INDIANS TRADE FOR CORA: The Cleveland Indians acquired veteran second baseman Joey Cora from the Seattle Mariners on Monday in a trade for David Bell.

Cora, 33, was batting .283 with six homers and 13 steals in 18 attempts for the Mariners.PADRES ACQUIRE VANDER WAL: Looking to strengthen their bench, the NL West-leading San Diego Padres acquired left-handed hitting John Vander Wal from Colorado for a player to be named.

BICHETTE SIGNS EXTENSION: Outfielder Dante Bichette agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Colorado Rockies, keeping the four-time All-Star from becoming a free agent.