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Lookout Linkage, 8/4/15

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

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  • The Cubs have optioned reliever Yoervis Medina to Triple-A.
  • A.J. Burnett's career may be over following an elbow injury (UPDATE: It's just an elbow strain and he will only miss around four weeks).
  • Meanwhile, Cubs starter Dan Haren has indicated that he may retire at the end of the season.
  • The Rockies have promoted top pitching prospect Jon Gray to the big leagues and he will make his debut tonight against the M's.
  • Royals' starter Yordano Ventura and Blue Jays' outfielder Jose Bautista took to Twitter to discuss their dislike of one another.
  • Kiley McDaniel at Fangraphs grades each prospect dealt at the trade deadline.
  • Dave Cameron at Fangraphs notices that the Blue Jays' lineup is a little too overbalanced with right-handed hitters.