Ben Cherington said after the Red Sox acquired Jake Peavy that he doubted the team would make another trade before today's 4 p.m. deadline . . . and he was right.
Despite reports that Michael Young had agreed to waive his no-trade clause to come to Boston, the Sox made no further moves on Wednesday. Young, who wanted to go to back to Texas but agreed in the last few hours before the deadline to expand his list to several other teams, was rumored to be on the Red Sox' radar because of their need for a third baseman after the trade of Jose Iglesias. But Cherington had said, ""Nothing is planned, nothing is imminent" in Tuesday night, and that proved to be the case.
"We really feel like there are enough infielders here between Boston and Pawtucket that we can get good production on the left side of the infield," said the Sox' general manager. "I would never rule anything out, but I wouldn't expect anything to happen by [Wednesday]."
Wednesday proved to be a quiet trade-deadline line, with only three deals of significance:
-- The Orioles acquired starter Bud Norris from the Astros for outfielder L.J. Hoes, left-hander Josh Hader and a competitive balance draft pick.
-- The Astros also traded outfielder Justin Maxwell to the Royals for right-hander Kyle Smith.
-- The Diamonbacks traded right-handed starter Ian Kennedy to the Padres for left-hander Joe Thatcher, right-hander Matt Stiles and their post-second round competitive balance pick in the 2014 draft.
ESPN's Jayson Stark reported another deal was completed before the deadline, but, if true, it has yet to be announced.
UPDATE: There was a late trade, but it wasn't much: Drew Butera from the Twins to the Dodgers for a player to be named later.