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MLB trade rumors and news for May 8th, 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 National League Central.

  • The Marlins placed left-hander Wei-Yin Chen on the disabled list with what they’re deeming a “tired arm.”

  • Washington placed reliever Shawn Kelley on the disabled list, which is bad news for the back-end of the Nationals bullpen.

  • Baltimore placed closer Zach Britton on the disabled list with a forearm strain (yes, again), according to’s Dan Connolly.

  • The Mets have suspend Matt Harvey 3 games for violating team rules. In response, Harvey has filed a grievance with the team that there was a clear and present misunderstanding.

  • Tampa Bay designated left-hander Justin Marks for assignment Saturday, according to Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times.

  • Dodgers starter Rich Hill will pitch Tuesday before returning to Los Angeles’ rotation, according to Bill Shaikin of The Los Angeles Times.

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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 8th, 1998, Mark McGwire reaches the 400th career home run mark.

Question of the Day: Will Zach Britton ever be healthy again?