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MLB trade rumors and news for July 9th, 2017

Jump start your day off right with all the trade rumors and news floating around the MLB.

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What’s going on in baseball today?

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  • Here’s the latest from around the American League Central.
  • It seems Nate Karns will likely require surgery, which is bad news for the Royals pitching staff.
  • The Rockies have positioned themselves well for a run at the division title and will likely buy before the trade deadline later this month.
  • Things are looking good for the Diamondbacks, who are positioned to add bullpen depth.
  • Miami is likely to sell this summer, making some big name position players available.
  • The asking price for Justin Verlander is reportedly high, but teams might not be willing to offer as much because of his performance, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.
  • Kansas City and Boston are among the teams interested in Phillies reliever Pat Neshek, according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe.
  • The Yankees and Red Sox have expressed interest in Marlins third baseman Martin Prado, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.
  • The Mets placed outfielder Brandon Nimmo on the disabled list Saturday.
  • The Dodgers could emerge as the team most interested in trading for J.D. Martinez, according to Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press.
  • Pittsburgh designated Antonio Bastardo for assignment, the team announced.

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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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