The 2013 Major League Baseball trade deadline is upon us, and it is sure to be a rumor-filled day. Buyers and sellers will look to trade pieces with the hopes of building for the future or going all-in for this season. Check back here throughout the day for updates, news and rumors around the league.
4:08 pm: The Trade Deadline has come and gone. No news on the Yankees. No news on anyone, really.
3:50 pm: The Yankees aren’t gaining any traction on any trade talks at the moment, including on Michael Young according to Buster Olney. With 10 minutes to go, teams must file paperwork for any trades by 4 pm EST.
3:47 pm: The Orioles have acquired starting pitcher Bud Norris from the Astros in exchange for L.J. Hoes and another piece, according to Ken Rosenthal. Norris, 28, has a 3.93 ERA with 6.4 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 in 126 innings with the Astros this season.
3:45: The Yankees and Braves talked about a possible trade with Phil Hughes, but it won’t happen according to Joel Sherman. The idea was to send Hughes to the bullpen, where he had great success in 2009. For now, Hughes will stay put.
3:20 pm: The Phillies are “skeptical” on whether or not they can make a deal in this last hour, including on Michael Young – according to Bob Nightengale. Young could clear waivers and be dealt in August, however. He’s owed $15 mil.
3:00 pm: With ONE HOUR to go in the trade deadline, many teams are scrambling to get those last minute deals into place. As of right now, the Yankees are aware that Michael Young will waive his no trade clause for them. Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York tweets that both clubs are working hard to get a deal done within the hour. Elsewhere, Astros starting pitcher Bud Norris is drawing a lot of interest, and a deal involving him is likely. The Pirates, Dbacks and Orioles have been in contact with the Astros.
2:40: Bob Nightengale tweets that the Yankees are now getting calls and offers for Phil Hughes. Hughes is in the last year of his contract and will almost certainly sign elsewhere in the offseason.
**And the first trade of the day:
2:15 pm: Padres acquire Kennedy from Diamondbacks
The San Diego Padres have acquired starting pitcher Ian Kennedy from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for lefty reliever Joe Thatcher and Double-A reliever Matt Stites, according to MLB.com’s Corey Brock. Kennedy is under team control through 2015 as an arbitration eligible player.
2:04 pm: Ken Rosenthal tweets that the Yankees aren’t close to landing a third-baseman. Mark Feinsand tweets that a source says that Young would waive his no-trade clause and accept a deal to New York. Young already said he would do that for the Red Sox, but it’s said to be unlikely he ends up in Boston. Stay tuned.
1:37 pm: The Padres have interest in Diamondbacks starter Ian Kennedy. Kennedy, who is having a down year, can still be a valuable asset to a rotation. Talks between the Padres and Dbacks have “legs” according to Jeff Passan. Joe Thatcher could be sent to Arizona in the deal.
12:43 pm: The Rangers are willing to listen on ANYONE at the moment. This includes newly acquired pitcher, Matt Garza according to Ken Rosenthal.
12:38 pm: The Mariners are in active trade talks involving closer Tom Wilhelmsen, Oliver Perez, and Mike Morse. John Paul Morosi of FOX Sports tweets that the Orioles are actively pursuing Perez and Morse. The O’s are also interested in Justin Morneau.
12:33 pm: Gordon Edes tweets that it is doubtful Michael Young will be traded to the Red Sox, even though he was willing to waive his no-trade clause.
11:45 am: According to Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet, the Toronto Blue Jays have interest in Angels 2B Howie Kendrick. Kendrick has drawn interest from a number of teams, notably the Royals who are in need of a second baseman.
11:30 am: FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal tweets that Phillies 3B Michael Young has changed his mind, and will now be willing to waive his no-trade clause to join the Red Sox. Previously, he was only set on returning to his former team, the Rangers.
10:50 am: Bowden tweets that Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee will NOT be traded today. There have been rumblings that he had been readily available and that the Red Sox were interested in a possible deal. However, Philly wanted three top prospects and cash to help out with Lee’s remaining $70 mil on his contract.
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*Here are a some of the noteworthy deals over the last couple of days:
7/30/13: Three-team deal sends Peavy to Red Sox, Iglesias to Tigers, Garcia to White Sox
Jake Peavy and Brayan Villarreal were shipped to Boston and shortstop Jose Iglesias went to Detroit. The White Sox received outfield prospect Avisail Garcia as well as minor league right handers J.B. Wendelken and Francellis Montas and shortstop Cleuluis Rondon. Peavy will slide into a shaky Boston rotation, while Iglesias is expected to fill the shoes of Jhonny Peralta at shortstop, who will most likely be suspended 50-games stemming from the Biogenesis scandal.
7/30/13:A’s acquire Callaspo
The Athletics acquired Alberto Callaspo yesterday, sending Grant Green over to LA. The Yankees had been interested in Callaspo because they need a third baseman not only for this season, but next depending on the status of Alex Rodriguez.
7/30/13: Indains acquire Rzepczynski
The Indians received left-handed relief help, acquiring Marc Rzepzcysnki from the Cardinals in exchange for minor league infielder Juan Herrera.
7/29/13: Rays acquire Crain
The Rays acquired injured All-Star reliever Jesse Crain from the White Sox. The players Tampa Bay send back to Chicago will be finalized most likely after the season. Crain, when healthy, represents a major upgrade for the Rays bullpen.