Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN
Yankees' Michael Pineda scratched
Pineda won't be starting tonight vs. the Rangers due to tightness in his right forearm, according to ESPN Deportes' Marly Rivera and multiple reports. The Yankees haven't yet picked a replacement for Pineda (3.97 ERA), who could wind up on the DL.
Marlins cause a stink
The Nationals got a surprise when they hit the field at Marlins Park for batting practice and their soundtrack was replaced by fart noises. Really. Is this a case of whoever smelt it dealt it?
Turner released from hospital
Dodgers third baseman Just Turner is out of the hospital after being treated for a leg infection. Turner is hitting .323 this season with Los Angeles.
Paul Pierce fails with first pitch
The Dodgers weren't able to trade for David Price, but maybe Paul Pierce can help shore up their rotation. Then again, maybe not.
Price is right for Toronto in Vegas
After the acquisition of David Price, the Westgate SuperBook moved Toronto's odds to win the World Series from 25-1 to 16-1. Kansas City remains the favorite at 7-2.
Price from 2012 tweets shade on Jays
On December 20, 2012 David Price's verified account posted: "lol with all this Jays talk from everyone, does this mean people are coming to games now?! I've always wanted to see that place packed" -- Price has been traded to Toronto today, according to ESPN and multiple reports.
Blue Jays needed pitching
Tim Kurkjian boiled down the Blue Jays' need for David Price as simply as possible: "Toronto could not afford to not make the playoffs, not this time."
Daniel Norris: New Tiger, man in the van
The former Blue Jays, now Tigers, LHP prospect, likes to live in a van at a Wal-Mart parking lot during spring training. He shaves with an ax. Oh, and he got a $2M signing bonus. The 'Van Man'
History repeating itself?
In 1992, the Blue Jays acquired David Cone at the trade deadline. Cone had gone 13-7 with a 2.88 ERA before joining Toronto, and led the Jays to a World Series title. This year's David, Price, comes to Toronto with a 9-4 record and a 2.53 ERA.
Jim Bowden @JimBowden_ESPN
Contending teams that have improved the most at the trade deadline: 1. Toronto 2. KC 3. Hou
Don't lose your head!
Christian Yelich had a bit of trouble keeping his helmet on after hitting a single in the first inning against the Nationals. Miami trails 1-0 in the fourth inning. Follow live
Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN
Detroit is not kicking in any dollars to offset David Price's salary in the deal.
ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo
Most Strikeouts - Last 5 Seasons Clayton Kershaw 1133 Max Scherzer 1063 Felix Hernandez 1040 David Price 983
Blue Jays making playoff push
The Blue Jays traded for David Price to go along with their earlier big acquisition of Troy Tulowitzki. Toronto enters today 7 games back of the Yankees in the AL East and 2 games back of a wild card spot. Standings
Why the Blue Jays need David Price
Blue Jays starting pitchers have 2.18 strikeouts for every walk allowed this season. That is the fourth-lowest ratio in the majors. Three of the teams in the bottom four -- the Rangers (Hamels), Royals (Cueto) and now Blue Jays (Price) -- attempted to fix that issue this week by trading for veteran starters.
David Price headed to Toronto
The Tigers and Blue Jays have agreed to a deal that will send Price to Toronto for LHP Daniel Norris, according to ESPN sources and multiple reports. Detroit trades Price just a year after getting him from the Rays.