Tuesday July 19th, 2016

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Major League Baseball is nearing the trade deadline, as teams have until Aug. 1 to acquire players for the stretch run or trade away veterans to prepare for the future.

Plenty of big names and big organizations are expected to be involved in the coming weeks. The Cubs, who struggled heading into the All-Star break, could be on the market for some pitching, dangling their young prospects as bait. The Yankees, meanwhile, could be sellers as they fall behind in the AL East race.

Some of the more recognizable names rumored amid the trade block include Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman, Carlos Beltran, Jay Bruce and Jonathan Lucroy.

Follow this page to remain up-to-date on the latest rumors from around the league.


• The Nationals are showing interest in Rockies centerfielder Charlie Blackmon. (Jon Morosi, Fox Sports)

• The Marlins are trying to add a starting pitcher and have targeted the Phillies' Jeremy Hellickson, the Padres' Andrew Cashner and the Yankees' Michael Pineda, though New York is not ready to deal Pineda. (Jon Morosi, Fox Sports)

• Minnesota and Boston have engaged in talks, and Boston may be looking at starting pitcher Ervin Santana. (Mike Berardino, St. Paul Pioneer-Press)

• The Yankees are going “full bore” trying to deal Aroldis Chapman, according to rival executives. The Nationals, Rangers and Indians are among the teams involved. (Buster Olney, ESPN)

• New York is holding firm that if the team is to trade Andrew Miller to the Cubs, slugger Kyle Schwarber must be included. (Buster Olney, ESPN)

• Texas is interested in Yankees starter Nathan Eovaldi. (Rob Biertempfel, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

• The Dodgers were interested in Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy earlier in the season, but that is no longer the case. (Jerry Crasnick, ESPN)

• The Indians will not prioritize adding a catcher to the roster after losing Yan Gomes to a separated shoulder. (Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports)

• Even if he is traded away, Aroldis Chapman would still be interested in re-signing with the Yankees as a free agent this winter. (Mark Feinsand, New York Daily News)

• The Brewers have a number of relievers who could be on the trade block, including Jeremy Jeffress, Will Smith and Tyler Thornburg. (Dave Cameron, Fangraphs)

• The Pirates are looking to upgrade their pitching, although its not clear if that’s in the starting rotation or bullpen. (Rob Biertempfel, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

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