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Marlins receive minor league pitcher, shortstop for Haren
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3:57 pm ET) The Cubs have announced that the two players they sent to the Marlins for Dan Haren are Double-A pitcher Ivan Pineyro and shortstop Elliot Soto.

Pineyro has made 19 starts this season and boasts a 7-5 record and 3.69 ERA with 92 strikeouts in 107 1/3 innings.

Soto has 73 singles among his 84 hits, but has 55 walks and owns a fine on-base percentage of .388.


Mets to acquire LF Yoenis Cespedes from Tigers
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(3:57 pm ET) The Mets have agreed to acquire outfielder Yoenis Cespedes from the Tigers in exchange for two minor leaguers, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman has reported. The deal was agreed to just prior to the 4pm trade deadline on Friday.

The teams have not confirmed, and the minor leaguers have not yet been identified.


Phillies trade Ben Revere to Blue Jays for two minor-league pitchers
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3:53 pm ET) The Phillies traded outfielder Ben Revere to the Blue Jays on Friday in exchange for minor-league pitchers Jimmy Cordero and Alberto Tirado.

The 27-year-old Revere is headed back to the AL. He began his career as a 2007 first-round pick of the Twins. He spent the first three seasons of his MLB career with Minnesota before he was traded to Philadelphia in Dec. 2012.

He is batting .298 with a .334 on-base percentage, .374 slugging percentage and .709 OPS in 96 games in 2015. He also has one home run, six triples, 13 doubles, 26 RBI, 49 runs and 24 stolen bases.

The 23-year-old Cordero is 0-1 with a 2.70 ERA and two saves in 32 relief appearances between high Class A and Double-A this season. The 20-year-old Tirado is 4-3 with a 3.23 ERA and three saves in 31 appearances for high Class A.


Astros send 1B Jon Singleton to Triple-A on Friday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(3:48 pm ET) The Astros have optioned young first baseman Jon Singleton to Triple-A Fresno on Friday. The move clears a spot for the recently-acquired Carlos Gomez, who was added to the roster Friday.

Singleton, who made his MLB debut in 2014, began this season at Triple and was recalled at the end of June. In 16 games since the call-up, the young slugger hit .205 with just one home run and 16 strikeouts.


Manager: Reds RF Jay Bruce getting scheduled day off Friday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3:46 pm ET) Bryan Price has declared that absence of Reds right fielder Jay Bruce from the lineup for the Friday night game against Pittsburgh and is no indication of an impending trade, per the Cincinnati Enquirer.

That would be a bit of a coincidence - Bruce has been out of the lineup just once since June 26. He has hit safely in six of his last seven games.


Edwin Encarnacion returns to Blue Jays lineup on Friday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3:46 pm ET) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion returned to the starting lineup Friday against the Royals after missing two straight starts due to a finger injury. He started at DH on Friday.

Encarnacion is batting .259 (15 for 58) with two home runs, three doubles, six RBI, five runs, 10 walks and eight strikeouts in his last 16 games.


Mariners promote No. 2 prospect Ketel Marte to MLB on Friday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(3:43 pm ET) The Mariners have promoted top prospect Ketel Marte from Triple-A Tacoma on Friday. Marte is the Mariners' second-best prospect according to MLB.com.

The 21-year-old has split the 2015 season between three levels of the Mariners' system. Overall, he's put together a very fine season, slashing .321/.366/.417 with 13 doubles and 20 stolen bases.

Marte has spent most of his time as a shortstop, though he has also seen time at second base and center field this year as well. 


A's acquire Felix Doubront in trade with Blue Jays
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3:43 pm ET) The Athletics acquired pitcher Felix Doubront from the Blue Jays on Friday in exchange for cash considerations. Doubront was designated for assignment Wednesday.

Orioles SP Chris Tillman unsure if he will start Monday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3:37 pm ET) Orioles starting pitcher Chris Tillman said his left ankle sprain is getting better, but he is still sore, according to MASNsports.com. He is unsure if he will start Monday at Oakland.

Tillman has been pitching much better as of late, going 3-0 with a 1.09 ERA in his last six starts. He has 30 strikeouts and six walks in 41 1/3 innings in that span.


Mariners recall Jesus Montero from Triple-A
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(3:36 pm ET) The Mariners have recalled young slugger Jesus Montero from Triple-A Tacoma on Friday. Montero spent five games with the Mariners earlier this season, collecting three hits in 10 at-bats.

While with Tacoma, Montero has posted a very fine .346/.388/.551 slash line with 16 home runs and 75 RBI. 


 
 
 
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