Braves acquire Matt Kemp, send Hector Olivera to San Diego
ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves acquired pricey slugger Matt Kemp and $10.5 million from San Diego for uneasy outfielder Hector Olivera.
Atlanta had attempted for several months to understanding Olivera following his Apr 13 detain on domestic assault charges. He is authorised to play again in a vital leagues on Tuesday following his 82-game domestic assault suspension.
Despite arthritis in both hips, Kemp could boost a weakest offense in a vital leagues. Atlanta has baseball’s misfortune record and ranks final in runs scored and homers.
The Braves have only one marquee bland player, initial baseman Freddie Freeman, and need some-more star interest as they pierce a few miles north into a new suburban ballpark subsequent year.
Kemp has a $21.5 million income this year and is due a same volume in any of a subsequent 3 seasons.
San Diego is promulgation Atlanta $3 million this year as partial of a trade: half on Aug. 15 and a rest on Sept. 15. From 2017-19, a Padres will compensate a Braves $2.5 million annually, half any May 15 and Jul 15.
Nationals acquire Melancon from Pirates
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Mike Rizzo and Dusty Baker called Mark Melancon on Saturday from a visiting hall during ATT Park, one thing that tender them right divided about their new All-Star closer is that he designed to immediately check in with Jonathan Papelbon.
“It says a lot about his impression and makeup, and that was a large reason since he was such an appealing aim to us,” pronounced Rizzo, Washington’s ubiquitous manager. “His opening turn is good though his makeup and impression are a lot of a reason that we went out and got him. That tells me he’s team-first and Mark Melancon second.”
Washington sent reliever Felipe Rivero and pitching awaiting Taylor Hearn to a Pirates to acquire Melancon, who supplants a struggling Papelbon as Washington’s closer. Rizzo and Baker also spoke to Papelbon, who done it transparent he “wants to win,” Baker said.
Melancon is approaching to join a Nationals on Sunday for their array culmination during San Francisco.
Pittsburgh ubiquitous manager Neal Huntington attempted to tell Melancon he had been traded. And tried. And tried.
“I felt bad since we missed his call 3 times since my phone was on silent, so we woke adult to that,” a reliever pronounced after he awakened from his snooze and schooled of a deal.
A 31-year-old right-hander, Melancon has converted 30 of 33 saves with a 1.51 ERA this deteriorate and joins his fifth classification in 8 years. He is creation $9.65 million and is authorised for giveaway group after a World Series; as partial of a swap, a Pirates will compensate Washington $500,000 on Sept. 1.
Lucroy hold out of Brewers’ starting lineup
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy was not in a starting lineup for Saturday night’s diversion opposite a Pittsburgh Pirates as a Brewers deliberate trade possibilities.
General manager David Stearns and manager Craig Counsell met before a diversion and motionless not to start Lucroy.
“He’s progessing on something,” Counsell pronounced of Stearns. “We suspicion it best that he not be in a lineup today.
A two-time All-Star, a 30-year-old Lucroy is batting .300 with 13 homers and 50 RBIs. He has a $4 million income this year as partial of a agreement that includes a $5.25 million group choice for 2017.
“He has not been traded,” Counsell said. “He’s accessible to us today. I’ll use him if something comes adult and we have to use him. But, he’s creation progress, so we suspicion it best to not play him.”
Lucroy was in a hall and dressed for batting practice.
“I’m not personification today,” he said. “I’m certain it has something to do with things that are going on.”