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11:55 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 …
Dan Novick / Hardball Times:
Was the Cliff Lee trade really a win-win?  —  A few big deals went down today, including Freddy Sanchez to the Giants for Tim Alderson, Ian Snell and Jack Wilson to the Mariners, and Cliff Lee to the World Champion Phillies.  To be honest, I'm baffled by the Alderson/Sanchez trade …
Todd Zolecki / MLB.com:
Phillies land Lee from Tribe
Discussion: MLB FanHouse
Jesse Sanchez / MLB.com:
Trade Roundup: Clubs shift focus to Lee
Discussion: Plain Dealer and MLB
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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
Dejan Kovacevic / PBC Blog:
Pirates trade Sanchez to Giants
Marc Hulet / FanGraphs Baseball:
Freddy Sanchez for... Who?! Seriously?
Eddie Schmid / MLB Rumors:
Olney's Latest: Bell, Washburn, Martinez  —  Buster Olney at ESPN with a few updates on trade chatter today:  — The Padres are fielding all sorts of calls on Heath Bell.  Of the dozen or so interested, the Marlins have probably been the most aggressive.
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Nick Cafardo / Boston Globe:
Halladay, Martinez, or Gonzalez?  —  Roy Halladay, Victor Martinez, or Adrian Gonzalez?  The Red Sox have a need for all of them and are still pursuing them.  —  With Cliff Lee gone to the Philadelphia Phillies in a package the Red Sox did not want to match, they have continued talks …
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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Mark Feinsand / NY Daily News:
Joba blows away Rays in Yankee win  —  ST. PETERSBURG - If the Yankees were thinking about including Joba Chamberlain in a deal for Roy Halladay, they might want to think again.  —  With George Steinbrenner watching from a luxury suite, Chamberlain dominated the Rays in a 6-2 Wednesday night …
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley
Associated Press:
Chamberlain throws eight scoreless innings as Yanks down Rays
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
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 …
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.
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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T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com:
Washington says club ready to buy  —  Rangers manager feels team will make a deal before deadline  —  ARLINGTON — Rangers manager Ron Washington said he thinks his club will do something before Friday's Trade Deadline.  It won't be Roy Halladay, but the Rangers are still hoping …
Discussion: MLB Rumors
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
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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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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