LaTroy Hawkins is a traveling man
Troy Tulowitzki is getting the attention in the Rockies-Blue Jays trade, but the 42-year-old pitcher will also head to Toronto. He is a former Twin, Cub, Giant, Oriole, Yankee, Astro, Brewer, Angel, Met and Rockie.
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Victorino cries upon Boston departure
Shane Victorino got emotional when talking about his trade from the Red Sox to the Angels.
A home run without the run
Class A Delmarva Shorebirds hitter Elier Leyva hit the ball out of the park, seemingly to win the game, but never touched home and was called out. The Augusta Green Jackets then won in the 10th on a walk-off single.
Phillies: Last chance for Cole Hamels
Teams have until Wednesday to send Philadelphia their "best" offers, according to ESPN's Jayson Stark. The Phillies are still undecided on if they will trade the lefty, sources told Stark. Phils spoke to 8 teams
Stark: Houston won't get Cole Hamels
ESPN's Jayson Stark on Hamels trade rumors: "I have consistently heard that Cole Hamels can block a deal to Houston and intends to. ... That leaves the Rangers and Dodgers as the two favorites." (via Mike & Mike)
Will Cole Hamels get traded?
"It just doesn't make any sense for the Phillies to keep Cole Hamels when he is the one guy that can get them going in the right direction with young people and a new start there," said Tim Kurkjian on SportsCenter.
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Which Tulo will Blue Jays get?
New Toronto SS Troy Tulowitzki has been great at his old home Coors Field, but less so on the road. Per 162 games at home, Tulo has hit .321 with 33 HRs and 119 RBIs. On the road, the numbers slip to .276, 25 HRs, 84 RBIs.
Tigers can't afford to deal David Price
ESPN's Tim Kurkjian explains why the Tigers will be buyers at the trade deadline: "If you're around .500 in the American League right now, you have a shot at that second wild card."
Tigers' David Price 'not getting traded'
ESPN's Jayson Stark said: "They're still only 4.5 back of the Twins in the wild card. They've got Miguel Cabrera coming back in a few weeks. They've decided they're built to win now. They're going to go for it." (via Mike & Mike)
Only '75% chance' Hamels gets traded
ESPN Jayson Stark's update on Cole Hamels: "There is so much pressure on the Phillies to make a deal where everybody pats them on the back and says great job ... they, in the last 24 hours, have called around to several teams on the periphery and tried to get them back involved [and that] tells me that they still don't have an offer that they really like." (via Mike & Mike)
Blue Jays 'need arms, not bats'
ESPN's Jayson Stark on the Troy Tulowitzki-Jose Reyes trade: "This is one of the most shocking deadline deals that I can remember. ... But look, Troy Tulowitzki is an upgrade for them. He's a better player than Jose Reyes. He's a better defender." (via Mike & Mike)
ICYMI: Kris Bryant, Cubs walk off
The Cubs 3B hit his first career walk-off home run to give the Cubs a 9-8 victory after Carlos Gonzalez hit his second HR of the game to put the Rockies up 8-7 in the top of the 9th.
Jered Weaver to make rehab start
The Angels RHP will make a Class A start Thursday as he continues to rehab an injured left hip. Weaver has been out since late June; his replacement, rookie Andrew Haney, has gone 5-0 with a 1.79 ERA.
Toronto 'ready to do something else'
ESPN's Tim Kurkjian on the Troy Tulowitzki-Jose Reyes trade: "Toronto gets the best shortstop in baseball and he has been for several years now." Kurkjian added the Jays aren't done and will continue to seek out pitching.
Price raising his value
It's as if David Price knew the trade deadline was coming. The Tigers pitcher has lowered his ERA each month this season, making his case to either stick around in Detroit, or demand a high asking price.
Rockies swap Tulo for Jays' Reyes
Toronto already leads MLB in runs this season, and by adding Troy Tulowitzki, they've now acquired a SS who has been better both offensively and defensively than Jose Reyes since he joined the Blue Jays in 2013.
Since his 1st full season in 2007, Troy Tulowitzki ranks top among SS: •1st in OPS: .893 •1st in HR: 186 •1st in RBI: 650 •1st in WAR: 40.0