Chris Dickerson
Chris Dickerson exits game with knee issue
Chris Dickerson, LF, CLE
8:24 PM
News: Indians outfielder Chris Dickerson was forced out of Thursday's game against the Mariners with left knee discomfort, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Dickerson is hitting .300 with two homers and six RBI in 50 at-bats. His status remains uncertain for Friday's series opener against Seattle.
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Ezequiel Carrera
White Sox purchase contract of Ezequiel Carrera
Ezequiel Carrera, LF, DET
6:36 PM
News: The Tigers have purchased the contract of outfielder Ezequiel Carrera from Triple-A Toledo following Thursday's loss to the White Sox. Carrera batted .307 with six homers and 41 RBI in 374 at-bats in the minors this season.
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Shane Victorino
Shane Victorino to 'miss little time' due to back issue
Shane Victorino, RF, BOS
6:12 PM
News: Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino is expected to "miss little time" due to a back injury, general manager Ben Cherington told reporters, per NESN on Thursday. A stint on the disabled list remains likely for the veteran outfielder.

Victorino was removed from Wednesday's game because of the injury. The GM said that his time off will be used to get Yoenis Cespedes acclimated to right field, Allen Craig to left field. Victorino owns a .268/.303/.382 slash line with two home runs and 12 RBI in 123 at-bats.
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J.D. Martinez
J.D. Martinez picks up momentum with big game Thursday
J.D. Martinez, LF, DET
5:59 PM
News: The slump experienced by Tigers surprising outfielder J.D. Martinez is apparently over. He homered, singled, walked and scored twice Thursday in a defeat to the White Sox.

Martinez has rebounded from a 4-for-30 slide to slam five hits and score four runs in the last three games. He still boasts an impressive .325/.363/.605 this season.

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Torii Hunter
Torii Hunter slams 15th homer in Thursday loss
Torii Hunter, RF, DET
5:55 PM
News: Tigers veteran outfielder Torii Hunter continued to sizzle Thursday against the White Sox with his third home run in nine games.

Hunter blasted off in the third inning and added a single, walk and hit-by-pitch. He was not retired until the last out of the game. Hunter has six hits with four runs scored in his last three games combined.

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Adam Eaton
Adam Eaton fills up stat book in defeat of Tigers
Adam Eaton, CF, CHW
5:47 PM
News: Leadoff hitter Adam Eaton played the role of offensive hero in a White Sox victory in Detroit on Thursday.

Eaton singled three times, scored twice, drove in two and put the cherry on top with a stolen base. He has 15 hits in his last 34 at-bats and a seven-game hitting streak as his stat line on the year has improved to .296/.362/.390.

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Austin Jackson
Austin Jackson set to lead off for Seattle
Austin Jackson, CF, DET
5:11 PM
News: Lloyd McLendon has announced that newly acquired outfielder Austin Jackson will be placed in the leadoff spot for the Mariners, the Seattle Times has reported.

Jackson began this season batting lower in the lineup for Detroit, but moved back to his familiar top spot in the order in July. He is batting .327 leading off with a better on-base percentage and slugging percentage at that spot than any other.

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Enrique Hernandez
Marlins acquire Enrique Hernandez from Astros
Enrique Hernandez, LF, HOU
4:25 PM
News: The Marlins have acquired infielder Enrique Hernandez from the Astros in a deal that just beat the trade deadline Thursday, according to numerous reports.

Hernandez appeared in 24 games for the Astros this season, hitting .284/.348/.420 in 81 at-bats. He was hitting .337/.380/.508 in Triple-A Oklahoma City this season as well. 

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Andy Dirks
Andy Dirks restarts rehab assignment
Andy Dirks, LF, DET
2:48 PM
News: Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks (back) has restarted his rehab assignment, according to MLB.com. After rehabbing with high Class A Lakeland before lower back soreness halted his progress, Dirks is now rehabbing with low Class A West Michigan.
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Abraham Almonte
Padres acquire two players in exchange for Chris Denorfia
Abraham Almonte, CF, SEA
2:29 PM
News: The Padres acquired outfielder Abraham Almonte and pitcher Stephen Kohlscheen from the Mariners in exchange for outfielder Chris Denorfia, according to MLB.com.

Almonte, who began the season as the Mariners' starting center fielder, is batting .267 with six home runs, 10 doubles, 31 RBI and seven stolen bases in 72 games since his early May demotion to Triple-A Tacoma.

Kohlscheen is 3-1 with a 2.70 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in 38 relief appearances between Double-A Jackson and Tacoma. He also has six saves and has 55 strikeouts in 56 2/3 innings.

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