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MLB trade rumors and news from April 25th, 2018

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  • Braves prospect Ronald Acuna will make his much-anticipated major-league debut Wednesday — it comes several weeks later than many believed it should’ve, but nevertheless before his 21st birthday.
  • Utility player Jace Peterson has now been designated for assignment twice this season without having to return to the minor leagues, as he was claimed on waivers by the Orioles Monday after being let go by the Yankees over the weekend.
  • Never mind that the Giants are just a game under .500, they’ve won four out of their past five games against teams with serious playoff aspirations, and that Madison Bumgarner hasn’t thrown a single pitch this season — at least one prominent national writer seems to believe San Francisco should consider trading its ace this summer.
  • With the Indians perhaps needing an infusion of offense after posting a .652 team OPS thus far, they’ve signed veteran outfielder Melky Cabrera to a minor-league contract.
  • A.J. Cole, once a highly-regarded prospect in the Nationals system, joins the Yankees’ bullpen after being acquired from Washington in a trade late Monday night.
  • Jenny Cavnar became the third woman ever to do play-by-play for a major-league game on TV — and the first since 1993 — when she called the Padres-Rockies game for AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain on Monday night.
  • Position players pitch more than they ever have before for teams on the losing ends of blowouts, so why isn’t that the case for teams on the winning ends of those games?

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