2022 MLB commerce deadline tracker

The 2022 MLB commerce deadline is coming quick, with groups weighing their greatest wants earlier than 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday arrives.

Will the Washington Nationals make a blockbuster Juan Soto commerce? Might Shohei Ohtani be on the transfer from the Los Angeles Angels? Might Willson Contreras be dealt to a contender? And which of the New York Yankees, New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros will go all-in to spice up their 2022 World Sequence hopes?

Whether or not your favourite membership is wanting so as to add or deal away — or stands someplace in between — this is the freshest intel we’re listening to, response to accomplished offers and what to know for each staff as commerce season unfolds.

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Brewers get some bullpen assist after Josh Hader’s departure

Reliever Matt Bush heads to Milwaukee, whereas infielder Mark Mathias and pitcher Antoine Kelly are on their method to Texas, sources inform ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

Playing cards add to rotation with Jose Quintana acquisition

The St. Louis Cardinals are finalizing a deal to amass left-hander Jose Quintana from the Pittsburgh Pirates, sources inform ESPN. Story »

Crimson Sox finalizing cope with Reds for Tommy Pham

The Boston Crimson Sox are finalizing a deal to amass outfielder Tommy Pham from the Cincinnati Reds, sources inform ESPN. Story » | Grades »

Astros nab catcher from Crimson Sox

Houston has acquired catcher Christian Vazquez from the Boston Crimson Sox, sources inform ESPN’s Jeff Passan. Story » | Grades »

Yankees get Frankie Montas in cope with Oakland

The Yankees are including right-handed starter Frankie Montas and nearer Lou Trivino in a commerce with the A’s. Story » | Grades »

Padres land Josh Hader in blockbuster with Brewers

San Diego is dealing nearer Taylor Rogers, left-handed pitching prospect Robert Gasser, outfielder Esteury Ruiz and right-hander Dinelson Lamet to Milwaukee for the star nearer, sources inform ESPN. Story » | Grades »

Astros add Trey Mancini in commerce with O’s

The Houston Astros have acquired first baseman/outfielder Trey Mancini from the Baltimore Orioles, sources confirmed to ESPN. Story » | Grades »

Yankees add to bullpen in cope with Cubs

The Yankees acquired right-handed reliever Scott Effross from the Cubs in trade for minor league right-hander Hayden Wesneski. Story » | Grades »

Braves add an infielder

The Braves introduced they’ve acquired infielder Ehire Adrianza from the Nationals in trade for OF Trey Harris. Atlanta additionally designated INF Robinson Cano for project. Story »

Giants choose up a shortstop

San Francisco has traded for Cubs shortstop Dixon Machado and despatched right-hander Raynel Espinal to Chicago. Story »

Rays add outfield bat in cope with Diamondbacks

Tampa Bay acquired veteran outfielder David Peralta in a commerce with Arizona. Story » | Grades »

Playing cards get pitching depth from Phillies

The Cardinals introduced that they’ve acquired left-handed pitcher JoJo Romero in trade for infielder Edmundo Sosa.

Dodgers get reduction assist in commerce with Cubs

The Los Angeles Dodgers have added to their bullpen by buying and selling for Chicago Cubs right-handed reliever Chris Martin, sources advised ESPN’s Buster Olney. Story »

Mariners purchase ace Luis Castillo in commerce with Reds

The Mariners landed star pitcher Luis Castillo from the Reds in trade for minor leaguers Noelvi Marte, Levi Stoudt, Edwin Arroyo and Dylan Moore. Story » | Grades »

Mets purchase Tyler Naquin, Phillip Diehl in commerce with Reds

The primary-place Mets added one other outfield bat and a reliever in a deadline cope with Cincinnati. Story »

Yankees purchase All-Star Andrew Benintendi from Royals

The Yankees made the primary massive splash of this deadline by including an All-Star to their outfield. Story » | Grades »

Mets get Daniel Vogelbach from Pirates

The NL East-leading Mets added much-needed DH assist in a cope with the Pirates. Story »

Mariners purchase Carlos Santana from Royals

Seattle added a veteran bat by dealing two pitching prospects for Santana. Story » | Grades »

MLB commerce deadline buzz

Aug. 1 updates

Miami is perhaps holding on to its commerce candidates: Groups have checked in on the overwhelming majority of the Marlins’ gamers, however main strikes appeared unlikely as of Monday afternoon, a supply with data of the scenario stated. Many of the Marlins’ most essential gamers are locked in via no less than subsequent season, at which level they’re going to as soon as once more attempt to contend for a playoff spot, and the presents have not been adequate to justify shifting core gamers.

That has been very true with Pablo Lopez, who’s having an distinctive yr and is controllable via the 2024 season. Lopez stays essentially the most logical Marlins impression participant to be moved, rival executives imagine, and the presents may get considerably higher with Luis Castillo and Frankie Montas off the board. However the Marlins can simply maintain onto Lopez and store him within the offseason whereas seeking younger, confirmed offensive gamers.

What Cleveland is more likely to do on the deadline: Rivals do not imagine Cleveland goes for large upgrades this deadline — although the Guardians have the farm system to get it accomplished. One agent of a minor league participant there urged they’ve sufficient to land Juan Soto in the event that they actually needed him, however controllable pitchers and assistance on the sides is probably going what the Guardians shoot for as an alternative. They’re very younger however nonetheless competing in a weak division, so some utility-type upgrades is perhaps so as. — Jesse Rogers

Will the White Sox improve their lineup? The White Sox have been searching for a left-handed hitter who can play proper subject. They had been in on Tyler Naquin earlier than he bought moved to New York, however they weren’t concerned in David Peralta, who was traded to Tampa Bay. Peralta is strictly a left fielder. They’ve loads of these. One govt not affiliated with both staff urged a giant league-for-big league commerce: AJ Pollock and a prospect for Joc Pederson. It might permit the Giants to maintain competing whereas the White Sox change the steadiness of their lineup and get a jolt of their locker room. In any other case, the White Sox might need to search for a minor addition from the left aspect of the plate comparable to Rafael Ortega from the Cubs or Kole Calhoun of the Rangers. — Jesse Rogers

The Angels’ present Ohtani technique: The Angels have been “dangling” Shohei Ohtani main as much as Tuesday’s deadline, an trade supply stated. However two executives on groups which have beforehand been recognized as potential touchdown spots nonetheless considered the opportunity of an Ohtani commerce as a extremely unlikely final result over the weekend, with one underneath the impression that the Angels aren’t critically seeking to transfer him now.

On the very least, one other rival govt famous, the Angels can get a way for what the Ohtani market appears to be like like to be able to higher determine an offseason technique. Angels proprietor Arte Moreno has all the time been categorically in opposition to the idea of a rebuild, however an Ohtani commerce may portend one. — Alden Gonzalez

July 31 updates

San Francisco has some choices to make: The Giants are in an attention-grabbing place with Carlos Rodon and Joc Pederson. On one hand, they’re inside attain of wild-card spot. On the opposite, Rodon, specifically, will generate heightened curiosity due to a dearth of beginning pitchers available in the market. San Francisco is searching for major-league-ready assist in return, if it makes a deal. — Buster Olney

When Chicago will begin making strikes, and the most recent on Contreras: The Cubs have a wave of offers approaching the horizon, however they are going to possible occur in rapid-fire vogue as we transfer into the final hours earlier than the deadline — Willson Contreras, David Robertson and Mychal Givens are very more likely to go. There may be additionally a ton of curiosity in Ian Happ, who could be underneath staff management via 2023. The groups which are concerned in Contreras appear to be extra occupied with him as a really part-time catcher however an everyday within the lineup (as a DH, and so on.). The Padres, Rays and Astros are amongst these groups. — Buster Olney

Who’s New York concentrating on? The Yankees appear targeted of their pursuit of a beginning pitcher. Frankie Montas and Carlos Rodon are amongst these obtainable. — Buster Olney

San Diego speaking to many: The Padres are closely concerned in a spread of conversations, in line with rival executives — together with the Juan Soto talks. — Buster Olney

A Soto commerce on the horizon? The notion of many rival officers continues to be that Juan Soto can be dealt earlier than the deadline. One high-ranking govt is couching it a bit, placing the percentages at 60-40 that Soto can be moved. — Buster Olney

July 30 updates

When issues might actually warmth up earlier than the deadline: Two executives who want to add indicated the market is slower than regular and it might be due to the additional wild-card groups. Some organizations are clearly within the playoff hunt now whereas others really feel they are going to be as quickly as subsequent season and are not seeking to unload like earlier years. That would change if Boston and San Francisco get into the fray and determine to subtract. In the meantime, Jed Hoyer of the Cubs is protecting issues near the vest with an expectation he’ll be a mover on Monday and/or Tuesday. So much might rely upon Juan Soto. Whichever staff will get him possible is not making every other offers. — Jesse Rogers

July 28 updates

What the reigning champs are eyeing on the deadline: Rival execs report that the Braves are searching for a right-handed hitter to successfully substitute Adam Duvall on their roster. A number of the potential choices: Ian Happ (a switch-hitter who’s hitting .346 vs. lefties), Ramon Laureano, hitting .262 vs. lefties and Rob Refsnyder, who’s mashing .422 in opposition to lefties in 50 plate appearances this yr. — Buster Olney

A pacesetter within the race to land Soto? As of Thursday morning, rival executives understand the Padres to be the front-runner for Juan Soto. — Buster Olney

A pacesetter within the race to land … everybody? The Padres are seemingly in on everybody. They’re searching for bats and arms, each massive and small. They’ve inquired on each Ian Happ and Willson Contreras of the Cubs, together with the most important fish of all of them, Juan Soto. Like most groups, they’re searching for bullpen arms as properly. Rival groups anticipate A.J. Preller to make a splash, nevertheless it’s not clear which space of the staff they’re going to enhance on — largely as a result of they’re attempting on all of them. — Jesse Rogers

How Giants’ struggles might change the deadline: As of Wednesday night time, the Giants proceed to convey to different groups that they don’t seem to be seeking to deal away veterans but, and in the intervening time, they intend to hold on to potential free brokers Carlos Rodon and Joc Pederson. Given the Giants’ current swoon, different groups are monitoring intently to see if they’re going to flip and begin dealing. — Buster Olney

July 27 updates

The Brewers might be busy on the deadline: Sources point out the Brewers are searching for a bat and/or an arm. In the meantime, the return of Freddy Peralta might have Milwaukee bullpen assist moderately than a beginning pitcher. — Jesse Rogers

A number of groups eyeing Cubs reliever: There may be robust curiosity in Cubs setup man Mychal Givens. The White Sox might be a match after they kicked the tires on him final offseason. As did the Phillies, and each groups want center relievers. The Cubs and White Sox did pull off two offers for bullpen arms final yr, with Ryan Tepera and Craig Kimbrel going to the South Facet from their crosstown rivals. — Jesse Rogers

How Marlins’ massive resolution might form the deadline: Six days stay till the commerce deadline, and the Miami Marlins sit 5 video games under .500 and 4½ video games again of a playoff spot — with their star, Jazz Chisholm Jr., out for a chronic stretch and their two massive offseason signings, Avisail Garcia and Jorge Soler, placing up subpar numbers. The New York Submit reported Tuesday that Marlins common supervisor Kim Ng could be open to buying and selling virtually anybody exterior of ace Sandy Alcantara, a significant improvement given the group’s plethora of pitching expertise. Her intentions, outsiders imagine, would not be to ship the franchise into one other rebuild however to amass gamers who can fortify the 40-man roster subsequent season and past.

Miguel Rojas is pleading for persistence.

Rojas, the unquestioned chief of the staff, is in his eighth yr with the Marlins and has navigated plenty of change throughout that stretch, most notably the aggressive rebuild that helped kind the current core. He sees a chance with the present staff; that its struggles are a byproduct of harm and underperformance from gamers who needs to be higher, and that it needs to be given an opportunity down the stretch. The Marlins acted aggressively — by their requirements — over the offseason, signing Garcia and Soler and buying and selling for Jacob Stallings and Joey Wendle. Rojas thinks they want extra time to return collectively.

“As a player, all I want is an opportunity,” Rojas stated. “I’m not asking for five, six years. That’s not realistic. But for me, you can’t just give up on a team when we know that we have the potential of doing something.” — Alden Gonzalez

July 26 updates

Why it is best to regulate Tampa Bay on the deadline: The Rays have made the playoffs in every of the previous three seasons, and whereas they’ve suffered devastating accidents in current days — dropping heart fielder Kevin Kiermaier and catcher Mike Zunino for the season — sources say they’re poking round searching for upgrades, veterans who might assist push the core of younger gamers throughout the end line to a wild-card berth. The Rays anticipate to get Wander Franco and Manuel Margot again within the weeks forward, however they’re going to be in search of different place participant assist, they usually have the power to tackle payroll earlier than the commerce deadline.

The Rays are among the many groups to have inquired about Juan Soto, and the truth that the monetary obligations are restricted — he is arbitration-eligible and never tied to a long-term deal — means they might take a shot at him, in the way in which they bid $150 million on Freddie Freeman in free company. However for the Rays, a staff of restricted sources, surrendering a large haul of prospects for a participant whilst nice as Soto represents monumental danger, and for that cause, they’re more likely to be outbid for the slugger. — Buster Olney

What’s Cleveland’s deadline technique? The Cleveland Guardians have two gamers who might be headed to free company within the fall — catcher Austin Hedges and reliever Bryan Shaw — and with some contenders searching for catching depth, the Guardians might theoretically take heed to presents. However with the promotion of 23-year-old catching prospect Bo Naylor from Triple-A to the large leagues seemingly inevitable, the Guardians will want Hedges to assist instruct Naylor. Cleveland is at the moment within the scrum of 4 groups attempting to push into the group of wild-card leaders, and in the intervening time, the Guardians are 3½ video games behind the Twins — so that they’ll search for potential upgrades earlier than the deadline, however most likely nothing too costly. — Buster Olney

July 25 updates

Are the Padres a Soto commerce match? One staff retains arising amongst rival scouts and executives when pondering potential suits for Juan Soto: the Padres. They’ve a right away gap of their outfield, a determined want for extra offense, a clearly said need to contend instantly and, simply as essential, the kind of audacious GM who can pull one of these transfer off. The place to begin in a Soto deal would most likely contain C.J. Abrams and MacKenzie Gore.

However two potential points linger for AJ Preller: 1. Does he have the organizational depth so as to add further gamers and beat a deep pool of groups, particularly after parting with a lot of it in an effort to bolster the rotation? 2. What in regards to the cash element, each with the Padres’ reported need to shed payroll to remain under the luxury-tax threshold and with the Nats’ potential need to connect a bloated contract like that of Patrick Corbin’s? — Alden Gonzalez

Will Cardinals prioritize an ace over a commerce for Soto? Whereas the Cardinals is perhaps talked about as a suitor for Juan Soto, they’re targeted on pitching heading into the deadline. For the second consecutive yr, St. Louis appears to be like so as to add a starter or two. Would the Reds commerce Luis Castillo inside the division? In that case, St. Louis might be a powerful match. — Jesse Rogers

Do the Dodgers have a giant splash in them — Soto or in any other case? In 2017, it was Yu Darvish. In 2018, it was Manny Machado. In 2021, it was Max Scherzer and Trea Turner. Does Andrew Friedman have one other massive transfer in him? The Dodgers have been recognized as an early suitor for Juan Soto, for apparent causes — they’ve the prospect capital and the monetary may to not solely purchase Soto however maybe even lock him in with a record-setting extension. That may’t be dominated out, however in all probability, Friedman, uncomfortable with the quantity of younger expertise he has parted with in recent times, makes an assortment of lower-tier strikes for his pitching workers. The Dodgers have plenty of questions in each their rotation and their bullpen, but in addition plenty of impression gamers making their means again (most notably Dustin Might, Walker Buehler and Blake Treinen). Search for them to prioritize depth. They’ve proven, for some time now, that they are elite at stopping runs even with out top-shelf pitching. — Alden Gonzalez

Attainable suitors for Cubs All-Star catcher: The Cubs’ Willson Contreras stays on observe to be moved by the Aug. 2 deadline. Up to now, the Cubs haven’t approached him with a suggestion for a contract extension. Attainable suitors for the All-Star starter embrace the Rays, Guardians and Mets. — Jesse Rogers

Will the Angels really commerce Ohtani or make strikes to construct round him? The massive query surrounding the Angels over the subsequent week or so: Will they honestly entertain commerce presents for Shohei Ohtani, a free agent after the 2023 season, or merely make strikes on the margins in an effort (maybe a closing one) to contend subsequent season? If it is the latter method, search for Angels GM Perry Minasian to be aggressive in pursuit of main league gamers who’re controllable no less than via subsequent yr; the Angels have plenty of holes on their 40-man roster, and patching them multi functional offseason is just not real looking. Barring a midseason extension, Noah Syndergaard — strong, albeit not dominant, on a one-year deal coming off an extended hiatus `– will most likely be their almost certainly commerce candidate, no matter their method. — Alden Gonzalez

Why the White Sox are targeted on bullpen assist: Setup man Kendall Graveman is on tempo to blow by his profession excessive in appearances, whereas Joe Kelly has been inconsistent for the White Sox this season and Aaron Bummer has been injured. Given the general lack of bullpen choices because it tries to climb within the AL Central standings, Chicago is searching for deadline assist from both aspect of the mound. — Jesse Rogers

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