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Trade Deadline 2012

Trade Deadline News

Saturday, November 01, 2014

  • 7 hours ago

    Rays exercise option to keep Zobrist

    The Rays announced Friday they have picked up the $7.5 million club option on utility man Ben Zobrist‘s contract for 2015. This year, Zobrist will become the first player in club history to play 10 seasons with the Rays. He is the franchise career leader in doubles (229) and walks (542) and is second to Carl […] More»
  • 10 hours ago

    Tigers expected to pick up Soria’s option

    The Tigers made a high-profile midseason trade for Joakim Soria last year that did not pan out, but they’re hoping to see better results from him in 2015. The team is reportedly set to pick up Soria’s $7 million option, MLB.com‘s Jason Beck reported on Friday. The Detroit Free Press‘ Anthony Fenech first reported the news. […] More»
  • 11 hours ago

    Brewers pick up Gallardo’s option, decline Weeks’

    According to MLB.com‘s Adam McCalvy, the Brewers have exercised the 2015 club option on starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo‘s contract. Gallardo will make $13 million during the 2015 season and be a free agent thereafter. The 28-year-old right-hander made 32 starts for the Brewers this season, going 8-11 with a 3.51 ERA. He threw 192 1/3 […] More»
  • 23 hours ago

    Roundup: Offseason’s first day brings action

    With the Giants wrapping up their third World Series title in five years on Wednesday night in Kansas City, Major League Baseball’s offseason officially began on Thursday. Though teams can’t begin to negotiate with others’ free agents until next Tuesday, they can work out deals with their own, and there are plenty of other decisions […] More»
  • October 30 11:12 PM ET

    Cardinals exercise option to keep Lackey

    As expected, the Cardinals exercised their club option Thursday on right-hander John Lackey, keeping him on board for the 2015 season. Lackey’s unique contract structure was one of the reasons St. Louis acquired Lackey at the Trade Deadline. With Lackey, the Cardinals inherited a deal with a stipulation that locked in Lackey at the Major […] More»
  • October 30 9:56 PM ET

    Nats declined to exercise options on LaRoche, Soriano; Cabrera, Hairston, Schierholtz become free agents

    WASHINGTON — Nationals second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera and outfielders Scott Hairston and Nate Schierholtz are now free agents. The Nationals also declined to exercise their options on first baseman Adam LaRoche and right-hander Rafael Soriano. None of the players are expected to be back with the team in 2015. LaRoche reached the 90-RBI plateau for […] More»
  • October 30 9:55 PM ET

    Span’s option picked up by Nats

    WASHINGTON — To the surprise of no one, the Nationals picked up Denard Span’s $9 million option Thursday afternoon. Span said general manager Mike Rizzo called to inform him that he would be back with the team in 2015. Had the Nationals declined the option, Span would have been given a buyout worth $500,000. “I’ll […] More»
  • October 30 9:52 PM ET

    Red Sox sign Uehara to two-year deal

    The Red Sox wasted little time in locking up closer Koji Uehara, announcing on Thursday that they have signed the right-handed reliever to a two-year contract through the 2016 season. Sources told MLB.com the deal is worth $18 million. Uehara went 6-5 with a 2.52 ERA and 26 saves in 64 appearances last season. He didn’t […] More»
  • October 30 9:47 PM ET

    Angels pick up option on closer Street

    The Angels retained a big piece of their bullpen on Thursday, picking up their $7 million option on closer Huston Street. The Halos acquired Street in a July 19 trade with the Padres, and he pitched 28 games for them down the stretch, converting 17 of 19 save chances. Overall, the 31-year-old right-hander posted career-bests […] More»
  • October 30 9:37 PM ET

    Reports continue to link Maddon, Cubs

    It’s been exactly one week since Joe Maddon informed the Rays he was opting out of the final year of his contract, and it seems he’s close to finding a new home. Rumors swirled before Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night that Maddon, who managed the Rays for nine seasons, was on […] More»
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Notable Deals
    • Ryan Dempster
    • Christian Villaneuva
    • Kyle Hendricks

    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.
    More coverage: TEX | CHC

    • Hunter Pence
    • Nate Schierholtz
    • Tommy Joseph
    • Seth Rosin

    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.
    More coverage: SF | PHI

    • Shane Victorino
    • Josh Lindblom
    • Ethan Martin
    • PTBNL

    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.
    More coverage: LAD | PHI

    • Jonathan Broxton
    • Donnie Joseph
    • J.C. Sulbaran

    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.
    More coverage: CIN | KC

    • Gaby Sanchez
    • Gorkys Hernandez
    • Kyle Kaminska
    • 2013 competitive balance Draft pick

    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.
    More coverage: PIT | MIA

    • Geovany Soto
    • Jacob Brigham

    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.
    More coverage: TEX | CHC

    • Travis Snider
    • Brad Lincoln

    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.
    More coverage: TOR | PIT

    • Eric Thames
    • Steve Delabar

    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.
    More coverage: SEA | TOR

    • Brandon League
    • Leon Landry
    • Logan Bawcom

    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.
    More coverage: LAD | SEA

    • Paul Maholm
    • Reed Johnson
    • Arodys Vizcaino
    • Jaye Chapman

    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.
    More coverage: ATL | CHC

    • Francisco Liriano
    • Eduardo Escobar
    • Pedro Hernandez

    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.

    • Zack Greinke
    • Jean Segura
    • John Hellweg
    • Ariel Pena

    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.
    More coverage: LAA | MIL

    • Hanley Ramirez
    • Randy Choate
    • Nathan Eovaldi
    • Scott McGough

    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.
    More coverage: LAD | MIA

    • Wandy Rodriguez
    • Rudy Owens
    • Colton Cain
    • Robbie Grossman

    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.
    More coverage: PIT | HOU

    • Ichiro Suzuki
    • D.J. Mitchell
    • Danny Farquhar

    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.
    More coverage: NYY | SEA

    • Anibal Sanchez
    • Omar Infante
    • Jacob Turner
    • Rob Brantly
    • Brian Flynn

    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.
    More coverage: DET | MIA

    • J.A. Happ
    • B. Lyon
    • M. Carpenter
    • Francisco Cordero
    • Ben Francisco
    • Joe Musgrove
    • Asher Wojciechowski
    • David Rollins
    • Carlos Perez

    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.
    More coverage: TOR | HOU

    • Carlos Lee
    • Matt Dominguez
    • Rob Rasmussen

    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.
    More coverage: MIA | HOU

    • Jim Thome
    • Gabriel Lino
    • Kyle Simon

    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.
    More coverage: BAL | PHI

    • Kevin Youkilis
    • Brent Lillibridge
    • Zach Stewart

    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.
    More coverage: CWS | BOS

Schedule
  • July 31, 4 p.m. ET
    Non-waiver Trade Deadline
    August 31, 11:59 p.m. ET
    Waiver trade deadline