Somebody keep tabs on Zach Duke. He might have survivor's guilt.
The White Sox did not make any further moves by today's 3 p.m. deadline. Chris Sale and Jose Quintana are staying put, which is one thing. But so are the guys on Duke's tier -- Todd Frazier, Melky Cabrera, David Robertson, James Shields, etc. -- which is another. They weren't enough to tip the scales for the White Sox this season, and they're going to hold less trade value from here on out, so I don't know why everybody's still around. It wasn't weird to start with Duke, but it sure was strange to end there.
Considering all the other action around baseball, it's possible the White Sox don't really know how to sell even if they wanted to. But hey, at least they gave us Charlie Tilson, and it appears he'll be getting run in center field immediately, as the White Sox announced that J.B. Shuck has been optioned to Charlotte.
- Dodgers acquired Rich Hill and Josh Reddick from Oakland for Frankie Montas, Grant Holmes and Jharel Cotton.
- Rangers acquired Carlos Beltran from the Yankees for Dillon Tate, Erik Swanson and Nick Green.
- Rangers acquired Jonathan Lucroy and Jeremy Jeffress from Milwaukee for Lewis Brinson and Luis Ortiz.
- Mets acquired Jay Bruce from Cincinnati for Dilson Herrera and Max Wotell.
- Giants acquired Matt Moore from Tampa Bay for Matt Duffy and Lucius Fox.
- Giants acquired Will Smith from Milwaukee for Andrew Susac and Phil Bickford.
- Twins acquired Hector Santiago and Alan Busenitz from Angels for Ricky Nolasco and Alex Meyer.