Los Angeles Times

Mets acquire Vogelbach from Pirates for reliever

- Associated press

The first-place New York Mets added some much-needed punch at designated hitter Friday, acquiring Daniel Vogelbach from the Pittsburgh Pirates in a trade for rookie reliever Colin Holderman.

The burly Vogelbach, a lefthanded hitter and an All-Star in 2019 with Seattle, was batting .228 with 12 home runs, 34 RBIs and a .769 OPS in 75 games with the struggling Pirates.

New York has gotten little production at designated hitter from J.D. Davis and Dominic Smith.

The 26-year-old Holderman is 4-0 with a 2.04 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 172⁄3 innings.

Marlins’ Chisholm likely out six more weeks

Miami Marlins All-Star second baseman Jazz Chisholm Jr. likely will be out through the end of August.

Tests revealed Chisholm has a stress reaction in his lower back, the Marlins said. He is expected to miss six weeks.

Chisholm, 24, has been on the injured list since June 29 with what was called a right lower back strain.


Rookie sensation Julio Rodríguez was a last-minute scratch from the Seattle Mariners’ lineup with left wrist soreness. The team did not say how Rodríguez was injured . ... Justin Upton refused a minor league assignment from the Mariners and chose to become a free agent for the second time this season . ... Mets ace Jacob deGrom will make at least one more minor league rehab start before rejoining the rotation. The two-time Cy Young Award winner, sidelined all season by a stress reaction in his right scapula, threw 60 pitches in a simulated game Thursday.

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