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Los Angeles Dodgers Acquire David Freese

LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 03: David Freese #23 of the Pittsburgh Pirates bats during the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on July 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers defeated the Pirates 8-3. (Photo by Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images) After acquiring reliever Ryan Madson earlier today, the Los Angeles Dodgers have bolstered their bench by acquiring veteran third baseman David Freese from the Pittsburgh Pirates. In exchange, the Pirates receive shortstop prospect Jesus Manuel Valdez. The Los Angeles Dodgers today acquired third baseman David Freese in a trade with the Pittsburgh...

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Cleveland Indians Acquire Josh Donaldson

TORONTO, ON – MAY 20: Josh Donaldson #20 of the Toronto Blue Jays bats in the third inning during MLB game action against the Oakland Athletics at Rogers Centre on May 20, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Josh Donaldson As anticipated, the rebuild of the Toronto Blue Jays has begun as the team has traded star third baseman Josh Donaldson to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for a player to be named later. OFFICIAL: We will receive a player to be named later from the @Indians in exchange for 3B Josh Donaldson....

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New York Yankees Acquire Andrew McCutchen

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 23: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Andrew McCutchen #22 of the San Francisco Giants in action against the New York Mets at Citi Field on August 23, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Giants defeated the Mets 3-1. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) With Aaron Judge‘s injury continuing to be a major concern, the New York Yankees have bolstered their outfield with the acquisition of former NL MVP Andrew McCutchen from the San Francisco Giants, according to reports. In return, the Giants will acquire shortstop Abiatal Avelino...

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New York Yankees Acquire Andrew McCutchen

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 23: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Andrew McCutchen #22 of the San Francisco Giants in action against the New York Mets at Citi Field on August 23, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Giants defeated the Mets 3-1. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) With Aaron Judge‘s injury continuing to be a major concern, the New York Yankees have bolstered their outfield with the acquisition of former NL MVP Andrew McCutchen from the San Francisco Giants, according to reports. In return, the Giants will acquire shortstop Abiatal Avelino and pitcher Juan De Paula. Yankees get McCutchen: source — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) August 31, 2018 The Yankees acquired OF Andrew McCutchen along with cash considerations from San Francisco in exchange for INF Abiatal Avelino and RHP Juan De Paula. — New York Yankees (@Yankees) August 31, 2018 Career Profiles Drafted with the eleventh pick by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2005 MLB Draft, McCutchen would burst onto the scene in 2009, playing in 109 games his rookie year. In his rookie year, McCutchen would hit a .286 batting average with twelve home runs and 54 RBI. That performance would be good enough for fourth in ROY voting. McCutchen would spend 9 years in Pittsburgh, totaling 1,346 games during his tenure as a Pirate. In that time, McCutchen would also...

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Atlanta Braves Acquire Lucas Duda

KANSAS CITY, MO – AUGUST 29: Lucas Duda #21 of the Kansas City Royals bats during the game against the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium on August 29, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) After acquiring Rene Rivera from the Los Angeles Angels earlier today, the Atlanta Braves made another move acquiring veteran first baseman Lucas Duda, as well as cash considerations, from the Kansas City Royals. According to multiple reports, the Braves will send cash considerations to the Royals or a player to be named later. The two teams have confirmed the move. #Braves...

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Atlanta Braves Acquire Rene Rivera

PHOENIX, AZ – AUGUST 21: Catcher Rene Rivera #44 of the Los Angeles Angels in action during the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on August 21, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) The Atlanta Braves have bolstered their already strong catching core as it was announced today that the Braves have claimed Rene Rivera off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels. Both teams have confirmed the move. #Braves acquire Rene Rivera from #Angels via waiver claim. @MLB @MLBNetwork — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) August 29, 2018 The #Braves today were assigned C René...

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