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While Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton has stolen 38 bases at the All-Star break, his 15 times caught stealing put him well atop the league in the negative category.
All young players will go through growing pains, that is, unless your name is Mike Trout. Although he has been caught stealing 15 times, the Reds are going to continue giving him the green light when on the base paths, so the positive definitely outweighs the negative in this situation. He has elite speed that you just can't teach, so once he gets better at reading opposing pitchers there is a good chance he will make a run at 100 stolen bases at some point in his prime. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Royals released LHP Joe Paterson.
The 29-year old former Diamondbacks reliever signed a minor league deal with the Royals this year, received an invite to spring training but still failed to make the team. He struggled at Triple-A Omaha and posted a 5.68 ERA over 12 innings, so the Royals felt it was better to make room and develop other pitchers. Analysis: Howard Bender