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Arizona Turns To Hernandez For Boost

Jim Callis -

With the Diamondbacks one game back in the National League wild-card race and two out in the NL West hunt, they're looking for someone to put them over the top. They hope Livan Hernandez can give them that boost after trading for him on Monday, sending Double-A pitching prospects Garrett Mock and Matt Chico to the Nationals in a waiver-wire deal. Washington also included roughly $2 million to cover most of Hernandez' remaining salary this year.

Majors | #2006#Trade Central

Weekend Dish: Aug. 6

Chris Kline -

Double-A Tennessee shortstop Alberto Gonzalez is one of the hottest hitters in the minors, batting .435 in July; Giants 2006 first-rounder Tim Lincecum makes his high Class A debut at San Jose.

Minors | #2006#Daily Dish

Ask BA

Jim Callis -

Who has the best farm system in baseball? Did Cuban star Yuliesky Gourriel defect? What do scouts think of Justin Upton's pro debut?

Minors | #2006#Ask BA

Daily Dish: Aug. 2

Ray Liotta was on the fast track heading into this season, but the White Sox lefthander struggled at Double-A Birmingham and was ultimately reassigned to high Class A Winston-Salem.

Minors | #2006#Daily Dish