Pitching prospect Miguel Castro heads from Blue Jays to Rockies
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2:05 am ET) The Rockies have acquired promising reliever Miguel Castro in the deal that sent Troy Tulowitzki to the Blue Jays, per CBSSports Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

The 20-year-old Castro has been performing well at Triple-A Buffalo. He has 28 strikeouts in 24 2/3 innings and is averaging more than a strikeout per inning throughout his minor league career.


Mariners closer Carson Smith takes second straight loss
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1:56 am ET) Mariners closer Carson Smith struggled for a second straight game Monday in a loss to Arizona.

Smith opened the 10th inning in a tie game with two walks and a hit-by-pitch sandwiched around a strikeout. He was removed, but a sacrifice fly scored the go-ahead run and tagged him with the loss.

He has allowed three runs and taken two defeats in his last two appearances.


Mariners SP Mike Montgomery rebounds with strong effort
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1:45 am ET) After three mediocre-to-awful starts that threatened to ruin what had been a fine rookie season, Mariners left-hander Mike Montgomery stopped the bleeding Monday night.

Montgomery wasn't lights-out, but he did allow just two earned runs on five hits in 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against Arizona. He walked four and struck out five.

Home runs by Paul Goldschmidt and Welington Castillo in the first two innings appeared to have Montgomery reeling again. But he righted himself and later retired eight in a row.

Montgomery owns a 3.20 ERA, but hasn't won a game since July 5.


Report: Rockies snag SS Jose Reyes in return for Tulowitzki
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1:04 am ET) The Rockies will receive veteran shortstop Jose Reyes and minor leaguers in return for Troy Tulowitzki, according to Fox Sports MLB Insider Ken Rosenthal.

The 32-year-old Reyes owns a slash line on the year of .285/.333/.385.


Report: Multiple teams targeting Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12:26 am ET) Suitors interested in Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma have lined up, but the team has yet to commit to trading him, according to Fox Sports.

Iwakuma has gotten into a groove after losing most of the season to injury. He is 2-0 in his last three starts with four runs allowed and 18 strikeouts in 20 2/3 innings.


Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez homers on 40th birthday
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12:10 am ET) Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez celebrated his 40th birthday in style during Monday's 6-2 win over the Rangers.

Rodriguez hit his 24th home run of the season off Matt Harrison in the sixth inning. The solo shot was his only hit in five at-bats during the contest.

Prior to Monday's win, Rodriguez was hitting .286 with seven home runs and 11 RBI in his last 11 games.


Athletics OF Coco Crisp goes hitless in rehab game Monday
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12:08 am ET) Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp went 0 for 2 at the plate during a rehab assignment at Class A on Monday.

Crisp played seven innings and also walked once and scored a run. Monday was his first rehab game since going on the disabled list in mid-May with a neck injury. He is expected to play three more games at Class A.


Yankees SS Didi Gregorius drives in four runs Monday
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2015) Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius went 3 for 4 at the plate with four RBI to help lead the Yankees to a 6-2 win over the Rangers on Monday.

Gregorius smacked a two-run shot off Matt Harrison in the third inning for his fifth home run of the season.

Prior to Monday's win, Gregorius was hitting .256 with two doubles and two RBI in his last 12 games.


Rangers SP Matt Harrison allows six runs in Monday's loss
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2015) Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison struggled throughout his start Monday against the Yankees, which the Rangers lost 6-2.

Harrison allowed six runs on six hits over six innings of work. He also struck out two and walked two. He gave up a two-run home run to Didi Gregorius in the third inning and a solo home run to Alex Rodriguez in the sixth. His ERA rose from 5.40 to 6.75.

Harrison (1-2) has one quality start over his three starts this season.


White Sox closer David Robertson shaky in earning save
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2015) White Sox closer David Robertson continued to be shaky in his role Monday night, but a three-run lead gave him some leeway.

Robertson retired the first two Red Sox at Fenway Park before trouble ensued. A walk, RBI single to Pablo Sandoval and another walk allowed the winning run to come to the plate. But Robertson induced Ryan Hanigan to ground out to secure his 22nd save.

The right-hander has given up two runs on three hits and three walks over his last three appearances.


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