today:REMEMBERINGMajor League Baseball will hold a moment of silence before all games to honor the victims and first responders of 9/11. Players [url=http://www.royalsfanproshop.com/authentic-danny-duffy-jersey]Danny Duffy Jersey[/url] , coaches and umpires will wear caps with a “We Shall Not Forget” ribbon patch.During batting practice before the Miami-Mets game at Citi Field, New York players will wear caps of the five agencies that took part in the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site: New York Police Department, Fire Department of New York, Port Authority Police Department, New York City Office of Emergency Management and the City of New York Department of Sanitation.WELCOME BACKFormer AL MVP Josh Donaldson is set to debut with Cleveland in his first big league game since May 28. The third baseman, who was traded from Toronto to the AL Central-leading Indians on Aug. 31, has been out most of the season because of a strained left calf. He recently played in four Triple-A rehab games, and is lined up to start at Tampa Bay.SMOOTH SALERed Sox ace Chris Sale is ready to come off the disabled list and start against Toronto at Fenway Park. Boston manager Alex Cora says the left-hander will be eased back into action, going about two innings and throwing a maximum of 40 pitches for the AL East leaders. Sale originally went on the DL on July 31 with mild left shoulder inflammation, returned to pitch five dominant innings vs. Baltimore on Aug. 12, then went back on the DL. He is 12-4 with a 1.97 ERA and has struck out 219 in just 146 innings.WEATHER ALERTAs Hurricane Florence menaces the East Coast [url=http://www.royalsfanproshop.com/authentic-frank-white-jersey]Frank White Jersey[/url] , more games could be in jeopardy. There were rainouts Monday night in Philadelphia, where Nationals star Bryce Harper joined a grounds crew that used blow torches trying to get the field dry, and in New York — there have been 51 weather-related postponements this season after a total of 39 last year. The Nationals and Phillies are scheduled for a doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park, the Marlins visit the Mets and Baltimore hosts Oakland.NO MO’The Cardinals are hoping catcher Yadier Molina can play sometime during a seven-game homestand that began this week. The nine-time All-Star was out of the starting lineup for the fourth straight game Monday vs. Pittsburgh because of a hamstring problem. St. Louis held the second NL wild-card spot going into the day. The Los Angeles Dodgers are hoping recent MLB history repeats itself.The Dodgers pulled off the biggest move of the 2018 trade season when they acquired superstar shortstop Manny Machado from the Baltimore Orioles one day after the All-Star Game.The Dodgers gave up minor league prospectsRylan Bannon, Yusniel Diaz, Dean Kremer, Zach Pop and Breyvic Valera to get Machado.A year ago, the Houston Astros acquired right-handed starter Justin Verlander prior to the trade deadline, and his arrival helped them capture the 2017 World Series. The Chicago Cubs traded for closer Aroldis Chapman a year earlier and were able to win the World Series over the Cleveland Indians in 2016.Machado, who is scheduled to become a free agent at the conclusion of this season, told the Baltimore Sun's Jon Meoli before his trade that he wants to play shortstop throughout the rest of his career. He moved from third base to shortstop this year [url=http://www.royalsfanproshop.com/authentic-joakim-soria-jersey]http://www.royalsfanproshop.com/authentic-ryan-goins-jersey[/url] , but he has been forced to play third base for the Dodgers due to Justin Turner's groin injury. Turner is on the 10-day disabled listDodgers manager Dave Roberts told Andy McCullough of theLos Angeles Timesthat Machado was quite willing to return to third base to help the team while Turner is out with a groin injury.Machado has a .312/.385/.564 slash line with 25 home runs and 67 RBI this season, and one of those home runs came in a Dodger uniform.The Orioles have not stopped since trading Machado, either, sending closer Zach Britton to the New York Yankees for pitching prospectsDillon Tate, Cody Carroll and Josh Rogers on Wednesday. Tate and Carroll are right-handed pitchers, while Rogers is a southpaw.The move seemed curious on the surface because the Yankees had perhaps the game's most powerful bullpen with Chapman, Dellin Betances, David Robertson and Chad Green. However, Chapman has struggled quite a bit in the last month. He has a 7.20 ERA in his last seven appearances, and knee issues may keep him from being at his best.The addition of Britton could pay huge dividends for the Yankees if Chapman does not regain his best form.Teams still have three more days to complete trades before Tuesday's trade deadline, and big names could continue to be on the move.Adam Jones could be the next Oriole on the move prior to the trade deadline.Gail Burton/Associated PressThe Orioles may continue their housecleaning by moving five-time All-Star outfielder Adam Jones. MLB Network's Jon Morositweeted that the Indians and the Philadelphia Phillies both have interest in Jones.Cleveland is in excellent shape to win the AL Central title [url=http://www.royalsfanproshop.com/authentic-kelvin-herrera-jersey]http://www.royalsfanproshop.com/authentic-ryan-goins-jersey[/url] , but the Indians know the biggest battles will come in the postseason against potential opponents such as the Boston Red Sox, Astros and Yankees. Adding a big bat like Jones could pay huge dividends for the Indians, who lost the seventh game of the World Series in extra innings to the Cubs two years ago.The Phillies have a narrow 2.5-game edge over the Atlanta Braves in the NL East, but the battle could go down to the final days of the regular season. The presence of Jones in the lineup could give the Phillies the edge.Jones has a .281/.307/.430 slash line with 11 home runs and 42 RBI going into Saturday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays.Minnesota Twins right-handed pitcher Kyle Gibson is not a superstar, but he has become a dependable pitcher for the Twins with a 3.42 ERA and 126 strikeouts in 129 innings. He shut down the hard-hitting Red Sox at Fenway Park Thursday night by allowing just one run in an eight-inning effort, and he looks like he could be an excellent add for any contending team.Predictably, he is generating interest, according to Fox Sports'Ken Rosenthal. However, if the Twins would need an impressive package in return to move Gibson since he is not eligible to become a free agent until 2020.
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