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Mariners select LHP Ross Detwiler from AAA Tacoma; option RHP Chasen Bradford to AAA Tacoma

INF Zach Vincej designated for assignment to make room on 40-man roster

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced the following roster moves Tuesday:

·         Ross Detwiler, LHP, selected from AAA Tacoma.

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced the following roster moves Tuesday:

·         Ross Detwiler, LHP, selected from AAA Tacoma.

·         Chasen Bradford, RHP, optioned to AAA Tacoma.

·         Zach Vincej, INF, designated for assignment.

Detwiler (#45) will be in uniform and available for Tuesday's (7:10 pm PT) game vs. the Houston Astros at Safeco Field.

Seattle's Major League, 40-man, roster remains at 40 players.

Detwiler, 32, was signed by Seattle to a minor league contract on June 2. He's made 14 appearances, 11 starts, with AAA Tacoma and was 2-5 with a 5.15 ERA (41 ER, 71.2 IP). Detwiler is 2-1, 4.60 (24 ER, 47.0 IP) in 9 games, 7 starts, at Cheney Stadium. He began the 2018 season pitching with independent York in the Atlantic League and was 3-1, 2.70 (9 ER, 30.0 IP) in 6 starts. Ross split the 2017 season between AAA Nashville and AAA Iowa.

Detwiler has pitched in the Majors in parts of 9 seasons with Washington (2007, 2009-2014), Texas (2015), Atlanta (2015), Cleveland (2016) and Oakland (2016). Overall, he has a career MLB mark of 23-41 with a 4.36 ERA (280 ER, 578.0 IP) in 189 games, 83 starts. He was a first round pick (6th overall) pick by the Nationals in the 2007 Draft and made his MLB debut that same season, pitching in 1 game.

Bradford, 29, has appeared in three stints with Seattle this season (4/9-7/31, 8/3-9 & 8/19-8/21). He allowed 3 runs (2 ER) and tied his season-high with 3.0 inning in his most recent outing on Aug. 19 vs. Los Angeles-NL. In 38 relief appearances with the Mariners this season, he is 5-0 with a 3.23 ERA (17 ER, 47.1 IP) with 38 strikeouts and 11 walks. His 47.1 innings pitched are 2nd-most among Mariners relievers (Edwin Díaz, 62.0 IP). The 6-foot-1, 230-pound right-hander has 11 outings of at least 1.1 innings pitched, going is 3-0 with a 2.16 ERA (6 ER, 25.0 IP) with 13 strikeouts and 7 walks. Bradford has appeared in 4 games with AAA Tacoma in relief, allowing only 3 hits and striking out 1 over 4.0 scoreless innings.

Bradford was claimed off waivers by Seattle from New York-NL on Jan. 19, 2018. In parts of 2 Major League seasons with the Mets (2017) and Mariners (2018-c), he is 7-0 with a 3.44 ERA (31 ER, 81.0 IP) with 60 strikeouts and 24 walks. The native of Las Vegas, NV, was originally selected by the Mets in the 35th round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Central Florida.

Vincej ("VINCE-ee"), 27, appeared in 1 game with the Mariners after a brief stint with Seattle, July 30-Aug. 1. He has spent the majority of the season with AAA Tacoma, batting .246 (86x350) with 45 runs scored, 13 doubles, 2 triples, 6 home runs and 47 RBI in 99 games. Hewas claimed off waivers by Seattle from Cincinnati on Nov. 3, 2017 and outrighted to Tacoma on Nov. 11.

Vincej made his Major League debut with the Reds in 2017, appearing in 9 games. In parts of 7 minor league seasons with the Mariners (2018-c) and Reds (2012-17), he is a career .268 (632x2361) hitter with 315 runs, 119 doubles, 15 triples, 22 home runs, 242 RBI and 53 stolen bases in 677 career games. The native of San Diego, Calif., was selected by Cincinnati in the 37th round of the 2012 MLB Draft out of Pepperdine University. He was the recipient of the Brooks Wallace Award, honoring the nation's top collegiate shortstop, as a junior in 2012.

Seattle Mariners

Angels place Justin Upton on 10-day disabled list, recall Jabari Blash from Triple-A

The Angels have made the following transactions:
·         OF Justin Upton - Placed on 10-day DL with left index finger laceration (retro to 8/19)
·         OF Jabari Blash - Recalled from Salt Lake

The Angels have made the following transactions:
·         OF Justin Upton - Placed on 10-day DL with left index finger laceration (retro to 8/19)
·         OF Jabari Blash - Recalled from Salt Lake
Los Angeles Angels, Jabari Blash, Justin Upton

African American Community Night September 7

Ticket Package Includes Exclusive T-Shirt

The annual African American Community Night at Great American Ball Park is Friday, Sept. 7, when the Reds take on the San Diego Padres at 6:40 p.m..

The Reds are partnering with Cincinnati-based Originalitees to offer an exclusive t-shirt for the African American Community Night ticket package.  

The annual African American Community Night at Great American Ball Park is Friday, Sept. 7, when the Reds take on the San Diego Padres at 6:40 p.m..

The Reds are partnering with Cincinnati-based Originalitees to offer an exclusive t-shirt for the African American Community Night ticket package.  

Exclusive "Originalitees" T-Shirt Ticket Package in the Fioptics District - $20
• Limited edition t-shirt from Originalitees, a Cincinnati owned and operated clothing line that specializes in state, city and neighborhood pride apparel (sizes S-XXL, while supplies last)
• General admission ticket in the Fioptics District
• $9 in concessions credit 
• Rooftop party deck with Self Diploma's "DJ Hilliard" 
• Tickets available at reds.com/CommunityDays 

Featured in pre-game ceremonies: 
• Gwen Robinson-Benning will receive the African American Community Advocate Award presented by TriHealth. This is one of seven Community Advocate Awards given this season to celebrate and recognize business representatives, community leaders and civil servants in our community who advocate connection and inclusion. 
• Jason & Tiffany Dunn and family will be honored as the Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion Family of the Year. 
• Cincinnati's First Ladies For Health will be recognized for service to their congregations and the community. The First Ladies For Health Project is a volunteer group that leverages the leadership of the First Ladies (Pastors' wives from over 35 local churches) along with Dena Cranley and representatives of the churches to help their parishioners and community make informed decisions about their health. Their 4th annual Family Health Day is October 14 featuring free health screenings and flu shots for the entire family at various location across the city.

Cincinnati's King Records 'World's Largest Twist Dance' (after the game and before the fireworks)
• Postgame dance party celebrating the 60th anniversary of the hit song "The Twist" that was written and recorded in 1959 by Hank Ballard at Cincinnati's King Records. 
• Fans are encouraged to show off their moves for the largest gathering of people dancing the Twist. Chubby Checker recorded a note-for-note cover of "The Twist" in 1960 that introduced the song to audiences nationwide through TV appearances. Be part of the fun and claim Cincinnati as the birthplace of the Twist.

Post-game fireworks show set to a soundtrack of Motown, classic hip-hop and R&B music. 

More information on African American Community Night can be found at reds.com/CommunityDays or by calling Natalya Herndon, Reds Diversity Relations Coordinator at (513) 765-7335 or NHerndon@reds.com.

Cincinnati Reds

Roster move

The Pittsburgh Pirates today recalled right-handed pitcher Clay Holmes from Triple-A Indianapolis.

To make room for Holmes on the 25-man active roster, outfielder Jordan Luplow has been optioned to Triple-A. 

The Pittsburgh Pirates today recalled right-handed pitcher Clay Holmes from Triple-A Indianapolis.

To make room for Holmes on the 25-man active roster, outfielder Jordan Luplow has been optioned to Triple-A. 

In addition, right-handed pitcher Casey Sadler has been outrighted to Indianapolis.

Pittsburgh Pirates

D-backs extend player development contract with Single-A Advanced Visalia

The Arizona Diamondbacks have extended their player development contract with Single-A Advanced Visalia of the California League for 2 years through the 2020 season. 
 
"We are excited to announce that we have extended our partnership with the Visalia Rawhide for at least the next 2 years," said Mike Bell, D-backs Vice President of Player Development. "Tom Seidler and Jenifer Reynolds have worked hard along with the city of Visalia to continue to improve the Recreation Park. Visalia is a terrific community, one that we are proud to be a part of." 
 
A D-backs affiliate since 2007, the Rawhide have posted an 856-809 (.514) regular season record in that span. The Rawhide reached the CL playoffs for 4 straight seasons from 2013-16, and are currently tied for first place during the second half in the CL North Division. The 12-season partnership is the second longest among Arizona's active affiliations, behind only Rookie-Advanced Missoula (20). 
 
Of the players on the D-backs active roster, 6 went through Visalia during their Minor League careers, including Archie Bradley, Andrew Chafin, Patrick Corbin, Zack Godley, Paul Goldschmidt and David Peralta. 

The Arizona Diamondbacks have extended their player development contract with Single-A Advanced Visalia of the California League for 2 years through the 2020 season. 
 
"We are excited to announce that we have extended our partnership with the Visalia Rawhide for at least the next 2 years," said Mike Bell, D-backs Vice President of Player Development. "Tom Seidler and Jenifer Reynolds have worked hard along with the city of Visalia to continue to improve the Recreation Park. Visalia is a terrific community, one that we are proud to be a part of." 
 
A D-backs affiliate since 2007, the Rawhide have posted an 856-809 (.514) regular season record in that span. The Rawhide reached the CL playoffs for 4 straight seasons from 2013-16, and are currently tied for first place during the second half in the CL North Division. The 12-season partnership is the second longest among Arizona's active affiliations, behind only Rookie-Advanced Missoula (20). 
 
Of the players on the D-backs active roster, 6 went through Visalia during their Minor League careers, including Archie Bradley, Andrew Chafin, Patrick Corbin, Zack Godley, Paul Goldschmidt and David Peralta. 

Arizona Diamondbacks

Chicago Cubs to host Cincinnati Reds August 23-26, New York Mets August 27-29

Seven-game homestand to include promotional items, final Chef Series of the season, Schwarber's Block Party fundraiser and more

The Chicago Cubs will close out August with visits from the Cincinnati Reds August 23-26 and New York Mets August 27-29. 

As part of the Cubs' commitment to providing best-in-class service and creating memorable moments, fans now have access to an automated, 24-hour response system listed as "Ask Fan Services" in the MLB Ballpark app. This real-time tool provides fans with answers to questions on resources and amenities available at the ballpark, ticketing and much more. Visit www.cubs.com/ballparkapp for additional information.

The Chicago Cubs will close out August with visits from the Cincinnati Reds August 23-26 and New York Mets August 27-29. 

As part of the Cubs' commitment to providing best-in-class service and creating memorable moments, fans now have access to an automated, 24-hour response system listed as "Ask Fan Services" in the MLB Ballpark app. This real-time tool provides fans with answers to questions on resources and amenities available at the ballpark, ticketing and much more. Visit www.cubs.com/ballparkapp for additional information.

MLB Players' Weekend is back for the second season starting Friday, August 24, through Sunday, August 26. Players will showcase their personalities and interests by wearing their nicknames on the back of their jerseys, as well as wear and use uniquely colored and designed equipment including bats, spikes, batting gloves, wristbands, compression sleeves and catcher's equipment. Game-worn, Players' Weekend jerseys will be auctioned at www.mlb.com/auctions. All proceeds will be donated to the MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation, a joint effort established in July 2015 by MLB and the MLBPA with an initial commitment of $30 million focused on improving the caliber, effectiveness and availability of amateur baseball and softball programs across the United States and Canada.

Kyle Schwarber, with support from Cubs Charities, will host his Second Annual Block Party Sunday, August 26, to benefit Schwarber's Neighborhood Heroes. The campaign celebrates and honors Chicago's first responders and their families by providing resources to improve the quality of life for first responders through education, essential tools and experiences in their efforts to better serve their communities. The event will feature delicious food straight off the grill, appetizers, signature cocktails and an exclusive live and silent auction. Guests will play lawn games, listen to live music and hang out alongside Cubs players and first responders in attendance. Limited tickets are still available for purchase at www.cubs.com/blockparty. 

The Chicago Cubs and 670 The Score will host the final installment of the 2018 On Deck Luncheon Series presented by XFINITY, Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern and AZEK Building Products with Cubs pitchers Cole Hamels, Brandon Kintzler and Jesse Chavez Monday, August 27, from noon-1 p.m. CDT. The luncheon series, hosted at Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern, gives attendees a chance to interact with Cubs players and enjoy a live broadcast hosted by 670 The Score on-air personalities Dan Bernstein and Connor McKnight. More information and tickets are available at www.670thescore.com/ondeck. 

Highlights of the homestand follow

Food and Beverage Offerings:

The Chicago Cubs and hospitality partner Levy end the second year of their crowd-pleasing Chef Series presented by Maker's Mark with an expanded lineup of local celebrity chefs. Fans can expect a dynamic menu of offerings inspired by the chefs' signature items and their take on ballpark favorites.

Graham Elliot, a die-hard baseball enthusiast, award-winning chef, restaurateur, television personality and cookbook author, will give fans a taste of his eclectic take on baseball classics August 23-29. Fans can enjoy the following menu at the Sheffield Corner near the Wintrust Right Field Gate:

•    Spicy fried chicken sandwich with Sriracha mayo and kimchi slaw
•    Grilled cheese with crispy bacon and tomato jam
•    Gideon avocado hummus with summer veggies
•    Double burger with whipped cheddar, onion rings, oven-roasted tomatoes and watercress on a warm pretzel bun

Hot Doug's continues its rotating selections on Platform 14, located behind the center field scoreboard in the Budweiser Bleachers. Served this homestand are the Don and Marrily, a Cajun andouille sausage with Cajun mustard, caramelized onions and Swiss cheese; the Steve Lake, a Roman luganega sausage with marinara, sautéed peppers and mozzarella cheese; and the Keith Moreland, a spicy Vienna polish sausage with chipotle dijonnaise, pickled jalapeños and pepper jack cheese. 

Cubs Charities and Community events:

On Friday, August 24, Javier Báez will receive the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) Heart and Hustle Award during a pregame on-field ceremony. 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon will continue his "Respect Community" T-shirt initiative. After every Friday home game, Maddon represents a local nonprofit organization by wearing their T-shirt during his postgame press conference. On August 24, Maddon will represent Schwarber's Neighborhood Heroes, an initiative designed to recognize first responders for their heroism, personal courage and devotion to duty. 

On Saturday, August 25, Cubs wives will sell Mystery Baseballs at Gallagher Way from 11:20 a.m. CDT until the bottom of the fifth inning. Baseballs are $50 each and proceeds from the event will benefit Cubs Charities. 

During a pregame on-field ceremony Sunday, August 26, Cubs Charities will present United Services Organization (USO) with a $5,000 check to support their youth programs. 

Cubs pitcher Mike Montgomery will host a group of veterans from The Mission Continues as part of Monty's Marvels Monday, August 27. This program is part of Montgomery's season-long effort to recognize and honor those who have served in the military.

Homestand Details August 23-29:

Thursday, August 23, Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds, 7:05 p.m.
•   Promotion: Cubs Beach Towel presented by NBC Sports Chicago, up to the first 10,000 early arriving fans
•   Community Night presented by PEAK: Women's Empowerment Night
•   First pitch: Cubs Charities Board Chair Laura Ricketts
•   First pitch: YouTube vlogger and Chicago native David Dobrik 
•   7th inning stretch: Award-winning chef and television personality Graham Elliot
•   Broadcast: NBC Sports Chicago, MLB Network, 670 The Score, Cubs.com
 
Friday, August 24, Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds, 1:20 p.m.
•   First pitch and 7th inning stretch: Northwestern University men's basketball head coach Chris Collins
•   Broadcast: NBC Sports Chicago, MLB Network, 670 The Score, WRTO 1200, Cubs.com

Saturday, August 25, Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds, 1:20 p.m.
•   Promotion: Youth Sun Protection Shirt, up to the first 5,000 early arriving children 13 and younger 
•   First pitch: U.S. Olympic swimmer Conor Dwyer
•   First pitch: Ron Santo Foundation members Vicki Santo, Spencer Brown, Cubs Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins and Gwen Minard
•   First pitch and 7th inning stretch: Members of the 2018 NCAA National Champion Notre Dame women's basketball team 
•   Broadcast: ABC 7, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Sunday, August 26, Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds, 1:20 p.m.
•   First pitch: Stand-up comedian and Chicago native Cameron Esposito 
•   First pitch: Representative from the Illinois Bicentennial Celebration
•   Broadcast: WGN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com
•   Postgame: Kids Run the Bases, first 1,000 children 13 and younger
•   Postgame: Kyle Schwarber's Block Party at Revel Fulton Market

Monday, August 27, Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets, 7:05 p.m.
•   Pregame: On Deck Luncheon at Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern with Cole Hamels, Brandon Kintzler and Jesse Chavez
•   Community Night presented by PEAK: Grateful Dead Night
•   National anthem: Cast members from the Chicago company of "Hamilton"
•   First pitch: Country music artist Tyler Reeve 
•   First pitch and 7th inning stretch: Star of AMC's "Better Call Saul" and Chicago native Bob Odenkirk
•   Broadcast: NBC Sports Chicago, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Tuesday, August 28, Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets, 7:05 p.m.
•   Community Night presented by PEAK: Back to School Night
•   Community Night presented by PEAK: Diabetes Awareness Night
•   First pitch and 7th inning stretch: Former Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood 
•   Broadcast: WGN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Wednesday, August 29, Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets, 1:20 p.m.
•   Pregame: Red Bull Air Force presented by Jewel-Osco will parachute into Wrigley Field during the national anthem
•   Community Night presented by PEAK: Summer Camp Day
•   Broadcast: NBC Sports Chicago, MLB Network, 670 The Score, WRTO 1200, Cubs.com

Chicago Cubs

White Sox medical updates

The Chicago White Sox issued the following medical updates prior to tonight's game with the Minnesota Twins:
 
• Manager Rick Renteria was released from the hospital in Minneapolis late this afternoon after undergoing a battery of tests for an episode of lightheadedness prior to last night's game. He will spend the night in Minnesota before returning to Chicago tomorrow where he will undergo further testing at RUSH University Medical Center under the supervision of Dr. Scott Palmer. 
• An MRI today on OF Leury García revealed a Grade 2 strain of his left hamstring that will sideline him 3-6 weeks.
• First baseman José Abreu, who was scratched from today's lineup, is being treated for lower abdomen pain after complaining of discomfort when he arrived at the ballpark today.
 

The Chicago White Sox issued the following medical updates prior to tonight's game with the Minnesota Twins:
 
• Manager Rick Renteria was released from the hospital in Minneapolis late this afternoon after undergoing a battery of tests for an episode of lightheadedness prior to last night's game. He will spend the night in Minnesota before returning to Chicago tomorrow where he will undergo further testing at RUSH University Medical Center under the supervision of Dr. Scott Palmer. 
• An MRI today on OF Leury García revealed a Grade 2 strain of his left hamstring that will sideline him 3-6 weeks.
• First baseman José Abreu, who was scratched from today's lineup, is being treated for lower abdomen pain after complaining of discomfort when he arrived at the ballpark today.
 

Chicago White Sox

Tigers-Astros Game on Monday, September 10 to Start at 6:10 p.m.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early and prepay for convenient access

DETROIT - In anticipation of a high volume of patrons in downtown Detroit attending the Tigers and Lions games, first pitch for the Tigers game vs. the Houston Astros on Monday, September 10 has been changed to 6:10 p.m.

 

DETROIT - In anticipation of a high volume of patrons in downtown Detroit attending the Tigers and Lions games, first pitch for the Tigers game vs. the Houston Astros on Monday, September 10 has been changed to 6:10 p.m.

 

All Tigers season parking passes will be honored at the designated parking facilities.

 

Tigers fans looking for game day parking will have priority until 5:00 p.m. in The D Garage, which is located on 90 East Fisher Service Dr., behind St. John's Church.

 

Tigers fans with State issued disabled parking placards can pay to park in Lot 1 & Lot 2 (61 East Elizabeth) & the D Garage (90 East Fisher), first come first serve.

 

Tigers fans are highly encouraged to arrive early and prepay their parking for convenient access. Fans can view all the pre-purchase parking options by visiting tigers.com/parking or by clicking here (ParkDistrictDetroit.com).

 

All 33 Olympia Development parking lots and garages, including those North of the Fisher Freeway next to the Little Caesars Arena, will be available for fans on a first come first serve basis. For more information on parking for Lions games, Click Here or visit ParkDistrictDetroit.com.

Detroit Tigers

Giants roster moves for Aug. 21, 2018

The Giants made the following roster moves: 

RHP Derek Law has been optioned to triple-A Sacramento.
RHP Chris Stratton (#34) has been recalled from double-A Richmond. 
 

The Giants made the following roster moves: 

RHP Derek Law has been optioned to triple-A Sacramento.
RHP Chris Stratton (#34) has been recalled from double-A Richmond. 
 

San Francisco Giants

White Sox announce four roster moves

Prior to tonight's game vs. Minnesota, the Chicago White Sox announced the following four roster moves:
 
•   Placed outfielder Leury García on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring;
•   Optioned right-handed pitcher Tyler Danish to Class AAA Charlotte;
•   Purchased the contract of right-hander Michael Kopech from Charlotte;
•   Recalled outfielder Ryan LaMarre from Charlotte.
 
Kopech, 22, is 7-7 with a 3.70 ERA (52 ER/126.1 IP), .219 opponents average (101-461), 170 strikeouts (12.11 per 9.0 IP) and nine home runs allowed over 24 starts with Charlotte this season. He leads all minor-league pitchers in strikeouts and leads the International League in strikeouts per 9.0 IP. The Longview, Texas native is 4-0 with a 1.84 ERA (9 ER/44.0 IP), 59 strikeouts and four walks over his last seven starts, and has not issued a walk in his last 24.0 IP dating to July 31.
 
The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Kopech is currently ranked by MLB.com and Baseball America as the No. 13 prospect in baseball, and No. 2 in the White Sox organization. He recorded 172 strikeouts last season, tied for the fifth-most in the minor leagues. He has no major-league experience and will wear uniform No. 34.
 
Kopech is 24-22 with a 3.05 ERA (134 ER/395.2 IP), 514 strikeouts (11.7 per 9.0 IP), a 1.21 WHIP and just 18 home runs allowed in 85 career appearances (84 starts) over five minor-league seasons in the Boston (2014-16) and Chicago (2017-18) organizations. He was acquired by the White Sox with infielder Yoán Moncada, outfielder Luis Alexander Basabe and right-hander Víctor Díaz from the Red Sox in exchange for LHP Chris Sale on December 6, 2016. Kopech originally was selected by Boston in the first round (33rd overall) of the June 2014 First-Year Player Draft out of Mount Pleasant (Texas) High School.
 
LaMarre, 29, is batting .273 (6-22) with one double, one home run and two RBI in nine games over two stints with the White Sox after being claimed off waivers from Minnesota on July 9. He connected on his first major-league home run on August 14 at Detroit.
 
García, 27, is batting .280 (68-243) with seven doubles, four triples, four home runs and 31 RBI in 77 games with Chicago this season.
 
Danish, 24, has appeared in seven games with the White Sox since his contract was purchased from Charlotte on July 27, going 1-0 with a 7.11 ERA (5 ER/6.1 IP) and five strikeouts. He is 1-3 with a 3.06 ERA (22 ER/64.2 IP), 46 strikeouts and a .230 (55-230) opponents average over 29 games (two starts) with the Knights in 2018.
 
The White Sox 40-man roster increases to 39.

Prior to tonight's game vs. Minnesota, the Chicago White Sox announced the following four roster moves:
 
•   Placed outfielder Leury García on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring;
•   Optioned right-handed pitcher Tyler Danish to Class AAA Charlotte;
•   Purchased the contract of right-hander Michael Kopech from Charlotte;
•   Recalled outfielder Ryan LaMarre from Charlotte.
 
Kopech, 22, is 7-7 with a 3.70 ERA (52 ER/126.1 IP), .219 opponents average (101-461), 170 strikeouts (12.11 per 9.0 IP) and nine home runs allowed over 24 starts with Charlotte this season. He leads all minor-league pitchers in strikeouts and leads the International League in strikeouts per 9.0 IP. The Longview, Texas native is 4-0 with a 1.84 ERA (9 ER/44.0 IP), 59 strikeouts and four walks over his last seven starts, and has not issued a walk in his last 24.0 IP dating to July 31.
 
The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Kopech is currently ranked by MLB.com and Baseball America as the No. 13 prospect in baseball, and No. 2 in the White Sox organization. He recorded 172 strikeouts last season, tied for the fifth-most in the minor leagues. He has no major-league experience and will wear uniform No. 34.
 
Kopech is 24-22 with a 3.05 ERA (134 ER/395.2 IP), 514 strikeouts (11.7 per 9.0 IP), a 1.21 WHIP and just 18 home runs allowed in 85 career appearances (84 starts) over five minor-league seasons in the Boston (2014-16) and Chicago (2017-18) organizations. He was acquired by the White Sox with infielder Yoán Moncada, outfielder Luis Alexander Basabe and right-hander Víctor Díaz from the Red Sox in exchange for LHP Chris Sale on December 6, 2016. Kopech originally was selected by Boston in the first round (33rd overall) of the June 2014 First-Year Player Draft out of Mount Pleasant (Texas) High School.
 
LaMarre, 29, is batting .273 (6-22) with one double, one home run and two RBI in nine games over two stints with the White Sox after being claimed off waivers from Minnesota on July 9. He connected on his first major-league home run on August 14 at Detroit.
 
García, 27, is batting .280 (68-243) with seven doubles, four triples, four home runs and 31 RBI in 77 games with Chicago this season.
 
Danish, 24, has appeared in seven games with the White Sox since his contract was purchased from Charlotte on July 27, going 1-0 with a 7.11 ERA (5 ER/6.1 IP) and five strikeouts. He is 1-3 with a 3.06 ERA (22 ER/64.2 IP), 46 strikeouts and a .230 (55-230) opponents average over 29 games (two starts) with the Knights in 2018.
 
The White Sox 40-man roster increases to 39.

Chicago White Sox

Cardinals activate Carlos Martínez from DL and claim Matt Aams off waivers from Nationals

Wisdom optioned to Memphis (AAA); Fowler moved to 60-day DL

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today they have activated RHP Carlos Martínez from the 10-day disabled list and claimed former Cardinals 1B Matt Adams off waivers from the Washington Nationals. Infielder Patrick Wisdom was optioned to Memphis (AAA) following last night's game and OF Dexter Fowler was moved from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Martinez, 26, was placed on the disabled list with a right shoulder strain on July 31 and missed 19 games. He made two relief appearances during an injury rehabilitation assignment in Springfield (AA) and will join the Cardinals bullpen in Los Angeles tonight. Martínez has a 6-6 record with a 3.41 ERA in 18 starts this season, striking out 98 batters in 100.1 innings.

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today they have activated RHP Carlos Martínez from the 10-day disabled list and claimed former Cardinals 1B Matt Adams off waivers from the Washington Nationals. Infielder Patrick Wisdom was optioned to Memphis (AAA) following last night's game and OF Dexter Fowler was moved from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Martinez, 26, was placed on the disabled list with a right shoulder strain on July 31 and missed 19 games. He made two relief appearances during an injury rehabilitation assignment in Springfield (AA) and will join the Cardinals bullpen in Los Angeles tonight. Martínez has a 6-6 record with a 3.41 ERA in 18 starts this season, striking out 98 batters in 100.1 innings.

Adams, 29, was originally drafted by the Cardinals in the 23rd round of the June 2009 First Year Player Draft and was in the Cardinals organization for nine years including 2012-17 in St. Louis. On May 20, 2017, Adams was traded to the Atlanta Braves for minor league infielder Juan Yepez. Adams is batting .257 with 18 HR and 48 RBI in 94 games with the Nationals this season. As a member of the Cardinals, Adams played in 486 games with career marks of a .271 batting average with 56 home runs and 217 RBI.

Wisdom, 26, was purchased from Memphis on August 11 and played in nine games for the Cardinals batting .333 (4-12) with a home run and three RBI. He had played in 747 career minor league game before his Major League debut.

Fowler, 32, was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left foot fracture after fouling a ball off his foot on August 3 in a game at Pittsburgh.

Adams is in transit and is expected to join up with the Cardinals organization in the upcoming days.

St. Louis Cardinals

Nationals announce roster moves

The Washington Nationals acquired infielder Andruw Monasterio and a player to be named later or cash considerations from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for second baseman Daniel Murphy on Tuesday. In addition, the Nationals traded first baseman Matt Adams to the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for cash considerations. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements.

Monasterio, 21, hit .263 with 14 doubles, two triples, three homers, 31 RBI, 52 walks, 10 stolen bases and 52 runs scored in 109 games for Myrtle Beach of the Single-A Carolina League this season. An athletic, versatile infielder, Monasterio was cited by Baseball America as a rising prospect in Chicago's system in their 2018 mid-season update.

The Washington Nationals acquired infielder Andruw Monasterio and a player to be named later or cash considerations from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for second baseman Daniel Murphy on Tuesday. In addition, the Nationals traded first baseman Matt Adams to the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for cash considerations. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements.

Monasterio, 21, hit .263 with 14 doubles, two triples, three homers, 31 RBI, 52 walks, 10 stolen bases and 52 runs scored in 109 games for Myrtle Beach of the Single-A Carolina League this season. An athletic, versatile infielder, Monasterio was cited by Baseball America as a rising prospect in Chicago's system in their 2018 mid-season update.

In 336 professional games, Monasterio has hit .264 with 50 doubles, nine triples, six home runs, 107 RBI, 46 stolen bases and 186 runs scored. He has appeared at shortstop (198 G/190 GS), second base (94 G/91 GS) and third base (39 G/37 GS).

A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Monasterio is in his fifth professional season after signing with the Chicago Cubs as a non-drafted free agent on May 7, 2014. 

Murphy, 33, hit .329 with 99 doubles, eight triples, 54 homers, 226 RBI, 100 walks and 199 runs scored in 342 games with the Nationals since joining the organization prior to the 2015 season. Arguably the top free agent signing of the 2015 offseason, Murphy represented the Washington Nationals in the 2016 and 2017 All-Star Games, took home two Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger awards (2016, 2017) and finished second in the 2016 National League Most Valuable Player voting.

Adams, 29, hit .257 with nine doubles, 18 home runs, 48 RBI, 24 walks and 37 runs scored in 94 games for the Nationals in 2018.

Washington Nationals

Cubs acquire INF Daniel Murphy from Washington

The Chicago Cubs today acquired infielder Daniel Murphy from the Washington Nationals for minor league infielder Andruw Monasterio and a player to be named or cash consideration.

Murphy, 33, is batting .300 (57-for-190) with nine doubles, six home runs and 29 RBI in 56 games for the Nationals this season, as he missed more than two months to start the year due to right knee surgery. He returned on June 12 and is batting .340 (35-for-103) with a .904 OPS since the All-Star Break. Overall, he is hitting .317 (45-for-142) with a .359 on-base percentage and a .479 slugging percentage vs. right-handed pitching, good for an .838 OPS. Murphy has played 38 games (36 starts) at second base and 14 games (10 starts) at first base this year.

The Chicago Cubs today acquired infielder Daniel Murphy from the Washington Nationals for minor league infielder Andruw Monasterio and a player to be named or cash consideration.

Murphy, 33, is batting .300 (57-for-190) with nine doubles, six home runs and 29 RBI in 56 games for the Nationals this season, as he missed more than two months to start the year due to right knee surgery. He returned on June 12 and is batting .340 (35-for-103) with a .904 OPS since the All-Star Break. Overall, he is hitting .317 (45-for-142) with a .359 on-base percentage and a .479 slugging percentage vs. right-handed pitching, good for an .838 OPS. Murphy has played 38 games (36 starts) at second base and 14 games (10 starts) at first base this year.

The left-handed batter is a career .299 hitter (1,380-for-4,609) in 10 major league seasons with the New York Mets (2008-09, 2011-15) and Washington Nationals (2016-18). Murphy has 327 doubles, 116 home runs and 628 RBI in 1,245 major league games while turning in a .345 on-base percentage and .458 slugging percentage, good for an .803 OPS.

Murphy has participated in post-season play in each of the last three seasons, batting .323 (30-for-93) with three doubles, eight home runs and 19 RBI in 24 playoff games, posting a 1.020 OPS thanks to a .407 on-base percentage and a .613 slugging percentage.

Monasterio, 21, is batting .263 (97-for-369) with three homers and 31 RBI in 109 games with Single-A Myrtle Beach. The Venezuela native was originally signed by the Cubs as a non-drafted free agent in 2014.

Chicago Cubs

Fans are invited to take the ultimate voyage to Marlins Park for Star Trek Night on Aug. 25

Fans are invited to live long and prosper at Marlins Park to celebrate Star Trek Night on Saturday, August 25. Fans who take the ultimate voyage and purchase the ticket package at Marlins.com/Themes will receive a collector's edition Marlins Star Trek Starfleet Command Badge hat. Fans are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Star Trek characters. 
 

Fans are invited to live long and prosper at Marlins Park to celebrate Star Trek Night on Saturday, August 25. Fans who take the ultimate voyage and purchase the ticket package at Marlins.com/Themes will receive a collector's edition Marlins Star Trek Starfleet Command Badge hat. Fans are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Star Trek characters. 
 

Miami Marlins

Orioles roster move 8/21/18

This afternoon, the Orioles made the following roster move:
 
•   Reinstated INF Steve Wilkerson from the 10-day disabled list (left oblique strain) and optioned him to Triple-A Norfolk. 

This afternoon, the Orioles made the following roster move:
 
•   Reinstated INF Steve Wilkerson from the 10-day disabled list (left oblique strain) and optioned him to Triple-A Norfolk. 

Baltimore Orioles