In Sunday’s other trades:
On Saturday, the Seattle sent outfielder Randy Winn to San Francisco for catcher Yorvit Torrealba and pitcher Jesse Foppert and dealt Miguel Olivo, who started this season as the Mariners’ No. 1 catcher, to San Diego for catcher Miguel Ojeda and right-hander Nate Mateo. Boston acquired outfielder Jose Cruz Jr. and cash from Arizona for infielder Kenny Perez and right-hander Kyle Bono.
On Friday night, Texas agreed to trade pitcher Chan Ho Park and $6 million to San Diego for slugger Phil Nevin and Colorado sent outfielder Eric Byrnes to Baltimore for outfielder Larry Bigbie.
Marlins general manager Larry Beinfest decided more than a week ago not to trade Burnett or third baseman Mike Lowell. Florida did make a deal Sunday, acquiring reliever Ron Villone from Seattle for right-handers Yorman Bazardo and Mike Flannery.
“I love playing here,” Lowell said. “I grew up here in Miami. I have all the conveniences in the world. But if I was sent somewhere else, I’d play hard and I’d love baseball. This season, baseball has tried to make me hate it — but I enjoy it too much, enjoy the game too much.”
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman failed to get a center fielder.
“I just felt that ultimately, these things are going to get fixed from the inside, not the outside,” he said. “I feel good about what we’ve done to date. I think we have a great team. We may not be the team to beat, but there are a lot more things to like about this club now than at any time this year. We’ve got two months to sprint and prove we’re worthy of a playoff spot.”
Mets manager Willie Randolph wasn’t bothered that his team didn’t get anyone new.
“I’m ready to go into the rest of the season with the guys I have,” he said. “I’m not thinking about what we don’t have.”
Baltimore reliever Steve Kline, 2-3 with a 5.68 ERA entering Sunday, heard his name mentioned in trade rumors, but wasn’t surprised that the deadline arrived without him leaving town.
“Why would anyone want me?” he said. “I stink right now. I never thought I was going anywhere. The only way I would go anywhere is if 24 other guys fall off the face of the earth on other teams.”
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