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MLB trade rumors and news for August 19th, 2017

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

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  • Here’s the latest from around the National League East.
  • The Cardinals placed Adam Wainwright on the disabled list, which doesn’t bode well for their pitching staff.
  • There is still a chance the Tigers trade Justin Verlander, but right now, there doesn’t seem to be much of a market.
  • The Cubs placed Jon Lester on the disabled list with lat tightness, forcing him to be sidelined for at least 10 days.
  • Washington placed right-handed starter Max Scherzer on the 10-day disabled list with inflammation, the team announced. He was scheduled to start Friday night.
  • Though he didn’t tell reporters what the injury was, Mark Melancon is thinking about undergoing surgery, according to Henry Schulman of The San Francisco Chronicle.
  • There is a chance Cardinals reliever Trevor Rosenthal needs Tommy John surgery, but he is planning to get a second opinion to evaluate the ligament, according to Derrick Goold of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
  • The Angels claimed Noe Ramirez, the team announced.
  • Right-hander Taylor Cole landed a minor league deal with the Blue Jays despite being cut by the team earlier this week.
  • Marlins team president David Samson will not be retained under the new ownership group, according to ESPN’s Dan Le Batard.

Important Links:

August Waiver Trade Tracker

Full list of players on trade waivers

MLB Free Agent List

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