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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs acquired outfielder Terrance Gore from the Kansas City Royals for cash on Wednesday, assigning him to Triple-A Iowa. He'll likely be called up after Sept. 1 and serve as a pinch runner for the stretch run. It's the sort of move the Cubs have made in the past at this time of year. Gore has 309 career steals as a pro -- 21 in the majors in just 14 plate appearances.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Angels released this statement on the passing of Aaron Cox, the brother of Mike Trout's wife, Jessica. Trout has been away from the team the last couple days.