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Harden, Gaudin Headed To Wrigley

Matt Eddy -

The dust had yet to settle on the C.C. Sabathia-to-the-Brewers trade when the Cubs made a trade of their own, securing the services of Athletics righthanders Rich Harden and Chad Gaudin for righthander Sean Gallagher, left fielder Matt Murton, second baseman Eric Patterson and catcher Josh Donaldson.

Majors | #2008#Trade Central

Brewers Land Sabathia

Matt Eddy -

C.C. Sabathia, the reigning AL Cy Young award winner, packed his bags for Milwaukee after the Brewers traded four players—headlined by 2007 first-round pick Matt LaPorta—to the Indians for the free-agent-to-be lefty. Cleveland also received righthander Rob Bryson, lefthander Zach Jackson and outfielder Michael Brantley.

Majors | #2008#Trade Central

Rangers Pick Up Nippert

Jim Callis -

The Rangers are always on the lookout for pitching, and they grabbed another arm for their bullpen on Friday. Texas acquired Dustin Nippert, who was out of options and wasn't going to make the Diamondbacks, and sent another righthander, Jose Marte, to Arizona.

Majors | #2008#Trade Central

Braves Deal Yates To Pirates

Jim Callis -

The Braves had more relievers than they could use, while the Pirates didn't have enough. So the teams eased both situations with a trade on Wednesday, as Atlanta sent Tyler Yates to Pittsburgh for righthanded pitching prospect Todd Redmond.

Majors | #2008#Trade Central

Royals Bolster Pen With Ramirez

Matt Eddy -

The Rockies had been shopping 26-year-old righthander Ramon Ramirez this spring as they attempted to make room for lefty specialist Micah Bowie. They found a taker Wednesday, sending Ramirez to the Royals for a player to be named.

Majors | #2008#Trade Central

Braves Grab Kotsay For Center Field

Jim Callis -

Two months after acquiring Josh Anderson, the Braves acquired a more experienced candidate to succeed Andruw Jones in center field. On Monday, they picked up Mark Kotsay from the Athletics at the cost of a pair of righthanded pitching prospects, Joey Devine and Jamie Richmond. Oakland also will kick in $5.35 million to pay the majority of Kotsay's 2008 salary.

Majors | #2008#Trade Central

Mets Add Pagan To Bench

Jim Callis -

The Mets made the second trade of 2005, but it didn't land them the frontline starter they've been coveting. Instead, New York picked up Angel Pagan from the Cubs on Friday in exchange for a pair of prospects, outfielder Corey Coles and righthander Ryan Meyers.

Majors | #2008#Trade Central

Chisox Land Swisher In First Deal Of ’08

Jim Callis -

The White Sox have tried to land a heavy-hitting outfielder throughout the offseason. They weren't able to corral Torii Hunter or Aaron Rowand, and it looked like the best they could do was strike a still-pending deal with Cuban Alexei Ramirez. But Chicago had more in store, pulling off the first trade of 2008 by acquiring Nick Swisher from the Athletics on Thursday in exchange for three minor leaguers: lefthander Gio Gonzalez, righthander Fautino de los Santos and outfielder Ryan Sweeney.

Majors | #2008#Trade Central