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Marlins, Diamondbacks exchange prospects


On a day when most teams are looking to trade a prospect for a veteran or vice-versa, the Miami Marlins and Arizona Diamondbacks have changed things up by exchanging prospect for prospects: righty Zac Gallen is going from Miami to Arizona and shortstop Jazz Chisholm is heading from Arizona to Miami.

Gallen, 23, has some big league experience. The Marlins’ fifth-best prospect heading into the season according to, he as made seven major-league starts, posting a 2.72 ERA and a K/BB ratio of 43/18 in 31.3 innings. He began 2019 with Triple-A New Orleans and went 9-1 with 1 complete game, a 1.77 ERA in 14 starts. Originally a Cardinals prospect, He came over to Miami in the Marcell Ozuna deal.

Chisholm Chisholm, 21, is the consensus top-ranked prospect in the Diamondbacks system. This year he has hit .204/.305/.427 with 6 doubles, 5 triples, 18 home runs and 44 RBI in 89 games with Double-A Jackson this season. He has batted .253 with 46 doubles, 14 triples, 53 home runs and 163 RBI in 292 Minor League games in the D-backs’ organization overall.

Video reviews overturn 42% rate; Boston most successful

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NEW YORK (AP) Video reviews overturned 42.4% of calls checked during Major League Baseball’s shortened regular season, down slightly from 44% in 2019.

Boston was the most successful team, gaining overturned calls on 10 of 13 challenges for 76.9%. The Chicago White Sox were second, successful on eight of 11 challenges for 72.7%, followed by Kansas City at seven of 10 (70%).

Pittsburgh was the least successful at 2 of 11 (18.2%), and Toronto was 7 of 25 (28%).

Minnesota had the most challenges with 28 and was successful on nine (32.1%). The New York Yankees and Milwaukee tied for the fewest with nine each; the Yankees were successful on five (55.6%) and the Brewers three (33.3%).

MLB said Tuesday there were 468 manager challenges and 58 crew chief reviews among 526 total reviews during 898 games. The average time of a review was 1 minute, 25 seconds, up from 1:16 the previous season, when there 1,186 manager challenges and 170 crew chief reviews among 1,356 reviews during 2,429 games.

This year’s replays had 104 calls confirmed (19.8%), 181 that stood (34.4%) and 223 overturned. An additional 12 calls (2.3%) were for rules checks and six (1.1%) for recording keeping.

In 2019 there were 277 calls confirmed (12.5%), 463 that stood (34.1%) and 597 overturned. An additional nine calls (0.7%) were for rules checks and 10 (0.7%) for record keeping.

Expanded video review started in 2014.