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Detroit Tigers Links: Dave Dombrowski is actually a wizard & other links about Jose Iglesias

There really aren't many links in here about Dave Dombrowski's ties to wizardry -- or any at all -- but it needed to be stated nonetheless. Because I'm pretty sure he has magical trade deadline powers. Proven yet again last night. Well played, Dave. Well played.


AL Central Standings

Detroit 60 45 .571 0 Won 4
Cleveland 58 48 .547 2.5 Won 6
Kansas City 52 51 .504 7 Won 7
Minnesota 45 58 .436 14 Lost 2
Chicago 40 64 .384 19.5 Lost 5

(updated 7.30.2013 at 9:43 PM PDT)

Tigers links:

Red Sox acquire Jake Peavy in three-way trade, send Jose Iglesias to Tigers, Ian Browne

The Red Sox finalized a deal to acquire White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy late Tuesday night, sending infielder Jose Iglesias to the Tigers in a three-team, seven player deal.

Detroit Tigers trade Avisail Garcia, Brayan Villarreal for Jose Iglesias as part of three-team deal, Chris Iott

The Tigers are protecting themselves against a potential suspension of shortstop Jhonny Peralta. But they also see the slick-fielding Iglesias as their shortstop of the future.

Detroit Tigers acquire shortstop Jose Iglesias from Boston as Jhonny Peralta suspension looms
Detroit Free Press, John Lowe

With the trade deadline at hand and a 50-game suspension for shortstop Jhonny Peralta now perhaps imminent, the Tigers tonight acquired young Boston shortstop Jose Iglesias.

Trade, Miguel Cabrera muscle strain overshadow victory
The Detroit News, Tom Gage

Jose Iglesias, who plays both short and third, would replace Jhonny Peralta, if and when Peralta gets suspended by Major League Baseball for his involvement in the performance-enhancing drugs controversy.

White Sox trade Jake Peavy to Boston in three-team deal
South Side Sox, Jim Margalus

Trade nets Detroit prospect Avisail Garcia and "three prospects" from Red Sox in return.

Red Sox acquire Jake Peavy for Jose Iglesias, low-level prospects
Over the Monster, Marc Normandin

Boston got their starting pitcher before the deadline, and barely paid anything to do it.

Detroit Tigers' Dave Dombrowski: Nick Castellanos ready for big leagues, but still no plan for debut
Detroit Free Press, John Lowe

Detroit Tigers general manager Dombrowski praised Triple-A outfielder Nick Castellanos but didn't offer any indication of when the top prospect might make his big-league debut.

How Much For Emilio Bonifacio?
Motor City Bengals, Chris Hannum

According to Ken Rosenthal, the Toronto Blue Jays are likely to trade Emilio Bonifacio this week.

Around the AL Central:

Royals Win, Are Officially Slightly Above Average
Royals Review, Josh Duggan

Royals fans try to make sense of their lives as the Royals continue to play semi-relevant baseball with the trade deadline approaching.

Indians 7, White Sox 4: Bullpen blows Andre Rienzo's fine debut
South Side Sox, Jim Margalus

First Brazilian pitcher in MLB history goes seven strong innings, but comes away with a no-decision.

Final Score/Recap: Cleveland Indians 7, Chicago White Sox 4
Let's Go Tribe

Matt Albers, Ryan Raburn, Yan Gomes were the stars of this game. Let that sink in.

Elsewhere in baseball:

Surreal A-Rod circus makes stop in Pennsylvania, S.L. Price

In the cover story for this week's Sports Illustrated, senior writer S.L. Price details the last days of the Alex Rodriguez saga.

Alex Rodriguez tells Sports Illustrated he still wants 'to be a role model'
ESPN New York, Ian Begley

That's cute.

Wait ... nobody wants Cliff Lee for free?
SweetSpot Blog, David Schoenfield

Found this quote about Cliff Lee in Jayson Stark's latest Rumblings & Grumblings interesting: This guy [Lee] has so much money coming.

The worst MLB trade deadline in recent memory
Baseball Nation, Grant Brisbee

Wait, this is horrible.

Report: Biogenesis players ready to accept their bans
HardballTalk, Matthew Pouliot

Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reports that, Alex Rodriguez excepted, the rest of the players involved in the Biogenesis scandal are ready to accept suspensions or 50 games or more.