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MLB Week-in-Review: Houston Astros active before trade deadline

Houston added several pieces while the Padres only made one trade.

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August is now here, and as a result, any club that wants to make a trade has to go through the waiver process. It was a notably busy week leading up to the deadline. Your week-in-review:

MLB Top Headlines:

Angels acquire Shane Victorino

Los Angeles was seeking outfield depth but plans to use Victorino as an outfielder off the bench.

Mets add Tyler Clippard

Casey Meisner was sent to Oakland in the deal that gave the Mets a top back end of the bullpen arm.

Blue Jays acquire Troy Tulowitzki

In a late night move, Toronto added a top shortstop while flipping its starting shortstop, Jose Reyes, to Colorado.

Royals acquire Ben Zobrist

The utility infielder was drawing a notable amount of interest before ultimately being dealt to Kansas City.

Phillies trade Jonathan Papelbon to Nationals

Papelbon consistently expressed his desire to pitch for a contender and the Nationals were in pursuit of bullpen help.

Angels acquire David Murphy, David DeJesus

The Angels upgraded their outfield before the deadline and have three experienced bats to show for it.

Jenrry Mejia suspended for PED use

For the second time this season, Mejia will be sidelined.

Dodgers, Marlins, Braves complete three team swap

Key pieces went to Los Angeles and Atlanta while Miami received three minor league pitchers.

Mets' deal for Carlos Gomez collapses

First they traded for Gomez. And then, citing a history of hip issues, they did not.

Rangers acquire Cole Hamels

The veteran lefty gives the Rangers another top starting arm.

Cardinals acquire Brandon Moss

St. Louis only had to sacrifice a pitcihing prospect.

Pirates land Joe Blanton

Blanton adds experience to Pittsburgh's bullpen.

Blue Jays acquire David Price

Price was dealt to Toronto in another key Tigers deal.

Yankees acquire Dustin Ackley

Adding Ackley was the only move New York made before the deadline.

Pirates add Joakim Soria

Pittsburgh added yet another key bullpen arm.

Astros acquire Carlos Gomez, Mike Fiers

The Mets were unable to get a deal done so the Astros did.

Giants add Mike Leake

Leake joins San Francisco's staff after having success with the Reds.

Orioles acquire Gerardo Parra

valuable left-handed outfield bat was sent to Baltimore.

Cardinals acquire Jonathan Broxton

Broxton adds depth to an already strong St. Louis bullpen.

Blue Jays acquire Mark Lowe

Lowe pitched well out of the bullpen before being dealt.

Cubs add Dan Haren

Haren gives the Cubs an experienced starter in the middle of their rotation.

Twins acquire Kevin Jepsen

Minnesota was seeking an additional bullpen piece.

Blue Jays acquire Ben Revere

Revere give Toronto speed in the outfield.

Mets acquire Yoenis Cespedes

New York received its big outfield bat.

Orioles trade Tommy Hunter to Cubs

Junior Lake was sent to Baltimore.

Pirates send Jose Tabata to Los Angeles

Pittsburgh received Michael Morse in the deal.

Rangers acquire Sam Dyson

Texas adds a productive bullpen arm.

Pirates add J.A. Happ

Happ gives Pittsburgh an efficient lefty arm.