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Rays ace David Price moved late in wild last day of trading

  • FILE - In this July 25, 2014 file photo, Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price delivers to the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Detroit Tigers added another Cy Young Award winner to their star-studded rotation, acquiring Price from Tampa Bay in a blockbuster deal Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

    FILE - In this July 25, 2014 file photo, Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price delivers to the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Detroit Tigers added another Cy Young Award winner to their star-studded rotation, acquiring Price from Tampa Bay in a blockbuster deal Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

  • FILE - In this July 25, 2014 file photo, Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price delivers to the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Detroit Tigers added another Cy Young Award winner to their star-studded rotation, acquiring Price from Tampa Bay in a blockbuster deal Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

    FILE - In this July 25, 2014 file photo, Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price delivers to the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Detroit Tigers added another Cy Young Award winner to their star-studded rotation, acquiring Price from Tampa Bay in a blockbuster deal Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

  • FILE - In this July 5, 2014 file photo, Boston Red Sox's Jon Lester gestures while pitching in the sixth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles in Boston. A person with knowledge of the trade says the Athletics have won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's, July 31, 2014,  trade deadline. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the deal.(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

    FILE - In this July 5, 2014 file photo, Boston Red Sox's Jon Lester gestures while pitching in the sixth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles in Boston. A person with knowledge of the trade says the Athletics have won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's, July 31, 2014, trade deadline. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the deal.(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

  • FILE - In this July 5, 2014 file photo, Boston Red Sox's Jon Lester gestures while pitching in the sixth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles in Boston. A person with knowledge of the trade says the Athletics have won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's, July 31, 2014,  trade deadline. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the deal.(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

    FILE - In this July 5, 2014 file photo, Boston Red Sox's Jon Lester gestures while pitching in the sixth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles in Boston. A person with knowledge of the trade says the Athletics have won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's, July 31, 2014, trade deadline. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the deal.(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

  • FILE - In this July 5, 2014 file photo, Boston Red Sox's Jon Lester gestures while pitching in the sixth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles in Boston. A person with knowledge of the trade says the Athletics have won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's, July 31, 2014,  trade deadline. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the deal.(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

    FILE - In this July 5, 2014 file photo, Boston Red Sox's Jon Lester gestures while pitching in the sixth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles in Boston. A person with knowledge of the trade says the Athletics have won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's, July 31, 2014, trade deadline. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the deal.(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

  • FILE - In this July 26, 2014, file photo, Boston Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey reacts as he struggles against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla.  The Boston Red Sox have traded right-hander John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for right-hander Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig before Thursday's, July 31, 2014, deadline, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the trade. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

    FILE - In this July 26, 2014, file photo, Boston Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey reacts as he struggles against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Boston Red Sox have traded right-hander John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for right-hander Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig before Thursday's, July 31, 2014, deadline, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the trade. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

  • FILE - In this July 26, 2014, file photo, Boston Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey reacts as he struggles against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla.  The Boston Red Sox have traded right-hander John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for right-hander Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig before Thursday's, July 31, 2014, deadline, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the trade. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

    FILE - In this July 26, 2014, file photo, Boston Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey reacts as he struggles against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Boston Red Sox have traded right-hander John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for right-hander Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig before Thursday's, July 31, 2014, deadline, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the trade. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

  • FILE - In this July 23, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Twins' Sam Fuld  drives in a run with a single off Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer in the third inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. The Oakland Athletics have traded left-hander Tommy Milone to the Twins for outfielder Sam Fuld. The A's announced the deal Thursday morning, July 31, 2014, before the trade deadline. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

    FILE - In this July 23, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Twins' Sam Fuld drives in a run with a single off Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer in the third inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. The Oakland Athletics have traded left-hander Tommy Milone to the Twins for outfielder Sam Fuld. The A's announced the deal Thursday morning, July 31, 2014, before the trade deadline. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

  • FILE - In this July 23, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Twins' Sam Fuld  drives in a run with a single off Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer in the third inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. The Oakland Athletics have traded left-hander Tommy Milone to the Twins for outfielder Sam Fuld. The A's announced the deal Thursday morning, July 31, 2014, before the trade deadline. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

    FILE - In this July 23, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Twins' Sam Fuld drives in a run with a single off Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer in the third inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. The Oakland Athletics have traded left-hander Tommy Milone to the Twins for outfielder Sam Fuld. The A's announced the deal Thursday morning, July 31, 2014, before the trade deadline. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

  • FILE - In this June 6, 2014 file photo, Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Tommy Milone throws against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning of a baseball game in Baltimore. The Athletics have traded Milone to the Twins for outfielder Sam Fuld. The A's announced the deal Thursday morning, July 31, 2014, before the trade deadline. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

    FILE - In this June 6, 2014 file photo, Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Tommy Milone throws against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning of a baseball game in Baltimore. The Athletics have traded Milone to the Twins for outfielder Sam Fuld. The A's announced the deal Thursday morning, July 31, 2014, before the trade deadline. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

  • FILE - In this June 6, 2014 file photo, Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Tommy Milone throws against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning of a baseball game in Baltimore. The Athletics have traded Milone to the Twins for outfielder Sam Fuld. The A's announced the deal Thursday morning, July 31, 2014, before the trade deadline. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

    FILE - In this June 6, 2014 file photo, Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Tommy Milone throws against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning of a baseball game in Baltimore. The Athletics have traded Milone to the Twins for outfielder Sam Fuld. The A's announced the deal Thursday morning, July 31, 2014, before the trade deadline. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

  • FILE - These 2014 file photos show, from left, St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig, Cardinals' Joe Kelly and Boston Red Sox' John Lackey.The Red Sox have traded right-hander Lackey to the Cardinals for right-hander Kelly and outfielder Craig before Thursday's July 31, 2014, deadline, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the trade. (AP Photo/File)

    FILE - These 2014 file photos show, from left, St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig, Cardinals' Joe Kelly and Boston Red Sox' John Lackey.The Red Sox have traded right-hander Lackey to the Cardinals for right-hander Kelly and outfielder Craig before Thursday's July 31, 2014, deadline, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the trade. (AP Photo/File)

  • FILE - These 2014 file photos show, from left, St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig, Cardinals' Joe Kelly and Boston Red Sox' John Lackey.The Red Sox have traded right-hander Lackey to the Cardinals for right-hander Kelly and outfielder Craig before Thursday's July 31, 2014, deadline, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the trade. (AP Photo/File)

    FILE - These 2014 file photos show, from left, St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig, Cardinals' Joe Kelly and Boston Red Sox' John Lackey.The Red Sox have traded right-hander Lackey to the Cardinals for right-hander Kelly and outfielder Craig before Thursday's July 31, 2014, deadline, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the trade. (AP Photo/File)

  • FILE - These 2014 file photos show, from left, St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig, Cardinals' Joe Kelly and Boston Red Sox' John Lackey.The Red Sox have traded right-hander Lackey to the Cardinals for right-hander Kelly and outfielder Craig before Thursday's July 31, 2014, deadline, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the trade. (AP Photo/File)

    FILE - These 2014 file photos show, from left, St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig, Cardinals' Joe Kelly and Boston Red Sox' John Lackey.The Red Sox have traded right-hander Lackey to the Cardinals for right-hander Kelly and outfielder Craig before Thursday's July 31, 2014, deadline, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the trade. (AP Photo/File)

  • FILE - These 2014 file photos show, from left, St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig, Cardinals' Joe Kelly and Boston Red Sox' John Lackey.The Red Sox have traded right-hander Lackey to the Cardinals for right-hander Kelly and outfielder Craig before Thursday's July 31, 2014, deadline, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the trade. (AP Photo/File)

    FILE - These 2014 file photos show, from left, St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig, Cardinals' Joe Kelly and Boston Red Sox' John Lackey.The Red Sox have traded right-hander Lackey to the Cardinals for right-hander Kelly and outfielder Craig before Thursday's July 31, 2014, deadline, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the trade. (AP Photo/File)

  • FILE - In this July 23, 2014 file photo, Oakland Athletics' Yoenis Cespedes hits a three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the second inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif. A person with knowledge of the trade says the Athletics have won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's, July 31, 2014,  trade deadline. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the deal. (AP Photo/File)

    FILE - In this July 23, 2014 file photo, Oakland Athletics' Yoenis Cespedes hits a three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the second inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif. A person with knowledge of the trade says the Athletics have won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's, July 31, 2014, trade deadline. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the deal. (AP Photo/File)

  • FILE - In this July 23, 2014 file photo, Oakland Athletics' Yoenis Cespedes hits a three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the second inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif. A person with knowledge of the trade says the Athletics have won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's, July 31, 2014,  trade deadline. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the deal. (AP Photo/File)

    FILE - In this July 23, 2014 file photo, Oakland Athletics' Yoenis Cespedes hits a three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the second inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif. A person with knowledge of the trade says the Athletics have won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's, July 31, 2014, trade deadline. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the deal. (AP Photo/File)

  • FILE - In this May 3, 2014 file photo, Boston Red Sox's Jonny Gomes rounds first base after hitting a grand slam in the first inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Boston. A person with knowledge of the trade says the Athletics have won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's, July 31, 2014,  trade deadline. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the deal. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    FILE - In this May 3, 2014 file photo, Boston Red Sox's Jonny Gomes rounds first base after hitting a grand slam in the first inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Boston. A person with knowledge of the trade says the Athletics have won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's, July 31, 2014, trade deadline. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the deal. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • FILE - In this May 3, 2014 file photo, Boston Red Sox's Jonny Gomes rounds first base after hitting a grand slam in the first inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Boston. A person with knowledge of the trade says the Athletics have won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's, July 31, 2014,  trade deadline. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the deal. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    FILE - In this May 3, 2014 file photo, Boston Red Sox's Jonny Gomes rounds first base after hitting a grand slam in the first inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Boston. A person with knowledge of the trade says the Athletics have won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's, July 31, 2014, trade deadline. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the deal. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • FILE - In this May 27, 2014 file photo, Donald Trump speaks at a National Press Club luncheon in Washington. Trump says he'll submit a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills but that it's unlikely his offer will be the winner. The billionaire businessman told Fox News that's because he's "not going to do something totally stupid" to make the team his. Trump spoke on the eve of Tuesday's, July 29, 2014, deadline for prospective owners to submit initial bids for the National Football League franchise. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

    FILE - In this May 27, 2014 file photo, Donald Trump speaks at a National Press Club luncheon in Washington. Trump says he'll submit a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills but that it's unlikely his offer will be the winner. The billionaire businessman told Fox News that's because he's "not going to do something totally stupid" to make the team his. Trump spoke on the eve of Tuesday's, July 29, 2014, deadline for prospective owners to submit initial bids for the National Football League franchise. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

  • FILE - In this July 25, 2014 file photo, Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price delivers to the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Detroit Tigers added another Cy Young Award winner to their star-studded rotation, acquiring Price from Tampa Bay in a blockbuster deal Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
  • FILE - In this July 25, 2014 file photo, Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price delivers to the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Detroit Tigers added another Cy Young Award winner to their star-studded rotation, acquiring Price from Tampa Bay in a blockbuster deal Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
  • FILE - In this July 5, 2014 file photo, Boston Red Sox's Jon Lester gestures while pitching in the sixth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles in Boston. A person with knowledge of the trade says the Athletics have won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's, July 31, 2014,  trade deadline. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the deal.(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
  • FILE - In this July 5, 2014 file photo, Boston Red Sox's Jon Lester gestures while pitching in the sixth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles in Boston. A person with knowledge of the trade says the Athletics have won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's, July 31, 2014,  trade deadline. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the deal.(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
  • FILE - In this July 5, 2014 file photo, Boston Red Sox's Jon Lester gestures while pitching in the sixth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles in Boston. A person with knowledge of the trade says the Athletics have won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's, July 31, 2014,  trade deadline. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the deal.(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
  • FILE - In this July 26, 2014, file photo, Boston Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey reacts as he struggles against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla.  The Boston Red Sox have traded right-hander John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for right-hander Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig before Thursday's, July 31, 2014, deadline, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the trade. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
  • FILE - In this July 26, 2014, file photo, Boston Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey reacts as he struggles against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla.  The Boston Red Sox have traded right-hander John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for right-hander Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig before Thursday's, July 31, 2014, deadline, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the trade. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
  • FILE - In this July 23, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Twins' Sam Fuld  drives in a run with a single off Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer in the third inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. The Oakland Athletics have traded left-hander Tommy Milone to the Twins for outfielder Sam Fuld. The A's announced the deal Thursday morning, July 31, 2014, before the trade deadline. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
  • FILE - In this July 23, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Twins' Sam Fuld  drives in a run with a single off Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer in the third inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. The Oakland Athletics have traded left-hander Tommy Milone to the Twins for outfielder Sam Fuld. The A's announced the deal Thursday morning, July 31, 2014, before the trade deadline. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
  • FILE - In this June 6, 2014 file photo, Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Tommy Milone throws against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning of a baseball game in Baltimore. The Athletics have traded Milone to the Twins for outfielder Sam Fuld. The A's announced the deal Thursday morning, July 31, 2014, before the trade deadline. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
  • FILE - In this June 6, 2014 file photo, Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Tommy Milone throws against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning of a baseball game in Baltimore. The Athletics have traded Milone to the Twins for outfielder Sam Fuld. The A's announced the deal Thursday morning, July 31, 2014, before the trade deadline. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
  • FILE - These 2014 file photos show, from left, St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig, Cardinals' Joe Kelly and Boston Red Sox' John Lackey.The Red Sox have traded right-hander Lackey to the Cardinals for right-hander Kelly and outfielder Craig before Thursday's July 31, 2014, deadline, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the trade. (AP Photo/File)
  • FILE - These 2014 file photos show, from left, St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig, Cardinals' Joe Kelly and Boston Red Sox' John Lackey.The Red Sox have traded right-hander Lackey to the Cardinals for right-hander Kelly and outfielder Craig before Thursday's July 31, 2014, deadline, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the trade. (AP Photo/File)
  • FILE - These 2014 file photos show, from left, St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig, Cardinals' Joe Kelly and Boston Red Sox' John Lackey.The Red Sox have traded right-hander Lackey to the Cardinals for right-hander Kelly and outfielder Craig before Thursday's July 31, 2014, deadline, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the trade. (AP Photo/File)
  • FILE - These 2014 file photos show, from left, St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig, Cardinals' Joe Kelly and Boston Red Sox' John Lackey.The Red Sox have traded right-hander Lackey to the Cardinals for right-hander Kelly and outfielder Craig before Thursday's July 31, 2014, deadline, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the trade. (AP Photo/File)
  • FILE - In this July 23, 2014 file photo, Oakland Athletics' Yoenis Cespedes hits a three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the second inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif. A person with knowledge of the trade says the Athletics have won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's, July 31, 2014,  trade deadline. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the deal. (AP Photo/File)
  • FILE - In this July 23, 2014 file photo, Oakland Athletics' Yoenis Cespedes hits a three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the second inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif. A person with knowledge of the trade says the Athletics have won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's, July 31, 2014,  trade deadline. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the deal. (AP Photo/File)
  • FILE - In this May 3, 2014 file photo, Boston Red Sox's Jonny Gomes rounds first base after hitting a grand slam in the first inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Boston. A person with knowledge of the trade says the Athletics have won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's, July 31, 2014,  trade deadline. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the deal. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • FILE - In this May 3, 2014 file photo, Boston Red Sox's Jonny Gomes rounds first base after hitting a grand slam in the first inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Boston. A person with knowledge of the trade says the Athletics have won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's, July 31, 2014,  trade deadline. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the deal. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • FILE - In this May 27, 2014 file photo, Donald Trump speaks at a National Press Club luncheon in Washington. Trump says he'll submit a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills but that it's unlikely his offer will be the winner. The billionaire businessman told Fox News that's because he's "not going to do something totally stupid" to make the team his. Trump spoke on the eve of Tuesday's, July 29, 2014, deadline for prospective owners to submit initial bids for the National Football League franchise. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Baseball fans were still trying to sort out the dizzying deals for postseason aces Jon Lester and John Lackey, Home Run Derby champ Yoenis Cespedes and All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera when they were treated to a most curious sight Thursday.

In the seventh inning of a tight game at Comerica Park — with the bases loaded, no less — Detroit center fielder Austin Jackson suddenly trotted from his position to the dugout.

He was on his way out of town, too, in a blockbuster, three-team swap that brought former Cy Young winner David Price to the AL Central-leading Tigers.

A whopping 18 teams began the day within five games of playoff position, resulting in a dozen deals shortly before Major League Baseball’s 4 p.m. EDT trade deadline.

The World Series champion Boston Red Sox, mired in last place, were the most busy. They sent Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes to AL West-leading Oakland for Cespedes, traded Lackey to St. Louis, dealt shortstop Stephen Drew to the Yankees and moved pitcher Andrew Miller to Baltimore.

The Miami Marlins, often sellers as deadline day approaches, became buyers when they acquired pitcher Jarred Cosart from Houston in a six-player trade.

Teams can still make trades through Aug. 31 to have players eligible for the postseason, but it becomes more tricky. Now a player must first clear waivers, meaning every club in the majors has a chance to claim him before he can be traded.

All the action off the field Thursday made for great fun for fans, plus some heated up pennant races.

A look at the deals, and what they meant:

SEE YA, SAWX — A year after winning their third crown in a decade, Boston bailed out. The Red Sox picked Oakland as the landing spot for the coveted Lester, then paired up with the team they beat in the World Series last October to swap Lackey for Cardinals pitcher Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig.

“It speaks to where we are as a team,” Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said. “There’s nothing sort of celebratory about this. These moves are made because, collectively as an organization, we haven’t performed well enough, in this year anyway.”

STRAIGHT A’S — Looking for its first World Series title since 1989, Oakland kept dealing. After getting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Cubs in July, the team with the best record in the majors added Lester and outfielders Jonny Gomes and Sam Fuld. The Athletics had one leftover issue: They were set to give away 10,000 T-shirts at Saturday’s game that honored Cespedes, and they plan to hand them out.

PRICE IS RIGHT — A lot of teams wanted the 28-year-old lefty ace, who now joins fellow Cy Young winners Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander in Motown. In the three-team deal, Jackson went to Seattle while pitcher Drew Smyly and minor league infielder Willy Adames joined Tampa Bay. Price (11-8, 3.11 ERA) recently won six straight starts, and he isn’t eligible for free agency until after the 2015 season, boosting his chances to help bring Detroit its first championship since 1984.

“The question that we asked ourselves is: What gives us the best chance of winning the world championship this year?” General manager Dave Dombrowski said. “We thought adding him to our rotation at this point would give us the best chance to do that.”

THE SON WILL STILL SHINE — Cabrera teared up in the Cleveland clubhouse as he talked about being traded to NL East-leading Washington for infielder Zach Walters. The trade came a day after the Indians sent pitcher Justin Masterson to the Cardinals.

“I had fun here,” Cabrera said. “This was the team that gave me the opportunity to play. It’s hard ... it’s hard. It was like I grew up here.”

“That’s the business,” he said. “It surprised me a little bit, but there is nothing I could do. I knew this was going to be possible. Today when I got here, I didn’t even know it was happening.”

While Cabrera got emotional, it was another day at the park for his 7-year-old son, Meyer. Wearing an Indians jersey, he played catch on the field while his father’s former teammates took batting practice before their game against Seattle.

MORE TO COME? — Chase Headley, Jake Peavy, Huston Street, Joakim Soria and others were dealt well before the trade deadline. And if history is any guide, there will be at least a couple more trades before September. Philadelphia left-hander Cole Hamels drew plenty of interest leading up to Thursday, and could be in play.

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