GRAY TO WEAR PINSTRIPES
Right-hander is dealt by the Oakland Athletics to the New York Yankees on a busy nonwaiver trade deadline day in the major leagues.
Right-hander Sonny Gray was traded Monday to the New York Yankees from the Oakland Athletics for three prospects, including Jorge Mateo, a highly regarded double-A shortstop and outfielder.
Gray, 27, is 6-5 with a 3.43 earned-run average. He slots into the middle of New York’s rotation along with right-handers Luis Severino and Masahiro Tanaka, and left-handers CC Sabathia and Jaime Garcia, who was acquired Sunday from Minnesota.
Cubs acquire Wilson and Avila
The Chicago Cubs acquired reliever Justin Wilson and catcher Alex Avila from the Detroit Tigers for minor league infielders Jeimer Candelario and Isaac Paredes, and a player to be named or cash consideration.
Wilson, who turns 30 on Aug. 18, is 3-4 with 13 saves and a 2.68 ERA in 42 appearances.
Avila, the 30-year-old son of Tigers general manager Alex Avila, is batting .274 with 11 homers and 32 RBIs.
Red Sox land Reed
Reliever Addison Reed was acquired by the Boston Red Sox from the New York Mets in exchange for righthanded pitching prospects Jamie Callahan, Gerson Bautista and Stephen Nogosek.
Reed, 28, is 1-2 with a 2.57 ERA and 19 saves in 21 chances.
He has a $7.75-million salary and can become a free agent after the World Series.
Left-hander Francisco Liriano was sent to the Houston Astros from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for outfielders Nori Aoki and Teoscar Hernandez. Liriano, 33, is 6-5 with a 5.88 ERA in 18 starts. Aoki is hitting .272 with 19 RBIs and Hernandez spent most of the season at triple A . ... The Blue Jays also sent reliever Joe Smith to the Cleveland Indians for two minor leaguers. Smith, a 33-year-old right-hander, is 3-0 with a 3.28 ERA in 38 appearances. He pitched for the Indians from from 2009 to 2013 . ... Infielder Tim Beckham, the top pick in the 2008 amateur draft, went from the Tampa Bay Rays to the Baltimore Orioles for minor league pitcher Tobias Myers. Beckham is hitting .259 with 12 homers and 36 RBIs . ... Journeyman infielder Adam Rosales is joining the Arizona Diamondbacks after being dealt by the A’s for minor league right-hander Jeferson Mejia . ... The Washington Nationals added a lateinning reliever by acquiring right-hander Brandon Kintzler from the Minnesota Twins for left-handed pitching prospect Tyler Watson and $500,000 in international bonus pool allocation. Kintzler, 32, is 28 for 32 in save opportunities and has a 2.48 ERA. Washington’s 5.07 bullpen ERA is worst in the NL . ... The Milwaukee Brewers reacquired right-hander Jeremy Jeffress, a year after sending their former closer to the Texas Rangers, in exchange for double-A pitcher Tayler Scott. Jeffress is 1-2 with a 5.31 ERA, and has given up a home run in each of his last four appearances.
Houston put righthander Lance McCullers on the 10-day disabled list because of back discomfort . ... Arizona put infielder Ketel Marte on the bereavement list after his mother died in a car accident in the Dominican Republic . ... Baltimore outfielder Mark Trumbo was put on the DL because of a right rib cage strain . ... The Mets are bringing up shortstop Ahmed Rosario, 21, who will be in the starting lineup Tuesday at Colorado for his major league debut.
JUSTIN WILSON is taking his pitching skills from Detroit to the Chicago Cubs after being traded.