Will Middlebrooks has evolved from the glove-only third baseman he once was into a much more well-rounded player who presents a legitimate threat at the plate.
Jake Peavy saw no need to test the free-agent market. So rather than shop himself, he is staying put in Chicago.
At 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday afternoon, Major League Baseball’s non-waiver Trade Deadline passed with 19 teams within five games of postseason contention.