Fox Sports has won a significant victory in its effort to prevent the Los Angeles Dodgers from selling the media rights to future games.
A federal judge in Delaware on Friday granted Fox's request for an emergency stay of a bankruptcy court order allowing the sale process while he considers Fox's appeal of that ruling.
The judge also indicated that he likely will overturn the bankruptcy court's determination that certain protections given to Fox in its existing contract with the Dodgers were unenforceable in bankruptcy.
The Cincinnati Reds have acquired lefthanded reliever Sean Marshall from the Chicago Cubs for young lefty starter Travis Wood and two other players. The 29-year-old Marshall was 6-6 with a 2.26 ERA last season. He had five saves. Wood, 24, finished 6-6 with a 4.84 ERA in 2011, with a stint in triple A after struggling early in the year.
The Cubs also get 24-year-old outfielder Dave Sappelt, who batted .243 in 38 games, and 19-year-old infield prospect Ronald Torreyes.
The Athletics and Nationals have completed a six-player trade that sends all-star pitcher Gio Gonzalez from Oakland to Washington. The Nationals get Gonzalez and minor-league righthander Robert Gilliam in exchange for four players, including three top prospects: catcher Derek Norris, righthanders A.J. Cole and Brad Peacock, and lefthander Tommy Milone.