Angel Pagan
Angel Pagan starts rookie-level rehab assignment
Angel Pagan, CF, SF
1:30 AM
News: Giants outfielder Angel Pagan began a minor-league rehab assignment Thursday with the rookie-league Giants. He played the field for five innings and finished 2 for 3 with a pair of doubles.

Pagan has been out since June 14 with a back injury. It remains to be seen how many at-bats he'll need in the minors before rejoining the big-league club.
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Jason Heyward
Jason Heyward could return Saturday
Jason Heyward, RF, ATL
1:23 AM
News: Braves outfieler Jason Heyward told reporters his back is starting to show some signs of improvement, according to MLB.com. He is not expected to play Friday and is targeting a return Saturday against the Padres. 
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Ryan Zimmerman
Ryan Zimmerman to be shut down two weeks
Ryan Zimmerman, LF, WAS
7/31/2014
News: Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman will be shut down for at least two weeks, according to MLB.com. Zimmerman was diagnosed with a Grade 3 hamstring strain and is likely to miss an extended period of time. He was hitting .282/.345/.456 over 195 at-bats prior to the injury.
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Starling Marte
Starling Marte to start four-game rehab stint Saturday
Starling Marte, LF, PIT
7/31/2014
News: Pirates outfielder Starling Marte is scheduled to start a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Marte, who is working back from concussion symptoms, is expected to play four games in the minors before he returns to the big-league team.
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Roger Kieschnick
Andy Marte, Roger Kieschnick get the call Thursday
Roger Kieschnick, LF, ARI
7/31/2014
News: The Diamondbacks have purchased the contract of third baseman Andy Marte and recalled outfielder Roger Kieschnick from Triple-A Reno prior to Thursday's game against the Pirates, the team announced.
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Emilio Bonifacio
Braves acquire Emilio Bonifacio, James Russell from Cubs
Emilio Bonifacio, CF, ATL
7/31/2014
News: 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.  

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Kike Hernandez
Marlins acquire Enrique Hernandez from Astros
Kike Hernandez, LF, MIA
7/31/2014
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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Marlon Byrd
Marlon Byrd in Thursday lineup amid trade rumors
Marlon Byrd, RF, PHI
7/31/2014
News: Phillies right fielder Marlon Byrd, who has been the subject of heavy trade talks, is in the Thursday lineup in Washington. That could indicate he is staying put.

Rumors have swirled both that teams have made what the Phillies consider insulting offers for Byrd and that teams are asking for Philadephia to lower its asking price.

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Oscar Taveras
Allen Craig trade clears everyday spot for Oscar Taveras
Oscar Taveras, RF, STL
7/31/2014
News: Just a week after general manager John Mozeliak speculated that the Cardinals might send outfielder Oscar Taveras back to the minors, the team cleared space for him to play everyday at the trade deadline.

With the trade to send Allen Craig to Boston Thursday, the Cardinals will likely need to depend on Taveras to play right field every day down the stretch. Taveras has been splitting time evenly with Craig in right field, starting 11 of the last 22 games. The top prospect hasn't lit the league on fire yet, hitting just .208/.238/.271 in the first 96 at-bats of his career. 

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Abraham Almonte
Padres acquire two players in exchange for Chris Denorfia
Abraham Almonte, CF, SD
7/31/2014
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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