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MLB Trade Central 2009

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Whenever there's a trade involving a major leaguer or a Prospect Handbook-caliber minor leaguer, we'll provide in-depth analysis. 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.

Dec. 22 • Blue Jays, Mariners Swap Hard-Throwing Brandons
Blue JaysMariners
Acquire:
RHP Brandon Morrow, Seattle
Acquire:
RHP Brandon League, Toronto
OF Johermyn Chavez, Lansing (Lo A)



Dec. 22 • Yankees Reacquire Well-Traveled Javier Vazquez
YankeesBraves
Acquire:
RHP Javier Vazquez, Atlanta
LHP Boone Logan, Atlanta
Acquire:
OF Melky Cabrera, New York (AL)
RHP Arodys Vizcaino, Staten Island (SS)
LHP Mike Dunn, New York (AL)



Dec. 18 • Mariners Gamble On Cubs Outfielder Milton Bradley
MarinersCubs
Acquire:
OF Milton Bradley, Chicago (NL)
Acquire:
RHP Carlos Silva, Seattle



Dec. 16 • Busy Blue Jays Exchange New Prize For Brett Wallace
Blue JaysAthletics
Acquire:
3B Brett Wallace, Sacramento (AAA)
Acquire:
OF Michael Taylor, Lehigh Valley (AAA)



Dec. 16 • Three-Team Blockbuster Involves Pair Of Cy Young Award Winners
PhilliesMarinersBlue Jays
Acquire:
RHP Roy Halladay, Toronto
RHP Phillippe Aumont, West Tenn (AA)
OF Tyson Gillies, High Desert (Hi A)
RHP J.C. Ramirez, High Desert (Hi A)
Acquire:
LHP Cliff Lee, Philadelphia
Acquire:
RHP Kyle Drabek, Reading (AA)
OF Michael Taylor, Lehigh Valley (AAA)
C Travis d'Arnaud, Lakewood (Lo A)



Dec. 15 • Dodgers Shed Payroll, Deal Juan Pierre To White Sox
White SoxDodgers
Acquire:
OF Juan Pierre, Los Angeles (NL)
Acquire:
RHP John Ely, Birmingham (AA)
RHP Jon Link, Charlotte (AAA)



Dec. 11 • Soriano Dealt After He Unexpectedly Accepts Arbitration
RaysBraves
Acquire:
RHP Rafael Soriano, Atlanta
Acquire:
RHP Jesse Chavez, Pittsburgh



Dec. 9 • Marlins Trade Hard-Throwing Lindstrom To Astros
AstrosMarlins
Acquire:
RHP Matt Lindstrom, Florida
Acquire:
RHP Robert Bono, Lexington (Lo A)
SS Luis Bryan, GCL Astros (R)
3B Jorge Jimenez, Portland (AA)



Dec. 9 • Orioles Land Veteran Starter From Rangers
OriolesRangers
Acquire:
RHP Kevin Millwood, Texas
Acquire:
RHP Chris Ray, Baltimore
LHP Ben Snyder, Connecticut (AA)



Dec. 8 • Granderson Heads To New York In Three-Team Trade
YankeesDiamondbacksTigers
Acquire:
OF Curtis Granderson, Detroit
Acquire:
RHP Edwin Jackson, Detroit
RHP Ian Kennedy, New York (AL)
Acquire:
OF Austin Jackson, Scranton/W-B (AAA)
RHP Max Scherzer, Arizona
LHP Daniel Schlereth, Arizona
LHP Phil Coke, New York (AL)



Dec. 7 • Rangers Acquire Lefty Specialist Rapada
RangersTigers
Acquire:
LHP Clay Rapada, Detroit
Acquire:
player to be named



Dec. 7 • Yankees Deal Bruney For Rule 5 Consideration
NationalsYankees
Acquire:
RHP Brian Bruney, New York (AL)
Acquire:
OF Jamie Hoffmann, Albuquerque (AAA)



Dec. 3 • Athletics Pry Jake Fox Away From Cubs In Five-Player Deal
AthleticsCubs
Acquire:
3B/LF Jake Fox, Chicago (NL)
2B Aaron Miles, Chicago (NL)
Acquire:
RHP Jeff Gray, Oakland
OF Matt Spencer, Midland (AA)
RHP Ronny Morla, Vancouver (SS)



Dec. 1 • Rays Empower Catching Corps With Shoppach Acquisition
RaysIndians
Acquire:
C Kelly Shoppach, Cleveland
Acquire:
RHP Mitch Talbot, Durham (AAA)



Nov. 19 • Cubs Trade Heilman To D'backs After Only One Season
DiamondbacksCubs
Acquire:
RHP Aaron Heilman, Chicago (NL)
Acquire:
LHP Scott Maine, Reno (AAA)
1B Ryne White, Visalia (Hi A)



Nov. 6 • Brewers, Twins Exchange Hardy, Gomez In Straight-Up Swap
TwinsBrewers
Acquire:
SS J.J. Hardy, Milwaukee
Acquire:
OF Carlos Gomez, Minnesota



Nov. 6 • White Sox Get Mark Teahen From Central Rival Royals
White SoxRoyals
Acquire:
3B Mark Teahen, Kansas City
Acquire:
2B Chris Getz, Chicago (AL)
3B Josh Fields, Chicago (AL)



Nov. 5 • Red Sox Acquire Hermida From Cost-Conscious Fish
Red SoxMarlins
Acquire:
OF Jeremy Hermida, Florida
Acquire:
LHP Hunter Jones, Boston
LHP Jose Alvarez, Lowell (SS)



Nov. 3 • Pirates, Rays Kickstart Trading Season
PiratesRays
Acquire:
2B Akinori Iwamura, Tampa Bay
Acquire:
RHP Jesse Chavez, Pittsburgh



Sept. 3 • Fed-Up Royals Deal Gutierrez To Rangers
RangersRoyals
Acquire:
RHP Danny Gutierrez, Wilmington (Hi A)
Acquire:
C Manny Pina, Frisco (AA)
OF Tim Smith, Frisco (AA)



Aug. 31 • Ramirez Welcomes Jim Thome To Mannywood
DodgersWhite Sox
Acquire:
1B Jim Thome, Chicago (AL)
Acquire:
SS Justin Fuller, Inland Empire (Hi A)



Aug. 31 • Dodgers Get Stopgap Garland From D'backs
DodgersDiamondbacks
Acquire:
RHP Jon Garland, Arizona
Acquire:
2B Tony Abreu, Albuquerque (AAA)



Aug. 31 • Contreras Is Colorado-Bound In Deal With White Sox
RockiesWhite Sox
Acquire:
RHP Jose Contreras, Chicago (AL)
Acquire:
RHP Brandon Hynick, Colo. Springs (AAA)



Aug. 30 • Dodgers Bring Belliard to L.A.
DodgersNationals
Acquire:
2B Ronnie Belliard, Washington
Acquire:
RHP Luis Garcia, Great Lakes (Lo A)
LHP Victor Garate, Chattanooga (AA)
Aug. 28 • Twins Reel In Rauch From Arizona
TwinsDiamondbacks
Acquire:
RHP Jon Rauch, Arizona
Acquire:
RHP Kevin Mulvey, Rochester (AAA)



Aug. 28 • Angels Deal For Rotation Help In Form Of Scott Kazmir
AngelsRays
Acquire:
LHP Scott Kazmir, Tampa Bay
Acquire:
2B Sean Rodriguez, Salt Lake (AAA)
LHP Alex Torres, Arkansas (AA)
3B Matt Sweeney, R. Cucamonga (Hi A)



Aug. 25 • Red Sox Fortify Bullpen With On-The-Mend Veteran Wagner
Red SoxMets
Acquire:
LHP Billy Wagner, New York (NL)
Acquire:
OF/1B Chris Carter, Pawtucket (AAA)
1B Eddie Lora, GCL Red Sox (R)



Aug. 18 • Pudge Returns to Rangers In Deal With Astros
RangersAstros
Acquire:
C Ivan Rodriguez, Houston
Acquire:
RHP Matt Nevarez, Hickory (Lo A)
2B Jose Vallejo, Oklahoma City (AAA)



Aug. 15 • Tigers Add Huff In Waiver Deal With Orioles
TigersOrioles
Acquire:
1B Aubrey Huff, Baltimore
Acquire:
RHP Brett Jacobson, Lakeland (Hi A)



Aug. 14 • Red Sox Get Gonzalez To Fill Shortstop Hole
Red SoxReds
Acquire:
SS Alex Gonzalez, Cincinnati
Acquire:
SS Kris Negron, Salem (Hi A)



Aug. 7 • Orioles Flip Veteran Zaun To Rays
RaysOrioles
Acquire:
C Gregg Zaun, Baltimore
Acquire:
1B Rhyne Hughes, Durham (AAA)



Aug. 7 • Twins Acquire Pavano In Post-Deadline Exchange With Indians
TwinsIndians
Acquire:
RHP Carl Pavano, Cleveland
Acquire:
RHP Yohan Pino, Rochester (AAA)



Aug. 5 • Mets Acquire Another Middle-Infield Stopgap
MetsNationals
Acquire:
2B Anderson Hernandez, Washington
Acquire:
2B Greg Veloz, St. Lucie (Hi A)



July 31 • Nationals Net Double-A Lefty In Johnson Trade
MarlinsNationals
Acquire:
1B Nick Johnson, Washington
Acquire:
RHP Aaron Thompson, Jacksonville (AA)



July 31 • Nationals Cash In Veteran Lefty Reliever Beimel
RockiesNationals
Acquire:
LHP Joe Beimel, Washington
Acquire:
RHP Ryan Mattheus, Colo. Springs (AAA)
RHP Robinson Fabian, Asheville (Lo A)



July 31 • Red Sox Bulk Up Offense With Victor Martinez
Red SoxIndians
Acquire:
C/1B Victor Martinez, Cleveland
Acquire:
RHP Justin Masterson, Boston
LHP Nick Hagadone, Greenville (Lo A)
RHP Bryan Price, Salem (Hi A)



July 31 • White Sox Land Dinged-Up Ace Peavy With Second Try
White SoxPadres
Acquire:
RHP Jake Peavy, San Diego
Acquire:
LHP Aaron Poreda, Charlotte (AAA)
LHP Clayton Richard, Chicago (AL)
RHP Adam Russell, Charlotte (AAA)
RHP Dexter Carter, Kannapolis (Lo A)



July 31 • Blue Jays Deal Rolen For Prospects
RedsBlue Jays
Acquire:
3B Scott Rolen, Toronto
Acquire:
3B Edwin Encarnacion, Cincinnati
RHP Josh Roenicke, Cincinnati
RHP Zach Stewart, Louisville (AAA)



July 31 • Braves Reacquire Adam LaRoche
BravesRed Sox
Acquire:
1B Adam LaRoche, Boston
Acquire:
1B Casey Kotchman, Atlanta



July 31 • Yankees Acquire Jack-Of-All-Trades Hairston Jr.
YankeesReds
Acquire:
3B/SS/OF Jerry Hairston Jr., Cincinnati
Acquire:
C Chase Weems, Charleston (Lo A)



July 31 • Twins Upgrade At Shortstop With Cabrera
TwinsAthletics
Acquire:
SS Orlando Cabrera, Oakland
Acquire:
SS Tyler Ladendorf, Beloit (Lo A)



July 30 • Mariners Move Washburn To Motown
TigersMariners
Acquire:
LHP Jarrod Washburn, Seattle
Acquire:
LHP Luke French, Detroit
LHP Mauricio Robles, Lakeland (Hi A)



July 30 • No Pirate Left Behind: Gorzelanny, Grabow Dealt To Cubs
CubsPirates
Acquire:
LHP John Grabow, Pittsburgh
LHP Tom Gorzelanny, Indianapolis (AAA)
Acquire:
RHP Kevin Hart, Chicago (NL)
RHP Jose Ascanio, Iowa (AAA)
2B/OF Josh Harrison, Daytona (Hi A)



July 30 • Dodgers Bulk Up Their Bullpen With Sherrill
DodgersOrioles
Acquire:
LHP George Sherrill, Baltimore
Acquire:
3B Josh Bell, Chattanooga (AA)
RHP Steve Johnson, Chattanooga (AA)



July 29 • Reds Pick Up Balentien On The Cheap
RedsMariners
Acquire:
OF Wladimir Balentien, Seattle
Acquire:
RHP Robert Manuel, Louisville (AAA)



July 29 • Giants Part With '07 First-Rounder To Acquire Sanchez
PiratesGiants
Acquire:
RHP Tim Alderson, Connecticut (AA)
Acquire:
2B Freddy Sanchez, Pittsbugh



July 29 • Phillies Acquire Reigning Cy Young Winner Cliff Lee
PhilliesIndians
Acquire:
LHP Cliff Lee, Cleveland
OF Ben Francisco, Cleveland
Acquire:
RHP Carlos Carrasco, Lehigh Valley (AAA)
RHP Jason Knapp, Lakewood (Lo A)
SS Jason Donald, Lehigh Valley (AAA)
C Lou Marson, Lehigh Valley (AAA)



July 29 • Pirates Deal Big League Pair To Mariners For Five-Player Haul
MarinersPirates
Acquire:
RHP Ian Snell, Indianapolis (AAA)
SS Jack Wilson, Pittsburgh
Acquire:
C/1B Jeff Clement, Tacoma (AAA)
SS Ronny Cedeno, Seattle
RHP Nathan Adcock, High Desert (Hi A)
RHP Brett Lorin, Clinton (Lo A)
RHP Aaron Pribanic, Clinton (Lo A)



July 27 • Giants Surrender A-Ball Lefty To Upgrade With Garko
GiantsIndians
Acquire:
1B Ryan Garko, Cleveland
Acquire:
LHP Scott Barnes, San Jose (Hi A)



July 24 • Cardinals Part With '08 First-Rounder In Deal For Holliday
CardinalsAthletics
Acquire:
OF Matt Holliday, Oakland
Acquire:
3B Brett Wallace, Memphis (AAA)
RHP Clayton Mortensen, Memphis (AAA)
OF Shane Peterson, Springfield (AA)
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July 23 • Rockies Deal Hard-Throwing Ohioan To Indians For Relief Help
RockiesIndians
Acquire:
RHP Rafael Betancourt, Cleveland
Acquire:
RHP Connor Graham, Modesto (Hi A)



July 22 • Red Sox Acquire Adam LaRoche For Stretch Drive
Red SoxPirates
Acquire:
1B Adam LaRoche, Pittsburgh
Acquire:
SS Argenis Diaz, Portland (AA)
RHP Hunter Strickland, Greenville (Lo A)



July 19 • Brewers Add Offense-Oriented Second Baseman To Infield Mix
BrewersDiamondbacks
Acquire:
2B Felipe Lopez, Arizona
Acquire:
OF Cole Gillespie, Nashville (AAA)
RHP Roque Mercedes, Brevard Cty. (Hi A)



July 10 • NL East Rivals Swap Underachieving Right Fielders
MetsBraves
Acquire:
OF Jeff Francoeur, Atlanta
Acquire:
OF Ryan Church, New York (NL)



July 10 • Shortstop-Starved Royals Deal Two Young Arms For Betancourt
RoyalsMariners
Acquire:
SS Yuniesky Betancourt, Seattle
Acquire:
RHP Dan Cortes, NW Arkansas (AA)
LHP Derrick Saito, Burlington (Lo A)



July 7 • Acquisition Of Tony Pena Costs White Sox A First Base Prospect
White SoxDiamondbacks
Acquire:
RHP Tony Pena, Arizona
Acquire:
1B Brandon Allen, Charlotte (AAA)



July 5 • Padres Trade Hairston To A's In Continuing Quest For Power Arms
AthleticsPadres
Acquire:
OF Scott Hairston, San Diego
Acquire:
RHP Sean Gallagher, Sacramento (AAA)
RHP Craig Italiano, Stockton (Hi A)
RHP Ryan Webb, Sacramento (AAA)



July 2 • Well-Traveled Winston Abreu Joins Indians' Pen In Trade With Rays
IndiansRays
Acquire:
RHP Winston Abreu, Tampa Bay
Acquire:
RHP John Meloan, Columbus (AAA)



July 2 • Cubs Land Utility Infielder Jeff Baker From Rockies
CubsRockies
Acquire:
2B Jeff Baker, Colorado
Acquire:
RHP Al Alburquerque, Daytona (Hi A)



June 30 • Pirates Remain Active, Land Milledge, Hanrahan From Nats
PiratesNationals
Acquire:
OF Lastings Milledge, Syracuse (AAA)
RHP Joel Hanrahan, Washington
Acquire:
OF Nyjer Morgan, Pittsburgh
LHP Sean Burnett, Pittsburgh



June 29 • Yankees Add Bench Depth With Pirates' Hinske
YankeesPirates
Acquire:
OF Eric Hinske, Pittsburgh
Acquire:
OF Eric Fryer, Tampa (Hi A)
RHP Casey Erickson, Charleston (Lo A)



June 27 • First-Place Cardinals Acquire DeRosa For Second-Half Push
CardinalsIndians
Acquire:
3B Mark DeRosa, Cleveland
Acquire:
RHP Chris Perez, St. Louis
RHP Jess Todd, Memphis (AAA)



June 3 • Braves Pry McLouth From Pirates For Three Prospects
BravesPirates
Acquire:
OF Nate McLouth, Pittsburgh
Acquire:
OF Gorkys Hernandez, Mississippi (AA)
LHP Jeff Locke, Myrtle Beach (Hi A)
RHP Charlie Morton, Gwinnett (AAA)



May 29 • White Sox Catch Veteran Ramon Castro From Mets
White SoxMets
Acquire:
C Ramon Castro, New York (NL)
Acquire:
RHP Lance Broadway, Chicago (AL)



May 21 • Padres Trade Gerut For San Diego Native Gwynn Jr.
BrewersPadres
Acquire:
OF Jody Gerut, San Diego
Acquire:
OF Tony Gwynn Jr., Nashville (AAA)



April 15 • Pirates Enhance Depth With Pickup Of Young
PiratesDodgers
Acquire:
OF Delwyn Young, Albuquerque (AAA)
Acquire:
RHP Eric Krebs, Altoona (AA)



April 5 • Rays Solidify Pitching Picture With Trade Of Hammel
RockiesRays
Acquire:
RHP Jason Hammel, Tampa Bay
Acquire:
RHP Aneury Rodriguez, Modesto (Hi A)



April 2 • D'backs Part With Brown To Retain Rule 5 Pick Skelton
DiamondbacksTigers
Acquire:
C James Skelton, Erie (AA)
Acquire:
RHP Brooks Brown, Mobile (AA)



April 1 • Marlins-Orioles Swap Out-Of-Options Players
MarlinsOrioles
Acquire:
RHP Hayden Penn, Norfolk (AAA)
Acquire:
SS Robert Andino, Florida



April 1 • Padres Pick Up Another Value-Priced Reliever
PadresIndians
Acquire:
RHP Edward Mujica, Cleveland
Acquire:
cash considerations



March 31 • Astros Add Versatile Keppinger
AstrosReds
Acquire:
SS/2B Jeff Keppinger, Cincinnati
Acquire:
2B Drew Sutton, Corpus Christi (AA)



March 30 • Tigers Add Swift Josh Anderson To Outfield Mix
TigersBraves
Acquire:
OF Josh Anderson, Atlanta
Acquire:
RHP Rudy Darrow, Erie (AA)



March 28 • Twins Trade Reliever To Keep Rule 5 Pick Jones In The Fold
TwinsYankees
Acquire:
RHP Jason Jones, Trenton (AA)
Acquire:
RHP Charles Nolte, Beloit (Lo A)



March 27 • Giants Flip Paulino For Live-Armed Young Righthander
MarlinsGiants
Acquire:
C Ronny Paulino, Pittsburgh
Acquire:
RHP Hector Correa, GCL Marlins (R)



March 27 • Phillies Stick With Coste, Deal Paulino For Second Lefty
GiantsPhillies
Acquire:
C Ronny Paulino, Pittsburgh
Acquire:
LHP Jack Taschner, San Francisco



March 27 • Thigpen Gets Fresh Start In Oakland
AthleticsBlue Jays
Acquire:
C Curtis Thigpen, Toronto
Acquire:
cash considerations



March 25 • Hard-Throwing De La Cruz Dealt To Padres
PadresMarlins
Acquire:
RHP Eulogio de la Cruz, Florida
Acquire:
cash considerations



Feb. 4 • A's Trade Murton, Alleviate Crowded Outfield
RockiesAthletics
Acquire:
OF Matt Murton, Oakland
Acquire:
2B Corey Wimberly, Tulsa (AA)



Feb. 2 • Cubs Deal Wuertz To A's In Seventh Offseason Deal
AthleticsCubs
Acquire:
RHP Michael Wuertz, Chicago (NL)
Acquire:
OF Richie Robnett, Midland (AA)
SS/2B Justin Sellers, Midland (AA)



Feb. 2 • Wild Lefty Rich Hill Dealt To Orioles
OriolesCubs
Acquire:
LHP Rich Hill, Daytona (Hi A)
Acquire:
cash considerations



Jan. 28 • Cubs Swing Trade For Heilman In Fifth Offseaon Deal
CubsMariners
Acquire:
RHP Aaron Heilman, New York (NL)
Acquire:
LHP Garrett Olson, Baltimore
SS Ronny Cedeno, Chicago (NL)



Jan. 18 • Cubs-Orioles Swap Slow-To-Develop Youngsters
RockiesCubs
Acquire:
OF Felix Pie, Chicago (NL)
Acquire:
LHP Garrett Olson, Baltimore
RHP Hank Williamson, Delmarva (Lo A)



Jan. 6 • Marquis Trade Helps Cubs Reallocate Resources
RockiesCubs
Acquire:
RHP Jason Marquis, Chicago (NL)
Acquire:
RHP Luis Vizcaino, Colorado
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