Baseball Shots Of The Week – August 5, 2013

Boston Red Sox (68-45)
Boston Red Sox (68-45)
Boston nearly had two big back-to-back comeback wins at home. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)<br><br>The Red Sox added a big name to their rotation for the playoff run. The Red Sox acquired Jake Peavy from the White Sox on Tuesday.
Tampa Bay Rays (66-45)
Tampa Bay Rays (66-45)
Jesse Crain, when he gets healthy, will help an already strong Rays bullpen. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)<br><br>The Rays are on a hot-streak, but they are not getting any help from one of their All-Stars. Evan Longoria had the second-worst month of his career at the plate in July.
Pittsburgh Pirates (67-44)
Pittsburgh Pirates (67-44)
The Pirates did nothing at the deadline, perhaps they'll add a bat in August. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)<br><br>Francisco Liriano was named the National League Player of the Week after allowing only one earned run over his last two starts.
Atlanta Braves (67-45)
Atlanta Braves (67-45)
Scott Downs is a solid addition to a pen that needed another lefty. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)<br><br>The Braves extended their win streak on Monday to eleven-games with a win over the Nationals.
Detroit Tigers (64-45)
Detroit Tigers (64-45)
Jose Iglesias should serve as the shortstop for most of the year, assuming Jhonny Peralta is suspended. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)<br><br>Max Scherzer picked up his 16th win with 7 2/3 innings of three-hit ball as the Tigers beat the White Sox 3-0.
Oakland Athletics (64-47)
Oakland Athletics (64-47)
Alberto Callaspo is an underrated add at the deadline. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)<br><br>The A's acquired infielder Alberto Callaspo from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for former first-round draft pick Grant Green.
St. Louis Cardinals (65-45)
St. Louis Cardinals (65-45)
St. Louis didn't do much at the deadline. They didn't need to. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)<br><br>Chris Carpenter remains unable to throw and uncertain if he will be cleared to do so again anytime soon. Carpenter doesn't think he will return this season and is uncertain about about 2014.
Cleveland Indians (62-49)
Cleveland Indians (62-49)
The Indians are hanging around the division race still. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)<br><br>The Indians snapped their eight-game win streak with a loss to the Miami Marlins on Friday.
Los Angeles Dodgers (61-49)
Los Angeles Dodgers (61-49)
The Dodgers' big deadline acquisition was Ricky Nolasco, of course. But they did add the defensively strong Drew Butera behind the plate. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)<br><br>Dodgers tied an 89-year-old franchise record with their 12th straight road win on Friday, beating the Cubs 6-2.
Baltimore Orioles (61-51)
Baltimore Orioles (61-51)
Bud Norris isn't a frontline pitcher, but he'll help the Orioles. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)<br><br>The Orioles inducted second baseman Roberto Alomar into the Orioles Hall of Fame last week.
Cincinnati Reds (61-51)
Cincinnati Reds (61-51)
Cincy has to start looking in its rearview mirror now. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)<br><br>Reds fans will have five former players to vote for between now and Aug. 31 to elect into the Reds Hall of Fame: relievers Jeff Brantley (1994-97), John Franco (1984-89) and Danny Graves (1997-2005), and outfielders Ken Griffey Jr. (2000-08) and Reggie Sanders (1991-98).
Texas Rangers (62-50)
Texas Rangers (62-50)
Texas opted against buying, as well as selling. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)<br><br>With Nelson Cruz suspended for 50 games, the Rangers are discussing using a platoon at all three outfield spots until Cruz returns.
Kansas City Royals (56-52)
Kansas City Royals (56-52)
Kansas City is on a heck of a run, yet they haven't gained ground. (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)<br><br>The Royals snapped their nine-game win streak with a 4-2 loss to the New York Mets on Friday. The game went into extra innings and the Mets his a two-run homer in the 11th inning for the win.
Arizona Diamondbacks (56-55)
Arizona Diamondbacks (56-55)
Trading Ian Kennedy makes some sense for Arizona, who has a lot of starting depth and needed the bullpen help. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)<br><br>Cody Ross helped the D'Backs earn a win against the Red Sox. Ross homered and drove in three runs Arizona beat Boston 7-6.
Washington Nationals (54-57)
Washington Nationals (54-57)
Mike Rizzo's extension is oddly timed, but he's earned it. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)<br><br>Jayson Werth was named the National League Player of the Month for July after driving in 22 RBIs over the month.
New York Yankees (57-53)
New York Yankees (57-53)
Adding Michael Young would've helped New York, even if he's not a great defender. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)<br><br>The circus has come to town and will follow the Yankees everywhere they go as long as A-Rod remains on the field during his appeal of the 211 suspension MLB handed to him.
Seattle Mariners (52-59)
Seattle Mariners (52-59)
It's a bit surprising Mike Morse is still in Seattle.(Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)<br><br>The Mariners lost a right-handed reliever for the season, Stephen Pryor was shut down for the year after tests revealed a problem with his triceps muscle.
San Diego Padres (51-60)
San Diego Padres (51-60)
Ian Kennedy is a decent reclamation project for the Padres. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)<br><brThe Padres beat the Yankees 2 out of 3 games over the weekend and in Friday night's game the Padres recorded 14 hits for a 7-2 win over the Yankees.
Toronto Blue Jays (51-60)
Toronto Blue Jays (51-60)
Signs the season's not going as planned: Teams were calling about Jose Bautista. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) <br><br>Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera has landed back on the diabled list with and injury to his left knee.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (51-59)
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (51-59)
J.B. Shuck made one of the best grabs you'll ever see. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)<br><br>The Angels snapped their six-game losing streak with a break out against the Blue Jays. The Angels score eight runs in the game with four in the first inning.
Colorado Rockies (52-61)
Colorado Rockies (52-61)
Jhoulys Chacin continues to pitch well. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)<br><br>Rockies will excercise their club option on Jorge De La Rosa next year. The option is worth $11 million.
Chicago Cubs (49-62)
Chicago Cubs (49-62)
The Cubs are likely to move Kevin Gregg in August. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) <br><br>The Cubs offense was shutout and unable to get one run across the plate over the weekend against the Dodgers in two straight games.
New York Mets (49-60)
New York Mets (49-60)
Did you know David Aardsma was back in the majors, and pitching well? (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)<br><br>Two of the Mets minor leaguers were among the 12 players suspended 50-games for connection to Biogenesis, the players were infielder Jordany Valdespin and outfielder Cesar Puello.
San Francisco Giants (49-61)
San Francisco Giants (49-61)
The Giants didn't sell, leaving these final two months as Tim Lincecum's potential swan song. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)<br><br>Starting pitcher Barry Zito is moving to the Giants bullpen and being replaced by Guillermo Moscoso in the rotation.
Philadelphia Phillies (50-61)
Philadelphia Phillies (50-61)
The deadline passed without a Cliff Lee trade. Expect the talks to flare up again this winter. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)<br><br>Curt Schilling was added to the Phillies Wall of Fame last week. Schilling spent eight-plus seasons with the Phillies.
Minnesota Twins (48-60)
Minnesota Twins (48-60)
Perhaps Justin Morneau finishes the season in Minnesota after all. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)<br><br>One bright spot this year for the Twins, they unveiled the official logo for the 2014 All-Star Game.
Milwaukee Brewers (47-64)
Milwaukee Brewers (47-64)
The Brewers may move some parts, like Michael Gonzalez, in August. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) <br><br>Brewers placed pitcher Yovani Gallardo on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.
Miami Marlins (43-67)
Miami Marlins (43-67)
Miami's quiet deadline aside, this a team that could make noise sooner than expected. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)<br><br>Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez was named the National League's Rookie of the Month for July and also named the NL Co-Player of the Week on July 29.
Detroit Tigers (40-69)
Detroit Tigers (40-69)
Don't sleep on Avisail Garcia; he was arguably the best youngster deal this deadline. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)<br><br>White Sox requested waivers on Dewayne Wise for the purpose of granting his unconditional release. Wise has been on the disabled list since June 2.
Houston Astros (38-74)
Houston Astros (38-74)
The Astros had a decent deadline, netting a few potentially useful young pieces. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)<br><br>Astros Minor League pitcher Sergio Escalona accepted the 50-game suspension for his involvement with Biogenesis.
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