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Giancarlo Stanton Clears Waivers, Four Teams Have Inquired

Aug 16, 2017 7:38 AM

Giancarlo Stanton cleared waivers on Sunday, according to multiple sources, meaning that the Miami Marlins can trade him to any team through the end of August.

Stanton is baseball's hottest hitter and clubbed his 44th home run on Tuesday night. He has 10 years and $295 million remaining on his contract.

According to sources, at least four teams have inquired about Stanton and in some negotiations names have been discussed.

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Nationals Not Interested In Curtis Granderson Trade

Aug 15, 2017 9:21 AM

While there has been some talk about the Washington Nationals trading for Curtis Granderson, that reportedly isn't the case.

The Nationals preferred starting outfield is all on the disabled list. The hope remains that Jayson Werth and Bryce Harper will be healthy for the postseason.

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Marco Estrada Claimed On Revocable Waivers

Aug 16, 2017 7:45 AM

Marco Estrada has been claimed on revocable trade waivers, but the Toronto Blue Jays don't plan to move him.

It remains unknown who claimed Estrada, although reports have indicated that it may be an American League East rival.

"Yeah, but nothing is going to happen," John Gibbons said. "We need him. Most guys go through that; most of them probably get claimed anyway. Nothing's going to happen."

Estrada has a 5.09 ERA, 4.54 FIP and 143 strikeouts in 139.2 innings this season.

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Mariners Have Tried Multiple Times To Acquire Ervin Santana

Aug 14, 2017 7:54 AM

The Seattle Mariners have tried multiple times to acquire Ervin Santana from the Minnesota Twins.

The talks were put on hold with the Twins making another push towards the Wild Card and moving ahead of the Mariners in the standings.

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Astros Acquire Tyler Clippard From White Sox

Aug 14, 2017 7:48 AM

The Houston Astros have acquired Tyler Clippard from the Chicago White Sox for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Clippard was traded to the White Sox by the New York Yankees just last month.

He has a 4.27 ERA, 1.295 WHIP, 4.39 FIP and 54 strikeouts across 46.1 innings this season.

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Brewers Acquire Neil Walker From Mets

Aug 13, 2017 12:18 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired Neil Walker and cash from the New York Mets for a player to be named later.

The Brewers had expressed interest in Ian Kinsler of the Detroit Tigers, before shifting their attention to Walker since the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

Walker, 31, hit .264 with 10 home runs and 36 RBIs in 73 games with New York this season.

"He's a first-rate guy,'' Sandy Alderson said of Walker. "He was very important in the clubhouse, and we're very glad we had him for the time that we did. I think he distinguished himself in his time as a Met.''

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Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, New York Mets, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Tigers Place Ian Kinsler On Revocable Trade Waivers

Aug 10, 2017 8:30 AM

The Detroit Tigers have placed Ian Kinsler on revocable trade waivers.

The Milwaukee Brewers reportedly have interest in Kinsler, though he'd have to approve a trade to the Brewers.

Ken Rosenthal/MLB Network

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Indians Acquire Jay Bruce From Mets For Prospect

Aug 10, 2017 8:14 AM

The Cleveland Indians have acquired Jay Bruce from the New York Mets for pitching prospect Ryder Ryan.

Cleveland will pick up the approximately $4.2 million that's left of Bruce's $13 million salary this season, a source confirmed.

Bruce gives the Indians a corner outfielder and bat to replace Michael Brantley, who went on the disabled list Monday with a sprained ankle. Lonnie Chisenhall has also been on the disabled list since early July with a strained calf.

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Rangers Sell Ernesto Frieri To Mariners For $1

Aug 9, 2017 7:53 AM

The Texas Rangers have sold Ernesto Frieri to the Seattle Mariners for $1.

The Rangers signed Frieri as a minor league free agent on June 15. He was 0-1 with a 5.14 ERA in six relief appearances.

Seattle assigned Frieri to Triple-A Tacoma of the Pacific Coast League.

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Wives Of Kris Bryant, Bryce Harper Fuel Cubs Rumors

Aug 8, 2017 9:17 AM

Bryce Harper will become a free agent after the 2018 season and rumors about where he'll land have been swirling for years.

Peter Gammons reported earlier this year that Harper wants to play for the Chicago Cubs. Harper grew up with Kris Bryant in the Las Vegas area and the two are close friends.

The player's wives fueled the rumors with the Washington Nationals in Chicago to play the Cubs this past weekend. The posted a photo on social media together with the hashtag, #HarperToTheCubs.

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Astros, Tigers Have Discussed Justin Verlander Recently
It remains to be seen how serious the talks were.

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Mets Received 'Zero Bites' On Jay Bruce
The Mets were unable to trade Jay Bruce prior to last week's non-waiver trade deadline because they received "zero bites" on the slugger.

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D-Backs Send Prospect To Angels For David Hernandez
The D-Backs have bolstered their bullpen with the trade for David Hernandez on Monday.

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Dodgers Get Reliever Tony Watson From Pirates
Left-hander Tony Watson has a 2.68 ERA and 30 saves in his career.

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Yankees Acquire Sonny Gray From A's
The A's are getting back SS Jorge Mateo, OF Dustin Fowler, and P James Kapriellan in the trade with the Yankees.

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Yankees, A's Appear Closer To Making Trade For Sonny Gray
Yankees GM Brian Cashman has thus far been resistant to giving up the prospect package the A's are seeking for Sonny Gray.

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Red Sox Send Three Prospects To Mets For Addison Reed
Addison Reed is expected to be the Red Sox' set-up man for closer Craig Kimbrel.

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Multiple Teams Have Interest In Tigers' Justin Wilson
The Astros are now considered the favorites in the hunt for lefty reliever Justin Wilson.

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Verlander In 'Win-Win' Situation As Trade Deadline Nears
Tigers veteran Justin Verlander pitched six scoreless innings on Sunday against the Astros.

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Sources: A's, Yankees Continue To Discuss Sonny Gray
Earlier Saturday, Billy Beane was ready to "walk away" and try trading Sonny Gray this offseason.

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A's Ready To Table Sonny Gray Trade Talks
Billy Beane appears ready to "walk away" from trading Sonny Gray before Monday's deadline.

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Rangers 'Confident' They'll Find Deal For Yu Darvish
The Rangers have notified teams that they plan to trade Yu Darvish prior to Monday's non-waiver trade deadline.

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Royals Remain On Hunt For Starting Pitcher
Kansas City added Trevor Cahill in a recent trade.

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A's Want Frazier Or Torres From Yankees In Package For Sonny Gray
The Athletics have, to this point, asked that the Yankees include Clint Frazier or Gleyber Torres to get a deal done.

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Nationals Scouting Tommy Pham, Trevor Rosenthal
Washington recently bolstered their bullpen by acquiring Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson from the Athletics.

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Brewers Have Interest In Trading For Curtis Granderson
At this point there is no real progress on a deal between the two clubs.

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Mets Trade Lucas Duda To Rays For Minor League Pitcher
The Mets have traded Lucas Duda to the Rays for minor league pitcher Drew Smith.

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Jeff Samardzija Unlikely To Waive No-Trade Clause
Jeff Samardzija's contract gives him the ability to block a trade to all but eight teams and he's not expected to waive that clause.

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Clubs Have Informed A's Which Prospects They'll Deal For Sonny Gray
Rival clubs believe most interested teams have informed the Athletics which centerpieces they're willing to part with in a trade for Sonny Gray.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Astros Won't Overpay For Pitching At Deadline
The Astros would like to upgrade their pitching staff, but Jeff Luhnow says the club won't overpay to do so ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline.

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