Glanville: Revere brings reckless abandon
Said Doug Glanville on what the LF would bring to the Blue Jays (as reported by MLB's Phillies reporter): "His hair is on fire, shoes are on fire. That's his game, and you're looking for a high-energy guy, that's Ben Revere's game."
Friday trade deadline highlights ... so far
- Marlins SP Dan Haren to Cubs (via ESPN and multiple reports)
- Phillies OF Ben Revere to Blue Jays (according to MLB's Phillies reporter)
- Brewers OF Gerardo Parra to Orioles
- Rays RP Kevin Jepsen to Twins
Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs
With hour remaining, Padres are quiet
Enticing trade pieces such as Justin Upton, Craig Kimbrel and James Shields have made San Diego the favorite to be the most active team today. Nothing so far, though, as the 4 p.m. ET deadline nears.
The Blue Jays' busy trade deadline
Toronto has traded for the four players below... and an hour still remains.
- SS Troy Tulowitzki
- RP LaTroy Hawkins
- SP David Price
- OF Ben Revere (according to MLB's Phillies reporter)
Houston Astros @astrosbaseball
Your first look at the new #Astros home jersey for number 30, Carlos Gomez.
ICYMI: Ryan Rua hits inside-the-park HR
The Rangers outfielder used his legs to turn a line drive to center field into a four-bagger.
Report: Ben Revere traded to Toronto
With Revere being dealt to the Blue Jays (per MLB's Phillies reporter), Toronto's powerful offense fills its only void: a true leadoff hitter. Revere, the Phillies' leadoff hitter, has hit .298 with 24 steals in 2015.
Twins land reliever Jepsen from Rays
Minnesota (53-48) finally made its presence felt at the trade deadline by acquiring Kevin Jepsen for two minor league pitchers. Jepsen's last two seasons: 106.2 innings, 2.70 ERA.
Dan Haren is just what Cubs seek
He's not Cole Hamels or David Price, but ESPN's Tim Kurkjian still likes the reported move: "Dan Haren's had a good year, he's not going to cost too much and he can fit in the middle of that rotation."
Reports: Marlins sending Haren to Cubs
The Cubs are acquiring RHP Dan Haren from the Marlins, according to ESPN and multiple reports. He is 7-7 with a 3.42 ERA this season and 149-129 with a 3.75 ERA in his career. Miami will get SS Elliott Soto and RHP Ivan Pineyro in return.
Phil Hughes: trade deadline reporter?
The Twins pitcher is on a mission: "My goal today is to break a trade. I've got my ear to the ground," Hughes tweeted this morning. He's been seeking help from fellow reporters because: "Turns out my 'source' only knows where food trucks are gonna be."
Blue Jays acquire RHP Mark Lowe
The Mariners reliever is heading to Toronto for Nick Wells, Jacob Brentz and Rob Rasmussen. Lowe has a 1.00 ERA with 47 strikeouts in 36 innings this season.
What a hairy good time
The Bowie Baysox, the Orioles' Double-A affiliate, held a "Back Hair Appreciation Night" on Thursday. Featured? A free waxing station, a Hairy Wall of Fame and free admission if a number was shaved into your back. Good times. 'Ohhh, Kelly Clarkson'?
Andrew Marchand @AndrewMarchand
If Yanks stand pat, they are 6 games up on July 31 with a full farm system on the rise.