Top of the Order: December 10th – Day Three of the Winter Meetings

Here’s the morning rundown on the biggest news items from around Major League Baseball for Thursday, December 10th:

  • The Houston Astros agreed to a trade that would send four prospects to the Philadelphia Phillies for reliever Ken Giles, as first confirmed by Mark Berman.
  • The Chicago White Sox agreed to a trade to acquire infielder Brett Lawrie from the Oakland Athletics for two minor league prospects.
  • The New York Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to a swap that sent Neil Walker to New York in return for Jon Niese, as first reported by Joel Sherman.
  • The New York Yankees agreed to a deal with the Detroit Tigers to send left-handed reliever Justin Wilson to the Detroit Tigers for two minor leaguers.
  • In minor news, the Nationals agreed to contracts with pitchers Yusmeiro Petit and Shawn Kelley, and the Mets agreed to a contract with infielder Asdrubal Cabrera.
  • Finally, the Seattle Mariners acquired first baseman Adam Lind from the Milwaukee Brewers for a trio of low-level minor league pitchers.
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