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The MLB Daily Dish: MLB trade rumors and news for August 14, 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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Minnesota placed Kurt Suzuki on waivers:

Suzuki, 32, has posted a respectable .283/.324/.438 line with six homers in 79 games for the Twins, who signed him to a 2-year, $12 million extension before the trade deadline two years ago. His contract includes a $6 million vesting option for next season if he reaches 485 plate appearances, though he has only stepped in the box 285 times this year and seems unlikely to reach that mark.

Michael Brantley is out for the remainder of the season.

Washington released Jonathan Papelbon:

Papelbon hasn’t appeared in a game since August 6th and has pitched just 2.1 innings in the entire month of August. The team’s former closer was officially ousted from the ninth-inning role when the Nationals acquired Mark Melancon from the Pirates at the trade deadline.

Aaron Judge and Tyler Austin were called upon by the Yankees.

Another left-handed relief option is available:

San Diego is relying on its depth:

Things haven’t gone well for the Angels of late:

Alex Rodriguez’s new contract with the Yankees runs through 2017.

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Today in Baseball History: On this day in 1999, Ivan Rodriguez became the first catcher to record 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases in the same season.

Question of the Day: Who will claim Suzuki?