MLB Trade Roundup (July 31): Tigers acquire Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price

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DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers have added another Cy Young Award winner to their star-studded rotation, acquiring Tampa Bay's David Price in a blockbuster deal Thursday.

The Rays received left-hander Drew Smyly and minor league infielder Willy Adames from the Tigers. Tampa Bay also got infielder Nick Franklin from Seattle, with Detroit outfielder Austin Jackson going to the Mariners.

The trade joins Price with Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander in the rotation for the AL Central-leading Tigers, giving Detroit the last three American League Cy Young winners.

The deal comes just hours after the Oakland Athletics got Jon Lester from the Boston Red Sox.

A's get Lester, Gomes from Red Sox for Cespedes

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland Athletics won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander and outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's trade deadline.

Oakland, with the best record in baseball at 66-41, also received cash from Boston in another blockbuster deal by A's general manager Billy Beane. The Red Sox also get a draft pick in a deal confirmed by both teams.

Lackey goes from Red Sox to Cards for Kelly, Craig

BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox traded right-hander John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for right-hander Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig before Thursday's deadline.

The deal leaves the Red Sox without their top two starters. Both teams announced the move a few hours after the struggling Red Sox said they had sent their No. 1 starter, left-hander Jon Lester, to the Oakland Athletics with outfielder Jonny Gomes and cash for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and a 2015 draft pick.

The Red Sox also sent cash and minor league left-hander Cory Littrell to St. Louis.

In other MLB trade deadline deals Thursday:

— Miami obtained right-hander Jarred Cosart from the Houston Astros in a six-player deal Thursday. The Marlins also acquired infielder-outfielder Kike Hernandez and outfielder Austin Wates for third baseman Colin Moran, outfielder Jake Marisnick, right-hander Francis Martes and a 2015 compensatory draft pick.

— The Seattle Mariners acquired veteran outfielder Chris Denorfia from the San Diego Padres for a pair of minor leaugers.

Seattle announced the deal about 90 minutes before baseball's non-waiver trade deadline Thursday. The Mariners sent outfielder Abraham Almonte, their opening day starter in center field, and right-hander Stephen Kohlscheen to the Padres.

— The New York Yankees have acquired veteran infielder Martin Prado from the Arizona Diamondbacks for minor league catcher Peter O'Brien.

The Diamondbacks will also get either a player to be named or cash in the deal.

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