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Update: Red Sox are sending LHP Corey Littrell to Cardinals as part of the John Lackey deal.

31 Jul, 01:20 PMSource

The Seattle Mariners are considered a sleeper team for Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera.

31 Jul, 01:18 PMSource

The Tigers and Red Sox are "getting close" to deal for RP Andrew Miller.

The Tigers are among a group of teams vying for the services of the Red Sox reliever. A move to the Tigers will not affect the left-hander's fantasy value much, as his role will continue to be that of a late innings specialist. Miller has struck out 69 batters in 42.1 innings this season, with a 2.34 ERA and 0.90 WHIP.
Analyst: Joshua Balay  View Profile

31 Jul, 01:17 PMSource

Drew Stubbs is not in Rockies starting lineup Thursday.

With Corey Dickerson back in the lineup, the Rockies center fielder will be rested after playing 26 innings in the last two days.
Analyst: Joshua Balay  View Profile

31 Jul, 01:15 PM

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Analyst: Jeff Mans  View Profile

17 Jul, 07:49 PMSource

SP Joe Kelly and OF/1B Allen Craig have been traded to the Red Sox for SP John Lackey and a minor league player.

The rumor was that Anthony Ranaudo was going to come up and start with the trade of John Lackey, but he may not be needed if the Sox get another major league ready arm. Kelly should slot into Lackey's spot and will likely start over the weekend against the Yankees.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

31 Jul, 12:59 PMSource

OF/1B Allen Craig and SP Joe Kelly have been traded to the Red Sox for SP John Lackey and a minor league player.

Craig will probably shift between right field and first base again, just as he did in St. Louis. A lot will depend on the health of Shane Victorino and any potential trade of Mike Napoli. The Sox are wheeling and dealing right now, so we probably won't know exactly where he'll settle in until the trade deadline passes.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

31 Jul, 12:58 PMSource

The Boston Red Sox said they wanted to deal SP Jon Lester to a "team we didn't think could re-sign him." Boston said they will make an offer for him this off-season.

Pretty sneaky, sis. It's a good move for the Sox then as the A's cry poverty every year. They were going to have to bid for his services in the offseason anyway, so this could really come out in their favor if they bid big.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

31 Jul, 12:55 PMSource

Update: The Red Sox are reportedly also sending a minor league player along with SP John Lackey to the Cardinals for 1B/OF Allen Craig and RHP Joe Kelly.

No word yet on who the minor league pitcher may be, but this deal definitely makes a little more sense for the Cardinals now.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

31 Jul, 12:53 PMSource

Oscar Taveras should get to play everyday with the Cardinals trading OF Allen Craig (and SP Joe Kelly) to Boston in exchange for SP John Lackey.

He was playing most days anyway, so this isn't really news. With Craig slumping and the Cardinals looking to get Taveras as much experience as possible, he was in the lineup a lot more often in recent weeks. Now manager Mike Matheny doesn't have to coddle anyone and Taveras doesn't need to be looking over his shoulder.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

31 Jul, 12:49 PM

Red Sox have reportedly received OF/1B Allen Craig and SP Joe Kelly from the Cardinals for SP John Lackey.

Getting Craig allows the Red Sox to be flexible with first base and right field. With Shane Victorino being so injury prone and the possibility of dealing Napoli, Craig can be used in either spot. As for Kelly, he's major league-ready and should slot into the rotation immediately.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

31 Jul, 12:48 PMSource

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