Baltimore Orioles

Blockbuster deal grows, nearly done

The blockbuster trade sending Roy Halladay to the Phillies and Cliff Lee to the Mariners could be completed Wednesday, and it has become a four-team swap that involves Toronto shipping a prospect to Oakland.

The Blue Jays would send Halladay and $6 million to the Phillies for three minor-leaguers: catcher Travis d'Arnaud, right-hander Kyle Drabek and outfielder Michael Taylor.

The Phillies would deal Lee to the Mariners for a trio of prospects: right-hander Phillippe Aumont, outfielder Tyson Gillies and right-hander Juan Ramirez.

Toronto would then trade Taylor to the Athletics for third baseman Brett Wallace. Halladay would receive a $60 million, three-year contract extension through 2013 with the Phillies, including a 2014 option.

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