While several starting pitchers were traded, only a few hitters changed teams. Alfonso Soriano, Alberto Callaspo and Justin Maxwell were the only hitters dealt that are expected to get semi-regular at-bats. (Jose Iglesias could play everyday in Detroit if Jhonny Peralta is suspended.)
And for the high number of relievers that were mentioned over the past several weeks, only a small percentage of them changed teams. That group was highlighted by Francisco Rodriguez, Scott Downs, Matt Thornton, Jose Veras and Jesse Crain.
As for the surprising non-moves at the trade deadline, here are the top eight.