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MLB Week-in-Review: Andrelton Simmons traded early, Jeremy Hellickson sent to Philadelphia

Baseball did not take a break, as several significant trades were made this week.

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Multiple trades were made and rumor season is here. A look at this week's action from around the league.

MLB Top Headlines:

Michael Brantley undergoes shoulder surgery

Brantley might not be ready for opening day after a right shoulder procedure.

Lance Lynn will miss entire 2016 season

Lynn will be sidelined as he recovers from Tommy John surgery.

Reds willing to move Jay Bruce, Aroldis Chapman

Cincinnati was active before the non-waiver trade deadline and appears willing to part with other top players.

Pirates make Mark Melancon available

Pittsburgh's closer could be pitching out of another team's bullpen in 2016.

Several teams interested in Alexei Ramirez

return to Chicago remains possible.

Royals interested in Denard Span, Travis Snyder

Kansas City is already considering upgrades after winning the World Series.

Phillies make Ken Giles available in trade talks

For the right price, the Phillies closer could be acquired this winter.

Padres acquire Jose Pirela

Although the Yankees added the infielder, there are questions with regard to where he will play.

Yankees add outfielder Aaron Hicks

Catcher John Ryan Murphy heads to Minnesota in the deal.

Yankees, Mariners have discussed Brett Gardner trade

Seattle appears interested and is seeking outfield help.

Diamondbacks interested in Brandon Phillips

Would the Reds be open to moving their All-Star second baseman?

Mariners re-sign Franklin Gutierrez to one-year deal

He hit 15 home runs and thrived after missing the 2014 season.

Braves re-sign A.J. Pierzynski to one-year deal

The veteran catcher will return to Atlanta for another season.

Mariners acquire Joaquin Benoit from Padres

Seattle's second move of the month yields a quality reliever.

Atlanta looking to move outfielders

The Braves want to move at least one of their current outfielders.

Colby Rasmus accepts qualifying offer

Rasmus will return to Houston on a one-year deal.

Angels acquire Andrelton Simmons

Simmons will become a core piece at shortstop for Los Angeles.

Matt Wieters accepts qualifying offer

Wieters will return to Baltimore for another season.

Blue Jays re-sign Marco Estrada

Estrada returns to Toronto's rotation on a two-year, $26 million deal.

Brett Anderson accepts Dodgers qualifying offer

Anderson became the third player to accept the one-year proposal.

Red Sox acquire Craig Kimbrel

Kimbrel will be closing games for the Red Sox.

Phillies acquire Jeremy Hellickson

Hellickson will join the back end of the Phillies' rotation.