Here is the latest from baseball's two Central divisions…
- "It's no secret, we're going to need to improve our offense," said Indians manager Manny Acta to Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain-Dealer when asked what his team needs to improve in 2013. "We're going to have to find a solution in left field, we're going to have to find a solution at first base and we're going to have to find a solution at DH. That's pretty obvious. And the third base situation is not determined either."
- The Astros acquired 15 prospects in their midseason trades following today's Kevin Comer pickup, and Zachary Levine of The Houston Chronicle points out (on Twitter) that ten are pitchers. You can see all of new GM Jeff Luhnow's moves with our Transaction Tracker.
- Lynn Henning of The Detroit News wrote about the Tigers' network of scouts, including those responsible for covering pro leagues, amateur leagues, and players overseas.