Major League Baseball’s trade deadline was Tuesday, August 1 at 3 p.m. PT, an annual disruptive force in the league’s schedule, and one that splits the sport into two groups — buyers and sellers.
An example of the trade deadline’s gravity is that the Dodgers clubhouse is open to media on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., about 90 minutes earlier than usual for a 7:10 p.m. game, rather than putting player reaction on full display (at least for the few players who might be in the clubhouse at the time) as late trade news trickles in.
The Dodgers already mad three trades to acquire four players last week, and added just one more on deadline day, despite their best efforts.
July 25: Kiké Hernández acquired from Red Sox
Added salary: $1,155,914
Hernández is making $10 million this season, with $3,655,914 remaining at the time of the trade. Boston sent $2.5 million as part of the deal.
July 26: Amed Rosario acquired from Guardians
Traded away: Pitcher Noah Syndergaard (40-man)
Added salary: none
Syndergaard is making $13 million this season, with $4,682,796 remaining at the time of the trade. Rosario is making $7.8 million, with $2,809,677 left. The Dodgers sent $1,873,118 to Cleveland to balance out the salaries.
Ancillary moves: Justin Bruihl (40-man) and Eddys Leonard designated for assignment to make room for both on 40-man roster; Phil Bickford (40-man) designated for assignment to make room for Kelly on the active roster.
Added salary: $9,103,495
Lynn is making $18.5 million this season, with $6,465,054 left at the time of the deal. Kelly is making $9 million, with $3,145,161 remaining. Heading out was Thompson’s $1.45 million salary, of which $506,720 remained.
August 1: Justin Bruihl traded to Rockies for cash
Dodgers traded Bruihl for cash, four days after designating the left-handed for assignment.
August 1: Ryan Yarbrough acquired from Royals
Traded away: Infielder Devin Mann and infielder/outfielder Derlin Figueroa.
Still five weeks shy of his 20th birthday, Figueroa is the youngest player traded by the Dodgers at the deadline.
Added salary: $983,871
August 1: Phil Bickford and Adam Kolarek traded to Mets for cash
Bickford was designated for assignment Saturday. Kolarek was off the 40-man roster in Triple-A Oklahoma City.
August 1: Eddys Leonard traded to Tigers for cash
Leonard was designated for assignment Friday.