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MLB non-waiver trade deadline: live thread



Will the Phillies general manager make any moves to bolster the roster before the MLB non-waiver trade deadline?

The non-waiver trade deadline arrives for the 30 clubs of Major League Baseball at 4:00pm EDT on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. In case you haven’t checked your calendar or been paying close attention, that would happen to be today.

The Philadelphia Phillies have been linked to a variety of potential trade targets in recent days. We have highlighted a number of those here at Phillies Nation: Chris Archer of the Tampa Bay Rays, Andrew McCutchen of the San Francisco Giants, Jose Bautista of the New York Mets, and Curtis Granderson of the Toronto Blue Jays among them.

Will Phillies general manager Matt Klentak pull the trigger on any deals to help improve his National League East Division-leading roster before the deadline arrives?

As the afternoon unfolds, we’ll keep you updated right here by updating this piece with the latest information regarding any Phillies and MLB rumors that break across the internet, as well as any trades that are officially announced. Check back in regularly for those updates.

LATEST UPDATE WAS AT 2:55PM EDT

THIS WAS a first attempt at a “Live” continuously updated thread on the day of the MLB non-waiver trade deadline. Had to cut it off a little early due to personal considerations, but we’ll be back next year, ready to go right down to the last minute and beyond. Hope you enjoyed if you were following along.

PHILLIES DEAL DONE

Per Yahoo’s MLB columnist Jeff Passan: “Sources: Phillies and Rays are deep into talks on a deal for Wilson Ramos.

MLB Network insider Joel Sherman followed up just moments later with more details:

MLB RUMOR MILL

ORIOLES READY TO DROP A DEADLINE BOMB?

Per ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick, the Baltimore Orioles are “closing in on another deal.” Chris Cotillo with MassLive.com speculates that Dylan Bundy, Kevin Gausman, Mychal Givens, Danny Valencia among the potential candidates. However, MASN’s Sara Perlman says that Adam Jonesis staying put. He will be an Oriole after 4pm today.Dan Connolly covers the O’s for The Athletic and at 2:40pm EDT tweeted: “Orioles are close enough along with another trade that medicals are being reviewed. You know how that goes. Don’t know names. I just know it isn’t Jones.

Cincinnati Reds believed to be aggressively trying to deal starting pitcher Matt Harvey today. However, MLB.com executive reporter Mark Feinsand tweets out: “Source tells me there’s been “limited” movement on Matt Harvey today. Still might get traded, but it’s not a certainty.

Per Washington Nationals insider Chelsea Janes, GM Mike Rizzo has stated his club will not move Bryce Harper before the deadline: “Bryce is not going anywhere. I believe in this team.

The San Francisco Giants reportedly will not deal McCutchen. He is in their starting lineup for today’s game per USA Today sports Bob Nightengale.

OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED TRADES

Seattle Mariners have finalized a deal to acquire Cameron Maybin from Miami Marlins per Mariner’s beat writer Ryan Divish.

Arizona Diamondbacks acquire reliever Brad Ziegler from Miami Marlins for a lesser pitching prospect.

Cleveland Indians acquire outfielder Leonys Martin and minor league pitcher Kyle Dowdy from the Detroit Tigers for infielder Willi Castro.

Tampa Bay Rays acquire outfielder Tommy Pham from the Saint Louis Cardinals for a pair of mid-level minor league prospects.

Long time Rangers star Ian Kinsler was dealt from the LA Angels to the Red Sox, and could be in lineup vs Phillies on Tuesday night.

Pittsburgh Pirates acquire reliever Keone Kela from Texas Rangers for prospect pitcher Taylor Hearn and a PTBNL.

Boston Red Sox acquire second baseman Ian Kinsler from Los Angeles Angels for two lower level prospects.

Atlanta Braves acquire outfielder Adam Duvall from Cincinnati Reds for Matt Wisler, Preston Tucker, Lucas Sims.

Houston Astros acquire reliever Roberto Osuna from Toronto Blue Jays for Ken Giles and two minor league pitchers.

New York Yankees acquire pitcher Lance Lynn from Minnesota Twins for first baseman Tyler Austin a prospect pitcher.

Seattle Mariners acquire a pair of pitchers: Zach Duke from Minnesota and Adam Warren from Yankees. Give up two lesser prospects to Twins, international slot money to Yanks.

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