2016 Trade Central Index

For any trade involving a major leaguer or a Prospect Handbook-caliber minor leaguer, we summarize the players' strengths, weaknesses and possible future roles. We slant our trade analysis toward the young players and prospects involved, letting the veterans' track records do most of the talking.

Any player who is designated for assignment, and thus removed from his club's 40-man roster, is not considered for Trade Central because the resulting trade is not a pure talent-for-talent exchange. Teams have much less leverage in such trades.

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Dec. 20 • Phillies Acquire Buchholz From Red Sox
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Acquire:
RHP Clay Buchholz, Boston
Acquire:
2B Josh Tobias, Clearwater (HiA)
Dec. 13 • Brewers, Angels Swap Catchers
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Acquire:
C Martin Maldonado, Milwaukee
RHP Drew Gagnon, Colorado Springs (AAA)
Acquire:
C Jett Bandy, Los Angeles (AL)
Dec. 10 • Nats Send Espinosa To L.A.
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Acquire:
2B Danny Espinosa, Washington
Acquire:
RHP Austin Adams, Arkansas (AA)
RHP Kyle McGowin, Salt Lake City (AAA)
Dec. 8 • Braves Get Big Arm In Luke Jackson
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Acquire:
RHP Luke Jackson, Texas
Acquire:
RHP Tyrell Jenkins, Atlanta
LHP Brady Feigl, Danville (R)
Dec. 7 • Heston Goes To Mariners
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Acquire:
RHP Chris Heston, San Francisco
Acquire:
Player to be named
Dec. 7 • Cubs Get A New Closer
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Acquire:
RHP Wade Davis, Kansas City
Acquire:
RF Jorge Soler, Chicago (NL)
Dec. 7 • White Sox Keep Selling, Get Giolito
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Acquire:
RHP Lucas Giolito, Washington
RHP Reynaldo Lopez, Washington
RHP Dane Dunning, Auburn (SS)
Acquire:
CF Adam Eaton, Chicago (AL)
Dec. 6 • Red Sox Get Sale For Moncada, Kopech
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Acquire:
2B/3B Yoan Moncada, Boston
RHP Michael Kopech, Salem (HiA)
OF Luis Alexander Basabe, Salem (HiA)
RHP Victor Diaz, Greenville (LoA)
Acquire:
LHP Chris Sale, Chicago (AL)
Dec. 6 • Red Sox Acquire Thornburg From Brewers
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Acquire:
RHP Josh Pennington, Lowell (SS)
IF Mauricio Dubon, Portland (AA)
3B Travis Shaw, Boston
Player to be named
Acquire:
RHP Tyler Thornburg, Milwaukee
Dec. 1 • Another Arm For Atlanta
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Acquire:
RHP John Gant, Atlanta
RHP Chris Ellis, Gwinnett (AAA)
2B Luke Dykstra, Rome (LoA)
Acquire:
LHP Jaime Garcia, St. Louis
Nov. 28 • Mariners Send Jackson To Braves
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Acquire:
RHP Max Povse, Mississippi (AA)
RHP Rob Whalen, Atlanta
Acquire:
OF Alex Jackson, Clinton (LoA)
LHP Tyler Pike, Bakersfield (HiA)
Nov. 23 • Segura In Seattle
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Acquire:
IF Jean Segura, Arizona
LHP Zac Curtis, Arizona
OF Mitch Haniger, Arizona
Acquire:
RHP Taijuan Walker, Seattle
SS Ketel Marte, Seattle
Nov. 18 • Yankees, Mariners Swap Pitchers
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Acquire:
LHP James Pazos, New York (AL)
Acquire:
RHP Zack Littell, Bakersfield (HiA)
Nov. 18 • Rays, M’s Swap Five Players
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Acquire:
3B Richie Shaffer, Tampa Bay
OF/SS Taylor Motter, Tampa Bay
Acquire:
RHP Dylan Thompson, AZL Mariners (R)
1B Dalton Kelly, Clinton (LoA)
RHP Andrew Kittredge, Tacoma (AAA)
Nov. 17 • Brian McCann Heads To Houston
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Acquire:
C Brian McCann, New York (AL)
Acquire:
RHP Albert Abreu, Lancaster (HiA)
RHP Jorge Guzman, Greeneville (R)
Nov. 12 • Danny Valencia On The Move Again
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Acquire:
3B/OF Danny Valencia, Oakland
Acquire:
RHP Paul Blackburn, Jackson (AA)
Nov. 11 • Phillies Bring In Kendrick
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Acquire:
OF Howie Kendrick, Los Angeles (NL)
Acquire:
3B/OF Darnell Sweeney, Lehigh Valley (AAA)
1B/OF Darin Ruf, Philadelphia
Nov. 7 • Carlos Ruiz Heads To Mariners
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Acquire:
C Carlos Ruiz, Los Angeles (NL)
Acquire:
LHP Vidal Nuno, Seattle
Nov. 4 • Phillies Pick Up Pat Neshek
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Acquire:
RHP Pat Neshek, Houston
Acquire:
Player to be named
Nov. 3 • Angels Acquire Maybin
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Acquire:
OF Cameron Maybin, Detroit
Acquire:
RHP Victor Alcantara, Arkansas (AA)
Sept. 28 • Giants Get Beckham
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Acquire:
2B/SS Rich Rodriguez, Sacramento (AAA)
Acquire:
2B Gordon Beckham, Atlanta
Sept. 26 • Nats, Pirates Make Late-Season Deal
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Acquire:
2B Chris Bostick, Syracuse (AAA)
Acquire:
C Taylor Gushue, Bradenton (HiA)
Aug. 31 • Mets Beef Up Bullpen
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Acquire:
RHP Fernando Salas, Los Angeles (AL)
Acquire:
RHP Erik Manoah, Brooklyn (SS)
Aug. 31 • Orioles Bring In Bourn
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Acquire:
OF Michael Bourn, Arizona
Acquire:
OF Jason Heinrich, Aberdeen (SS)
Aug. 31 • Yankees Send Gamel To Seattle
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Acquire:
OF Ben Gamel, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)
Acquire:
RHP Jio Orozco, AZL Mariners (R)
RHP Juan De Paula, AZL Mariners (R)
Aug. 31 • Indians Reacquire Coco Crisp
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Acquire:
OF Coco Crisp, Oakland
Acquire:
LHP Colt Hynes, Akron (AA)
Aug. 27 • Blue Jays Bring Back Navarro
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Acquire:
C Dioner Navarro, Chicago (AL)
Acquire:
LHP Colton Turner, New Hampshire (AA)
Aug. 26 • Dodgers Add Catcher Ruiz For Stretch Run
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Acquire:
C Carlos Ruiz, Philadelphia
Acquire:
RHP Tommy Bergjans, Rancho Cucamonga (HiA)
C A.J. Ellis, Los Angeles (NL)
Aug. 26 • Nats Add Lefty For Schrock
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Acquire:
LHP Marc Rzepczynksi, Oakland
Acquire:
2B Max Schrock, Potomac (HiA)
Aug. 25 • Fish Add Frenchy In Three-Way Deal
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Acquire:
1B/SS Dylan Moore, High Desert (HiA)
C Matt Foley, GCL Marlins (R)
Acquire:
RF Jeff Francoeur, Atlanta
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Acquire:
International bonus slots 2 and 4 from Marlins
International bonus slot 4 from Braves
Aug. 16 • Tigers Add Aybar As Insurance
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Acquire:
C Kade Scivicque, Lakeland (HiA)
IF Mike Aviles, Detroit
Acquire:
SS Erick Aybar, Atlanta
Aug. 6 • Marlins Add Lefty For ‘Pen
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Acquire:
LHP Michael Mader, Jupiter (Hi A)
SS Anfernee Seymour, Greensboro (Lo A)
Acquire:
LHP Hunter Cervenka, Atlanta
Aug. 1 • Red Sox Add To Bullpen
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Acquire:
LHP Fernando Abad, Minnesota
Acquire:
RHP Pat Light, Boston
Aug. 1 • Dodgers Nab Pair Of A’s
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Acquire:
LHP Rich Hill, Oakland
OF Josh Reddick, Oakland
Acquire:
RHP Frankie Montas, Oklahoma City (AAA)
RHP Jharel Cotton, Oklahoma City (AAA)
RHP Grant Holmes, R. Cucamonga (Hi A)
Aug. 1 • Giants Hitch To Smith
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Acquire:
LHP Will Smith, Milwaukee
Acquire:
C Andrew Susac, Sacramento (AAA)
RHP Phil Bickford, San Jose (Hi A)
Aug. 1 • Rangers Nab Beltran
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Acquire:
OF Carlos Beltran, New York (AL)
Acquire:
RHP Dillon Tate, Hickory (Lo A)
RHP Erik Swanson, Hickory (Lo A)
RHP Nick Green, Spokane (SS)
Aug. 1 • Indians Land Guyer
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Acquire:
OF Brandon Guyer, Tampa Bay
Acquire:
OF Nathan Lukes, Lynchburg (Hi A)
RHP Jhonleider Salinas, AZL Indians (R)
Aug. 1 • O’s Bring Back Pearce
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Acquire:
1B Steve Pearce, Tampa Bay
Acquire:
C Jonah Heim, Frederick (Hi A)
Aug. 1 • Twins, Angels Swap Arms
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Acquire:
RHP Ricky Nolasco, Minnesota
RHP Alex Meyer, Rochester (AAA)
Acquire:
LHP Hector Santiago, Los Angeles (AL)
RHP Alan Busenitz, Salt Lake (AAA)
Aug. 1 • Super Nova For Pirates?
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Acquire:
RHP Ivan Nova, New York (AL)
Acquire:
LHP Stephen Tarpley, Bradenton (HiA)
OF Tito Polo, Bradenton (HiA)
Aug. 1 • Jays Acquire Feldman
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Acquire:
RHP Scott Feldman, Houston
Acquire:
RHP Lupe Chavez, GCL Blue Jays (R)
Aug. 1 • Dodgers Bring In Fields
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Acquire:
RHP Josh Fields, Fresno (AAA)
Acquire:
1B Yordan Alvarez (has not played)
Aug. 1 • Lucroy OKs Deal To Texas
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Acquire:
C Jonathan Lucroy, Milwaukee
RHP Jeremy Jeffress, Milwaukee
Acquire:
OF Lewis Brinson, Frisco (AA)
RHP Luis Ortiz, Frisco (AA)
OF Ryan Cordell, Frisco (AA) (Player To Be Named)
Aug. 1 • Giants Deal Duffy For Moore
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Acquire:
LHP Matt Moore, Tampa Bay
Acquire:
3B Matt Duffy, San Francisco
SS Lucius Fox, Augusta (Lo A)
RHP Michael Santos, Augusta (Lo A)
Aug. 1 • Joe Smith Latest Cubs Bullpen Add
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Acquire:
RHP Jesus Castillo, Everett (SS)
Acquire:
RHP Joe Smith, Los Angeles (AL)
Aug. 1 • Jays Take On Liriano, Prospects
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Acquire:
LHP Francisco Liriano, Pittsburgh
OF Harold Ramirez, Altoona (AA)
C Reese McGuire, Altoona (AA)
Acquire:
RHP Drew Hutchison, Buffalo (AAA)
Aug. 1 • Mets Bet On Bruce
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Acquire:
2B Dilson Herrera, Las Vegas (AAA)
LHP Max Wotell, Kingsport (R)
Acquire:
OF Jay Bruce, Cincinnati
Aug. 1 • Dodgers Add Chavez To ‘Pen
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Acquire:
RHP Mike Bolsinger, Oklahoma City (AAA)
Acquire:
RHP Jesse Chavez, Toronto
Aug. 1 • Niese Returns To Mets
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Acquire:
LHP Jon Niese, Pittsburgh
Acquire:
LHP Antonio Bastardo, New York (NL)
July 31 • Orioles Add Miley From Mariners
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Acquire:
LHP Wade Miley, Seattle
Acquire:
LHP Ariel Miranda, Baltimore
July 31 • After trading Miller, Yankees Add Clippard To Bullpen
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Acquire:
RHP Tyler Clippard, Arizona
Acquire:
RHP Vincente Campos, Scranton/W-B (AAA)
July 31 • Cardinals Add Veteran Duke To Bullpen
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Acquire:
LHP Zach Duke, Chicago (AL)
Acquire:
OF Charlie Tilson, Memphis (AAA)
July 31 • Indians Go Big, Land Top Lefty Andrew Miller
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Acquire:
LHP Andrew Miller, New York (AL)
Acquire:
OF Clint Frazier, Columbus (AAA)
LHP Justus Sheffield, Lynchburg (Hi A)
RHP Ben Heller, Akron (AA)
RHP J.P. Feyereisen, Akron (AA)
July 30 • Padres Send Kemp To Braves For Salary Relief
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Acquire:
OF Matt Kemp, San Diego
Acquire:
OF Hector Olivera, Atlanta
July 30 • Nationals Land Melancon To Help Bullpen
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Acquire:
RHP Mark Melancon, Pittsburgh
Acquire:
LHP Felipe Rivero, Washington
LHP Taylor Hearn, Hagerstown (Lo A)
July 30 • Royals, A’s Swap Center Fielders
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Acquire:
OF Billy Burns, Nashville (AAA)
Acquire:
OF Brett Eibner, Omaha (AAA)
July 29 • Marlins Add Needed Innings With Cashner, Rea
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Acquire:
RHP Andrew Cashner, San Diego
* RHP Colin Rea, San Diego
* Traded back to Padres after elbow injury
Acquire:
1B Josh Naylor, Greensboro (Lo A)
* RHP Luis Castillo, Jupiter (Hi A)
RHP Carter Capps, Miami (DL)
RHP Jarred Cosart, New Orleans (AAA)
* Returned to Marlins after Rea’s injury
July 28 • Marlins Add Needed Innings With Cashner, Rea
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Acquire:
SS Eduardo Nunez, Minnesota
Acquire:
LHP Adalberto Mejia, Sacramento (AAA)
July 26 • Braves Get Demeritte For Two Arms
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Acquire:
RHP Lucas Harrell, Atlanta
LHP Dario Alvarez, Atlanta
Acquire:
2B Travis Demeritte, High Desert (Hi A)
July 26 • Jays Pick Up Upton
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Acquire:
OF Melvin Upton, San Diego
Acquire:
RHP Hansel Rodriguez, Bluefield (R)
July 25 • Cubs Get Chapman For Torres
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Acquire:
LHP Aroldis Chapman, New York (AL)
Acquire:
RHP Adam Warren, Chicago (NL)
OF Billy McKinney, Tennessee (AA)
SS Gleyber Torres, Myrtle Beach (Hi A)
OF Rashad Crawford, Myrtle Beach (Hi A)
July 20 • Cubs Get Bullpen Help In Montgomery
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Acquire:
LHP Mike Montgomery, Seattle
RHP Jordan Pries, Tacoma (AAA)
Acquire:
1B Dan Vogelbach, Iowa (AAA)
RHP Paul Blackburn, Tennessee (AA)
July 14 • Red Sox Acquire Drew Pomeranz
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Acquire:
LHP Drew Pomeranz, San Diego
Acquire:
RHP Anderson Espinoza, Greenville (Lo A)
July 7 • Red Sox Acquire Brad Ziegler
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Acquire:
RHP Brad Ziegler, Arizona
Acquire:
RHP Jose Almonte, Greenville (Lo A)
2B Luis Alejandro Basabe, Greenville (Lo A)
July 7 • Red Sox Add Aaron Hill
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Acquire:
2B Aaron Hill, Milwaukee
Acquire:
RHP Aaron Wilkerson, Pawtucket (AAA)
2B Wendell Rijo, Salem (Hi A)
June 30 • Dodgers Get Rotation Help
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Acquire:
RHP Caleb Dirks, Tulsa (AA)
LHP Philip Pfeier, R. Cucamonga (Hi A)
Acquire:
RHP Bud Norris, Atlanta
OF Dian Toscano, Mississippi (AA)
June 30 • Marlins Get Reliever From Padres
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Acquire:
RHP Fernando Rodney, San Diego
Acquire:
RHP Chris Paddack, Greensboro (Lo A)
June 19 • Mariners Get RHP Lee From Dodgers
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Acquire:
RHP Zach Lee, Albuquerque (AAA)
Acquire:
SS Chris Taylor, Tacoma (AAA)
June 9 • Coghlan A Cub Again
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Acquire:
OF Chris Coghlan, Oakland
Acquire:
2B Arismendy Alcantara, Iowa (AAA)
June 7 • Mets Bring Back Kelly Johnson
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Acquire:
2B/3B Kelly Johnson, Atlanta
Acquire:
RHP Akeel Morris, Las Vegas (AAA)
June 4 • White Sox Add Shields To Rotation
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Acquire:
RHP James Shields, San Diego
Acquire:
RHP Erik Johnson, Charlotte (AAA)
SS Fernando Tatis Jr. (signed in 2015)
May 31 • Jays Add Arm In Grilli
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Acquire:
RHP Jason Grilli, Atlanta
Acquire:
RHP Sean Ratcliffe, Vancouver (SS)
May 23 • Atlanta Adds To Draft Pool
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Acquire:
LHP Brian Matusz, Baltimore
2016 supplemental second-round pick
Acquire:
RHP Brandon Barker, Mississippi (AA)
LHP Trevor Belicek, Rome (Lo A)
May 11 • Angels Add Arm From Braves
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Acquire:
LHP Adam McCreery, AZL Angels (R)
Acquire:
RHP Jhoulys Chacin, Atlanta
March 29 • Orioles, Angels Makes Three-Player Deal
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Acquire:
LHP Chris Jones, Norfolk (AAA)
Acquire:
OF Natanael Delgado, Burlington (Lo A)
SS Erick Salcedo, Arkansas (AA)
March 29 • Rangers Bring In Backup Catcher
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Acquire:
Bryan Holaday, Detroit
Acquire:
RHP Myles Jaye, Birmingham (AA)
C Bobby Wilson, Texas
March 28 • Astros Send Straily To Padres
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Acquire:
C Erik Kratz, Philadelphia
Acquire:
RHP Dan Straily, Houston
Feb. 25 • A’s Add Another Outfielder
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Acquire:
RHP Aaron Brooks, Oakland
Acquire:
OF Chris Coghlan, Chicago (NL)
Feb. 12 • Brewers Bring In Nottingham For Davis
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Acquire:
C Jacob Nottingham, Stockton (Hi A)
RHP Bubba Derby, Vermont (SS)
Acquire:
OF Khris Davis, Milwaukee
Feb. 4 • Orioles Add Depth In Despaigner
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Acquire:
RHP Odrisamer Despaigne, San Diego
Acquire:
RHP Jean Cosme, Aberdeen (SS)
Jan. 30 • Brewers, Diamondbacks Make Five-Player Swap
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Acquire:
SS Jean Segura, Milwaukee
RHP Tyler Wagner, Milwaukee
Acquire:
RHP Chase Anderson, Arizona
2B Aaron Hill, Arizona
2B/SS Isan Diaz, Missoula (R)
Jan. 28 • Rays Send McGee To Rockies For Dickerson
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Acquire:
LHP Jake McGee, Tampa Bay
RHP German Marquez, Charlotte (Hi A)
Acquire:
OF Corey Dickerson, Colorado
3B Kevin Padlo, Boise (SS)
Jan. 12 • Dodgers Send Wieland To Mariners
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Acquire:
RHP Joe Wieland, Los Angeles (NL)
Acquire:
SS Erick Mejia, Tacoma (AAA)
Jan. 8 • Nats Pick Up Revere For Storen
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Acquire:
RHP Drew Storen, Washington
Acquire:
OF Ben Revere, Toronto

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