Rays send Chris Archer to Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates pulled off a blockbuster trade Tuesday, acquiring Chris Archer from the Tampa Bay Rays for two prospects and a player to be named later.

The trade was first reported Tuesday afternoon by Stephen Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and later made official after the league’s 4 p.m. ET non-waiver trade deadline passed.

The Rays will get outfielder Austin Meadows and right-handed pitcher Tyler Glasnow along with an additional player to be named later.

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Archer, 29, has posted a 3-5 record with a 4.31 ERA on the season so far for the Rays. The two-time All-Star has posted career numbers of 54-68 with an ERA of 3.69 over seven seasons in Tampa.

Here’s a look at some of the other deals that went down ahead of the trade deadline.

— The Milwaukee Brewers acquired infielder Jonathan Schoop from the Baltimore Orioles for second baseman Jonathan Villar and minor-league shortstop Jean Carmona and right-handed pitching prospect Luis Ortiz.

Schoop, 26, is making $8.5 million this year and has another year of arbitration eligibility remaining. He is hitting .244 with 17 home runs and 40 RBIs so far this season.

— The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired second baseman Brian Dozier from the Minnesota Twins.

The Twins are taking on Logan Forsythe’s contract in the swap as well as receiving prospects in outfielder/first baseman Luke Raley and left-handed pitcher Devin Smeltzer.

Dozier, who will be a free agent after the season, is suffering through a down season by his standards. The 31-year-old is hitting for a .224 average with 16 homers and 52 RBIs.

— The Atlanta Braves acquired right-hander Kevin Gausman and injured reliever Darren O’Day from the Baltimore Orioles for four prospects and $2.5 million in international bonus money.

Going to the Orioles in the deal are infielder Jean Carlos Encarnacion, catcher Brett Cumberland, right-hander Evan Phillips and left-hander Bruce Zimmermann.

— The Arizona Diamondbacks have reunited with Brad Ziegler, sending minor-league reliever Tommy Eveld to the Miami Marlins for the veteran reliever.

Ziegler, 38, is 1-5 with a 3.98 ERA this season. He previously played for the Diamondbacks between 2011 and 2016, recording 30 saves for the team during the 2015 season.

The right-hander was traded to Boston during the 2016 season and then signed a two-year, $16 million deal with the Marlins before the 2017 season.

— The Chicago Cubs acquired veteran reliever Brandon Kintzler from the Washington Nationals for minor-league right-handed pitcher Jhon Romero.

— The Philadelphia Phillies have officially announced a deal with the Tampa Bay Rays for former All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos.

The Phillies are sending a player to be named later or cash considerations to the Rays for Ramos and cash. Ramos has been on the disabled list since mid-July with a hamstring strain and is expected to return sometime next month.

In a separate deal, the Phillies also acquired left-handed reliever Aaron Loup from the Toronto Blue Jays for pitching prospect Jacob Waguespack.

— The Miami Marlins traded outfielder Cameron Maybin to the Seattle Mariners for minor-league infielder Bryson Brigman and international slot money.

The 12-year veteran was hitting .251 with three home runs and 20 RBIs for the Marlins this season.

— The Cleveland Indians acquired center fielder Leonys Martin and minor-league right-hander Kyle Dowdy from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for shortstop prospect Willi Castro.

Martin, 30, is batting .251 with nine home runs and 29 RBIs so far this season. He also has scored 78 runs and leads the American League with nine assists.

— The St. Louis Cardinals traded outfielder Tommy Pham to the Tampa Bay Rays for three minor leaguers.

Tampa sent out outfielder Justin Williams, left-handed pitcher Genesis Cabrera and right-hander Roel Ramirez in the deal, which also included international cap space going to the Rays.

Pham, 30, has played in the Cardinals’ organization since they drafted him in 2006. He was batting .248 with 14 home runs and 41 RBIs this season for St. Louis, which opened the day seven games out of the National League Central lead.