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Padres Clear 40-Man Space In Minor Trade With A’s

Matt Eddy -

The Padres cleared a 40-man roster spot in a minor trade with the Athletics while simultaneously acquiring the older brother of their 2011 first-round draft pick. San Diego sent lefty Andrew Werner and utility infielder Andy Parrino to Oakland for righthander Tyson Ross and minor league first baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones.

Majors | #2012#Trade Central

Marlins Deal Five Vets In 12-Player Trade With Jays

Matt Eddy -

The Marlins pared nearly $57 million in salary commitments for 2013 by trading five veterans to the Blue Jays for a seven-player package highlighted by shortstop Yunel Escobar, righty Henderson Alvarez and Toronto's Nos. 2, 5 and 8 prospects. The Blue Jays receive starters Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle, shortstop Jose Reyes, catcher John Buck and center fielder Emilio Bonifacio.

Majors | #2012#Trade Central

Royals Acquire Ervin Santana From Angels

J.J. Cooper -

The Angels had stated publicly that they did not intend to bring back righthander Ervin Santana for the $13 million that his contract option promised him in 2014. So rather than lose him for nothing, they traded him to the pitching-starved Royals for Triple-A lefty reliever Brandon Sisk.

Majors | #2012#Trade Central

Farrell Will Manage Red Sox; Blue Jays Acquire Aviles

Matt Eddy -

Before the World Series matchup had even been determined, Boston announced that it had hired manager John Farrell away from the Blue Jays. The two sides agreed to a minor trade that settled the matter of compensation for Farrell, with the Red Sox sending shortstop Mike Aviles to Toronto for righty reliever David Carpenter.

Majors | #2012#Trade Central

Dodgers Get Gonzo In Nine-Player Deal With Red Sox

Matt Eddy -

With a single nine-player deal with the Red Sox, the Dodgers became perhaps the most eager trade buyers in history. Los Angeles acquired first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, left fielder Carl Crawford, righthander Josh Beckett, utility infielder Nick Punto and more than $260 million in future salary commitments. Boston received veteran first baseman James Loney and four upper-level prospects led by righthanders Allen Webster and Rubby de la Rosa.

Majors | #2012#Trade Central

D-backs Ship Stephen Drew To Athletics

Matt Eddy -

A scuttled deadline deal that would have sent 29-year-old shortstop Stephen Drew from the Diamondbacks to the Athletics finally came to pass three weeks later. Arizona traded Drew, in the midst of a career-worst performance as he recovers from ankle surgery, to Oakland for 23-year-old shortstop Sean Jamieson, a 2011 draft pick who has spent all season in low Class A.

Majors | #2012#Trade Central