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trade deadline 2005
Countdown: Deadline passed
Matt Lawton will take his potent bat to the top of the Cubs' batting order.
Matt Lawton will take his potent bat to the top of the Cubs' batting order. (Al Behrman/AP)
Players on the move at deadline
While Sunday's non-waiver trade deadline didn't see any blockbuster deals, a handful of players found new addresses, including Matt Lawton, Kyle Farnsworth and Ron Villone. Full story >
Attention shifts to waiver wire
Sidney PonsonThe July 31 non-waiver trade deadline passed without too many big names changing homes. But there's a month left for teams to read between the lines of MLB's waiver rules and work some trading magic. Full story >
notable tradesnotable trades
July 31
Player to Cubs
Player to Pirates

The Deal: Gerut's stint with his hometown team didn't last too long as the Cubs flipped the outfielder they had acquired from Cleveland less than two weeks prior for Lawton. Lawton, a two-time All-Star, will become the starting left fielder and bring his clutch bat to the top of the lineup. Gerut will see plenty of action for Pittsburgh in Lawton's vacated right-field spot.
More Coverage:  CHC | PIT
July 31
Player to Braves
Players to Tigers

The Deal: The Braves add a power arm in Farnsworth, who has been one of the AL's top relievers this season with Detroit. If the Braves opt to go with another closer, Farnsworth has proven he can handle the task -- he's 5-for-5 this season in save situations. Colon lost favor in recent weeks with the Braves after a fine stint as a starter, while Miner has struggled in Triple-A.
More Coverage:  ATL | DET
July 30
Player to Giants
Player to Mariners
The Deal: The Giants made a move for the stretch run and the Mariners made one for next year with this one. Winn gives the Giants a switch-hitting center fielder who hails from the Bay Area and can help, especially from the left side of the plate. The M's get a Tommy John survivor in Foppert -- who, at 6-foot-6, once stood tall as the Giants' top pitching prospect -- and a solid backup backstop in Torrealba.
More Coverage:  SF  |  SEA  |  Analysis
reality check
MLB Radio covered all the trade deadline news as it happened on Sunday.
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reality check regional writer John Schlegel fields trade rumors and tells you which are doable and which must be debunked. More >
on the block
Alfonso Soriano
Soriano and the Nationals have not had serious discussions about a new contract. The Nationals are expecting to get a lot of prospects for Soriano, and the Angels have shown the most interest. Soriano says he is feeling comfortable in left field, but if he had his way, second base is the only position for him.
Bobby Abreu
Though his power has diminished, Abreu is a proven on-base machine and a fine base runner. The right fielder is a league leader in walks and on-base percentage, and is also on pace for his third straight 30-steal season.
Joe Borowski
The veteran reliever is earning the minimum $327,000, but with incentives can pocket as much as 1.05 million. He is a prime candidate to be moved if the team wants to go with a "closer of the future." But should the Marlins get into the Wild Card race, Borowski may end up being the closer down the stretch. Has pitched effectively, and if moved, could be a factor in a contender's bullpen.