The San Diego Padres signed pitcher Cory Luebke to a four-year contract worth $12 million on Friday night.
Clint Barmes hit a three-run homer and J.A. Happ pitched six solid innings against his former team as the Houston Astros beat Philadelphia 5-2 on Tuesday night, preventing the Phillies from wrapping up a playoff spot.
Heath Bell spun around and pumped his fist after the final out, finishing off four hitless innings by the proud Padres bullpen.
One by one, a train of more than two dozen faces emerged from a players-only dining room and into the open expanse of the Pittsburgh Pirates clubhouse about 20 minutes after the team's ninth consecutive loss.