Trades in MLB

The Red Sox and Braves were the shakers on Tuesday as Major League Baseball's trade deadline came and went. Atlanta finalized the deal getting Mark Texieria from Texas and also picked up reliever Octavio Dotel from the Royals.

Boston got the man they wanted as general manager Theo Epstein convinced reliever Eric Gagne to waive his no-trade clause and join the BoSox. Gagne agreed to pitch as the set-up man for Red Sox closer Jonathon Papelbon. Boston now has Gagne, Hideki Okajima and Papelbon to finish games. The Yankees did make one deal getting talented infielder Wilson Betemit from the Dodgers for reliever, Scott Proctor.

The White Sox and Boston almost had a deal done that would have sent Jermaine Dye to the BoSox for Wily Mo Pena, but the trade deadline came and went before the deal could be finalized. Chicago did send Rob Mackowiak to San Diego. The Padres also got third baseman Morgan Ensberg from Houston.

In somewhat of a surprise, the Giants let go of starter Matt Morris who goes to the Pirates. Pittsburgh is hoping Morris has a few seasons left while it's obvious the Giants were looking to cut contract.

One interesting deal that went no further than the talking stage would have sent Pittsburgh shortstop Jack Wilson to the Tigers for future considerations. But the Bucs wanted a player off the Detroit major league roster in exchange for Wilson.


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