams announced Thursday.

Caratini was a second-round pick by the Braves in 2013, and is hitting .279/.352/.406 as a 20-year-old at Class A Rome this season. 


Jonathan Papelbon, Marlon Byrd, A.J. Burnett remain with Phils
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4:39 pm ET) The Phillies did not make any trades by Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline, despite outfielder Marlon Byrd, starting pitcher A.J. Burnett and closer Jonathan Papelbon being mentioned in trade rumors the last few weeks.

David Buchanan set to start Thursday against Blue Jays
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:38 pm ET) The Astros have moved right-hander Jake Buchanan  from the bullpen into a starting role for Thursday night against Toronto, per CSNHouston.com.

Buchanan has struggled in two stints with Houston this season with nine runs allowed in 11 1/3 innings. But he is coming off an appearance in whch he pitched shutout ball for 2 1/3 innings and fanned four.

He could remain in the rotation to replace just-traded Jarred Cosart.


Marlins, Astros agree to six-player deal
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4:36 pm ET) The Marlins acquired pitcher Jarred Cosart, infielder Enrique Hernandez and outfielder Austin Wates from the Astros prior to Thursday's trade deadline, in exchange for a package of prospects that includes third baseman Colin Moran, outfielder Jake Marisnick and pitcher Francis Martes.

The deal came through just before the deadline, and likely includes a compensation pick going Houston's way, according to MLB.com. 


Blake Treinen called up for Nationals Thursday
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4:31 pm ET) The Nationals have recalled pitcher Blake Treinen from Triple-A Syracuse to fill the vacant spot on their active roster Thursday.

Treinen has a 2.29 ERA in 35 1/3 innings for the Nationals this season, but might not be long for the team, with Asdrubal Cabrera expected to join the team Friday.  


Braves acquire Emilio Bonifacio, James Russell from Cubs
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4:28 pm ET) The Braves made one move before the trade deadline, acquiring reliever James Russell and infielder Emilio Bonifacio from the Cubs, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Additional details on the trade are not yet available.

Russell has a 3.51 ERA in 33 1/3 innings for the Cubs this season, while Bonifacio was hitting .279/.318/.373 in 276 at-bats for the Cubs.  


Arizona acquires catcher prospect in Martin Prado deal
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4:28 pm ET) The Diamondbacks acquired catcher prospect Pete O'Brien from the Yankees Thursday in exchange for infielder Martin Prado. O'Brien hit .267 with 23 doubles, 33 home runs and 70 RBI in 102 games this season between high Class A and Double-A.

The Diamondbacks will also get cash considerations or a player to be named later.


Adam LaRoche catching break against southpaw
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:26 pm ET) Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche is sitting Thursday night against Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee. He has just four hits in 22 at-bats lifetime against Lee.

 
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Fan Poll

Which of these third basemen would you want on your teams for the second half?

Nolan Arenado, Rockies
17%
Manny Machado, Orioles
25%
Todd Frazier, Reds
33%
Martin Prado, Diamondbacks
4%
Kyle Seager, Mariners
17%
Pedro Alvarez, Pirates
4%

Total Votes: 3,689


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