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MLB trade rumors and news for May 12th, 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!

Voting for the All-Star game has officially started, so fill out your ballots out early and hope your favorite player is still healthy by the All-Star break.

Here’s a look at what’s going on around the American League East.

  • The Padres have acquired Matt Szczur, so say that ten times fast.

  • Here’s some news that’ll be hard to swallow for some fans: this is likely the end for Ryan Howard.

  • Looking for the next big baseball story that equally awesome and inspiring? Here are 10 things you should know about James Hoyt, a 30-year-old rookie for the Astros.

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Important Links:

MLB Injury Tracker

Offseason Trade Tracker

2016-17 Free Agent Tracker

Spring Training Release Tracker

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Today in baseball: On May 12th, 1971, Carl Taylor goes into the clubhouse during the top of the seventh inning in Baltimore and sets fire to his baseball equipment and uniform in front of his locker.

Question of the Day: Which team are you most underwhelmed by right now?