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Red Sox acquire catcher Hernandez from Rays

Former Top-100 prospect fills position of need in Boston system
@SamDykstraMiLB
February 17, 2021

Red Sox pitchers and catchers are scheduled to hold their first Spring Training workouts on Thursday. On Wednesday, the organization added one new backstop to the group. Boston acquired Ronaldo Hernandez along with infield prospect Nick Sogard from Tampa Bay on Wednesday in a trade that sent pitchers Chris Mazza,

Mets landing Lee in three-team Benintendi deal

Red Sox get Cordero from Royals, righty Winckowski from Mets
@JoshJacksonMiLB
February 10, 2021

Last year at this time, Khalil Lee was preparing for his first taste of big league Spring Training. On Wednesday, he found out he'll be preparing for his first taste of a whole new system. According to MLB.com executive reporter Mark Feinsand, the 22-year-old outfielder is headed from the Royals

Report: Orioles pick up Jones in deal for Cobb

Angels sending No. 7 prospect to Baltimore for starting pitcher
@SamDykstraMiLB
February 1, 2021

A former Top-100 prospect will be part of the Orioles' ongoing rebuild. No. 7 Angels prospect Jahmai Jones is headed to Baltimore as the return for right-hander Alex Cobb, according to a report by The Athletic's Fabian Ardaya and Ken Rosenthal. The O's are also expected to send money to

Mets net trio of arms from Jays for Matz

Righties Diaz, Winckowski, Reid-Foley head to New York in swap
@JoshJacksonMiLB
January 27, 2021

A little over a week after the Mets parted with Endy Rodriguez to acquire big league hurler Joey Lucchesi, a trio of young arms are joining the system. The Blue Jays announced a trade Wednesday night sending No. 26 Toronto prospect Yennsy Diaz, No. 27 Josh Winckowski and fellow right-hander

Red Sox acquire German from Yanks in Ottavino deal

Yankees send No. 24 prospect with veteran reliever to Boston
@SamDykstraMiLB
January 25, 2021

Frank German is about to learn the other side of one of baseball's most intense rivalries. The Yankees have traded their No. 24 prospect to the Red Sox in a deal centered around veteran reliever Adam Ottavino, the clubs confirmed Monday. Boston receives up Ottavino, German and $850,000 while New

Yajure tops Pirates' prospect package for Taillon

Yankees part with Contreras, Smith, Escotto to round out the deal
@RobTnova24
January 24, 2021

The Yankees dipped into their prospect depth to fortify their most glaring weakness at the top Sunday. New York shipped four prospects, three who were in the organization's top 30 -- No. 15 Miguel Yajure, No. 19 Roansy Contreras and No. 21 Canaan Smith -- as well as shortstop Maikol

Head headlines prospect package to Pirates

Cruz, Bednar, Fellows, Rodriguez sent in megadeal for Musgrove
@RobTnova24
January 18, 2021

The Padres have flexed the strength of their farm system in recent weeks to acquire high-end Major League talent, and the organization went to the well again Monday to bolster its team at the top. San Diego sent four prospects to Pittsburgh -- headlined by the club's No. 7 prospect,

Phillies acquire prospect Chatham from Red Sox

No. 14 prospect headed to Philly to clear way for Pérez signing
@SamDykstraMiLB
January 18, 2021

Dave Dombrowski joined the Phillies front office in December, and one month later, the new president of baseball operations has pulled off a deal with his former organization. The Phillies acquired middle infielder C.J. Chatham from the Red Sox for a player to be named later or cash, both clubs

Cleveland nabs Wolf, Greene for Lindor, Carrasco

Indians acquire two prospects plus Gimenez, Rosario in blockbuster
@SamDykstraMiLB
January 7, 2021

On Thursday, the Mets pulled off a blockbuster worthy of the Big Apple. New York acquired All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor and former Cy Young contender Carlos Carrasco from Cleveland, sending prospects Josh Wolf and Isaiah Greene along with Major League infielders Andrés Giménez and Amed Rosario the other way. Wolf

Crowe, Yean heading to Pirates in Bell deal

Two right-handers may brighten future for Pittsburgh rotation
@brianjstultz
December 24, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates did a little late shopping on Christmas Eve and brought home a pair of talented pitching prospects. In sending All-Star first baseman Josh Bell to Washington, Pittsburgh acquired third-ranked Nationals prospect Wil Crowe and sixth-ranked Eddy Yean, according to an announcement by Pirates general manager Ben Cherington.

Rays add three prospects in trade for Lowe

Rangers send Basabe, Hernandez, Ovalles for infielder, Guenther
@Kelsie_Heneghan
December 10, 2020

Trade season is in full effect for the Rays and Rangers. Tampa Bay acquired prospects Osleivis Basabe, Heriberto Hernandez and Alexander Ovalles in exchange for Nate Lowe, Jake Guenther and a player to be named later, the clubs announced on Thursday.

Righty Dunning heading to Rangers

Chicago gives up No. 98 overall prospect, Weems to get Lynn
@RobTnova24
December 8, 2020

Dane Dunning is on the move again. MLB.com's No. 98 overall prospect and left-hander Avery Weems were traded to the Rangers for right-hander Lance Lynn. Reports came in late Monday night with both clubs confirming Tuesday afternoon.

Trade roundup: Padres swap bounty for Clevinger

Cleveland grabs three top-20 prospects in deal for potential ace
@SamDykstraMiLB
September 1, 2020

The 2020 Major League Baseball Trade Deadline is Monday at 4 p.m. ET. MiLB.com will round up the most notable prospect deals throughout the day in the space below. If anyone out there is selling, let it be known that Padres general manager A.J. Preller is buying. And buying big-time.

Toolshed: Five Trade Deadline takeaways

Padres keep talent on farm, M's take on Trammell before Aug. 31
@SamDykstraMiLB
September 1, 2020

It was certainly eventful. And in a welcome way, normal. In a year in which so much is different about baseball and the world at large, the Trade Deadline felt fairly similar. Sure, it happened on Aug. 31 instead of July. Sure, there were new buyers at the market thanks

Padres' latest deal sends Trammell to Mariners

No. 60 overall prospect in seven-player swap revolving around Nola
August 30, 2020

There's active at the Trade Deadline, and then there's what San Diego has been doing this weekend. The Padres completed another big deal ahead of Monday's deadline. Their latest blockbuster sent Taylor Trammell, baseball's No. 60 overall prospect, to the Mariners on Sunday. In addition to the 22-year-old outfielder, Seattle

Toolshed: Aug. 31 Trade Deadline preview

How new playoffs, player pools, prospect deals could affect market
@SamDykstraMiLB
August 28, 2020

This isn't going to be your usual Trade Deadline. Then again, this isn't your usual Major League season. Start with the date. This year's Deadline comes on Aug. 31 instead of at the end of July. Of course, that change was necessary after coronavirus protocols shortened the season to 60

Royals acquire prospect Fox in trade with Rays

Kansas City picks up speedy, switch-hitting infielder for Phillips
@SamDykstraMiLB
August 27, 2020

It isn't Gotham, but Lucius Fox is bringing his impressive tools to Kansas City. The Royals acquired the switch-hitting infielder from the Rays on Thursday in exchange for Major League outfielder Brett Phillips, both clubs announced. Fox was Tampa Bay's No. 26 prospect at the time of the deal and

A's deal speedster Mateo to Padres

Seventh-ranked prospect was out of options in Oakland
@RobTnova24
July 1, 2020

In the first move since the Major League roster freeze was lifted last week, the A's shipped their No. 7 prospect, infielder Jorge Mateo, to the Padres for a player to be named or cash considerations. The native of the Dominican Republic is coming off a season in which he

Pirates acquire Peguero, Malone for Marte

Pittsburgh receives two teenage prospects for Major Leaguer
January 27, 2020

The D-backs picked up a Major Leaguer who can help them right away. The Pirates received two prospects who are years away from making an impact but could have high ceilings. In essence, the two clubs executed a stereotypical January trade.Arizona acquired outfielder Starling Marte from Pittsburgh in exchange for

Toolshed: What deals mean for prospects

How offseason's signings, trades will impact top young talents
January 17, 2020

Every transaction has a ripple effect, and oftentimes, those ripples are felt most at the Minor League levels. As it gets closer to the start of Spring Training, more and more organizations are wrapping up their impactful moves of the 2019-20 offseason. Thankfully -- blissfully -- this does not look like

D-backs acquire Beasley from Angels

No. 18 Halos prospect dealt to Arizona for reliever Andriese
January 14, 2020

The D-backs acquired Angels No. 18 prospectJeremy Beasley in exchange for Major League right-hander Matt Andriese on Tuesday. Los Angeles designated Minor League right-hander Luis Madero for assignment to make room for Andriese on its 40-man roster.Beasley posted a 4.06 ERA and 1.40 WHIP with 102 strikeouts over 108 2/3 innings

Cardinals deal for Rays lefty Liberatore

2018 first-round pick has racked up 113 whiffs in 111 pro frames
@Kelsie_Heneghan
January 9, 2020

It may be the middle of winter, but the hot stove has reignited.In the first major trade of the calendar year, the Cardinals acquired 2018 first-rounder Matthew Liberatore from the Rays. Catching prospect Edgardo Rodriguez and a Competitive Balance Round B selection (66th overall) also will head to St. Louis,

Hot Stove roundup: The latest trades

Lots of deals cooking across the baseball landscape
December 11, 2019

With the Winter Meetings underway, the action on the Hot Stove is boiling over. Here's a roundup of the deals involving Minor Leaguers that have taken place over the past week. Check back for all the latest news.Athletics pick up Reed as player to be named laterThe A's received No.

Giants pick up prospect Wilson from Angels

Fourth-ranked Los Angeles prospect moved during Cozart deal
December 10, 2019

SAN DIEGO -- The Angels cleared some payroll Tuesday in potential anticipation for big-money free-agent signings, and it cost them a notable prospect to do it.Los Angeles traded 2019 first-rounder Will Wilson along with Major League infielder Zack Cozart to the Giants for a player to be named later or

Rays get Edwards from Padres in Pham deal

No. 72 overall prospect accompanies Renfroe to Tampa Bay
@Kelsie_Heneghan
December 6, 2019

Two of the best farm systems in baseball are swapping assets.The Padres on Friday sent infield prospect Xavier Edwards, outfielder Hunter Renfroe and a player to be named to the Rays for outfielder Tommy Pham and two-way prospect Jake Cronenworth.