MLB trade deadline tracker: Blue Jays land Robbie Ray – Monday's rumors, deals

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Major League Baseball’s trade deadline is set for 4 p.m. on Monday, a month later than usual due to the COVID-19-shortened 2020 season.

We’ve already seen a number of deals go down in recent weeks – including a flurry on Sunday – but now teams around the league only have a few more hours to decide how they want to attack the final month of the season.

With eight playoff spots in each league, almost everybody is in contention and it will be fascinating to watch who decides to buy and sell on Monday.

Keep it here all day for updates and analysis from around the league:

Toronto Blue Jays get: LHP Robbie Ray

Arizona Diamondbacks get: LHP Travis Bergen

Instant analysis: Days after acquiring Taijuan Walker, Toronto further bolstered its rotation with a trade for Ray. The 28-year-old lefty has always struggled with control – leading the majors with 31 walks in 31 innings this year – but has electric stuff and racks up strikeouts at a high rate. His 2020 has been miserable so far (1-4, 7.84 ERA in seven starts) but Toronto is taking a high-upside risk here. 

Ray, a free agent after the season, joins a rotation featuring Hyun Jin Ryu, Tanner Roark, Walker and Chase Anderson – with top prospect Nate Pearson expected to return from injury some time in the near future.

Oakland Athletics get: LHP Mike Minor

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