The MLB non-waiver trade deadline has officially passed and the Brewers remained stagnant after earlier acquiring Gerardo Parra from the Diamondbacks.
One major move was completed minutes before the deadline, however, as ace Rays pitcher David Price was sent to the Tigers in a three team deal involving the Mariners. Tampa Bay is getting pitcher Drew Smyly and shortstop Nick Franklin in return while Seattle receives Austin Jackson from Detroit.
Though the Brewers had been rumored to have some interest in Price and had called to check in on him, ultimately it seemed they either did not have what the Rays wanted or were unwilling to part with what would have been necessary.
The good news, however, is that the Cardinals and Pirates both missed out on Price. Those two clubs are the closest contenders to Milwaukee for the NL Central crown and Price going to either may have turned the tide in the race. The Cardinals had already acquired both Justin Masterson and John Lackey to bolster their rotation while the Pirates remained stagnant.
Teams can still make trades for the next month, but any players involved would have to first pass through waivers. It has been speculated that high-paid players like Cliff Lee could be moved through these means.
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