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11:00 PM ET, August 2, 2022

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Steve Gardner / USA Today:
Padres to acquire superstar Juan Soto from Nationals in MLB trade deadline blockbuster  —  The San Diego Padres made a huge statement in their bid to reach the World Series by agreeing on a deal to land the trade deadline's biggest prize - All-Star outfielder Juan Soto from the Washington Nationals …
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Jeff Passan / ESPN:
San Diego Padres trade for Washington Nationals slugger Juan Soto  —  The San Diego Padres have acquired superstar outfielder Juan Soto and first baseman Josh Bell from the Washington Nationals, it was announced Tuesday.  —  The price for the Padres is far from cheap.
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
San Diego Padres agree to trade for Washington Nationals slugger Juan Soto, sources say  —  MLB, San Diego Padres, Washington Nationals  —  The San Diego Padres have agreed to a deal to acquire superstar outfielder Juan Soto and first baseman Josh Bell from the Washington Nationals, sources told ESPN on Tuesday.
ESPN:
San Diego Padres sign All-Star pitcher Joe Musgrove to 5-year extension worth $100 million
Associated Press:   Mets take on the Nationals after Brandon Nimmo's 4-hit game
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Pete Caldera / NorthJersey.com:   Yankees trade Joey Gallo to Dodgers for minor-league pitcher at MLB trade deadline
Omar Kelly / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins center Michael Deiter might be sidelined until regular season  —  MIAMI GARDENS — The Miami Dolphins are preparing to be without Michael Deiter for an extended portion of training camp, and possibly the exhibition season because of a foot injury he suffered on the first day of practice last week.
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Omar Kelly / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins camp (Day 6): Rookie WR Erik Ezukanma gaining respect; plus stock up, stock down  —  Miami Dolphins wide receiver Preston Williams answers questions surrounding his tweet complaining about opportunities. (, /South Florida Sun Sentinel)  —  MIAMI GARDENS — Erik Ezukanma began training camp …
Lauren Amour / Sports Illustrated:
Report: Phillies Acquire Syndergaard from Angels  —  The Philadelphia Phillies have reportedly acquired starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard from the Los Angeles Angels.  —  View the original article to see embedded media.  —  Thor has returned to the National League East.
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Jim Salisbury / NBCSports.com:
Phillies still eyeing trade to shore up center field defense
Brian Heyman / Newsday:
Yankees' Luis Severino unhappy with being on 60-day injured list  —  Luis Severino stood in front of his locker in the Yankees' clubhouse Tuesday afternoon, and he wasn't in a very good mood.  —  The right-hander had just come from playing catch up to 90 feet after doing the same at 60-75 feet in his return to throwing Monday.
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Meghan Montemurro / Chicago Tribune:
Willson Contreras remains with the Chicago Cubs after a lack of enticing offers: ‘We never found a deal that came close’  —  ST. LOUIS — The Chicago Cubs were motivated to move their most valuable expiring contract if they received an enticing return.  —  This approach followed president …
Matthew Roberson / New York Daily News:
Mets trade J.D. Davis, prospects to Giants for masher Darin Ruf  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — The endless speculation and theorizing can finally come to an end.  On Tuesday, just hours before the trade deadline, the Mets sent third baseman/DH J.D. Davis and three prospects to the San Francisco Giants.
Discussion: Mercury News and Chicago Tribune
ESPN:
Atlanta Braves beef up bullpen, acquire closer Raisel Iglesias from Los Angeles Angels  —  MLB, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Angels  —  Closer Raisel Iglesias was traded from the Los Angeles Angels to the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday in exchange for right-hander Jesse Chavez and left-hander Tucker Davidson.
Discussion: The Athletic and MLB Trade Rumors
Tim Healey / Newsday:
Mets comfortable with Luis Guillorme and Eduardo Escobar in a platoon  —  WASHINGTON — For the third time in the past four chances, Luis Guillorme started at third base against a righthanded starting pitcher Tuesday night, the clearest indication that the Mets are comfortable decreasing Eduardo Escobar's role.
Discussion: New York Post
 
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