|The Braves attempted to strength both their bullpen and bench by acquiring utility man Emilio Bonifacio and left-hander James Russell from the Cubs just before Thursday afternoon’s Trade Deadline.Â The Cubs will receive Minor League catcher Victor Caratini, who is regarded as an intriguing prospect withÂ a high offensive upside. The Braves will receive cash […] More»|
|The Yankees have landed another piece at the Trade Deadline, acquiring Martin Prado from the D-backs. The utility man was an All-Star in 2010 with the Braves before he was dealt in January 2013 in the deal that sent Justin Upton to Atlanta. Over two seasons with the D-backs, Prado has hit .278 with 19 […] More»|
|Just when it looked like Thursday’s Non-Waiver Trade Deadline was going to come and go without Dave Dombrowski and the Tigers making significant noise, they made perhaps the biggest splash of all. The TigersÂ worked out a three-way agreement with the Rays and Mariners that brings four-time All-Star and 2012 Cy Young Award winner David Price […] More»|
|Stephen Drew and Kelly Johnson are trading places. The Red Sox and Yankees — making their first trade together since 1997 — exchanged infielders shortly before the 4 p.m. ET Trade Deadline, MLB.com confirmed. Drew has hit only .176/.255/.328 since re-signing with the Red Sox in May, while Johnson is on the disabled list with […] More»|
|The wheeling-and-dealing Red Sox made their third trade of the day Thursday afternoon, sending left-handed reliever Andrew Miller to the Orioles in exchange for left-handed pitching prospect Eduardo Rodriguez, the teams announced. Miller has emerged as a reliable left-handed reliever for Boston in recent years. After posting a 2.64 ERA and 14.1 strikeouts per nine […] More»|
|The NationalsÂ have made a significant move to bolster their infield by landing Asdrubal Cabrera in a trade with the Indians. TheÂ Indians will be sending cash along with Cabrera, and will be receiving infielder Zach Walters in the deal. Cabrera, being paid $10 millionÂ in the final year of his contract with the Tribe, was an All-Star […] More»|
|The Orioles have acquired left-handed reliever Andrew Miller from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for one of their top pitching prospects in Eduardo Rodriguez. The deal, first reported by ESPN, is a bit of a departure for the Oâs in dealing one of the young pitchers but isnât completely a shock. Rodriguez has had […] More»|
|The Red Sox are well on their way to dealing away a large chunk of their starting rotation Thursday, now reportedly trading John Lackey to the Cardinals just hours after Jon Lester was dealt to Oakland. CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman had the news first, and Peter Gammons reported the Red Sox would receive Allen Craig and […] More»|
|John Danks was scheduled to take the mound as expected Thursday afternoon at Comerica Park, despite rumors connecting the White Sox to the Yankees and the Marlins in regard to talks concerning the veteran southpaw. Danks has $28.50 million remaining over the next two years of his five-year extension, and can block trades to the […] More»|
|Billy Beane pulled off the biggest trade of the Deadline day (so far) but he wasn’t finished with the Jon Lester/Yoenis Cespedes deal.Â Shortly after that news broke, FOXSports.com‘s Ken Rosenthal tweeted that lefty Tommy Milone was heading to Minnesota in a deal, and FOX‘s Jon Morosi reported it was for outfielder Sam Fuld. MLB.com‘s […] More»|
July 31 -- Dempster, one of the trade season's biggest chips, went all the way to the wire before reaching a resolution. The Cubs sent Dempster to Texas -- agreeing moments before the deadline -- for a package that consisted of Minor League prospects. Dempster had been rumored for several days to be headed for the Dodgers and was reported to be unwilling to waive his 10-and-5 no-trade veto rights to go anywhere else. But the Cubs and Dodgers were unable to work out a deal and Dempster agreed to join Texas.
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July 31 -- The Phillies continued the demolition of their Opening Day outfield by trading Pence to the Giants. Philadelphia dealt both Shane Victorino and Pence in the hours leading up to the deadline. The Giants, meanwhile, fortified their playoff hopes by acquiring a player who can hit in the middle of their lineup.
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July 31 --The Dodgers improved their depth in the outfield before the Deadline by acquiring Victorino from Philadelphia in exchange for right-handed reliever Josh Lindblom, pitching prospect Ethan Martin and a player to be named later. Victorino, originally drafted by the Dodgers in 1999, will help round out the Los Angeles outfield alongside Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier. Martin, a first-round draftee in 2008, is 8-6 with a 3.58 ERA for Double-A Chattanooga.
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July 31 -- The Reds augmented one of the league's best bullpens by picking up prized reliever Jonathan Broxton from the Royals in exchange for prospects Donnie Joseph and J.C. Sulbaran. Broxton posted a 2.27 ERA with Kansas City and will give Cincinnati another experienced arm in the late innings. Joseph, a reliever, and Sulbaran -- a starter -- are both well-regarded arms.
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July 31 -- The Marlins dealt Gaby Sanchez -- an All-Star last season -- to Pittsburgh on Tuesday in exchange for prospect Gorkys Hernandez and the Pirates' competitive balance pick next season. Sanchez, batting just .202 for the season, is expected to provide a capable bench bat for Pittsburgh. The Pirates also received Minor League pitcher Kyle Kaminska in the deal.
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July 31 -- The Rangers added to their catching depth, getting Soto from the Cubs in exchange for Jacob Brigham, who went 5-5 with a 4.28 ERA in 21 starts at Double-A Frisco. Spending his entire career with the Cubs, who selected him in the 11th round of the 2001 Draft, Soto has begun to hit his stride at the plate. He's batting .264 (14-for-53) with one home run, five RBIs and eight runs scored in the month of July.
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July 30 -- In a swap of first-round picks from the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, Snider heads to Pittsburgh, where the Bucs hope he can live up to the massive promise he showed coming through the Minors. In return, Toronto gets Lincoln, who has been working as a reliever -- with tremendous success -- but he can also pitch out of the rotation if needed.
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July 30 -- Thames' star has lost some luster this year, after he struggled for two months in the Major Leagues, then was sent to Triple-A Las Vegas. He's done nothing but hit in the Pacific Coast League, batting .335 with six homers. Delabar gives the Jays a solid right-handed arm out of their bullpen, which will help them reshape their relief corps after some devastating injuries.
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July 30 -- The Dodgers in League get a power arm to help them shorten games. One year removed from an All-Star season in which he saved 37 games, League could pitch in the seventh, eighth or ninth for Los Angeles. Landry is an outfielder who has a .328 average at Class A, and Bawcom was closing games at Double-A.
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July 30 -- While the Braves were unsuccessful in acquiring Ryan Dempster from the Cubs, they were able to land Maholm, a left-handed starter, and Johnson a veteran outfielder. The Cubs in return received Minor League right-handers Vizcaino and Chapman. The Braves hope Maholm plugs the leaky back of their rotation, while Johnson can play all three outfield positions and hits right-handed.
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July 28 -- Which Francisco Liriano did the White Sox acquire? If it's the one that returned May 30 from a stint in the bullpen, Chicago will have a significant upgrade to its starting rotation. Since that point, Liriano owns a 3.68 ERA, 79 strikeouts and 29 walks in 66 innings. The 28-year-old lefty was 0-5 with a 9.45 ERA in six starts before the Twins demoted him to a relief role.
July 27 -- The Angels took a major gamble in order to dramatically upgrade their starting rotation, dealing three well-regarded young players for Greinke, who is due to reach free agency at season's end. The former AL Cy Young winner enhances the Angels' chances of overcoming the Rangers in the West but came at a steep price. Segura, the team's top prospect, joins two Double-A pitchers headed to Milwaukee.
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July 25 -- The Dodgers added a potent bat to their lineup by acquiring a three-time All-Star in Ramirez, who is signed through 2014. They also added Choate, one of the game's more reliable southpaw relievers in recent years. Miami continued its roster shakeup in light of an inability to meet club expectations after an offseason in which the Marlins added several noteworthy free agents and opened a new ballpark. Los Angeles sent Miami a pair of promising 22-year-old right-handers in return.
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July 24 -- The Pirates had to surrender a trio of prospects but will upgrade their rotation with the acquisition of Rodriguez, who has posted a 3.79 ERA in 21 starts this season and a 3.45 mark since 2008. With the lefty signed through 2013, plus a player option for 2014, he could become a part of more than one playoff team in Pittsburgh.
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July 23 -- The Yankees acquired the iconic outfielder to fill a hole created by Brett Gardner's injury in left field and in the bottom part of their lineup. Ichiro will likely get a chance to play in the postseason for the first time since he was a rookie in 2001. In return, the Mariners get a pair of hurlers who will help them in seasons to come.
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July 23 -- The Tigers fill needs at second base and at the back end of their rotation, but not without surrendering Turner, their best prospect. Infante, who played with Detroit from 2002-07, is signed through 2013, while Sanchez is an upcoming free agent. Brantly is a catcher who appeared in this year's Futures Game, and Flynn is a left-hander who was in Double-A.
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July 20 -- The Astros loaded up their farm system and the Blue Jays shored up their injury-riddled pitching staff by completing a 10-player trade. Toronto received Brandon Lyon, J.A. Happ and David Carpenter, while Houston picked up Francisco Cordero, Ben Francisco, four Minor Leaguers - including two of the Blue Jays' top 11 prospects -- and a player to be named later.
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July 4 -- After nearly being sent to the Dodgers, Lee takes his potent bat to Miami, which has been searching for additional run support. The deal could be the first of many involving veterans for the Astros, who will turn to Brett Wallace at first. Matt Dominguez, who was blocked by Hanley Ramirez in Miami, adds depth to the Houston infield.
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June 30 -- Adding depth to a roster decimated by injuries to several lefty bats, Thome's addition not only gives the upstart O's a powerful bat, but also veteran leadership. Thome's inability to play the field made him expendable to the Phils, who netted a pair of prospects in the deal.
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June 24 -- The veteran Youkilis gets a fresh start after tense season in Boston and gives the White Sox a significant upgrade at third base. For the Red Sox, the move opens up a permanent spot for Will Middlebrooks at third in addition to adding the versatile Lillibridge and pitching depth in Stewart.
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