Kevin Gregg needs season-ending elbow surgery

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Marlins reliever Kevin Gregg will miss the remainder of the season following surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow, according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald.

Gregg signed a midseason minor-league deal with the Marlins and then joined the bullpen in mid-June, but he was an absolutely mess while allowing 10 runs in nine innings with a 6/5 K/BB ratio.

He was shut down shortly before the All-Star break with elbow soreness and this could be the end of the line for the 36-year-old right-hander.

Red Sox trade Roenis Elias back to the Mariners

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The Boston Red Sox announced this afternoon that they’ve traded lefty Roenis Elias to the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named later or cash.

Boston had acquired Elias in the same trade that netted them reliever Carson Smith in exchange for Wade Miley and Jonathan Aro back in December of 2015. Since that time Elias has not been a part of the Red Sox’ plans, pitching in just four big league games — eight innings total — in all of 2016 and 2017 and not making an appearance for the big club this season. He was pretty solid for Pawtucket in 2016 but 2017 was largely lost to injuries.

Now he’s headed back to Seattle where, once upon a time, Elias posted a 3.85 ERA in 29 starts as a rookie for the Mariners.