A few notes from around the game:
-P- MLB has changed the rule that prevented teams from announcing the trade of any player within a year of his being drafted. Now teams can trade 2015 draftees beginning the day after the World Series, but they can't use drafted players as players to be named later in trades before that. The player most prominently affected by the previous rules was Trea Turner, who the Padres drafted in the first round. He's still in the Padres system even though San Diego agreed months ago to deal him to the Nationals as a PTBNL in the Wil Myers deal. The Pirates, of course, did something similar last April, trading 2013 second-round pick Blake Taylor to the Mets as a PTBNL when they acquired Ike Davis. Taylor remained in the Pirates' system until June, when the Pirates became eligible to trade him.
-P- Speaking of trades with the Mets, New York will promote Dilson Herrera, who had been hitting .370/.402/.506 as a 21-year-old at hitter-friendly Las Vegas. (Herrera played in 18 big-league games last year.) The Pirates' trade of Herrera and Vic Black for Marlon Byrd and John Buck back in 2013 made sense at the time, and it's hard to argue with how Byrd played down the stretch for the Pirates, but it's not going to be any fun to watch Herrera continue to mature into an offense-first starting second baseman.
-P- Homer Bailey is out for the year with Tommy John surgery, which is a bummer for the Reds.