The Detroit Tigers have acquired second baseman Omar Infante and right-handed pitcher Anibal Sanchez from Miami, sending 21-year-old right-hander Jacob Turner and two minor leaguers to the Marlins.
The deal gives the Tigers a likely solution to their season-long problems at second base and adds another experienced arm to their starting rotation. Turner was considered the Tigers’ top pitching prospect and earned his first major league win Sunday.
Miami also receives catcher Rob Brantley and left-hander Brian Flynn in the deal.
FORMER REDS OWNER DIES
Louise Nippert, an owner of the Cincinnati Reds during the Big Red Machine era, died Monday at age 100.
Nippert and her husband, Louis Nippert, bought majority control of the Reds in 1973 and owned the team when it featured greats including Johnny Bench and Joe Morgan and won World Series championships in 1975 and 1976.
The Nipperts began a 46-year ownership interest — the longest in the franchise’s history — when they bought into the club as part of an investors group in 1966. They sold their majority ownership of the club in 1981 but retained a minority interest held by Nippert until her death, the Reds said.
Nippert died at her home in the Cincinnati suburb of Indian Hill on Monday morning after a brief illness, family spokesman Carter Randolph said. Her husband died in 1992.
RANGERS LOSE COLBY LEWIS
Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis will miss the rest of the season because of a torn flexor tendon in his right elbow that will require surgery.
Lewis was evaluated by team physician Dr. Keith Meister before Monday’s game against the Boston Red Sox. Meister will perform the operation later this week.
Before the game, Texas manager Ron Washington called Lewis the team’s “anchor.”
In 16 starts, Lewis is 6-6 with a 3.43 ERA.
Former Mariners pitcher Joel Pineiro, who sustained a torn labrum and possibly a torn rotator cuff, will have surgery on his right shoulder today, end his season with Baltimore. … Ryan Dempster remained in a Cubs uniform Monday despite reports that the team had agreed to trade him to the Braves. … The White Sox activated right-hander Gavin Floyd from the 15-day disabled list in time to start against the Twins. … The Nationals put All-Star shortstop Ian Desmond on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left oblique and promoted outfielder Corey Brown from Triple-A Syracuse. … Mets rookie Matt Harvey arrived at Citi Field on Monday and threw a bullpen session in preparation for making his major league debut this week at Arizona. … Roberto Hernandez threw 30 pitches in the bullpen in his first team activity since rejoining the Indians. Hernandez is serving a three-week suspension after it was discovered he had been playing under the assumed name, Fausto Carmona, since 2000.