MLB Trade Deadline 2022: Updates, Rumors & News

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Kansas City Royals left fielder Andrew Benintendi hits against the Tampa Bay Rays during a baseball game Sunday, July 24, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo.
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Rachael Millanta @rachaelmillanta Aug 03, 2022, 4:55 PM
  • Tracking high-caliber players traded by teams leading up to the 2022 MLB Trade Deadline
  • All trades had to be submitted to the league office by 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday, August 2

The MLB Trade Deadline has now officially passed, with all trades having to be submitted to the league office by 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday, August 2. With player movements seemingly non-stop over the final days, below you’ll find an updated list of high-profile trades, named in order of announcement.

Andrew Benintendi Traded to the New York Yankees

On July 27, the Yankees announced they acquired outfielder Andrew Benintendi from the Royals in exchange for minor league pitchers Chandler Champlain, T.J. Sikkema, and Beck Way.

Benintendi slashed .320/.387/.398 with three home runs and 39 RBI this season with Kansas City and was selected as a reserve player for the 2022 All-Star Game. He leads the AL in on-base percentage and ranks second in batting average.

The Royals assigned Way and Sikkema to High-A Quad Cities and Champlain to Low-A Columbia.

Luis Castillo Traded to the Seattle Mariners

The Cincinnati Reds announced on July 29 they traded All-Star pitcher Luis Castillo to the Mariners in exchange for prospects Noelvi Marte, Edwin Arroyo, Levi Stoudt, and Andrew Moore. 

Castillo was a hot target approaching the trade deadline, with interest from multiple teams looking for a reliable pitcher. The right-hander was a real bright spot on the Reds, leading the team in wins (44), starts (137), innings pitched (792.1), and strikeouts (860). 

Marte, Arroyo, and Stoudt were ranked first, third and fifth respectively on MLB.com’s Prospect Rankings in Seattle’s organization and are great acquisitions for the Reds’ rebuilding efforts.

David Peralta Traded to the Tampa Bay Rays

On July 30, the Rays acquired left-handed hitting outfielder David Peralta from the Diamondbacks in exchange for catching prospect Christian Cerda.

Peralta played nine seasons with the Diamondbacks, winning the Silver Slugger Award in 2018 and the Gold Glove in 2019. Among the Diamondbacks’ all-time leaders, Peralta is ranked second in triples, fourth in doubles, fourth in RBI, and sixth in home runs.

19-year-old Cerda made his professional debut with Rookie DSL Rays 1 in 2021 and has hit .315/.464/.519 with Rookie FCL Rays this season.

Scott Effross Traded to the New York Yankees

The Yankees announced they acquired pitcher Scott Effross from the Chicago Cubs on August 1. They sent minor league pitcher Hayden Wesneski to the Cubs in return.

Effross was called up to the majors on August 28, 2021, and has a 2.66 ERA in 47 games (one start) this season. He has not allowed a run in 20 of his 24 relief appearances since the start of June and is under club control through the 2027 season.

Minor leaguer Wesneski went 6-7 with a 3.51 ERA in 19 starts in Triple-A this season.

Josh Hader Traded to the San Diego Padres

The Milwaukee Brewers announced on August 1 that they traded pitcher Josh Hader to the Padres in exchange for pitchers Taylor Rogers, Robert Gasser, and Dinelson Lamet, and outfielder Esteury Ruiz.

Hader has been with the Brewers since 2015 when he was traded from the Houston Astros. On May 8, 2021, Hader broke the MLB record as the fastest pitcher to reach 400 strikeouts, doing so in 234 2⁄3 innings pitched. His ERA this season is 4.24 with a WHIP of 1.12.

The Brewers have assigned Ruiz to Triple-A Nashville and Gasser to Double-A Biloxi. Rogers and Lamet will join the major league team.

Frankie Montas Traded to the New York Yankees

The Yankees have acquired starting pitcher Frankie Montas from the Oakland Athletics, it was announced on August 1. Lou Trivino is also headed to the Yankees as part of the deal, and they have sent prospects Ken Waldichuk, Luis Medina, JP Sears, and Cooper Bowman to Oakland in return.

Montas has gone 4-9 with a 3.18 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in 19 starts this season. He was placed on the IL in early July due to right shoulder inflammation, but prior to that, he had not missed a start in two full seasons.

Trevino debuted with the Athletics in 2018. He is currently 20-23 this season with a 4.04 ERA and 1.88 WHIP.

Waldichuk, Medina, Sears, and Bowman were ranked fifth, 10th, 20th, and 21st respectively on MLB.com’s Prospect Rankings in New York’s organization, and will likely be essential parts of the Athletics’ rebuilding efforts.

Trey Mancini Traded to the Houston Astros

The Baltimore Orioles traded Mancini to the Houston Astros as part of a three team deal including the Tampa Bay Rays, it was announced on August 1. The Astros received Mancini from the Orioles and Jayden Murray from the Rays, the Orioles received Seth Johnson from the Rays and Chayce McDermott from the Astros, and the Rays received outfielder José Siri from the Astros.

Mancini was Oakland’s longest tenured player, having made his major league debut with the team in late 2016. He missed the 2020 season while undergoing treatment for stage 3 colon cancer, before triumphantly returning in 2021. This season, Mancini is slashing .268/.347/.404 with 13 outfield starts and 27 starts at first base.

Siri made his MLB debut in September 2021 as a member of the Astros. He is batting .178/.238/.304 this season in 135 at bats, including three home runs and ten RBI.

Reese McGuire Traded to the Boston Red Sox for Jake Diekman

The Chicago White Sox have traded catcher Reese McGuire and a player to be named or cash considerations to the Red Sox in exchange for reliever Jake Diekman, it was announced on August 1.

McGuire was traded from the Toronto Blue Jays to the White Sox on April 3, 2022, and has batted .225 with an OPS of .546, ten RBI and zero home runs this season. With Yasmani Grandal back from the IL and Seby Zavala taking over the preferred backup catcher for Chicago, the White Sox were looking to shed a catcher, and desperately needed to add depth in their bullpen.

Left-handed Diekman has an ERA of 4.23 and a WHIP of 1.49 in 44 appearances this season with the Red Sox. He leads all active southpaw pitchers in holds and ranks fourth in appearances. Diekman has not allowed a home run to the last 113 left-handed batters he has faced.

Emmanuel Rivera Traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks

The Kansas City Royals traded third baseman Rivera to the Diamondbacks in exchange for pitcher Luke Weaver, it was confirmed by the Diamondbacks on August 1.

Rivera made his major league debut with the Royals on June 28, 2021. This season, he has slashed .237/.284/.399 with six home runs and 22 RBI in 63 games.

Weaver’s ERA is 7.71 with a WHIP of 1.28 in 12 appearances (1 start) this season with the Diamondbacks. He has struck out 19 batters while walking five.

Christian Vázquez Traded to the Houston Astros

The Astros acquired catcher Vázquez from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for prospects Enmanuel Valdez and Wilyer Abreu, it was announced on August 1.

Vázquez was the longest tenured player on the Red Sox. He was selected by the team in the ninth round of the 2008 MLB Draft and made his major league debut on July 9, 2014. This season, the 31-year-old is batting .282 with an OPS of .759 including eight homers and 42 RBI.

Valdez and Abreu were ranked 28th and 29th respectively on MLB.com’s Prospect Rankings in Houston’s organization.

Tommy Pham Traded to the Boston Red Sox

The Cincinnati Reds announced on August 1 that they traded outfielder Tommy Pham to the Red Sox in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations.

Pham is batting .238 with an OPS of .694, including 11 home runs and 39 RBI. The 34-year-old joined the Reds on March 26, 2022, before which he was with the San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Rays and St. Louis Cardinals. In 2017, Pham became the first batter on the Cardinals since 1900 to record at least a .300 batting average, 20 home runs, 20 doubles, and 20 stolen bases in the same season.

Matt Bush Traded to the Milwaukee Brewers

The Brewers acquired reliever Bush from the Texas Rangers late in the evening on August 1, sending infielder Mark Mathias and pitcher Antoine Kelly in return.

Bush has been with the Rangers organization since 2015, after he was released from a three-year prison sentence for a drunk-driving incident. He has bounced around between the majors and minors since then with ongoing injury issues, only to have his contract selected to the major league roster again on April 5, 2022. This season, Bush has a 2.95 ERA with a WHIP of 1.01 in 40 games.

Mathais has also had injury issues in the past, having been sent back down to the minors before returning to the Brewers’ major league roster on May 24, 2022. In six games this season, he has batted .125/.118/.313 with one home run and four RBI.

Left-handed pitcher Kelly is ranked 16th in the Brewers’ organization on MLB.com’s Prospect Rankings.

José Quintana Traded to the St. Louis Cardinals

After rumors swirled, the Cardinals confirmed late August 1 that they had acquired veteran pitcher Quintana and reliever Chris Stratton from the Pittsburgh Pirates and sent Johan Oviedo and Malcom Nuñez in return. 

Quintana joined the Pirates on a bargain $2 million contract during the offseason. The left-hander was an All-Star in 2016, and has recorded 89 strikeouts this season with an ERA of 3.50. 

Stratton has appeared in 40 games for the Pirates this season, going 5-4 with an ERA of 5.09.

Oviedo made his MLB debut for the Cardinals on August 19, 2020, going 0–3 with a 5.47 ERA over five starts. He earned his first career win on June 22, 2022 against the Milwaukee Brewers, and has an ERA of 3.20 with a WHIP of 1.30 this season.

Minor leaguer Nuñez is ranked 10th in the Cardinals organization on MLB.com’s Prospect Rankings.

Robbie Grossman Traded to Atlanta Braves

Late on August 1, the Detroit Tigers traded outfielder Grossman to the Braves in exchange for pitching prospect Kris Anglin.

Grossman signed a two-year, $10 million contract with the Tigers on January 5, 2021. On May 10, 2022, he set a new MLB record for position players with 401 consecutive games without an error. In the 2022 season, Grossman is batting .205 with an OPS of .595.

Anglin was selected by the Braves in the 16th round of the 2021 MLB Draft out of Howard College in Texas. He has spent this season between the Florida Complex League and Single-A Augusta.

Will Smith Traded to the Houston Astros for Jake Odorizzi

The Astros acquired pitcher Smith from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi, it was announced early on August 2.

Smith joined the Braves on November 14, 2019, signing a three-year, $39 million contract. He was the closing pitcher in Game 6 of the 2021 World Series, which Atlanta won to take the title. In 2022, Smith has a 4.38 ERA with a WHIP of 1.51 in 41 games.

Odorizzi signed a two-year, $23.5 million contract with the Astros in March 2021. He landed on the IL after falling while running to first base on May 16, 2022, and wasn’t activated again until July 4. Despite the stint off, Odorizzi has an ERA of 3.75 in 12 games this season.

Jorge Lopez Traded to the Minnesota Twins

On August 2, the Baltimore Orioles traded pitcher Lopez to the Twins in exchange for pitching prospects Cade Povich, Yennier Cano, Juan Nuñez, and Juan Rojas.

Lopez has been with the Orioles since August 2020. This season, the right-hander has an ERA of 1.68 and 0.97 WHIP in 48.1 IP, and was selected to the American League All-Star team.

Povich is ranked 22nd in the Orioles’ organization on MLB.com’s Prospect Rankings.

Juan Soto and Josh Bell Traded to the San Diego Padres

In arguably the most notable trade at this year’s deadline, the Padres acquired outfielder Juan Soto and first baseman Josh Bell from the Washington Nationals on August 2. In return, the Nationals received first baseman Luke Voit, shortstop C.J. Abrams, pitcher MacKenzie Gore, and prospects Robert Hassell III, James Wood, and Jarlin Susana.

Soto’s availability on the market dominated headlines in the weeks leading up to the deadline, with multiple teams proposing trade packages for the star. The outfielder won the 2022 Home Run Derby just weeks ago before playing in the All-Star Game. This season, he is slashing .246/.408/.485 with 21 home runs and 46 RBI.

Bell has been with the Nationals since December 2020 and has been a real force to be reckoned with. He is batting .301/.384/.493 this season with 14 homers and 57 RBI.

Voit was traded to the Padres in March 2022. He is slashing .225/.317/.416 this season with 13 home runs and 48 RBI.

Abrams made his MLB debut with the Padres on April 8, 2022. In 125 at bats, he is hitting .232 with 2 home runs and 11 RBI. Gore also debuted in April, and has an ERA of 4.50 with 72 strikeouts in 16 games.

Hassell, Wood, and Susana were ranked first, third, and 14th respectively on MLB.com’s Prospect Rankings in the Padres’ organization.

Anthony Bass and Zach Pop Traded to the Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays have acquired relief pitchers Bass and Pop from the Miami Marlins in exchange for shortstop prospect Jordan Groshans, it was announced on August 2.

In 2022, Bass has an ERA of 1.41 and WHIP of 0.94 in 44.2 IP. The right-handed reliever has been with the Marlins since January 2021, before which he was briefly with the Blue Jays, so the organization is presumably excited for a familiar face to fit back into the bullpen.

Having made his MLB debut in April 2021, Pop has a 3.60 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in 18 games this season.

Groshans was ranked fourth in the Blue Jays’ organization on MLB.com’s Prospect Rankings.

Joey Gallo Traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers have acquired left fielder Gallo from the New York Yankees in exchange for minor league pitcher Clayton Beeter, it was announced on August 2.

Gallo played with the Texas Rangers before being traded to the Yankees in July 2021. In 2021, he batted .199/.351/.458 with 38 home runs and 77 RBIs and won his second Golden Glove Award. Gallo has struggled through the 2022 season, currently hitting .159/.282/.339 with 12 home runs and 24 RBI in 82 games. After a recent interview where he expressed his justified difficulty dealing with the Yankees fans booing him, his trade was expected, and hopefully he will be able to tap back into his batting power in Los Angeles.

Beeter was ranked 15th in the Dodgers’ organization on MLB.com’s Prospect Rankings.

Brandon Marsh Traded to the Philadelphia Phillies

On August 2, it was announced that the Phillies had acquired outfielder Marsh from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for minor league catcher Logan O’Hoppe.

The Phillies have a well-known need in center field which Marsh could fill comfortably. The 24-year-old made his MLB debut for the Angels in July 2021 and is batting .226 with an OPS of .637 this season.

O’Hoppe was ranked third in the Phillies’ organization on MLB.com’s Prospect Rankings.

David Robertson Traded to the Philadelphia Phillies

The Chicago Cubs traded relief pitcher Robertson to the Phillies, receiving pitcher Ben Brown in return, it was announced on August 2.

Robertson signed a one-year contract with the Cubs on March 16, 2022 having previously played for the Tampa Bay Rays, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees, and Chicago White Sox. This season, he has an ERA of 2.23 with a 1.04 WHIP in 36 games.

Brown, 22, is a right-handed minor league pitcher. He has an ERA of 3.08 ERA in 16 games for High-A Jersey Shore this season.

Tyler Mahle Traded to the Minnesota Twins

The Cincinnati Reds traded pitcher Mahle to the Twins in exchange for prospects Spencer Steer, Christian Encarnacion-Strand, and Steven Hajjar.

Right-handed Mahle made his MLB debut for the Reds in August 2017. In 2022, he has an ERA of 4.40 with a 1.25 WHIP and 114 strikeouts in 19 starts.

Steer, Hajjar and Encarnacion-Strand were ranked seventh, 18th, and 23rd respectively in the Twins’ organization on MLB.com’s Prospect Rankings.

Brandon Drury Traded to the San Diego Padres

The Padres have acquired third baseman Drury from the Cincinnati Reds, it was announced on August 2. In return, the Reds acquired shortstop prospect Victor Acosta.

Drury has arguably been the Reds’ best position player in 2022, batting .274/.335/.520 with 20 homers and 59 RBI in 92 games. The 29-year-old can play all around the diamond, which is a great addition to the Padres.

Acosta was ranked sixth in the Padres’ organization on MLB.com’s Prospect Rankings.

Curt Casali and Matthew Boyd Traded to the Seattle Mariners

The San Francisco Giants have traded catcher Casali and pitcher Boyd to the Mariners for minor league reliever Michael Stryffeler and catcher Andy Thomas, it was announced on August 2.

Casali is currently on the IL with an oblique strain, but has hit .231 with an OPS of .695 in 41 games this season. He originally signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Giants in January 2021 before signing another $2.6 million contract with the team to avoid salary arbitration in March 2022.

Left-hander Boyd has been on the injured list all season rehabbing from September surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon. He signed a one-year, $5.2 million with the Giants in March 2022 after multiple seasons with the Detroit Tigers. He is aiming to return to the game in the next few months, at which time he could offer a strong southpaw for the Mariners.

Jay Groome Traded to the San Diego Padres

The Padres have acquired pitcher Jay Groome in from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for first baseman Eric Hosmer, minor league infielder Max Ferguson, minor league outfielder Corey Rosier, and cash considerations.

Groome has a 4-5 record with an ERA of 3.59 and 96 strikeouts in 19 games between the Red Sox Double-A and Triple-A teams this season.

Hosmer is batting .272/.336/.391 with eight home runs and 40 RBI in the 2022 season. He was initially supposed to be traded to the Washington Nationals as part of the package for Juan Soto and Josh Bell, but Hosmer rejected the deal due to his no-trade clause with the Nationals.

Both Ferguson and Rosier are known as base-stealers in the minor leagues. Second baseman Ferguson stole 51 in Low A before being called up to Fort Wayne, where he has four. Outfielder Rosier stole 33 bases in High-A.

Darin Ruf Traded to the New York Mets for J.D. Davis

The Mets have acquired first baseman Ruf from San Francisco Giants in exchange for third baseman Davis, and pitchers Thomas Szapucki, Carson Seymour and Nick Zwack.

Ruf joined the Giants at the beginning of 2020 and was extended in 2021 to avoid arbitration. He signed a 2-year, $6.25 million contract in March 2022, and is batting .216/.328/.373 this season.

Davis is batting .238/.324/.359 in 2022 with four homers and 21 RBI.

Trevor Rosenthal Traded to the Milwaukee Brewers

Pitcher Rosenthal has been traded from the San Francisco Giants to the Brewers, it was announced on August 2. In return, minor league outfielder Tristan Peters was sent to the Giants.

Rosenthal signed a one-year, $4.5 million contract with the Giants just a few weeks ago after leaving the Oakland Athletics. The right-hander has not pitched since the end of 2020 due to a groin strain, thoracic outlet syndrome surgery, and a hamstring strain that only surfaced within the last couple of weeks. As such, he never pitched for San Francisco. If Rosenthal is able to recover to his former level of performance, he will be a great addition to the rapidly changing Brewers bullpen.

Brett Phillips Traded to the Baltimore Orioles

The Orioles acquired outfielder Phillips from the Tampa Bay Rays, it was announced on August 2. The Rays received cash considerations in return.

Phillips has been with the Rays since August 2020 when he was traded from the Kansas City Royals. In Game 4 of the 2020 World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Phillips recorded a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning that scored two runs, giving the Rays an 8–7 victory. In 2022, he batted .147/.225/.250 with five home runs and 14 RBI for the Rays.

Jake Lamb Traded to the Seattle Mariners

The Mariners acquired infielder Lamb from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for cash considerations or a player to be named later.

Lamb joined the Dodgers on a minor league deal in March and his was contract selected in late June. In 25 games with the Dodgers this season, he slashed .239/.338/.433 with two home runs and four RBI.

Michael Fulmer Traded to the Minnesota Twins

The Detroit Tigers traded pitcher Fulmer to the Twins in exchange for pitcher Sawyer Gipson-Long, it was announced on August 2.

Noah Syndergaard Traded to the Philadelphia Phillies

Late on August 2, the Phillies announced that they had acquired pitcher Syndergaard from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for outfielders Mickey Moniak and Jadiel Sanchez.

After multiple seasons with the New York Mets, Syndergaard signed a one-year, $21 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels in November 2021. The All-Star has a 3.83 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 15 starts, including 64 strikeouts.

Mychal Givens Traded to the New York Mets

Chicago Cubs reliever Givens has been traded to the Mets in exchange for minor league pitcher Saúl González.

Givens is 6-2 with six holds and two saves. He has a 2.66 ERA in 40 relief appearances with the Cubs, and will add a great relief arm to the bullpen for the Mets.

22-year-old González has a 2.81 ERA with 29 strikeouts in 25.2 innings at Low-A.

Jordan Montgomery Traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for Harrison Bader

The New York Yankees traded pitcher Montgomery to the Cardinals in exchange for center fielder Bader, it was announced late in the afternoon on August 2.

Montgomery has a 3-3 record with an ERA of 3.69 and WHIP of 1.10 with the Yankees this season.

Bader is batting .256/.303/.370 with the Cardinals, including five home runs and 21 RBI.

Whit Merrifield Traded to the Toronto Blue Jays

The Kansas City Royals traded second baseman Merrifield to the Blue Jays in exchange for infielder Samad Taylor and pitcher Max Castillo.

Merrifield has been a bright spot for the Royals, batting .240/.290/.352 with six home runs and 42 RBI this season. He tied to lead the MLB with 42 doubles and led the AL with 40 steals. Merrifield is not currently vaccinated against COVID-19, which will presumably have to change now that he will be required to fly to and from Canada.

Castillo made his MLB debut on June 19, 2022 and has posted a 3.05 ERA in nine games (two starts). Taylor has slashed .258/.337/.426 in 70 games for Triple-A Buffalo this season. The infielder only turned 24 in July.

Mitch White and Alex De Jesus Traded to the Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays acquired pitcher White and infielder De Jesus from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for pitchers Nick Frasso and Moises Brito.

White is in his second season in the majors, and has an ERA of 3.70 with a 1.25 WHIP and 47 strikeouts in 15 games in 2022 with the Dodgers. The Blue Jays were looking to add to their bullpen this deadline, and White should be a good acquisition.

De Jesus was the 19th-ranked prospect in the Dodgers organization. Neither Frasso or Brito were ranked in the top prospects in the Blue Jays system.

Cam Gallagher Traded to the San Diego Padres

On August 2, the Padres announced they had acquired catcher Gallagher from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for outfielder Brent Rooker.

Gallagher is batting .214 this season with five doubles and five RBI in 18 appearances.

Raisel Iglesias Traded to the Atlanta Braves

The Los Angeles Angels have traded pitcher Iglesias to the Braves in exchange for Tucker Davidson and Jesse Chavez, it was announced on August 2.

Iglesias has been with the Angels since December 2020 when he was traded from the Cincinnati Reds. In July 2021, he was named American League Reliever of the Month, and finished the 2021 season with an ERA of 2.57 with 103 strikeouts and 34 saves. Iglesias re-signed with the Angels on a four-year, $58 million contract in December 2021. So far this season, the right-hander has an ERA of 4.04 with a WHIP of 1.07 and 48 strikeouts in 35.2 innings. Iglesias will be a great addition to the Braves bullpen as they continue their fight for the postseason.

Davidson made his MLB debut in 2020. He has an ERA of 6.46 in 15.1 innings this season with the Angels.

With this move to the Braves, veteran pitcher Chavez now has the record for most trades in a career (10). He started the 2022 season with the Chicago Cubs, before being traded to the Los Angeles Angels in April.

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Rachael Millanta is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM focusing on Major League Baseball. Her work has been published in SB Nation, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and Slackjaw Humor. Originally from Sydney, Australia, Rachael now resides in Chicago, Illinois.

Rachael Millanta is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM focusing on Major League Baseball. Her work has been published in SB Nation, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and Slackjaw Humor. Originally from Sydney, Australia, Rachael now resides in Chicago, Illinois.