This is the most unique trade deadline baseball has ever seen, and after some doubts on how much action we would see with expanded playoffs possibly lowering the risk tolerance of GMs across the league, the San Diego Padres decided to blow that perception out of the water.
The Padres added Mitch Moreland, Jason Castro and Austin Nola on Saturday and may not be done, as they’re one of the teams that are reportedly in on Cleveland’s Mike Clevinger, who seems likely to be moved after causing a rift in the clubhouse over his lack of accountability with the COVID-19 protocols.
Texas’ Lance Lynn could be another big-name pitcher on the move today, as the Rangers have signaled they’re open to moving Lynn — and possibly even Joey Gallo if they get an offer they can’t refuse.
The Diamondbacks could also be active, with names like Archie Bradley and Robbie Ray possibly available.
Then, of course, there’s what the Brewers decide to do with Josh Hader.
The deadline is 3 p.m. central. We’ll have individual posts up throughout the day for the Brewers-centric news, but feel free to use this post to talk about general league-wide trade talk.
The Padres land Clevinger in another large multi-player deal:
Oakland, hoping to stay ahead of Houston in the AL West race, have landed a starting pitcher rental by grabbing Mike Minor from Texas.
The Oakland A's have acquired left-hander Mike Minor from the Texas Rangers for two players to be named later, sources tell ESPN. A's needed rotation help and get it with a trade for Minor, who's a free agent after this season.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 31, 2020
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