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Mets, Royals Swap Second Basemen

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Barring a complete collapse, the Mets are assured of winning the National League East. But that didn't stop New York from doing some minor tinkering and acquiring another second-base option on Wednesday. In an exchange of Triple-A second basemen with big league experience, the Mets picked up Ruben Gotay from the Royals for Jeff Keppinger.

Majors | #2006#Trade Central

Draft Dish

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The Yankees have reached a deal with Ian Kennedy, sources say, but the deal is being kept under wraps while attempting to get the commissioner's office's approval.

Draft | #2006#Draft Dish

Daily Dish: July 18

Philip Hughes continues his strong run at Double-A; Astros righthander Felipe Paulino makes strides at high Class A Salem; and Marlins 2006 first-rounder Brett Sinkbeil makes his low Class A debut.

Minors | #2006#Daily Dish