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Need to catch up on everything that happened at this year’s non-waiver trade deadline? Check out our complete review of every deal that went down on July 31.
- There was a lot of wheeling and dealing in the NL West at the trade deadline. Here is what the Diamondbacks, Rockies, Dodgers, Padres and Giants did in our latest recap.
- Jose Urena basically turned into Public Enemy #1 after he hit Ronald Acuna Jr. with the first pitch of the game the other night. MLB didn’t like that and gave him a six-game suspension for his troubles.
- Umpires aren’t usually known for their cat-like reflexes, but umpire Manny Gonzalez showed off some strong hand-eye coordination and top tier reflexes when he caught Nick Castellanos’ bat flip in mid-flight.
- The Rangers are not having a good year, but they did something pretty special as they turned one of the crazier triple plays you will ever see.
- Trevor Bauer has broken out in a major way in 2018, raking second in the AL in innings pitched (166), third in ERA (2.22), and third in strikeouts (214), positioning himself as a prime AL Cy Young candidate. Unfortunately for Bauer, that candidacy — and his status for the rest of the season — is in serious jeopardy now that he’s been placed on the disabled list with a right fibula stress fracture.
- The return in last month’s trade that brought Chris Archer to Pittsburgh was already quite hefty, as former top prospects Tyler Glasnow and Austin Meadows went to the Rays. It became even bigger on Tuesday, as the Pirates sent right-handed pitching prospect Shane Baz — the No. 12 pick in last year’s draft — to the Rays to complete the deal.
- One of baseball’s most prolific Tweeters will have more time to boost his social influencer status in 2019, as Brandon McCarthy is reportedly set to retire following this season.
- Every year, there are players that come out of nowhere to surprise us. Here is a look at 20 players that have broken out in 2018.
- With the trade deadline having come and gone, here is a look at how well the AL West did at the trade deadline.
- We took a look at which MLB club has the best roster to make a postseason run.