Wednesday July 13th, 2016

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Major League Baseball’s Aug. 1 trade deadline is rapidly approaching, which means teams are beginning to determine whether they will be buyers or sellers this summer.

The Chicago Cubs, favorites to win this year’s World Series, could dip into their surplus of young talent and flip a prospect for some additional bullpen help. The graying Yankees, meanwhile, may decide to focus on the future and disassemble their elite bullpen to load up on some young talent.

New York’s Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman and Carlos Beltran, along with Cincinnati’s Jay Bruce and Milwaukee’s Jonathan Lucroy, are among the top players that could be moved.

Check back on this page for the latest rumors from around the league.

• Strike Zone podcast: Jay Jaffe on All-Star rosters, Matt Harvey