The Atlanta Braves have parted ways with infielder Ryan Flaherty, designating him for assignment.

Flaherty, 32, a Portland native who starred at Deering High, was in his first season with the Braves after six years with the Baltimore Orioles. He was dropped from Atlanta’s 40-man roster to make room for pitcher Bryse Wilson, who made his major league debut Monday night with five scoreless innnings in a 1-0 win over Philadelphia.

Flaherty got off to a torrid start this season, with a National League-best .362 batting average through April 21. But his playing time dwindled by early May, and he was just 3 for 40 after June 1. Overall, Flaherty batted .222 with two home runs and 13 RBI with the Braves.

NATIONALS TRADES: Essentially throwing in the towel on a disappointing season Washington traded second baseman Daniel Murphy to the Chicago Cubs and also sentfirst baseman Matt Adams to the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday.

The Cardinals are sending $50,000 to Washington for the lefty-hitting Adams, who batted .257 with 18 home runs in 249 at-bats as a part-time player for the Nationals.

For Murphy, the Cubs are swapping Class-A infielder Andruw Monasterio and a player to be named later or cash. Murphy has hit .340 since the All-Star Break.

CUBS: The team announced that Yu Darvish will miss the rest of the season because of a stress reaction in his right elbow. Darvish lasted just one inning in his rehab appearance Sunday for Class A South Bend.

WHITE SOX: Manager Rick Renteria was released from a Minnesota hospital after undergoing tests following an episode of lightheadedness.

The 56-year-old Renteria was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center before Monday night’s 8-5 victory over the Twins. The team said Renteria will return to Chicago on Wednesday and undergo further testing at Rush University Medical Center.

YANKEES: Shortstop Didi Gregorius was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a bruised left heel, another blow to the injury-plagued playoff contenders. Gregorius was hurt in a collision at first base Sunday against Toronto.

ANGELS: The team placed Justin Upton on the 10-day disabled list with a cut on his left index finger, but expects Mike Trout (wrist) will be back by the end of the week.

GIANTS: Catcher Buster Posey might need surgery to clean out bone spurs in his hip, a procedure that would end his season.

General Manager Bobby Evans said that team officials “have discussed the possibility.”

MARLINS: Right-hander Jose Urena has dropped his appeal of a six-game suspension for intentionally hitting Atlanta rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. with a pitch and began serving it Tuesday.


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