The Boston Red Sox took advantage of the MLB trade deadline to acquire first baseman Eric Hosmer from the San Diego Padres.
Details of the transaction are currently unknown, but according to the network’s Jeff Passan ESPNthe Padres may have added a hope for the trade to go through.
Initially, San Diego wanted to send Hosmer to the Washington Nationals as part of the mega-deal involving Juan Soto.
Hosmer, however, availed himself of his no-trade clause, refusing to join the Nats.
The 32-year-old Hosmer will be making his third major league appearance after Kansas City and San Diego.
This season, he is posting a .272 plate average, along with eight home runs and 40 RBIs in 90 games.
Gallo heads to LA
The New York Yankees were fed up with power hitter Joey Gallo.
They sent him to another MLB powerhouse, the Los Angeles Dodgers, hours before the deadline to complete trades.
In return for Gallo, the Dodgers agreed to trade right-handed pitcher Clayton Beeter, who plays in the AA ranks.
Already the author of seasons of 41 and 40 home runs in MLB, Gallo is posting this year an anemic average of .159, with 12 long balls.
To open up a 40-man roster spot for Gallo, the Dodgers sent Jake Lamb to the Seattle Mariners in return for financial considerations.
Yankees quickly replace Gallo
Late Tuesday, the Yankees secured Saint Louis Cards center fielder Harrison Bader for left-handed starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery.
The 28-year-old Bader has played in 74 games this season, hitting five home runs and stealing 15 bases. He has a .256 batting average.
Montgomery had been a member of the Yankees since 2017. In 114 2/3 innings this season, the 29-year-old southpaw is 3-3 with a 3.69 ERA and 97 strikeouts.
Bader is recognized as one of the best defensive center fielders in the Major Leagues. He won a Gold Glove last year at his position. His arrival should allow Aaron Judge to return to patrol right field. Bader, however, has been on the sidelines since June 26 with a right foot injury.
The Twins very active on the transaction market
The Minnesota Twins have added Baltimore Orioles pitcher Jorge Lopez to their ranks.
According to Jeff Passan of ESPNthe Twins would trade left-hander Cade Povich, right-handed reliever Yennier Cano and pitchers Juan Rojas and Juan Nunez in return.
In 44 games this season, Lopez has impressed on the mound with 19 saves and a 1.68 ERA. He has struck out 54-17 so far this season, his third with the Orioles.
The 29-year-old Lopez also played for the Kansas City Royals and the Milwaukee Brewers.
Minnesota hadn’t finished shopping for its bullpen. The Twins acquired Michael Fulmer from the Detroit Tigers. In 39 1/3 innings this season, the 29-year-old pitcher is 3-4 with a 3.20 ERA and 39 strikeouts. Pitcher Sawyer Gipson-Long hangs the Detroit manager.
The Twins also added starter Tyler Mahle from the Cincinnati Reds. He is 5-7 with a 4.40 ERA this season.
The Twins currently sit first in the AFC Central Division with a 54-48 record. They are one game ahead of the Cleveland Guardians
The Braves add a big chunk to their bullpen
The Atlanta Braves pulled off a nice catch moments before the 6 p.m. deadline. The defending World Series champions acquired reliever Raisel Iglesias from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for veteran right-hander Jesse Chavez and southpaw Tucker Davidson.
The succession of the Braves was already well stocked with Kenley Jensen, Collin McHugh and AJ Minter. Iglesias, 32, will replace Will Smith in the Braves roster.
Iglesias struggled with the Angels, with an ERA of 4.04, well above his career mark of 3.13. He also converted 16 saves, but suffered three sabotages and suffered six losses.
He was phenomenal with the Angels last year, his first in Anaheim after six seasons with the Reds. He finished 11th in Cy-Young Trophy voting with 34 saves and 103 strikeouts in 70 innings of work. He posted a 2.57 ERA.
The Brewers bet
The Milwaukee Brewers continued to remodel their bullpen after the departure of Josh Hader by securing injured reliever Trevor Rosenthal from the San Francisco Giants.
Milwaukee traded minor league outfielder Tristan Peters to the Giants. The Brewers announced the trade before starting a three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Rosenthal hasn’t started since 2020 due to various injuries but hopes to return later this season. When Rosenthal signed a one-year, $4.5 million contract with San Francisco on July 21, Giants manager Gabe Kapler said the right-hander was weeks away from being ready.
Rosenthal, 32, has a 3.36 ERA and 132 saves in 373 career regular-season appearances, including 93 for St. Louis in 2014-15.
The midfield leaders Brewers also acquired right-hander Matt Bush from the Texas Rangers on Monday for infielder Mark Mathias and prospect Antoine Kelly.