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The Braves have landed outfielder Rick Ankiel and right-handed reliever Kyle Farnsworth from the Royals in exchange for outfielder Gregor Blanco, right-handed reliever Jesse Chavez and left-handed reliever Tim Collins. <p>
Ankiel provides the Braves the upgrade they were seeking in center field and Farnsworth will return to Atlanta to provide the bullpen depth that general manager Frank Wren has been attempting to land over the past couple of weeks.
In another last minute deal, the Braves acquired Minor League outfielder Wilkin Ramirez from the Tigers in exchange for cash considerations or a player to be named later.
That’s it. The non-waiver Trade Deadline has now passed, and the dust Here’s a look at what did * The Dodgers acquired the best remaining starting pitcher on the * The Cardinals officially acquired Indians pitcher Jake * The Yankees made some big moves (surprised?). They solidified the designated-hitter role by * A few other relievers were dealt just before the 4 p.m. ET Deadline. * Just before the Deadline, the Red Sox got catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia from the * The Braves bolstered their bullpen and got some needed help in * The Diamondbacks acquired outfielder Ryan Church, * Looking to strengthen their bullpen, the * In what would have been a true Deadline blockbuster, FoxSports.com is reporting on Saturday that
has settled. Several big-name players — like Cliff Lee, Roy Oswalt,
Dan Haren and Lance Berkman — wound up switching teams, while
several notable trade candidates — such as Adam Dunn, Jayson Werth,
Scott Downs, Brett Myers and Prince Fielder –
happen Saturday …
market, post-Oswalt, by swinging a deal for Lilly of the Cubs in
the afternoon. In the deal, the southpaw — a free agent after this season and
making $12 million in 2010 — infielder Ryan Theriot and $2.5 million go to Los Angeles, while infielder Blake
DeWitt and Minor League right-handed-pitching prospects Kyle Smit
and Brett Wallach head
Westbrook in a three-team deal with the Indians and Padres. Westbrook
was scratched from his Saturday start as the deal was set into motion. The
Padres acquired Ryan Ludwick from the Cards, while Padres prospect
Cory Kluber was sent to
Cleveland and pitcher Nick Greenwood went to St. Louis.
getting Berkman from the Astros, bolstered their outfield with the
acquisition of Austin Kearns from the Indians, and on Saturday, added an arm to the bullpen by getting
another Cleveland piece, closer Kerry Wood (acquired for a player to be
named later or cash).
Coveted left-hander Will Ohman went to the Marlins in exchange for Minor
League right-hander Rick VandenHurk; Pirates closer Octavio Dotel
was dealt to the Dodgers for right-hander James
McDonald and Minor League outfielder Andrew Lambo; Dotel’s
teammate, lefty Javier Lopez, was sent to the Giants for a couple of Minor
Leaguers; and the Giants got Ramon Ramirez from the Red Sox.
Rangers in exchange for two prospects — right-hander Ramon Mendez and
first baseman Chris McGuiness — and a player to be named later or cash.
the outfield by swinging a last-minute deal with the Royals, one
that brought right-hander Kyle
Farnsworth and outfielder Rick Ankiel (along with cash
considerations) to Atlanta in exchange for outfielder Gregor Blanco,
right-hander Jesse Chavez and Minor League lefty Tim Collins.
infielder Bobby Crosby and reliever D.J. Carrasco from the
Pirates in exchange for catcher Chris Snyder and Minor League shortstop Pedro
Rays nabbed veteran right-handed reliever Chad Qualls from the D-backs.
the White Sox had been trying to acquire Manny Ramirez from the Dodgers,
but the Dodgers didn’t bite on the first attempt.
That’s it. The non-waiver Trade Deadline has now passed, and the dust
Here’s a look at what did
* The Dodgers acquired the best remaining starting pitcher on the
* The Cardinals officially acquired Indians pitcher Jake
* The Yankees made some big moves (surprised?). They solidified the designated-hitter role by
* A few other relievers were dealt just before the 4 p.m. ET Deadline.
* Just before the Deadline, the Red Sox got catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia from the
* The Braves bolstered their bullpen and got some needed help in
* The Diamondbacks acquired outfielder Ryan Church,
* Looking to strengthen their bullpen, the
* In what would have been a true Deadline blockbuster, FoxSports.com is reporting on Saturday that
Barring an offer the Marlins can’t resist, the club reportedly will not trade outfielder Cody Ross.
Ken Rosenthal of Foxsports.com reported on Saturday morning that the Marlins likely will keep Ross because they can’t find a deal they like. The Red Sox and Braves are possible spots for the outfielder.
Until the 4 p.m. ET deadline passes, however, don’t be surprised if situations change. A year ago, the Marlins and Nationals swung a last-minute trade that sent Nick Johnson to Florida for pitching prospect Aaron Thompson.
In recent days teams have approached the Marlins about Ross’ availability. A source on Friday said the club was “on the fence” on what to do with the outfielder.
The Marlins are hopeful to get into the playoff picture, and the source noted that the outcome of Friday’s game was factoring into their trade decision. Florida beat San Diego to improve to 52-51 on the season.
Independently, the Marlins are actively trying to land a big league-ready reliever — preferrably a left-hander — for the stretch run.
– Joe Frisaro
The Marlins aren’t going to force anything, but for the right price, they will trade outfielder Cody Ross by Saturday’s 4 p.m. ET Trade Deadline.
The Braves and Red Sox remain teams interested in Ross, who is batting .272 with nine homers and 52 RBIs.
Several other clubs could be in the mix, and the Marlins are on the fence of which direction to go with the outfielder.
One source said it may go down to whether the Marlins win or loss on Friday at the Padres.
Ross, who is making $4.45 million in his second season of arbitration, does not fit into the team’s long-range plans.
The Marlins on Thursday traded Jorge Cantu, and the team cleared all but $600,000 of the $2.2 million that remains on his $6 million deal.
A prime reason Cantu was dealt was because he didn’t fit into the club’s future.
The Marlins have several outfielders they are wanting to get a look at, including Bryan Petersen, Emilio Bonifacio and Cameron Maybin, who is in Triple-A New Orleans.
When the Marlins traded Cantu, the team noted that it was looking to position the roster for now and into the future. In 2012, they move into a retractable-roof ballpark, and they want to be as competitive as possible. Already, 20-year-old Mike Stanton is gaining valuable playing time in right field, and he projects to be a future star.
By moving Cantu on Thursday, prospect Logan Morrison was given the job in left field. The Marlins have high hopes for Morrison, who promises to be a centerpiece player in the years to come.
– Joe Frisaro
While winning just two of their first six games on this road trip and watching the Phillies upgrade their roster with the addition of Roy Oswalt, the Braves are now showing a little more interest in Cody Ross.
After Chris Coghlan injured his left knee earlier this week, the Marlins indicated they wouldn’t move Ross. But it appears they may be willing to deal the veteran center fielder in exchange for an attractive package of prospects.
The Red Sox are also showing interest in Ross and multiple sources have said they may be a better fit than the Braves.
The Braves had minimal interest in Ross last week. But while scoring three runs or fewer in seven of their past 14 games, they have gained reason to believe they may need to upgrade their lineup.
While homering once every 22.2 at-bats during the 2008 and ’09 seasons, Ross may have qualified as a definite upgrade.
Still despite homering just once every 42 at-bats and compiling a .734 OPS this year, he could certainly prove more productive than Melky Cabrera, who has hit just three homers and compiled a .687 OPS in 306 at-bats for the Braves.
- Mark Bowman
* Cody Ross really wanted to stay with the Marlins. Now, after Chris Coghlan tore his MCL while celebrating on Sunday, Ross may seemingly get his wish, which would deprive the trade market of a valuable outfielder.
Braves GM Frank Wren might eventually be persuaded to add some depth to his bullpen before the trade deadline. But it doesn’t appear that he’s too interested in the mix of available outfielders, namely center fielders, who could be obtained via a trade.
“I think we’re still looking internally at the pieces that we have,” Wren said early Monday evening. “Right now, I’d have to say that’s the way that we’re leaning.” <p>
As mentioned last week, the Braves have shown little interest in Florida’s Cody Ross. Whatever interest they may have had in David DeJesus was obviously erased when the veteran outfielder was lost to a season-ending thumb injury last week.
If Wren sticks to his current plan to go with internal pieces, Melky Cabrera might serve as the primary center fielder over the season’s final two months. Cabrera has hit .298 while the Braves have gone a Major League-best 44-23 since May 10.
The Braves haven’t completely given up on Nate McLouth yet. But if the veteran center fielder continues to struggle, Cabrera and Gregor Blanco, who is currently with the Triple-A Gwinnett roster, will likely receive a bulk of the playing time in center.
- Mark Bowman
With Kenshin Kawakami and Jesse Chavez crowding the back end of the bullpen mix and left-hander Eric O’Flaherty still trying to regain the strength he lost because of a viral infection, the Braves may attempt to acquire a reliever before Saturday’s 4 p.m. ET trade deadline.
Nate McLouth’s extended struggles have forced Braves GM Frank Wren to continue evaluating options to improve his outfield mix. Eric Hinske and Matt Diaz have shown enough recently to create the belief that they could prove productive while platooning at the left field position.
But McLouth has left the Braves with no other choice but to determine whether they should add a center fielder or simply allow Melky Cabrera and possibly Gregor Blanco to primarily fill the position for the remainder of the season.
As mentioned late last week, the Braves have minimal interest in Marlins center fielder Cody Ross, who could be deemed a non-tender candidate before having the chance to gain a salary of approximately $6 million via arbitration this winter.
If Wren opts to improve his bullpen internally, he could promote highly-regarded prospect Craig Kimbrel. But the better option might be Stephen Marek, who has combined to post a 0.60 ERA and limit opponents to a .215 batting average in 45 combined innings with Double-A Mississippi and Triple-A Gwinnett this year.
The Braves could also opt to promote left-hander Mike Minor to their big league rotation and give Kris Medlen a chance to return to the bullpen. Minor has gone 3-1 with a 2.55 ERA in the four starts he’s made since being promoted to Gwinnett.
- Mark Bowman
In need of a starter for Saturday’s game, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. cryptically said Tuesday: “I think we we know exactly what we’re going to do.” Perhaps a starter, like Ben Sheets, Dan Haren, Jeremy Guthrie or Roy Oswalt is headed to Philadelphia? The club optioned Kyle Kendrick to the Minor Leagues that same day, and later that night, veteran Jamie Moyer sustained an injury that will likely put him on the disabled list, so starting pitching is needed in Philly.
In a rather surprising All-Star break move, the Blue Jays in essence acquired young shortstop Yunel Escobar from the Braves in exchange for veteran shortstop Alex Gonzalez. Left-hander Jo-Jo Reyes also is going to Toronto, with Minor League lefty Tim Collins and Minor League infielder Tyler Pastornicky migrating to Atlanta’s organization.