MLB Rumors: Rays Open to Trading Blake Snell

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Blake Snell has been the face of the Rays in recent years, but Tampa Bay's ace could reportedly be on the move before 2021.

Tampa Bay is "open to the idea of trading Snell," according to MLB.com's Mark Feinsand. Snell is reportedly not being "actively shopped" but the Rays could benefit from a deal that relieves them of his contract. Snell has three years and $39 million remaining on his deal. 

Snell, 27, won the American League Cy Young in 2018 as he posted a 1.89 ERA. He sports a career 3.24 ERA in 108 starts over the last five seasons, all with the Rays. 

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