Cubs acquire Daniel Murphy from Nationals

Daniel Murphy Reportedly Claimed Off Waivers

Murphy is primarily a second baseman, of course, but he has played some first base too. The Washington Nationals placed him on revocable trade waivers, and someone is interested.

The deals come three weeks after the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, and the Nationals aren't getting much in return.

Murphy has been traded to the Chicago Cubs, according to multiple reports.

Adams, Harper and Murphy were all pending free agents at the end of the 2018 season.

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The Cardinals are tied with Philadelphia and Colorado for the second NL Wild Card spot. Adams, 29, played in 486 games in his first stint with the Cardinals from 2012-2017.

Adams is expected to to rejoin the Cardinals on Wednesday, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, in Los Angeles.

Both Murphy and Adams have been productive this season. Adams, 29, is hitting.257 with 18 homers, 48 RBI and a.510 slugging percentage. Martínez has a 6-6 record with a 3.41 ERA in 18 starts this season, striking out 98 batters in 100.1 innings. Infielder Patrick Wisdom was optioned to Memphis (AAA) following Monday night's game.

Wisdom, 26, goes back to the minors, where he played 747 career games before getting his first major league call-up August 11. Carlos Martinez was activated from the 10-day disabled list.

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