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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.
The last few days have obviously been quite active as it pertains to wheeling and dealing. Let’s quickly get you caught up.
Now that the 2018 MLB Trade Deadline has passed, we’re taking a look back at what each team in each division was able to accomplish (or not accomplish) before July 31. We began our recap series with the clubs in the American League East.
- Almost immediately after being acquired by the Padres at the deadline, Tommy Pham is headed to the DL with a fractured foot.
- The injury count continues to climb this year as Johnny Cueto is headed for Tommy John surgery.
- Need some help getting caught up on all of the moves from the trade deadline? We have you covered in our July 31 transactions list recap.
- Our own Matt Powers went through the winners and losers of the trade deadline and identified the deals he liked the most.
- The Pirates and Rays made the biggest splash of deadline day, with Pittsburgh sending former top prospects Austin Meadows and Tyler Glasnow to Tampa for ultra-coveted (but often inconsistent) starting pitcher Chris Archer.
- The Brewers added cloudiness to an infield mix that was already extremely confusing, acquiring former All-Star second baseman (and maybe soon-to-be shortstop) Jonathan Schoop from the Orioles for Jonathan Villar and two prospects.
- Take a look at the complete MLB Transactions List as of August 4th. The good news: Blake Snell has been activated. The bad news: Dustin Pedroia has been moved to the 60-day DL
- The Phillies made an interesting deal, trading for currently-injured All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos in hopes that he can have an impact late in the season and in the playoffs.
- The Dodgers acquired Brian Dozier, one of baseball’s most imposing sluggers over the past few seasons, in exchange for Logan Forsythe and two prospects.
- The Braves added a much-needed veteran to their rotation, getting Kevin Gausman (and an injured Darren O’Day) from the Orioles for a package of prospects.
- Tyson Ross has been claimed off of waivers by Cardinals, thus jump starting waiver wire szn.
- The Mariners added another fourth-outfielder type to their outfield mix, getting Cameron Maybin from the Marlins for infield prospect Bryson Brigman.
- The Padres have placed Wil Myers on the disabled list with a left foot contusion, as the second half of their season begins already riddled with injuries.
- Angels’ manager Mike Scioscia will step down after the 2018 season, per report...which is approximately two months later than most Angels fans had hoped for.
- The Red Sox have filled one of their few holes in second base as they brought in solid veteran Ian Kinsler from the Angels due to Dustin Pedroia simply not being able to stay on the field.
- The Yankees made a small improvement to their rotation with the acquisition of Lance Lynn.
- The Brewers have claimed Jordan Lyles off of waivers.
- The Athletics have acquired Shawn Kelley from Nationals in exchange for international slot money.
- Our Eric Cole writes that following their miserable showing on deadline day, there’s more reason than ever to use #LOLMets.