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MLB Trade Deadline 2013 LIVE BLOG: Follow Along For Updates On Deals, Latest Buzz


Happy MLB Trade Deadline Day!

At long last, the MLB's trading deadline is nearly here. With the window for non-waiver transactions closing at 4 p.m. EST on Wednesday, July 31st, expect the deals (and the rumors) to keep coming faster than Jacoby Ellsbury down the third-base line. As usual, there are potential buyers (Pirates?), eager sellers (White Sox, Brewers) and teams that seem to be open to a bit of everything (Royals).

On the eve of the deadline, the Red Sox acquired pitcher Jake Peavy from the White Sox in a three-team deal that also included the Tigers. Peavy's sock swap was but one of many deals that was agreed upon leading up to the day of the deadline. This three-team, seven-player swap had a little bit of everything that will define the 2013 non-waiver deadline action.

  • Buyer: The Red Sox acquired a front line starter to bolster their rotation ahead of a push for a division title.
  • Seller: The White Sox unloaded Peavy's salary.
  • Biogenesis Worrier: The Tigers acquired an insurance policy in Jose Iglesias that may come in handy if shortstop Jhonny Peralta is suspended.

With suspensions looming, two Wild Card spots per league and teams always looking to shed salary, the final hours before the deadline could bring plenty of action.


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