The New York Mets traded closer Jeurys Familia to the Oakland Athletics on Saturday, a transaction announced by both clubs.
Oakland shipped two minor leaguers — third baseman Will Toffey and right-hander Bobby Wahl — to the Mets as well as $1 million in international bonus money. The A’s transferred right-hander Daniel Gossett (elbow) to the 60-day disabled list to open a 40-man roster spot for Familia.
Position - Manager - Bob - Melvin - Years
“You always want to be in this position where you’re potentially adding,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said. “We’ve had three years where it’s been just the opposite. Three weeks ago, maybe this isn’t a conversation, but the way the team’s played in the last month put us in a position to be able to do something like this.”
The right-handed Familia, who will be a free agent after the season, was 4-4 with 17 saves and 2.88 ERA for the Mets this season. He first reached the majors in 2012 and ranks third in club history with 123 saves. Familia, 28, was an All-Star in 2016 when he set a franchise record with 51 saves.
Seattle - Mariners - Right-hander - Felix - Hernandez
–The Seattle Mariners activated right-hander Felix Hernandez from the 10-day disabled list to start the team’s game against the visiting Chicago White Sox.
Hernandez (back soreness) missed just one start during his DL stint because of the All-Star break. The 32-year-old Hernandez is 8-7 with a 5.13 ERA in 19 starts this season. Seattle optioned outfielder John Andreoli to Triple-A Tacoma after Friday’s game to create the roster opening.
Chicago - Move - Avisail - Garcia - DL
Chicago also made a move by activating outfielder Avisail Garcia (hamstring) from the 10-day DL. Garcia is batting .282 with nine homers and 17 RBIs in 35 games this season. The White Sox optioned outfielder Ryan LaMarre to Triple-A Charlotte after Friday’s game.
–The Boston Red Sox activated third baseman Rafael Devers from the 10-day disabled...
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