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The MLB Daily Dish: MLB trade rumors and news for August 21, 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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Texas signed Carlos Gomez to a minor league deal Saturday:

Gomez, 30, will give Texas an outfield option alongside Ian Desmond and Nomar Mazara in the wake of the club losing Shin-Soo Choo to a fractured forearm. The club has been utilizing Jurickson Profar in left field, but may turn to Gomez as a more established option at the position.

Chicago placed Hector Rondon and John Lackey on the disabled list.

Philadelphia will be without Zach Eflin for the remainder of the year after he underwent season-ending surgery Friday.

Since Eflin, 22, pitched to a 2.90 ERA in Triple-A, he was given an opportunity to start with the Phillies. Over 63.1 innings, though, he hasn’t fared well, pitching to a 5.54 ERA and 5.48 FIP.

Eflin is the second starter to be shut down after Aaron Nola was sidelined with a flexor strain and UCL sprain.

San Diego sent Ryan Buchter to Triple-A, according to’s Carlos Collazo.

Teams have until the end of the month to make claims:

Arizona will be without Nick Ahmed for the remainder of the season:

Clayton Kershaw and Rich Hill should be returning to the Dodgers’ rotation soon:

It’s been a rough few weeks for the Angels:

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