The MLB trade deadline has come and gone, and there were some big deals that went down. The Texas Rangers were one of the biggest buyers, acquiring All-Star slugger Joey Gallo from the New York Yankees. The Chicago White Sox also made a big splash, acquiring All-Star starter Luis Castillo from the Cincinnati Reds.
Other notable deals included the New York Mets acquiring All-Star infielder Eduardo Escobar from the Arizona Diamondbacks, and the San Francisco Giants acquiring All-Star closer Kenley Jansen from the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The trade deadline is always a busy time in the MLB, and this year was no exception. Here are some of the biggest deals that went down:
- Texas Rangers acquire Joey Gallo from New York Yankees: The Rangers acquired Gallo, along with reliever Joely Rodriguez, in exchange for outfielders Ezequiel Duran and Josh Smith, and pitchers Glenn Otto and Trevor Hauver. Gallo is a two-time All-Star and a Gold Glove winner. He is hitting .223 with 27 home runs and 77 RBIs this season.
- Chicago White Sox acquire Luis Castillo from Cincinnati Reds: The White Sox acquired Castillo, along with relievers Amir Garrett and Jesse Winker, in exchange for outfielders Seby Zavala and Oscar Colas, and pitchers Caleb Kilian and Yoelqui Cespedes. Castillo is a two-time All-Star and a Cy Young Award finalist. He is 7-6 with a 3.38 ERA this season.
- New York Mets acquire Eduardo Escobar from Arizona Diamondbacks: The Mets acquired Escobar, along with reliever Archie Bradley, in exchange for infielders Kevin Smith and Mark Vientos, and pitchers Robert Gsellman and Tyler Megill. Escobar is a two-time All-Star and a Gold Glove winner. He is hitting .249 with 19 home runs and 67 RBIs this season.
- San Francisco Giants acquire Kenley Jansen from Los Angeles Dodgers: The Giants acquired Jansen, along with cash considerations, in exchange for minor league pitcher Kervin Castro. Jansen is a three-time All-Star and a four-time NL saves leader. He is 2-2 with a 3.07 ERA this season.
- Texas Rangers: The Rangers were one of the most active teams at the trade deadline. They acquired Gallo, Castillo, and Rodriguez.
- Chicago White Sox: The White Sox also made some big moves at the deadline. They acquired Castillo, Garrett, and Winker.
- New York Mets: The Mets acquired Escobar and Bradley.
- San Francisco Giants: The Giants acquired Jansen and Castro.
- New York Yankees: The Yankees were one of the biggest sellers at the trade deadline. They traded Gallo, Rodriguez, and outfielder Clint Frazier.
- Cincinnati Reds: The Reds also made some big moves at the deadline. They traded Castillo, Garrett, and Winker.
- Arizona Diamondbacks: The Diamondbacks traded Escobar and Bradley.
- Los Angeles Dodgers: The Dodgers traded Jansen and Castro.
The trade deadline is always a wild time in the MLB, and this year was no exception. There were some big deals that went down, and it will be interesting to see how they impact the playoff race.
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