UNDATED (AP) – A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cleveland Indians have agreed to trade enigmatic pitcher Trevor Bauer to Cincinnati as part of a three-team swap with San Diego. The person said that Cleveland would get slugger Yasiel Puig and left-hander Scott Moss from the Reds and would receive outfielder Franmil Reyes, lefty Logan Allen and infielder Victor Nova from the Padres. San Diego would get minor league outfielder Taylor Trammell from the Reds.
CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Cubs have added bullpen depth by acquiring right-hander David Phelps from Toronto for minor league righty Thomas Hatch. The Blue Jays agreed to send cash to Chicago to offset some of Phelps’ contract, which includes a $2.5 million base salary for this year, a $1 million club option for 2020 and numerous performance bonuses. Phelps tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow during 2017 spring training and didn’t return to the majors until last month, compiling a 3.63 ERA in 17 relief appearances since being activated.
CINCINNATI (AP) – Cincinnati Bengals receiver A.J. Green is expected to miss the start of the upcoming NFL season after undergoing ankle surgery today. Head coach Zac Taylor confirmed the surgery and says he’s unsure when Green will be able to return. Green hurt his left ankle during the opening practice of camp Saturday in Dayton, landing awkwardly after cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick bumped into the star receiver while breaking up a pass.
UNDATED (AP) – Forward Chris Kunitz has retired after winning four Stanley Cup titles in 15 NHL seasons. The 39-year-old Kunitz registered 268 goals and 619 points in 1,022 NHL games with Anaheim, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Tampa Bay and Chicago. He is joining the Blackhawks’ front office as a player development adviser and will work with the coaching staffs for the Hawks and their American Hockey League affiliate in Rockford.
UNDATED (AP) – U.S. women’s national soccer team head coach, Jill Ellis, is stepping down after leading the squad to back-to-back Women’s World Cup titles. Ellis has been coach of the team since 2014 and has led it to eight overall tournament titles, including victories at the World Cup in 2015 in Canada and earlier this month in France. She will remain with the team for a World Cup victory tour, which kicks off Saturday with a match against Ireland at the Rose Bowl.