Top of the Order: December 13th- A Quiet Day

Here’s the morning rundown on the biggest news items from around Major League Baseball for Sunday, December 13th:

  • In a change to an earlier trade, the Houston Astros actually traded pitcher Mark Appel instead of outfielder Derek Fisher as part of the Ken Giles trade that was completed last week.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies acquired pitcher Charlie Morton from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • The Seattle Mariners agreed to a two-year contract worth $10 million with reliever Steve Cishek.
  • The Washington Nationals are exploring several outfield options, including several Rockies outfielders and former National Denard Span.
  • Finally, according to a report by Zach Braziller of the NY Post, Carlos Beltran may retire following the 2016 season.
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