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  1. A’s release Jim Johnson, eat $10 million salary

    Aug 1, 2014, 2:40 PM EDT

    Jim Johnson A's

    Johnson saved 50-plus games in each of the previous two seasons, leading the league both years, but this season he posted a 6.92 ERA in 38 appearances for the A’s while almost immediately being stripped of closing duties.

  2. Jose Bautista, Casey Janssen “frustrated” and “disappointed” by Blue Jays’ lack of trade deadline activity

    Aug 1, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    Toronto was 38-24 and in first place by six games on June 6, but the Blue Jays have gone 22-26 since then and general manager Alex Anthopoulos did nothing at the trade deadline yesterday.

  3. Jurickson Profar has been ruled out for the season

    Aug 1, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Jurickson Profar

    Profar held his own as a 20-year-old rookie last season, but shoulder problems sidelined him during spring training and he never got healthy, eventually undergoing surgery.

  4. Dan Uggla will be cut by Giants, might accept demotion to Triple-A

    Aug 1, 2014, 11:49 AM EDT

    uggla giants getty

    Despite initial reports to the contrary the Giants have not yet released second baseman Dan Uggla after the Braves castoff went 0-for-11 with six strikeouts and three errors in his first four games for San Francisco.

  5. Manny Machado makes another ridiculous throw

    Aug 1, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Manny Machado

    Maybe just stop hitting the ball to third base, Albert.

  6. James Paxton will rejoin the Mariners’ rotation Saturday

    Aug 1, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    james paxton getty

    Paxton has begun his career by going 5-0 with a 1.75 ERA in six starts dating back to last season’s debut.

  7. Diamondbacks call up former elite prospect Andy Marte

    Jul 31, 2014, 5:28 PM EDT

    andy-marte-indians-broken-bat

    Once upon a time Andy Marte was one of the best prospects in baseball. He cracked Baseball America’s top 15 list in 2004, 2005, and 2006.

  8. Yankees designate Brian Roberts for assignment

    Jul 31, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

    Brian Roberts

    Shortly after acquiring Stephen Drew and Martin Prado in separate trades this afternoon the Yankees announced that starting second baseman Brian Roberts has been designated for assignment.

  9. Kurt Suzuki stays in Minnesota, signs extension with Twins

    Jul 31, 2014, 4:20 PM EDT

    Kurt Suzuki Twins

    All month the assumption has been that the Twins would either sign Kurt Suzuki to a contract extension or trade the 30-year-old impending free agent in the middle of his career-year.

  10. Cats and dogs, working together: Red Sox trade Stephen Drew to Yankees for Kelly Johnson

    Jul 31, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT

    Stephen Drew

    How committed are the Red Sox to blowing up the roster? They just made a trade with the Yankees–the Yankees–sending shortstop Stephen Drew to New York just 39 games after re-signing him to a $10 million deal.

  11. Indians trade Asdrubal Cabrera to Nationals

    Jul 31, 2014, 3:40 PM EDT

    Asdrubal Cabrera

    In search of infield help with Ryan Zimmerman on the disabled list again, the Nationals have acquired switch-hitting shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera from the Indians in exchange for minor leaguer Zach Walters.

  12. Orioles acquire Andrew Miller from Red Sox

    Jul 31, 2014, 3:13 PM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Boston Red Sox

    This morning the Red Sox were reportedly close to trading left-handed reliever Andrew Miller to the Tigers, but that deal apparently fell through because now Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that Miller has been sent to the Orioles.

  13. Brewers acquire Gerardo Parra from Diamondbacks

    Jul 31, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    Gerardo Parra Getty

    Parra’s offensive production has dropped off this season, falling about 50 points compared to his career norms, but he remains an excellent defensive corner outfielder capable of handling center field if needed.

  14. Red Sox trade John Lackey to Cardinals for Allen Craig and Joe Kelly

    Jul 31, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

    John Lackey Getty

    Not satisfied with adding Justin Masterson to the rotation yesterday, the Cardinals have added another veteran starter by acquiring John Lackey from the Red Sox. And, much like Boston’s deal to get Yoenis Cespedes from Oakland for Jon Lester, the Red Sox have prioritized the present by getting veterans Allen Craig and Joe Kelly in exchange.

  15. Dodgers “trying hard” to get Joaquin Benoit from Padres

    Jul 31, 2014, 12:38 PM EDT

    Joaquin Benoit

    Because the Dodgers can apparently never have too many current and former closers in the bullpen, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that they’re “trying hard” to acquire Joaquin Benoit from the Padres.

  16. Dan Runzler leaves the Giants to go to Japan

    Jul 31, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Colorado Rockies

    San Francisco released reliever Dan Runzler from Triple-A so that he can sign with the Orix Buffaloes in Japan, according to Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com.

  17. Royals release Joe Saunders

    Jul 31, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

    Joe Saunders AP

    Joe Saunders has been released from Triple-A by the Royals, who’re the fourth organization to cut bait on the veteran left-hander this season.

  18. A’s trade Tommy Milone to Twins for Sam Fuld

    Jul 31, 2014, 11:13 AM EDT

    Tommy Milone Getty

    Tommy Milone was the odd man out in the A’s rotation before today, so there was really no place for him in Oakland following the Jon Lester trade.

  19. Orioles shut down prospect Hunter Harvey with elbow injury

    Jul 31, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    hunter harvey orioles

    Harvey was selected for the Futures Games as a 19-year-old and started 17 games at low Single-A with a 3.18 ERA and 106/33 K/BB ratio in 88 innings.

  20. “All indications” Cubs will trade Emilio Bonifacio

    Jul 31, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Emilio Bonifacio

    Emilio Bonifacio was available to the Cubs on a minor-league deal after being released by the Royals in February and now five months later they’re going to get something in return for the 29-year-old speedster.

  21. Nate Jones undergoes Tommy John surgery

    Jul 30, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

    nate jones getty

    White Sox reliever Nate Jones has been on the disabled list with a back injury since the first week of the season, but now he’s got an even bigger problem.

  22. Eric Chavez announces retirement

    Jul 30, 2014, 3:51 PM EDT

    Eric Chavez

    Injuries derailed what was a very promising career for Chavez while with the A’s, but he bounced back and got healthy enough to thrive in part-time roles for the Yankees and Diamondbacks.

  23. Cubs acquire Felix Doubront from Red Sox

    Jul 30, 2014, 3:32 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Boston Red Sox

    Felix Doubront made it clear that he wanted the Red Sox to either put him back into the starting rotation or trade him, and then he went out and had a terrible relief appearance that many took to mean he was trying to push a trade.

  24. Josh Zeid needs season-ending foot surgery

    Jul 30, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    Josh Zeid Astros

    Zeid pitched well for the Astros as a 26-year-old rookie last season, but struggled mightily this season with a 6.97 ERA in 23 appearances.

  25. Cardinals acquire Justin Masterson from Indians

    Jul 30, 2014, 2:25 PM EDT

    justin masterson getty

    Cleveland turned down Justin Masterson’s attempted contract extension offer back in spring training–balking at what seemed to be reasonable terms at the time–and now the Indians are trading the impending free agent to the Cardinals, according to Peter Gammons of MLB.com.

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