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The MLB Daily Dish: MLB trade rumors and news for June 1, 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.

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The Blue Jays got some bullpen help, acquiring Jason Grilli from the Braves.

Steven Wright is taking the baseball world by storm, and it's time to buy into him.

I can’t imagine he’s 2.50-ERA good. Very few starting pitchers are 2.50-ERA good, especially in the American League, especially in Boston. And I acknowledge that someone like Wright is particularly hard to evaluate. If he loses that feel, the knuckleball will be bad, and then Wright himself will be bad, and that’ll show up in the statistics. But what the statistics show right now is that Wright has the knuckleball down cold. Over a stretch of 19 big-league starts, he hasn’t allowed many runs, and that’s the entire goal. It would appear that Steven Wright has mastered baseball’s silliest pitch, and that’s a pitch that leads to some of baseball’s silliest swings.

Alex Guerrero was designated for assignment by the Dodgers.

According to our own Chris Cotillo, the Brewers claimed Neil Ramirez off waivers from the Cubs.

With the draft coming around the corner, here are three teams that are desperate for hitting in this year's draft.

The next wave of shortstop prospects are upon us.

The current big leaguers will not be featured here, but merely set the stage for who will be coming down the pipeline. Seven shortstop prospects help make up's top-20 prospect slots, five rating in the the top 10. This piece focuses on those with a target on debuting or returning to their MLB teams in 2016, so also not featured are 19-year-old Brendan Rodgers (No. 10 by and 20-year-old Franklin Barreto (No. 19), or lower-rated top 50 prospects like Tim Anderson (No. 42), who will likely debut this year.

Here is a roundup of news from around the American League Central.

The Yankees will be without Dustin Ackley after he went down with a shoulder injury.

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Today in Baseball History: Two time champion Monterrey, Mexico is barred from 1959 Little League competition for failure to comply with rules in regards to their roster.

Question of the Day: Are you buying into Steven Wright?