Big Names Move on MLB Trade Deadline Day


The Detroit Tigers made some moves on MLB trade deadline day.

The club announced Wednesday the acquisition of RHP’s Paul Richan and Alex Lange from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for OF Nicholas Castellanos and cash considerations.

In another transaction, the Tigers have acquired LHP Joey Wentz and OF Travis Demeritte from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for RHP Shane Greene.


(L) Aaron Sanchez of the Toronto Blue (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) & Joe Biagini of the Toronto Blue Jays (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

In Toronto, The Jays traded away relief pitcher Daniel Hudson to the Washington Nationals in exchange for minor league right-hander Kyle Johnston.

The Houson Astros are welcoming a couple of big names from the Jays.

Pitchers Aaron Sanchez and Joe Biagini are on the move — no word yet on what the Jays will get in return.

In another big move by the Astros, veteran right-hander Zack Greinke is headed to Space City in exchange for cash and four prospects.

Days before the trade deadline, Toronto also traded Marcus Stroman.


— With files from Metro Source