MLB’s annual trading deadline is nearing, as it will officially come at 4 p.m. on Tuesday. The hours leading up to the deadline promise to be as frenzied as always, and we’ll have every update from around the league right here. So check back throughout the day for the latest reports, rumors and trades that will determine this year’s playoff races.
4:31 p.m.: Late reports say the Red Sox have traded minor leaguer Lars Anderson for a minor league pitcher from the Indians’ organization.
4:15 p.m.: Here’s the haul for Dempster: third baseman Christian Villanueva and right-handed pitcher Kyle Hendricks, according to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News.
4:13 p.m.: The Yankees didn’t get Ryan Dempster, but they did make a deal. They reportedly traded Chad Qualls for Casey McGehee.
4:04 p.m.: We might be done here, but you always have to wait 15-30 minutes to be sure that the deals are done for the day. Remember in 2008, the Manny Ramirez trade wasn’t reported until several minuted had passed after the deadline "
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