Catch up on the latest rumors, news and notes as the MLB trade deadline approaches.

By SI Wire
August 01, 2016

Major League Baseball is nearing the trade deadline. Teams have until 4 p.m. ET on Monday to either acquire players to boost their rosters for the stretch run or trade away veterans in preparation for the future.

Plenty of big names are expected to be involved in trades, and the transactions have started to come through. One of the biggest trades of this cycle occurred on Sunday morning, when the Indians announced a trade for Yankees reliever Andrew Miller. In return, New York received four players, including high-end prospects Clint Frazier and pitcher Justus Sheffield.

Earlier in the week, the Cubs dangled their young prospects as bait to acquire flamethrowing pitcher Aroldis Chapman from the Yankees, who have continued to sell as they fall behind in the AL East race.

Some of the more recognizable names rumored to be on the trade block include Carlos Beltran, Jonathan Lucroy and Jay Bruce.

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

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Monday (all times Eastern)

5 p.m.

• The Yankees traded Ivan Nova to the Pirates for two players to be named later.

• Francisco Liriano has been traded to the Blue Jays. (Robert Murray, Today’s Knuckleball)

• The Astros traded pitcher Josh Fields to the Dodgers for Cuban utility man Yordan Alvarez.

4:30 p.m.

• The Mets acquired Jon Niese in a deal with the Pirates. (Jon Heyman, Today’s Knuckleball)

4 p.m.

• Matt Moore is going to the Giants (Joel Sherman, on MLB Network)

• Yankees starter Ivan Nova has been traded to the Pirates. (Jon Heyman, Today’s Knuckleball)

• Max Wotell will go to the Reds in the Jay Bruce deal. (Jonathan Mayo,

• The Rangers got Jonathan Lucroy and Jeremy Jeffress for Lewis Brinson and Louis Ortiz. (T.R. Sullivan,

• Twins pitchers Ricky Nolasco and Alex Meyer are headed to the Angels for Hector Santiago. (Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports)

3:50 p.m.

• The Twins are trading for Angels reliever Hector Santiago. (Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports)

3:45 p.m.

• The Rangers are getting Jonathan Lucroy. (Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports)

• Joey Gallo would be the centerpiece of the Jonathan Lucroy deal between the Brewers and Rangers, should it go down. (Jeff Passan, Yahoo! Sports)

• Houston will receive Guadalupe Chavez in exchange for Feldman. (Jeff Passan, Yahoo! Sports)

3:40 p.m.

• Jay Bruce to the Mets is done. Dilson Herrera will go the Reds. (Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports)

• The Astros traded righthander Scott Feldman to the Blue Jays (Brian McTaggart,

• The Dodgers will acquire Jesse Chavez from the Blue Jays (Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports)

3:30 p.m.

• The Mets are out of the running for Jonathan Lucroy but are nearing the completion of the Jay Bruce trade. (Buster Olney, ESPN)

3:15 p.m.

• The Yankees will now try to trade Ivan Nova. (Joel Sherman, New York Post)

• Pittsburgh, San Francisco and the Dodgers are all in on Matt Moore. (Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports)

3 p.m.

• The Reds could get 19-year-old lefthander Max Wotell from the Mets in the Jay Bruce trade. (Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports)

• The Rangers will have an easier time parting with Joey Gallo should the Beltran trade go through. (Tom Haudricort, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)

2:50 p.m.

• The Indians have acquired Brandon Guyer from the Rays for prospects.

• Dillon Tate would head from the Rangers to the Yankees in a Carlos Beltran deal. (Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports)

2:40 p.m.

• Carlos Beltran will go to either the Rangers or Indians. A trade is likely. (Mark Feinsand, New York Daily News)

2:30 p.m.

• The Giants will reliever Will Smith from the Royals for Phil Bickford and Andrew Susac. (Jeff Passan, Yahoo! Sports)

2:15 p.m.

1:50 p.m.

• A medical concern is holding up the Jay Bruce deal. (Jerry Crasnick, ESPN)

​• The Rangers are taking a look at Braves reliever Jim Johnson. (Joel Sherman, New York Post)

1:40 p.m.

• The Marlins are trading pitcher Colin Rea back to the Padres after the righty left his start with an elbow injury this weekend. (Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports)

1:30 p.m.

• The White Sox are not having discussions with the Dodgers regarding Yasiel Puig. (Bob Nightengale, USA Today)

• The Cubs are talking with the Angels regarding reliever Joe Smith. (Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports)

• Minnesota and Toronto are discussing an Ervin Santana deal. (Jon Morosi, Fox Sports

• Boston is not talking with Chicago about Chris Sale. (Joel Sherman, New York Post)

• The Dodgers have acquired Rich Hill and Josh Reddick in exchange for a three-player package.

• L.A. could now move Yasiel Puig. (Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports)

• In a reliever swap, Minnesota traded Fernando Abad to Boston in exchange for Pat Light.

• The Mets are unlikely to land catcher Jonathan Lucroy. Talks are on “life support.” (Jon Heyman, Today’s Knuckleball)

12:40 p.m.

• The haul for Jay Bruce is Brandon Nimmo and two low-level prospects. (Joel Sherman, New York Post)

• San Francisco and Texas tried to call Cincinnati with last-minute offers for Jay Bruce. (Jeff Passan, Yahoo! Sports)

• The Mets are talking to the Braves about reliever Jim Johnson. (Joel Sherman, New York Post)

• Rich Hill and the A’s are unlikely to reach an extension. (Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports)

• The Yankees have not approached Brian McCann about waiving his no-trade clause. (Billy Witz, The New York Times)

12:30 p.m.

• Cincinnati and New York are now “closing in” on a Jay Bruce deal. (Buster Olney, ESPN)

Nimmo is part of the Mets’ package. (Tim Brown, Yahoo! Sports)

• The White Sox are asking for Yasiel Puig in any trade with the Dodgers. (Buster Olney, ESPN)


• The Mets are interested in Rays utility man Steve Pearce. (Jon Morosi, Fox Sports)

• Atlanta wants the Yankees to eat money in a potential Brian McCann trade, and lower their asking price. (Mark Bowman,

11:30 a.m.

• Though Boston is trying trying, a Chris Sale trade between the White Sox and Red Sox is unlikely. (Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports)

• Boston is not offering Yoan Moncada, the top prospect in baseball, in the trade. Its package is headed by Andrew Benintendi and Eduardo Rodriguez. (Phil Rogers,

• The Mets are “cautiously optimistic” they will strike a deal for Reds outfielder Jay Bruce. (Bon Klapisch, Bergen Record)

• Confirming previous reports, Rockies outfielders Carlos Gonzalez and Charlie Blackmon are not likely to be traded. (Jon Morosi, Fox Sports)

• Houston is in the market for a catcher. (Jon Heyman, Today’s Knuckleball)

• The Giants and Rays continue to discuss lefthander Matt Moore, but Tampa Bay is looking for two top prospects in return, which San Francisco does not want to give. (Jerry Crasnick, ESPN)

• The Dodgers are still in on Matt Moore. (Jon Heyman, Today’s Knuckleball)

10 a.m.

• The Mariners are nearing a deal to acquire Reds shortstop Zack Cozart. (Bob Dutton, Tacoma News Tribune)

9 a.m.

• The Mets remain in active discussions with the Reds on trading for Jay Bruce. (Jon Morosi, Fox Sports)

• The Reds’ talks with the Dodgers and Giants about Bruce have stalled. (Jayson Stark, ESPN)

8 a.m.

• The Reds have found a trade partner on Jay Bruce and are expected to work out a deal with a National League team on Monday morning. The team acquiring Bruce is not the Dodgers. (Bob Nightengale, USA Today)

• Bruce has now been pursued by every team, with the possible exception of the Rays. (Jon Heyman, FanRag)

​• Signs indicate Bruce will in fact be traded after being on the market for a year, though the Reds could still wait until winter to complete a deal if they don’t receive an offer they like. (Chris Cotillo, SB Nation)

​• The Giants, Mets and Indians are all interested in Bruce. (Jon Heyman, FanRag)

• The Giants are also looking at acquiring starters and relievers, paying particular interest to Rays lefthander Matt Moore. (Jon Heyman, FanRag)

• The Rangers, Dodgers and Red Sox are most actively pursuing White Sox pitcher Chris Sale, though there is still no guarantee he is traded at the deadline. (Jon Heyman, FanRag)

• Multiple teams have inquired about catchers Kurt Suzuki, Derek Norris and Jonathan Lucroy. (Jon Heyman, FanRag)

• The Dodgers, Rangers, Brewers, White Sox, Giants, Yankees and Rays could all be very active before Monday’s deadline. (Jon Heyman, FanRag)

• The Astros, Red Sox, Royals, Twins, Athletics and Blue Jays are also among the teams most likely to be involved in trades. (Buster Olney, ESPN)

• Players most likely to be traded include Jonathan Lucroy, Steve Pearce, Joe Smith and Jay Bruce. (Joel Sherman, New York Post)

• The Cubs are continuing to look for a controllable starting pitcher, and will not overpay for a lefthanded-hitting left fielder with Jorge Soler expected back from the disabled list soon. (Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports)


11:20 p.m.

• The Yankees and Pirates are progressing on a trade that would send Nathan Eovaldi to Pittsburgh for a package headed by Steven Brault. (Mike Ortiz, Bleacher Report)

• San Francisco is in pursuit of Rays lefthander Matt Moore. (Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports)

11 p.m.

• The Mets still believe they’re in the running for Jonathan Lucroy and Jay Bruce. (Marc Carig, Newsday)

10 p.m.

• The Yankees have not yet found a trade they like, but rivals believe they will deal Carlos Beltran. (Jon Heyman, Today’s Knuckleball)

9 p.m.

• The Padres may have to wait for Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy to be traded before dealing their backstop, Derek Norris. (Jon Heyman, Today’s Knuckleball)

• The Red Sox are “long shots” to land Carlos Beltran. Yankees ownership is not interested in helping out Boston. (Jon Heyman, Today’s Knuckleball)

7:45 p.m.

• The Astros, Red Sox, Rangers and Indians are all discussing Carlos Beltran with the Yankees. (Buster Olney, ESPN) Nothing is close, however. (Joel Sherman, New York Post)

• It’s doubtful the Diamondbacks and Daniel Hudson reach an extension before the deadline. (Chris Cotillo, SB Nation)

6:45 p.m.

• Wade Miley is going to the Orioles, pending a physical. (Jon Heyman, Today’s Knuckleball)

• Lefthander Ariel Miranda will go to Seattle. (Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports)

6:30 p.m.

• Toronto is still in play for Phillies starter Jeremy Hellickson. (Chris Cotillo, SB Nation)

• The Orioles and Mariners have progressed in talks regarding Wade Miley. (Jon Heyman, Today’s Knuckleball)

• Boston’s asking price for Clay Buchholz is too high for the Marlins’ liking. (Jon Heyman, Today’s Knuckleball)

• The A’s and southpaw Rich Hill, who is still being shopped, are discussing a contract extension. (Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports)

5:45 p.m.

• Rangers youngster Joey Gallo is “likely” involved in trade discussions with the Brewers regarding Jonathan Lucroy. (TR Sullivan,

• Baltimore is inquiring about Mariners pitcher Wade Miley. (Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports)

• The Dodgers are still trying to move outfielder Yasiel Puig. (Jon Heyman, Today’s Knuckleball)

• Some teams would like the Yankees to pay some of Carlos Beltran’s contract int he event of a trade. New York hasn’t seen anything “that interesting.” (Jon Heyman, Today’s Knuckleball)

4:45 p.m.

• The Braves insist they will not trade Julio Teheran. (Jon Morosi, Fox Sports)

• Echoing an earlier report, the Mets are no longer in the running for Jonathan Lucroy. (Jon Heyman, Today’s Knuckleball

• The back-end of the Padres’ bullpen is drawing interest around the league, but due to the valuable contracts the arms are signed to, the asking price is high. (AJ Cassavell,

• Reds outfielder Jay Bruce is a healthy scratch today. There is no trade yet, with eight teams interested. (Bob Nightengale, USA Today)

4:15 p.m.

• Milwaukee and Texas are in “serious” discussions over Lucroy. (Jeff Wilson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

• The Diamondbacks are receiving “a ton” of interest in 25-year-old southpaw Patrick Corbin. (Nick Piecoro, Arizona Republic)

• Padres catcher Derek Norris is drawing interest from the Rangers, Astros and Brewers. (Jon Heyman, Today’s Knuckleball)

• The Rockies won’t move Carlos Gonzalez or Charlie Blackmon. (Jon Heyman, Today’s Knuckleball

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