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Report: Orioles trade Kevin Gausman, Darren O’Day to the Braves

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UPDATE: The Orioles are also sending reliever Darren O'Day to Atlanta. In return they are getting catcher Brett Cumberland, righty Evan Phillips, lefty Bruce Zimmerman and infielder Jean Carlos Encarnacion. It’s a big haul in volume at the very least. O’Day, for what it’s worth, is on the disabled list and is unlikely to pitch for the rest of the season. He is under contract for 2019, however.

As for the prospects, only Cumberland was a consensus top-20 Braves prospect entering season, and he wasn’t high on that list. The others are mostly organizational guys.

3:28 PM: Ken Rosenthal reports that the Baltimore Orioles have a deal in place to send pitcher Kevin Gausman to the Atlanta Braves.

Gausman is 5-8 with a 4.43 ERA and a K/BB ratio of 104/32 in 124 innings across 21 starts. At times he’s shown flashes of brilliance, but he has been uneven on the whole in his six-year career. He’s rather homer happy, though he does limit the damage on those dingers by being stingy when it comes to walks.

The Braves had been in talks to acquire Chris Archer from the Rays but, with Archer apparently heading to Pittsburgh, Gausman served as the backup plan to bolster the rotation in Atlanta’s fight for the NL East.

Marlins give Don Mattingly two-year extension

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The Marlins have announced that they have inked manager Don Mattingly to a two-year contract extensions. There’s a third year in the form of a mutual option.

Mattingly is finishing up the final year of the four-year contract he signed with the Marlins prior to the 2016 season. He’s 272-364 in that period and the club has lost 99 games already this season. The current bad run, however, obviously corresponds with a massive rebuild the team began undertaking following the 2017 season and the team’s change in ownership. Mattingly has not had much to work with over the past two seasons but he has likewise, largely, kept the team on as even a keel as one could hope under the circumstances. He has certainly impressed the Marlins’ brass enough to take the unusual step of keeping on a manager they inherited from a previous ownership and front office group.

In other news, the Marlins also announced a two-year contract extension for shortstop Miguel Rojas valued at $10.25 million. There’s a vesting option for a third year. The deal buys out Rojas’ final year of arbitration eligibility and one year of free agency, plus that option.

Rojas, 30, is hitting .285/.335/.383 (OPS+ 92) this year.