NEW YORK -- Pitcher Sonny Gray was traded to the Yankees from the Oakland Athletics for three prospects on Monday, boosting New York's starting rotation for an unexpected playoff run.
Oakland received Jorge Mateo, a top shortstop-outfielder prospect at Double-A; right-hander James Kaprielian, the 16th overall pick in the 2015 amateur draft who is recovering from Tommy John surgery on April 18; and Dustin Fowler, an outfielder who ruptured the patellar tendon in his right knee in the first inning of his major league debut on June 29, ending his season. New York also receives $1.5 million in international signing bonus allocation from the A's.
The was announced less than an hour before the 4 p.m. deadline for making deals without waivers (see full story).
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Mets agree to send reliever Reed to Red Sox for 3 prospects
NEW YORK -- The Mets have agreed to trade reliever Addison Reed to the Boston Red Sox for three 22-year-old right-handed pitching prospects, a deal contingent on the teams approving medical records of the players involved.
Boston would send New York right-handers Jamie Callahan, Gerson Bautista and Stephen Nogosek. The Red Sox are competing for the AL East title, and were in position to complete the deal before Monday's 4 p.m. deadline for trades without waivers.
Reed, a 31-year-old right-hander, is 1-2 with a 2.57 ERA and 19 saves in 21 chances. He took over as New York's closer this season because of Jeurys Familia's domestic-violence suspension and shoulder surgery. The Red Sox already have a dominant closer in Craig Kimbrel (see full story).
Rosales traded by Oakland to Arizona for Mejia
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Infielder Adam Rosales is on the move again, and the Arizona Diamondbacks found a reliable shortstop to fill a big void as they chase a playoff spot.
Rosales was traded by the Oakland Athletics to the Diamondbacks on Monday for minor league right-hander Jeferson Mejia.
Arizona began the day holding the top spot in the NL wild-card race.
Rosales, who filled in at shortstop for 36 of the 38 games when starter Marcus Semien was hurt this season, is no stranger to switching teams. And the last-place A's are dealing for prospects as they have historically done (see full story).