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MLB trade rumors and news for March 11th, 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!

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

  • Sonny Gray is out with a lat strain, which is pretty bad news for the Athletics.

  • In case you weren’t paying attention, the World Baseball Classic just got a whole lot more exciting.

  • Blue Jays pitcher T.J. House was taken to the hospital after being struck by a line drive.

  • Corey Seager is getting healthier, but it doesn’t seem the Dodgers are rushing him back, according to Dylan Hernandez of The Los Angeles Times.

  • Red Sox lefty David Price isn’t yet ready to throw, according to Evan Drellich of The Boston Herald.

  • Chris Tillman isn’t ready to return, according to’s Rich Dubroff.

  • Rangers right-hander Andrew Cashner is set to start a throwing program this weekend, according to’s TR Sullivan.

  • The Rays claimed Jumbo Diaz from the Reds, according to’s Mark Sheldon.

  • The Twins hired Jeremy Hefner to be a scout, he announced on his Twitter account.

  • Cardinals first baseman Matt Carpenter isn’t yet prepared to hit in games, according to Derrick Goold of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Important Links:

MLB Injury Tracker

Offseason Trade Tracker

2016-17 Free Agent Tracker

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