Matt Eddy

Tigers Acquire Delmon Young From Division Rivals

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The Twins traded underachieving left fielder Delmon Young to the Tigers, thus saving more than $1 million for the remainder of the season and avoiding the difficult offseason decision of whether to tender him a contract for 2012. Detroit sent high Class A lefty Cole Nelson and a player to be named to Minnesota.

Majors | #2011#Trade Central

Red Sox Add Power-Armed Harden To Rotation Mix

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Athletics righthander Rich Harden returned from the disabled list on July 1 and had five starts to prove himself as a viable trade target. He showed good enough to pique the interest of the Red Sox, who traded Triple-A first baseman Lars Anderson and a player to be named to Oakland for Harden.

Majors | #2011#Trade Central

D-backs Add Dependable Innings-Eater Marquis

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Within the span of about three hours, the Nationals bid adieu to a pair of veterans on expiring contracts. Righthander Jason Marquis, the second of those veterans, packed his bags for Phoenix after being traded to the Diamondbacks straight up for low Class A shortstop/third baseman Zach Walters. Arizona assumes all of Marquis' remaning salary, about $2.5 million.

Majors | #2011#Trade Central

Tigers Add Fister, Pauley In Trade With Mariners

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Echoing the deal the two teams struck exactly two years ago, the Tigers acquired pitching help from the Mariners in exchange for four prospects. Detroit received righthanders Doug Fister and David Pauley, while Seattle received outfielder Casper Wells and lefty Charlie Furbush, two players in their mid-20s, plus third baseman Francisco Martinez and a player to be named.

Majors | #2011#Trade Central

Toronto Snares Rasmus In Three-Team, 11-Player Deal

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The White Sox and Blue Jays completed a two-for-two trade that served as a prelude to a larger, 11-player, three-team deal that also involved the Cardinals. When the dust settled, righthander Edwin Jackson was a Cardinal, center fielder Colby Rasmus was a Blue Jay and prospect righthander Zach Stewart was a White Sock.

Majors | #2011#Trade Central