MLB trade deadline tracker: Rumors, deals from Monday around baseball

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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:

Oakland Athletics get: LHP Mike Minor

Texas Rangers get: Two players to be named later

Instant analysis: Minor, an All-Star in 2019, has struggled this season (0-5, 5.60 ERA) but turned in six shutout innings against the Dodgers his last time out. Oakland’s rotation has been up and down so far, and hasn’t getting the expected production from Frankie Montas or Mike Fiers. It’s a low-risk, high-reward move for the Athletics, who have the second-best record in the American League.

Texas should have dealt Minor last season when his value was at its peak.

San Diego gets Clevinger

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