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  1. Neftali Feliz to undergo Tommy John surgery

    Jul 31, 2012, 5:32 PM EST

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    Neftali Feliz‘s season is over, and more than half of his 2013 is gone now too: the Rangers have announced that he’s getting Tommy John surgery. He’s been on the DL since May with a sprained UCL, but it wasn’t getting better and he was scratched from a rehab start Sunday at Double-A Frisco because of…

  2. Rangers demote struggling Roy Oswalt to the bullpen

    Jul 31, 2012, 5:23 PM EST

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    UPDATE: No matter the reason(s) for Oswalt’s struggles, the Rangers have decided to demote him to the bullpen following their trade for Ryan Dempster. Last time Oswalt made more than one relief appearance in a season? As a 23-year-old rookie in 2001. ========== Roy Oswalt got lit up for three homers and a total of…

  3. Orioles place Jim Thome on DL, activate Robert Andino

    Jul 31, 2012, 5:17 PM EST

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    Jim Thome hit reasonably well since jumping into the middle of the Orioles’ lineup a month ago, hitting .261 with two homers and a .746 OPS in 18 games, but now the 41-year-old is on the disabled list with a herniated disk in his neck. Brittany Ghiroli of reports that Thome “will fly to…

  4. The Red Sox trade Lars Anderson to the Indians for … a knuckleballer!

    Jul 31, 2012, 5:06 PM EST


    This may be the last deal to spill out after the deadline: the Indians acquired Lars Anderson from the Red Sox for righty Steven Wright. Anderson was, for a little while there, thought of as a top prospect. He’s struggled so far this year, hitting .259/.359/.415 in 401 plate appearances in his third go-around at Triple-A.…

  5. Winners and losers at the trade deadline

    Jul 31, 2012, 4:49 PM EST

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    One person’s thoughts on who made out best and worst at the trade deadline. Winners Texas Rangers: GM Jon Daniels wasn’t interested in parting with third baseman Mike Olt, much less shortstop Jurickson Profar, in order to counter the Angels’ Zack Greinke pickup, but he was able to keep his best prospects and land Ryan…

  6. Tweet of the Day: Glen Perkins on the trade deadline

    Jul 31, 2012, 4:46 PM EST

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    Late in the afternoon a few reports surfaced that the Dodgers were talking to the Twins about left-hander Glen Perkins, but nothing came out of it. Perkins, however, offered some insight about his trade deadline experience via Twitter: Only thing that materialized was the nugget I dropped in the toilet after eating chipotle for lunch.…

  7. HBT’s Trade Deadline Tracker

    Jul 31, 2012, 4:35 PM EST

    Lets make a deal

    The 2012 non-waiver trade deadline has come and gone. Here’s your summary of who went where and for whom: 7/31/12: The Indians Acquire 1B Lars Anderson from the Red Sox for RHP Steven Wright. Quick Take: Anderson is a once-promising slugger who has seemingly run out of gas on his third time through Triple-A. Wright…

  8. Yankees swap Chad Qualls to Pirates for Casey McGehee

    Jul 31, 2012, 4:16 PM EST

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    Four weeks ago the Yankees sent cash to the Phillies for Chad Qualls, but after eight unimpressive appearances he’s on the move again. New York has sent Qualls to Pittsburgh for Casey McGehee, who became superfluous as a right-handed-hitting third baseman/first baseman once the Pirates acquired Gaby Sanchez from the Marlins today. Neither player has…

  9. We weren’t expecting that! The Rangers land Ryan Dempster

    Jul 31, 2012, 4:05 PM EST

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    After more than a week of flirtation with the Dodgers, a brief fling with the Braves, and then some footsie with the Yankees, Ryan Dempster has been traded.  To the Rangers. In exchange, the Cubs get third baseman Christian Villanueva and RHP Kyle Hendricks. There were rumblings this morning that the Rangers were involved, but many…

  10. Hunter Pence bobblehead day: still on for August 21 at Citizens Bank Park

    Jul 31, 2012, 4:00 PM EST

    He can't believe it either.

    The best laid plans of mice and men: For those wondering … Pence bobble head giveaway is still on as scheduled Aug. 21. — Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) July 31, 2012   I don’t think anyone cares, do they? People love their bobbleheads, even if the player is gone. And given how crappy the Phillies should…

  11. Reds’ NL-best bullpen adds Jonathan Broxton from Royals

    Jul 31, 2012, 3:37 PM EST

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    You wouldn’t think the Reds would need more bullpen help, what with Aroldis Chapman and Sean Marshall leading a relief corps that has the best ERA in baseball, but Ken Rosenthal of reports that Cincinnati has acquired Jonathan Broxton from Kansas City for minor leaguers Donnie Joseph and J.C. Sulbaran. Broxton signed a one-year,…

  12. Dead deal: Tigers no longer working on landing Alfonso Soriano from Cubs

    Jul 31, 2012, 3:27 PM EST

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    3:25 p.m. EDT update: USATODAY’s Bob Nightengale reports that Soriano won’ t be moved before the deadline. Of course, with his contract, he’ll clear waivers and could be dealt afterwards. CBS Sports’ Danny Knobler confirms that “Tigers people say they are not getting Soriano.” /// Alfonso Soriano wasn’t interested in going to San Francisco. What…

  13. The Marlins send Gaby Sanchez to Pittsburgh for Gorkys Hernandez

    Jul 31, 2012, 3:16 PM EST

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    Less than an hour until the deadline and the trades are coming faster now. The latest: Ken Rosenthal reports that the Marlins are sending Gaby Sanchez to the Pirates in exchange for outfielder Gorkys Hernandez and a competitive-balance pick. Sanchez, a first baseman, has cratered this year, hitting .202/.250/.306 in 196 major league plate appearances. He was…

  14. Red Sox get Craig Breslow from Diamondbacks for Scott Podsednik, Matt Albers

    Jul 31, 2012, 3:09 PM EST

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    It won’t grab many headlines, but the Red Sox and Diamondbacks have made an interesting swap with left-handed reliever Craig Breslow going to Boston and outfielder Scott Podsednik and right-handed reliever Matt Albers going to Arizona. Breslow, who was acquired by Arizona from Oakland this offseason in the Trevor Cahill/Jarrod Parker/Ryan Cook swap, has a…

  15. Not all trades are big: The Cardinals traded for Edward Mujica

    Jul 31, 2012, 3:01 PM EST

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    Look! A trade not involving the Phillies: Cards got Edward mujica for Zachary Cox — Peter Gammons (@pgammo) July 31, 2012   That would be the Cardinals getting Mujica from the Marlins. Cox is a Triple-A third baseman. Mujica is 0-3 with a 4.38 ERA in 41 appearances this year. He has struck out 26…

  16. Ryan Dempster tells Cubs he’d approve trade to Dodgers, Yankees, Rangers

    Jul 31, 2012, 2:42 PM EST

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    UPDATE: Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago reports that Dempster has informed the Cubs he’d waive his 10-and-5 trade veto rights for deals to the Dodgers, Yankees, and Rangers. In other words, Los Angeles has competition. ========== Ryan Dempster vetoed a potential deal to the Braves last week, leading to all sorts of drama, but it…

  17. Phillies rebuild not off to a smashing start

    Jul 31, 2012, 2:30 PM EST

    Ruben Amaro, Charlie Manuel

    Phillies GM Ruben Amaro was burnt the first time he ever had to sell, giving Cliff Lee away to the Mariners for three modest prospects, none of whom have made any sort of contribution so far, after the 2009 season. Take two isn’t looking like a big success either, as he doesn’t appear to have…

  18. Royals phenom Wil Myers hits 31st, 32nd homers in minors

    Jul 31, 2012, 2:20 PM EST

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    Wil Myers reclaimed the professional lead in homers from Adam Dunn on Monday, smacking his 31st and 32nd homers in Triple-A Omaha’s game against Oklahoma City. The 21-year-old Myers has gone 7-for-12 with three homers, eight RBI and four walks in the series versus Oklahoma City. He’s hitting .294/.380/.596 with 19 homers in 255 at-bats…

  19. Reds talking to Twins about Denard Span

    Jul 31, 2012, 2:04 PM EST

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    After missing out on Shane Victorino–or perhaps more accurately turning down the Phillies’ offer for him–the Reds have a new trade target for center field and the leadoff spot. Scott Miller of reports that they’re talking to the Twins about Denard Span, who’s a solid defensive center fielder with good on-base skills and under…

  20. Ryan Sweeney’s door punching may cost him the season

    Jul 31, 2012, 1:50 PM EST

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    Not only did Ryan Sweeney injuring his hand while punching a door last night rule out the Red Sox trading him, it may have cost the outfielder the remainder of the season. Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that Sweeney is expected to miss eight weeks with a broken left hand, which would mean…

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