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Trade deadline: The day's other deals

Several other players changed teams Thursday. We break down the fantasy implications.


It is, as I write this, 4:20 p.m., meaning we have likely found out about basically all the trades that will happen on Trade Deadline Day. We've covered the biggest trades already, but here's a look at all the deals:

David Price to Detroit, Nick Franklin and Drew Smyly to Tampa Bay, Austin Jackson to Seattle

Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to Oakland, Yoenis Cespedes to Boston

John Lackey to St. Louis, Allen Craig and Joe Kelly to Boston

Asdrubal Cabrera to Washington, Zach Walters to Cleveland

Stephen Drew to the Yankees, Kelly Johnson to Boston

Drew didn't sign for the season until May 20, when he agreed to return to Boston. It never really made sense, as the team had Xander Bogaerts in place, who was already a better shortstop than Drew. And everyone said all along that Drew to the Yankees, as a short-term 2B/3B and eventual Derek Jeter replacement, made sense, so it seems this is all happening just a bit late. Johnson is just a guy Boston will have for the rest of this season until he's a free agent.

Drew will likely end up with eligibility at 2B and SS, and it's possible his bat improves as the season goes on. Still, this doesn't move the fantasy needle much.

Tommy Milone to Minnesota, Sam Fuld to Oakland

This trade does almost nothing. Milone had minimal value in Oakland; he has less out of it. Fuld was always with Oakland once this year, but with the Cespedes deal and the Craig Gentry and Coco Crisp injuries, they needed an outfielder.

Chris Denorfia to Seattle

The Mariners send outfielder Abraham Almonte and pitcher Stephen Kohlscheen to San Diego in return for Denorfia, who is in the midst of his worst season as a big-leaguer. He's a free agent after the year, and moves to a park that is only slightly better than the one he leaves.

Gerardo Parra to Milwaukee

In exchange for a year and a half of Parra, the Diamondbacks receive OF Mitch Haniger and LHP Anthony Banda from the Brewers. Parra becomes the Brewers' fourth outfielder, behind Ryan Braun, Carlos Gomez, and Khris Davis. Ender Inciarte and David Peralta now have full-time gigs in Arizona.

Andrew Miller to Baltimore

The Red Sox traded everyone! Miller, who was a huge bust two years ago, has pitched to a 2.47 ERA (2.26 FIP) since the start of last season. Now a lefty reliever, he can specialize in Baltimore, who sent minor-league pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez to Boston in return.

Martin Prado to the Yankees

Prado has been inconsistent in recent years. He was a star in 2010, fell off the map in 2011, had a good 2012, struggled in the first half of 2013, bounced back in the second half, and has now struggled in 2014. He still has all the skills that made him worth trading for Justin Upton and signing to an extension, and the Yankees are hoping he's worth the return (minor-leaguer Peter O'Brien) as their primary right fielder the rest of the way.

Colin Moran, Jake Marisnick, and Francis Martes to Houston, Jarred Cosart, Austin Wates, and Kike Hernandez to Miami

Moran was under consideration for the first overall draft pick in 2013 before going sixth overall to the Marlins. Marisnick hasn't been even marginal as a big-leaguer so far -- .178/.226/.223 in 169 plate appearances -- but he was an easy top 100 prospect before the season. Keith Law had Moran and Marisnick as the Marlins' Nos. 2 and 3 prospects to start the season. In return, they get Jarred Cosart and other guys. Cosart was once a huge prospect, but now is seen as less enticing. This move is a signal the Marlins are somewhat going for it this year, as the long-term value of this trade appears to really favor Houston.

Emilio Bonifacio and James Russell to Atlanta

Bonifacio is the kind of super-utility guy who seems to move every year (and Bonifacio moves every year). In Atlanta, he'll fill in for Tommy La Stella, Andrelton Simmons, and Chris Johnson, some, but it wouldn't shock me if he plays a lot for B.J. Upton in center field as well. He's a good source of speed, though I'm betting he's owned everywhere that he's relevant. The Braves had been determined to add a lefty reliever, and they did in Russell, but he's shown a pretty significant reverse platoon split this year. They have to hope that's just a blip. In return, the Cubs get catching prospect Victor Caratini, who could develop into something nice by the time the Cubs are ready to compete.