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Mariners acquire Adam Warren from Yankees

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Update (6:41 PM ET)Per MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand, the Yankees will receive $1.25 million in international bonus pool money from the Mariners. The trade is official.

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The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal and Emily Waldon report that the Mariners have acquired reliever Adam Warren from the Yankees.

Warren, 30, has been excellent out of the Yankees’ bullpen this year, posting a 2.70 ERA with 37 strikeouts and 12 walks in 30 innings of work. The Yankees’ bullpen has been excellent, so Warren is expendable. Without knowing what the Yankees’ return is, it is possible that this trade could help facilitate another trade that allows the Yankees to upgrade elsewhere.

Warren is owed the remainder of his $3.315 million salary and is eligible for free agency after the season. The Mariners traded for Zach Duke earlier, so the two will add some veteranosity to the bullpen.

Astros’ Verlander to have elbow surgery, miss rest of season

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Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander will undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the rest of the season.

The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner announced the news Saturday on his Instagram account in a 1½-minute video.

“In my simulated game a couple days ago, I felt something in my elbow, and after looking at my MRI and conversing with some of the best doctors in the world, we’ve determined that Tommy John surgery is my best option,” Verlander said.

He threw to hitters on Wednesday for the first time since he was injured in the team’s opener on July 24. He threw 50 pitches in the bullpen before throwing about 25 pitches to hitters in two simulated innings.

“I tried as hard as I could to come back and play this season,” Verlander said. “Unfortunately, my body just didn’t cooperate.”

Verlander has been on the injured list with a right forearm strain. He went 21-6 with a 2.58 ERA in 2019.

“Obviously, this is not good news,” Verlander said. “However, I’m going to handle this the only way I know how. I’m optimistic. I’m going to put my head down, work hard, attack this rehab and hopefully, come out the other side better for it.

“I truly believe everything that everything happens for a reason, and although 2020 has sucked, hopefully, when this rehab process is all said and done, this will allow me to charge through the end of my career and be healthy as long as I want and pitch as long as I want and accomplish some of the goals that I want in my career.”

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