Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda was rushed to a Bay Area hospital on Monday night, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
A San Francisco Giants spokeswoman who confirmed Cepeda’s hospitalization to the Chronicle said she had no further information on his condition or the nature of his illness, the newspaper reported.
New York Yankees acquire LHP Andrew Heaney from Los Angeles Angels for minor leaguers
Heaney is 6-7 with a 5.27 ERA this season.
The moves comes after the Yankees previously added left-handed power bats Joey Gallo and Anthony Rizzo.
Braves further bolster outfield, acquire slugger Jorge Soler from Royals
Soler, 29, is batting .201 with seven home runs and 18 RBIs. He has failed in the past two seasons to match his breakout 2019 season, when he played all 162 games and hit a Royals club-record 48 homers, but will still provide a strong right-handed power bat to the Braves’ lineup.
The Braves needed to revamp their outfield as they attempt to remain in the hunt for a fourth consecutive NL East title. Atlanta suffered a severe blow to its playoff hopes when it lost Ronald Acuna Jr. to a season-ending knee injury on July 10.
St. Louis Cardinals acquire left-handers Jon Lester, J.A. Happ prior to deadline
ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals acquired left-handers Jon Lester from the Washington Nationals and J.A. Happ and cash from the Minnesota Twins on Friday, in deals finalized in the last hour before the trade deadline.
The 38-year-old Happ is in his 15th major league season, his first with the Twins after signing for $8 million this year.
Happ started strong, coming within five outs of a no-hitter on April 23 against Pittsburgh, but over his last 14 starts he has an 8.74 ERA with 109 hits and 19 homers allowed in 70 innings. For his career, Happ has a career record of 128-98 with a 4.13 ERA. The Cardinals will be his eighth major league team. He followed José Berríos out of Minnesota’s rotation, after the Twins traded the right-hander to Toronto earlier on Friday.
The 28-year-old Gant is 4-6 with a 3.42 ERA in 25 appearances this season for the Cardinals, including 14 starts. Since moving to the bullpen on June 28, he has a 1.54 ERA in 11 2/3 innings with a .167 opponent batting average. He started his major league career with Atlanta in 2016.
The Cardinals also sent minor league left-handed pitcher Evan Sisk to he Twins in the deal. Sisk had a 3.31 ERA with 20 walks and 46 strikeouts in 32 2/3 innings over 26 relief appearances between Class A Peoria and Double-A Springfield.
The Twins were in St. Louis on Friday to start a three-game series.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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