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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs catcher Willson Contreras hanging out with Daniel Rodriguez who he met in spring training from Advocate Children's Hospital. Contreras presented him with batting gloves, a helmet and a jersey. Plus a big hug.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Another reality of Gray/Yankees situation: For the first time in years, NYY have power to outbid other teams w/ prospects in trade situation

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Oakland, the Yankees continue to talk about Sonny Gray. Yankees have been focused on players who can help them in '17 and beyond.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

When asked on what team A's starter Sonny Gray will be on a week from today, an MLB executive said, "Not Oakland." Will he be in the Bronx? The A's continue to send top scouts to the Yankees' Double-A affiliate in Trenton. The way the A's Billy Beane usually works is he tells teams who he is looking for as the central figure in a trade and then works his way down from there. Since there is not much pitching on the market, Beane is aiming high. Gray has two years of control so he is expected to cost teams prime prospects. The Yankees are very deep at shortstop. At Double-A, Jorge Mateo has played very well recently.

Bucci Mane @Buccigross

Lowest Team ERA Among Starting Pitchers Dodgers 3.32 Arizona 3.54 Nationals 3.58 Cardinals 3.76 Astros 3.95

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Jose Altuve went 4-for-4 on Monday. He's hitting .507 in July -- 38-for-75, 7 doubles, 4 homers, 7 walks, 7 strikeouts.