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MLB

#23
The Seattle Mariners have reached an agreement on a one-year contract extension with starting pitcher Wade LeBlance.

The deal will pay him a guaranteed $2.75 million in 2019 and can increase to $4.75 with performance bonuses based on innings pitched.
 
#24
MLB division leaders:

The American League
East: Boston (59-29)
Central: Cleveland (48-37)
West: Houston (57-31)

The National League
East: Atlanta (49-36)
Central: Milwaukee (51-35)
West: Arizona (48-39)

*The Cleveland Indians ate leading the AL Central by 11.5 games.
 
#25
The Cincinnati Reds traded right-hander Dylan Floro and a minor league pitcher to the Los Angeles Dodgers for two minor league pitchers.

Floro was 3-2 with a 2.72 earned-run average with 25 relief appearances this season with Cincinnati.

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The Reds also optioned utility player Brandon Dixon to Triple A Louisville and recalled Tanner Rainey and Cody Reed from Louisville to bolster a depleted bullpen.
 
#26
The NL East-leading Atlanta Braves activated closer Arodys Vizcaino from the disabled list.

The right-handed was placed on the DL on June 24 with inflammation in his right shoulder.

He was 2-2 with a 1.82 ERA and 15 saves in 17 chances this season.
 
#28
Shortstop Alcides Escobar isn't in the Kansas City Royals' lineup Sunday and will end his consecutive games played streak at 421, which was the longest active streak in the majors.

It's the first game he will miss since Sept. 25, 2015.

With Escobar sitting, San Diego Padres' Freddy Galvis will hold the longest active consecutive game streak in 254 straight.
 
#29
The Texas Rangers added a pair of veteran players Sunday, acquiring outfielder Austin Jackson and right-hander Cory Gearrin in a trade with the San Francisco Giants.

Jackson, 31, batted .242 with 13 RBI's in 59 games this season.

Gearrin, 32, posted a 4.20 ERA in 31 relief appearances.