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MLB Trade Deadline Live Updates

The MLB Trade Deadline is 5 p.m. Central today. In this post we will update trades around the league over the course of the day.

Philadelphia Phillies v Pittsburgh Pirates Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images

The 2023 MLB Trade Deadline is today at 5:00 p.m. Central. There will be a bunch of moves over the course of the day around MLB. While any Texas Rangers deals will get their own post, I will update this post over the course of the day with other moves around MLB.

In the early action, Toronto is apparently on the verge of acquiring infielder Paul DeJong from the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Padres have apparently agreed on a deal to get Rich Hill and Ji-Man Choi from the Pirates for a package led by starting pitching prospect Jackson Wolf. No other details on other pieces as of yet. (Estuar Suero and Alfonso Rivas are the other two players going to Pittsburgh from San Diego in this deal)

UPDATE — DeJong to Jays is official. With the Jays just losing Bo Bichette to an injury, they needed a shortstop to fill in. The Cardinals are sending money to Toronto and getting minor league RHP Matt Svanson.

UPDATE II — The Royals have acquired Tucker Davidson from the Angels for cash considerations, for all you Tucker Davidson fans out there.

UPDATE III — The Atlanta Braves have acquired Brad Hand from the Rockies for Alec Barger. Hand is a 33 year old lefty with a $7 million team option for 2024 (which will almost certainly be declined). He’s the type of veteran relief arm that always gets moved at the deadline. Barger is a 25 year old reliever with a 3.29 ERA in AA who was a 17th round pick out of NC State in 2019.

UPDATE IV — Adrian Sampson, Manny Rodriguez and international bonus money were traded by the Cubs to the Rays for Josh Roberson. I mention this just because I’m like, oh, yeah, Adrian Sampson, I remember when he was a Ranger!

UPDATE V — The Phillies have reported acquired starting pitcher Michael Lorenzen from the Tigers for Hao-Yu Lee. Lorenzen is on a one year, $8.5M deal signed this past offseason, and has put up a 2.0 bWAR with a 3.58 ERA and 3.88 FIP in 18 starts this year. Lee is a 20 year old infielder who has a 773 OPS at high-A while playing mostly second base.

UPDATE VI — The ChiSox have reportedly traded third baseman Jake Burger to the Miami Marlins for pitching prospect Jake Eder. This is more interesting — Burger was the first round pick of the White Sox in 2017, and will have less than two years of service time accrued after this season. He has a career .230/.291/.500 slash line.

Eder, 24, was the Marlins’ fourth round pick out of Vanderbilt in 2020. Baseball America has Eder as the #2 prospect in Miami’s system. He missed all of 2022 due to Tommy John surgery, and has split the 2023 season between high-A and AA.

UPDATE VII — The Tigers and Dodgers had a deal agreed to, per Jeff Passan, that would have sent Eduardo Rodriguez to the Dodgers, but the Dodgers were one of ten teams on Rodriguez’s no trade list, and he vetoed the deal.

UPDATE VIII — The Cubs have designated Trey Mancini for assignment to clear a roster spot for the newly acquired Jeimer Candelario. Mancini was discussed as a possible Rangers DH target this past offseason. He has slashed .234/.299/.336 for the Cubs, and is under contract for 2024 at $7 million.

UPDATE IX — The Mets are reportedly sending Tommy Pham to the Diamondbacks. Pham had been talked about as a potential Rangers target. He’s a free agent after the season. ADDED — 17 year old shortstop Jeremy Rodriguez is apparently going to the Mets for Pham.

UPDATE X — The Orioles are reportedly close to getting starting pitcher Jack Flaherty from the St. Louis Cardinals. Flaherty is a free agent after the season. ADDED — 24 year old second baseman Cesar Prieto is going to the Cardinals from Baltimore in this deal. He’s #14 on the BA list for a pretty strong and deep Orioles system. ALSO ADDED — Drew Rom, a lefthanded pitcher, is also going to St. Louis.

UPDATE XI — The Yankees are reportedly trading for ChiSox reliever Keynan Middleton.

UPDATE XII — Dylan Cease was NOT traded.

UPDATE XIII — In other former Ranger news, Dominic Leone was traded by the Mets to the Angels. Leone was signed to a minor league deal by the Rangers this offseason and started the year with Round Rock.

UPDATE XIV — The Marlins have apparently also landed Josh Bell from the Guardians, though I’ve seen two very different descriptions of the return for Cleveland. ADDED — Khalil Watson is reportedly going to Cleveland in this deal, along with Jean Segura. Man, Watson’s star has fallen.

UPDATE XV — The Marlins have ALSO reportedly traded Garrett Cooper & Sean Reynolds to the Padres for Ryan Weathers.

UPDATE XVI — The Padres have reportedly landed reliever Scott Barlow from the Royals. That’s another name that the Rangers were reportedly interested in.