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According to the Boston Herald and the Toronto Star the Red Sox acquired Eric Hinske from the Blue Jays this evening.
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The world of baseball trades has not stopped spinning; one of the "big name" hurlers on the market has changed teams, as Washington has dealt Livan Hernandez to Arizona for a couple of minor leaguers.
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Francisco Rosario was called up from Syracuse today, and is apparently scheduled to start tomorrow. Jason Phillips was designated for assignment to make room for Rosario on the 25 man roster. Thanks to Dan Gordon for the tip.
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It's deadline day, and the deals have started. The Pirates sent Sean Casey to the Tigers for right-handed pitcher Brian Rogers (with Chris Shelton being punished for yesterday's error with a trip to Toledo). Rheal Cormier is now a Red with right-handed pitcher Justin Germano going to the Philies in return.


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In a much-rumored deal, the Phillies traded All-Star RF Bobby Abreu and former Jay RHSP Cory Lidle to to the Bronx for 20-year-old minor-league SS C.J. Henry -- the Yankees' No. 1 pick in 2005 -- and 27-year-old LHRP Matt Smith. The Phillies will also pick one other minor-league player from an undisclosed agreed-upon list, while the Yankees will take on responsibility for Abreu and Lidle's contracts.

Abreu must still formally waive his full no-trade clause for the deal to be official. This probably clinches ...

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The Jays have traded Shea Hillenbrand and Vinnie Chulk to San Francisco for pitcher Jeremy Accardo.

Accardo is 1-3 with a 4.91 ERA for the Giants, but 40 strikeouts and only 11 walks in 40 1/3 innings. He'll likely help Speier out in the setup role.

The Giants will apparently take on all of Hillenbrand's salary, so the Jays now have the financial flexibility to add another player at the deadline without going over budget.
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According to the Toronto Star the Jays have designated Shea Hillenbrand for assignment after an incident earlier in the day.
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Ty Taubenheim was placed on the 15 day disabled list with a foot infection. As a result of the unusual circumstances surrounding the infections of Taubenheim and Alex Rios, the Jay clubhouse including the shower area  was disinfected.  Vinny Chulk was called up from Syracuse to replace Taubenheim.
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The Cincinnati Reds have traded Austin Kearns, Felipe Lopez and Ryan Wagner to the Washington Nationals in exchange for Bill Bray, Gary Majewski, Royce Clayton, Brendan Harris, and Daryl Thompson.
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According to a press release the Jays have come to terms with top picks Travis Snider and Brandon Magee.
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