July 30, 2017
In today's first trade, the New York Yankees acquired lefty starting pitcher Jaime Garcia from the Minnesota Twins. The Twins got two minor league pitchers, Dietrich Enns and Zack Littell, in the trade. [read more ...]
July 27, 2017
Yesterday, the Colorado Rockies gained a new arm for their bullpen when they traded three rookies to the Philadelphia Phillies for relief pitcher Pat Neshek. The Phillies got pitchers Alejandro Requena and J.D. Hammer and shortstop Jose Gomez for Neshek. [read more ...]
July 26, 2017
Infielder Eduardo Nunez has been traded by the San Francisco Giants to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for two minor league right-hand pitchers. The Giants will get 17-year-old Gregory Santos and 22-year-old Shaun Anderson. [read more ...]
July 25, 2017
Yesterday, there were a few trades, most of them involving pitchers. The Atlanta Braves sent catcher Anthony Recker and starting pitcher Jaime Garcia to the Minnesota Twins and the Twins, in another trade, sent pitcher Nick Tepesch to the Toronto Blue Jays. The San Diego Padres and the Kansas City Royals traded five pitchers: Brandon Maurer, Ryan Buchter, and Trevor Cahill went to the Royals and Matt Strahm and Travis Wood are now with the Padres. [read more ...]
July 23, 2017
The Los Angeles Dodgers traded relief pitcher Sergio Romo to the Tampa Bay Rays yesterday. The Dodgers will receive either a cash payment or a player to be named later for Romo.
Romo was first drafted in 2005 by the San Francisco Giants. After three years in the minors, he joined the Giants for part of the 2008 season. He had one of his best seasons in 2011 when he finished with an ERA of 1.50. That year, he struck out 70 batters and walked just 5 in 65 games.
After becoming a free agent in November, 2016, Romo signed a one-year contract with the Dodgers. In 30 games with the Dodgers this season, he had a 6.12 ERA in 25.0 innings. [read more ...]
July 22, 2017
Pablo Sandoval has returned to the San Francisco Giants, this time on a minor league contract. Sandoval, who signed with the Giants in 2003, made his first appearance with them in August of 2008. He quickly became a fan favorite when he batted .345 in 41 games that year, and .330 the next year. In 2012, he helped the Giants win the World Series and he was named the series MVP.
After becoming a free agent in 2014, Sandoval left the Giants to join the Boston Red Sox on a five-year, $100 million contract. He turned out to be a disappointment for Boston, batting just .245 in 2015 and spending most of the 2016 season on the DL. In 32 games this season, he's batting just .212 with 4 home runs. [read more ...]