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MLB trade rumors and news for June 17th, 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!

The draft is unfortunately over. Find our full recap of the first day of the draft here and the second and third days here.

What’s going on in baseball today?

  • Here’s the latest from around the National League West.

  • The Nationals signed Edwin Jackson to a minor league deal.

  • Washington could benefit from a closer but might need to add more than that this summer, according to Fan Rag Sports’ Jon Heyman.

  • Jair Jurrjens was attempting a comeback with the Dodgers Triple-A club but recently tested positive for PEDs, the league announced.

  • Eduardo Rodriguez could be close to returning to the Red Sox, according to Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe.

  • Juan Lagares is injured, according to’s Anthony DiComo, which is genuinely bad news for the Mets.

  • The Rockies activated Tom Murphy from the disabled list, the team announced. Ryan Hanigan was optioned in the corresponding move.

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Important Links:

2017 MLB Draft Q&A Series

2017 MLB Pre-July Trade Tracker

MLB Free Agent List

Draft Signings Tracker

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Today in baseball: On this day in 2008, Felix Hernandez struck out the side on nine pitches.

Question of the Day: Will Edwin Jackson thrive with the Nationals?