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Phillies Make Bullpen Move For Mateo

Jim Callis -

Julio Mateo hasn't pitched in the majors since being charged with third-degree assault on his wife May 5, but he may be on the verge of returning after switching organizations on Tuesday. The Mariners dealt Mateo to the Phillies for Double-A infielder Jesus Merchan.

Majors | #2007#Trade Central

Red Sox Fortify Bullpen With Gagne

Jim Callis -

The Red Sox already had all-stars Jonathan Papelbon and Hideki Okajima in the their bullpen, and they made it more formidable on Tuesday. Boston picked up Eric Gagne from the Rangers for Kason Gabbard and minor league outfielders David Murphy and Engel Beltre.

Majors | #2007#Trade Central

Yankees Find Backup Backstop

Jim Callis -

Tired of Wil Nieves' inability to provide any offense as a backup to all-star catcher Jorge Posada, the Yankees traded for a new No. 2 catcher on Saturday. New York picked up Jose Molina from the Angels in exchange for Double-A righthander Jeff Kennard.

Majors | #2007#Trade Central

Cubs Dump Izturis On Pirates

Jim Callis -

The Cubs gave Cesar Izturis to the Pirates for a player to be named in a July 19 trade. Chicago also contributed cash toward the remainder of Izturis' $4.15 million salary for 2007. The Cubs ultimately received cash considerations to complete the deal.

Majors | #2007#Trade Central