Stormy Monday: 18 deals, 49 players, 1 frenetic pace
MLB blows doors off one of busiest Deadline days in decades
By Austin Laymance, Manny Randhawa and Chad Thornburg
It was a wild day around Major League Baseball as the dust settled on Monday's non-waiver Trade Deadline. Teams were working deals down to the wire, seeking last-minute roster upgrades heading into the final two months of the regular season.
For weeks, trade buzz dominated the baseball news cycle. The trade season began in earnest July 14, when the Red Sox acquired Drew Pomeranz from the Padres in exchange for pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza, and from June 1 through the Deadline, 48 trades were completed, the most in at least 20 years. The previous high over the past two decades was 43, set last season. Monday was particularly busy leading up to the 4 p.m. ET cutoff; this year's 18 Deadline-day trades are the most since at least 1995.
Most All-Star selections by any player moved: Beltran, nine
Former Cy Young winners moved: None
Biggest trade: Seven players involved in the Cashner trade between the Padres and Marlins. San Diego sent Cashner, Colin Rea and Guerrero to Miami in exchange for Cosart, Castillo, Capps and Naylor.
Part of the trade didn't stick, however. After Rea exited his first Marlins start with a right elbow sprain, he was sent back to the Padres for Castillo.
Highest career WAR among players traded: Beltran, 70.2 (per Baseball Reference)
Trades from Monday:
There was a flurry of activity as a total of 18 trades were made, involving 20 teams, prior to the 4 p.m. ET Deadline. And some big names were moved, including six All-Stars. Here's each trade that was made, along with MLB.com's coverage of the deal.
The Rangers acquire right fielder Carlos Beltran and cash from the Yankees for right-handed pitching prospects Nick Green, Erik Swanson and Dillon Tate. More >>
The Rangers acquire catcher Jonathan Lucroy and right-handed reliever Jeremy Jeffress from the Brewers for center-field prospect Lewis Brinson, right-handed pitching prospect Luis Ortiz and a player to be named later. More >>
The Mets acquire right fielder Jay Bruce from the Reds for second baseman Dilson Herrera and left-handed pitching prospect Max Wotell. More >>
The Mets acquire left-handed pitcher Jonathon Niese from the Pirates for left-handed reliever Antonio Bastardo. More >>
The Dodgers acquire right-handed starter Rich Hill and right fielder Josh Reddick from the Athletics for right-handed pitching prospects Frankie Montas, Grant Holmes and Jharel Cotton. More >>
The Dodgers acquire right-handed reliever Jesse Chavez from the Blue Jays for right-handed pitcher Mike Bolsinger. More >>
The Dodgers acquire right-handed reliever Josh Fields from the Astros for first base prospect Yordan Alvarez. More >>
The Giants acquire left-handed starter Matt Moore from the Rays for third baseman Matt Duffy, shortstop prospect Lucius Fox and right-handed pitching prospect Michael Santos. More >>
The Giants acquire left-handed reliever Will Smith from the Brewers for catcher Andrew Susac and right-handed pitching prospect Phil Bickford. More >>