MLB notebook: Puig staying with Dodgers

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[September 01, 2016]  The Sports Xchange

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig will be staying with the organization after being claimed off revocable trade waivers by an unknown team, according to reports Wednesday.

The unknown team that claimed Puig on Tuesday was more interested in blocking him from going to another team than in trading for him, a league source told ESPN's Jim Bowden.

An unconfirmed Twitter post from baseball analyst Antonio Puesan stated that the Boston Red Sox were the team that claimed Puig.

The Dodgers have three options. They could try to work out a trade with the team that claimed Puig, they could simply let Puig join the claiming team, or they could pull Puig back off waivers and keep him.

-- The Cleveland Indians acquired outfielder Coco Crisp and cash from the Oakland Athletics for minor league left-hander Colt Hynes.

The Indians completed the trade for the switch-hitting Crisp after reports of the deal were reported Tuesday night. Crisp was not in the Athletics' starting lineup Tuesday and he left the Oakland clubhouse at Minute Maid Field in Houston about an hour before the start of the game.

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Crisp, who will turn 37 in November, has just over $2 million left on his current contract that paid him $11 million this year.

-- The Seattle Mariners acquired outfielder Ben Gamel from the New York Yankees for right-handed pitchers Jio Orozco and Juan De Paula.

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Gamel will be added to the Mariners' roster on Friday, the team announced.

Gamel hit .308 with six home runs and 19 stolen bases in 116 games with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season. The 24-year-old was named International League Most Valuable Player on Tuesday.


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