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DETROIT (AP) — The Chicago Cubs know all too well what Daniel Murphy can do at the plate.So they are very much looking forward to playing alongside him for a change.The Cubs bolstered their struggling lineup by acquiring Murphy in a trade with the Washington Nationals on Tuesday.The 33-year-old Murphy has a .413 career batting average at Wrigley Field http://www.nationalsfanproshop.com/authentic-jayson-werth-jersey , according to STATS. He was the NL Championship Series MVP when the Mets swept the Cubs in 2015, hitting .529 with four homers and six RBIs.“It’s going to be more fun to watch him hit,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said before Tuesday’s 2-1 loss at Detroit. “He kind of devastated us in 2015.”The Cubs also announced that Yu Darvish will miss the rest of the season because of a stress reaction in his right elbow.Darvish left his rehab start for Class A South Bend on Sunday after just one inning.“Hopefully it turns out well to get him back next year from Day 1,” Maddon said. “It’s been a very difficult year, obviously, for him to have to endure the physical and maybe some of the emotional, mental pain.”Darvish, who turned 32 on Thursday, signed a $126 million Bryce Harper Jersey , six-year contract with Chicago in February. But he made just eight starts in his first year with the Cubs, going 1-3 with a 4.95 ERA.The deal for Murphy comes at an opportune time for NL Central-leading Chicago, which has scored one run in five straight games on five home runs.Third baseman Kris Bryant is on the disabled list with an inflamed left shoulder, and shortstop Addison Russell was scratched from Tuesday’s loss because of right shoulder inflammation.“Having Daniel in the field with the rest of the guys will be a big help,” Maddon said.The Cubs got Murphy for Class A infielder Andruw Monasterio and a player to be named or cash, grabbing the attention of the team as it prepared for the matchup with Detroit.“This is obviously something that makes us better so they’re all jacked up,” Maddon said. “I walked in the food room, grabbing some salad, and (Ben) Zobrist is looking at the TV and he said Stephen Strasburg Jersey , ‘We got Daniel Murphy!’ He was smiling.“I thought he was messing with me. He didn’t know until he saw it. That was legitimate expression of joy, knowing we got Daniel Murphy. I thought that was kind of cool.”Murphy missed the start of the year after undergoing right knee surgery on Oct. 20. He is eligible for free agency after this season.The three-time All-Star is hitting .300 with six homers and 29 RBIs in 56 games.“It’s really bittersweet,” he said in Washington before joining his new team. “I sat at this podium probably two and a half years ago. The Washington Nationals were the only offer I had. They took a chance on me three years ago and I feel very disappointed in myself that it kind of came to this point.”Murphy spent the first seven seasons of his 10-year career with the Mets. He is a .299 career hitter with 116 homers, 327 doubles and 628 RBIs.“One of the best teammates I’ve ever played with,” Nationals star Bryce Harper said.Murphy has been particularly good since the All-Star break, batting .340 in his last 28 games. He was surprised to be claimed, figuring he would end up staying in Washington.Maddon, and his players, were thrilled the front office was able to add him to the roster.“He’s kind of like exactly what we need right now http://www.nationalsfanproshop.com/authentic-gio-gonzalez-jersey ,” Maddon said. “That kind of an at-bat near the top of the order.” The Toronto Blue Jaysannouncedthey had traded closer Roberto Osuna to the Houston Astrosin exchange for veteran reliever Ken Giles and minor league pitchers Hector Perez and David Paulino on Monday.The Athletic's Ken Rosenthalfirst reported the deal. Ryan Fagan of Sporting News shared comments from Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow on the trade:Ryan Fagan ryanfaganJeff Luhnow on trading for Roberto Osuna ... VDmCGNmsnAUSA Today'sBob Nightengalereported earlier in the day the Blue Jays were experiencing trouble attempting to trade Osuna, with his 75-game suspension a hurdle in negotiations. The suspension will end Sunday.ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick reported Osuna was one of many Blue Jays players on the block ahead of Tuesday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver trade deadline:Jerry Crasnick jcrasnickThe #BlueJays deadline trade conversations are focused on Roberto Osuna, Aaron Loup, Tyler Clippard, John Axford and Curtis Granderson. Theyre all in play. Josh Donaldson is working out inDunedin and expected back in August. Deal could be revisited next month.Osuna waseligibleto start his rehab assignment July 14 and has since pitched six innings for Toronto's Rookie League, High-A and Triple-A affiliates. During that time, he hasn't allowed a run and struck out seven batters.The 23-year-old right-hander had posted a 2.93 ERA with nine saves in 15 appearances for the Blue Jays this season.Osuna hasn't appeared on the mound for the Jays since their 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on May 6. Two days later, authorities in Torontoarrested himand charged him with assault.Hepleadednot guilty to the charge, and hisnext court appearanceis scheduled for Wednesday.When he's eligible to pitch again Anthony Rendon Jersey , Osuna will join what is already one of the best bullpens in baseball. Astros relievers are collectively first in FIP (3.07), second in strikeouts per nine innings (10.86) and fifth in WAR (4.Cool, per FanGraphs.With Giles leaving, Osuna could potentially become Houston's regular closer, though Hector Rondon has also thrived in the role.Giles is a solid return for Toronto, and The Athletic's Eno Sarris argued the Blue Jays' rationale for the trade:Eno Sarris enosarrisSomething really weird happened to Ken Giles鈥?slider this year. It鈥檚 obvious why Toronto is doing this: find the slider again, get a top 15 reliever in K-BB since 2015. The Astros side... G0loYsbti9Through 34 appearances, Giles' 4.99 ERA is on pace to be a career high. However, his 2.28 FIP is a much better indicator as to his performance in 2018 http://www.nationalsfanproshop.com/authentic-daniel-murphy-jersey , per FanGraphs. Ten of his 17 earned runs came over three games as well, which skew his ERA.Giles should benefit from a change of scenery. The Astros optioned him to their Triple-A affiliate earlier this month after he appeared to say, "F--k you, man," to manager A.J. Hinch following his exit from the team's6-5 win over the Oakland Athletics on July 10.That proved to be Giles' final appearance for the Astros.Even if the Blue Jays aren't any closer to playoff contention over the next few years, they could potentially flip Giles if he can rediscover his old self. He's under team control for two more seasons, which gives Toronto some flexibility regarding his long-term future with the franchise.
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