The St. Louis Cardinals traded third baseman David Freese and relief pitcher Fernando Salas to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for outfielders Peter Bourjos and Randal Grichuk, both teams said on their websites.
Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera was voted American League Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive season, and Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen won the National League award.
Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez became the third native of Cuba voted as Major League Baseball’s rookie of the year, taking the National League award over fellow Cuban Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, last month’s World Series Most Valuable Player, and New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano were among the 18 winners of Major League Baseball’s annual Silver Slugger awards.
Lewis A. Yocum, the team doctor for the Los Angeles Angels and an orthopedic surgeon who helped extend the Major League Baseball careers of players including Stephen Strasburg and Dustin Pedroia, has died. He was 66.
The Texas Rangers will have outfielder Nelson Cruz back from a 50-game suspension as they host the Tampa Bay Rays in a winner-takes-all tiebreaker to decide the American League’s final wild card playoff berth.