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MLB trade rumors and news for July 2nd, 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!

What’s going on in baseball today?

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  • Here’s the latest from around the American League East.

  • The Yankees are set to promote Clint Frazier, which could help the club as the summer progresses.

  • Kansas City designated reliever Sean Maness for assignment, according to Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star.

  • Giants prospect Joan Gregorio has been suspended for the remainder of the year because of steroid use, according to Henry Schulman of The San Francisco Chronicle.

  • The Blue Jays selected the contract of reliever Lucas Harrell, the team announced.

  • Mets third baseman David Wright will not resume baseball-related activities for about five weeks, according to’s Anthony DiComo.

  • The Dodgers are discussing turning Ike Davis into a pitcher, according to’s Ken Gurnick.

  • The Athletics signed third round draft pick Nick Allen to a $2 million bonus, according to’s Jonathan Mayo.

  • Washington designated right-hander Jacob Turner for assignment, the team announced.

  • Marlins right-hander David Phelps is drawing interest from multiple contending teams, according to’s Joe Frisaro.

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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

2017 MLB Trade Deadline: Team Previews

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