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MLB trade rumors and news for September 2nd, 2017

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  • In a notable waiver move, the Astros acquired veteran right-hander Justin Verlander from the Astros.
  • Seattle sent Leonys Martin to the Cubs.
  • Justin Upton was sent to the Angels as the Tigers decided to move several veteran pieces.
  • It seems like right-hander Mark Melancon is set to undergo surgery soon, according to The San Francisco Chronicle’s John Shea.
  • Seattle outrighted Christian Bergman, the team announced.
  • Free agent Derek Norris will spend the rest of this season on the restricted list, according to Major League Baseball.
  • The Royals released veteran right-hander Neftali Feliz, according to’s Jeffrey Flanagan.
  • Logan Verrett was designated for assignment by the Orioles on Friday, the club announced.
  • The Cubs selected Mike Freeman’s contract from Triple-A, the team announced.
  • Los Angeles designated Brett Eibner for assignment, the team announced.

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