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MLB Trade Deadline Recap: August 30

Mychal Givens

The MLB trade deadline can at times become more hectic than the entire MLB offseason. It is when contenders load up on the final pieces they believe they need to go the distance. The deadline also highlights talented veteran players for struggling teams and top prospects for contenders as they usually get swapped for each other.

The deadline usually gets interesting 48 hours before the deadline and this year shouldn’t be an exception. However, with the unorthodox nature of the season, there isn’t major pressure for teams to make moves, especially since the season is just over a month old. But with major names reportedly on the trade block, it wouldn’t be surprising to see a good amount get moved before the August 31, 4 pm ET deadline. Here are what deals have gone down already.

Notable Deals Before August 30

August 21:

Philadelphia Phillies receive: RHP Brandon Workman, RHP Heath Hembree

Boston Red Sox receive: RHP Nick Pivetta, RHP Connor Seabold

August 27:

Toronto Blue Jays receive: RHP Taijuan Walker

Seattle Mariners receive: PTBNL (player to be named later)

August 28:

Oakland Athletics receive: 2B Tommy La Stella

Los Angeles Angels receive: 2B Franklin Barreto

August 29:

San Diego Padres: RHP Trevor Rosenthal

Kansas City Royals: OF Edward Olivares, PTBNL

Braves add to thin rotation

Atlanta Braves receive: LHP Tommy Malone

Baltimore Orioles receive: PTBNL, PTBNL

Padres get another bat to stacked lineup

San Diego Padres receive: 1B Mitch Morland

Boston Red Sox receive: INF Hudson Potts, OF Jeisson Rosario

Cubs add a legitimate Designated Hitter

Chicago Cubs receive: DH Jose Martinez

Tampa Bay Rays receive: PTBNL, PTBNL

Rockies get their Closer

Colorado Rockies receive: RHP Mychal Givens

Baltimore Orioles receive: INF Terrin Vavra, INF Tyler Nevin, PTBNL

Padres acquire a new catcher

San Diego Padres receive: C Jason Castro

Los Angeles Angeles receive: RHP Geraldo Reyes

Padres acquire another catcher in Seven player deal

San Diego Padres receive: C/1B Austin Nola, RHP Austin Adams, RHP Dan Altavilla

Seattle Mariners receive: OF Ty France, OF Taylor Trammell, C Luis Torrens, RHP Andrez Muñoz

 

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