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Reports: Marlins sending Haren to Cubs

The Cubs are acquiring RHP Dan Haren from the Marlins, according to multiple reports. He is 7-7 with a 3.42 ERA this season and 149-129 with a 3.75 ERA in his career.

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Ian Kennedy has left the team to be with his wife, who is in labor with their 4th child. Despaigne will start tonight's game in his place.

Blue Jays acquire RHP Mark Lowe

The Mariners reliever is heading to Toronto, according to ESPN's Buster Olney. Lowe has a 1.00 ERA with 47 strikeouts in 36 innings this season.

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The Phillies have re-engaged the Jays on Ben Revere. Price could be dropping, as the deadline nears.

Dodgers making moves -- but not big ones

L.A. picked up quality SPs Alex Wood and Mat Latos on Thursday. But Tim Kurkjian explains the Dodgers' reluctance to trade for aces Cole Hamels and David Price. And it had to do with an 18-year-old.

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Mark Saxon @markasaxon

If #Dodgers do acquire another starter today, it could indicate a greater concern with injuries to Clayton Kershaw and Brett Anderson

Baltimore LFs vs. Gerardo Parra

The new O's outfielder would offer an instant upgrade to the current crop of Baltimore left fielders.

  • Orioles: .210 BA, .612 OPS, 25 RBIs
  • Parra: .328 BA, .886 OPS, 31 RBIs

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Phil Hughes: trade deadline reporter?

The Twins pitcher is on a mission: "My goal today is to break a trade. I've got my ear to the ground," Hughes tweeted this morning. He's been seeking help from fellow reporters because: "Turns out my 'source' only knows where food trucks are gonna be."

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Orioles acquire scorching Parra

Baltimore trades pitcher Zach Davies to Milwaukee for OF Gerardo Parra, who's in the midst of an MLB-best 14-game hitting streak. He's the second outfielder dealt by Milwaukee in as many days (Carlos Gomez on Thursday).

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What a hairy good time

The Bowie Baysox, the Orioles' Double-A affiliate, held a "Back Hair Appreciation Night" on Thursday. Featured? A free waxing station, a Hairy Wall of Fame and free admission if a number was shaved into your back. Good times. 'Ohhh, Kelly Clarkson'?

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Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

There haven't been Craig Kimbrel discussions between the Padres and Yankees so far in this workday.

Andrew Marchand @AndrewMarchand

If Yanks acquire another dominant closer, they could basically go four innings with Betances, Miller and new guy in each playoff game.

#VoteBlueJays @BlueJays

ROSTER MOVE: Devon Travis has been placed on the 15-day DL with a left shoulder strain, retro to July 29. David Price has been activated.

Bowden: Best remaining options

The MLB trade deadline looms this afternoon at 4 p.m. ET, and there are still quality options available. So who might snatch up Craig Kimbrel, Jay Bruce or Tyson Ross? Jim Bowden has the answers. Potential fits (Insider)

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Yankees could use a starter

With the top of its rotation underperforming and injured, would a trade with the Padres make sense? David Schoenfield makes his prediction about what New York will do. Friday frenzy: Ten things to watch for

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