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MLB trade rumors and news for February 14th, 2017

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

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Good morning baseball fans. Happy Valentine’s Day! Also baseball is happening. Win-win.

Here’s a roundup of what’s going on around the American League Central.

  • Rob Manfred has been doing a lot of thinking lately and we’re not totally sure what to make of all of it.
  • Major League Baseball is considering automatically putting runners in scoring position in extra innings. Because that’s a great way to make people love baseball again.
  • The Braves sign Nathan Eovaldi to a contract with a 2018 club option.
  • Kansas City signs reliever Roy Maness to a minor-league deal.
  • Travis Wood signs a 2-year, $12M deal with the Royals.
  • Brandon Phillips has been traded to the Braves.
  • The Pirates are still willing to trade McCutchen, in case anyone had forgotten that that was a thing.
  • A new owner isn’t the answer to the Marlins myriad of problems. Sorry.
  • Remember that White Sox / Nationals deal for David Robertson that was supposedly close to going down? Yeah, not so much anymore.
  • The Dodgers have signed Chase Utley to a one-year deal.
  • The Orioles signed Chris Johnson to a minor-league contract.
  • Adam Lind inks a 1-year deal with the Nationals.

Important Links:

MLB Injury Tracker

Offseason Trade Tracker

2016-17 Free Agent Tracker

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Today in baseball: On February 14th, 2005, the Twins sign Johan Santana to a four-year deal.

Question of the Day: Will Andrew McCutchen be dealt any time soon?