Baseball Shots Of The Week – August 5, 2014

1. Oakland Athletics (67-43)
1. Oakland Athletics (67-43)
Jon Lester cements the A's position as the best team in baseball. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Sonny Gray was named the American League Pitcher of the Month for July.
2. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (66-44)
2. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (66-44)
The Angels just didn't have the parts to add more at the deadline. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Collin Cowgill was activated off the disabled list after suffering a broken nose.
3. Los Angeles Dodgers (63-49)
3. Los Angeles Dodgers (63-49)
A quiet deadline for the Dodgers. They didn't give up Corey Seager though, so that's a plus. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Clayton Kershaw was named the National League's Pitcher of the Month for the second straight month.
4. Milwaukee Brewers (61-51)
4. Milwaukee Brewers (61-51)
Gerardo Parra makes plenty of sense for the Brewers. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Matt Garza went on the 15-day disabled list with a rib-cage injury.
5. Baltimore Orioles (62-48)
5. Baltimore Orioles (62-48)
Andrew Miller gives the Orioles a nasty back-end. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Orioles acquired left-handed reliever Andrew Miller from the Red Sox in exchange for one of their top pitching prospects, left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez.
6. Detroit Tigers (61-47)
6. Detroit Tigers (61-47)
Who had the Tigers landing David Price? (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The Tigers scored in every inning in an 11-5 win over the Rockies; no Major League team had done it in a nine-inning game since April 29, 2006.
7. Washington Nationals (60-49)
7. Washington Nationals (60-49)
Asdrubal Cabrera should help bolster the Nationals' depth. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Nationals claimed Matt Thornton off waivers from the Yankees on Tuesday.
8. San Francisco Giants (60-51)
8. San Francisco Giants (60-51)
Unfortunately, it seems Matt Cain will miss the rest of the year. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Hector Sanchez is expected to join tthe Giants' Triple-A affiliate, for a rehabilitation assignment.
9. Toronto Blue Jays (60-53)
9. Toronto Blue Jays (60-53)
Toronto's big deadline acquisition? Danny Valencia. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Melky Cabera has been named the Blue Jays' Player of the Month for July.
10. Pittsburgh Pirates (59-52)
10. Pittsburgh Pirates (59-52)
The Pirates supposedly went hard after Price, but came up short. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Andrew McCutchen was not placed on the disabled list, but the he does have a rib fracture.
11. Kansas City Royals (57-53)
11. Kansas City Royals (57-53)
Kansas City was another team that didn't do much at the deadline. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Brett Hayes has decided to stay in the Royals' organization, accepting an outright assignment to Triple-A Omaha.
12. New York Yankees (57-53)
12. New York Yankees (57-53)
Brian Cashman did well to remake his lineup in July. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Surgery revealed that CC Sabathia had a bone spur in his right knee.
13. Atlanta Braves (58-54)
13. Atlanta Braves (58-54)
James Russell and Emilio Bonifacio make sense as role players. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Craig Kimbrel continues to struggle as he walked the bases loaded and then allowed Will Venable to hit a walk-off single.
14. St. Louis Cardinals (59-51)
14. St. Louis Cardinals (59-51)
Justin Masterson and John Lackey could beef up a Cardinals rotation that's without Michael Wacha and Jaime Garcia. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

St. Louis Walk of Fame will unveil a sidewalk star for Cardinals broadcaster and former catcher Tim McCarver
15. Seattle Mariners (57-54)
15. Seattle Mariners (57-54)
The Mariners didn't have much use for Nick Franklin anymore, so getting Austin Jackson in exchange works. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Lou Piniella, will become the eighth member of the club's Hall of Fame.
16. Tampa Bay Rays (54-57)
16. Tampa Bay Rays (54-57)
Drew Smyly is a legitimate middle-of-the-rotation starter, but the Rays' return on Price lacks impact potential. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Rays designated left-hander Erik Bedard for assignment to make room for right-hander Joel Peralta to return from the disabled list.
17. Chicago White Sox (54-58)
17. Chicago White Sox (54-58)
Seems the White Sox didn't get a good enough offer to move John Danks. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Jose Abreu has been named the American League Player and Rookie of the Month.
18. Miami Marlins (54-57)
18. Miami Marlins (54-57)
Jarred Cosart gives the Marlins yet another power arm. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Marlins designate Jacob Turner for assignment and recalling Brian Flynn from Triple-A New Orleans.
19. New York Mets (53-58)
19. New York Mets (53-58)
Presumably Bartolo Colon and Daniel Murphy will be shopped during the offseason. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The Mets designated Bobby Abreu for assignment and recalled outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis from Triple-A Las Vegas.
20. Cincinnati Reds (56-55)
20. Cincinnati Reds (56-55)
Rumor had the Reds shopping Mat Latos, so that's something to watch for this winter. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Johnny Cueto threw a complete game as the Reds cruised to a 9-2 win over the Indians.
21. Cleveland Indians (56-55)
21. Cleveland Indians (56-55)
The Indians got two near-the-majors types in return for Masterson and Cabrera, though neither has a high ceiling. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Jim Thome signed an honorary one-day contract with the Tribe and announced his retirement as a member of the organization.
22. San Diego Padres (51-60)
22. San Diego Padres (51-60)
The Padres elected against a total rebuild. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Assistant general manager and vice president A.J. Hinch will be leaving the Padres.
23. Philadelphia Phillies (49-63)
23. Philadelphia Phillies (49-63)
The Phillies could make an August trade, assuming Marlon Byrd slips through waivers. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Cliff Lee went back to the 15-day disabled list with left elbow strain.
24. Minnesota Twins (50-60)
24. Minnesota Twins (50-60)
Minnesota did well to get Tommy Milone for Sam Fuld. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Twins scored nine runs in the eighth inning against the White Sox over the weekend to win 16-3.
25. Arizona Diamondbacks (49-63)
25. Arizona Diamondbacks (49-63)
The D'Backs weren't as active at the deadline as many figured. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

D-backs placed first baseman Paul Goldschmidt on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left hand.
26. Boston Red Sox (49-62)
26. Boston Red Sox (49-62)
Give Ben Cherington credit for remaking his roster. Again. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Allen Craig has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left foot.
27. Chicago Cubs (47-63)
27. Chicago Cubs (47-63)
Victor Caratini is another interesting prospect for the Cubs. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Cubs call up infield prospect Javier Baez and will make his debut vs. the Rockies.
28. Houston Astros (47-65)
28. Houston Astros (47-65)
Jake Marisnick hasn't proven he can hit in the majors, but was a highly touted prospect not long ago. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

George Springer could return to action as early as Thursday if his rehab continues as planned.
29. Colorado Rockies (44-67)
29. Colorado Rockies (44-67)
Ditto for the Rockies. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Michael Cuddyer continues to nurse the shoulder injury that has kept him on the DL since June 5.
30. Texas Rangers (43-68)
30. Texas Rangers (43-68)
The end of the season can't come soon enough for Texas. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Rangers have acquired first baseman Mike Carp off waivers from the Red Sox.
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