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Report: Astros trade Scott Feldman to the Blue Jays

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Update (3:49 PM EDT): The Astros are receiving minor league pitcher Guadalupe Chavez from the Blue Jays, per Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports.

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MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart reports that the Astros have traded starter Scott Feldman to the Blue Jays.

Feldman, 33, has made five starts and 21 relief appearances for the Astros, compiling a 2.90 ERA and a 42/13 K/BB ratio in 62 innings. He’ll add some length to the bullpen as well as some starting rotation insurance.

Feldman is earning the remainder of his $8 million salary for this season and can become a free agent after the season.

The Astros’ return isn’t known, but we’ll make an update here when it is.

Ned Yost to retire as Royals manager

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The Kansas City Royals just announced that Ned Yost will retire following the final game of the season. Mike Matheny will take over as the Royals manager for the 2020 season.

Yost, 65, led the Royals to victory in the 2015 World Series and to back-to-back American League pennants in 2014 and 2015. He will retire as the winningest manager in Royals history. In ten years at the helm in Kansas City he is 744-836 with five games remaining. Before he managed the Royals he managed the Milwaukee Brewers for six seasons, compiling a 457-502 record. In all, he is 1,201-1,338. When he’s done on Sunday he will finish 32nd all-time in games managed with 2,544.

The Royals now will look for the man who will, hopefully, see the current rebuild through. Multiple reporters have cited former St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny as Yost’s likely replacement. He currently serves as a special advisor in the club’s player development department. He managed the Cards from 2012-18, winning the NL pennant in 2013 and finishing with a record of 591-474 in St. Louis.

Here is the Royals official statement on Yost’s retirement: