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Phillies Acquire Luis Avilan

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The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired left hander Luis Avilan frrom the Chicago White Sox in return for right hander Felix Paulino.

In a corresponding move, the Phillies designated right hander Jose Taveras to create room on the 40-man roster for the trade, and an active roster spot was already open due to Yacksel Rios being officially optioned following Tuesday night’s game.

For Chicago, they purchased the contract of righty Ryan Burr to take Avilan’s spot, White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu was placed on the disabled list in an expected move, and the club recalled infielder Jose Rondon from the minors.

Avilan has posted a 3.86 ERA this season, with his best work coming against left handed hitters.

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Diamondbacks Open to Trading Robbie Ray

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Robbie Ray

The Arizona Diamondbacks are reportedly open to trading left-hander Robbie Ray, who is set to hit free agency next year, according to The Athletic’s Jayson Stark.

Per the report, other teams feel that the D-Backs are more open to trading Ray than they have been in the past, and could be a name to keep an eye on over the winter.

Ray, 28, is coming off a down year in which he pitched to the tune of a 4.34 ERA.

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Clint Hurdle Retires From Managing

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Longtime manager Clint Hurdle, who was recently dismissed as the manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, has announced his retirement from managing.

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Jason Mackey, Hurdle, 62, may be done managing but he has spoken with organizations about front-office possibilities.

Along with the Pirates, Hurdle has managed the Colorado Rockies as well.

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Cardinals Re-Sign Adam Wainwright

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The St. Louis Cardinals have re-signed veteran right hander Adam Wainwright, according to an official team announcement.

Wainwright’s new deal is for one-year, but the value of the deal is not currently known.

Wainwright, 38, pitched to the tune of a 4.19 ERA last season.

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