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Major League Baseball saw a whopping 50 trades in the month of July, some more impactful than others, most in an effort to either shed payroll, or prep for a postseason push. We've broken down the most notable deals involving major league players who were on the move last month, including the financial impact for each team's 2018 payroll.


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TeamBought2018 Salary Addedsold2018 Salary shed
Arizona Diamondbacks Jake Diekman  (RP, UFA), Brad Ziegler  (RP, UFA), Eduardo Escobar (3B, UFA), Matt Andriese (P, Arb-Eligible), Jon Jay  (OF, UFA) $3,904,140    
Atlanta Braves Kevin Gausman (SP, Arb-Eligible), Darren O'Day (RP/INJ, Signed thru 2019), Adam Duvall (OF, Arb. Eligible), Brad Brach (RP, UFA), Jonny Venters  (RP, UFA) $7,024,533    
Baltimore Orioles     Jonathan Schoop (2B, Arb-Eligible), Kevin Gausman (SP, Arb-Eligible), Brad Brach (RP, UFA), Darren O'Day (RP/INJ, Signed thru 2019), Manny Machado (33, UFA), Zach Britton (RP, UFA) $20,202,154
Boston Red Sox Ian Kinsler (2B, UFA), Nathan Eovaldi (SP, UFA), Steven Pearce (OF, UFA) $4,064,544    
Chicago Cubs Brandon Kintzler  (RP, 2019 option), Cole Hamels (SP, 2019 option), $3,763,458    
Chicago White Sox     Joakim Soria (RP, 2019 Option) $2,838,710
Cincinnati Reds     Adam Duvall (OF, Arb. Eligible), Dylan Floro (RP, Pre-Arb) $466,996
Cleveland Indians Leonys Martin (OF, UFA), Brad Hand (RP, signed thru 2021), Adam Cimber (RP, Pre-Arb) $2,192,651    
Colorado Rockies Seung-Hwan Oh (RP, 2019 Option) $630,403    
Detroit Tigers     Leonys Martin (OF, UFA) $583,358
Houston Astros Roberto Osuna (RP, Arb-Eligible), Ryan Pressly (RP, Arb-Eligible), Martin Maldonado (C, UFA), $3,709,708 Ken Giles  (RP, Arb-Eliglble) $1,533,322
Kansas City Royals     Mike Moustakas (3B, 2019 Option), Brian Goodwin (OF, Pre-Arb), Kelvin Herrera (RP, UFA), Jon Jay (OF, UFA) $10,157,356
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim     Ian Kinsler (2B, UFA), Martin Maldonado (C, UFA) $3,217,228
Los Angeles Dodgers Brian Dozier (2B, UFA), John Axford (RP, UFA), Manny Machado (SS, UFA), Dylan Floro (RP, Pre-Arb) $10,117,601 Logan Forsythe  (2B, UFA) $3,000,000
Miami Marlins     Cameron Maybin (OF, UFA), Brad Ziegler (RP, UFA) $4,083,320
Milwaukee Brewers Jonathan Schoop (2B, Arb-Eligible), Mike Moustakas (3B, 2019 Option), Joakim Soria (RP, 2019 Option) $9,249,998 Jonathan Villar (SS, Arb-Eligible), Brett Phillips (OF, Pre-Arb) $1,040,470
Minnesota Twins Logan Forsythe (2B, UFA), Tyler Austin (1B, Pre-Arb), $3,186,186 Eduardo Escobar  (3B, UFA), Ryan Pressly (RP, Arb-Eligible), Zach Duke (P, UFA), Lance Lynn (P, UFA), Brian Dozier (2B, UFA) $7,970,659
New York Mets     Asdrubal Cabrera (INF, UFA), Jeurys Familia (RP, UFA) $5,275,851
New York Yankees Lance Lynn (P, UFA), Luke Voit (1B, Pre-Arb), J.A. Happ (SP, UFA), Zach Britton (RP, UFA) $11,187,476 Tyler Austin  (1B, Pre-Arb), Adam Warren (RP, UFA), Chasen Shreve (RP, Arb-Eligible), Brandon Drury (3B, Arb-Eligible) $1,795,756
Oakland Athletics Jeurys Familia (RP, UFA) $2,392,776    
Philadelphia Phillies Aaron Loup  (RP, UFA), Wilson Ramos (C, UFA), Asdrubal Cabrera (INF, UFA) $6,987,289    
Pittsburgh Pirates Chris Archer (SP, Signed thru 2021), Keone Kela (RP, Arb-Eligible) $2,483,348 Austin Meadows (OF, Pre-Arb), Tyler Glasnow  (P, Pre-Arb) $363,320
San Diego Padres Francisco Mejia (C, Pre-Arb) $216,820 Brad Hand (RP, Signed thru 2021), Adam Cimber RP (Pre-Arb) $1,609,293
San Francisco Giants     Austin Jackson (OF, UFA), Cory Gearrin (RP, Arb-Eliglble) $2,136,390
Seattle Mariners Cameron Maybin  (OF, UFA), Adam Warren (RP, UFA), Zach Duke (P, UFA), Sam Tuivailala (RP, Pre-Arb) $3,101,822    
St. Louis Cardinals Chasen Shreve (RP, Arb-Eligible) $283,840 Tommy Pham (OF, Arb-Eligible), Luke Voit (1B, Pre-Arb), Sam Tuivailala (RP, Pre-Arb) $574,362
Tampa Bay Rays Austin Meadows (OF, Pre-Arb), Tyler Glasnow  (P, Pre-Arb), Tommy Pham (OF, Arb-Eligible), Jalen Beeks (P, Pre-Arb) $753,504 Chris Archer (SP, Signed thru 2021), Wilson Ramos (C, UFA), Jonny Venters (RP, UFA), Matt Andriese (P, Arb-Eligible), Nathan Eovaldi (SP, UFA) $6,709,066
Texas Rangers     Jake Diekman (RP, UFA), Keone Kela  (RP, Arb-Eliglble), Cole Hamels (SP, 2019 Option), Jesse Chavez (RP, UFA) $3,798,768
Toronto Blue Jays Ken Giles (RP, Arb-Eligible), Brandon Drury (3B, Arb-Eligible) $1,754,026 John Axford (RP, UFA), Aaron Loup (RP, UFA), Roberto Osuna (RP, Arb-Eligible), J.A. Happ (SP, UFA), Seung-Hwan Oh (RP, 2019 Option), Steven Pearce (OF, UFA) $9,614,185
Washington Nationals Kelvin Herrera (RP, UFA) $4,480,875 Brandon Kintzler (RP, Signed thru 2019), Brian Goodwin  (OF, Pre-Arb) $1,878,122