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Blue Jays Firing John Gibbons At End of Season

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The Toronto Blue Jays are firing manager John Gibbons at the end of the season, according to FanCred’s Jon Heyman.

Heyman reports that one source called it “99.9 percent done” that Gibbons and the Blue Jays will go their separate ways, while adding that Gibbons and Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins have had multiple discussions during the season about an amicable divorce.

“We’ll sit down after the year and see what direction we’re going to go, myself included,” Gibbons told Heyman.

Gibbons, who is in his second tenure with the Jays, current deal is guaranteed through 2019 with a team option for 2020.

Toronto is currently 63-76 record, fourth place in the American League East, and sporting a .453 winning percentage that stands as the worst since 2012..

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Red Sox Designate Eduardo Nunez For Assignment

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The Boston Red Sox have designated infielder Eduardo Nunez for assignment, according to a team announcement on Monday.

Boston also optioned right hander Hector Velazquez to Triple A Pawtucket.

In corresponding moves, the Red Sox have called up right hander Ryan Weber and first basemen/outfielder Sam Travis from Triple A.

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Royals Considered Likely to be Moving Billy Hamilton, Terrance Gore

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Billy Hamilton

As the trade deadline approaches, the Kansas City Royals may be ready to enter sale mode.

According to MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan, the Royals may be moving both Billy Hamilton and Terrance Gore, who has already been designated for assignment.

Hamilton has been dropped to a backup role following the Royals call up of top prospect Bubba Starling, and hasn’t started a game since July 3rd.

Hamilton has posted a .217/.284/.271 slash line this season.

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Orioles’ Mychal Givens Drawing Trade Interest

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Mychal Givens

The Baltimore Orioles are again going to be sellers at the trade deadline and it appears that closer Mychal Givens is available, and drawing interest, according to MASNSports’ Rock Kubatko.

Per the report, the Washington Nationals and the Philadelphia Phillies have expressed interest in the pitcher.

Givens has posted a 4.50 ERA this season for Baltimore.

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