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MLB trade rumors and news for January 28th, 2017

Jump start your day off right with all the trade rumors and news floating around the MLB.

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  • Here is a roundup of everything happening around the National League East.

  • The Mets are still looking for relief help, but don’t necessarily assume they’ll land one of the best available arms.

  • Washington liked having Stephen Drew on its roster and rewarded him with a one-year deal for 2017.

  • San Diego has internal shortstop options to consider but is also monitoring potential long-term candidates, according to’s A.J. Cassavell.

  • Kris Medlen is headed back to Atlanta on a minor league deal after the Royals declined his 2017 option, according to David O’Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

  • Texas signed left-handed reliever Wesley Wright to a minor league deal, the club announced Friday.

  • Washington signed infielder Grant Green to a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training, the team announced.

  • The Nationals still want to find a closer, and a free agent addition might be ideal given the state of the trade market.

  • It’s unlikely the Marlins make another major move this offseason, according to’s Joe Frisaro, because after acquiring Severino Gonzalez, the club’s 40-man roster is full.

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