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Blue Jays Acquire Utility Infielder Yangervis Solarte From The Padres

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The San Diego Padres have traded switch-hitting utility infielder Yangervis Solarte to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for outfielder Edward Olivares and right-handed pitcher Jared Carkuff.

The Padres announced the deal on Saturday via their official Twitter account.

Solarte, 30, had been with the Padres since July of 2014. He was traded from the New York Yankees to the Padres in the deal that sent Chase Headley to the Bronx. In 2017, Solarte batted .255 with 18 home runs and 64 RBIs.

Throughout his career, Solarte has played every infield position and has also been utilized as a designated hitter. Last season, he mainly played second base for the Padres. Considering that the Blue Jays have Josh Donaldson at third base, Troy Tulowitzki at shortstop and Justin Smoak at first base, Solarte wil probably see a lot of his playing time at second base.

On Saturday, the Padres also re-signed relief pitcher Craig Stamen to a two-year contract. In 60 appearances during the 2017 season, Stamen was 2-3 with a 3.14 ERA.

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Red Sox Designate Blake Swihart, Bring Back Sandy Leon

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The Boston Red Sox are bringing back catcher Sandy Leon.

Boston has designated catcher Blake Swihart for assignment, according to WEEI.com’s Evan Drellich.

According to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman, catcher Sandy Leon will be heading back to the Red Sox roster.

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Yankees Place Greg Bird on IL

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The New York Yankees have once again had to place first baseman Greg Bird on the injured list, something Bird has been on for the majority of his career,

Bird was placed on the injured list with a left plantar fascia tear, and Bird joins an alarmingly expanding injured list for the Yanks.

In corresponding moves, the Yankees shifted Jacoby Ellsbury to the 6-day IL and selected the contract of first baseman Mike Ford, according to an official team announcement.

Bird may done with the Yankees, as his career has been riddled by injuries and he has struggled at the plate this season.

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Indians’ Francisco Lindor To Begin Rehab Assignment

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Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor is set to being his rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus, according to MLB.com’s Mandy Bell.

Lindor is returning from a calf strain and a high left ankle sprain, which has kept him out of the start of the 2019 season.

Lindor is one of baseball’s most promising young stars and is coming off an MVP caliber season in 2018.

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