WASHINGTON — Major League Baseball's Trade Deadline day is officially here as teams around the league scramble to make last-minute deals before Tuesday's 6 p.m. EST deadline.
The biggest deal of the day has reportedly already been agreed upon as the Padres are finalizing a deal to get both Juan Soto and Josh Bell from the Washington Nationals on Tuesday morning.
The deal hit a snag initially as Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer was included in the agreement, but Hosmer has a 10-team no trade clause with the Nationals on it, and he has rejected to be traded to Washington. Reports now indicate the deal is done regardless of Hosmer.
Soto, 23, was the biggest name in the trade deadline frenzy as multiple teams were gunning for the superstar outfielder. Soto doesn't hit free agency until 2025, but he recently turned down a 15-year, $440 million extension with Washington, leading to trade expectations.
As stated, there have been plenty of big deals already. Below, track all the biggest trades ahead of the trade deadline.
Tuesday, Aug. 2 (deadline day)
Mets acquire Michael Givens from Cubs
The Mets got another bullpen arm in Cubs right-hander Michael Givens, who has a 2.66 ERA in 40 relief appearances this year.
Yankees trade Jordan Montgomery to Cardinals for Harrison Bader
This was an interesting late trade as the Cardinals got another starting pitcher in Jordan Montgomery and traded away a solid defensive outfielder in Harrison Bader, who has been injured.
Phillies acquire Noah Syndergaard from Angels
The Angels and Phillies made a big deal on Tuesday with Noah Syndergaard heading back to the NL East in exchange for outfielder Mickey Moniak and prospect Jadiel Sanchez. Syndergaard has a 3.83 ERA in 15 starts this season.
Blue Jays trade for Dodgers starting Mitch White, Royals 2B Whitt Merrifield
Mitch White has filled in well in the Dodgers rotation this season making 10 starts and 15 appearances, with a 3.70 ERA and 47 strikeouts in 56 innings. Prospects Nick Grasso and Moises Brito head to Los Angeles. The Blue Jays also got Royals starting second baseman Whitt Merrifield. Merrifield isn't having a strong year but he'll hope to get that turned around Toronto, where he'll need to get vaccinated to play.
Tigers trade Michael Fulmer to Twins
The Twins made some important moves on Tuesday getting Tyler Mahle and Jorge Lopez and now Michael Fulmer, a reliever from Detroit. Fulmer has a 3.20 ERA in 41 relief appearances this season.
Mariners made moves with Curt Casali, Matt Boyd from Giants, Jake Lamb from Dodgers
The Seattle Mariners made several smaller moves toward the end of deadline day adding catcher Curt Casali, pitcher Matt Boyd from the Giants and then dealing for Dodger Jake Lamb for cash considerations.
Giants trade Trevor Rosenthal to Brewers
The Brewers added more bullpen help after trading Josh Hader adding Trevor Rosenthal from the Giants, who signed Rosenthal last month as he nears the end of his recovery from hip surgery.
Padres acquire Brandon Drury from Reds
After adding Josh Hader, Juan Soto and Josh Bell, the Padres acquired utility player Brandon Drury from the Reds, who will certainly provide more help to the Padres lineup with his .274 average and 20 homers. Cincinnati received shortstop prospect Victor Acosta.
Twins trade for Reds starter Tyler Mahle
After the Reds traded away ace Luis Castillo over the weekend, they dealt another prominent starter in 27-year-old Tyler Mahle, sending him to the Twins in exchange for three prospects: second baseman Spencer Steer, third baseman Christian Encarnacion-Strand and pitcher Steve Hajjar.
Phillies trade for David Robertson from Cubs, Brandon Marsh from Angels
The Phillies got some help on deadline day as they acquired veteran relief pitcher David Robertson from the Cubs in exchange for minor league pitcher Ben Brown. The Phillies also traded for Angels outfielder Brandon Marsh in exchange for minor league catcher Logan O'Hoppe.
Mets trade for Giants' Darin Ruf
The San Francisco Giants traded Darin Ruf to the New York Mets on Tuesday for J.D. Davis, Thomas Szapucki and two prospects.
Red Sox to acquire Eric Hosmer from Padres
After Eric Hosmer was initially part of the trade agreement between the Padres and Nationals for Juan Soto and Josh Bell, Hosmer rejected the move as Washington is on his no-trade clause. But the Red Sox soon traded for the first baseman.
Dodgers acquire OF Joey Gallo from Yankees
The Dodgers got two-time All-Star outfielder Joey Gallo in a deal with the Yankees, per reports in exchange for pitcher Clayton Beeter. Gallo hit 38 home runs in 2021, but is batting just .159 with 12 homers this season.
Blue Jays acquire Bass, Pop from Marlins
The Miami Marlins reportedly are sending relievers Anthony Bass and Zach Pop, along with a player to be named later, to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for shortstop prospect Jordan Groshans.
Padres, Nationals agree to deal for Juan Soto, Josh Bell
The biggest deal of the deadline season is up as the Padres reportedly are finalizing a deal to acquire both Juan Soto and Josh Bell from the Washington Nationals. The names the Padres are reportedly sending have not been finalizing, but reports say they include their No. 1 prospect SS CJ Abrams, No. 2 prospect, OF Robert Hassell, No. 4 prospect, OF James Wood and No. 10 prospect, RHP Jarlin Susana to Washington. The Padres will also send starting pitcher Mackenzie Gore. per reports. Initial reports said first baseman Eric Hosmer was also part of the deal, however, Hosmer has Washington on his no-trade clause and rejected the trade. Reports now indicate a deal is done regardless of Hosmer.
Twins trade for Orioles RHP Jorge Lopez
In the first deal on the actual day of the trade deadline, the Twins acquired relief pitcher Jorge Lopez from Baltimore in exchange for RHP Yennier Cano and other prospects. Lopez has 19 saves on the year.
Monday, Aug. 1
Braves trade for Jake Odorizzi from Astros, Robbie Grossman from Tigers
The Braves made two key deals on Monday night, bringing in starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi while shipping off reliever Will Smith to Houston. In a separate deal with Detroit, Atlanta acquired outfielder Robbie Grossman for prospect Kris Anglin. Grossman is batting just .205 this year but is hitting .364 off of left-handed pitchers.
Pirates trade Jose Quintana to Cardinals
The St. Louis Cardinals got some much-needed starting pitching help as they get lefty Jose Quintana from division foe Pittsburgh. Quintana is 3-5 with a 3.50 ERA and 89 strikeouts in 20 starts. The Cardinals also got reliever Chris Stratton and snet John Oviedo and Malcom Nunez to Pittsburgh.
Red Sox trade Jake Diekman to White Sox for Reese McGuire
To replace Vasquez, the Red Sox traded for White Sox catcher Reese McGuire. Chicago gets Jake Diekman, a lefty reliever with a 4.23 ERA in 44 appearances this season.
Royals trade Emmanuel Rivera to Diamondbacks for Luke Weaver
Kansas City sent third baseman Emmanuel Rivera to the Diamondbacks for pitcher Luke Weaver. Rivera, 26, has 92 games of big-league experience over the past two years. Weaver has a 7.71 ERA in just 16.1 IP this season.
Red Sox trade for Reds OF Tommy Pham
The Red Sox acquired Tommy Pham, 34, for a player to be named later. Pham is hitting .238 with 11 home runs in 2022.
Astros acquire Christian Vazquez from Red Sox
Just after acquiring Mancini, the Astros got Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez, who was already in the building as the Red Sox are visiting the Astros this week. In return, the Red Sox got two 23-year-old prospects: Enmanuel Valdez and Wilyer Abreu.
Astros get Orioles' Trey Mancini in three-team deal
Mancini was a hot name coming into the deadline season and Houston got him on Monday. The Astros also acquired pitching prospect Jayden Murray from the Rays. Tampa Bay added Houston outfielder Jose Siri, while the Orioles received two pitching prospects: Seth Johnson from the Rays and Chayce McDermott from the Astros.
Yankees trade for Frankie Montas, Lou Trivino from A’s
Another major pitching deal for the New York Yankees on Monday as they acquired Oakland ace Frankie Montas, who is just 29 years old and has a 3.18 ERA this season in 19 starts. They also get reliever Lou Trivino, 30, has a 6.47 ERA in 39 relief appearances this year. The Yankees sent back a haul with LHP Ken Waldichuk (No. 5 in Yankees’ system), RHP Luis Medina (No. 10), LHP JP Sears (No. 20) and INF Cooper Bowman (No. 21).
Padres acquire Josh Hader from Brewers in major deal
The Padres swapped closers in a trade package that brought star reliever Josh Hader to San Diego. Hader, a four-time All-Star, leads the MLB in saves with 29 this year. San Diego sent closer Taylor Rodgers, who has 28 saves this season, and pitcher Robert Gasser, outfielder Esteury Ruiz and pitcher Dinelson Lamet.
Yankees acquire RHP Scott Effross from Cubs
The Yankees needed some bullpen help ahead of their pennant run and they got a good one in Scott Effross from Chicago. Chicago received right-handed pitcher Hayden Wesneski, who is New York's No. 7 prospect.
Rays acquire OF David Peralta from Diamondbacks
The Diamondbacks received catcher Christian Cerda, 19. Peralta is currently batting .248 this season as he joins a Rays team facing plenty of injury issues.
Dodgers acquire RHP Chris Martin from Cubs
Some bullpen help for the Dodgers, adding a new reliever in Chris Martin from the Cubs. Chicago got back utility player Zach McKinstry from Los Angeles.
Mariners trade for Reds ace Luis Castillo
The Mariners made a huge move in their quest to make the playoffs. Their starting rotation is now up there with some of baseball's best on paper. Cincinnati takes back four prospects: Noelvi Marte, Edwin Arroyo, Andrew Moore and Levi Stoudt.
Mets acquire Tyler Naquin, Phillip Diehl from Reds
Cincinnati received minor league prospects right-hander Jose Acuna and second baseman Hector Rodriguez in the deal.
Yankees acquire OF Andrew Benintendi from Royals
New York sent three pitching prospects to Kansas City in the deal for Benintendi, who won a World Series ring with the Red Sox in 2018.