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

MLB: Oakland Athletics-Media Day Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

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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 is a look at what’s going on around the American League Central.

  • Noah Syndergaard heads to the disabled list with a partial lat tear, the same injury sustained by his teammate Steven Matz two years ago.

  • The Tigers sent prospect Drew Smith to the Rays on Friday, according to Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times.

  • Ian Desmond is close to returning to the Rockies, according to Nick Groke of The Denver Post.

  • Tagg Romney’s group is still in the running to purchase the Marlins, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.

  • The Mets are a flaming hot mess and while this is not brand new information it is still pretty sad.

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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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