The Latest: BoSox get Kinsler from Angels to replace Pedroia
Jul. 31, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Major League Baseball trades (all times Eastern):
The Boston Red Sox have acquired Ian Kinsler from the Los Angeles Angels to fill in for injured second baseman Dustin Pedroia.
Boston is sending Triple-A pitchers Ty Buttrey and Williams Jerez to Los Angeles. The Angels are also sending cash.
Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski announced the trade in the clubhouse after a 2-1, 13-inning win over Philadelphia that put Boston a season-best six games ahead of the New York Yankees in the AL East.
Kinsler, 36, is batting .239 with 13 homers and 32 RBIs for the Angels this season. He is due to become a free agent at the end of the season.
Pedroia and Kinsler have been connected since their college days, when Pedroia took Kinsler's starting job as shortstop at Arizona State in 2002. Kinsler transferred to Missouri the following year.
Pedroia has played just three games this year after left knee surgery in the offseason. Dombrowski says it's likely he won't be back until very late in the season, if at all.
The Atlanta Braves have acquired outfielder Adam Duvall from the Cincinnati Reds.
The Braves sent right-handers Lucas Sims and Matt Wisler and outfielder Preston Tucker to Cincinnati. All three spent time in Atlanta this season but were with Triple-A Gwinnett at the time of the trade.
The 29-year-old Duvall has hit 15 home runs with 61 RBIs but is hitting only .205 this season.
Duvall hit 64 homers over the previous two seasons, including 31 in 2017. He was an NL All-Star in 2016.
Duvall was also a finalist for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award in each of the last two seasons.
The Minnesota Twins have traded right-hander Lance Lynn to the New York Yankees for first baseman/outfielder Tyler Austin and right-handed pitching prospect Luis Rijo.
Minnesota will send $2 million to the Yankees as part of Monday's deal to cover half of the $4 million remaining in Lynn's $12 million salary.
The 31-year-old Lynn was 7-8 with a 5.10 ERA in 20 starts for the Twins, walking 62 and striking out 100 in 102 1/3 innings. He is likely to become a long reliever with the Yankees to replace Adam Warren, who was traded to Seattle on Monday.
Austin, 26, made his major league debut against Tampa Bay in August 2016, combining with Aaron Judge to become the first teammates to homer in their first major league at-bats in the same game.
But Austin never became a regular with the Yankees.
The Yankees have traded right-hander Adam Warren to the Seattle Mariners for $1.25 million in international signing bonus pool allotment.
The 30-year-old Warren, often used as a long reliever, was 0-1 with a 2.70 ERA in 24 appearances this season, interrupted by a stint on the disabled list from April 21 through June 3 caused by a strained back. He has a $3,315,000 salary and is eligible for free agency after the World Series.
New York has raised its bonus pool to $8,752,600 from an original $5,002,600 and lowered its 40-man roster to 38 — plus Jacoby Ellsbury and Ben Heller on the 60-day disabled list.
The World Series champion Astros traded Ken Giles to the Toronto Blue Jays along with a pair of pitching prospects for Roberto Osuna.
Houston also sent right-handers David Paulino and Hector Perez to Toronto as part of the deal Monday, a day before the deadline for trades without waivers.
The 23-year-old Osuna is eligible to pitch in the major leagues starting Sunday after a 75-game suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. He has made six scoreless one-inning appearances in the minors since July 14, the last three at Triple-A.
Osuna has not pitched in the big leagues since May 6, two days before he was put on administrative leave when he was charged with one count of assault in Toronto — which remains pending. Osuna is 0-0 with nine saves in 10 chances and a 2.93 ERA in 15 games this season. He was an All-Star last year, when he went 3-4 with 39 saves and a 3.38 ERA.
The Seattle Mariners have added to their bullpen by acquiring left-handed reliever Zach Duke from the Minnesota Twins for a pair of minor leaguers.
Seattle made a second move in a matter of days to bolster its relief corps. Seattle sent pitcher Chase De Jong and infielder Ryan Costello to the Twins on Monday, less than 24 hours before the non-waiver trade deadline.
Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto said recently he was hoping to add another righty to the bullpen and pick up a left-handed reliever as well. He accomplished both by acquiring Sam Tuivailala from St. Louis late last week and then landing Duke. The Mariners are in the middle of the AL West and wild-card races.
The 35-year-old Duke is 3-4 with a 3.62 ERA in 45 appearances for the Twins. He has limited left-handed batters to a .237 average this season.
The Mariners will be Duke's seventh team in the last six seasons. He signed with Minnesota in the offseason.
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