It’s been a busy trading season as we near Tuesday’s deadline, but more fireworks are expected. Stay on top of every MLB trade.
WASHINGTON — Major League Baseball’s trading deadline is officially here as teams in the league scramble to close last-minute deals before Tuesday’s 6 p.m. EST deadline.
There was already a lot going on at the weekend and on Monday. But the biggest, most speculated trade deal has yet to be finalized, and that involves 23-year-old Washington Nationals superstar outfielder Juan Soto. The Nationals could still hold on to Soto, who won’t reach the free hand until 2025. But he recently turned down a $440 million, 15-year extension with Washington, prompting trade expectations.
The Padres, Cardinals and Dodgers are considered the three teams with the best chances of landing Soto while we wait and see what might happen.
As already mentioned, there have already been many big deals. Follow all the biggest pre-deadline trades below.
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Tuesday, Aug. 2 (deadline)
Twins trade for Orioles RHP Jorge Lopez
In the first deal on the actual day of the trade deadline, the Twins acquired replacement Baltimore pitcher Jorge Lopez in exchange for RHP Yennier Cano and other prospects. Lopez makes 19 saves a year.
Monday, August 1st
Braves trade for Astros’ Jake Odorizzi, Tigers’ Robbie Grossman
The Braves made two major deals Monday night by bringing in starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi while sending Will Smith to Houston. In a separate deal with Detroit, Atlanta acquired outfielder Robbie Grossman for potential Kris Anglin. Grossman is hitting just .205 this year, but hitting .364 from left-handed pitchers.
Pirates sell Jose Quintana to Cardinals
The St. Louis Cardinals got some much-needed jump-start when they got lefthand Jose Quintana from division foe Pittsburgh. Quintana is 3-5 with a 3.50 ERA and 89 strikeouts in 20 starts. The Cardinals also brought reliever Chris Stratton and Snets John Oviedo and Malcolm Nunez to Pittsburgh.
Red Sox trade Jake Diekman for White Sox for Reese McGuire
To replace Vasquez, the Red Sox traded for White Sox catcher Reese McGuire. Chicago gets Jake Diekman, a left assist with a 4.23 ERA in 44 appearances this season.
Royals trade Emmanuel Rivera for Luke Weaver to Diamondbacks
Kansas City sent third baseman Emmanuel Rivera to the Diamondbacks for pitcher Luke Weaver. Rivera, 26, has accumulated 92 major league games over the past two years. Weaver has a 7.71 ERA in just 16.1 IP this season.
Swap the Red Sox for Tommy Pham’s Reds
The Red Sox acquired Tommy Pham, 34, for a player to be named later. Pham hits .238 with 11 homers in 2022.
Astros acquire Christian Vazquez from Red Sox
Shortly after Mancini’s acquisition, the Astros got Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez, who was already in the building as the Red Sox visit the Astros this week. In return, the Red Sox got two 23-year-old prospects: Enmanuel Valdez and Wilyer Abreu.
Astros get Trey Mancini from Orioles in three-way deal
Mancini was a hot name coming into deadline season, and Houston caught him on Monday. The Astros also acquired pitching prospect Jayden Murray from the Rays. Tampa Bay added Houston outfielder Jose Siri, while the Orioles received two pitching prospects: the Rays’ Seth Johnson and the Astros’ Chayce McDermott.
Yankees trade for Frankie Montas, Lou Trivino from A’s
Another big pitching deal for the New York Yankees on Monday when they acquired Oakland ace Frankie Montas, who is just 29 and has a 3.18 ERA in 19 starts this season. They also get helpers Lou Trivino, 30, has a 6.47 ERA in 39 appearances this year. The Yankees sent back a platoon with LHP Ken Waldichuk (No. 5 in the Yankees’ system), RHP Luis Medina (No. 10), LHP JP Sears (No. 20) and INF Cooper Bowman (No. 21).
Padres acquires Josh Hader from Brewers in major deal
The Padres traded closers in a trade package that brought star relief Josh Hader to San Diego. Hader, a four-time All-Star, leads MLB with 29 saves this year. San Diego sent closer Taylor Rodgers, who has 28 saves this season, and pitcher Robert Gasser, outfielder Esteury Ruiz and pitcher Dinelson Lamet.
Yankees acquire RHP Scott Efross from Cubs
The Yankees needed some bullpen help ahead of their pennant run and they got a good one in Chicago’s Scott Effross. Chicago received right-handed pitcher Hayden Wesneski, New York’s No. 7.
Rays acquires OF David Peralta from Diamondbacks
The Diamondbacks received catcher Christian Cerda, 19. Peralta is currently batting a .248 this season as he joins a Rays team struggling with numerous injury woes.
Dodgers acquire RHP Chris Martin from Cubs
Some bullpen help for the Dodgers, a new helper in the Cubs’ Chris Martin. Chicago brought back utility player Zach McKinstry from Los Angeles.
29th of July
Mariners trade for Reds ace Luis Castillo
The Mariners took a big step in their quest to reach the playoffs. Your starting rotation is now up there with some of the best baseball players on paper. Cincinnati is taking back four prospects: Noelvi Marte, Edwin Arroyo, Andrew Moore and Levi Stoudt.
Mets take on Tyler Naquin, Reds’ Phillip Diehl
Cincinnati received minor league right-hander Jose Acuna and second baseman Hector Rodriguez.
Yankees acquire OF Andrew Benintendi from Royals
New York sent three pitching prospects to Kansas City as part of the deal for Benintendi, who won a World Series ring with the Red Sox in 2018.
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