Here is every Trade Deadline deal

August 1st, 2023 tracked every deal made leading up to the Trade Deadline.

Aug. 1: Astros acquire RHP Justin Verlander and cash from Mets for OF Drew Gilbert and OF Ryan Clifford

Less than a season after Verlander left the Astros to sign with the Mets, the veteran right-hander is going back to Houston. Verlander pitched for the Astros from 2017-22 and won two of his three career Cy Young Awards as well as two World Series titles.

The 40-year-old came to the Mets in December on a two-year, $86.6 million deal that matched Max Scherzer’s contract for the highest average annual value in Major League history. The agreement includes a $35 million vesting option that becomes a player option if Verlander pitches at least 140 innings next year. The Mets will send $35 million to the Astros to cover some of Verlander's 2023-24 salary and an additional $17.5 million to Houston if Verlander's 2025 option vests, a source told's Mark Feinsand.

New York's return includes Houston's No. 1 (Gilbert) and No. 4 (Clifford) prospects. Gilbert, who ranks 68th on MLB Pipeline's Top 100 list, has hit .274 with 12 homers and an .822 OPS over 81 games in his first full professional season after being selected with a first-round pick in the 2022 MLB Draft. The 22-year-old has spent most of this season in Double-A. Clifford, another 2022 MLB Draft pick (11th round), has posted a .291/.399/.520 slash with 18 homers over 83 games in the Minors this year, reaching High-A. Full story »

Aug. 1: Orioles acquire RHP Jack Flaherty from Cardinals for INF César Prieto, LHP Drew Rom and RHP Zack Showalter

The AL East-leading Orioles acquired the 27-year-old Flaherty mere minutes before the Trade Deadline passed. The impending free agent had a 4.43 ERA, 106 strikeouts and 54 walks in 109 2/3 innings with the Cardinals. After enduring multiple injury-plagued seasons, Flaherty has exceeded 100 innings in a season for the first time since 2019. He’ll enhance an Orioles rotation that is middle of the pack by most measures.

Heading to St. Louis are two prospects who were ranked No. 16 (Prieto) and 18 (Rom) in the Orioles system according to MLB Pipeline, as well as Showalter. The Cardinals were one of the most active sellers at the deadline and continued to beef up their system with two players in the upper Minors. Prieto had an .868 OPS and just 27 strikeouts in 85 games across Double-A and Triple-A with Baltimore. Rom had a 5.34 ERA and 100 strikeouts in 86 innings in Triple-A. Full story »

Aug. 1: Blue Jays acquire SS Paul DeJong and cash from Cardinals for RHP Matt Svanson

One day after Bo Bichette exited a game with a right knee injury, the Blue Jays acquired some insurance in DeJong, a seven-year veteran who has hit .233/.305/.426 with 115 homers as a big leaguer, spending his entire career with St. Louis. That includes a .233/.297/.412 slash with 13 homers over 81 games in 2023. The 29-year-old is in the final year of a six-year, $26 million contract but has club options for 2024 and 2025.

This is the second trade in a matter of days between the Cards and Blue Jays, who previously acquired reliever Jordan Hicks from St. Louis.

In exchange for DeJong, Toronto sends Svanson, a 13th-round Draft pick in 2021, to the Cards. The 24-year-old owns a 1.11 ERA with 39 K's over 32 1/3 innings in the Minors this season, reaching High-A. Full story »

Aug. 1: Phillies acquire RHP Michael Lorenzen from Tigers for INF Hao-Yu Lee

An All-Star this season, Lorenzen has compiled a 3.58 ERA in 19 starts, including a 1.14 ERA in five starts in July. He has a walk rate of 6.5 percent (which is close to his career best) and has a WHIP of 1.098, which would be his career high in a season when he was a full-time starter.

Lee, the Phillies' No. 5 prospect, has hit .283 since getting promoted to High-A, and is known for his advanced approach at the plate. He can play second base, shortstop and third base, but will likely stick at second base in the bigs. Full story »

Aug. 1: Padres acquire RHP Scott Barlow from Royals for RHP Henry Williams

The Padres made a move to bolster their bullpen with Barlow, a 30-year-old right-hander who is under club control through the 2024 season. This has been an uneven season for Barlow, who posted a 5.35 ERA over 38 appearances for Kansas City while going 13-for-16 in save opportunities. Over his final 16 Royals appearances, he allowed 22 hits, 11 walks and 14 earned runs over 15 2/3 innings (8.04 ERA).

That being said, Barlow brings a solid track record with him to San Diego. From 2021-22, he made the ninth-most appearances in the Majors (140), to go along with a 2.30 ERA and 10.2 strikeouts per nine innings. If Barlow can get back on track, he could provide solid setup work for closer Josh Hader down the stretch. Full story »

Aug. 1: Marlins acquire Josh Bell from Guardians for INF Jean Segura and INF Kahlil Watson

In one of the more fascinating moves of the Trade Deadline, the Marlins acquired Bell amidst various other moves the club was making. In his first year with the Guardians, Bell had a .701 OPS and 11 home runs in 97 games. This marks the fifth team for Bell in the past four seasons.

The Guardians received the veteran infielder Segura, who was subsequently released by the club. Segura was signed through the 2024 season. Perhaps most notable was the inclusion of Watson, the 16th overall pick in the 2021 MLB Draft. Watson had a .727 OPS with nine home runs and 14 stolen bases in 60 games this year in the lower levels of the Minors with the Marlins. Full story »

Aug. 1: Padres acquire LHP Rich Hill and 1B Ji Man Choi from Pirates for LHP Jackson Wolf, OF Estuar Suero and 1B Alfonso Rivas

Despite being the oldest player in Major League Baseball, the 43-year-old Hill has proven himself still capable of covering innings. Across 22 starts, Hill owns a 4.76 ERA and 4.46 FIP. Hill’s 119 innings are the second-most thrown by a Pirates starter this season.

A left Achilles strain in April cost Choi nearly three months of action, but since returning on July 7, the lefty batter has a .930 OPS with four home runs and a 140 wRC+.

The 6-foot-7 Wolf is the highlight of the return package for Pittsburgh. The Padres' No. 16 prospect possesses an above-average slider and curveball that play well off of his fastball, which ranges between 88-92 mph. He allowed three runs in a five-inning start during his MLB debut on July 22. He struck out 105 batters in 88 1/3 innings at Double-A San Antonio this year. Full story »

Aug. 1: D-backs acquire Tommy Pham for INF Jeremy Rodriguez

The D-backs swung a trade with the busy Mets for Pham, with the Mets receiving Minor League infielder Jeremy Rodriguez in return. Pham, who is on a one-year, $6 million deal, split his time between left field and DH, and hit .268/.348/.472 over 79 games.

No stranger to Deadline deals, Pham went from the Cardinals to the Rays in 2018 and from the Reds to the Red Sox last summer.

Rodriguez, 17, has a .250/.368/.751 slash line with two home runs, 18 RBIs and 12 stolen bases with the D-backs Arizona Rookie League team. Full story »

Aug. 1: Yankees acquire RHP Keynan Middleton from White Sox for RHP Juan Carela

Middleton, a 29-year-old relief pitcher, will be pitching for his fifth team in four seasons, also having played with the Angels, Mariners, D-backs and White Sox since 2020. Middleton is averaging a career-high 11.6 K/9 IP this season, and he has a career-low .221 expected batting average allowed, via Statcast. A free agent at the end of this season, Middleton will provide depth to a Yankees bullpen that already features Wandy Peralta, Ian Hamilton, Michael King and Albert Abreu, in addition to closer Clay Holmes.

Carela has been in the Yankees’ organization since 2019, but is still only 21 years old. At High-A in 2023, the starting pitcher currently has a 2-4 record and 3.67 ERA, along with 11.8 K/9 IP. Full story »

Aug. 1: Marlins acquire 3B Jake Burger from White Sox for LHP Jake Eder

Burger, who is controllable through 2028, brings some much needed power to the Marlins’ lineup. The 27-year-old has 25 homers this season, nine more than any other hitter on the Marlins besides Jorge Soler (25), albeit with a .214 average, a .279 OBP and a 31.6% strikeout rate.

Eder, Miami’s No. 4 prospect prior to the trade, made his return from Tommy John surgery earlier this year and has notched a 4.12 ERA with an 11.0 K/9 over nine starts in the Minors. Full story »

Aug. 1: Brewers acquire LHP Andrew Chafin from D-backs for RHP Peter Strzelecki

Chafin, who is on a one-year, $6.23 million deal, has a 4.19 ERA with eight saves in 34 1/3 innings this season. He entered last week with an ERA of 2.97, but allowed five runs against the Cardinals on July 24. He had a 2.29 ERA in 126 innings across 2021 and '22. He has a club option of $7.25 million for next season with a $750,000 buyout.

Strzelecki is a 28-year-old righty who has posted a 3.69 ERA in 66 appearances over the past two seasons (4.54 ERA in 2023) after making his MLB debut last year. Full story »

Aug. 1: Rangers acquire C Austin Hedges from Pirates for international bonus pool money

In need of catching help with Jonah Heim on the IL, the Rangers swung a deal for one of the only notable backstops on the market. Hedges doesn't offer much with the bat, as he's a lifetime .189/.247/.323 hittter, but he's one of the best defensive catchers in the game. The Pirates signed him to a one-year, $5 million deal last offseason. Full story »

Aug. 1: Padres acquire 1B Garrett Cooper and RHP Sean Reynolds from Marlins for LHP Ryan Weathers

The Padres, who have struggled to get much production out of first base in 2023, add Cooper, who hit .256/.296/.426 with 13 home runs and 46 RBIs in 82 games with the Marlins. The 32-year-old is a free agent at the end of the season.

Reynolds, who MLB Pipeline ranked the Marlins' No. 21 prospect, has posted a combined 2.77 ERA with 54 strikeouts and 23 walks in 48 2/3 innings between Double-A Pensacola and Triple-A Jacksonville in 2023. Weathers, the Padres' first-round pick in 2018, has split the 2023 season between San Diego and Triple-A El Paso. In 12 big league appearances (10 starts), he has pitched to a 6.25 ERA with a 1.61 WHIP and 29 strikeouts in 44 2/3 IP.

Aug. 1: Braves acquire LHP Brad Hand from Rockies for RHP Alec Barger

The Braves have picked up a second reliever from the Rockies in about a week. Hand has a 4.54 ERA this season, but he has held lefty batters to a .140/.276/.204 slash line with Colorado. His addition comes after the Braves traded for right-hander Pierce Johnson from the Rockies on July 24. Hand will now be playing on his seventh club since 2020.

Barger, the Braves' 17th-round Draft pick in 2019, recorded a 3.29 ERA in 30 relief appearances at Double-A Mississippi. Full story »

Aug. 1: Mets acquire Phil Bickford and Adam Kolarek from Dodgers for cash

Bickford, a Los Angeles native, played for his hometown team from 2021-23 as a relief pitcher. The 28-year-old’s performance has regressed in 2023, as his ERA (5.14), FIP (4.39) and WHIP (1.524) were all his highest in a season with the Dodgers. Bickford will be a free agent at the end of this season.

Kolarek was originally a Mets Draft pick way back in 2010, and he was in New York’s organization from 2010-15, reaching as high as Triple-A. He first appeared in the Majors in 2017 with Tampa Bay, and he has a 3.73 ERA in 144 2/3 career innings, though he’s only appeared in one game this season. The 34-year-old will also be a free agent at the end of this season.

Aug. 1: Dodgers acquire LHP Ryan Yarbrough from Royals for 1B Devin Mann and SS Derlin Figueroa

The Dodgers made another move to bolster their pitching staff right before Tuesday's Trade Deadline, acquiring Yarbrough from the Royals. He missed 55 games after being struck in the face by a line drive, but has been nothing but excellent in his return. The 31-year-old had a 2.19 ERA in four starts during the month of July, allowing just six runs in 24 2/3 innings with 15 strikeouts and just two walks. He has a 4.24 ERA this year, but as a starter, he’s pitched to a 3.08 ERA.

Devin Mann (L.A.'s No. 29 prospect) was hitting .307 in 89 games at Triple-A, while Figueroa, 19 was hitting .237 with three home runs in 31 games in the Arizona Complex League. Full story »

Aug. 1: Red Sox acquire INF Luis Urías from Brewers for RHP Bradley Blalock

Boston adds middle infield depth in the form of Urías, who has seen little game action thus far in 2023, having spent the first two months of the season sidelined with a strained left hamstring. He returned from the injured list on June 5 and hit .145/.299/.236 in 20 games with the Brewers before being optioned to Triple-A Nashville on June 29.

Blalock, a 32nd-round pick by the Red Sox in 2019, has posted a combined 2.19 ERA and 1.01 WHIP across 11 starts with Single-A Salem and High-A Greenville this season. Full story »

Aug. 1: Phillies acquire INF Rodolfo Castro from Pirates for LHP Bailey Falter

The 24-year-old Castro has played second base, third base and shortstop throughout his three MLB seasons, though he’s primarily played in the middle infield this year. A career .226/.299/.396 hitter, Castro will provide depth behind Philadelphia’s starting middle infield of Trea Turner and Bryson Stott. Castro will be a free agent after this season.

Falter, a 26-year-old starting pitcher who was drafted in 2015, looked to be a core part of the Phillies’ future after he went 6-4 with a 3.86 ERA for the 2022 team that reached the World Series. But his 2023 season has not gone as well, as he went 0-7 with a 5.13 ERA in eight appearances (seven starts) before being sent down to Triple-A in May. Falter will also be a free agent after this season.

Aug. 1: Angels acquire RHP Dominic Leone from Mets for INF Jeremiah Jackson

Leone was one of the final players moved in the Mets’ wholesale changes over the last few days. In 30 2/3 innings with the Mets, Leone had a 4.40 ERA and 33 strikeouts. He’s yet another addition for the Angels, who have been one of the most active buyers at this year’s Deadline.

Heading to the Mets is Jackson, an infielder who was ranked as the No. 9 prospect in the Angels system. The 2018 second-round pick had a .768 OPS with 15 home runs and 21 stolen bases in 82 Double-A games.

Aug. 1: Yankees acquire RHP Spencer Howard from Rangers for cash

A second-round pick by the Phillies in 2017, Howard has a 3-11 record and 7.20 ERA in 38 career appearances, 29 of which have been starts. This season specifically, though, all three of his appearances have come as a reliever, as he fell out of the Rangers’ rotation after starting eight games for Texas a year ago. The 27-year-old will be a free agent at the end of this season.

Aug. 1: Rays acquire C Alex Jackson from Brewers for RHP Evan McKendry

Jackson, 27, has hit .141 across 66 MLB games, with his last MLB stint coming in a five-game cameo with the Brewers last season. He's also seen time with the Braves and Marlins. He was hitting .286 in 45 games at Triple-A prior to the trade.

McKendry, 25, was 8-3 with a 4.00 ERA in 96 2/3 innings this year in Triple-A for the Reds.

Aug. 1: White Sox acquire RHP Luis Patiño from Rays for cash

Patiño is a former highly ranked prospect who landed in Tampa Bay as part of the return the Padres sent to the Rays for left-hander Blake Snell in 2020. Still only 23 years old, the right-hander has posted a 5.23 ERA in 118 2/3 innings over parts of four seasons during his injury-plagued MLB career.

Aug. 1: Mariners acquire RHP Eduard Bazardo from Orioles for RHP Logan Rinehart

Bazardo, 27, will head to the Mariners after being designated for assignment by the Orioles on July 30. He appeared in three games for the Orioles, allowing four runs in 2 1/3 innings. Prior to joining Baltimore, he was with the Red Sox, where he had a 2.33 ERA in 19 1/3 innings across the 2021 and '22 seasons.

Rinehart has spent all of this season in High-A, where he's tallied a 2.84 ERA and 10 saves in 38 innings. He was selected by the Mariners in the 16th round of the 2019 Draft.

Aug. 1: Rockies acquire LHP Justin Bruihl from Dodgers for cash

Bruihl, who was designated for assignment on July 28, owns a 4.07 ERA in 20 games with the Dodgers this season. The 26-year-old has pitched in three big league seasons, all with L.A.

Aug. 1: Rays acquire RHP Adrian Sampson and RHP Manuel Rodríguez from Cubs for RHP Josh Roberson

Sampson posted a 3.11 ERA while making 21 appearances (19 starts) for the Cubs this season. He produced an impressive 1.63 ERA in seven starts during July. The 31-year-old is in his first year of arbitration and will be under club control through the 2026 season. He previously pitched for the Mariners (2016) and Rangers (2018-19) but had his best years on Chicago's North Side, totaling a 139 ERA+ over 139 1/3 innings since the start of 2022.

Rodríguez, 26, posted a 4.42 ERA through 38 2/3 innings this year at Triple-A Iowa. He pitched 31 1/3 frames (34 appearances) out of the Cubs' bullpen between 2021 and '22. He struck out 24 batters and walked 21 during that span. The Rays also received international free agent money in the deal.

The 27-year-old Roberson has yet to appear in the big leagues. A 12th-round Draft pick by the Marlins in 2017, he pitched to a 4.50 ERA across 36 innings in relief at Triple-A Durham this season.

Aug. 1: Royals acquire LHP Tucker Davidson from Angels for cash

Davidson recorded a 6.54 ERA through 18 relief appearances for the Angels before he was designated for assignment on July 27. A four-year Major League veteran, Davidson owns a 6.15 career ERA across 105 1/3 innings split between the Angels and Braves.

July 31: D-backs acquire 3B Jace Peterson from A's for RHP Chad Patrick

Peterson has been the primary third baseman for the A's this year. The 33-year-old is hitting .221 with six home runs and 11 stolen bases. The D-backs will be the seventh MLB team for Peterson, who is now in his 10th season. Patrick, 24, has a 4.71 ERA in 19 starts with Double-A Amarillo this season. The right-hander has struck out 90 batters in 91 1/3 innings. Arizona also received cash in the deal. Full story »

July 31: Reds acquire LHP Sam Moll from A's for RHP Joe Boyle

A left-handed reliever, Moll owns a 4.54 ERA in 37 2/3 innings for the A's. He has struck out 46 batters and ranks in the top five in barrel rate among qualified pitchers. Boyle, the Reds' No. 28 prospect, has had an interesting season with Double-A Chattanooga, striking out 122 batters and walking 75 in 84 innings. Boyle, a 23-year-old out of Notre Dame, has a 4.50 ERA this season. Cincinnati also received international bonus pool money from Oakland in the deal. Full story »

July 31: Cubs acquire RHP Jose Cuas from Royals for OF Nelson Velázquez

Cuas has appeared in 45 games for the Royals, including one start. The right-hander has a 4.54 ERA with 52 strikeouts in his 41 2/3 innings of work. Cuas, 29, made his Major League debut in 2022 with Kansas City.

Velázquez, 24, also debuted in 2022 but has played just 13 MLB games with the Cubs. The slugging outfielder was productive in his limited time with Chicago, batting .241 with two doubles, three homers and a .621 slugging percentage. He had an .803 OPS with 15 doubles and 16 home runs at Triple-A Iowa. Full story »

July 31: Giants acquire OF AJ Pollock and UTIL Mark Mathias from Mariners for PTBNL

Pollock is no stranger to the National League West, as he spent 10 years in the division during his stints with the D-backs and Dodgers. He's currently on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain, but is on track to be activated on Tuesday. He's hit just .173 this season, but has gone 5-for-17 in July.

Mathias, who is currently in Triple-A, hit in 22 MLB games this season with the Pirates. The 28-year-old has hit .249 in 68 games in the bigs and has played every position but shortstop and catcher in his career. Full story »

July 31: Cubs acquire 3B Jeimer Candelario from Nationals for SS Kevin Made and LHP DJ Herz

Candelario getting traded was a matter of if, not when, as the 29-year-old switch-hitter was on a one-year, $5 million contract on a Nationals team that's destined for a losing record. A former Cubs prospect who played 16 games with the club in 2016 and '17, is hitting .258 with 16 home runs and 53 RBIs. He ranks in the 93rd percentile in Outs Above Average at third base and can also play first base.

Made, the Cubs' No. 14 prospect per MLB Pipeline, is hitting .240 in High-A this season, and is still only 20 years old. Herz, the club's No. 16 prospect, has been a starter in the Cubs' system, but some experts believe his future is in the bullpen. He's tallied a 3.97 ERA in 59 innings at Double-A this season. Full story »

July 31: Brewers acquire OF Mark Canha from Mets for RHP Justin Jarvis

Canha, an impending free agent, is joining a Brewers outfield that currently consists of former MVP Christian Yelich and three rookies in Sal Frelick, Blake Perkins and Joey Wiemer. Canha is hitting .245 this season with six home runs and 29 RBIs, and is hitting .255 against right-handed pitching, which is better than Perkins and Wiemer's splits against rightys.

Jarvis, the Brewers' No. 30 prospect, had a 3.33 ERA in 75 2/3 innings in Double-A this season, but has a 10.80 ERA in 11 2/3 innings since being promoted to Triple-A. Full story »

July 31: D-backs acquire RHP Paul Sewald from Mariners for INF Josh Rojas, OF/1B Dominic Canzone and INF Ryan Bliss

The D-backs bolstered the back end of their bullpen with the acquisition of Sewald, who is in the middle of his second straight season with 20+ saves. The 33-year-old is 3-1 with a 2.93 ERA in 43 innings this season, and is coming off a season in which he had a 2.67 ERA in 64 innings.

In return, the Mariners are getting two MLB-ready players in Rojas and Canzone, and another who's not far behind them in Bliss. Rojas has the most big league experience of the three, having played in 381 games across five seasons with the D-backs. He's only hitting .228 in 59 games this season, but hit .269 with 56 RBIs in '22, and can play second base, third base, shortstop and the outfield. Canzone, the D-backs' No. 19 prospect per MLB Pipeline, made his MLB debut earlier this year, and has hit .237 in 15 games. Bliss is the D-backs' No. 29 prospect, and has hit .332 across Double-A and Triple-A this season, and will likely end up as a second baseman in the bigs. Full story »

July 31: Rays acquire RHP Aaron Civale from Guardians for 1B Kyle Manzardo

The Rays bolstered their starting rotation Monday by adding Civale, who has posted a 2.24 ERA in 11 starts since returning from the injured list on June 2. He's been even better in July, allowing only six earned runs through 37 1/3 innings (1.45 ERA) while holding batters to a .176 average and a .458 OPS. He is also a controllable asset who won't be eligible for free agency until after the 2025 season.

Civale joins a Rays staff that has lost starters Drew Rasmussen and Jeffrey Springs for the year due to injuries and has seen highly touted rookie Taj Bradley struggle to a 5.67 ERA across 16 starts in his debut year.

Manzardo, the No. 37 prospect in baseball according to MLB Pipeline, was the Rays' Minor League Player of the Year in 2022. The lefty first baseman slugged 22 homers and registered a 1.043 OPS between High-A and Double-A last year. He hasn't experienced as much success in 2023, logging a .238/.342/.442 slash line in 73 games at Triple-A. He turned 23 earlier this month. Full story »

July 30: Angels acquire 1B CJ Cron and OF Randal Grichuk from Rockies for RHP Jake Madden and LHP Mason Albright

On Thursday, the Angels signaled their intent to buy when they took Shohei Ohtani off the trade market and traded for RHP Lucas Giolito and RHP Reynaldo López. That continued on Sunday when the Angels swung a trade for Cron and Grichuk, two former members of the Angels organization who will add right-handed thump to their lineup. Cron has a .780 OPS and 11 home runs in 224 plate appearances this season. Grichuk has a .860 OPS in 64 games.

Colorado, which also sent $2 million to the Angels, gets back right-hander Jake Madden (the Angels' No. 8 prospect) and left-hander Mason Albright (No. 28). Full story »

July 30: Braves acquire INF Nicky Lopez from Royals for LHP Taylor Hearn

Lopez, 28, can play all around the diamond, and is hitting .210 with 13 RBIs in 67 games this season. He's hit .248 across five Major League seasons with the Royals. His best season came in 2021 when he hit .300 with 43 RBIs, 21 doubles and 22 steals. He's mostly played second base, third base and shortstop in his career, but can play first base and left field in a pinch. 

This is the second time Hearn's been dealt this Deadline, as he was acquired by the Braves less than a week ago after he was designated for assignment by the Rangers. He appeared in four games for the Braves and allowed eight earned runs in seven innings. Full story »

July 30: Rangers acquire LHP Jordan Montgomery and RHP Chris Stratton from Cardinals for SS Thomas Saggese, RHP Tekoah Roby and LHP John King

About 30 minutes after the Cardinals traded reliever Jordan Hicks, they struck again by agreeing to deal Montgomery and Stratton to the Rangers, who are in the process of remaking their rotation on the fly. Montgomery, whom the Cardinals acquired at the Deadline last year, will provide additional reinforcements to a Texas team that placed starter Nathan Eovaldi on the injured list earlier in the day with a forearm injury.

Both Roby (No. 11) and Saggese (No. 14) were among the Rangers' Top 30 prospects, while King has a 4.27 ERA in 126 1/3 MLB innings with the Rangers over the past four seasons.

While Roby is struggling a bit this season (2-3, 5.05 ERA in Double-A), he was a third-round pick in 2020, and features a four-pitch repertoire led by a fastball that can reach 96 mph. Saggese (another 2020 Draft pick) is hitting .314 this season in Double-A, and is a career .299 hitter in three Minor League seasons. Full story »

July 30: Blue Jays acquire RHP Jordan Hicks from Cardinals for RHPs Sem Robberse and Adam Kloffenstein

Needing a boost at the back of their bullpen, the Blue Jays acquired the fireballer Hicks one day after they placed closer Jordan Romano on the 15-day injured list due to lower back inflammation.

Hicks, who is on an expiring contract, has put up his best season since 2019. He owns a 3.67 ERA with 59 strikeouts through 41 2/3 innings. Since June 14, he has gone 8-for-9 in save opportunities while permitting only three earned runs over 15 innings (14 appearances). His .202 expected batting average and .268 expected slugging percentage are among the best in the big leagues. The 26-year-old possesses a 100-mph sinker as well as a four-seam fastball that averages 101 mph. He has thrown 373 pitches at 100 mph or harder this season, the most of any hurler.

Robberse was the Blue Jays' No. 7 prospect. Signed out of the Netherlands in 2019, he owns a 4.06 ERA with 86 strikeouts in 88 2/3 innings at Double-A this season. Kloffenstein, a third-round Draft pick in 2018, has posted a 3.24 ERA at Double-A with 105 K's in 89 innings this year. Full story »

July 29: Rangers acquire RHP Max Scherzer from Mets for INF Luisangel Acuña

Scherzer, the three-time Cy Young winner, is headed to the Rangers in a move that was made official on Sunday. Scherzer waived his no-trade clause and exercised his 2024 player option for $43.33 million. Scherzer had one of his best starts of the season on Friday night, holding the Nats to one run over seven innings with seven strikeouts, but the likely Hall of Famer has been uneven for most of the year, posting a 4.01 ERA with 121 strikeouts over 107 2/3 innings.

The Mets received infield prospect Luisangel Acuña, the Rangers' No. 3 prospect per MLB Pipeline (No. 44 overall) and the younger brother of Braves superstar Ronald Acuña Jr. The younger Acuña had an .830 OPS with 42 stolen bases in 84 games with the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders. Full story »

July 28: Astros acquire RHP Kendall Graveman from White Sox for C Korey Lee

For the second time in three years, Graveman has been acquired by the Astros at the Trade Deadline, as the club traded for the right-handed reliever at the 2021 Deadline when he was with the Mariners. Graveman turned a solid '21 showing with the Astros (3.13 ERA in 23 regular season innings, 1.64 ERA in 11 postseason innings) into a three-year, $24 million contract with the White Sox. He had a 3.30 ERA in 109 innings with the White Sox, and has a 4.00 career ERA in 629 2/3 innings.

Lee will head the other way after a four-year tenure in the Astros organization. The Astros selected Lee in the first round (No. 32 overall) of the 2019 Draft in the hopes he'd be their catcher of the future. He's hit .264 in 324 Minor League Games, and made his Major League debut last season, hitting .160 in 12 games. He's hitting .283 in 68 games at Triple-A this season. Full story »

July 28: Dodgers acquire RHP Lance Lynn and RHP Joe Kelly from White Sox for RHP Nick Nastrini, RHP Jordan Leasure and OF Trayce Thompson

Despite moving back into first place in the National League West, the Dodgers entered the Deadline in desperate need for starting pitching thanks to injuries to Clayton Kershaw, Ryan Pepiot, Noah Syndergaard, Walker Buehler and Dustin May.

Enter Lynn, who, despite struggling for most of the season, is a veteran starter who, at the very least, will eat some innings. Lynn, who waived his no-trade clause to go to the Dodgers, is in the midst of the tough year (6-9, 6.47 ERA in 119 2/3 innings) but has a career 3.71 ERA across five different franchises.

This will be Kelly's second stint with the Dodgers, as he spent the 2019, '20 and '21 campaigns with the club, and allowed one run in 3 2/3 innings in the postseason in 2020. He, like Lynn, is having a bit of a down year (4.97 ERA in 29 innings), but he's in the 99th percentile in fastball velocity and as a walk rate of 9.4. He has a $9.5 million team option for next season with a $1 million buyout. He missed the middle of July with elbow inflammation, but was activated from the injured list on July 23.

The White Sox return is highlighted by Nastrini, who was ranked as the Dodgers' No. 9 prospect per MLB Pipeline. The 23-year-old has a fastball, slider, curveball and changeup, but has struggled with his command in the past. He has a 4.03 ERA in 73 2/3 innings in Double-A this season. Leasure is unranked by Pipeline, but has a 3.09 ERA in with 56 strikeouts in 35 relief innings in Double-A this season. Full story »

July 28: Marlins acquire RHP David Robertson from Mets for INF Marco Vargas and C Ronald Hernández

The Marlins added another high-leverage option to their bullpen by acquiring Robertson. He's 14-for-17 in save opportunities in 2023, with a 2.05 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP in 40 appearances. His Statcast percentile rankings are well above average across the board: fastball spin (100th), xERA (92nd), xBA (89th) and barrel percentage (83rd).

The 15-year MLB veteran has 172 career saves, including one in the 2022 World Series as a member of the Phillies. Robertson joins Jorge Soler and Yuli Gurriel as members of the roster with a World Series ring (’09 Yankees). His 40 career postseason appearances rank second among active players, trailing only Kenley Jansen.

In exchange for Robertson, a rental piece with an expiring contract, the Marlins shipped 18-year-old infielder Vargas (No. 18 prospect) and 19-year-old catcher Hernández (No. 21). Both are playing in the Rookie-level Florida Complex League. Full story »

July 27: Brewers acquire 1B Carlos Santana from Pirates for SS Jhonny Severino

The Brewers made their first big move of the Trade Deadline Thursday by acquiring Santana, who should slot in as the team's everyday first baseman for the time being. Santana, 37, is slashing .235/.321/.412 with 12 home runs and 53 RBIs in 94 games for the Pirates this season, and is on a one-year contract.

First base has been a bit of a revolving door for the Brewers, as eight different players have manned the position for them this season. Rowdy Tellez opened the season at first base there, but he has only hit .213 in 79 games has been out for most of July with a forearm and finger injury. Owen Miller has taken the lion's share of time at first base since, but will likely slide back into a utility role due to the acquisition of the switch-hitting Santana.

Severino, 18, has hit .264 in 60 games across rookie ball, and was a $1.2 million international signing last summer. Full story »

July 26: Angels acquire RHPs Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo López from White Sox for LHP Ky Bush and C Edgar Quero

Hours after rumors of the Angels officially being in "buy mode" surfaced, the club made the first big splash of the 2023 Trade Deadline.

Gioltio and López, who were also acquired together by the White Sox as part of the Adam Eaton deal in 2016, will both be free agents at the end of the season. Giolito has returned to form after a rough 2022 season, pitching to a 3.79 ERA with 131 strikeouts in 121 innings. The 29-year-old was clearly considered by most to be one of the more desirable arms available and had been linked to the Astros, D-backs, Dodgers and Reds. Angels starters in particular have struggled to find their groove behind Ohtani -- the rotation's collective 4.62 ERA ranks 10th in the American League. López, who transitioned to a full-time bullpen role last season, has notably struggled with his command in 2023 (4.7 BB/9), but gives the Angels another late-inning option to spell Carlos Estévez and Matt Moore.

In return, the White Sox will receive Quero and Bush, respectively ranked the Angels' second and third-best prospects by MLB Pipeline ahead of the deal sending them to Chicago. Quero, a switch-hitting backstop, and Bush, a left-handed starter, have each spent the majority of the 2023 season with Double-A Birmingham. Full story »

July 26: Dodgers acquire SS Amed Rosario from Guardians for RHP Noah Syndergaard and cash

Rosario, who is in his final year of club control before hitting free agency, slashed .265/.306/.369 in 94 games with the Guardians. He’ll likely slide into the everyday shortstop role with the Dodgers, moving Miguel Rojas into a utility/bench role. With the recently-acquired Kiké Hernández in the mix, the Dodgers will have plenty of potential infield configurations moving forward.

Heading to Cleveland is Syndergaard, who had a 7.16 ERA in 12 starts in his first year with the Dodgers. The 30-year-old Syndergaard has not pitched since June 7 due to a blister on his right index finger. The Dodgers had previously planned for Syndergaard to make his third Minor League rehab start on July 27, which could have been his final test before returning to the Majors. Full story »

July 26: Marlins acquire RHP Jorge López from Twins for RHP Dylan Floro

The Marlins and Twins made a swap of right-handed relievers in this trade, with the Marlins acquiring López and the Twins receiving Floro in return.

López had come to Minnesota in a Trade Deadline deal with the Orioles last season, and he went 4-3 with a 4.81 ERA and seven saves in 60 appearances for the Twins. He was an All-Star in 2022 with Baltimore, recording 19 saves with a 1.68 ERA before being dealt.

Floro, 32, has gone 3-5 with a 4.54 ERA (39.2 IP, 20 ER), seven saves, 11 walks, 41 strikeouts, a 1.49 WHIP and a 9.3 strikeouts-per-9.0 innings ratio in 43 relief appearances for the Marlins this season. Full story »

July 26: Mariners acquire RHP Trent Thornton from Blue Jays for SS Mason McCoy

Thornton, who was designated for assignment last week when the Blue Jays acquired Génesis Cabrera, has allowed one run in 5 1/3 innings this year. The 29-year-old has a 4.77 ERA in 260 1/3 career innings. He began his career as a starter (he tossed 154 1/3 innings as a rookie in 2019) but has since shifted into the bullpen. He has a 4.17 ERA in 110 career innings as a reliever.

McCoy, a 28-year-old middle infielder, has spent the past three seasons at Triple-A with Baltimore and Seattle, where he's hit .238 with 41 home runs. He has yet to appear in the bigs. Full story »

July 26: Red Sox acquire RHP Mauricio Llovera from Giants for RHP Marques Johnson

Llovera, 27, allowed one run over 5 1/3 innings before being designated for assignment by San Francisco. The right-hander has recorded a 6.14 ERA in 29 appearances spanning four big league seasons.

July 25: Dodgers acquire SS Kiké Hernández from Red Sox for RHP Nick Robertson and RHP Justin Hagenman

After 2 1/2 years in Boston, Hernández is heading back to Los Angeles, where he played six seasons and was a key contributor on some stellar Dodgers teams. While Hernández isn't the player he was during his first stint in Los Angeles (he's hitting .222/.279/.320 with six home runs and 31 RBIs), he can play all over the diamond (he's played at shortstop, second base and centerfield this season) and will likely slot into a bench role. He also boasts a career .811 OPS against right-handed pitchers and has played in 69 postseason games, two things that the Dodgers undoubtedly value.

In return, the Red Sox grabbed two relievers who will likely enter the team's bullpen next season -- if not sooner. Robertson made his MLB debut earlier this season, compiling a 6.10 ERA in 10 1/3 innings. He has a 2.54 ERA in 28 1/3 innings in Triple-A this season. Hagenman has yet to appear in MLB, but has a 2.78 ERA in 55 innings in Triple-A. He went unselected in last year's Rule 5 draft, and will be eligible for Rule 5 again this winter. Full story »

July 24: Braves acquire RHP Pierce Johnson from Rockies for RHP Victor Vodnik and RHP Tanner Gordon

Johnson has a 6.00 ERA and 1.85 WHIP this season, but he's struck out 30.9% of the batters he's faced and was 13 for 15 in save chances with the Rockies. The Braves were in need of another right-hander in their bullpen with Jesse Chavez (left shin contusion) not close to a return and Nick Anderson going on the 60-day IL due to a right shoulder strain earlier this month.

In exchange for Johnson, a Denver native who signed a one-year contract with the Rockies in the offseason, Colorado got back Atlanta's No. 10 (Vodnik) and No. 26 (Gordon) prospects per MLB Pipeline. Full story »

July 24: Braves acquire LHP Taylor Hearn from Rangers

In addition to trading for Pierce Johnson, the Braves also picked up Hearn from Texas. The 28-year-old southpaw, who owns a career 5.11 ERA over 229 innings, was designated for assignment last week. Full story »

July 21: Blue Jays acquire LHP Génesis Cabrera from Cardinals for C Samuel Hernandez

Cabrera, who was designated for assignment by St. Louis on July 17, had a 5.06 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 32 innings for the Cardinals. Hernandez, a catcher selected in the 14th round of the '22 Draft, hit .213 with 14 extra-base hits in 42 games in the Florida Complex League and Single-A Dunedin.

July 19: Orioles acquire RHP Shintaro Fujinami from Athletics for LHP Easton Lucas

Fujinami, who signed a one-year, $3.25 million contract with the Athletics in the offseason, has a 8.57 ERA in 49 1/3 innings this season. He began the season as a starting pitcher, but was moved to the bullpen after he went 0-6 with a 14.26 ERA in seven starts. He's fared better in the bullpen (5.40 ERA) and has only allowed two earned runs in July.

Lucas has a 2.93 ERA in 30 2/3 innings across Double-A and Triple-A this season, and was one of three pitchers who threw a combined no-hitter for the Double-A Bowie Baysox earlier this year. Full story »

July 16: Cubs acquire C/1B P.J. Higgins from D-backs for cash

Higgins returns to the Cubs, with whom he played in 2021-22, hitting .210 with six homers in 83 games. He signed a Minor League deal with the D-backs this past offseason.

July 13: Padres acquire OF Ben Gamel from Rays for cash

Gamel, who has a .253 career batting average across seven Major League seasons, hit .276/.402/.463 with eight home runs in 59 games with Triple-A Durham this season.

July 13: White Sox acquire RHP Mike Mayers from Royals for cash

An eight-year veteran, Mayers had a 6.15 ERA over 26 1/3 innings for the Royals this season. He’d been pitching for Triple-A Omaha since he was outrighted off Kansas City’s 40-man roster in June.

July 12: Dodgers acquire RHP Tyson Miller from Brewers for cash

Miller threw 9 1/3 innings over seven relief appearances for Milwaukee this season and had a 5.79 ERA.

July 7: Giants acquire OF Jack Larsen from Mariners

Larsen, who has one big league plate appearance under his belt, hit .313 with 10 RBIs in 25 games for Triple-A Tacoma this season.

July 6: Guardians acquire RHP Chris Vallimont from Orioles for cash

Vallimont had been with the Orioles organization since the club claimed him off waivers from the Twins in May 2022. The 26-year-old made his MLB debut on July 3, getting two outs in a relief appearance against the Yankees.

July 4: Dodgers acquire SS Pat Valaika from Mariners for cash

Valaika last appeared in the Majors with the Orioles in 2021. He hit .240 with four homers and a .748 OPS for Triple-A Tacoma after signing a Minor League deal with Seattle in the offseason.

July 3: Mets acquire RHP Trevor Gott and RHP Chris Flexen from Mariners for LHP Zach Muckenhirn

In exchange for Gott, who has held right-handed batters to a .517 OPS this season, the Mets took Flexen and the roughly $4 million remaining on his contract, then immediately designated him for assignment to clear 40-man roster space. Full story »

June 30: Rangers acquire LHP Aroldis Chapman from Royals for LHP Cole Ragans and OF Roni Cabrera

The Rangers struck early to shore up their bullpen, acquiring the 35-year-old Chapman more than a month before the Deadline. Chapman, who signed a one-year, $3.75 million deal with the Royals in the offseason, has rejuvenated his career after posting a 4.46 ERA with a career-worst 10.7 K/9 and 1.54 K/BB ratio with the Yankees last season. With his velocity ticking back up, Chapman recorded a 2.45 ERA with a 16.3 K/9 and 2.65 K/BB ratio in 31 games for Kansas City. He joins a Rangers 'pen that entered Friday with the eighth-highest ERA (4.31) in MLB.

In exchange for Chapman, the Royals got back Ragans, the 30th overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft, as well as Cabrera, a 17-year-old outfielder currently playing in the Dominican Summer League. Full story »