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MLB trade rumors and news for March 3rd, 2017

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Good morning baseball fans!

Here’s a roundup of what’s going on around the National League East.

  • The Nationals improved the back-end of their bullpen, signing Joe Blanton to a one-year deal.

  • David Price is set to undergo an MRI, which could potentially be bad news for the Red Sox.

  • This piece on Jerry Dipoto and the Mariners is worth your time.

  • Justin Masterson worked out for the Reds, though it’s unclear whether they are interested in signing him.

  • The Cubs met with Scott Boras about a potential Jake Arrieta extension, but nothing is imminent, according to FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman.

  • David Price is set to visit Dr. James Andrews, according to Tim Britton of The Providence Journal.

  • Cubs closer Wade Davis was surprised he was traded this offseason, according to’s Richard Justice.

  • Andrew Cashner will be sidelined with bicep tendinitis, according to Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News.

  • After right elbow issues, Anthony DeSclafani has been cleared to throw, according to’s Mark Sheldon.

  • Though it’s unclear when he will return, David Wright will eventually begin shoulder rehab, according to Mike Puma of The New York Post.

Important Links:

MLB Injury Tracker

Offseason Trade Tracker

2016-17 Free Agent Tracker

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