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Carlos Beltran, Jonathan Lucroy, Jay Bruce among 18 traded by deadline

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Jonathan Lucroy got a deal he liked, Carlos Beltran joined him in Texas and Jay Bruce and Rich Hill also moved Monday during an 18-swap frenzy at the trade deadline. Matt Moore, Francisco Liriano and Joe Smith found new homes, too, as playoff contenders stocked up for the stretch. “That’s what we play for. Those are the moments we want to be in,” Moore said after NL West-leading San Francisco got the lefty from last-place Tampa Bay. “For someone to…

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Marlins deal the first of many this weekend

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The Miami Marlins got the final weekend of non-waiver trading underway on Friday. In desperate need of starting pitching for a run at the playoffs, Miami landed starting pitchers Andrew Cashner and Colin Rea from the San Diego Padres just two days before the trade deadline. Miami made the deal without giving up any of its core lineup, but gave up pitchers Jarred Cosart and Carter Capps and two minor league players. The Marlins are hoping the two can join…

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