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A's get Lester, Gomes from Red Sox for Cespedes (The Associated Press)
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Billy Beane considers Jon Lester a proven ace who can carry a pitching staff through the playoffs, just like he did last fall. The general manager acquired Lester to make sure Oakland gets there first. The baseball-leading, small-budget A’s won the mighty Lester sweepstakes Thursday, acquiring the left-hander and outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston […]

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Texas Rangers let trade deadline expire without making a trade
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After making two mid-July trades, the Texas Rangers allowed the trade deadline to pass on Thursday without making any additional moves. The club had discussed OF Alex Rios and LHP Neal Cotts with a number of teams, but ultimately did not find …

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Texas Rangers trade deadline update: 2 hours to go
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With two hours to go until the non-waivers trade deadline passes, the Rangers have yet to make a move on Thursday. But moves in the noon hour could potentially ratchet things up. Boston reportedly dealt was close to a deal of LHP Andrew Miller to …

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Mets stand pat as Trade Deadline passes
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NEW YORK — The Mets did not trade away Bartolo Colon. They did not deal Daniel Murphy. And no, they did not pool their bluest chips together to acquire Troy Tulowitzki. Instead, baseball's non-waiver Trade Deadline came and went Thursday without so …

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Astros Telling Other Teams Chad Qualls Is Off The Market
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May 8, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Houston Astros relief pitcher Chad Qualls (50) pitches in the ninth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Houston won 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports. Trade Rumors …

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BREAKING: Houston Astros Trade Jarred Cosart To Miami Marlins
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Jun 4, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Jarred Cosart (48) walks onto the field before a game against the Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports. Houston Astros …

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The Boston Red Sox might have quietly won the 2014 MLB trade deadline
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But though both the Tigers and Athletics significantly improved their postseason chances by adding aces Thursday, no team did more this month to improve its long-term outlook than the Boston Red Sox. Dating back to their July 26 trade of Jake Peavy to …

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Stephen Drew to New York Yankees for infielder Kelly Johnson
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Stephen Drew might've made sense for the New York Yankees this past off-season, when they were trying to find a second baseman and third baseman to replace Robinson Cano and Alex Rodriguez, respectively. But Drew never got the offer he was looking …

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