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L.A. Gets Lugo In Biggest Monday Deal

Alan Matthews -

Moments before Monday's non-waiver trade deadline and after acquiring Greg Maddux to sure up their pitching staff, the Dodgers bolstered their lineup by acquiring shortstop Julio Lugo from the Devil Rays in exchange for Triple-A prospect Joel Guzman and minor league outfielder Sergio Pedroza.

Majors | #2006#Trade Central

Second Maddux Stint Ends In Chicago

John Manuel -

The first time Greg Maddux left the Cubs, he was at the peak of his powers as a free agent in 1992. Now, Maddux has left the friendly confines of Wrigley Field again, this time as a past-his-prime, back-of-the-rotation starter. He went to the Dodgers on Monday in exchange for deluxe defender Cesar Izturis. Chicago also contributed $2 million toward the remainder of Maddux' salary.

Majors | #2006#Trade Central

Rangers Find Some Pitching In Wells

Aaron Fitt -

The Rangers already had bolstered their offense with the acquisitions of Carlos Lee and Matt Stairs. Just before Monday's trade deadline, they made a move to shore up their starting pitching as well. Texas acquired Kip Wells from the Pirates for Triple-A righthander Jesse Chavez.

Majors | #2006#Trade Central

Rangers Add Another Bat In Stairs

John Manuel -

New Royals general manager Dayton Moore continued Monday to do whatever he can to improve his organization for the future, trading 38-year-old Matt Stairs to the Rangers. Continuing a theme of most of Moore's initial deals, Kansas City acquired a promising if erratic arm in Triple-A righthander Joselo Diaz.

Majors | #2006#Trade Central

Reds Make Another Bullpen Move

Jim Callis -

The National League wild card-leading Reds made their third move to upgrade their bullpen this month, acquiring Rheal Cormier from the Phillies on Monday in exchange for Justin Germano. Earlier in July, Cincinnati picked up Eddie Guardado, Bill Bray and Gary Majewski.

Majors | #2006#Trade Central

Tigers Add Casey At Low Cost

Jim Callis -

Sean Casey's return home to Pittsburgh lasted less than a year. The Tigers had been looking for a lefthanded bat and found one Monday by landing Casey. Pirates general manager Dave Littlefield has developed a reputation for putting a high price tag on his players, but he accepted marginal prospect Brian Rogers in return for Casey.

Majors | #2006#Trade Central

Cards Shore Up Second With Belliard

Jim Callis -

The Cardinals still lead the National League Central by 3 1/2 games, but after getting swept by the Cubs in a four-game series they decided to bolster one of the weakest spots in the lineup. St. Louis traded for former all-star Ronnie Belliard on Sunday, sending Hector Luna to the Indians.

Majors | #2006#Trade Central

Money Drives Abreu Trade To Yankees

Jim Callis -

In the first blockbuster of Trade Deadline weekend, the Yankees filled two holes on Sunday. New York acquired Bobby Abreu and Cory Lidle from the Phillies in exchange for four minor leaguers: shortstop C.J. Henry, lefthander Matt Smith, catcher Jesus Sanchez and righthander Carlos Monasterios.

Majors | #2006#Trade Central