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Transaction Action 

Transaction Action

BP.com's original column launched in 1996, TA has been where Christina Kahrl ponders the implications of recent roster moves, their impact on managerial tactics or how they reflect organizational behavior. Plus a few too many references to things that have nothing to do with baseball.

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09-27

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Transaction Action: Dodgers, Padres, Giants
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Christina Kahrl

09-25

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Transaction Action: Cardinals, D'backs, Rockies
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09-24

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Transaction Action: Reds and 'Stros, Brewers and Bucs
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Christina Kahrl

09-22

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Transaction Action: Phillies, Nationals, Cubs
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Christina Kahrl

09-21

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Transaction Action: Braves, Marlins, Mets
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Christina Kahrl

08-19

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Transaction Action: NL West Updates
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Christina Kahrl

08-19

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Transaction Action: The Lee Deal
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Christina Kahrl

08-12

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Transaction Action: NL Central Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

08-03

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Transaction Action: AL Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

08-03

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Transaction Action: Tuesday Morning Triptych
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Christina Kahrl

07-30

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Transaction Action: The National Redistribution Effort
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Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

07-30

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Transaction Action: The Edwin Jackson Trade
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Christina Kahrl

07-29

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Transaction Action: Podzilla Washes Up in Malibu?
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Christina Kahrl

07-29

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Transaction Action: Texas Fold 'Em
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Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

07-29

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Transaction Action: Tejada and the Cantu Spirit
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Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

07-29

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Transaction Action: Pasting in Peralta
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Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

07-27

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Transaction Action: NL East and Central
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Christina Kahrl

07-27

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Transaction Action: Utterly McLouthless in the Pursuit of Excellence
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Christina Kahrl

07-26

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Transaction Action: Hail, hail, the Gang's AL Here
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Christina Kahrl

07-26

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Transaction Action: Send Me Some Angels
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Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

07-21

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Transaction Action: ALtruisms
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Christina Kahrl

07-19

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Transaction Action: National League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

07-16

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Transaction Action: Junior Circuit Jumble
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Christina Kahrl

07-14

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Transaction Action: Going Gonzo
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Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

07-12

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Transaction Action: Shuffling Seniors
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Christina Kahrl

07-07

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Transaction Action: Western Horizons
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Christina Kahrl

07-05

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Transaction Action: Not Least the NL East
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Christina Kahrl

07-05

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Transaction Action: Drama Division Drama
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Christina Kahrl

07-02

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Transaction Action: Dealing and Decapitating
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Christina Kahrl

06-30

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Transaction Action: Disorderly Conduct
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Christina Kahrl

06-28

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Transaction Action: Blast, or Blasted?
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Christina Kahrl

06-24

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Transaction Action: Junior Circuit Jam
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Christina Kahrl

06-24

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Transaction Action: Fiddling While the Toast Burns
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Christina Kahrl

06-23

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Transaction Action: Shuffling Seniors
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Christina Kahrl

06-18

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Transaction Action: Waterloo's 195th Anniversary Edition
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Christina Kahrl

06-15

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Transaction Action: The Snakes Start Shedding
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Christina Kahrl

06-15

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Transaction Action: Getting a ComeSuppance?
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Christina Kahrl

06-11

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Transaction Action: Weekend Omnibus
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Christina Kahrl

06-10

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Transaction Action: Central Preoccupations
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Christina Kahrl

06-09

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Transaction Action: Youthful Orient-ation
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Christina Kahrl

06-04

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Transaction Action: Remembering The Kid
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Christina Kahrl

06-04

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Transaction Action: Grab Bag
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Christina Kahrl

06-03

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Transaction Action: The Old West
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Christina Kahrl

06-02

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Transaction Action: Double Dealing
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Christina Kahrl

06-01

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Transaction Action: A Knack for Getting Knackered
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Christina Kahrl

06-01

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Transaction Action: NL Central Update
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Christina Kahrl

06-01

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Transaction Action: Bad News Birds?
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Christina Kahrl

05-28

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Transaction Action: Feeling Granderson
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Christina Kahrl

05-27

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Transaction Action: Senior Circuit Shakeups
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Christina Kahrl

05-25

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Transaction Action: Central Preoccupations
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September 27, 2010 8:01 am

Transaction Action: Dodgers, Padres, Giants

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Christina Kahrl

How the Pads might yet have the last laugh, Sabeanesque acquisition strategies, and Dodger disappointment.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Placed RHP Vicente Padilla on the 15-day DL (bulging disk - neck), retroactive to 8/16; recalled RHP Travis Schlichting from Albuquerque (Triple-A). [8/20]
Activated LF-R Manny Ramirez from the 15-day DL; designated INF-R Juan Castro for assignment. [8/21]
Placed RHP Travis Schlichting on the 15-day DL (shoulder); activated RHP Jeff Weaver from the 15-day DL; claimed C-R Rod Barajas from the Mets off waivers. [8/22]
Activated C-R Rod Barajas; optioned C-R A.J. Ellis to Albuquerque. [8/24]
Noted the loss of LF-R Manny Ramirez on a waiver claim by the White Sox; recalled RHP Ramon Troncoso from Albuquerque. [8/30]
Activated RHP Vicente Padilla and SS-S Rafael Furcal from the 15-day DL; recalled C-R A.J. Ellis from Albuquerque. [9/3]
Recalled RHPs John Ely and Jon Link and MI-R Chin-lung Hu from Albuquerque; purchased the contracts of 1B-R John Lindsey and UT-R Russ Mitchell from Albuquerque; transferred C-R Russell Martin from the 15- to the 60-day DL. [9/6]
Purchased the contract of OF-L Trent Oeltjen from Albuquerque; designated INF-R Ronnie Belliard for assignment. [9/7]
Released INF-R Ronnie Belliard. [9/9]
Traded RHP Octavio Dotel to the Rockies for a PTBNL. [9/18]
Traded OF-R Preston Mattingly to the Indians for OF-L Roman Pena. [9/26]

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September 25, 2010 7:13 pm

Transaction Action: Cardinals, D'backs, Rockies

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Christina Kahrl

Disappointments about in all three instances, but is there any good news to be found?

Obvious Good Move: You want a good move from a team that is giving Mike Hampton a last chance? It used to be that this sort of desperate effort to hang on was the butt of jokes in venues as obvious as Tank McNamara, when it made light of Steve Carlton's unwillingness to give up 25 years ago. OK, let's see... how about cutting Bobby Crosby? I figure a few A's fans might get a contact high from that.

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September 24, 2010 6:53 pm

Transaction Action: Reds and 'Stros, Brewers and Bucs

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Christina Kahrl

Moseying through the NL Central's transactions...

Obvious Good Move: Slipping Aroldis Chapman onto the active roster. Think K-Rod 2002 without the roster chicanery. Think Livan Hernandez in '97 or David Price in 2008, since he's good enough to shut the door or get something started. If anything goes wrong with any component of the staff, the hard-slinging Cubano has the potential to dominate.

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September 22, 2010 4:05 pm

Transaction Action: Phillies, Nationals, Cubs

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Christina Kahrl

Rounding out the NL East and turning the antics in Wrigleyville.

Obvious Good Move: Nothing in particular. With so many of the usual suspects summoned up for their third or fourth or fifth spin in Wrigleyville, it isn't like these guys don't know their way around the cramped clubhouse, or the names of the guys already here. Maine might come in handy as an extra lefty, but his rates at Iowa were bass-ackwards. Welington Castillo should get a few more reps behind the plate with Soto done for 2010, not least because there's something sort of depressing about the proposition that Koyie Hill could end up starting a third of your team's games behind the plate, but also because Castillo is a decent prospect who's up after a slugly season for the I-Cubs, with a .243 ISO while gunning down 39 percent of opposing base thieves (to accentuate the positive).

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September 21, 2010 12:49 pm

Transaction Action: Braves, Marlins, Mets

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Christina Kahrl

The moving and shaking from an NL East trio.

Obvious Good News: Getting O'Flaherty back from the DL provides Bobby Cox with a second lefty he's come to trust, now and into October-if the Braves get there-although it's worth noting that Dunn has been effective in a low-leverage role, if as wild and frightening as Kimbrel was in his previous stints. Speaking of Kimbrel, he's been exceptional since his return, striking out 12 of 16 batters faced, allowing a lone hit-and going walk-free.

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August 19, 2010 7:27 pm

Transaction Action: NL West Updates

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Christina Kahrl

The rest of the division's getting deep-Friar'd, with the Dodgers feeling helpless and the Rockies Hawpe-less.

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Placed RHP Juan Gutierrez on the 15-day DL (shoulder inflamation); activated OF-L Ryan Church. [8/3]
Optioned INF-S Tony Abreu to Reno (Triple-A); recalled RHP Rafael Rodriguez from Reno. [8/4]
Activated RHP Juan Gutierrez from the 15-day DL; optioned RHP Rafael Rodriguez to Reno. [8/18]

COLORADO ROCKIES
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Activated 2B/OF-S Eric Young Jr. from the 15-day DL, and optioned him to Colorado Springs (Triple-A). [8/2]
Activated 1B-L Todd Helton from the 15-day DL; optioned MI-S Jonathan Herrera to Colorado Springs; claimed 3B-R Wes Hodges off waivers from the Indians, and optioned him to Colorado Springs. [8/3]
Placed RHP Aaron Cook on the 15-day DL (sprained big toe), retroactive to 8/4; recalled INF-R Chris Nelson from Colorado Springs. [8/5]
Optioned INF-R Chris Nelson to Colorado Springs; recalled RHP Esmil Rogers from Colorado Springs. [8/8]
Placed LHP Jeff Francis on the 15-day DL (shoulder ), retroactive to 8/12; recalled 2B/OF-S Eric Young Jr. from Colorado Springs. [8/14]
Placed RHP Taylor Buchholz on the 15-day DL (lower back), retroactive to 8/14; recalled RHP Jhoulys Chacin from Colorado Springs. [8/17]
Released 1B/RF-L Brad Hawpe; purchased the contract of LHP Matt Reynolds from Colorado Springs. [8/19]

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August 19, 2010 3:43 am

Transaction Action: The Lee Deal

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Christina Kahrl

Plus the Phillies' regrouping effort as the NL East race heads towards its last quarter.

ATLANTA BRAVES
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Placed 2B-R Martin Prado on the 15-day DL (fractured pinky), retroactive to 7/31; recalled MI-Diory Hernandez from Gwinnett (Triple-A). [8/2]
Noted the loss of RHP Chris Resop to the Pirates on a waiver claim. [8/4]
Placed RHP Kris Medlen on the 15-day DL (elbow); recalled RHP Cristhian Martinez from Gwinnett; outrighted OF-R Brent Clevlen to Gwinnett. [8/5]
Optioned RHP Kenshin Kawakami to Gwinnett; purchased the contract of LHP Mike Minor from Gwinnett. [8/7]
Placed 3B-S Chipper Jones on the 15-day DL (knee), retroactive to 8/11; recalled INF-R Brandon Hicks from Gwinnett. [8/13]
Activated 2B-R Martin Prado from the 15-day DL; optioned INF-R Brandon Hicks to Gwinnett. [8/17]
Acquired 1B-R Derrek Lee and cash from the Cubs for RHPs Robinson Lopez and Ty'Relle Harris and LHP Jeffrey Lorick; placed 1B-R Troy Glaus on the 15-day DL (knee); recalled INF-R Brandon Hicks from Gwinnett. [8/18]

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August 12, 2010 3:15 am

Transaction Action: NL Central Roundup

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Christina Kahrl

Jim Edmonds tries on a new brand of the Red stuff, waiver claims start to crop up, and the latest roster tweakings from the senior circuit.

CHICAGO CUBS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Placed RHP Carlos Silva on the 15-day DL; purchased the contracts of RHP Thomas Diamond and Casey Coleman from Iowa (Triple-A). [8/2]
Optioned RHP Brian Schlitter to Iowa; recalled RHP Mitch Atkins from Iowa. [8/3]
Optioned RHP Mitch Atkins to Iowa; recalled RHP Marcos Mateo from Iowa. [8/9]
Placed C-R Geovany Soto on the 15-day DL (sprained shoulder); placed 1B-R Derrek Lee on the Bereavement Leave List; recalled 1B-L Micah Hoffpauir and C-R Welington Castillo from Iowa. [8/10]
Traded INF-L Mike Fontenot to the Giants for CF-R Evan Crawford. [8/11]

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August 3, 2010 3:30 pm

Transaction Action: AL Roundup

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Christina Kahrl

Leaning to the left on the South Side, plus Milton being Milton and

CHICAGO WHITE SOX
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Placed LHP Erick Threets on the 15-day DL (turf toe - big toe), retroactive to 7/31; recalled RHP Carlos Torres from Charlotte (Triple-A). [8/3]

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August 3, 2010 6:21 am

Transaction Action: Tuesday Morning Triptych

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Christina Kahrl

An Angel falls, some Red Sox redemption, and the Kila Monster breaks through.

ANAHEIM ANGELS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Placed RHP Joel Pineiro on the 15-day DL (strained oblique), retroactive to 7/26; optioned INF-R Kevin Frandsen to Salt Lake (Triple-A); recalled RHPs Trevor Bell and Bobby Cassevah from Salt Lake. [7/31]

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The Rangers get Cristian Guzman and the Twins Matt Capps in a pair of sensible stretch-drive additions.

CLEVELAND INDIANS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Placed RHP Mitch Talbot on the 15-day DL (strained back); optioned RHP Jess Todd to Columbus (Triple-A); recalled RHP Jensen Lewis from Columbus; purchased the contract of RHP Justin Germano from Columbus. [7/30]

DETROIT TIGERS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Designated 4C-L Jeff Larish for assignment; purchased the contract of 1B/OF-R Jeff Frazier from Toledo (Triple-A). [7/30]

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July 30, 2010 3:22 pm

Transaction Action: The Edwin Jackson Trade

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Christina Kahrl

E-Jack has to pack, but will he be used to help the White Sox attack?

CHICAGO WHITE SOX
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Acquired RHP Edwin Jackson from the Diamondbacks for RHP Dan Hudson and LHP David Holmberg; recalled RHP Lucas Harrell from Charlotte (Triple-A). [7/30]

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