Pirates option Gerrit Cole to Rookie League Bristol.
Cole is still set to make his next start, but that's not until Monday when rosters expand. To give the Pirates a little roster flexibility, he'll head down to the minors to get ready. He'll be back up on September 1 to face the Cardinals in an extremely important series for Pittsburgh.ANALYST: Howard Bender
The Mariners and Marlins are discussing a trade that would send Marcell Ozuna to Seattle.
After hitting 23 home runs in his first full season in 2013, Ozuna disappointed with just 10 home runs in 494 PA in 2014. His HR/FB rate fell back to around league average last year, which obviously killed his value. But he did cut his strikeout rate down from the mid-20's to the low-20's and he'll just be 25 this season, so there'a a chance for a bounce back. Unfortunately a move to Seattle wouldn't represent an upgrade in home park, but at least it's a lateral move from Miami. Analysis: Brett Talley