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7:45 AM ET, August 3, 2022


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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.
Steve Gardner / USA Today:
Padres to acquire superstar Juan Soto from Nationals in MLB trade deadline blockbuster
San Diego Padres sign All-Star pitcher Joe Musgrove to 5-year extension worth $100 million
Discussion: and Padres
Associated Press:   Mets take on the Nationals after Brandon Nimmo's 4-hit game
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 …
LaMond Pope / Chicago Tribune:
'We didn't line up': Chicago White Sox unable to make any more additions before the trade deadline  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 18  —  White Sox first baseman José Abreu (79) celebrates at home plate with Andrew Vaughn (25) after hitting a two-run home run in the sixth inning on Aug. 2, 2022, at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Discussion: White Sox News and Mercury News
Randy Miller / New Jersey Online:
Joey Gallo sums up Yankees fans, feeling ‘like a piece of s**t’ on eve of new start |  Q & A  —  UPDATE (2:32 p.m.): ESPN's Jeff Passan reports “The Los Angeles Dodgers are in agreement on a deal to acquire outfielder Joey Gallo from the New York Yankees, a source tells ESPN, confirming @ragazzoreport.”
Pete Caldera /   Yankees trade Joey Gallo to Dodgers for minor-league pitcher at MLB trade deadline
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.
Jim Salisbury /
Phillies still eyeing trade to shore up center field defense
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.
Omar Kelly / Sun-Sentinel:   Dolphins camp (Day 6): Rookie WR Erik Ezukanma gaining respect; plus stock up, stock down
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
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.
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
Eddie Timanus / USA Today:
Vin Scully, Hall of Fame broadcaster and longtime voice of the Dodgers, dies at 94  —  Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, the radio voice of the Dodgers for nearly seven decades, has died.  He was 94.  —  Scully's velvety voice and smooth story-telling style made him one of the most beloved figures …
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
Matthew Roberson / New York Daily News:
Needing an upgrade at the trade deadline, Buck Showalter insists he likes Mets catchers  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Heading into the trade deadline, it's nice to have problems as minor as the ninth spot in the order not hitting very much.  —  That's been one of the only real nits to pick with the Mets …
Discussion: Mercury News
Gerry Dulac / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Steelers and Diontae Johnson remain miles apart in contract talks  —  The Steelers have started discussions with wide receiver Diontae Johnson about a new contract, but that doesn't mean they will sign him before the start of the regular season — or even before free agency in 2023.
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