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The MLB Daily Dish: MLB trade rumors and news for April 2, 2016

Kick your day off right with the latest news, rumors, and analysis covering what could, should, and will affect your club's roster.

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The MLB Daily Dish is a daily feature we're running here at MLBDD and rounds up roster-impacting news, rumors, and analysis. Have feedback or have something that should be shared? Hit us at @mlbdailydish on Twitter.

Good morning baseball fans!

Even though Opening Day is almost here, the Rangers and Indians are discussing a trade.

By the depth chart on their site, the Rangers seem set on Cole HamelsMartin Perez,Colby Lewis, and Derek Holland as starters. With both Tanner Scheppers and Yu Darvish out to start the season, that leaves A.J. Griffin as the most likely candidate for the fifth starting job. However, it appears that on the eve of Opening Day, the Rangers are trying to address that.

Here are projected Opening Day lineups for every major league team.

Luis Severino and Travis Shaw are among the prospects to watch in the American League East.

Hyun Soo Kim did not accept a minor league assignment from the Orioles.

Jeremy Guthrie heads to the Padres on a minor league deal.

The Phillies released Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez:

Zach Phillips is headed to Triple-A:

Could Pablo Sandoval be a fit with the Padres?:

Dan Straily heads to Cincinnati:

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