2022 MLB Trade Tracker: Every move made ahead of deadline

Arash Madani and Arden Zwelling recap the Toronto Blue Jays trade deadline, discussing how management wasn't willing to give up top prospects for big impact players & if the players acquired are good enough to make them a legit contender in the AL.

The 2022 MLB Trade Deadline has come and gone and a number of teams pulled off big moves ahead of the first year of the expanded post-season format.

The San Diego Padres were arguably the busiest team, headlined by the Juan Soto blockbuster and a trade for all-star closer Josh Hader.

The Yankees were also very busy, acquiring depth at all positions, including in the rotation with Frankie Montas.

The Blue Jays shored up their own pitching staff with three pitchers, including Mitch White from the Dodgers, then shocked everyone by grabbing two-time all-star utilityman Whit Merrifield just before the deadline passed.

Now that the dust has settled, here is a complete list of every trade made.

Mets add one final arm to bullpen

New York Mets receive: RHP Mychal Givens
Chicago Cubs receive: RHP Saul Gonzalez

The Mets, prepping for a deep playoff run, added another veteran arm to their bullpen just before the trade deadline.

Givens, 31, has a 2.66 ERA with 51 strikeouts in 40 appearances this season.

Mariners acquire Jake Lamb for extra bat

Seattle Mariners receive: DH Jake Lamb
Los Angeles Dodgers receive: Cash Considerations

Lamb, 31, joined the Dodgers on a minor league deal and was promoted to the majors in June.

A native of Seattle, Lamb became expendable after the Dodgers acquired Joey Gallo from the Yankees.

He is hitting .239/.338/.433 with two home runs in 25 games this season.

Blue Jays move depth reliever to Pirates

Toronto Blue Jays receive: Cash Considerations
Pittsburgh Pirates receive: RHP Jeremy Beasley

Beasley, 26, has appeared in nine games for the Blue Jays in the 2022 season, holding a 4.80 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP.

The native of Lyons, GA, was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in 2017 in the 30th round and made his Major League debut with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2020.

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Braves add closer Raisel Iglesias

Atlanta Braves receive: RHP Raisel Iglesias
Los Angeles Angels receive: RHP Jesse Chavez, LHP Tucker Davidson

Several teams were linked to Iglesias, including the Toronto Blue Jays, before the deal with Atlanta came to fruition.

Iglesias, 32, is 2-6 with a 4.04 ERA and 1.065 WHIP in 39 games this season. The Angels are 43-59 and in fourth place in the American League, 11 games back of a wild-card spot.

The right-handed Cuban-born pitcher has a career 3.13 ERA and 1.092 WHIP, to go with 156 saves in 378 games.

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Yankees deal Montgomery to Cards, bring in Bader

New York Yankees receive: OF Harrison Bader
St. Louis Cardinals receive: RHP Jordan Montgomery

Bader gives the Yankees more depth in the outfield on defence and some speed on the basepaths.

Montgomery will give the Cardinals another arm in their rotation, alongside Monday acquisition Jose Quintana.

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Merrifield moving from Kansas City to Toronto

Toronto Blue Jays receive: INF Whit Merrifield
Kansas City Royals receive: RHP Max Castillo, 2B Samad Taylor

Merrifield is slashing .240/.290/.352 with six homers and 42 RBI this year.

The 33-year-old was an All-Star in 2019 and '21 and led the American League in stolen bases in '17, '18 and '21.

Merrifield did not travel to Toronto for a series last month because he is unvaccinated against COVID-19.

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Blue Jays add another arm in Mitch White

Toronto Blue Jays receive: RHP Mitch White, INF Alex De Jesus
Los Angeles Dodgers receive: RHP Nick Frasso, LHP Moises Brito

White has a 3.70 ERA in 15 appearances this season, including 10 starts, with 47 strikeouts in 56 innings. The 27-year-old was Los Angeles’ second-round pick in the 2016 MLB Draft and has a 3-5 record with a 3.58 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP since making the move to the big leagues in 2020.

De Jesus has batted .272 with 20 doubles, three triples, 11 home runs, and 48 RBI with an .833 OPS for both Single-A Rancho Cucamonga and Advanced-A Great Lakes, this season. The 20-year-old signed with the Dodgers in 2018 has slashed .273/.376/.434 with 89 extra-base hits in 241 minor league games.

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Brewers add another veteran reliever

Milwaukee Brewers receive: RHP Trevor Rosenthal
San Francisco Giants receive: OF Tristan Peters

Rosenthal is a wild card as he hasn't pitched since 2020 and is said to still be a few weeks away from major league ready.

If he can return to form, the 32-year-old will give bullpen depth to the Brewers — who acquired Matt Bush and Taylor Rogers on Monday.

Twins give bullpen a boost, adding Fulmer from Tigers

Minnesota Twins receive: RHP Michael Fulmer
Detroit Tigers receive: RHP Sawyer Gipson-Long

Fulmer was one of several Tigers relievers expected to attract attention at the deadline.

Fulmer becomes an unrestricted free agent following this season.

The 29-year-old Fulmer is 3-4 with a 4.20 ERA, 39 strikeouts and 20 walks this season.

As a starter, Fulmer was American League rookie of the year in 2016 and an All-Star in 2017.

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Phillies beat out Blue Jays in battle for Syndergaard

Philadelphia Phillies receive: RHP Noah Syndergaard
Los Angeles Angels receive: OF Mickey Moniak, Second prospect

On a one-year, $21-million contract and with the Angels going through a disastrous season, the former first-round pick of the Toronto Blue Jays was a strong candidate to be dealt prior to trade deadline.

As the clock ticked closer to the cutoff, Toronto and Philadelphia emerged as the two finalists vying for his services. It is not known what offer, if any, the Blue Jays ultimately made.

MLB.com has reported his velocity is down to 94 m.p.h from 98 m.p.h. since the surgery. Sydnergaard is 5-8 with a 3.83 ERA this season.

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After rejecting deal to Nationals, Hosmer goes to Red Sox

Boston Red Sox receive: 1B Eric Hosmer, INF Max Ferguson, OF Corey Rosier, cash
San Diego Padres receive: LHP Jay Groome

Hosmer was in the headlines earlier in the day when he wouldn't waive his no-trade clause to go to the Washington Nationals in the Juan Soto blockbuster.

It forced the Padres to try to find another home for Hosmer -- and he ended up in Boston.

Hosmer is batting .272 with eight homers and 40 RBI this year.

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AL Central rivals swing deal

Cleveland Guardians receive: RHP Ian Hamilton
Minnesota Twins receive: C Sandy Leon

The teams battling it out for top spot in the AL Central made a trade about an hour before the deadline.

Leon has been in the minors since mid-July. He was acquired by Cleveland in a deal with the Cincinnati Reds earlier this year.

Hamilton also has spent most of the year in triple-A.

Mariners add depth at catcher

Seattle Mariners receive: C Curt Casali, LHP Matthew Boyd
San Francisco Giants receive: RHP Michael Stryffeler, C Andy Thomas

Casali gives the Mariners another option at catcher for the playoff drive, though he currently is sidelined with an oblique strain.

Casali is batting .231 with four homers and 14 RBI this year.

Boyd hasn't pitched this year. He is rehabbing from forearm flexor tendon surgery.

Stryffeler is 1-3 with a 2.27 ERA in a relief role at triple-A Tacoma.

Padres add another big bat, acquiring ex-Blue Jay Drury

San Diego Padres receive: INF Brandon Drury
Cincinnati Reds receive: INF Victor Acosta

With the Reds near the bottom of the National League standings and Drury an unrestricted free agent after this season, the former Toronto Blue Jay was a strong candidate to be dealt prior to Tuesday’s 6 p.m. ET trade deadline.

The 18-year-old Acosta is San Diego’s No. 6-ranked prospect by MLB Pipeline.

Drury already has a career-high 20 home runs this year. He has slashed .274/.335/.520 while also driving in 59 runs.

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Phillies land Robertson, the market's top rental reliever

Philadelphia Phillies receive: RHP David Robertson
Chicago Cubs receive: RHP Ben Brown

With the Cubs well out of playoff contention and the 37-year-old Robertson eligible for free agency after this season, the reliever was widely expected to be dealt before Tuesday's 6 p.m. ET trade deadline. He had been linked to several teams, including the Toronto Blue Jays.

Robertson returned from Tommy John surgery late last season with the Tampa Bay Rays after winning a silver medal with the United States at the Tokyo Olympics.

He signed a one-year contract with the Cubs prior to this season and has been effective, going 3-0 with a 2.23 ERA, 14 saves, 51 strikeouts and 19 walks.

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Twins land an underrated starting pitcher with Tyler Mahle

Minnesota Twins receive: RHP Tyler Mahle
Cincinnati Reds receive: 2B Spencer Steer, 3B Christian Encarncion-Strand, LHP Steven Hajjar

Mahle missed most of July with a shoulder injury, but has pitched six innings in each of his past two starts, giving up a combined five runs.

He had his best year in the majors last season, going 13-6 with a 3.75 ERA in 33 starts.

Mahle doesn't throw hard, and his ERA is a little bloated (4.40), but his xERA (3.22) suggests he's been solid this season. The fact he's played his home games at the easiest park in baseball to hit home runs at hasn't helped him, but a change of scenery could do wonders.

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Dodgers take a flier on Joey Gallo

Los Angeles Dodgers receive: OF Joey Gallo
New York Yankees receive: RHP Clayton Beeter

The New York Yankees will trade struggling outfielder Joey Gallo to the Los Angeles Dodgers, pending a physical, ESPN's Jeff Passan reports.

Right-handed pitching prospect Clayton Beeter goes the other way in the deal.

An all-star last season with the Texas Rangers, Gallo cooled off dramatically in the second half after he was traded to the Yankees and hasn't put up big numbers this season — .159/.282/.339, 12 home runs and 24 RBI.

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Blue Jays find their relievers in a deal with Marlins

Toronto Blue Jays receive: RHP Zach Pop, RHP Anthony Bass, player to be named later
Miami Marlins receive: 3B Jordan Groshans

Relief help was seen as one of Toronto's biggest needs heading into Tuesday's 6 p.m. ET trade deadline.

Pop, a native of Brampton, Ont., is 2-0 with a 3.60 ERA in 18 innings this year. The 25-year-old is under team control through the 2026 season.

Bass, who also played for the Blue Jays in 2020, is 2-3 with a 1.41 ERA. Bass, 34, has a $3-million team option on his contract for next season.

Groshans has been a highly-ranked prospect in the Blue Jays system for a long time so it might be surprising to see him in a deal for a pair of relievers — neither of whom are big-time names.

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Soto heads to San Diego, tilting the National League's balance of power towards the Padres

San Diego Padres receive: OF Juan Soto, 1B Josh Bell
Washington Nationals receive: SS CJ Abrams, OF Robert Hassell III, OF James Wood, LHP MacKenzie Gore, RHP Jarlin Susana, 1B Luke Voit

Soto became the top player on the market when he reportedly turned down a 15-year, $440-million deal to stay with the league-worst Nationals last month.

The Padres (58-46), who have never won the World Series, are currently in the second wild-card spot in the National League.

The 23-year-old Dominican has been an All-Star the past two years and helped the Nationals win the World Series in 2019.

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Twins secure a star closer, acquiring Jorge Lopez from Orioles

Minnesota Twins receive: RHP Jorge Lopez
Baltimore Orioles receive: LHP Cade Povich, RHP Yennier Cano, RHP Juan Nuñez and LHP Juan Rojas

The American League Central-leading Minnesota Twins have acquired All-Star closer Jorge Lopez in a trade with the Baltimore Orioles.

For the Orioles, the team is parting with a key reliever despite being in the wild-card race at 52-51.

The 29-year-old Lopez, under team control for the next two seasons, is 4-6 with a 1.68 ERA and 19 saves this year.

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Last year's World Series foes swap veteran pitchers

Atlanta Braves receive: RHP Jake Odorizzi
Houston Astros receive: LHP Will Smith

The Braves beat the Astros in the 2021 World Series. Now both teams have come together on a trade to boost their pitching depth for another year of deep playoff runs.

Odorizzi, 32, is 4-3 this season with a 3.75 ERA and a 1.150 WHIP. By acquiring his services, the Braves now have a starting rotation of Max Fried, Charlie Morton, Ian Anderson, Kyle Wright and Odorizzi.

Smith, a 2021 World Series champion with the Braves, is 0-1 this season with a 4.38 ERA and 1.514 WHIP.

The Astros have made several moves ahead of the deadline, having also acquired catcher Christian Vazquez and first baseman Trey Mancini on Monday.

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Brewers bring some heat to their 'pen, acquire reliever Matt Bush from Rangers

Milwaukee Brewers receive: RHP Matt Bush
Texas Rangers receive: LHP Antoine Kelly, INF Mark Mathias

Bush has a 2.95 ERA in 40 appearances for the Rangers this season, including five starts. According to Baseball Savant, his fastball is sitting at 97.3 m.p.h this season.

Earlier in the day the Brewers traded star closer Josh Hader to the Padres.

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Braves grab a veteran outfielder

Atlanta Braves receive: OF Robbie Grossman
Detroit Tigers receive: LHP Kris Anglin

The Tigers, who continue to dwell in the basement of the American League, shipped veteran outfielder Robbie Grossman to the defending champs.

Grossman, who had a career-high 23 home runs in 2021, has struggled this season with a .205 ERA and just two dingers so far this year. He is a 10-year MLB veteran with the Astros, Twins, Athletics and Tigers.

Anglin, 20, is currently pitching at high-A.

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Cardinals add starting depth in deal with Pirates

St. Louis Cardinals receive: LHP Jose Quintana, RHP Chris Stratton
Pittsburgh Pirates receive: RHP John Oviedo, 3B Malcom Nunez

The St. Louis Cardinals added some starting depth as they look to make one final push with their Hall of Fame core.

Quintana, 33, is in a bounce-back season and has a 3.50 ERA with a 3-5 record through 20 starts.

The Cardinals are currently in a wild card spot but are within striking distance of the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers with two months to go.

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Royals, Diamondbacks make depth trade

Kansas City Royals receive: Luke Weaver
Arizona Diamondbacks receive: Emmanuel Rivera

The 26-year-old Rivera was hitting .237 with six homers and 22 RBIs in 63 games for the Royals this season. But he was mostly used as a backup in Kansas City, and his trade could mean a move back to third base for elite youngster Bobby Witt Jr. and more time in the lineup at shortstop for rookie Maikel Garcia.

Weaver is 1-1 with a 7.71 ERA for Arizona this season. He has a 4.76 ERA across parts of seven big league seasons.

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Red Sox keep making moves, acquire Pham from Reds

Boston Red Sox receive: Tommy Pham
Chicago White Sox receive: Player to be named later

Tommy Pham has a $6-million mutual option for the 2023 season that includes a $1.5-million buyout.

The 34-year-old is slashing .238/.320/.374 during his 2022 campaign with 11 home runs and 39 RBI.

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Red Sox quickly find Vazquez replacement in McGuire

Boston Red Sox receive: Reese McGuire
Chicago White Sox receive: Jake Diekman, player to be named or cash considerations

Moments after trading longtime catcher Christian Vazquez, the Boston Red Sox have found a replacement by acquiring Reese McGuire from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for lefty reliever Jake Diekman and a player to be named later or cash considerations.

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Red Sox move Vazquez to the Astros

Houston Astros receive: C Christian Vazquez
Boston Red Sox receive: 3B Emmanuel Valdez, OF Wilyer Abreu

The Boston Red Sox are trading veteran catcher Christian Vazquez to the Houston Astros, according to multiple reports.

Vazquez, who turns 32 later this month, gives the Astros another strong bat and depth behind the plate as they look to hold off the Seattle Mariners in the AL West. He is hitting .282/.327/.432 with eight home runs and 42 RBIs in 84 games.

Vazquez will be a free agent after this season.

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Yankees continue to add by landing Montas, Trivino from Athletics

New York Yankees receive: RHP Frankie Montas, RHP Lou Trivino
Oakland Athletics receive: LHP Ken Waldichuk, LHP J.P. Sears, RHP Luis Medina, 2B Cooper Bowman

The New York Yankees continued to bulk up for a deep playoff run by acquiring one of the most sought after starters on the trade block.

Montas will provide rotation insurance as Luis Severino continues to deal with shoulder issues and should slot in nicely with all-stars Gerrit Cole and Nestor Cortes. Trivino will help offset the losses of Michael King and Chad Green, who both were shut down this season with elbow injuries.

Waldichuk was the Yankees' No. 5 prospect according to MLB Pipeline and has a 2.71 ERA across 76.1 innings of play in the minors this season.

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Orioles trading fan favourite Trey Mancini to Astros in three team deal with Rays

Houston Astros receive: 1B/OF Trey Mancini, RHP Jayden Murray
Baltimore Orioles receive: RHP Seth Johnson, RHP Chayce McDermott
Tampa Bay Rays receive: CF Jose Siri

Slugger Trey Mancini, a fan favourite who overcame cancer to return as a star slugger for the Orioles, is being traded to the Houston Astros.

Mancini missed the entire 2020 season with colon cancer but has been a rare bright spot in the Orioles lineup during much of the current rebuild.

This season he has hit .268/.347/.404 with 10 home runs and 41 RBIs in 92 games.

Siri, 26, is in his first full season in the majors. Johnson is the Rays' No. 6 prospect but is slated to miss all of this season and next due to Tommy John surgery.

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In a rare deal between playoff teams, Padres get MLB's top closer

San Diego Padres receive: LHP Josh Hader
Milwaukee Brewers receive: LHP Taylor Rogers, LHP prospect Robert Gasser, OF Esteury Ruiz

The San Diego Padres have reached an agreement to acquire top closer Josh Hader in a trade with the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Brewers will get left-handed closer Taylor Rogers, left-handed pitching prospect Robert Gasser, outfielder Esteury Ruiz and right-hander Dinelson Lamet in the deal.

The left-handed Hader, a four-time All-Star, becomes a free agent after the 2023 season.

Hader is 1-4 with a 4.24 ERA and a major-league leading 29 saves this season.

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Yankees buy again, adding reliever Scott Effross

New York Yankees receive: RHP Scott Effross
Chicago Cubs receive: RHP prospect Hayden Wesneski

Effross, who has five more years of club control, is 1-4 with a 2.66 ERA, 50 strikeouts and 11 walks in 44 innings this season for the Cubs (41-60).

Effross made his MLB debut with the Cubs last year, going 2-1 with a 3.68 ERA in 14.2 innings.

The American League-leading Yankees get another arm for their bullpen with the move. They lost top reliever Michael King to a fractured elbow last month.

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Rays add Peralta, securing a veteran bat for the playoff race

Tampa Bay Rays receive: OF David Peralta
Arizona Diamondback receive: C Christian Cerda

Peralta, 34, has 12 home runs and 41 RBI this season, slashing .248/.316/.460 in 87 games. In 2018, he hit a career-high 30 home runs.

The lefty bat has played his entire nine-year career with the Diamondbacks and is a pending unrestricted free agent.

The Rays currently hold the third and final wild card spot, 2.0 games behind the Toronto Blue Jays and 1.5 games ahead of the Cleveland Guardians

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Dodgers bolster bullpen by bringing in Martin from Cubs

Los Angles Dodgers receive: RHP Chris Martin
Chicago Cubs receive: IF/OF Zach McKinstry 

The Los Angeles Dodgers are probably hoping Chris Martin's play hasn't gone cold as they acquired the right-handed pitcher to boost their bullpen while hanging onto the NL West lead.

Los Angeles is well familiar with Martin as he pitched against them three times during the NL Championship Series last season while with the Atlanta Braves.

After winning the World Series with Atlanta, Martin signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Cubs this year. The 36-year-old reliever has struggled lately with a 9.00 ERA and 2.00 WHIP in five innings during his past five appearances out of the 'pen.

McKinstry, 27, has played in only four games since returning from a neck injury on July 6.

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Phillies find infield depth with Sosa, a former all-star

Philadelphia Phillies receive: SS Edmundo Sosa
St. Louis Cardinals receive: LHP JoJo Romero

The Philadelphia Phillies added depth to their infield by acquiring slick shortstop Edmundo Sosa from the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday in exchange for lefty JoJo Romero.

Sosa was an all-star in 2019 but has struggled at the plate this season with a .189/.244/.270 slash line, 17 runs, eight RBI and three steals over 53 games. He was demoted to triple-A Memphis in May.

Romero was assigned to triple-A following the trade with the Cardinals activating SS Paul DeJong from the taxi squad.

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Mets expand their outfield options with Naquin

New York Mets receive: OF Tyler Naquin, LHP Phillip Diehl
Cincinnati Reds receive: OF Hector Rodriguez, RHP Jose Acuna

The NL East-leading New York Mets added some outfield and bench depth by acquiring veteran left-handed bat Tyler Naquin from the Reds. Naquin gives the Mets more options alongside outfielders Starling Marte, Brandon Nimmo and Mark Canha.

Naquin, 31, is hitting .246 with seven homers and 33 RBIs in 56 games this season. He will be a free agent after the season.

Diehl, Rodriguez and Acuna are all playing the minor leagues this season.

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Signalling faith in a long playoff run, Yankees bring Benintendi to the Bronx

New York Yankees receive: OF Andrew Benintendi
Kansas City Royals receive: LHP T.J. Sikkema, RHP Beck Way, RHP Chandler Champlain

The AL-leading New York Yankees added another star outfielder ahead of what they expect to be a long playoff run in first-time all-star Andrew Benintendi.

Benintendi, 28, is slashing .320/.387/.398 with three home runs and 39 RBI for the Royals this season. He is expected to provide an upgrade from the left side of the plate over Joey Gallo, who is hitting .159 with 106 strikeouts in 81 games this season.

Notably, Benintendi is currently not vaccinated against COVID-19 meaning he could not cross the border to play games in Toronto

The three pitchers going to the Royals are all in the minor leagues.

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Castillo, one of the market's top starters, heads to the Mariners

Seattle Mariners receive: RHP Luis Castillo
Cincinnati Reds receive: IF Noelvi Marte, IF Edwin Arroyo, RHP Levi Stoudt, RHP Andrew Moore

The Seattle Mariners landed one of the top starters on the market, acquiring right-hander Luis Castillo from the Cincinnati Reds.

Infielders Noelvi Marte and Edwin Arroyo and right-hander Levi Stoudt, three of the Mariners' top five prospects, along with right-hander Andrew Moore are going to Cincinnati in exchange for Castillo.

In 14 starts this season, Castillo has a 4-4 record with a 2.86 ERA and 90 strikeouts through 85 innings with the Reds. The two-time all-star has one more season of arbitration before becoming a free agent in 2024.

Marte was the Mariners' top-ranked prospect (18th overall), according to MLB Pipeline, slashing .275/.363/.462 with 15 home runs, 55 RBI in 85 games in high-A. Arroyo, the third-ranked prospect, is slashing .316/.385/.514 with 13 home runs and 67 RBI in single-A.

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