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11:00 PM ET, July 29, 2009

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Fox Sports:
MLB trade deadline buzz: Wednesday's edition  —  With the July 31 MLB non-waiver trade deadline fast approaching, FOXSports.com baseball reporters Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi have all the latest buzz.  All times below are ET.  —  Phils lead Lee race; Dodgers plan a push — 11:41 a.m.
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Jayson Stark / MLB:
MLB trade: Cliff Lee traded to Philadelphia Phillies by Cleveland Indians … The Cleveland Indians traded Cliff Lee and outfielder Ben Francisco to the Philadelphia Phillies for four minor leaguers on Wednesday.  —  Triple-A right-hander Carlos Carrasco, Class A righty Jason Knapp …
Joel Sherman / Hardball:
YANKS STILL NOT PLAYING ON HALLADAY, LEE  —  Yankees GM Brian Cashman did check in Tuesday with Toronto officials about Roy Halladay and Indians officials about Cliff Lee.  But with roughly 48 hours until the deadline, the Yankees are still showing no inclination to chase either of the top starters …
Ben Nicholson-Smith / MLB Rumors:
Phillies Acquire Lee, Francisco  —  6:05pm: After a little confusion, the deal is now official, according to a press release.  The Phils add an ace and a right-handed bat, and the Indians receive four top rebuilding pieces.  Ed Price at AOL Fanhouse says that Donald, Marson and Carrasco …
Todd Zolecki / MLB.com:
Phillies land Lee from Tribe
Discussion: MLB FanHouse
Nick Cafardo / Boston Globe:
Halladay, Martinez, or Gonzalez?
Jesse Sanchez / MLB.com:
Trade Roundup: Clubs shift focus to Lee
Discussion: Plain Dealer and MLB
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Dejan Kovacevic / PBC Blog:
Pirates trade Wilson, Snell to Seattle; significant cash to Mariners, too  —  The Pirates have traded shortstop Jack Wilson, their most tenured player, to the Seattle Mariners.  No word yet on the return.  —  Details to come.  —  UPDATE 12:41 p.m.: Ian Snell is in the deal, too …
Tim Dierkes / MLB Rumors:
Pirates And Mariners Make Seven Player Deal  —  1:24pm: Kovacevic reports that the Pirates will pay nearly all of the money owed to Wilson and Snell this year.  The Mariners will pay each player $400k.  Kovacevic breaks out the calculator and finds that the Pirates will send a total …
Bob Sherwin / MLB.com:
Mariners land Snell, Wilson from Pirates
Discussion: Bombers Beat
Yahoo! Sports:
Pirates unload Wilson, Snell to Mariners
Discussion: Phillies Nation
Jerry Crasnick / MLB:
Pirates All-Star Freddy Sanchez traded to the Giants for prospect Tim Alderson  —  The San Francisco Giants, taking another step to upgrade the National League's 15th ranked offense, acquired three-time All-Star Freddy Sanchez from Pittsburgh on Wednesday for pitching prospect Tim Alderson.
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Chris Haft / MLB.com:
Giants acquire Sanchez from Pirates  —  Second baseman won NL batting title in 2006  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants announce they have acquired second baseman Freddy Sanchez from the Pittsburgh Pirates for Minor League pitcher Tim Alderson.  —  For Sanchez, joining the Giants was a matter of walking from one clubhouse to the other.
Peter Abraham / The LoHud Yankees Blog:
Game 101: Yankees at Rays  —  YANKEES (61-39)  —  Pitching: RHP Joba Chamberlain (6-2, 3.86).  —  RAYS (55-46)  —  Upton CF  —  Crawford LF  —  Longoria 3B  —  Zobrist 2B  —  Pena 1B  —  Burrell DH  —  Gross RF  —  Navarro C  —  Bartlett SS  —  Pitching: RHP Matt Garza (7-7, 3.68).
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Associated Press:
Chamberlain throws eight scoreless innings as Yanks down Rays  —  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Joba Chamberlain (FSY) pitched eight scoreless innings and Mark Teixeira and Robinson Cano (FSY) homered and drove in two runs apiece to lead the New York Yankees to a 6-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night.
Discussion: Yahoo! Sports
Maury Brown / The Biz of Baseball:
SEE IT: Mets Players Unveil Clothing Designs  —  Tuesday, during a Citi Field press conference, Mets players Daniel Murphy, Bobby Parnell, J.J. Putz, Omir Santos and Gary Sheffield unveiled The Players Choice Signature Series featuring jerseys, T-shirts and caps they designed exclusively for their fans …
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Kristie Ackert / NY Daily News:
Francoeur comes to grips, settles in with Mets
Discussion: The 'Ropolitans
Tim Britton / MLB.com:
Mets show off Players Choice gear
Peter Abraham / The LoHud Yankees Blog:
Aceves admits to sore shoulder  —  Remember before the game when Joe Girardi said that Alfredo Aceves was being rested because he was tired?  As expected, there is more to it than that.  —  Aceves said his shoulder has been bothering him for several days.  “It's fatigued,” he said.
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Dan Connolly / Baltimore Sun:
Big trade by deadline seems more unlikely  —  But some teams have shown interest in closer Sherrill  —  As the nonwaiver trade deadline approaches Friday, the Orioles are moving further away from making a noteworthy deal - unless it involves closer George Sherrill.
Discussion: Camden Chat and MASNsports.com
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USA Today:
Wells' arm, Soriano's bat lead Cubs over Astros  —  CHICAGO (USATODAY.com) — Randy Wells (FSY) pitched eight shutout innings and Alfonso Soriano (FSY) hit a three-run homer during a six-run first inning Wednesday, leading the Chicago Cubs to an 12-0 victory over the Houston Astros.
Bill Plaschke / Los Angeles Times:
Dodgers' tribute to Vin Scully needs to be a home run  —  The longtime voice for the franchise says he'll probably work one season, giving the Dodgers 15 months to send him off the right way.  —  While the Dodgers' acquisition of a top starting pitcher before the trading deadline remains woefully uncertain …
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Jon Weisman / Dodger Thoughts:
Vin Scully announces tentative '10 retirement plan
Steve Kornacki / MLive.com:
DETROIT TIGERS BASEBALL  —  Yankees interested in Josh Anderson trade with Tigers  —  ARLINGTON, Texas — Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland confirmed today that the New York Yankees have interest in outfielder Josh Anderson, whom Detroit has 10 days since Friday to assign to another team via trade …
Discussion: The Yankee Universe
Bill Ladson / MLB.com:
Morgan sets tone for Nationals victory  —  Speedster hits leadoff homer, drives in three against Crew  —  MILWAUKEE — Nyjer Morgan's bat and Collin Balester's arm helped the Nationals defeat the Brewers, 8-3, at Miller Park on Tuesday night.  —  Morgan was the catalyst of the offense …
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