With Tampa and Julio Lugo removed from the equation, the Braves have acquired SS Edgar Renteria from the Red Sox in exchange for Andy Marte (above).

With Mike Lowell, Marte and Kevin Youklis all on the Boston roster, you’ve got to figure that Youklis is the odd man out, unless there’s a plan to convert Marte to a shortstop.

WFAN’s Joe Benigno-Gazingo reports that the Yankees are sending Tony Womack to the Reds. No word yet on who New York is getting back, but an autographed photo of Tom Sizemore might be enough.

The Pirates have released Ty Wigginton. If you’re like me, you weren’t even aware he was being held captive.

Colorado has signed Jose Mesa. Long after roaches and rats are extinct and the “Today” show has relinquished its ratings lead, Señor Smoke will still find work.