Juan Soto and Josh Hader to the San Diego Padres. Luis Castillo to the Seattle Mariners. Andrew Benintendi and Frankie Montas to the New York Yankees.
Those are a few of the headliners from the 2022 Major League Baseball trade deadline. More than two dozen deals were done during the past few days (most during the past few hours) to either reshape teams for pennant races or for years to come.
Many trades involved “sellers” like the Nationals who brought back five prospects and Luke Voit for Soto and Josh Bell. But several contenders exchanged key players between themselves as they set themselves up for October.
Here’s a look at many of the players who changed uniforms this past week – organized by playoff contenders. Records are as of Aug. 2.
Other National League contenders not named the Padres or Brewers also made more than a dozen moves. Many that follow are National League East teams, but what might not be as apparent is all the Los Angeles Dodgers’ deals.
Like the Dodgers, the Houston Astros completed deals between contenders and trade-deadline sellers. Ahead of the deadline, Astros pitcher Jose Urquidy had been rumored as potential trade. He remains in Houston as part of a pitching staff that could lead the Astros to their sixth consecutive AL Championship Series.