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MLB trade rumors and news for May 20th, 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 is a look at what’s happening around the National League Central.

  • Ryan Braun can be dealt to the Dodgers, but he would have to approve of a deal first.

  • Take a look a composite mock draft 1.0.

  • The Blue Jays promoted Anthony Alford, which is a pretty notable step for the organization as a whole.

  • It seems the Cardinals and White Sox are the favorites to sign Luis Robert.

  • The Rockies released Stephen Cardullo, according to’s Thomas Harding.

  • Pittsburgh claimed pitcher Jhan Marinez from the Brewers, according to’s Adam Berry.

  • Reds pitcher Anthony DeSclafani will begin pitching (injury) in an attempt to return to the rotation, according to’s John Fay.

  • Miami voided Tom Koehler’s option and instead placed him on the disabled list.

  • Tony Watson is now a Scott Boras client, according to FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman.

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MLB Injury Tracker

Offseason Trade Tracker

2016-17 Free Agent Tracker

Spring Training Release Tracker

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Question of the Day: How much extra money will Tony Watson now make?