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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

Garza, Young Highlight Challenge Trade

Matt Eddy and John Manuel -

The Twins and Rays dealt from surplus in a blockbuster prospect swap on Nov. 28 that sent outfielder Delmon Young to Minnesota and righthander Matt Garza to Tampa Bay. Rounding out the trade, the Twins received shortstop Brendan Harris and outfielder Jason Pridie, while the Rays got righthander Eduardo Morlan and shortstop Jason Bartlett.

Majors | #2007#Trade Central