Michael Brantley wins an award: He was chosen as the 2014 Indians winner of the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Heart and Hustle Award. Wordy, but still quite the honor.
Perennial Tribe Trade Target Chase Headley was finally dealt by San Diego—to the Yankees—for what doesn't seem like much. The Padres got Yangervis Solarte and RHP Rafael De Paula.
Darwin Barney was designated for assignment by the Cubs. Known for his defense, Barney would seem to have a fit on the Indians roster. But with Aviles' ability to play the outfield, it might only be worth going after Barney if Asdrubal Cabrera is DL-bound.
The Yankees and Rangers played 12 scoreless innings last night. But the Yankees got tired of that in the 12th, so they brought in David Huff. Now, you already know based on the previous sentence that Huff somehow pitched a scoreless 12th. But he wasn't as lucky in the 13th, when he gave up a homer to J.P. Ahrennciobbio'a. Unfortunately for us, the Yankees tied it at 1 in the bottom of the 13th and won it with another single run the next inning.
Speaking of Texas, Yu Darvish believes 6-man starting rotations would help slow the rise of Tommy John surgeries.
Cliff Lee ended his post-game interview with a monstrous fart http://t.co/i6Mb7tRTED— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) July 22, 2014