Hoping to bolster their rotation for a playoff run, the Minnesota Twins have acquired veteran left-handed pitcher Jaime Garc?a, catcher Anthony Recker and cash considerations from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for minor league right-hander Huascar Ynoa. The 31-year-old Garc?a is 66-52 with a 3.65 ERA and 808 strikeouts in 176 appearances, mostly with St. Louis (2008, 2010-16). He missed the 2009 MLB season following Tommy John surgery. Garcia is 4-7 with a 4.30 ERA, 41 walks and 85 strikeouts in 18 starts for the Braves this year. The 33-year-old Recker has appeared in 206 career major league games with four teams, including the last two seasons in Atlanta. The 19-year-old Ynoa has a career
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Despite having home-field advantage, Giancarlo Stanton was unable to defend his Home Run Derby crown two weeks ago, but the Miami Marlins slugger remains one of the game's most potent power hitters and one of its biggest names. While a trade involving Stanton prior to the July 31 deadline appears unlikely, the franchise's long history of fire sales and Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria's ongoing attempts to sell the team have given extra life to those rumors. One of the delays in the franchise's sale is said to have at least something to do with the weight of the team's long-term contract commitments.