It appeared that a slow night was on the horizon after multiple deals fizzled out on Tuesday. That did not end up being the case, as a high-profile pitcher and several highly-touted young players were moved as the night wound down.
Red Sox acquire Jake Peavy
The Boston Red Sox were unable to land Cliff Lee, so they took advantage of the inability of the Chicago White Sox to get a reported three-way deal involving Peavy done with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and pulled off a three-way of their own to bring the one-time Cy Young winner to New England.
Boston's talks with the Phillies regarding Lee fizzled when the Phils opted not to reduce their asking price, which reportedly included the Red Sox taking on all of Lee's salary and parting with several impact prospects. Meanwhile, the White Sox, Diamondbacks and Angels were unable to work out a deal that would have sent Peavy to Phoenix and Ian Kennedy to Anaheim.
That opened the door for the Red Sox, who sent Jose Iglesias to the Detroit Tigers, allowing them to fill a hole that could be left if Jhonny Peralta serves a Biogenesis-related suspension. The White Sox picked up Tigers prospect Avisail Garcia in return as well as a trio of lower-level minor-league players.
Angels deal Alberto Callaspo
The Angels were busy on Tuesday after word got out that the team was making "nearly everyone available." They had discussions with the D-Backs about Kennedy and talked Erick Aybar with the St. Louis Cardinals, but wound up only making one deal, getting infielder Grant Green from the A's in exchange for Callaspo.
Market souring on Alex Rios?
A deal between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago White Sox involving Rios appeared imminent early Tuesday afternoon, but talks began to stall shortly thereafter, to the point where the Pirates' interest reportedly "lost steam."
Renewed interest in Rios from the Yankees was reported around the time the talks between the White Sox and Pirates slowed, but that didn't last long either. All the while, Rios played against the Cleveland Indians but left the game early after fouling a ball off his foot. The injury isn't considered to be serious, so perhaps the Rios rumors will resume on Wednesday.
Bud Norris scratched from start, but no move made yet
The Houston Astros started Lucas Harrell in place of Bud Norris on Tuesday, sparking talk that he was headed to the Pirates. However, no deal was made for Norris, so he'll start for the Astros on Wednesday unless something happens by then.
Michael Young is still with the Phillies
The Phillies promoted third baseman Cody Asche on Tuesday, leading people to believe that Young would be traded. However, that hasn't happened yet, and it could be due in part to Young's no-trade clause, which prohibits a deal to every team in baseball with the exception of his former club, the Texas Rangers.
Young reportedly told the Phillies he would consider other clubs, including the Red Sox and Yankees, and told reporters he was unsure of whether or not he'd still be with the team when Wednesday rolls around.