• The Indians sent Jesus Aguilar to AAA and promoted Michael Roth. Nick Hagadone was transferred to the 60-day DL to make room for Roth on the 40-man.
• David Murphy was scratched from the Cleveland Indians baseball game last night. This is because he was traded to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The Indians get Eric Stamets in return, a AA shortstop from Ohio. Sounds like a Tom Hamilton Favorite waiting to happen. For some reason, the Indians had to send cash along with Murphy for the ability to acquire Stamets.
• The Angels also got OF David DeJesus from the Rays for Eduar Lopez. Because trading for two outfielders isn't enough, they also traded for Shane Victorino earlier this week.
• Not surprisingly, Chris Antonetti's plans have shifted from 2015 to 2016.
• The Indians faced Chris Young last night. In 4.2 innings against him, they had 5 hits, walked 3 times and stole 6 bases. A normal team would score 6 runs under those circumstances. So, of course, the mathematics-defying 2015 Indians managed just one. Michael Bourn stole 3(!) of those 6 bases. Which... had not happened in a long time.
• The Kansas City Royals acquired Ben Zobrist from Oakland for pitchers Aaron Brooks and Sean Manaea.
• Jonathan Papelbon was traded to the Nationals for RHP Nick Pivetta. ERA must be Washington's favorite stat, because Papelbon will close despite Storen's superior numbers:
• Joey Votto has reached base in 68% of his last 50 plate appearances.
• Colorado promoted Aaron Laffey from AAA.
• The Yankees scored 21 runs in Texas last night. And their starting pitcher didn't come close to getting the W; Chris Capuano couldn't even get out of the first inning. He surrendered 5 runs. Martin Perez started for Texas and got exactly one more out than Capuano did. Texas got no-hit once Capuano left. Yankees RF Chris Young (no, not the lucky duck who got to face Cleveland) led NYY with 5 RBI, which led to Lonnie Chisenhall saying "Meh."
And a Bradley Zimmer highlight:
Eat your heart out, Michael Bourn.