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MLB trade rumors and news for July 16th, 2017

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Good morning baseball fans! Fasten your seat belts everyone, because we’re about to go full throttle until the deadline.

What’s going on in baseball today? Rumors, rumors and more rumors.

  • Here’s the latest from around the National League East.
  • The Nationals opted to release veteran reliever Francisco Rodriguez.
  • Houston is interested in Detroit left-hander Justin Wilson.
  • After missing out on Jose Quintana, the Braves are seeking other controllable starters.
  • Milwaukee signed Jeanmar Gomez.
  • Arizona is seeking outfield depth and has expressed interest in J.D. Martinez.
  • White Sox prospect Zack Burdi is set to undergo Tommy John surgery.
  • The Indians are evaluating Sonny Gray and seem to be the latest team connected to the starter.
  • Joe Ross will undergo Tommy John surgery and be out for the remainder of the season as a result.
  • The Astros are “doing background work” on Jeff Samardzija.
  • Nate Karns is out for the remainder of the year after undergoing shoulder surgery.
  • The Nationals are attempting to acquire Athletics relievers Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle.
  • Pablo Sandoval, who the Red Sox recently released, is interested in joining the Giants again.
  • Atlanta is interested in Jurickson Profar, according to FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman.
  • It seems the Cubs are unlikely to trade for Sonny Gray, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.

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Important Links:

2017 MLB Trade Deadline Tracker

2017 MLB Trade Deadline Team-By-Team Tracker

2017 MLB Trade Deadline Team Previews

MLB Free Agent List

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