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Video: Billy Hamilton makes ridiculous over-the-shoulder catch to rob Carlos Asuaje of extra bases

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Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton showed off his speed, his glove, and his climbing abilities in the top of the third inning when he robbed Carlos Asuaje of extra bases. Asuaje smoked a 3-1 fastball from Sal Romano to straightaway center field and Hamilton was able to track the ball down and make the grab while jumping into the fence.

Seems like there have been so many sensational catches recently that Hamilton’s might not even make a top-five list at the end of the season despite how good it was.

Mariners acquire Ernesto Frieri from the Rangers

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The Mariners have acquired reliever Ernesto Frieri from the Rangers in a minor league trade, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports. It’s not yet known what the Rangers will receive, but it will likely be cash. (Update: It was for $1. The Rangers must’ve wanted to get a cheeseburger off the dollar menu.)

Frieri, 32, pitched seven innings in the majors for the Rangers this season, giving up four runs on six hits and six walks with five strikeouts. In 27 1/3 innings in the minors this year, he has an aggregate 2.63 ERA.

Divish notes that Frieri will likely be used to fill out the depleted bullpen at Triple-A Tacoma.

Matt Harvey expects to go on a rehab assignment soon

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Mets starter Matt Harvey said he expects to begin a rehab assignment within the next week or two, MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo reports.

Harvey, 28, has been out since mid-June due to a stress reaction in his right shoulder. He was struggling prior to the injury, posting a 5.25 ERA with a 54/35 K/BB ratio in 70 1/3 innings.

After the season, Harvey will be eligible for his third and final year of arbitration. He will have earned $5.125 million in 2017. As a result, Harvey is a potential non-tender candidate for the Mets in the off-season.