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MLB trade rumors and news for August 20th, 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! Yes, the non-waiver trade deadline is behind us, but there are still deals to be made by the end of the waiver deadline this month. Stay tuned to MLBDD for the latest.

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  • Here’s the latest from around the American League Central.
  • Kansas City placed reliever Joakim Soria on the disabled list.
  • The Cubs claimed catcher Rene Rivera off waivers Saturday afternoon.
  • The Blue Jays acquired right-hander Tom Koehler from the Marlins in exchange for a minor league pitcher.
  • Though it doesn’t seem likely, it is possible that the Astros target and trade for Justin Verlander before the end of the month, according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe.
  • It doesn’t seem Justin Upton is planning to opt out of his contract, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.
  • Former Nationals prospect Lucas Giolito will pitch for the White Sox on Tuesday, according to Colleen Kane of The Chicago Tribune.
  • At least for now, left-hander Aroldis Chapman is no longer the Yankees closer, manager Joe Girardi told Newsday’s Erik Boland.
  • Houston notably fired a handful of scouts, according to Peter Gammons.
  • A back injury has landed Dodgers right-hander Yu Darvish on the 10-day disabled list.
  • Toronto selected T.J. House’s contract, the team announced.
  • Colorado sent Jeff Hoffman to Triple-A, the club announced.

Important Links:

August Waiver Trade Tracker

Full list of players on trade waivers

MLB Free Agent List

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