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Law: D-backs, Yankees profit from Tampa Bay's teardown in three-way deal

Steve Souza Jr. is the latest Rays regular sent away by Tampa Bay. Chris O'Meara/AP Photo

Tuesday's three-team, five-player trade (with two more players to be named later) was apparently several weeks in the making, and sees two 2017 playoff teams improving themselves for this season, while the Tampa Bay Rays continue to deal veteran players who don't project to be around when their next young core is ready to contend.