It looks like the Los Angeles Angels will be watching the playoffs from home. Unfortunately, so will Mike Trout one of the best in the game. The Boston Red Sox have agreed to a deal to bring in second baseman Ian Kinsler from the Angels. Kinsler, 36, remains a solid performer at his native second base. He has boosted his output at the plate with a recent tear, leaving him with a .239/.304/.406 slash for the season — good for a 97 wRC+. He still produces his share of home runs (13) and steals (9). And Kinsler remains a top-end defender. Minor-leaguers Williams Jerez and Ty Buttrey are going to the Angels.
The Atlanta Braves have acquired outfielder Adam Duvall from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for three players. Cincinnati receives righties Lucas Sims and Matt Wisler along with outfielder Preston Tucker.
In other Braves news they have agreed to acquire reliever Brad Brach from the Baltimore Orioles. Baltimore received $250K in international bonus pool money.
The New York Mets want to win next year and have said that pitchers Zack Wheeler, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, will be back next year for the playoff run.
The New York Yankees are at it again. They have announced a trade with the Minnesota Twins that will send veteran righty Lance Lynn to New York. First baseman/outfielder Tyler Austin and minor-league right-hander Luis Rijo are headed to Minnesota.
The Houston Astros have acquired relief pitcher Roberto Osuna from the Toronto Blue Jays. Astros closer Ken Giles is heading to Toronto along with righties Hector Perez and David Paulino. Giles, 27, has had problem closing games. He had maintained a typically strong mix of strikeouts and walks (31:3) in his 30 2/3 innings to open the season and only allowed a pair of long balls. Yet Giles was also tagged for 17 earned runs on 36 base hits.