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MLB trade deadline wrap: Cubs deal Bryant (Giants), Baez (Mets) and Kimbrel (White Sox); Braves reload

  • July 30, 2021

LHP Andrew Heaney from Angels

Cardinals get LHP Jon Lester from Nationals

Cardinals get LHP J.A. Happ from Twins

Blue Jays get RHP Joakim Soria from Diamondbacks

Cardinals get LHP Jon Lester from Nationals

Red Sox get RHP Hansel Robles from Twins

– Red Sox get RHP Austin Davis from PIrates

Padres get OF Jake Marisnick from Cubs

Brewers get RHP John Curtiss from Marlins

Phillies get infielder Freddy Galvis from Orioles

four-time All-Star Kris Bryant on Friday, the final major chess move in a National League West race that has been taut all season.

A’s add Yan Gomes, Josh Harrison

The Oakland A’s, holding the second wild-card slot in the AL, swooped in for the final pieces of the Washington Nationals’ sale, acquiring catcher Yan Gomes and utilityman Josh Harrison. 

Washington, according to multiple reports, will receive three A’s prospects: catcher Drew Millas and pitchers Richard Guasch and Seth Shuman. 

Gomes and Harrison have been among the Nationals’ most productive players this season, and they join a deadline haul in Oakland that includes center fielder Starling Marte and reliever A

Phils get Kyle Gibson, Ian Kennedy

The eternally pitching-poor Phillies shored up their rotation and bullpen in one costly move, acquiring Kyle Gibson and closer Ian Kennedy from Texas in exchange for Spencer Howard, one of their most promising young pitchers, multiple outlets reported. 

Philadelphia entered play Friday 3 1/2 games behind the Mets in the NL East, and recently lost starter Zack Eflin to the injured list. Gibson, a 2021 All-Star, will join Zack Wheeler and Aaron Nola to form a very solid front three for the rotation. 

acquired Craig Kimbrel from the Cubs, sending the most dominant relief arm on the market from Wrigleyville to 35th and Shields.

The price was stiff – injured second baseman Nick Madrigal and reliever Codi Heuer – but the upside enormous: Good luck scoring after the fifth inning against All-Stars Kimbrel and Liam Hendriks, along with power arms Michael Kopech and Garrett Crochet and righty Ryan Tepera, acquired Thursday from the Cubs.

dealing Jose Berríos to the Toronto Blue Jays. for two significant prospects. And with Berríos off the market, teams may find themselves scrambling for a mid-range pitching prize: Michael Pineda. The former Yankee has recovered from a bout of elbow inflammation and has consistently pitched to a 1.18 WHIP over the course of his career. Several playoff contenders could do worse than anoint him their No. 2 starter.

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