Matt Eddy

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

Scouting Reports Become Reality For D-Backs’ Corbin

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In an effort representative of his season thus far, Diamondbacks lefthander Pat Corbin attacked the strike zone with vigor in yesterday's Southern League all-star game. The 21-year-old Mobile BayBear delivered a perfect third inning for the Southern Division. But in Corbin's case, the journey from unknown amateur to Double-A all-star is almost more interesting than his ultimate destination.

Minors | #2011#Prospect Bulletin

Signing College Pitchers To MLB Deals Yields Mixed Results

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The 2001 draft brought baseball a significant amount of talent, but it also signaled a sea change in the industry. Less wary of hard-line agents and their demands, teams again began drafting the top players, regardless of bonus demands. College pitchers have benefited the most. Now, the upper echelon of each draft class often secure big league deals, a practice that traces its roots to two pitchers from the class of 2001.

Minors | #2011#Prospect Pulse

Indians, Padres Boast Breakout Shortstop Prospects

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In this Prospect Bulletin, we look to the upper level of the minors to find shortstops who may factor in the big leagues this season or next. The search begins with the top offensive performers at Triple-A and Double-A, and in both cases we find a 2008 draft pick who has changed something fundamental about his game this season.

Minors | #2011#Prospect Bulletin