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