Matt Eddy

Padres Deal Double-A Pair To White Sox For Quentin

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The Padres finished last in the National League in home runs and slugging percentage last year, and that's a feat they're unlikely to duplicate after trading two pitching prospects to the White Sox for right fielder Carlos Quentin. Chicago received righthander Simon Castro and lefty Pedro Hernandez, both members of the 40-man roster who finished the 2011 season in Double-A.

Majors | #2011#Trade Central

Nats Trade Four Prospects To A’s For Gio Gonzalez

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Sensing their opportunity may be at hand after a third-place finish in the National League East, the Nationals swapped four prospects to the Athletics for 26-year-old lefthander Gio Gonzalez. Oakland received righthanders Brad Peacock and A.J. Cole, who ranked as Washington's Nos. 3 and 4 prospects this offseaon, catcher Derek Norris and strike-throwing lefthander Tom Milone.

Majors | #2011#Trade Central

Reds Acquire Marshall From Division-Rival Cubs

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Fresh of the acquisition of Mat Latos, the Reds continued their pursuit of top-flight arms on the trade market by sending 24-year-old lefty Travis Wood, one of Cincinnati's top pitching prospects just two years ago, and two other players to the Cubs for power lefty reliever Sean Marshall and the one year remaining on his contract.

Majors | #2011#Trade Central

Astros Add Lowrie, Trade Melancon To Red Sox

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New Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow's search continues for a catcher to cover for the injured Jason Castro, but odds are he found his shortstop in a trade with the Red Sox. Houston sent its first-year closer Mark Melancon to Boston for Jed Lowrie as well as righthander Kyle Weiland.

Majors | #2011#Trade Central

D-Backs Borrow Against Future To Acquire Cahill

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The Diamondbacks borrowed against their future to acquire one of the top arms available on the trade market, sending 23-year-old righthander Jarrod Parker and two other prospects to the Athletics for groundball machine Trevor Cahill and lefty reliever Craig Breslow. Oakland also received center fielder Collin Cowgill and righthanded reliever Ryan Cook.

Majors | #2011#Trade Central

Angels Deal Chatwood To Upgrade At Catcher

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Catchers have been the hottest commodity on the trade market this offseason, and no team had a more acute need for an upgrade at the position than the Angels. That's why Los Angeles dealt promising 21-year-old righthander Tyler Chatwood to the Rockies for heavy-hitting backstop Chris Iannetta.

Majors | #2011#Trade Central

Marlins Deal John Baker To Padres For Wade LeBlanc

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The Marlins and Padres brokered a minor trade, each dealing from surplus, just two days prior to the Thanksgiving holiday. Lefthander Wade LeBlanc, a Padres second-round selection in 2006 with nearly 300 big league innings under his belt, heads to Miami, while 30-year-old, lefty-hitting catcher John Baker moves to San Diego.

Majors | #2011#Trade Central