And the balance of power in the American League remains, uh, largely unchanged.  KC have sent Matt Stairs (above) to Texas in exchange for RHP Joselo Diaz.

Texas has also acqured Kip Wells from the Pirates, sending reliever Jesse Chavez to Pittsburgh in return.

Boston’s hopes of snatching Tampa Bay’s Julio Lugo will have to wait until next spring, at least.  The Dodgers picked up Lugo today, shipping Joel Guzman and Sergrio Pedroza to the Devil Rays in the process.

Dayton Moore’s house cleaning isn’t quite finished : the Royals have traded Jeremy Affeldt and Denny Bautista to  the Rockies for Ryan Sheely.