Ryan Cordell
White Sox's Ryan Cordell: Traded to White Sox
Ryan Cordell, CF, MIL
6:39 PM
News: Cordell was traded to the White Sox on Tuesday in return for relief pitcher Anthony Swarzak, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

The Brewers were looking for some bullpen help and were able to acquire Swarzak by dipping into their glut of minor-league outfield talent. Cordell posted a 116 wRC+ with Triple-A Colorado Springs this season and could be plugged into the White Sox's major-league roster this season. The 25-year-old projects as a fourth outfielder type in the long term.

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Stephen Piscotty
Cardinals' Stephen Piscotty: Slated for rehab assignment Thursday
Stephen Piscotty, RF, STL
6:09 PM
News: Piscotty (groin) is expected to head out on a rehab assignment with Low-A Peoria on Thursday, David Solomon of 550 KTRS reports.

Piscotty was recently reported to be recovering from his groin strain slower than expected, but it seems like the Cardinals' brass feels confident enough getting him back into game action later this week. No word has come forth as to how long he'll remain with the Chiefs, but things should clear up after he gets a couple games under his belt. Look for Randal Grichuk and Tommy Pham to continue manning the corner outfield spots while he's sidelined.

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Orlando Calixte
Giants' Orlando Calixte: Heads back to minors
Orlando Calixte, LF, SF
5:52 PM
News: Calixte was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday.

The Giants wanted more bullpen depth for the remainder of their series with the Pirates, so Calixte will be replaced by Chris Stratton on the active roster. The utility man went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in his most recent cup of coffee with San Francisco, and he figures to be on the Quad-A shuttle for the rest of the season.

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Michael Conforto
Mets' Michael Conforto: Rides pine Tuesday
Michael Conforto, LF, NYM
5:42 PM
News: Conforto is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Padres.

Conforto is in the midst of an eight-game hit streak and holds an 1.114 OPS since returning from the disabled list July 9. Nonetheless, he'll get a night off Tuesday, allowing Curtis Granderson to log a start in center field for the evening.

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Chad Huffman
Chad Huffman: Released by Cardinals
Chad Huffman, LF, STL
4:26 PM
News: Huffman was outrighted and subsequently granted his unconditional release Tuesday.

He hit .286/.333/.429 with a 40 percent strikeout rate in 15 plate appearances with the big-league club earlier this year, and had a 117 wRC+ at Triple-A, so he will likely catch on elsewhere on a minor-league pact.

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Jorge Ona
Padres' Jorge Ona: Surging at Low-A
Jorge Ona, CF, SD
4:21 PM
News: Ona, 20, is hitting .378 over his last 10 games for Low-A Fort Wayne.

The Cuban import is now hitting over .300 on the season, though he is still striking out a bit too much. Ona has 80 strikeouts in 79 contests. His power stroke remains a work in progress, though the Padres expect that in time the home runs will come as well. Ona remains a prospect to watch for San Diego.

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Jeren Kendall
Dodgers' Jeren Kendall: Promoted to Low-A
Jeren Kendall, CF, LAD
4:18 PM
News: Kendall was promoted to Low-A Great Lakes on Tuesday, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports.

The Dodgers kept the training wheels on for Kendall's first week in pro ball, but unsurprisingly, he will get his first taste of full-season pitching after hitting .455/.455/.727 with one home run and four steals in 22 at-bats in the Pioneer League. Kendall could have some contact issues against upper-level pitching, but his tools, particularly his 70-grade speed, make him worth rostering in most dynasty leagues.

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Taylor Trammell
Reds' Taylor Trammell: Toolsy outfielder turning heads at Low-A
Taylor Trammell, CF, CIN
4:07 PM
News: Trammell, 19, is slashing .285/.360/.453 with eight home runs, 55 RBI and 28 steals through 93 games for Low-A Dayton.

While speed is Trammell's greatest asset, he has shown surprisingly decent pop this season as well, including 19 doubles and nine triples. While he is still striking out a bit too much, the left fielder is also not afraid to draw a walk. Trammell has proven far more polished with the bat than anticipated since coming straight out of high school.

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Harrison Bader
Cardinals' Harrison Bader: Hitting seventh in debut
Harrison Bader, LF, STL
3:22 PM
News: Bader will make his big-league debut Tuesday, hitting seventh and patrolling center field against the Rockies.

He was promoted as a corresponding move to Dexter Fowler (wrist strain) landing on the DL, meaning Bader will be the Cardinals' everyday center fielder in the short term. Bader had a .297/.354/.517 slash line with 19 home runs and nine steals (on 15 attempts) in 381 plate appearances for Triple-A Memphis. He does the bulk of his damage against lefties, against whom he has a 1.358 OPS, versus a .744 mark against righties. This makes him an immediate option against southpaws in daily leagues, but it would not be surprising if he had some struggles against same-handed pitching in his first stint with the big-league club. The Cardinals face righty Jon Gray in this contest.

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Michael Taylor
Nationals' Michael Taylor: Could swing later this week
Michael Taylor, CF, WAS
3:14 PM
News: Taylor (oblique) could begin taking light swings in a couple of days, Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com reports.

He continues to recover slowly from the oblique injury that landed him on the DL back on July 7. The Nationals are incredibly thin in the outfield right now, as Ryan Raburn is on the bereavement list and Chris Heisey is on the DL, so Brian Goodwin and Adam Lind have been starting next to Bryce Harper lately.

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