(Yahoo!) First, exhale.
Major League Baseball's 4 p.m. ET deadline for non-waiver trades has passed and it was quite a ride. It was one of the best trade-deadline days in years, with aces moving, contenders getting better and a large number of major leaguers – not just prospects – swapping teams.
It was a lot to follow, especially in that final 45 minutes or so. We thought you, our wonderful reader, might be well served if The Stew collected every trade and put it in one single list.
Here you are. Enjoy ... while we exhale some more.
DAVID PRICE GOES TO THE TIGERS IN A THREE-TEAM SWAP
It happened. David Price finally got traded. He's a member of the Detroit Tigers now, joiningMax Scherzer, Justin Verlander and Anibal Sanchez in what soon might be renamed Cy Young City. The Tampa Bay Rays and Seattle Mariners were also part of the deal, with the Rays getting pitcher Drew Smyly and shortstop Willy Adames from Detroit, plus infielder Nick Franklin from the Mariners. Seattle added outfielder Austin Jackson for their part in the deal. [More]
THE A'S GET JON LESTER FROM RED SOX FOR YOENIS CESPEDES
The other ace on the move happened Thursday morning, when the Oakland Athletics landed Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for slugger Yoenis Cespedes, a high-powered deal that set the tone for a wild day of trading for the Red Sox. [More]
JOHN LACKEY GOES TO ST. LOUIS
The Red Sox sent another starting pitcher, John Lackey, to the St. Louis Cardinals and got a nice return. Pitcher Joe Kelly and first baseman/outfielder Allen Craig came to Boston. What makes Lackey, 35, appealing is that a clause in his contract calls for him to make only $500K next season. It's been reported that Lackey plans to honor that and not seek a new deal. [More]
ANOTHER BOSTON MOVE: ANDREW MILLER TO BALTIMORE
The Red Sox then dealt highly sought-after relief pitcher Andrew Miller to the Baltimore Orioles. This time, they got a player for the future in return. The O's gave up their No. 3 prospect, left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez. [More]
STEPHEN DREW GOES TO THE YANKEES
In a rare swap between the Red Sox and the New York Yankees, shortstop Stephen Drewwas dealt to the Bronx for Kelly Johnson. Drew will play second base, not shortstop. It was the first deal between the two teams since 1997. [More]
YANKEES ALSO ADD MARTIN PRADO
The versatile Martin Prado, a 30-year-old who can play second base, third base and outfield, was also acquired by the Yankees. He's coming over from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for Peter O'Brien, a powerful 24-year-old catcher/first baseman/outfielder who has hit 33 homers in Single-A and Double-A this season.
GERARDO PARRA TRADED TO MILWAUKEE
The Milwaukee Brewers added Gold Glove outfielder Gerardo Parra in a deal with the D-backs. Arizona adds a couple more minor leaguers — outfielder Mitch Haniger and left-handed pitcher Anthony Banda. [More]
A'S SEND TOMMY MILONE TO THE TWINS, GET SAM FULD AGAIN
The now pitching-rich A's sent unhappy starter Tommy Milone to the Minnesota Twins in exchange for outfielder Sam Fuld. Funny story: Fuld was actually on the A's earlier this season, but was designated for assignment and claimed off waivers by the Twins. [More]
MARINERS ADD DENORFIA FROM THE PADRES
Outfielder Chris Denorfia went to the Mariners, giving them a right-handed bat and some additional outfield help. He's a free agent after this season. In return, the Padres got outfielder Abraham Almonte and pitcher Stephen Kohlscheen.
ASTROS-MARLINS SWAP YOUNGSTERS
Lots of players on the move here: The Houston Astros sent 24-year-old pitcher Jarred Cosart, rookie shortstop Enrique Hernandez and outfielder Austin Wates to the Miami Marlins, and got a decent return. The headline: third baseman Colin Moran, the sixth overall selection in last year's draft. Outfielder Jake Marisnick, pitcher Francis Martes and a draft pick also went back to Houston.
CUBS SEND BONIFACIO AND RUSSEL TO BRAVES
The Braves acquired sought-after outfielder/second baseman Emilio Bonifacio from theChicago Cubs, along with pitcher James Russell. A lot of clubs seemed interested in Bonifacio, but the Braves nabbed him for prospect Victor Caratini, a catcher/third baseman.
NATS GET CABRERA TO HELP THEIR INFIELD
Asdrubal Cabrera is headed to the Washington Nationals from the Cleveland Indians, where he'll likely move from shortstop to second base. The Nats sent young shortstop Zach Walters back to the Indians. [More]