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MLB trade deadline: Kris Bryant going to Giants; Javy Baez headed to Mets

Craig Kimbrel and Jake Marisnick also were dealt.

Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant talks to reporters during the All-Star workout day in Denver.
Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant talks to reporters during the All-Star workout day in Denver.
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Kris Bryant is heading west. The Cubs traded the third baseman to the San Francisco Giants.

The Cubs were busy on trade deadline day, dealing Craig Kimbrel and Javy Baez. In one other deal, they sent outfielder Jake Marisnick to the Padres for RHP Anderson Espinoza. They traded Anthony Rizzo to the Yankees on Thursday.

The Cubs sent closer Kimbrel to the White Sox in exchange for second baseman Nick Madrigal. That deal came a day after the Cubs traded Ryan Tepera to the Sox.

“All good things come to an end,” Rizzo told reporters after he was dealt. “I’m just focused on going to be a Yankee now. It’s just another really cool opportunity to play for another historic franchise. This will always be home for me, but like I’ve said, my best friend leaving, Jon Lester, he did the same thing. He has two special places in his heart.

“But for these next three months, it’s going to be fun. You go right into a race. Seeing the Yankees pull the triggers like this — get (Joey) Gallo, me now, obviously — that’s what they do. And they’re excited.”