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M’s Sacrifice Cabrera For Perez

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The Indians projected as one of the American League's top teams entering the season, while the Mariners looked like an also-ran. But with Cleveland scuffling and Seattle contending in a weaker-than-expected AL West, the teams swung a Friday trade that made sense for both sides. The Mariners got a righthanded bat for the present in Eduardo Perez, while the Indians received an infield prospect for the future in Asdrubal Cabrera.

Majors | #2006#Trade Central

Phillies, Rangers Swap Young Lefties

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Lefthanded pitching prospects Fabio Castro and Daniel Haigwood should be used to getting traded by now. Originally signed by the White Sox, they changed addresses in offseason deals before they were exchanged for one another on Thursday. Castro went to the Phillies while Haigwood joined the Rangers, with Texas also receiving cash considerations.

Majors | #2006#Trade Central

Draft Dish

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The Cubs used their creativity to land talent in a draft where they lacked second, third and fourth round picks.

Draft | #2006#Draft Dish