Get caught up on all of MLB’s trade-deadline madness


On Tuesday, Jon Lester could only wonder where he was going. Today he discovered his destination: Oakland. (Elise Amendola/Associated Press)

It was a busy day in baseball, to say the least. With a trade deadline at 4 p.m. and most of the two leagues in playoff contention (thank you, second wild-card spot), teams collaborated on a dizzying flurry of deals during the afternoon. Here is what went down (in no particular order), along with video commentary:

Athletics get: LHP Jon Lester, OF Jonny Gomes and cash considerations. Red Sox get: Get OF Yoenis Cespedes and a 2015 competitive balance draft pick.

Tigers get: LHP David Price. Mariners get: OF Austin Jackson. Rays get: INF Nick Franklin, LHP Drew Smyly and INF Willy Adames.

Cardinals get: RHP John Lackey, LHP Corey Littrell and cash considerations. Red Sox get: OF/1B Allen Craig and RHP Joe Kelly.

Yankees get: INF Martin Prado. Diamondbacks get: C Pete O’Brien and cash considerations or a player to be named.

Brewers get: OF Gerardo Parra. Diamondbacks get: OF Mitch Haniger and LHP Anthony Banda.

Marlins get: RHP Jarred Cosart, INF/OF Kiki Hernandez and OF Austin Wates. Astros get: 3B Colin Moran, OF Jake Marisnick, RHP Francis Martes and a 2015 compensatory draft pick.

Braves get: INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio and LHP James Russell and cash. Cubs get: C Victor Caratini.

Nationals get: INF Asdrubal Cabrera and cash considerations. Indians get: SS Zach Walters.

Twins get: LHP Tommy Milone. Athletics get: OF Sam Fuld.

Mariners get: OF Chris Denorfia. Padres get: RHP Stephen Kohlscheen and OF Abraham Almonte.

Orioles get: LHP Andrew Miller. Red Sox get: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez.

Yankees get: SS Stephen Drew and cash considerations. Red Sox get: INF Kelly Johnson.

This former editor and part-time writer at The Post is now happy to prove that if you combine 'blowhard' and 'blaggard,' you get 'blogger.' He previously had used 'Desmond Bieler' as his byline, but feels that shortening the first name to 'Des' nicely conveys his ever-decreasing gravitas. He also covers Fantasy Football.

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