After the dust settled from today’s trade deadline, 16 moves were made involving 44 players.
The Mets made their big move, acquiring outfielder Jay Bruce from the Cincinnati Reds for second baseman Dilson Herrera and left handed pitching prospect Max Wotell. Through 97 games, the 29-year old outfielder has 25 home runs and a National League leading 80 runs batted in.
The Texas Rangers made arguably the biggest splashes of the trade deadline, agreeing on a deal with the Brewers to receive All Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy and reliever Jeremy Jeffress. In exchange, the Brewers got outfielder Lewis Brinson and pitcher Luis Ortiz, the second and third ranked prospects in the Rangers’ system respectively. Notably absent from the transaction was Joey Gallo, the Rangers’ top prospect who was rumored to be necessary to complete any major deal.
The Rangers also struck a deal with the Yankees to acquire outfielder/DH Carlos Beltran in exchange for pitcher Dillon Tate, the fourth overall pick in the 2015 draft in addition to two other pitching prospects.
The San Francisco Giants were busy today as well, completing two deals. Earlier this afternoon, the Giants received reliever Will Smith from the Brewers in exchange for backup catcher Andrew Susac and pitching prospect Phil Bickford.
The rest of today’s deadline trades are below –
San Diego Padres return prospect Luis Castillo to the Miami Marlins for pitcher Colin Rea. (Rea was injured in his first start for Miami after being traded on Friday.)
Pittsburgh Pirates complete Yankees’ firesale, picking up Ivan Nova for players to be named later.