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Trade Deadline 2011

Notable Deals
    • Michael Bourn
    • J. Schafer
    • P. Clemens
    • Oberholtzer
    • Juan Abreu

    July 31 -- The Braves' search for a dependable outfielder and leadoff bat ends with the acquisition of Bourn, a fleet-footed center fielder whose departure nets the Astros a trio of pitching prospects and an athletic outfielder in Schafer.
    More coverage: ATL | HOU

    • Ubaldo Jimenez
    • Alex White
    • Joe Gardner
    • Matt McBride
    • PTBN

    July 30 -- The Indians pulled off a blockbuster deal, acquiring star ace Jimenez from the Rockies in exchange for a package of four prospects that included the top two pitching prospects in Cleveland's farm system.
    More coverage: CLE | COL

    • Mike Adams
    • R. Erlin
    • J. Wieland

    July 31 -- Rumored to be pursuing closer Heath Bell, the Rangers instead landed the Padres' dominant setup man, Adams, but dealt away two rising pitching prospects in Erlin and Wieland, both enjoying productive seasons in the Minors.
    More coverage: TEX | SD

    • Ryan Ludwick
    • PTBN or cash

    July 31 -- The Pirates and Indians battled right up to the Deadline for Ludwick, and it was the Bucs who came away with the slugging outfielder, offering San Diego a player to be named or cash considerations as they try to stay in contention.
    More coverage: PIT | SD

    • Erik Bedard
    • Josh Fields
    • T. Robinson
    • C. Chiang

    July 31 -- In landing Bedard, Boston dealt four prospects, three of whom went to the Dodgers for Trayvon Robinson, who was in turn flipped to the Mariners. Seattle also received Chiang, a slugging outfield prospect, and dealt Fields.
    More coverage: BOS | SEA | LA

    • Brad Ziegler
    • B. Allen
    • J. Norberto

    July 31 -- A sidearmer who set a Major League record with 39 straight scoreless innings to open his career, Ziegler hopes to provide bullpen help to the D-backs, who part with fellow reliever Norberto and a hefty first baseman in Allen.
    More coverage: ARI | OAK

    • R. Furcal
    • A. Castellanos

    July 31 -- A deal that benefits both clubs sends Furcal, the veteran speedster, to St. Louis for Castellanos, a Double-A outfielder, and sets the stage for high-energy prospect Dee Gordon to take over the everyday shortstop job in L.A.
    More coverage: STL | LA

    • Derrek Lee
    • Aaron Baker

    July 30 -- In an attempt to boost the offense, the Pirates completed a deal with the Orioles to acquire the veteran Lee. He'll become the team's new everyday first baseman over Lyle Overbay, who could end up being released by the club.
    More coverage: PIT | BAL

    • Orlando Cabrera
    • Thomas Neal

    July 30 -- With Miguel Tejada sidelined, the Giants wanted another right-handed-batting shortstop and filled that need by acquiring Cabrera, who will become the club's primary shortstop. Cabrera has played 83 of his 90 games this season at second base for Cleveland, but moving back to short, where he has played 1,807 games, shouldn't be a problem.
    More coverage: SF | CLE

    • Koji Uehara
    • Chris Davis
    • Tommy Hunter

    July 30 -- The Rangers found the bullpen help that they were sorely looking for in Uehara, who joins Mark Lowe in giving the Rangers two proven right-handed setup relievers in front of closer Neftali Feliz.
    More coverage: TEX | BAL

    • Jason Marquis
    • Zach Walters

    July 30 -- As they battle the Giants in the NL West, the D-backs strengthened their starting rotation by acquiring Marquis from the Nationals. The right-hander has pitched in the postseason five times, including the 2004 World Series.
    More coverage: ARI | WAS

    • Doug Fister
    • David Pauley
    • Casper Wells
    • C. Furbush
    • F. Martinez
    • PTBN

    July 30 -- Seeking dependable arms for their rotation and bullpen, the Tigers had the depth to acquire Fister, whose 3-12 record at the time of the trade belies his strong performance, and Pauley, a righty who held lefty hitters to a .143 average and .154 slugging mark before the deal.
    More coverage: DET | SEA

    • Mike Aviles
    • Y. Navarro
    • Kendal Volz

    July 30 -- Although his playing time may be limited once Jed Lowrie returns from a left shoulder injury, Aviles offers the Red Sox a versatile glove capable of playing shortstop as well as second and third base, and Boston hasn't ruled out giving the New York native a chance to fill in as an outfielder.
    More coverage: BOS | KC

    • Jerry Hairston
    • Erik Komatsu

    July 30 -- With second baseman Rickie Weeks on the DL for the next several weeks, the Brewers targeted a versatile infielder and got their man in Hairston, who has made the large majority of his starts at second base. Komatsu has recorded more walks than strikeouts at Double-A.
    More coverage: MIL | WAS

    • Hunter Pence
    • Jarred Cosart
    • Singleton
    • Josh Zeid
    • PTBN

    July 29 -- The Phillies found the right-handed bat they have coveted for the middle of their order, dealing four prospects for the All-Star right fielder. Cosart and Jonathan Singleton were ranked as the Phillies' top two prospects by, and Zeid has been dominant since moving to the 'pen.
    More coverage: PHI | HOU

    • Carlos Beltran
    • Zack Wheeler

    July 28 -- The Giants netted probably the biggest prize on the trade market, adding Beltran, who will immediately fill a huge need in the middle of their batting order. In Wheeler, the Mets get back a pitcher who is the No. 33-ranked player on's top prospect list.
    More coverage: SF | NYM

    • Kosuke Fukudome
    • Abner Abreu
    • Carlton Smith

    July 28 -- With Shin-Soo Choo and Grady Sizemore currently out with health issues, the Tribe has been in need of outfield and offensive assistance and Fukodome fits the bill.
    More coverage: CLE | CHC

    • Dotel
    • Jackson
    • Patterson
    • Rzepczynski
    • 3 PTBN or cash
    • Trever Miller
    • Colby Rasmus
    • Brian Tallet
    • P.J. Walters

    July 27 -- After the Blue Jays sent Jason Frasor and prospect Zach Stewart to the White Sox for Edwin Jackson and Mark Teahen, they flipped Jackson -- along with Octavio Dotel, Marc Rzepczynski and Corey Patterson -- to the Cardinals for Colby Rasmus and three pitchers.
    More coverage: STL | TOR

    • Francisco Rodriguez
    • Two PTBNL

    July 13 -- While the Mets eluded the possibility of K-Rod's $17.5 million option for 2012 vesting, the Brewers get a major boost to what had been a beleaguered bullpen and another option at the back end along with John Axford.
    More coverage: MIL | NYM

    • Juan Rivera
    • PTBNL or cash

    July 13 -- Looking to address a hole in left field from the right side of the plate, the former Angels outfielder returns to SoCal to replace the ineffective Marcus Thames. Rivera's exit from the Jays gives Travis Snider another chance in Toronto.
    More coverage: LA | TOR