MLB trade rumors and news for July 16th, 2017 – MLB Daily Dish

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Good morning baseball fans! Fasten your seat belts everyone, because we’re about to go full throttle until the deadline.

What’s going on in baseball today? Rumors, rumors and more rumors.

Here’s the latest from around the National League East. The Nationals opted to release veteran reliever Francisco Rodriguez. Houston is interested in Detroit left-hander Justin Wilson. After missing out on Jose Quintana, the Braves are seeking other controllable starters. Milwaukee signed Jeanmar Gomez. Arizona is seeking outfield depth and has expressed interest in J.D. Martinez. White Sox prospect Zack Burdi is set to undergo Tommy John surgery. The Indians are evaluating Sonny Gray and seem to be the latest team connected to the starter. Joe Ross will undergo Tommy John surgery and be out for the remainder of the season as a result. The Astros are “doing background work” on Jeff Samardzija. Nate Karns is out for the remainder of the year after undergoing shoulder surgery. The Nationals are attempting to acquire Athletics relievers Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle. Pablo Sandoval, who the Red Sox recently released, is interested in joining the Giants again. Atlanta is interested in Jurickson Profar, according to FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman. It seems the Cubs are unlikely to trade for Sonny Gray, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.

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