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Moved again: Cespedes sent to Mets at deadline

Left fielder Yoenis Cespedes has been traded to the New York Mets by the Detroit Tigers for minor leaguers Michael Fulmer and Luis Cessa.

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Trade deadline winners and losers

After a week that saw a good deal of movement, we sort out who made the most of the deadline and who didn't do enough.

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Twins get bullpen help, add Jepsen from Rays

The Minnesota Twins got some much-needed help for their beleaguered bullpen on Friday, acquiring right-handed reliever Kevin Jepsen from the Tampa Bay Rays for a pair of minor league pitching pro

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Pirates acquire J.A. Happ from Mariners

After making two moves to upgrade an already solid bullpen, the Pittsburgh Pirates added depth to their rotation on Friday by acquiring J.A. Happ from Seattle for minor-league pitcher Adrian Samp

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Hamilton the hero of the Rangers' win (0:48)
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Wilmer Flores moving on from trade drama

Wilmer Flores spoke to reporters following the New York Mets' loss to the San Diego Padres on Thursday, reflecting on the events of the night before.

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MJ backboard, Mantle card sold at auction

The backboard, hoop, net and stand that was the recipient of Michael Jordan's last shot with the Chicago Bulls sold for $41,825 by Heritage Auctions at the National Sports Collectors Convention.

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Sarris: Closers-in-waiting to target in fantasy

Looking at the factors that determine when a closer will lose his job, Eno Sarris identifies 10 such players in MLB, as well as which of their teammates will ascend to the role.


Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

Sandy Alderson on Gomez: "Those issues of salary and everything else unrelated to medical was a total fabitration. Period."

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Alderson said Zack Wheeler reached out to him early in afternoon, "which actually had quite an impact." Wheeler said he wanted to stay Met.

MLB trade deadline winners and losers

With the deadline behind us, Dave Schoenfield details who did best and worst. The Royals (added Johnny Cueto and Ben Zobrist) emerged favorably. The Yankees? Not so much. Winners & losers


Friday's trade deadline highlights

  • Tigers OF Yoenis Cespedes to Mets
  • Marlins SP Dan Haren to Cubs
  • Phillies OF Ben Revere to Blue Jays
  • Brewers OF Gerardo Parra to Orioles


San Diego Padres @Padres

Due to weather conditions in Miami, Kennedy was not able to leave for the birth of his child so he will start tonight's game as planned.

Angels @Angels

Today the Club placed LHP C.J. Wilson on the 15-day DL with left elbow inflammation and recalled RHP Drew Rucinski from Triple-A.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Not only did the Padres not deal Kimbrel, Shields, Upton, but also not Joaquin Benoit, Ian Kennedy, Will Venable. 7 1/2 out for 2nd wildcard

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Last time Cubs and Orioles made a trade, Cubs received Arrieta and Strop (both still on Cubs) for Feldman (Astros) & Clevenger (AAA Norfolk)

Baltimore Orioles @Orioles

OF Junior Lake has been optioned to Triple-A Norfolk. Additionally, RHP Mike Wright has been recalled from Triple-A Norfolk.

Cespedes changes jerseys -- again

Yoenis Cespedes' trade to the Mets means he'll join his 4th team in the past 2 seasons. After starting his career in Oakland, he was dealt to the Red Sox at last year's deadline, then sent to Detroit this past winter.

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Yankees don't budge at trade deadline

While the Mets have been very busy over the past few days, it was very quiet in the Bronx. The first-place Yankees' only move was trading for Dustin Ackley on Thursday.

BBTN reacts to Yoenis Cespedes to Mets

Said Tim Kurkjian: "He's a bat, but he's also a great left fielder. ... As far as an upgrade for the Mets offensively? Of course he is."


The Mets dealt in the Cespedes trade

For All-Star LF Yoenis Cespedes, New York is sending to Detroit these two prospects: Double-A RHP Michael Fulmer and Triple-A RHP Luis Cessa.

BBTN: Trade deadline edition on ESPN

The trade deadline has come and gone, with the Mets making a gigantic splash and trading for Yoenis Cespedes with minutes to spare. Tune in for the BBTN's reactions to all the trades. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Hunter talking to reporters about going to Cubs. He had't gotten word yet, but just got pulled away. Not gonna lie: His eyes were lil glassy

Tommy Hunter going from O's to Cubs

The Orioles RHP has been traded to Chicago for OF Junior Lake. Hunter has a 3.63 ERA with 32 strikeouts in 44 2/3 innings of relief this season, and Lake has played mostly at Triple-A this year.