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HBT Trade Deadline Tracker

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We’re constantly updating the doings at the trade deadline with individual posts here at HBT, but for those only looking for the big picture, we offer this handy dandy list of the trades that have gone down.

The trades are listed in reverse chronological order and are identified by the key player in each deal. Links go to HardballTalk’s post reporting and/or analyzing the trade.

This list will be updated throughout the day, so be sure to bookmark it.

Erik Bedard

Three-team deal: Red Sox trade C Tim Federowicz, RHP Juan Rodriguez and RHP Stephen Fife to Dodgers and OF Chih Hsien Chiang to Mariners; Dodgers trade OF Trayvon Robinson to Mariners; Mariners trade LHP Erik Bedard and RHP Josh Fields to the Red Sox

Ryan Ludwick

Pirates trade player to be named later or cash to the Padres for OF Ryan Ludwick

Mike Adams

Rangers trade RHP Joe Wieland and LHP Robert Erlin to the Padres for RHP Mike Adams

Brad Ziegler

Diamondbacks trade 1B Brandon Allen and LHP Jordan Norberto to the Athletics for RHP Brad Ziegler

Michael Bourn

Braves trade OF Jordan Schafer, LHP Brett Oberholtzer, RHP Paul Clemens and RHP Juan Abreu to the Astros for OF Michael Bourn

Derrek Lee

Pirates trade 1B Aaron Baker to the Orioles for 1B Derrek Lee

Orlando Cabrera

Giants trade OF Thomas Neal to the Indians for INF Orlando Cabrera

Ubaldo Jimenez

Indians trade LHP Drew Pomeranz, RHP Alex White, RHP Joe Gardner and 1B Matt McBride to the Rockies for RHP Ubaldo Jimenez

Koji Uehara

Rangers trade 1b/3B Chris Davis and RHP Tommy Hunter to the Orioles for RHP Koji Uehara

Jason Marquis

Diamondbacks trade INF Zach Walters to the Nationals for RHP Jason Marquis

Mike Aviles

Red Sox trade INF Yamaico Navarro and RHP Kendal Volz to the Royals for INF Mike Aviles

Jerry Hairston Jr.

Brewers trade OF Erik Komatsu to the Nationals for INF/OF Jerry Hairston Jr.

Doug Fister/Charlie Furbush

Tigers trade LHP Charlie Furbush, OF Casper Wells, 3B Francisco Martinez and a player to be named later to the Mariners for RHP Doug Fister and RHP David Pauley

Rafael Furcal

Cardinals trade OF Alex Castellanos to the Dodgers for SS Rafael Furcal

Hunter Pence

Phillies trade RHP Jarred Cosart, 1B Jonathan Singleton, RHP Josh Zeid and a player to be named later to the Astros for OF Hunter Pence and cash

Carlos Beltran

Giants trade RHP Zack Wheeler to the Mets for OF Carlos Beltran and cash

Kosuke Fukudome

Indians trade OF Abner Abreu and RHP Carlton Smith to the Cubs for OF Kosuke Fukudome

Colby Rasmus/Edwin Jackson

Blue Jays trade RHP Edwin Jackson, LHP Marc Rzepczynski, RHP Octavio Dotel and OF Corey Patterson to the Cardinals for OF Colby Rasmus, LHP Trever Miller, RHP P.J. Walters and LHP Brian Tallet.  This trade occurred immediately after the White Sox traded Jackson and 3B/OF Mark Teahen to the Blue Jays for RHP Jason Frasor and RHP Zach Stewart

Felipe Lopez

Rays trade INF Felipe Lopez to the Brewers for cash considerations

Wil Nieves

Brewers trade C Wil Nieves to the Braves for cash considerations

Juan Rivera

Blue Jays trade OF Juan Rivera to the Dodgers for a player to be named later

Jonny Gomes

Nationals trade LHP Chris Manno and OF Bill Rhinehart to the Reds for OF Jonny Gomes

Jeff Keppinger

Giants traded RHP Henry Sosa and RHP Jason Stoffel to the Astros for INF Jeff Keppinger

Wilson Betemit

Tigers trade LHP Antonio Cruz and C Julio Rodriguez to the Royals for 3B Wilson Betemit

Francisco Rodriguez

Brewers trade player to be named later to Mets for RHP Francisco Rodriguez and cash

Must-Click Link: The Turbulent Final Year of Yordano Ventura’s Life

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 23:  Yordano Ventura #30 of the Kansas City Royals reacts in the sixth inning while taking on the Toronto Blue Jays in game six of the 2015 MLB American League Championship Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 23, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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The Kansas City Star has covered the death of Yordano Ventura and its aftermath in a thorough, thoughtful, respectful and admirable fashion and it has all been compelling to read, even if it’s often been difficult to read. Their latest story may be the most difficult, though it is nonetheless essential.

It covers the final year of Ventura’s life which, sadly, was tumultuous. He had become estranged from his family. He was married to a woman who, at the time of the ceremony, was still married to her first husband and whose family, allegedly, later made threats against Ventura that we’re only now learning about. This includes allegations of armed men accosting Ventura at his home near the Royals spring training facility a year ago. An incident which led to him missing time due to “flulike symptoms,” but which, in reality, caused him considerable mental distress. He was again threatened, it is claimed, in Kansas City during the season. There is also an allegation that Ventura attempted suicide via an overdose of Benadryl, though that is disputed.

Beyond that, there is an arc to the end of Ventura’s life which sounds unfortunately familiar. It’s a story of a young man whose life changed dramatically in a very, very short period of time and who struggled at times to process the changes. Were it not for a fateful drive on a dark and winding road one night in late January, they all could’ve been things that, as his career matured, he could look back on as learning experiences. Now that he’s gone, however, they form the final, tragic chapter.

Report: Royals and Eric Hosmer have discussed a long-term contract extension

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 12:  Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals and the American League rounds the bases after hitting a home run against the National League in the 2nd inning of the 87th Annual MLB All-Star Game at PETCO Park on July 12, 2016 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
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Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Royals and first baseman Eric Hosmer have discussed a long-term contract extension. However, Hosmer also indicated that he will head into free agency if a deal is not consummated by Opening Day.

Hosmer, 27, avoided arbitration with the Royals last month, agreeing to a $12.25 million salary for the 2017 season. He is one of four key Royals players who can become a free agent after the season along with Mike Moustakas, Alcides Escobar, and Lorenzo Cain. If Hosmer does reach free agency, he would arguably be the top free agent first baseman.

Hosmer finished the past season hitting .266/.328/.433 with 25 home runs and 104 RBI while making his first All-Star team.