- Rays made a surprising move with a trade of Diego Castillo to Seattle
Rays trade acquisition 3B/1B Austin Shenton has been one of the hottest hitters in the minors since June 1.— Matt Eddy (@MattEddyBA) July 30, 2021
44 G: .330/.432/.642
11 HR, 21 2B, 1 3B
27 BB, 47 SO
He moved to Double-A on July 16 and has kept right on raking.
- Castillo dealt to M’s for Chargois, IF prospect - Adam Berry, MLB.com
- Mariners Find A New Closer, Acquire Diego Castillo From Rays - Kyle Glaser, Baseball America
- Have Rays found reliable starting pitching option in Luis Patino? - Joey Johnston, Tampa Bay Times: Not to be lost in the trade rumor madness, the Rays played an amazing game behind a stunning Luis Patiño performance.
- ‘We’re pretty lethal’: Rays roll with 10-run 6th - Adam Berry, MLB.com: Rough day at the office for Cole in the Trop.
Around the League
- “Blockbuster” Doesn’t Begin to Describe the Dodgers’ Trade for Max Scherzer and Trea Turner - Zach Kram, The Ringer: Andrew Friedman and the Dodgers shocked the baseball world with a massive trade.
- Dodgers Swing Blockbuster, Acquire Scherzer and Turner - Ben Clemens, Fan Graphs
- Cubs get a strong return for a declining Anthony Rizzo - Keith Law, The Athletic: Yankees add another lefty slugger, but Cubs get a pretty solid return.
- White Sox Acquire Ryan Tepera in Crosstown Trade - Devan Fink, Fan Graphs
- ‘I have to get healthy’: Cleveland Indians’ Terry Francona steps away from team for rest of season - Zack Meisel, The Athletic: Well wishes and good thoughts out to Tito.