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Lookout Linkage, 7/30/15

News and stories about the Seattle Mariners and other analysis from around the league.

With the trade deadline swiftly approaching, there are many stories around baseball. To begin...

The top overall draft pick from 2015, Dansby Swanson, suffered a concussion during practice with other Diamondbacks' prospects. It is unclear at this point for how long Swanson will be inactive.

Jon Lester had a 14-strikeout performance to help the Chicago Cubs to a 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies.

Jeff Sullivan from Fangraphs opines on the latest blockbuster between the Toronto Blue Jays and Colorado Rockies. While Troy Tulowitzki is notably more expensive than Jose Reyes, Sullivan argues that the move is worth the financial commitment.

The Texas Rangers came away with a 5-2 home win against the New York Yankees.

The Rangers have acquired starter Cole Hamels from the Phillies. In return, the Rangers will send Jake Thompson, Nick Williams, Jorge Alfaro, Jerad Eickhoff, and Alex Asher to Philadelphia.

The Pittsburgh Pirates rolled over the Minnesota Twins by a score of 10-4.

The Cincinatti Reds came away with the 1-0 road victory in St. Louis.

The American League West-leading Houston Astros toppled the Los Angeles Angels 6-3.

The Los Angeles Angels made a pair of trades, acquiring David Murphy and David DeJesus to help augment Los Angeles' outfield. The Angels have now added three new outfielders in the last few days.

Bryce Harper's three-run home run propelled the Washington Nationals to a 7-2 win over the Miami Marlins.

The Washington Nationals acquired closer Jonathan Papelbon in an attempt to bolster their bullpen. As a part of the trade, Papelbon has been promised the reigns to the closer role in Washington, demoting Drew Storen to set-up duty.

Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber threw a complete game in a 12-1 victory for the Cleveland Indians over the Kansas City Royals.

The Detroit Tigers came away victorious in a pitchers' duel against the Tampa Bay Rays.

According to reports, the Detroit Tigers are planning on "rebooting" the organization. This "reboot" could include trades involving All-Stars Yoenis Cespedes and David Price.

The San Francisco Giants defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 5-0 to win the series against Milwaukee.

The San Diego Padres came away with a 7-3 win over the New York Mets.

New York Mets' closer Jenrry Mejia received a 162-game ban for use of PEDs. This news is shocking to some considering Mejia recently came off a 50-game ban for the same violation.

After a deal between the Mets and Brewers for center fielder Carlos Gomez was reported to be near completion, trade talks unexpectedly collapsed.

An offensive outburst helped the Chicago White Sox to a 9-2 win against the Boston Red Sox.

The Toronto Blue Jays overcame the Philadelphia Phillies by a score of 8-2 thanks to their new shortstop.

The Baltimore Orioles swept the Atlanta Braves, winning the final game by a 2-0 score.

The Los Angeles Dodgers won in a high-scoring affair over the Oakland A's 10-7.

The Dodgers have acquired starter Mat Latos and outfielder Michael Morse in a trade with the Marlins. The Marlins are reportedly receiving Jeff Brigham, Victor Araujo, and Kevin Guzman in the swap.

The Oakland A's have traded utilityman Ben Zobrist to the Kansas City Royals in a continuing effort to rebuild from a disappointing 2015 season. In exchange for Zobrist, the Royals send pitchers Sean Manea and Aaron Brooks to Oakland.