LEADING OFF: Stroman at Yankee Stadium, Red Sox get Cashner

Published 10:28 p.m. ET July 13, 2019 | Updated 2:44 a.m. ET July 14, 2019

A look at what’s happening around the majors today:


All-Star pitcher Marcus Stroman (5-9, 3.18 ERA) takes the mound for Toronto at Yankee Stadium. Last month, the Long Island native strongly hinted that he wouldn’t mind a trade to the Yankees.

Stroman has been sidelined with a left pectoral cramp since June 29, but threw a bullpen session Friday and was cleared to return to the rotation against the AL East leaders.


The Boston Red Sox made the first significant trade since the All-Star break, getting pitcher Andrew Cashner from Baltimore. The 32-year-old righty was 9-3 with a 3.83 ERA in 17 starts for the team with the worst record in the majors.

The Red Sox got Cashner and nearly $1.78 million in cash to help with his salary for a pair of 17-year-old prospects.

This year’s trade deadline is July 31 — no more swaps can be made after that to have a player eligible for the postseason.


AL All-Star teammates Shane Bieber and Jose Berrios pitch against each other when Cleveland hosts the AL Central-leading Twins.

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