Bill Baer

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 16:  Aaron Hill #9 of the Milwaukee Brewers reacts to his homerun to take a 4-3 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium on June 16, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Red Sox acquire Aaron Hill from the Brewers


The Brewers announced on Thursday evening that the club sent 3B/2B Aaron Hill to the Red Sox in exchange for minor league pitcher Aaron Wilkerson and second baseman Wendell Rijo.

Hill, 34, is having a quality season after two subpar years in 2014 and ’15. He’s batting .283/.359/.421 with eight home runs and 29 RBI in 292 plate appearances, getting a majority of his playing time against left-handed pitching.

Wilkerson, 27, has split the year between Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket, compiling an aggregate 2.14 ERA with a 102/25 K/BB ratio in 92 1/3 innings spanning 16 starts and one relief appearance.

Rijo, 20, has spent most of the year with Portland, batting a paltry .186/.245/.266 in 194 plate appearances.

The Home Run Derby contestants have been announced

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 06:  Corey Seager #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers on deck during the first inning against the Colorado Rockies  at Dodger Stadium on June 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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ESPN announced the contestants of the 2016 Home Run Derby to be held on Monday at Petco Park in San Diego. Here they are by seed:

1 – Mark Trumbo, Baltimore Orioles

2 – Todd Frazier, Chicago White Sox

3 – Adam Duvall, Cincinnati Reds

4 – Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners

5 – Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins

6 – Wil Myers, San Diego Padres

7 – Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies

8 – Corey Seager, Los Angeles Dodgers

They’ll face off one-versus-one in a bracket-style competition. That means Trumbo goes up against Seager, Frazier faces Gonzalez, Duvall does battle with Myers, and Cano will try to take down Stanton.

Here’s the bracket graphic, from MLB:

Starling Marte, Michael Saunders lead the All-Star Final Vote

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 02:  Starling Marte #6 of the Pittsburgh Pirates hits an rbi single scoring Andrew McCutchen #22 in the top of the fourth inning at Coliseum on July 2, 2016 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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With its latest update, Major League Baseball notes that Pirates outfielder Starling Marte is the leading vote-getter for the Final Vote in the National League, and Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders leads the way for the American League. The winner for each respective league will be added to the All-Star roster for Tuesday’s midsummer classic at Petco Park in San Diego.

Brandon Belt is in second place in NL voting behind Marte, followed by Trevor Story, Jake Lamb, and Ryan Braun.

George Springer is in second place in AL voting, followed by Dustin Pedroia, Ian Kinsler, and Evan Longoria.

Voting ends at 4 PM EDT on Friday. Fans can click here to submit their votes.