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Mark Saxon @markasaxon
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Carlos Gomez, acquired by the Astros on Thursday, gets acquainted with his new teammates before tonight's game against the Diamondbacks. He will play center and bat second in his Houston debut.
Mets trade for Yoenis Cespedes
New York solves its left field issue by trading for the Cuban outfielder. Cespedes, a solid defender, has a .829 OPS this season, compared to Mets left fielders' .710 OPS (18th in MLB). The trade came minutes before the deadline.
Jerry Seinfeld tweets on Cespedes trade
"Oh my god. @Mets I can't believe I can actually say this, but is it true that there is now 'A Cespedis for the rest of us'?" Cespedes wasn't spelled corrected, but the clever pun made up for it.
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
Fantasy impact of trade deadline deals
Most of the big names who switched teams retain their value, but it's those under-the-radar players taking over spots left by the stars who gain, like Ken Giles becoming the Phillies' closer. Winners, losers (Insider)
Doug Glanville's winners and losers
Landing Yoenis Cespedes changed everything for the Mets: "I had them in the loser column ... and now I'm going to put them in the winner because they needed a bat." As for the other N.Y. team? "The Yankees I'm throwing on the loser column just from almost inaction."
Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN
Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN
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.
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
ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo
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.