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1:45 PM ET, August 2, 2022


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Ken Rosenthal / MLB - The Athletic:
What I'm hearing ahead of the MLB trade deadline  —  It's A.J. Preller's world, and the rest of the baseball industry is just living in it.  —  OK, maybe that's an overstatement.  But true to form, Preller is pursuing a dizzying number of deals and seems virtually certain to make at least …
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.
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 …
San Diego Padres sign All-Star pitcher Joe Musgrove to 5-year extension worth $100 million  —  SAN DIEGO — Joe Musgrove walked onto the dais in an olive green suit, with his family on the left side of the room and a small contingent of Padres to his right, including teammates Manny Machado …
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
San Diego Padres get Milwaukee Brewers closer Josh Hader in trade, send out closer Taylor Rogers, 3 others  —  The Milwaukee Brewers traded All-Star closer Josh Hader to the San Diego Padres on Monday afternoon, sending the most dominant reliever in baseball in recent years to a team …
USA Today:
MLB trade deadline 2022: Juan Soto heading to the Padres, other deals in works
Discussion: Union-News and New York Post
USA Today:
MLB trade deadline 2022: Padres acquire closer Josh Hader, rumors on Juan Soto, live updates
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Why the race for Juan Soto will decide the rest of this MLB trade deadline
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
MLB trade deadline's top buyers, sellers and finalists for a Juan Soto deal
Jon Heyman / New York Post:
Yankees on short list of teams that made serious trade offer for Shohei Ohtani  —  The Yankees are among a few teams that made serious offers for two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani, but there is now no chance the Angels will part with the amazing two-way player.
Bryan Hoch /
Yanks get Montas, Trivino from A's for 4 prospects  —  NEW YORK — The Yankees have been among baseball's busiest clubs in advance of Tuesday's 6 p.m. ET Trade Deadline, bolstering their staff for the postseason push on Monday by acquiring right-handed starter Frankie Montas and righty reliever Lou Trivino from the Athletics.
Jon Heyman / New York Post:
Yankees face a number of scenarios in pursuit of help at MLB trade deadline
Atlanta Braves extend Austin Riley with massive contract  —  The Atlanta Braves have signed star third baseman Austin Riley to a 10-year, $212 million contract, the team announced Monday.  —  The deal runs through the 2032 season, and it includes a $20 million club option for 2033.
David Schoenfield / ESPN:
From deadline dilemma to World Series champs? Here's who could be this trade season's Atlanta Braves
Discussion: Phillies Nation
Nathan Ruiz / Baltimore Sun:
Orioles trade Trey Mancini, their longest-tenured player, to Houston Astros for 2 prospects as part of 3-team deal  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 22  —  ARLINGTON, Texas — Trey Mancini stood at a locker at Globe Life Field, one that belonged to him only briefly before he had to leave it behind.
David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins camp (Day 5): Playmakers in space before pads come on; plus stock up, stock down  —  Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Raekwon Davis on playing at a lower weight, nearing his sophomore weight at Alabama. (, /South Florida Sun Sentinel)  —  MIAMI GARDENS — The Miami Dolphins …
Associated Press:
Kansas City Royals send third baseman Emmanuel Rivera to Arizona Diamondbacks for RHP Luke Weaver  —  MLB, Kansas City Royals, Arizona Diamondbacks  —  KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Royals traded third baseman Emmanuel Rivera to the Arizona Diamondbacks for right-hander Luke Weaver in the second minor move …
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:
D-Backs' Caleb Smith injures hand on ‘frustrated’ punch, might need surgery  —  CLEVELAND — The Diamondbacks placed left-hander Caleb Smith on the 15-day injured list with a fractured right hand, an injury he sustained after throwing a punch in anger after his outing on Saturday, manager Torey Lovullo said.
Matthew Roberson / New York Daily News:
Jacob deGrom is back this Tuesday against the Nationals  —  MIAMI — It's official.  Jacob deGrom is going to pitch in a major league game.  —  “He's going to pitch Tuesday,” Buck Showalter set in stone.  “His work day went well.  He had a light side.  He's finishing up his work …
Associated Press:
Jacob deGrom set to make 2022 debut for New York Mets on Tuesday vs. Washington Nationals
Discussion: New Jersey Online
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