. . . and down the stretch the traders come . . .

Further details to come, but the final hour before the non-waiver trade deadline has been rather brisk:

* The Miami Marlins have sent Gaby Sanchez to the Pittsburgh Pirates for outfielder Gorkys Hernandez and a competitive-balance pick. However, one Fox Sports commentator says the Fish aren’t going to move Josh Johnson (P) . . . yet.

* The Boston Red Sox, needing pitching desperately enough, have picked up lefthanded relief pitcher Craig Breslow (who pitched for the Red Sox in 2006 before they waived him) from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a deal for reliever/starter Matt Albers and veteran outfielder Scott Podsednik. The Snakes are also said to be talking to the Cincinnati Reds about a Lyle Overbay trade.

* The Reds may have landed former Dodger closer Jonathan Broxton from the Kansas City Royals, despite his shoulder concerns, though who the Royals received hasn’t been disclosed at this writing. The deal bumps a bullpen that leads the Show with 311 strikeouts, has a .218 batting average against them, and leads the National League with a 2.66 ERA.

* The San Diego Padres are still said to be trying to move third baseman Chase Headley.

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