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Sept 5 (The Sports Xchange) - The rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees is taking another twist with each team accusing the other of using technology to steal signs during games.

The Red Sox admitted to the commissioner's office that their trainers had received signals from video replay personnel and then relayed that information to some players, according to a report in the New York Times.

Major League Baseball was alerted to the scheme, which included a trainer in the dugout looking down at his Apple Watch and relaying a signal to players, who may have used the information to determine the type of pitch being thrown, by the Yankees.

New York general manager Brian Cashman filed a complaint with the commissioner's office including video shot of the Boston dugout.

"Aware of the rule. Electronic devices are not to be used in the dugout, but beyond that the only thing I can say it's a league matter at this point," Red Sox manager John Farrell said.

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Tampa Bay Rays ace Chris Archer will play catch after it was determined he has no structural damage in his pitching arm.

The right-hander was found to have forearm tightness by a team surgeon during Monday's examination.

Archer threw just eight pitches before leaving last Saturday's start against the Chicago White Sox.

The two-time All-Star is unlikely to make his scheduled start on Friday against the Boston Red Sox.

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The St. Louis Cardinals recalled infielder Breyvic Valera from Triple-A Memphis, the team announced.

Valera is expected to join the club prior to Tuesday's game against the San Diego Padres.

The 25-year-old Venezuelan has played in 800 career minor league games over eight seasons.

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Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington and manager Clint Hurdle received four-year contract extensions from the club through the 2021 season, the team announced.

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The Chicago White Sox requested waivers on disappointing left-hander Derek Holland for the purpose of granting him his unconditional release.

The 30-year-old Holland is just 7-14 with a 6.20 ERA in 29 appearances (26 starts) this season.

Holland posted a 2.37 ERA through his first 10 starts of the season before falling on hard times.

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The Minnesota Twins activated outfielder Robbie Grossman from the 10-day disabled list.

The Twins, who currently occupy the second wild-card spot in the American League, spent the last 18 games without Grossman after he suffered a fractured left thumb.

The Twins also selected the contract of right-hander Michael Tonkin from Triple-A Rochester, moved right-hander J.T. Chargois (elbow) to the 60-day disabled list and activated left-hander Dietrich Enns (shoulder) from the 10-day DL before optioning him to Double-A Chattanooga.

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The Boston Red Sox activated right-hander Carson Smith from the 60-day disabled list and designated right-hander Kyle Martin for assignment.

Smith underwent Tommy John surgery in May. The 27-year-old was acquired from the Seattle Mariners on Dec. 15, 2015, and made only three appearances for Boston in 2016 before going down.

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The Los Angeles Dodgers recalled outfielders Joc Pederson and Trayce Thompson from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

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